Programs

Unless otherwise stated, all programs below are free and open to the public, and will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Programs are held at the AAWA location at 4844 Jackson Road, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI.  (Located in the Jackson Square Plaza, parking in front of the building.)  Landmark: There is a cell phone tower on the north-west side of Jackson Road, next door to Jackson Square Plaza  See Map and Get Directions

Following is a brief listing of scheduled speakers. Please refer to our blog, Facebook page, bi-monthly newsletters and emailed announcements for more detailed information.

Marilyn Prucka (Fiber)
Mon, Sept 21, 2015, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Monroe fiber artist Marilyn Prucka finds inspiration in the landscape around her riverside home and studio, exhibiting her quilts across the country. She will be part of a two-person exhibit titled "Explorations in Fiber" at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, September 10 to October 3, 2015.

Steve Feinman ("Where's It Hanging? Keyes to Selling More Art")
Mon, Oct 19, 2015, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Join us for a two-hour presentation by business executive Steve Feinman that will guide you in developing a simple marketing plan for your art. This program is presented through SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of small businesses.

Graceann Warn  (Encaustic and Oil)
Mon, Nov 16, 2015, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Working primarily on wood panels using oils and encaustic, painter Graceann Warn uses images from architecture, science and archaeology in her work. Her formal education in landscape architecture and classical archaeology provides structure to artistic flights of fancy that always seem to revolve around some form of revelation or mystery.

AAWA Holiday Party, Potluck, and Gift Exchange
Sun, Dec 13, 2015, 1-3pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
AAWA members gather for our annual "White Elephant" gift exchange. There will be prizes for those most humorous presents! Please bring a dish to pass. AAWA will provide tableware and beverages.

Denise Willing-Booher (Watercolor)
Mon, Jan 18, 2016, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
The shapes and colors of nature fascinate watercolorist Denise Willing-Booher. Her subjects include landscapes, florals, portraits, and images from nature. She is the current president of the Michigan Watercolor Society.

Members Present!
Mon, Feb 15, 2016, 7:00pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
We're reviving this popular program, which features four AAWA members giving 15-minute presentations on their work. If you'd like to share your work, please email Paula Doe.

Janet Kelman (Glass)
Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 7:00pm (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Detroit native Janet Kelman has been working with glass since 1970. She creates art glass, etched glass, and architectural glass, including recent commissions for mosaics, lighting, and donor walls.

Valerie Mann (2-D & 3-D Mixed Media)
Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 7:00pm (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
Having grown up on an Indiana farm, Valerie Mann combines her love of the outdoors with re-purposed/recycled materials to create 2-D and 3-D works pushing the boundaries of possibility with materials.

Field Trip to Saginaw
Sat, May 21, 2016
We're going a bit farther afield this year with a trip to Saginaw to visit the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. The museum features a unique collection of more than two thousand works that span the 70-year career of Detroit-based public sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks. If enough people are interested, we'll also visit the Saginaw Art Museum, housed in the historic Ring Home, a 1903 mansion surrounded by gardens. Their collection includes paintings, sculpture, and photographs by American, European, and Asian artists; Native American art; African masks and objects; and folk art from American and Mexico. Watch for more details as we get closer to the date.

AAWA Annual Business Meeting & Potluck
Sun, May 15, 2016, 1-3pm  (Jackson Square Plaza Facility)
AAWA members gather for our annual closing meeting. Bring a dish to pass, dessert, or a beverage to share. AAWA will provide tableware and beverages.