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July 16, 1997 - Image 9

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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1997-07-16

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Check out southern rock legend Lynyrd
("Freebird") Skynyrd Tuesday, July 22,
at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Wednesday
Clarkston. Call for tickets at (248) 645 6
*6666. AT ly1,19
Artists, spectators participate in an A2 summer tradition
By Anna Kovalszk artists at work, most of the fairs contain opportunities and where the nonprofits
Daly Arts Writer demonstration booths, where artists can "send a myriad of messages out -
It's time once again for one of the show their skills in many areas like something which is very Ann Arbor,"
largest and most frequented events in printmaking, ceramics, photography Brown said.
town during the and watercolor- Local vendors also share in the fes-
summertime, painting. Children tivities, with many hosting sidewalk
c o I e c t i i e 1 y r R E v i E w can visit the hands- sales and profiting from the large
known as the on children's booths, influx of people. Merchants largely
Ann Arbor Art The Ann Arbor where art teachers contend that the fairs are great for busi-
Fairs. The event lead them into a ness, drawing in a diverse clientele.
promises to be as Art Fairs world of discovering Although the art fairs are an enjoy-
wide-ranging in duly 1619 the fun of art. able part of the summer for most people,
artistic media as The Imagination a few contend that the fairs are a hassle,
it is in offering a multitude of events Station, part of the Summer Art Fair, especially students who have to battle
to satisfy all age groups and personal- provides entertainment, such as jazz crowds and traffic jams to attend sum-
' ity types. The three art fairs, covering music and gymnastics shows, all per- mer classes or jobs. LSA junior Jennifer
24 city blocks of downtown and cam- formed by community groups. Curren, a waitress at Seva Restaurant,
pus, attract more than 1,000 jurted Fairgoers can said,"The art fair
artists from all over the United Sates listen to guitar annoys me
and Canada, as well as more than half jazz, rhythm because there are
a million visitors. and blues, clas- too many people,
The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, in its sical, New Age' wealh ® 8 but at least I'll
38th year, was ranked the No. 1 Fine steel drum, and efmake more
Craft Show in 1995 by Sunshine Artist folk music, just money at work."
Magazine. The Ann Arbor Summer Art to name a few, However, perks,
Fair, in its 27th year, is listed by the on seven stages pervades the such as big sales
Harris List as one of the top five fine throughout the at popular stores,
art shows in the country. The State fairs. Special exhibit make the art fairs
Street Area Art Fair, in its 30th year, food vendors, more appealing
ranks in the top 10 best shows in the as well as many to students.
country and also displays 10 University local restaurants offer a variety of With so many skilled artists attend-
art students' works. culinary experiences. ing, everyone should make it part of
Besides the wealth of art, a certain A special part of the art fair, accord- their summer plans to attend this
charm pervades the exhibit, all con- ing to the Art Guild's Art Fair Director, nationally acclaimed celebration of
nected with the many hands-on events Shary Brown, is the local nonprofit art. Whether you make a large pur-
offered as well as ever-present commu- organizations booth set up in the cen- chase, or just enjoy the show, the art
sd rnity involvement. ter of the art fairs, where the audience fairs are a necessary Ann Arbor sum-
For those interested in observing can go to find out about volunteer mertime experience.
Eve Fleck (above
left) from Yellow
Springs, Ohio,
prepares her con-
temporary porce-
lain selection for
the 1997 Ann -'. -,
Arbor Art Fairs.
Jean-Pierre Weill
(right) hangs one -
of his multidimen-
sional paintings,
which include
three or four lev
els of painted
t, -a, glass or plexi-
glass atop one
another for a
us three-dimensional
F -- appearance. His
! assistantkHeek yu
- - Hong looks on in y
the reflection.
Doris Gould (left)
from Houston,
Texas, sets up
her sculptures
with her brother
Dan Sekellick
from Albany, NY,
at the Art Fairs,
B A C/ which run
suHDNuDAIANC/an lyms athrough July 19 OHDAN DAMIA CAPDJy

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