Argus Museum hosts new exhibit featuring four local Ann Arbor artists

Pin-up Women, an exhibit featuring local Ann Arbor artists, opens with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. The exhibit, hosted by the Argus Museum, 525 W.William in Ann Arbor, includes local artists Susan Lawless, Daniela Gobetti, Sophie Grillet and Sally Silvennoinen.

The exhibit runs through April 24.

Raise up the humble clothes line, celebrate its joyful appearance; acknowledge the artistry women have brought to it; reclaim its place as free wind and solar-powered, and naturally fresh-scented clothes drying; demand its return to American daily life! 

Who remembers:

Folding a sheet from the line together?

Seeing the laundry dance about like people?

Admiring the shapes and colors on the line, especially your own!

Having a good reason to step outside with a big basket on your hip?

Running between fluttering sheets with – or as – a giggling toddler?

Breathing in the fresh scent of naturally dried laundry?

Clothes lines have been used for thousands of years all around the world. Take a closer look at the familiar and see through fresh eyes: as good housekeeping, as environmentalism, as visual poetry, as a symphony of clothes dancing on the line.

“We are four photographers, members of Ann Arbor Women Artists – enjoy our show, just hangin’ … ” – Sophie Grillet

For more information, ARGUS MUSEUM