Love Has a Thousand Shapes

Love has a thousand shapes Ann Arbor Art Center 117 Gallery Exhibition Gallery

Love Has a Thousand Shapes

September 28 – October 27, 2018

Curator: Andrew Thompson



Friday, October 12 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free | Drop-in event | 21+ | Facebook Event Page

Start your weekend at the Art Center with an after-work drink and some fun art-making inspired by the current exhibit, Love Has a Thousand Shapes.

Presented in partnership with Literati Bookstore.
Beverages provided by O&W Inc.


In Virginia Woolf’s ‘To The Lighthouse’ the character Lily Briscoe struggles to create and complete her landscape painting of the Ramsey family’s summer home which doubles as a portrait of the Ramsey’s themselves. In Lily’s musing about her painting, the phrase springs forth “love had a thousand shapes”. For her, the very act of making art was an act of love. A similar allegory unfolds in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Bluebeard” as the character Rabo Karabekian’s completes his final painting, a masterwork of love.

The exhibition “Love Has a Thousand Shapes” at the Ann Arbor Art Center brings together a variety of artworks and events that explore the many manifestations of love in our diverse contemporary culture. Here are some of the ways that artists portray the experiences of love between lovers, friends, family, and with pets, places, and the past. The act of making artwork can be considered an act of love in and of itself.

Exhibiting Artists: patrick burton, Judy Bowman, Adrienne Lesperance, Justin Marshall, Scott Northrup


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