Arts & Entertainment Listings February 2014

Arts & Entertainment Listings February 2014



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Artspace II

The exhibit Woodcuts of the Arts and Crafts Movement features American and European artists reflecting on the period through a series of prints, much of which was influenced by Japanese subject matter. Through Feb. 28.

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

 

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Terra Nullius means land belonging to no one, and it is the title of an exhibition featuring the work of U-M faculty artists. BBAC Current Student Works features art from BBAC adult students and is juried by Mary Fortuna. Both exhibits run through Feb. 28.

1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham; 248-644-0866; bbartcenter.org

 

Center Galleries

Multimedia Messenger Service is an exhibit featuring the work of Curtis Glenn, Nolan Simon, and Dylan Spaysky — all CCS alumni. Each week, a new work of art will be presented alongside a film and will remain up until it is replaced with the following week’s pairing. #Lisa Poszywak: New Work# will also be on display in the Alumni & Faculty Hall. Poszywak is a CCS alumna and Detroit-based artist whose work examines the cultural and personal elements of everyday subjects. Through March 1.

Center Galleries, Manoogian Visual Resource Center 301 Frederick Douglass, Detroit; 313-664-7800; collegeforcreativestudies.edu

 

Cranbrook Art Museum

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking showcases the achievements of this 20th century mathematician, who made significant advancements in both fractal geometry and chaos theory. This exhibition, which includes his charts, graphs, notebooks, instrument readings, and more, explores the power of images to inform and shape new scientific thought. Through March 30.
My Brain is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process is a companion piece to the Mandelbrot Exhibition and features original works by artists, scientists, and thinkers who use drawings as part of their creative processes. Through March 30.
Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse celebrates the mastery of Gregory, whose ceramic pieces are definitive art deco treasures. Through March 23.

39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3320; cranbrookart.edu

 

David Klein 

Works by American abstract expressionist Jack Tworkov will be on display. Tworkov was a founding member of the New York School and was considered one of the leading artists of his generation. Feb. 1-March 8.

163 Townsend St., Birmingham; 248-433-3700; dkgallery.com

 

Detroit Artists Market

3 will highlight the work of Kathryn Brackett-Luchs, Lois Teicher, and Marie Woo, whose paintings, sculptures, and video installations will be open for viewing. Through Feb. 15.

4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-8540; detroitartistsmarket.org

 

Detroit Institute of Arts

Watch Me Move: The Animation Show will display more than 100 clips from animated films stretching back 150 years and boasting a variety of animation techniques. Ticket prices for the DIA exhibit will include a pass for a screening at the theatre. Through Jan. 5. $14+.
• Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, a masterfully executed painting from the late 16th century, is on loan from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Connecticut. Through Jan. 12.
Balance of Power: A Throne for an African Prince showcases the wooden throne of Prince Ilori of Nigeria, carved by renowned 19th century artist Olowe of Ise. Through March 16.
Foto Europa will feature more than 70 works by European photographers, with selections ranging from the early days of photography to contemporary examples of the form. Featured artists will include William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Man Ray, and more. Through April 27.

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

 

Flint Institute of Arts

• The exhibition Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada (pictured on left) will highlight the work of this seminal New York artist, whose work was at the forefront of the dada art movement during the early 20th century. Take a look at her paintings and pottery, and go gaga for dada. Through Jan. 12.
• Explore the works of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the exhibit Toulouse-Lautrec & His World. Approximately 150 of his pieces —  which depict cabarets, theaters, and dance halls — will be featured in the gallery. Through Dec. 30.
• For three decades, artist Michael Dunbar has been making abstract, gear-like sculptures constructed from steel and bronze. Six of these works are on display in the exhibit, Michael Dunbar: Explorations in Space. Through May.
• Works on Paper by printmaker and painter Lavarne Ross depicts images from the artist’s Flint heritage. Through April 27.
 Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection showcases the paintings of former NBA player Elliot Perry, who has been collecting African-American artwork for more than a decade. Works by several artists, including John Biggers, Jacob Lawrence, and Elizabeth Catlett, will be on display. Through May.
• Lavarne Works on Paper features 20 highlighted works of Flint native Lavarne Ross, a printmaker and painter who creates artwork that chronicles his life while telling rich stories and revealing parts of history. Considering himself a storyteller, Ross strives to capture his heritage and vision through his art. Through April 27.

