Ann Arbor, Dec. 9, 2008: The Ann Arbor Art Center presents Probing the Matter of Substance, featuring artists Jung Yeon Choi, Helen Gotlib, and Mary Penn. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, 2008, from 6-8 p.m, and the exhibition will be on display through February 15.
Artists Jung Yeon Choi, Helen Gotlib, and Mary Penn explore the organic world in which we live through a variety of mediums. Originally from Korea, Choi recently received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her delicate ethereal sculptures capture the fragility of the world around us.
A native of Ann Arbor and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Gotlib’s powerful botanical drawings encompass the struggle of nature and its desire to overcome death.
Penn received her MFA from Ohio University. Her plaster paintings and drawings stem from the quasi-organic shapes created by the gravitational force of dropped plaster and are brought to life through vibrant colors.
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, 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.