Art & Art Museums

Viewpoints: Photographs by Gwendolyn Roth

Uncovering our world's unfound joy and beauty fuels my passion for photography. Photography caught my heart when I since received my very first point and shoot camera on my twelfth birthday, back in the days of film. I embraced the enlightening transition from film to digital and have not looked back since making the leap. A strong family art background, a BLA degree from Michigan State University, and a lifetime of experience have built the foundation upon which my artistry rests. I devote my free time to photography whenever I can.

Viewpoints is a collection of images for solo exhibition that showcases a transformative adventure that uplifts, encourages, or surprises the viewer and promotes a peaceful atmosphere. The exhibition is arranged in a series of smaller grouped themes which, when taken as a whole, presents our little world in a rejuvenating light. Each piece represents who I am, where I've been, and what inspires me, communicated by an honest, up close and personal photographic style. The common thread connecting the images is a restorative viewpoint of the world, no matter how big or small that world is.

Origami with Beth Johnson

Learn to create origami with local designer Beth Johnson. Beth has exhibited her work and spoken about origami around the world.

To see more of her designs, visit her website.

Origami with Beth Johnson

Learn to create origami with local designer Beth Johnson. Beth has exhibited her work and spoken about origami around the world.

To see more of her designs, browse her website

View Points

Paintings in various media from the UM Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section

This fifth annual exhibition at the Mallets Creek Library features paintings from the Painting Section members of the University of Michigan’s Faculty Women’s Club, covering a large variety of styles and media. Each artist represents her own unique “View Point” on what she sees in the world.

The group started in 1929, creating award winning pieces. The artists learn from each other at weekly paint gatherings in their homes. Shows of their works have been displayed for the past 45 years at venues in the greater Ann Arbor area, including art fairs, UM art galleries, banks, churches, and libraries.

The members of this group strive to enrich the cultural life of the Ann Arbor area by raising awareness of, and by encouraging active participation in, the visual arts.

Drawing from Your Imagination with David Zinn

Join beloved Ann Arbor artist David Zinn to learn sidewalk art techniques using colored chalk.

This event will take place on the sidewalk outside of the entrance to the Downtown Library.

In the case of bad weather, the event will move to the Multi-Purpose Room.

2017 AIA Honors Award Exhibit

The 2017 AIA Honor Awards exhibit consists of twenty-five projects displayed on photo panels, designed by registered Architects practicing in the Huron Valley Chapter area (Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties) that were submitted to an independent jury for consideration. Five of the projects were selected by the jury to receive a merit-based Honor Award for the demonstration of skill and sensitivity in the resolution of aesthetic, functional, and technical requirements, and/or the advancement of the contemporary understanding of architecture.

The goal of the Honor Awards Program is to enhance public awareness of architecture through the advocacy of quality design and to recognize excellence and leadership of architects in the Huron Valley area.

Ann Arbor Public Schools 2017 Student Art Exhibit

Each year Ann Arbor Public Schools showcases the work and developing artistic talents of their students.

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional art of various media will be on display. Come enjoy the wonderfully creative projects of the students of the kindergarten through fifth grade art classes.

The artwork is located all over the building - including in the youth department!

Marvelous Monet

French artist Claude Monet was one of the forefathers of Impressionism. Come learn about Monet and his life, and then paint an impressionist-style painting of your own!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Venerable Van Gogh

Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous impressionist painters. Come learn about Van Gogh and his life, and then paint a self-portrait of your own in his style!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

Magnificent Matisse

French artist Henri Matisse is famous for his art filled with bright colors and unique shapes.

Come learn about Matisse and his life, and then create cut-paper art of your own in the style of Matisse!

This event is part of a four-part fine arts series of events taking place over the summer at different AADL locations.

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