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The Anton Art Center

Macomb Community College Workforce and Continuing Education Show. April 21-May 11. Portrait Show. April 26-May 23.

125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666; theartcenter.org.

 

Artcite

Through sculptures constructed with soft, playful materials, Mona Sharma’s work in the exhibit The Loss and Reclamation of Faith confronts the human penchant for unwavering faith. Through April 20.

109 University Ave. W., Windsor; 519-977-6564; artcite.ca.

 

Artspace II

The expressive self-portraits of artist Thomas Humes will be displayed in his handcrafted reclaimed-wood frames. April 2-30.

303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540; artspace2.com/artspace2.

 

Cranbrook Art Museum

The work of emerging designers, architects, and artists will be on display for the 2013 Graduate Degree Exhibition. April 21-May 12. $8 adults, $6 seniors 65+, $4 students, free for children 12 and under.

39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3300; cranbrookart.edu/museum.

 

Photograph Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat will confront the complexities of identity, gender, and power through eight video installations and two series of art photography. Public programs and an illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibit. April 7-July 7.

No admission fee for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Others: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 youth 6-17; under 5 free. (Special exhibit fees may apply for all.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; closed Mon.

5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.

 

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

The Wayne State University gallery presents the challenging and thought-provoking exhibit Hypertension. April 26-July 19.

480 W. Hancock, Detroit; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu/jacob_gallery.

 

Flint Institute of Arts

Through 50 paintings, created between 1828 and 1945, Reflection on Water in American Painting: The Phelan Collection travels through the maritime and seaside history of America, capturing every aspect of life on or in the water. Free admission, special exhibits range from $5-$7. April 6-16.

1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.

 

The Gallery Project:

Circus investigates the history, politics, and aesthetics of circuses and their performers. March 28-May 4.

215 E. Fourth St., Ann Arbor; 734-997-7012; thegalleryproject.com.

 

Lawrence Street Gallery:

Exposures: Photography ’13 is a juried competition that runs throughout April.

22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com.

 

Toledo Museum of Art:

For the first time in the region, a collection of works by indigenous Australians will be exhibited in Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art. April 12-July 14. Free admission. (Some special exhibits require purchased tickets.)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; noon-6 p.m. Sun.

2445 Monroe, Toledo; 419-255-8000; toledomuseum.org.

 

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA):

Thangkas, portable religious paintings on cloth, along with an array of religious murals, sculptures, and other portable objects will be on display to showcase the rich iconography of Buddha and Buddhist deities. Through June 9.

Admission is free, donations accepted. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 12-5 p.m. Sun.

525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu.

 

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On April 16, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute held its 34th annual dinner in support of cancer research at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac. Guests enjoyed a strolling cocktail reception, seated dinner, a raffle, a live auction, and live entertainment.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2016: April 29

From April 25-29, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. For the first time, local top chefs were paired with guest culinary stars from around the country for the ultimate collaboration at Savor Detroit. Guests enjoyed light appetizers and cocktails as well as a multi-course seated dinner. A portion of the proceeds benefited Gleaners Community Food Bank, which serves more than 500 partner agencies around southeast Michigan by providing millions of pounds of food to feed hungry neighbors. Friday's culinary collaboration featured Chef James Rigato from Mabel Gray in Hazel Park and the Root Restaurant and Bar in White Lake, and Chef Mei Lin, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 12.

Charlotte's Wings Benefit 2016

On April 30 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Charlotte's Wings, a non-profit organization which donates books to children and their families in hospital and hospice care, held their 9th annual benefit. Guests enjoyed fine dining, live music, and a silent auction.

Butterfly Foundation Open House 2016

On April 28, the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation held their spring open house at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118 in Sterling Heights, inviting the public to come and learn about the foundation and their mission to empower at-risk youth and unlock their potential through mentorship and skill-development programs based in the creative arts. Guests enjoyed light appetizers and beverages.
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