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ARTS INFO FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 2017
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PRISON CREATIVE ARTS PROJECT ART AUCTION

Michigan League, Hussey Room; Friday, December 8, 6:30-8:30
FREE

Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is holding an art auction to support the upcoming 23rd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. This auction will feature artwork donated by incarcerated artists, PCAP curators, University of Michigan faculty, and Michigan artists. Join PCAP for an evening with wine, dessert, art, and connect with the PCAP community.

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58 GREENE PRESENTS: HOW I MET THE GREENIES

Rackham Auditorium; Saturday, December 9, 7-9pm
FREE with a PASSPORT VOUCHER

58 Greene is the University of Michigan's premier co-ed, multicultural a cappella group! Check out their upcoming concert How I Met the Greenies!

Don't have the cash for a student ticket? Did you know that an Arts At Michigan Passport voucher can get you FREE and DISCOUNTED student tickets to great events like this one? Learn more here!

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TINY EXPO: INDIE HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT FAIR

AADL Library, Downtown Branch; Saturday, December 9, 11am-5:30pm
FREE

Tiny Expo features 45 artists and crafters selling handmade wares in a festive library space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. The annual holiday show is a great way to support your community and find unique gifts. Happening from 1pm-4pm during Tiny Expo: Screen Printing with Modati -- bring in something to print cool designs on! Hands-On Activities -- stop by the Secret Lab for some die-cutting, letter press printing, card making, and pom pom making.

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DIYPSI HOLIDAY MARKET

Riverside Arts Center (Downtown Ypsilanti); December 9-10

Join DIYpsi in celebrating in the do-it-yourself spirit this holiday season! Shop from 90 vendors representing the best handmade gifts in the Midwest while you sip locally roasted fair trade coffee and nibble on all everything from home made peanut brittle to spicy chicken or potato tacos. Make it a day with free holiday film screenings and an all ages make and take room! $1 Admission fee

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GIFTS OF ART: MICHIGAN MEDICINE EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBITION

Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1; Through December 10
FREE

Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It showcases the exceptional talent, creativity and accomplishments of artists in the extensive (~26,000) Michigan Medicine community. There are ribbon awards for Best in Category and Best in Show, and a People's Choice award will be determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit by using the on-site ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony held in the exhibit gallery, date TBA.

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2018-2019 M-PLANNER COVER DESIGN CONTEST
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Help us pick next year's M-Planner cover design!

We've got twelve student-created design options to choose from, and the winner will get $300 and have their work printed on the cover to the M-Planner, handed out during Orientation and sold all over campus! Vote online or see the designs on display in the Michigan Union Lobby and in the Pierpont Commons' Piano Lounge.

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Student Arts Organization Feature: Filmic



Filmic is a creative collective of cinematic problem-solvers. We use high quality production to tell the stories of the University of Michigan, its students, and beyond.



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Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to arts@umich.edu. It’s easy — 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!

Check out our past Haikus on the archive page!



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"The unexpectedness of Day’s set was part of what made it more magical. He combined the best parts of an arena concert — epic instrumentals and a sense of getting lost in the moment — with the intimacy and emotion of a small venue."

art[seen] blogger amgerson reviewed Howie Day's performance at The Ark. Read the full review »

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"Often times, accompanists need to have a deep understanding of dance in order to play for it—they are a constant student, collaborator, and teacher in the dance classroom."

arts, ink columnist mceste writes about the role accompanists play in dance classes. Read the full entry ››



Science As Art Contest
Submissions Due January 19

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Undergraduate students are invited to submit artwork expressing a scientific principle(s), concept(s), idea(s), process(es), and/or structure(s). The artwork may be visual, literary, musical, video, or performance based. A juried panel using criteria based on both scientific and artistic considerations will choose winning submissions. A number of submissions will be selected for prizes, some of which will be on display and/or performed during the Awards Ceremony and/or displayed in an online Contest Gallery. The entry selected for “Best Overall” will be awarded a cash prize, with smaller cash awards in other categories.

Call for Photos: Our Campus Now
The U-M Institute for the Humanities is creating a visual time capsule for the 2017-18 academic year, a living archive of photos taken by students capturing U-M in the moment, the present, in action, our own history in the making. Submit your photo(s) via Instagram DM to @umich_ourcampusnow­­. Include your major & graduation year. Include a 140 character (max) description or title.

Bell Tower Contest: Music for an Inclusive Soundscape

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Arrange music for the U-M bell towers that supports marginalized student identities (LGBTQ, DREAMers, first-generation students, multiracial students, and more) for a chance at five $200 prizes.

Xylem Literary Magazine: Call for Sumbissions
Xylem Literary Magazine has opened its submissions for the 2017-2018 issue! All undergraduate creative work is welcome. Xylem is a multi-media publication that publishes both visual and written material, and encourage an eclectic range of creative forms.
Submission Deadline: January 13

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