Creative Voice got the chance to see the inaugural exhibition of the new Stamps Gallery titled Pathways on March 10th. We spoke with the students whose work was displayed about their work and what it means to them.
On the 29th of January, the Art Alliance held “The pARTy”, their annual signature event and benefit, where they celebrated the extraordinary contributions of four amazing individuals and a foundation. We got a chance to interview them on what inspires them to do these things and the importance of arts to society.
Eating the Pig is a poem written by Donald Hall after a now-famous literary dinner party in which poets, artists and a future film maker all gathered around to eat a roasted pig in 1974. This exhibit shares pictures taken of that dinner as well as paintings and drawings by Sarah Innes, a local artist, who attended the dinner. Sarah’s paintings were inspired by both the dinner and her visit with Donald Hall in 2015 and lead to the making of the exhibit.
Last weekend, on October 8th and 9th, 40 film crews set out to create a film in 24 hours for the Ypsi 24 Hour Film Shootout. 25 of those completed films were chosen to be screened on Friday, October 14th and the winners of the contest were announced and given their awards. Creative Voice attended this event to talk with some of the filmmakers and see what they thought of the process.
Featuring ten exhibition pavilions, the Ann Arbor Art Center’s POP-X festival aims to add some creative, inspirational, and interactive art experiences for the public to enjoy. POP-X is a ten day festival that runs from September 22nd to October 1st that is free and open to the public.
University Musical Society (UMS) and Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark hosted the Falling Up and Getting Down event on Sunday at the Ann Arbor Skatepark. People were able to watch the melding of professional skateboarders and jazz musicians live as they showed how improvisation is used in creating unique styles for both artists and athletes.
Spearheaded by ARTLAB J, the festival provides an opportunity for performers to come together and share their experience with dance. From dance workshops, public performances, and the Dance Film Fest, both the public and participants could view the art of dance in multiple forms.
Four Detroit artists (Tyree Guyton, Olayami Dabis, Carlos Nielbock, and Bob Sestok) spoke at an open panel on how they got into art, their experiences, and their inspirations at the Shop Talk with The Social Club event. People from all walks of life got a chance to listen to these great artists in the open air, surrounded by the art of The Heidelberg Project.
The Sidewalk Festival featured artists performing pieces on the streets of Detroit. Dancers, musicians, and actors showcased their work and talents outdoors on non-traditional stages of alleyways and the street to make viewers think of the spaces they interact with daily in a different light.