Energy Transfer

Exhibition information photo with dates and artists. Information can be found below. Artwork by Megan Heeres.

Energy Transfer

Exhibition On-view: January 28- February 24, 2023
Opening Reception: February 3, 2023, from 6 pm – 9 pm

About the Exhibition

The Ann Arbor Art Center opens its 2023 gallery season with Energy Transfer, an exhibition featuring participatory installation. Energy Transfer brings together artists Hannah Burr, Jessica Freulinghysen, Megan Heeres, and Natalia Rocafuerte: Though the concepts vary for each artist, the artwork encourages audiences to actively engage with their surroundings and leave traces in the gallery space.

This family-friendly exhibition is for all ages. A2AC’s accessible entrance is the front entrance at 117 W. Liberty St. A2AC Galleries are always free.



Friday, Feb. 3, 6pm-9pm – Opening Reception

(A2AC Gallery)

Featuring participating artists and MEMCO Djs.


Sunday, Feb. 5, 10:30am-12pm – A2AC PlayLab: Hannah Burr Gratitude Workshop

(A2AC Gallery)

A2AC PlayLab is a new monthly free family event series geared towards caregivers with young children ages 3-9 years of age.

Come see February’s interactive Main Gallery exhibition, Energy Transfer, in a kid-friendly style. Interact with the artwork and then gather as featured artist Hannah Burr leads families in a group gratitude workshop to create a block sculpture that will remain in the gallery through the exhibition.

Free parking on Sundays in downtown Ann Arbor. Limit 15 families.

About PlayLab: A2AC PlayLab is a family-based program series developed by the exhibitions department at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Occurring between January 2023 and June 2023, the series harnesses the power of art-based play to build positive social-emotional connections between children and their caregivers. The drop-in events are geared toward caregivers and young children (ages 2-9) that are free and open to the public.

A2AC PlayLab is supported by the DTE Foundation Grant

Free | RSVP Required to Attend

Sunday, Feb. 19, 11am-12pm – Exhibition Curator/Artist Talk

(A2AC Gallery)

Join Exhibitions Director Thea A. Eck and three of the featured artists in the A2AC’s Main Gallery exhibition, Energy Transfer, in this conversation concerning their practices: How energy passes back and forth between audience and art, and how the artists encourage audience participation with their art and artmaking in a more dynamic way. The A2AC’s accessible entrance is the front entrance at 117 W. Liberty St. Free: No pre-registration required. Free parking on Sundays in downtown Ann Arbor.


The 2023 A2AC Gallery Season is presented by

Exhibition Sponsor Vintage Financial