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

Janice Charach Gallery

Old2New: A Celebration of Art Through Salvaged, Found Objects and Upcycled Material will feature Jess Hall and Brad Young of Reology. Through Feb. 27. 

6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-661-1000, jccdet.org

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

• I Cancel All My Works at Death presents a retrospect of playwright James Lee Byars' work, operating under Byars' sentiment that the artist and his work are better misremembered than re-experienced. The exhibition presents none of his actual performances nor anything owned, made, or used by the artist. Curated by Triple Candie. Feb. 7-May 4.
• State of Exception gathers objects left behind by undocumented migrants en route to the U.S. as well as audio interviews with migrants about their experiences, perspectives, and relationships with the objects. Photographs of the U.S.-Mexico border by Richard Barnes accompany the exhibit. Feb. 7-May 4.

4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org

 

Pewabic Pottery

• Artists Matt Fiske, Hideaki Miyamura, Sebastian Moh, Alex Thullen, and John Tilton explore different glazing techniques and technologies in State of Flux. Through March 9.

10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabicpottery.org

 

Re:View Art Gallery

Metro Detroit native Sharon Que's solo exhibition titled #Vaporous Quill# will be on display through March 1.

444 W. Willis, Detroit; 313-833-9000; reviewcontemporary.com

 

Robert Kidd Gallery

Paintings by artists Tom Parish, William Nichols, Andrew Krieger, Rick Vian, and others provide a new look at contemporary painting by highlighting a range of energetic and interesting imagery in Midwinter Lights. Through Feb. 21.

107 Townsend St., Birmingham; 248-642-3909; robertkiddgallery.com

 

U-M Museum of Art

Affecting the Audience focuses on the effects of the construction of images, and how the environment in which they are presented impacts the observer through the examination of three works by artists Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora Garcia. Through April 27.
Flip Your Field: Photographs from the Collection presents two contrasting selections of photographs chosen by guest curator Larry Cressman from UMMA's collection. One selection has "trees" as the common subject, while the other contains photographs that are manipulated through the photographic process to create unique statements by each artist. Through March 16.
• David Osler is the first of three Ann Arbor architects to be featured in the aptly named series Three Michigan Architects. Through April 13.
Fragments from the Past: Islamic Art from the Collection of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology includes artifacts from the 8th to 19th centuries, featuring architectural fragments, furniture, and a host of antique everyday objects from the Middle East. Through April 13.
Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art shows off Duke's fascination with Islamic art through the presentation of her 5-acre Honolulu estate and its collections. The exhibit contains ceramics, photographs, textiles, paintings, drawings, tile panels, and full-scale architectural elements. Through May 4. 

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

 

Wayne State Art Galleries

Foodture by Plantbot is a multimedia installation incorporating elements of biology. The gallery will also display Works by Ryuta Nakajima, which includes traditional and digital media. Jan 31-April 11.

480 W. Hancock St., Detroit, 48201; 313-993-7813; art.wayne.edu

 

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Detroit Yacht Club Commodores Ball

On Jan. 30, more than 400 members and guests attended the Detroit Yacht Club's Commodores Ball. The first Detroit Yacht Club Officers’ Ball was held on the first Thursday after New Year’s in January 1878. The first Commodore to be honored was Samuel Cowan; this year Commodore James Gierlach was recognized. The second Commodore of the Club and all 30 members of the Club were in attendance as well as invited guests. Formal attire has continued to be a hallmark of this event making it, perhaps, the oldest continuous formal event in the City of Detroit. The event opened with cocktails and a Receiving Line, followed by a formal dinner followed by a Grand March led by the Officers of the Club organized by rank. Dancing continued until the wee hours of the morning.

Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo

On Jan. 30 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, over 50 hair and fashion vendors participated in the Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo benefitting Wigs for Kids. Guest enjoyed cocktails, raffle giveaways, a silent auction, educational seminars, a hair battle, and more.

Dynasty Fur Auction

On Jan. 18 at Bricker-Tunis Furs in West Bloomfield, a collection of eight elegant furs worn during the 1980s hit TV series Dynasty was auctioned at a reception, with a percentage of sales benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Three of the pieces were sold that night with other sales pending. Approximately 40 visitors enjoyed an elegant, fun evening with a dash of Motown – former Motown singer Martha Reeves attended and a D.J. spun tunes from that era of innovative vocals and instrumentation. Charlene Mitchell, host of “Mind Your Business,” was the mistress of ceremonies and auctioneer. Photographs by Sarah Rahal

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4th Annual Bocce with the Brothers

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