Yearly Archives: 2018

Straight Up Featured Artist: Chris Sammons

Straight Up, our monthly art pop-up is back! We're showcasing local artist, Chris Sammons. Grab a drink, groove to live music, and soak up the local art scene at Alley Bar on Monday, April 23 from 7PM-10PM.  Chris “Dokebi” Sammons is an illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Ann Arbor. Although born in Queens,…

Written Into Rock Artist Feature: Jessica Tenbusch

ARTIFACTS/ECOFACTS Bio: Jessica Tenbusch received her BFA in 2011 and MFA in 2014 from Eastern Michigan University. She was born in Metro-Detroit in 1984 and in her childhood, she was lucky to share her home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside. She has devoted her studio practice…

Re/viewing Oppression: Juliet Seignious & Ann Pearlman

Re/Viewing Oppression, a collaborative pop-up installation created by  Juliet Seignious and Ann Pearlman, is currently on display from now until April 5. Seignious and Pearlman  set out to explore themes of mass incarceration, police violence and the black experience through their individual work and through collaborative painting. Two pieces from this recent collaboration will be…

Art Now: Drawing Featured Artist – Lilian Crum

Lilian Crum is a Toronto/Detroit-based visual artist. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and previously received her HBA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. When she’s not in her studio, she works as Assistant Professor of Art and Design and is the Director of…

Ann Arbor ranked as best place to live in 2018

We've always known it! Ann Arbor has been ranked as the number 1 place to live in 2018 according to Livability.com, a publication that has been around for 30 years helping communities attract and retain residents and businesses. After appearing on their Top 100 Best Places to Live list for five years in a row, Ann Arbor finally…