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7hursday,,July 19., 1973


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ThursdoyJuly 19, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Eleven-S

Art Association
promo s crea tivity
By ROBERT A. DAVIDOFF tlist herself, Amick rents one of hanging outside City Council
Walking into the Ann Arbor the small studios down the first Chambers, in the public library
Art Association, an off-white halw ty. Althogh her door is and the Old German Restaurant.
building situated where Platt locked, thrgh the crack yo Also, pirate contributions and
Road curves off to uron River can see a myri-d of loud colors donated equipment keep the As-
Parkway, you feel arty and splashed ;41 over the room. socition in the black.
homey at the same time. Smil- FOUNDED 62 years ago, the Aside from the studio space
ing artists blush as you notice A s s oc i a t i on has had a that is rented to independent ar-
their work. Scurrying secretaries peritanent building or its own tists, the Association's facilities
smile as they rush to grab only since ast Aug. 1. M o r e inc'de several under-equipped
phones. Unfinished, the loosely than a ser-ice organnzation, its classrooms, two well - stocked
placed hangings are a reminder purpose lies in the education, workshops, and a large show-
that only the foundation of this promotion and interaction of ing room. Classes are being or-
association has been laid. fine arts and crafts. ganized for the fall, featuring
Jean Amick is its director. A Through commission on sales art professors from the Univer-
large, intense woman, her friend- of centrally located hangings, sity, Eastern .Michigan, and
ly attitude and genuine interest the Association pays its ex- Crnbrook Art Academy. These
add to the homey effect. An ar- penses. Their works are found profs work free of charge,in re-
turn for working space in the
C building.
*CAMICK IS QUICK to point out
Children love loca wthe dependetee upon contribution
the Association has. Among the
® artfestva I irt benefactors mentionedwhc is
outdoor r festiv the Potter's Guid, which do-
kiln. Annual membership fees
From its small begtnnitgs in vario's art forms and techniques also help with the high rent the
1959, the Ann Arbor art fair has have always played a key role in Association must pay for its new
grown to be one of the most the fair. Although these demon- and spacious facility.
popular and prestigious fairs in strations appeal to all persons In therear of the building,
the nation. Part of the reason with an interest in art, they are there are t workobileahomes,
for this popularity is a continu- particularly fascinating for chil- each one the working place of so
on. emphasis upon educating the dren. independent a r t i s t. Here,
public, as well as providing a THE CROWDS a r o u n d the spouses of medical students
marketplace for art, demonstrators are tften nde pass their free time creating
To this end, demoinstratitons of tp largely of wide-eyed attentive pottery. Unlike the inside of the
children. One woman who dem- Association, these rich young ar-
onstrated spinning at last year's ists have electric potter's
fair commented, "I have giotten wheels instead of the foot-pow-
oCa g oup ime excellent questions from ered ones the Association owns.
small, small children. low does There are no concrete plans
offers m USIC it work? Why does it work? I for the Association to receive
guess I must have explained the any accreditation. Amick talks
Music will accompany the Art mechanics of a spinning wheel optimistically a b o u t de-
Fair this week in the form of 150 times in the past two dayso" grees eventually being offered,
the newly organized Ann Arbor A supervised activity booth is but the others seem uncertain
Festival Orchestra and Chorus provided for children during fair that this could happen. "With
Comprised of area musicians, the hours. Here children are given the U of M and Eastern offering
orchestra will give three per- materials with which to create degrees in art, we should con-
formances this week. their own works of art. The walls tinue to provide non-enrolled in-
The program will contain Hay- of the activity area are covered dividuals the opportunity to fur-
dn's Symphony No. 61 in D Ma- with youngster's masterpieces. ther their artistic skills," Pat
jor, written in 1796, the f i r s t PARENTS WHO bring their Due, the Association's vice-resi-
movement of the Piano Concerto children to the fair, and many dent maintains. "That makes it
No. 2 composed by Beethoven in of them do, find much for them like an open school to an open
1794, featuring Paul Robinson as to do and see. Portrait painters community."
piano soloist, and the Haydn of the highest quality have booths WITH THE ART FAIR cur-
Mass in Time of War. at the fair. There is dramatic rently drawing all the attention,
THE MASS was written in entertainment, music and an it is the hope of the Association
1796 when Austria fought a losing ideal opportunity for children to that people will realize its year-
battle to Napoleon. The f i n a 1 become acquainted with both tra- round potential for the commun-
movement with tympani and mili- ditional and experimental art. A ity. Relatively new in its current
tary like brass gives evidence to friendly, active atmosphere stir- functions, the Association hopes
the truth of the title which Haydn- rounds the entire fair and artists to become a focal point in the
gave to the work are happy to talk to children and cultural capital of the midwest,
Performances are Thursday answer questions. Ann Arbor
Friday and Saturday evenings,
at 8:30 p t. in the Union Ball-
Tickets are a dollar per" per
WENK'S Sports Center
count Records on State St.. '- CPADSV ---
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