From the Arts at Michigan
Week of July 5, 2012
Arts at Michigan and UMMA are seeking student film and video shorts for the Artscapade 2012 Student Film Festival! As part of Artscapade, our yearly kickoff event, we're looking for student films and videos to screen in the Helmut Stern Auditorium in UMMA throughout the night.
Submissions will be reviewed by Arts at Michigan and UMMA staff, and a selection will be chosen and featured at Artscapade! All films and videos screened at Artscapade will receive a $20 Selection Award, and one submission will then be chosen for the Artscapade Best of Show Award.
The student whose film or video gets named Artscapade Best of Show will be awarded an exciting prize package that includes $200 plus other cool stuff!
The Michigan Theater
Thursday, July 5
Rattlers- 6pm; The Doll Squad- 9pm
Laugh along with the Original Cast & Creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and their
non-stop riffing on some of the absolute cheesiest movies ever made as the original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 flanks the jumbo screen at the Michigan Theater for a live stage show.
Cinematic Titanic is the feature-length movie riffing show from the creator and original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Like the television series, the live stage show features the same team that first brought the cult-classic series to life: MST3K creators Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu (Crow, Dr. Forrester); J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo, Dr. Erhardt); Frank Conniff (TV's Frank) and Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester). Enjoy the cast's riffing on "Rattlers" (6:00 pm) and the world premiere riff of "The Doll Squad" (9:00 pm).
Friday July 6, 2012, 8pm
The Ark, 316 S. Main Street
Detour is a Michigan-based bluegrass band that combines original contemporary bluegrass sounds with great traditional favorites. Detour's tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies take you down a unique bluegrass road. The band's lineup features the soaring lead vocals of Missy Armstrong, the championship fiddling of Peter Knupfer, the inventive rhythm lines of Jack Grant on bass, the soulful guitar of Scott Zylstra, the hard driving mandolin and superb song writing of Jeff Rose, and the stellar banjo playing of Kevin Gaugier. Detour has quickly become a standout—"a bluegrass joyride" that the Lansing State Journal acclaims as "perhaps the best bluegrass band Michigan has yet produced." Detour has appeared at Dunegrass, Wheatland, the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Virginia Public Television's "Song of the Mountains" concert series, and Interlochen Center for the Arts, among many other top venues.
Maybe you're terrible at drawing, or maybe you're an expert... either way, you can have fun with Draw a Stickman!
Each week we feature a new interesting arts website or video in our newsletter and on our website. Do you know of a cool artsy website you've been telling people about, or an amazing video you can't stop watching? Maybe even a video you made? Email us and we might feature it!
Judith Turner is a noted American photographer whose subject matter is mostly architecture. Turner's training as a designer allows her to visually understand an architect's intention and to reveal it in compositions that she constructs and edits through her camera work. Her photography can be seen as a metalanguage of architectural intention and as an artistic expression that is inseparable from the representation of the built work. Turner's signature style consists of highly abstract black-and-white compositions that play with the ambiguity of light, shadow, and tonality to heighten the aesthetic character of her subject matter and reveal visual relationships not readily apparent. This exhibition will present approximately forty photographs spanning Turner's three-decade career.
(July 5) Q: From what country does July 6th's Ann Arbor Summer Festival Mainstage performer Circa originate? In what year was this Commonwealth federated? Which french rock group has a song titled with that same year? This band's 2009 album title plays on the name of what famous composer?
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looking back on the blogs from the past year
Maybe it was because the concert was school sponsored or maybe because it was held on school grounds, but something about the evening felt incredibly prom like.
But as I was sitting there I couldn't help but get incredibly excited by the prospect of this opera. If simply talking to another human being was art what did that mean about my life? What should I be doing differently? What should I be doing with more intent-artistic or otherwise?
If there is a doubt
Simply leave it be, and then
Move one foot forward
— Jared Bank, LSA 2015
Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s easy — 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!
Work:Detroit Gallery is seeking artwork submissions for the upcoming show, AMERICA!, an exhibition about America's obsession with itself.
Last chance to submit-- Deadline is July 6th! Learn more here