Ann Arbor Women Artists Fall 2017 Juried Exhibition

Now through November 28, 2017 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit and Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Ann Arbor Women Artists present their Fall 2017 Juried Exhibition. The public is invited to attend the artists' reception on Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. At 7:00 PM, juror, B. B. Winslow, will give a talk and present the awards.

Ann Arbor Women Artists is a non-profit organization open to all visual artists 18 and older that has approximately 330+ members with connections to Ann Arbor, Michigan, ranging from beginning to professional artists. The purpose of the AAWA is to stimulate creative expression and sharing among its members in order to continually raise the quality of the art produced.

Run as a volunteer organization, members exhibit their work in several different juried and non-juried exhibition spaces throughout the year. The organization also offers workshops and monthly events, including presentations by artists and others in the art field who speak on a wide variety of topics. Additional creative opportunities include plein air sessions, life drawing studios, holiday art & craft shows, and many social events.

Viewpoints: Photographs by Gwendolyn Roth

Now through September 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Uncovering our world's unfound joy and beauty fuels my passion for photography. Photography caught my heart when I since received my very first point and shoot camera on my twelfth birthday, back in the days of film. I embraced the enlightening transition from film to digital and have not looked back since making the leap. A strong family art background, a BLA degree from Michigan State University, and a lifetime of experience have built the foundation upon which my artistry rests. I devote my free time to photography whenever I can.

Viewpoints is a collection of images for solo exhibition that showcases a transformative adventure that uplifts, encourages, or surprises the viewer and promotes a peaceful atmosphere. The exhibition is arranged in a series of smaller grouped themes which, when taken as a whole, presents our little world in a rejuvenating light. Each piece represents who I am, where I've been, and what inspires me, communicated by an honest, up close and personal photographic style. The common thread connecting the images is a restorative viewpoint of the world, no matter how big or small that world is.

Origami with Beth Johnson

Tuesday October 17, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn to create origami with local designer Beth Johnson. Beth has exhibited her work and spoken about origami around the world.

To see more of her designs, visit her website.

Origami with Beth Johnson

Tuesday September 19, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Learn to create origami with local designer Beth Johnson. Beth has exhibited her work and spoken about origami around the world.

To see more of her designs, browse her website

View Points

Now through July 27, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Paintings in various media from the UM Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section

This fifth annual exhibition at the Mallets Creek Library features paintings from the Painting Section members of the University of Michigan’s Faculty Women’s Club, covering a large variety of styles and media. Each artist represents her own unique “View Point” on what she sees in the world.

The group started in 1929, creating award winning pieces. The artists learn from each other at weekly paint gatherings in their homes. Shows of their works have been displayed for the past 45 years at venues in the greater Ann Arbor area, including art fairs, UM art galleries, banks, churches, and libraries.

The members of this group strive to enrich the cultural life of the Ann Arbor area by raising awareness of, and by encouraging active participation in, the visual arts.

Drawing from Your Imagination with David Zinn

Thursday June 29, 2017: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm -- in front of the Downtown Library

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Join beloved Ann Arbor artist David Zinn to learn sidewalk art techniques using colored chalk.

This event will take place on the sidewalk outside of the entrance to the Downtown Library.

In the case of bad weather, the event will move to the Multi-Purpose Room.

2017 AIA Honors Award Exhibit

Now through June 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

The 2017 AIA Honor Awards exhibit consists of twenty-five projects displayed on photo panels, designed by registered Architects practicing in the Huron Valley Chapter area (Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties) that were submitted to an independent jury for consideration. Five of the projects were selected by the jury to receive a merit-based Honor Award for the demonstration of skill and sensitivity in the resolution of aesthetic, functional, and technical requirements, and/or the advancement of the contemporary understanding of architecture.

The goal of the Honor Awards Program is to enhance public awareness of architecture through the advocacy of quality design and to recognize excellence and leadership of architects in the Huron Valley area.

Saline Painters Guild Fall Exhibit

October 29, 2017 through December 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Saline Painters Guild is a group of painters who work in water, oil and acrylic media. The group’s mission is to encourage creative expression and camaraderie among painters; conduct demonstrations, critiques and workshops; and promote awareness of fine art through juried and non-juried exhibitions.

Ann Arbor Public Schools 2017 Student Art Exhibit

Now through May 28, 2017 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit and Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases and Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Each year Ann Arbor Public Schools showcases the work and developing artistic talents of their students.

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional art of various media will be on display. Come enjoy the wonderfully creative projects of the students of the kindergarten through fifth grade art classes.

The artwork is located all over the building - including in the youth department!

Marvelous Monet

Tuesday August 15, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 3-8

French artist Claude Monet was one of the forefathers of Impressionism. Come learn about Monet and his life, and then paint an impressionist-style painting of your own!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

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