Author Ryan Estrada has been thrown from a moving train, was almost eaten by lions, and was even set on fire. But the scariest thing he's ever had to do? Tell those stories on stage. How did he go from nervous in front of a crowd to a three-time Moth StorySlam winner who turns his stage performances into comics? In Continue Reading
Join us in the A2AC Gallery for a conversation with curators Gina Balibrera, Alana DeRiggi, and Lee Nowell-Wilson, as well as A2AC Exhibitions Director Thea A. Eck. Learn how the show was created and dive deeper into the diverse theme of motherhood percolating through the artwork and writing pieces.
Learn how cartoonists use drawings, panel size, and crazy sound effects to immerse their readers in the story! Cartoonists Anne and Jerzy Drozd (Science Comics: Rockets) will lead you in an interactive discussion on some of the fundamental comics storytelling principles, after which you’ll be invited to create a short comics story of your own! free | Studio 201 | Continue Reading
Join the A2AC as we celebrate Make Music Ann Arbor, a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts by professional and amateur musicians across the city. Performances: 1pm - 1:30pm - Rajeev Kalamdani (amateur saxophonist focusing on Indian semi classical music played to the accompaniment of electronic tabla and tanpura) 2pm - Continue Reading
Join us for the opening night of Wavelengths in the A2AC Gallery, an exhibition that explores the art and science of color through the lens of 5 visionary artists. This event coincides with the opening celebration of the A2AC Color Shop, a vibrant, color-filled wonderland where art and shopping unite in a unique summer pop-up event.
The A2AC Shop will be transformed into a color-filled space this summer! Immerse yourself in a vibrant, color-filled wonderland where art and shopping unite in a unique summer pop-up event. Discover a carefully curated collection of artworks by talented local artists, each piece celebrating the beauty and power of a specific color. This reception will coincide with the Opening Reception Continue Reading
Join us outside the A2AC Color Shop on August 5th during Ann Arbor Pride Festival to make colorful bracelets or keychains for you, your best pal, partner, or favorite family member! Free/$5 suggested donation includes 3 string cords for either bracelets or keychains, with 25% of the proceeds being donated to the Ann Arbor Pride (Jim Toy Community Center). All Continue Reading
Join us on August 11 with your best pal, significant other, or favorite family member to draw your own succulent pots! This is a drop-in event that takes place outside the A2AC Color Shop. Admission Fee: $15 (including one pot and one succulent). Markers and basic drawing supplies will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, we will move Continue Reading
A2AC PlayLab is a new no-fee family program in the A2AC Gallery. Join us Sunday, August 13, for the “Colors in the Jungle” storytime program with Ann Arbor storyteller Laura Raynor, then stay and create a sound and color-based art project. This program is best for ages 3-6, alongside their caregivers. A2AC PlayLab is free, and pre-registration is required. Limit Continue Reading
Join us in the A2AC Gallery for a conversation with the artists from Wavelengths alongside A2AC Exhibitions Director and curator Thea A. Eck. Learn more about each artist's studio practice and how the use of color adds complexity or simplicity to their design practice. Coffee and tea will be available and are generously provided by our neighbors at Hyperion Coffee Continue Reading