All posts by Jeff McGinnis

White History Month, Vol. 1

One of the most provocative and politically sharp artists currently working, Tylonn J. Sawyer’s latest exhibit is sure to spark discussion among his audiences. Titled White History Month, Vol. 1, Sawyer’s collection utilizes symbols of oppression from throughout American art to examine the controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments. Sawyer’s history of work, aimed

Celebrating Happy Little Trees at Michigan’s State Parks

No, you’re not seeing things. That is Bob Ross’ face on signs all over Michigan’s state parks, specifically to promote and rebrand the state’s “prison grow” program to plant new trees with the image and catchphrase of the beloved late PBS painter. For the better part of a decade, inmates at the Michigan Department of

Raising the Bar at Circ

A program aimed at reducing the amount of “sexual and gender-based violence” faced by the University of Michigan students recently finished training the staff of Circ Bar. Raise the Bar— created in 2016 by the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center— is a program that hosts interactive workshops to educate staff on

From Trash to Treasure on Reuse Runway

SCRAP Box, Ann Arbor’s “creative reuse store” centered around inspiring its patrons toward unique and inventive ways of recycling materials, will hold its first “Reuse Runway” fashion show on October 26 as part of Briarwood Mall’s Boo Bash. This inaugural event will allow area designers to demonstrate their ability to turn materials, otherwise headed to

Kickshaw Aims to Excite and Entertain

Theatre company’s fifth season For most people in theater, the most fulfilling parts of the job comes as the show is going on— the performance, the lights, the applause. For Lynn Lammers, the founder and creative director of Kickshaw Theatre in Ann Arbor, some of her most rewarding experiences come after the show ends. “The