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February 11

Ann Arbor Art Center Workshops at UMMA

Friday, February 11, 11:10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Fridays from January 14 to March 25 (10 weeks)
$80 full series/$10 one-time drop-in fee (cash only)
Check-in and materials provided at the Visitor Information Desk
Register for the full series at

Feed the spirit and the mind and learn to draw on your lunch break. This drop-in gallery class offered by instructor Heather Accurso provides you with the opportunity to learn to draw with works in UMMA's collections as your inspiration. Learn the powers of close observation and experiment with proportion, perspective, line quality, value, composition, and personal style. No experience necessary — all are welcome!

categories: Artmaking

Guided Tour

Friday, February 11, 12:15–12:45 p.m.

Finish your lunch then feed your spirit with art of the world. Come in to the beautiful and warm UMMA environment for a tour designed specifically for the lunch hour. Student Docents will offer you 30 minutes of conversation about art in the UMMA galleries around entertaining themes such as life, love, and heroes.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Mark Webster Reading Series

Friday, February 11, 7–9 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

One MFA student of fiction and of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends—a Webster reading makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

categories: UM Student Programs

The Ark at UMMA

Friday, February 11, 8–10 p.m.

This series, now in its second year, invites student songwriters from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Washtenaw Community College to submit their original music demos in order to compete for a live performance showcase at UMMA and a chance to perform at The Ark. Students will perform at three showcases in January, February, and March. Finalists from each showcase will perform at the finale on March 25, during which the winner will be announced.

Performing at this showcase are Daniel Berryman (UM), Gan Ainm, Celtic Duo (UM), Jeff Koelzer (UM), and David Artushin (WCC).

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categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs