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By |2001-04-07T09:00:00-04:00April 7th, 2001|Uncategorized|
UMMA presents major re-evaluation of Georgia O’Keeffe

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Museum of Art presents “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape,” an extraordinary exhibition that re-examines the work of one of the world’s most iconic artists. From her earliest works, O’Keeffe was a visionary who intuitively created new definitions of the sublime, enhanced our perceptions of its visual symbols and inevitably provided us with new ways to view our surroundings and explore our inner selves.
Spanning more than five decades, the exhibition features over 35 paintings, some drawings and one sculpture by O’Keeffe, together with paintings by important American artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade and George Inness from the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN). Also included are photographs by O’Keeffe’s husband, Alfred Stieglitz, and noted American photographer Todd Webb.
The exhibition, which is accompanied by a comprehensive and well-illustrated catalogue with essays by noted scholars and artists, will be on view at UMMA from July 11 through September 26. After its debut in Ann Arbor, the exhibition embarks on a national tour
“‘Georgia O’Keeffe and the Sublime Landscape’ wholly embraces UMMA’s educational mission to present the work of outstanding visual artists within the framework of new and exciting scholarship,” said James Steward, director of the Museum. “I’m very grateful to our generous corporate, foundation and media sponsors for helping us to share this exceptional reassessment of O’Keeffe’s oeuvre with our visitors.”
The University of Michigan Museum of Art is located on the University’s central campus at the corner of South State Street and South University in Ann Arbor.
Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays.
For more information, call 734-763-UMMA or go online to www.umma.umich.edu.

Longway Planetarium Sets Summer Schedule

FLINT – Summer is officially here and Longway Planetarium is set to begin its summer programming schedule.
Image yourself on a looping roller coaster or a rickety Ferris wheel that’s about to come loose. Visitors can experience all this and more in “Digital Amusement Park.” “Digital Amusement Park” uses Longway Planetarium’s Digistar II projector to create 3D simulations of popular amusement park rides. As the dome is filled with these incredible images, the audience will feel like they are along for the ride. It’s the next best thing to being there! “Digital Amusement Park” is presented seven days a week at noon. The program will not be offered on July 16 due to the Children’s Family Celebration in the Flint Cultural Center.
“Larry Cat in Space” tells the tale of the first cat to travel to the Moon. It seems Larry’s owner has accepted an assignment on the moon base, and Larry has decided to stow away so he can join her. In the process Larry learns what it is like to travel in space and live on the moon. “Larry Cat in Space” is presented at 1 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. It will not be presented on July 16 or 17.
This summer the Cassini spacecraft will reach Saturn. It has already sent back wonderful images of Jupiter, Saturn’s rings and some of its moons. Longway Planetarium presents “Ring World: Mission to Saturn” to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about Saturn and the current Cassini mission. “Ring World” was produced by NASA and is narrated by John Billingsley of “Star Trek Enterprise.” “Ring World: Mission to Saturn” is presented on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. It will not be presented on July 17.
This summer Longway Planetarium will offer a new laser show, “The Great Space Chase.” Join Lt. Photeus has he chases Captain Xenon through the solar system and beyond. Along the way learn more about the universe in this educational laser show. “The Great Space Chase” is presented Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $5, $4 for children 3 to 11. Discover Free Summer Saturdays at Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum. Star shows, exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities are all FREE every Saturday, noon to 5p.m. through Labor Day.
Longway Planetarium is located at 1310 East Kearsley Street in the Flint Cultural Center. For more information call 810-237-3400 or visit the web at www.longway.org.

‘Inspirations’ at Lawrence Street Gallery

FERNDALE – Lawrence Street Gallery is hosting the “2004 Inspirations & Influences Invitational” through July 30 with an opening reception on Friday, July 9 from 7 – 10 p.m. This all-media exhibition showcases artworks of over 55 admired artists from in and around the Detroit metropolitan area. The artists are among those who have influenced and inspired the gallery members and include mentors, muses, peers and former students.
Lawrence Street Gallery is located at 22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale,
For more information please call the gallery at 248-544-0394 during gallery hours, noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, or go online to: www.lawrencestreetgallery.com.

Hold your next special event at Detroit Artists Market

DETROIT – The Detroit Artists Market (DAM), located on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, rents its gallery throughout the year to local organizations, companies and individuals for music events, meetings and birthday bashes among other uses. Rental fees include use of the sound system, video and slide projectors, as well as tables and chairs and other accommodations.
Aaron Timlin, executive director of the Detroit Artists Market, said, “DAM’s gallery is a great space for a party or meeting, and the revenue from the rentals helps support our mission. We want to spread the word that our space is available for rent.”
The Detroit Artists Market is located in the Detroit Cultural Center at 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, three blocks south of The Detroit Institute of Arts and one block east of Wayne State University. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information about rental rates and space availability, contact Christine Stamas at 313-832-8540 extension 14 or via email at christine@detroitartistsmarket.org.

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