Monthly Archives: June 2018

Lorraine Kolasa: Sanctuary Featured Artist

Featured artist, Lorraine Kolasa, has her piece, "Arachne, I'm Sorry" in our 117 Gallery as part of our current exhibition, Sanctuary. Check them out from now until July 14. Bio:  A Metro-Detroit native, Lorraine Kolasa graduated with a BFA from Eastern Michigan University, with a concentration in jewelry/metalsmithing. Textile crafts have long been a hobby…

5 Reasons to Check out Sanctuary

Sanctuary, now on view at the Ann Arbor Art Center, was curated by the founders of Ypsi Alloy Studios, Ilana Houten, Elize Jekabson and Jessica Tenbusch. You can see it at the 117 Gallery (on our second floor) until July 14, 2018. In case you need a reason to check out this impressive show, we came…

Sanctuary Featured Artist: Will Cares

Sanctuary features the artwork of 15 artists from Ypsi Alloy Studios. It is now on view in the 117 Gallery from now until July 14. Will Cares has several pieces in the exhibition exploring the theme of "sanctuary." Bio:  Will Cares is an artist, art teacher, musician, and writer. His work has been exhibited at…

Featured Artist – Olivia Maldonado

We spoke with Olivia Maldonado, the 17 year old artist behind our brand new mural (located in the back of our building - facing the Republic Parking Lot). After beginning her work in March, Maldonado recently completed the mural that pays homage to Ann Arbor, with plenty of Easter eggs for everyone to find. Maldonado…

Straight Up Summer Fling: Ellen Sherman

Straight Up will be switching things up this summer! We'll be popping in three locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, showcasing three artists, featuring live DJ performances, and free art-making workshops. PART 1 of our Straight Up Summer Fling series happens on Wednesday, June 27 from 7 PM to 10 PM at Ann Arbor Distilling…