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The Ann Arbor Art Center presents ‘Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey’


Ann Arbor: The Ann Arbor Art Center hosts Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey on display October 3 through November 11, 2008. The opening reception which is free and open to the public, will take place Friday, October 3, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. 


Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey seeks to acknowledge, explore and celebrate the universal creative spirit that perseveres through war and genocide. Fourteen Michigan based artists who have suffered forced displacement from their homelands either personally, or through the experience of their parents or grandparents have been selected by the panel of jurors. Their work which ranges in mediums from egg tempera and gold leaf to hand painted ceramic tiles exemplifies the invincible artistic spirit. 


Panel of Jurors:

  • Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil , Professor at the Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn
  • Gloria Pritschet, co-Director of the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor
  • Elise Weisbach a member of the University of Michigan Museum of Art Friends Board


In conjunction with the exhibition, the Ann Arbor Art Center will offer a variety of programs including a community art projects and family cultural arts workshops.


The Ann Arbor Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in the education, exhibition, and exploration of the visual arts.  Founded in 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center is Michigan ’s third oldest arts organization. 


For more information regarding exhibitions, please contact Irene Gelbord at 734.994.8004 x 110, explore www.annarborartcenter.org, or visit the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 W. Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor.  The Art Center is open Monday-Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5:30.


The Art Center ’s Exhibitions are supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.





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