Arts and Entertainment
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Anton Art Center: Wish Upon a Star, and bring one home for $5 from an exhibit of star-themed masterpieces to benefit the center’s programming. Through Jan. 16. • The Christmas Market show runs through Dec. 22, featuring pieces for sale by Michigan artists. 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666; theartcenter.org.
Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW): David Merritt “draws” musical connections in his exhibit: Shim Sham Shimmy, taking inspiration from pop music and culture. The exhibit also features sisal rope sculptures and video works. Through Jan 16. • Toronto printmaker Lucie Simons’ serigraphs are on exhibit through Jan. 30. • Shirley Williams’ highly textured atmospheric works suggest depictions of abstract landscapes and horizons. Her work is on exhibit Dec. 4-Feb. 6. 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, Ontario; 519-977-0013, artgalleryofwindsor.com.
Artspace II: Revisit the Cass Corridor of the late 1960s and early 70s creative outburst with works by artists Gordon Newton, Brenda Goodman, and Bradley Jones. Runs Dec. 1-31. 303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540; artspace2.com.
Biddle Gallery: Made in the Mitten is an ongoing multi-media exhibition of works by more than 100 Michigan artists. 2840 Biddle, Wyandotte; 734-281-4779, biddlegallery.com.
Cary Gallery: A group show features works by selected artists in various media, including encaustic, watercolor, and oil. Runs Dec. 1-31. 226 Walnut Blvd., Rochester; 248-651-3656.
Detroit Artists Market: Art for the Holidays transforms Detroit Artists Market from a gallery into a winter market, featuring works by more than 125 local artists. Through Dec. 23. 4719 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-8540, detroitartistsmarket.org.
Detroit Institute of Arts: The dreams of such artists as Dürer, Picasso, and Chagall are projected in the exhibition In Your Dreams: 500 Years of Imaginary Prints. The exhibit features about 120 American and European prints that present a contemporary twist on subjects inspired by the artists’ thoughts. Runs through Jan. 2. • In Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries, the DIA examines the authenticity of roughly 50 pieces in its collection. Certain items were found to have been incorrectly attributed to an artist or culture, other pieces are known forgeries with explanations about how the museum reached that conclusion, and others still are mysteries, about which there is no definitive opinion. Tickets are needed for the event, which runs through April 10. • A survey of photographer André Kertész’s career, An Intuitive Eye: André Kertész Photographs 1914-1969 highlights his Parisian photographs of daily life as well as photographs taken in Hungary and New York. Witness his distinctive combination of photojournalistic compositions and modern, abstract aesthetics. Runs through April 10. • Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus features eight paintings of the artist and his students’ depictions of Jesus’ visage. More than 50 paintings, prints, and drawings examining the religious, historic, and artistic significance of the eight core paintings will also be included. The ticketed exhibit runs until Feb. 12. 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900, dia.org.
Detroit Museum of New Art: Created by 11 Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate students, a multi-media art riddle, presented by MONA, represents an opportunity for viewers to receive cash prizes. The first to solve the riddle will receive $1,000, while three other viewers with incorrect-yet-interesting solutions will receive $100. Through Dec. 17. 7 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-210-7560, detroitmona.com.
Eastern Michigan University Art Department: Fabric is the name of the game in New Fibers, a juried show featuring traditional textile approaches to fiber art, as well as more avant-garde approaches that include conceptual and installation art practices. Runs through Dec. 10 in the University Gallery, EMU Student Center. 900 Oakwood, Ypsilanti; 734-487-1268, art.emich.edu.
Flint Institute of Arts: Unbroken Ties: Dialogues of Cuban Art evokes the everyday reality of the Cuban experience from various artists using painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media installations, and photography. Through Jan. 2 in the Hodge Gallery. 1120 E. Kearsley, Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.
Grosse Pointe Art Center: Holiday Shop runs through Jan 7. 16900 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe; 313-821-1848, grossepointeartcenter.org.
Lawrence Street Gallery: Think Small is just what the name implies, an exhibit of various media works all under a foot long. Runs Dec. 1-23. 22620 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism is drawn from French regional contemporary art collections and developed with help from Platform and Cultures-France. Through Dec. 30. 4454 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-6622, mocadetroit.org.
Padzieski Art Gallery: Artistry and Craftsmanship: A Holiday Market runs through Dec. 19. 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-943-3095, DCACarts.org.
Pewabic Pottery: Enjoy works by more than 85 ceramic artists at Earthly Treasures. Through Dec. 30. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit; 313-822-0954; pewabic.org.
Re:View Art Gallery: Paintings, sculptures, and mixed media by more than 21 Detroit artists are showcased in Re:Collect 2010. As the exhibit title suggests, this is a chance to collect works by artists whom Re:View represents, plus a few more favorites. Runs Dec. 4-24. 444 W. Willis Units 111 and 112, Detroit; 313-833-9000, reviewcontemporary.com.
River’s Edge Gallery: The photo-realistic nature paintings of Nancy Byrum and the watercolors of Great Lakes artist Leo Kuschel are featured through Jan. 1. 3024 Biddle, Wyandotte; 734-246-9880; artattheedge.com.
323 East Gallery: Detroit artist Matt Eaton’s solo exhibition runs through Dec 2. • Snowflakes and Candy Canes showcases handmade goods by artists just in time for the holidays. Runs Dec. 4-31. 323 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 866-756-6538, 323east.com.
UMMA: Simon Dybbroe Møller’s work in UMMA Projects: Simon Dybbroe Møller takes familiar objects and forms and rearranges them into unexpected configurations, changing them into completely different things altogether. Through Jan. 30. • Out of the Ordinary: Selections from the Bohlen Wood Art and Fusfeld Folk Art Collections runs through June 26. • Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret combines feminist politics with classic modernist abstractions and utopian dreams in her installations. Her exhibit, Mai-Thu Perret: An Ideal for Living, features paintings, sculpture, textiles, and film and showcases works never before seen in North America. Dec. 18- March 13. 525 S. State, Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395, umma.umich.edu.
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