The City of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission (AAPAC) has announced a new mural to be created at Allmendinger Park as the first artwork for a proposed Pilot Mural Program. The AAPAC seeks Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from artists or muralists interested in designing the mural in this beloved neighborhood park. The unique mural space will be the surface on the columns of the park’s shelter house. The 12 discontinuous and curvilinear surfaces will create various perspectives for the mural and will not be seen entirely from any viewpoint. Prospective artists are encouraged to visit the site before submitting and the SOQ’s must be received by Tuesday, November 15. Allmendinger Park is located on Pauline Blvd. between Hutchins and Edgewood. For more info call 734-794-6310 ext. 43730 or visit www.a2gov.org/aapachttps://www.a2gov.org/aapac
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.