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Ann Arbor Arts Festival | 24950 Dover Ave

Aug 3, 2024 (UTC-5)
Ann Arbor
Experience a convergence of diverse arts at the Ann Arbor Arts Festival, where creativity takes center stage, inspiring meaningful exchanges of ideas. This renowned event, held at 24950 Dover Avenue in Redford Charter Township, offers a platform for artists to showcase their talents and for visitors to immerse themselves in a world of artistic expression. The festival, scheduled for August 3, 2024, promises a day filled with vibrant displays, cultural richness, and the opportunity to engage with the local art scene. Tickets are priced at $38, providing access to a captivating display of creativity and innovation. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness a blend of artistic styles and perspectives, all coming together to celebrate the power of creativity.

Mike Han: United By Design X Detroit Month of Design 2023 | PLAYGROUND DETROIT Gallery

Sep 2, 2023 (UTC-5)ENDED
Ann Arbor
The United by Design exhibition, featuring artist and designer Mike Han, is set to take place during the Detroit Month of Design 2023. Han's creative practice, influenced by his Korean heritage, graffiti, and modern design, will be showcased at the PLAYGROUND DETROIT Gallery from September 2nd to September 30th. The exhibition marks the debut of Han's Detroit gallery show, where he will present his sustainable lifestyle brand, The House of Han. With a focus on creating without harming the environment, Han aims to add value to people's lives through his art and product brand. The exhibition will feature various design collaborations, including 3D printed tables with Haddy, a rug collection with Gardner-White Furniture, and a new modular wall art system developed with Leon Speakers. Han will also exhibit recent collaborations with SEE Eyewear, CultureVerse, and Detroitissimi. The United by Design exhibition will highlight Han's work in fashion, furniture, and painting, showcasing his commitment to sustainability and his exploration of heritage. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Korean immigrants, Han's artwork is a meditative practice that seeks to connect with people and the planet, while also contemplating sustainability. The exhibition is part of the Detroit Month of Design, which aims to unite and highlight the city's design community.

A City's Conscience:The Life and Career of Josephine Gomon - In-Person (Ann Arbor) | Detroit Observatory at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Sep 14, 2023 (UTC-5)ENDED
Ann Arbor
Join the presentation titled "A City's Conscience: The Life and Career of Josephine Gomon" to learn about the incredible journey of Josephine Fellows Gomon. A native of Ann Arbor and a University of Michigan alum, Gomon made a significant impact on Detroit, Michigan, and social justice in the United States. Michelle McClellan, the Johanna Meijer Magoon Principal Archivist at the Bentley Historical Library, will shed light on Gomon's life and work, focusing on women's roles in the early and mid-20th century. This event will delve into Gomon's involvement in the birth control movement and her role as the director of women personnel at the Willow Run bomber plant during World War II. Gomon was hailed as "the City's Conscience" by the Detroit Free Press. McClellan, an accomplished historian with a Ph.D. in American history from Stanford University, will provide valuable insights into Gomon's contributions. This in-person event will be held at the Detroit Observatory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on September 14, 2023, at 7:00 pm. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the Observatory, weather permitting. Admission is free, and registration is required for virtual attendance. Don't miss this chance to delve into the remarkable life and career of Josephine Gomon.

The Vessel as a Metaphor: An Artist Talk by Ebitenyefa Baralaye | Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown

Oct 21, 2023 (UTC-5)ENDED
Ann Arbor
Join us for an enlightening artist talk by Ebitenyefa Baralaye, a skilled artist and educator from Detroit. Baralaye's captivating work delves into the realm of cultural translations in clay, exploring the diverse dimensions of objects, text, and symbols through a diaspora lens. His artistic expression encompasses spiritual and material translations, expertly combining craft and design aesthetics. With a background in ceramics from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Baralaye's talent has been showcased both nationally and internationally. His thought-provoking pieces have graced esteemed galleries such as Friedman Benda Gallery in New York, David Klein Gallery in Detroit, Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and the Korea Ceramic Foundation in Icheon. This special event, titled "The Vessel as a Metaphor: An Artist Talk by Ebitenyefa Baralaye," is presented in collaboration with Stamps Gallery, UMMA, and AADL. It is held in conjunction with the compelling exhibition "Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina," currently on display at UMMA from August 26, 2023, to January 7, 2024. The event takes place on October 21, 2023, at the Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown, located at 343 South 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. This event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate world of artistic expression and cultural exploration. Admission is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the U-M Arts Initiative. Don't miss this exceptional event that promises to inspire and captivate.

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