Jason Shiga, best known as the creator of the interactive comic Meanwhile, will be visiting AADL to create his most ambitious interactive comic yet! Jason is known for incorporating puzzles, mazes, mathematics, and unconventional narrative techniques into his work. He'll spend three days, from June 2 through June 4, transforming the Downtown Library's 3rd floor exhibit space into the world's largest interactive comic! Stop by and watch him build this one-of-a-kind art installation that combines comics narrative with gameful design and interactive electronic elements.
Saturday June 4, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor aadlfreespace
Workshop: Make Your Own Interactive Comic with Jason Shiga!
Here's your chance to sit down with Jason and make your own choose-your-own comic! We'll provide the supplies, you bring the stories.
Saturday June 4, 2016: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit Space
Exhibit Opening and Gallery Talk
Check back on June 1, 2016 for more updates on times to visit Jason at work on this project.
This grouping of work presents the artist’s strength and interest in using mixed media to create both realistic and abstract paintings. There are 22 pieces in the current exhibit that include birds, flowers, still life, nature and abstract paintings. Sunanda enjoys working in both realistic and abstract arts. For realistic paintings, she uses photographs of nature’s beauty and develops them into colorful art using mixed media and texture. In her abstract paintings, she often uses geometric shapes – circles, squares, rectangles, etc., and repeats them to bring added visual interest to the work. Her abstract art is always unpredictable and challenging. According to her, every color is her favorite color and she there is no color she does not like. Sunanda enjoys experimenting with different textures in her work. For creating texture, she uses molding paste, gesso, matte media, rice paper, tissue paper, wax paper and different objects. Her favorite painting medium is acrylic.
Originally from India, Sunanda came to the US in 1970. She studied fine arts at the American Academy of Arts in Chicago and graduated with a degree in advertising design from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. After working in advertising for several years, she decided to pursue her love for painting starting in 2003. She is a member of VAAL (Visual Art Association of Livonia), FAF (Farmington Art Foundation) and DSWPS (Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors). She had many solo shows in metro Detroit area. She had also been in many jury shows and has received many awards.
Local voters approved a millage to establish a new District Library for Ann Arbor in 1996.
Take a journey back through twenty years of the Ann Arbor District Library with this exhibit of text, panels and object highlighting the past two decades.
A lot has occurred in twenty years! State, local and national awards, new services, new technologies, new branches, author, celebrity and event highlights and more will be featured in this look at the past twenty years.
Enjoy a musical evening as bassist and band leader Dave Sharp presents a showcase of local live jazz
Musicians for this evening concert will be featured at the A2 Jazz Fest, a new outdoor festival premiering in September at West Park.
- the Ingrid Racine Quartet. Trumpeter and composer Ingrid Racine embraces everything from early jazz to bop, fusion to folk and hip hop. Her strong bebop sensibility shines, even as she explores music across decades and geographical boundaries. After graduating from the esteemed jazz program at Community High School in 2000, Ingrid pursued a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, where she studied with the great saxophonist Donald Walden and Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Bill Lucas. By graduation, Ingrid was playing professionally throughout Michigan with an eclectic array of ensembles including the 1920’s jazz ensemble Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, Mady Kouyate’s Heat of Africa, and the Detroit-based all female jazz group Straight Ahead, in addition to steady sideman work in local small jazz groups.
- Dave Sharp's student jazz band from the Ann Arbor Music Center, BLUEPRINTS, featuring Daniel Kennedy on piano, Nick Schnorberger on Guitar, Stanton Greenstone on bass and Henry Case on drums.
The world is more connected than ever. With socializing and marketing now done largely online, writers need to be there, too. In this workshop, Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will show you how to make the most of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to learn new things, network with fellow writers, and most importantly, help your readers find you.
This is part of the monthly Emerging Writer’s Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors.
Each month, two weeks after the workshop, there is a Meet-Up where the instructors will read samples of your work and offer advice and assistance in a casual, supportive atmosphere. Do you have a completed manuscript? Bring your work to one of the Meet-Ups to be in consideration for the library’s new imprint Fifth Avenue Press fifthavenue.press.