Arts and Entertainment
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Ariana Gallery: Pieces normally considered to be trash become works of art in the exhibit Trashformations. 119 S. Main, Royal Oak; 248-546-8810, arianagallery.com.
The Art Center: The 2010 Annual: All Media Exhibition gives the opportunity for 4,000 emerging and existing media artists across Michigan to showcase their work. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Mark Nielsen, director of the Slusser Galleries and the Intersections Program at the University of Michigan. 117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-994-8004; annarborartcenter.org.
Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW): A southwest Ontario-style craft exhibition, Masterworks Southwest, connects artists and the public to celebrate craft as an art form. Runs until Sept. 5. • Uumajut: Symbols of Spiritual Power demonstrates the spiritual beliefs of the Inuit and Cape Dorset people and highlights pieces concerned with the notion of “living spirit.” Through Sept. 5. • The artist Jeet Aulakh uses circles and squares to reflect on 30 years of personal spiritual experience in Anahada Naada. Through Sept. 19. • Jewel-like paintings demonstrate intricate craftsmanship of Indian artists from the 11th and 12th centuries in Blow oh wind to where my loved one is: Indian Miniatures from the Collection of Timpy Aulakh. Runs until Sept. 19. 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, Ontario; 519-977-0013, artgalleryofwindsor.com.
Artspace II: Artists David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Tom Wesselmann each portray their vision of the Pop Art movement in Icons of Pop Art. Sept. 1-30. 303 E. Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-1540.
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.
Ellen Kayrod Gallery: The Seventh Annual Intergenerational Community Exhibition features works by Itchel Kia Arriaga, Mira Burack, Faina Lerman, Rick Vian, Sue Carmen Vian, and Graem Whyte. Runs until Oct. 8. 4750 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-1300, hannan.org.
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. Opening Sept. 11 in the Hodge Gallery. • Recent Acquisitions to the FIA’s Permanent Collection is on display in the Ford Graphics Gallery until Sept. 26. 1120 E. Kearsley, Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org.
Gallery Project: Politics of Fear opens Sept. 8 and the reception is Sept. 10. 215 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor; 734-997-7012; thegalleryproject.com.
Grosse Pointe Art Center: Our Rivers, Our Lakes is a long-standing favorite exhibition focusing on Michigan’s waterways. Through Sept. 25; lecture by juror Larry Cressman on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. • Photographers, printmakers, and ceramic artists are represented in Photos, Prints and Pottery. Opening Sept. 28. 16900 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe; 313-821-1848, grossepointeartcenter.org.
Janice Charach Gallery: The Green Show is an exhibit that features various artists who create art made from recycled material. On the upper level of the gallery, there will be photographs featuring eco-friendly inspired pictures by Joanne Scherf. Runs Sept. 2 until Oct. 7. Reception is Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield; 248-661-1000, jccdet.org.
Lawrence Street Gallery: Celebrate the Print ’10 is a competition exhibition featuring various printmaking techniques from local artists. Through Sept. 24. Opening reception is Sept. 3 from 6-9 p.m. • Members of the Lawrence Street Gallery team, Gary Van Gorp and Glenn Corey, are doing a two-man art show starting Sept. 29. 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. Opens Sept. 10. 4454 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-6622, mocadetroit.org.
Pewabic Pottery: Starting Sept. 10, sculptor and Chair of the Ceramics Department of the College of Creative Studies, Tom Phardel, displays his work through Oct. 31. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit; 313-822-0954, pewabic.com.
UMMA: On Beauty and the Everyday: The Prints of James McNeill Whistler runs through Nov. 28. 525 S. State, Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395, umma.umich.edu.
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