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Aug 26, 2023

“Afternoon at the Pond,” oil painting by Nora Venturelli, WSG Gallery.

September 2023


813 Microgallery, 813 Berkshire Rd. front yard. Common Thread: Motherly Tenderness (Sept. 2–29). Mixed media and found-photograph collages depicting intimate moments by Twiggy Boyer. Daily sunrise-sunset. [email protected].

The African American Cultural and Historical Museum, 1528 Pontiac Trail. Black Washtenaw (Sept. 23–Dec. 23). Multimedia exhibit chronicling the history of four Black Washtenaw County families: the Jewetts, the Asher-Arays, the Kerseys, and the Basses. Includes photos, memorabilia, works of art, and video clips. Sat. & Sun. noon–4 p.m. (734) 761–1717,

Ann Arbor Art Center, 115 W. Liberty. Main Gallery: We Are Here because You Were There (Sept. 8–Oct. 22). Works on the theme of post-colonial migration’s impact by 6 Asian-American artists: Ann Arborites fiber artist and printmaker Kim Jackson Debord and multimedia artist Okyoung Noh, Chicago multimedia artists Laura Kina and Larry Lee, Chicago painter and designer Cori Nakamura Lin, and Detroit multimedia artist Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe. Reception: Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. Spotlight Gallery: Amy Sacksteder’s Collages (Sept. 5–Oct. 7). Retrospective of Sacksteder’s colorful, textural collages. Reception: Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. Aquarium Gallery: From Hands of a Holobiont, 2021-23 (Aug. 20–Sept. 17). Work by fiber artist Saige Devlin. Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon–6 p.m. 994–8004,

Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Avenue. Lower Level Exhibit Space: Art on a Journey (Aug. 1–Sept. 14). Works by eight currently and formerly unhoused artists. Mon. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Tues.–Fri. 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. (734) 327–4555.

Chris Nordin Studios Gallery, 117 E. Ann St. Chris Nordin & Rita Malone (Aug. 31-Oct. 9). Sculptures and works in glass by Nordin and gestural abstract paintings by Malone. Reception: Aug. 31, 5–8 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. noon–4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (734) 834–2952, [email protected],

Creal Microgallery, 1215 Creal Crescent, front yard. Sucker (Sept. 24–Nov. 2). Sculptures celebrating the physics and whimsy of an instrument that occurs both naturally and artificially: the suction cup. Mon.–Sun. sunrise–11 p.m. [email protected].

Ford Library, 1001 Beal St., North Campus. A Heartbeat Away: The American Vice-Presidency (Aug. 28–June 9, 2024). This exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of Gerald Ford’s vice-presidency with historic artifacts, campaign memorabilia, and personal materials. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gallery 22 North, 22 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Dancing up the Walls: Solos, Duets & Trios on Canvas (Sept. 29–Oct. 20). Gestural acrylic paintings by dancer and choreographer Peter Sparling translate dance movement to canvas. Reception: Sept. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. Sat. & Sun. noon–5 p.m., Fri. 5-8 p.m.,

Gifts of Art (U-M Hospitals), 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (all exhibits run Sept. 5–Dec. 1).

Main Lobby, fl. 1: All That Tender Green Stuff. Works in mixed media, pastels, and oils by Metro-Detroit artists Laura Cavanagh & Chrissy Gordon about the relationship of constructed spaces to the natural world. Also, Embracing Transformation. Ceramic sculptures inspired by the natural world by Kristin Kowalski. Rogel Cancer Center, level 1: Expressions in Landscape, Still Life & Fantasy. Gouache and ink paintings by Richard Goff. Taubman Center North Lobby, fl. 1: The Good Ones. Drawings investigating color theory by Cleveland (OH) artist Natalie Petrosky. Also State Plates. Earthenware ceramic plates commemorating U.S. states from the International Museum of Dinnerware Design. Taubman Center South Lobby, fl. 1: Michigan Medicine Employee Art Exhibition 2023. Artwork by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, learners, volunteers, and family members. Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Jewish Community Center Amster Gallery, 2935 Birch Hollow. Organic Fiction (Sept. 5–Oct. 20). Colorful acrylic paintings by Hava Gurevich using botanical, aquatic, and microscopic motifs. Reception: Sept. 21, 6–8 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (734) 971–0990,

Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Rd. Kaleidoscope Art Collective (Sept. 8–Oct. 27). Work by a group of local painters. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., & Sun. 1–5 p.m. [email protected].

U-M Hatcher Gallery Exhibit Room, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, 1st floor. Illustrating the Renaissance Book: From Illumination to Woodcut (Sept. 6–Dec. 14). European manuscripts and early printed books from the 15th to the 17th centuries illustrated with illuminations and woodcuts. Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m. [email protected].

U-M Museum of Art (UMMA), 525 S. State. Taubman Gallery I: Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina (Aug. 26–Jan. 7, 2024). More than 60 stoneware objects made by African American potters in the decades surrounding the Civil War, including monumental storage jars by the enslaved potter and poet Dave Drake (1800-1870), exhibited alongside the works of several contemporary Black ceramicists, including Theaster Gates and Simone Leigh. Stenn Gallery: You’re Welcome (Sept. 22–Feb. 1, 2024). Sculptures and a site-specific work commissioned by UMMA from Sioux artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, known for his large-scale, soulful, and provocative sculptures and conceptual works that address what colonialism costs both the colonized and the colonizer. Unveiling: Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. (734) 764-0395,

U-M Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes. Collections Case, Main Atrium: Nature’s Pharmacy (Aug. 2023–July, 2024). Specimens of plant and fungal “friends” and “foes” from the U-M Herbarium collection. Student Showcase, Main Atrium: Molecules of Life (Aug. 2023–July, 2024). 3D-printed models of the molecular building blocks of life, such as proteins and nucleic acids. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 763-4191.

WSG Gallery, 111 E. Ann. Terrain (Aug. 30–Oct. 7). Moody Michigan landscape drawings and oil paintings by Nora Venturelli. Also, online at, works by WSG artists on the theme Green (Sept. 1–30). Reception: Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m. Wed. & Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thurs. & Sun. noon–5 p.m., Fri. noon–7 p.m. (734) 929–2621,