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Australia’s Strange Fruit: Tall Tales of the Seven Seas

Tue., June 27, 5:55 p.m., Wed., June 28, 5:55 p.m. and Thu., June 29, 5:55 p.m.
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As a highlight of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebration, Australia’s Strange Fruit are entering new and exciting waters to tell even taller tales in this world premiere! Filled with equal measures of spectacle, disaster, and beauty, this fantastic voyage follows the antics of three eccentric mariners as they explore the power of the imagination in a quest for common ground. Be amazed as these world-renowned acrobats dip and sway atop incredible sway-pole masts as their vessel "The Fabulist” pitches and rolls above Top of the Park. Australia’s Strange Fruit is famous for their beautifully costumed, choreographed dancers gracefully dipping and bowing above the crowd on elevated poles. Since 1994, this Melbourne company has performed at over 600 international festivals in over 55 countries, to well over 5 million people. They last joined us in 2011, attracting record attendance at Top of the Park, consistently drawing over 3,000 people to each of their performances, and are the most demanded return performers in our annual audience surveys. Come early and stay afterward to hear the University of Michigan’s Head Carillonneur Tiffany Ng will perform a music score of maritime songs co-curated with the Artistic Director of Australia’s Strange Fruit on the world famous Burton Memorial Tower carillon. The University of Michigan is celebrating 200 years of impact throughout 2017. On June 27th, Australia's Strange Fruit will be preceded by the MStaff200 event, a free afternoon festival on the U-M Diag that celebrates the contributions of university staff. The “Tall Tales of the High Seas” show lasts 30 minutes, come early to get a good spot for this all age and family-friendly performance. This event was made possible with the support of the University of Michigan Bicentennial Committee, The National Endowment for the Arts and The A2SF Imagination Fund Families; The Belden Family, Cindy and John Nixon, Fran and Irwin Martin, and Eileen and Ron Weiser.

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Ingalls Mall (map)
915 E Washington St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 647-2278
Australia’s Strange Fruit: Tall Tales of the Seven Seas

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 248-645-3320
artmuseum@cranbrook.edu

Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe," a career retrospective of one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century. Artmembers Always Free, Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Students with ID $6

http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/exhibition/alexander-girard-a-designers-universe/
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition
Through Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 734 936 3326
serrag@med.umich.edu

@ North Campus Research Complex, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Mi 48109
Carole Harris is a fiber artist, working primarily in the art of quilt medium. Her work has extended the boundaries of traditional quilting. Her process is improvisational. She lets the fabric and color lead her on a rhythmic journey, using combinations of commercially printed cottons, silks, linen, hand dyed, hand painted, vintage fabrics and paper thrown in. These materials are cut up, overlaid, hand stitched, burned, painted, repositioned, until she knows that she has arrived at her destination of a densely layered composition. Her work is included in many private and institutional collections and has been exhibited extensively worldwide. free

http://ncrc.umich.edu/art/bearing-witness

Art of Jade

Through July 30, 12-5 p.m.
phone 810-234-1695
info@flintarts.org
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Throughout history, jade has had profound cultural implications in different regions of the world. In ancient Mesoamerican cultures, jade was highly prized and often connected to rulers and spirituality. A wide variety of items, including tools, figurines, and jewelry reflected the strong cosmological and symbolic associations the culture had with this luminous, hard stone. Jade has also been an important artistic material in China for over 6,000 years. During this time, it evolved from serving ritual functions to personal usage. $0 – $7

http://www.flintarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/artofjade.html
Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Art of Jade

See What Stacey Started Live Model Drawing Session

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.
phone 586-246-8731
phoenixcafeart@gmail.com

This is a weekly live model figure drawing session open to the public. It is a relaxed atmosphere with no instructors, where artists are welcome to create in their own way, without any interference. No photography, but all physical mediums are allowed (as long as you can clean up at the end). It is an event named in honor of late artist Stacey Skiera. 10.00

https://www.facebook.com/groups/522614544477853/
Phoenix Cafe (map)
24918 John R
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 667-8817
wiggins.michaelj@gmail.com
See What Stacey Started Live Model Drawing Session

See What Stacey Started -- Live Model Drawing Session

Tuesdays, 9 p.m.
phone 586-246-8731
phoenixcafeart@gmail.com

This is a weekly live model figure drawing session open to the public. It is a relaxed atmosphere with no instructors, where artists are welcome to create in their own way, without any interference. No photography, but all physical mediums are allowed (as long as you can clean up at the end). It is an event named in honor of late artist Stacey Skiera. $5

https://www.facebook.com/groups/522614544477853/
Phoenix Cafe (map)
24918 John R
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 667-8817
wiggins.michaelj@gmail.com
See What Stacey Started -- Live Model Drawing Session
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