Arts and Entertainment
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Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW): Witness the intersection of timeless texts and street culture in Jenny Holzer: Inflammatory Essays (1979-82), through Oct. 11.
• Art for Canada: An Illustrated History is an ongoing exhibition. $5; members free, Wednesdays free. 401 Riverside Drive W., Windsor, Ontario; 519-977-0013; agw.ca.
Art Leaders Gallery: The Woods Come Alive: The Four Seasons is a landscape-oriented exhibit featuring the work of Michelle Courier, Alexander Volekov, and Nakisa Seika. The artists’ interpretations of woody scenes and changing seasons combine Impressionism, pointillism, and realism in a seasonally appropriate show. Oct. 1-31. 33030 Northwestern Hwy., West Bloomfield Township; 248-539-0262, artleaders.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.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC): The Annual Faculty Exhibit and works by students of Chris Unwin open Oct. 23, accompanied by a reception that evening. 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham; 248-644-0866; bbartcenter.org.
Community House: The 2009 Our Town Art Show and Sale is an all-media juried show featuring Michigan artists. Oct. 15-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 280 S. Bates, Birmingham; 248-644-5832; communityhouse.com.
David Klein Gallery: Kristen Beaver’s oil paintings are on display through Oct. 17.
• The figurative theme continues with the large-scale contemporary works of realist Bo Bartlett, Oct. 24-Nov. 28. 163 Townsend, Birmingham; 248-433-3700; dkgallery.com.
Detroit Institute of Arts: Exhibits this autumn illustrate the artistic evolution of media. Action < > Reaction: Video Installations examines the journey of the video format as art over four decades, highlighting five thought-provoking videos from around the world. Through Jan. 3.
• Photography — The First 100 Years: A Survey from the DIA’s Collection includes photographs from roughly the early 1840s to 1940 by both European and American photographers, documenting the aesthetic evolution of the medium as art. Through Jan. 3.
• Avedon Fashion Photographs, 1944-2000 is a comprehensive collection of the photographer’s images, spanning a half-century and ranging from the unknown to the iconic. Oct. 18-Jan. 17. Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $4 ages 6-17; children and members free. Wed.-Thur.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon.-Tue. 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.
Eastern Michigan University Ford Gallery: 2D/3D features two shows in two galleries, exploring all dimensions of art. Contemporary Sculpture in the University Art Gallery and Contemporary Painting in the Ford Gallery both examine specific media. Oct. 5-Nov. 5. 114 Ford Hall, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; 734-487-0465; emich.edu/fordgallery.
Ellen Kayrod Gallery: The Art of Aging Biennial runs through Oct. 9. • New works by Detroit sculptor Robert Bielat open Oct. 16, accompanied by a reception with the artist that evening. 4750 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-1300; hannan.org.
Flint Institute of Arts: The work of New York-based abstract artist Claudia Demonte is on display through Nov. 1.
• Vintage Rock and Roll Posters features silk-screened originals of concert posters for musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, while Graphic Beauty: Contemporary Rock and Roll Posters exhibits intense, present-day “gig posters”. Both run through Nov. 8. 1120 E. Kearsley, Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.
Gallery Project: Landscape and Memory runs through Nov. 1. 215 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor; 734-997-7012; thegalleryproject.com.
G.R. N’Namdi Gallery: The N’Namdi Collection features seminal works of African-American art, through Oct. 12. 1435 Randolph, Detroit; 313-831-8700, grnnamdi.com.
Grosse Pointe Art Center: Embedded Light and The National Encaustic Show run Oct. 9-Nov. 7. 16900 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park; 313-821-1848; grossepointeartcenter.org.
Lawrence Street Gallery: Editions: Printmaking ’09 runs through Oct. 31. 22620 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com.
MSU Kresge Art Museum: Celebrating Korea includes Gods, Demons and Generals: Icons of Korean Shamanism, a collection of paintings inspired by Korean spiritual traditions, and mixed-media installations by Haeri Yoo, in conjunction with MSU’s Asian Studies program. Through Oct. 18.
• Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey features 40 intimate color portraits of a diverse group of high-school students, to form a great picture of contemporary American youth. Oct. 24-Dec. 20. First floor of Kresge Art Center on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing; 517-353-9834; artmuseum.msu.edu.
Northville Art House: In a nod to location and a tradition of eclectic artwork, West of Center is the theme for this year’s All Media Show, Oct. 2-24. 215 W. Cady, Northville; 248-344-0497; northvillearts.org.
Oakland University Art Gallery: Writing an Image: Chinese Literati Art runs through Nov. 22. 208 Wilson Hall on the Oakland University campus, Rochester; 248-370-2100, oakland.edu/ouag.
Padzieski Art Gallery: A one-person exhibit featuring the work of Adnan Charara. Through Nov. 7. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan, Dearborn; 313-943-2190, DCACarts.org.
Re: View Contemporary Gallery: The work of Dennis Hayes IV, a painter inspired both by nature and by blue-collar life in Rust Belt towns, is on display Oct. 3-Nov. 7. 444 W. Willis, Unit 111, Detroit; 313-833-9000; reviewcontemporary.com.
River Gallery: An installation exhibit by U-M faculty members Larry Cressman and Susan Crowell runs through Nov. 15. 120 S. Main, Chelsea; 734-433-0826; chelsearivergallery.com.
Sherry Washington Gallery: The work of realist painter Richard Lewis, an alumnus of Cass Technical High School and the College for Creative Studies, along with Portraits of Now! run through Nov. 14. 1274 Library, Detroit; 313-961-4500; sherrywashingtongallery.com.
Starkweather Art and Cultural Center: The Black and White Exhibit runs Oct. 2-24. 219 N. Main, Romeo; 586-752-5700; starkweatherarts.com.
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery: To kick off its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, the gallery displays Ron Scarborough, Jackie Wilson, and Stan Boyer: 1900-1920 Post-Slavery Life, Self-Portraits, and the Chronology of Struggle. Through Oct. 17. 33 E. Adams, Detroit; 313-963-7575; swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.com.
UMMA: UMMA Projects: Lisa Anne Auerbach continues through Oct. 11.
• Warhol Snapshots, 1973-1986 gathers images from a dynamic period in the artist’s career and features the first public presentation of several black-and-white photographs and Polaroids. Through Nov. 1.
• (Un)Natural History: The Museum Unveiled features photographs of Richard Barnes, examining the role of the natural history museum in society’s understanding of itself through the acts of collecting, preserving, and displaying objects of value. Through Dec. 6.
• The natural and manmade beauty of the Normandy Coast inspired such painters as Manet, Courbet, Degas, and Monet, as well as photographers Henri Le Secq and Gustave Le Gray. Their stunning creations can be seen in The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874. Oct. 10-Jan. 3. 525 S. State, Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu.