Press release: Off The Screen (March 10-March 25)

For more information contact Megan Winkel, (734) 926-4130


Ann Arbor, MI (February 20, 2017) ­— The Ann Arbor Art Center presents a moving images exhibition, called Off the Screen!, March 10-25 in partnership with the 55th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

This community partnership exhibition opens with a kick-off party on March 10, 6:00-9:00pm in the 117 Gallery of the Ann Arbor Art Center, 117 West Liberty Street, with refreshments by Logan Restaurant. It wraps up with a closing party on March 25, 3:00-5:00pm with refreshments by White Lotus Farms. Both events are free and open to the public.

As a program of the film festival’s intermedia series, Off the Screen! uses Art Center galleries as alternate environments for cinema-related creation and experimentation. Artists’ work in this exhibition comes from Ann Arbor, Detroit, Nashville, Taiwan, and Turkey and brings into the Art Center meditative installations that spur interaction or introspection. At the Art Center, these works will be installed in both a blacked out second floor 117 Gallery and in the Aquarium Gallery, the Ashley Street-facing window micro gallery.

Art Center galleries director Megan Winkel says, “this exhibition, rich in sound and visual design, immerses visitors in an experience that requires stillness and a willingness to actively engage and that evokes drifting self-reflections on current event in the US. It is also a wonderful opportunity for us to continue collaborating with our colleagues and friends at the film festival.”

For more information about the exhibition visit Off The Screen’s official page.

Learn more about the Ann Arbor Film Festival, which runs March 21-26, 2017.

About the Ann Arbor Art Center

For 107 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission is to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, and exhibition, and to expand perspectives and ignite growth in students, artists, and the community. In this work we aspire to be a gathering place that serves artists and the community in four distinct, yet related ways: Exhibition, Retail, Education, and Community Engagement.

Related links:

Facebook kick-off party event page

Facebook closing reception event page

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The opening reception’s refreshments provided by