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Cultural Happenings tonight

27. June 2008 • Angela Martin-Barcelona
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There are lots of fun cultural activities happening this evening. Here’s a short list of some of the events that are going on in the area:

1) Ann Arbor Art Center – Opening Reception from 6-8p.m.
117 W. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor
A Place at the Table: Women’s Caucus for Art and the Feminist Art Project
Michigan Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) inaugural exhibition, A Place at the Table, is an all-media juried exhibition, which examines the females’ symbolic place “at the table”. The artists investigate the places they sit or are barred from sitting at in society, politics and their own personal lives. Juror Patricia Olynyk is the Director of the Graduate School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and an internationally respected artist.

2) Gallery Project – Opening Reception from 6-9p.m.
215 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor
Spirit, an exhibit featuring artists who exalt in expressing the interior space of the soul in a post-modern period of pluralism. Expression of the spiritual through works of art has been with mankind throughout civilizations, from the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico to the Lascaux caves in France. The artists chosen for “Spirit” have a common love of materials to their respective aesthetics, whether expressed through paint or sculpture. The painters focus on narrative imagery. Each body of iconography finds a unique language to explore an individualized vision of self.

3) Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ingalls Mall, Ann Arbor
6:30–6:50p.m. & 9:30-9:50p.m. – The Dream Engine: Heliosphere
Enchanting outdoor spectacle of aerialist performers suspended from a larger-than-life helium balloon.
7:00–8:00 p.m. – Bump
Fun lovin’ unique brand of intelligent art rock/pop coming to Ann Arbor from the stage at Wakarusa Festival.
8:30–9:15 p.m. & 10:00-11:00 p.m. – Serena Ryder
Juno award winner for Best New Artist, Serena plays deep, bluesy, and soulful music.

4) One Night Stand – Open Show & Sale in Saline from 8-11p.m.
Merchant Square, Downtown Saline (Northeast side of Michigan Ave.)
Local artists can bring 2-3 pieces to show (and sell). Artwork will be hung at 6p.m. Musicians are also welcome to participate in an open jam. Come enjoy music, artwork and wine.