Pop-up art gallery has distinct OU flavor
Beginning Friday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, Oct. 16 until 8 p.m., The MicroMacro Art Biome pop-up art gallery in downtown Detroit will feature the work of 16 artists and artistic groups from seven different countries.
Many of the artists have OU connections. The multi-disciplinary gallery will showcase film, dance, portraiture and installation, all specially created for the Biome and all focusing on the themes "Micro/Macro" and "Indigo."
OU Theatre alumna G. Louise Cooper is spearheading the event, with theatre professor Jeremy Barnett acting as project manager.
OU-associated artists include:
- Performance by Take Root - Dance company in residence, under the artistic direction of Assistant Professor of Dance Ali Woerner and Associate Professor of Dance Thayer Jonutz.
- Work from Amarant Design Collective will be displayed - Detroit-based installation collective co-founded by Theatre professor Jeremy Barnett and Theatre alumna Gina Smothers, also featuring a number of OU students and alumni as associate artists
- Graduates of Oakland University's B.F.A. Dance program, Tess Keesling, Vivian Costello and Jordan Reynolds have teamed up with photographer/videographer Sam Paraventi of Minty Photography on a project which aims to utilize their combined talents and explore the mixed medium of “dance for the camera.”
- Zakary Hallett, an OU Cinema Studies alum, will be showing his work
- Lucy Price, current BFA Acting student, will be exhibiting her work
Tentative schedule of events:
Friday 10/14 (Vernissage/Grand Opening)
6 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Place and Borrow a performance devised by Maya & Rouvelle 8pm Q&A with the Artists
Refreshments and mingling until close at 11 p.m.
1 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Take Root a dance performance 10 p.m. Close
1 p.m. Doors open 8pm Close
*Live musical performances by Jordan Reynolds will happen sporadically each day*
More information and registration to attend on the MicroMacro website