ANN ARBOR – In celebration of June being Pride Month, The Guild of Artists & Artisans (The Guild) announces fluid. man. woman. and the space between., an all media exhibition in Gutman Gallery exploring what is inherently masculine or feminine and whether or not it’s even relevant. The exhibition will be on display May 13 through June 18.
The community is invited to help us kick off fluid. man. woman. and the space between. with an open house style reception on Friday, May 13 from 4-6pm. Stop by the gallery to experience the show firsthand, meet some of the artists, and listen to live music from Koro Kouyate. Be sure to follow along on our Facebook Event Page for reception details, exhibition updates, and artwork highlights.
fluid. man. woman. and the space between. was juried by Guild staff and guest juror, Armando Pedroso, accomplished Michigan-based artist. The exhibition features 26 works from 16 talented artists, representing a variety of styles, techniques, and media. Among these works, the show includes a mixed media sculpture by Pamela Day, two mixed media monoprints by John Gutoskey, and two photographs by Hailey Hayward.
Talking about her photographs in the exhibition, Hailey Hayward says, “In simple terms, the feminine and masculine only hold “serious” and confining meaning socially. In my experience being a woman, I am assumed to be sweet, delicate, comforting, and all things assigned and associated with the feminine. In reality, we as humans obtain both masculine and feminine and should embrace these qualities instead of limiting ourselves to only one type of existence.”
Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Artist Pop-Ups will continue on Saturdays in Gutman Gallery. Art-lovers are invited to visit the gallery on Saturdays to meet the artists behind the work and shop a wider variety of their art. Different gallery artists will be setting up shop each Saturday from 11am-5pm. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram, where we will announce the line-up each week!
The Guild continues to take measures to create a safe and comfortable environment for its community of artists and art-lovers. At this time, The Guild recommends masks in the gallery, but does not require them (masks are available to those who wish to have one). Hand sanitizer stations, courtesy of Mammoth Distilling, are set up throughout the gallery, surfaces are wiped down regularly, and touchless payments are an option for all transactions.
Gutman Gallery is thankful to its donors and community partners whose support makes this and other programs possible. A special thank you to our community partners: Vic Gutman & Associates, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, Mammoth Distilling, and Dollar Bill Printing.
- Pamela Day
- Scott Gelander
- John Gutoskey
- Hailey Hayward
- Laura Johnson
- Nicole McKay
- Carol Morris
- Isabella De la Mora
- Emilia Nawrocki
- Mikki Sharp
- Dina Stillings
- Betsy Stubbs
- Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff
- Rick Wedel
- Leo Willer
Gallery Events + Workshops:
- May 13, 2022 from 4p-6p: Opening Reception for fluid. man. woman. and the space between.
- May 14, 2022 from 11a-5p: Artist Pop-Up with klizaDESIGN + Rick Wedel
- May 18, 2022 from 6p-8p: Flower Block Workshop with Kris Cravens Pottery
- May 21, 2022 from 11a-5p: Artist Pop-Up with Isabella De la Mora + Marie Parmer
- June 11, 2022 from 11a-5p: Artist Pop-Up with Laura Mason + Betsy Stubbs
- June 15, 2022 from 6p-8:30p: Poppy Fields in Acrylic or Soft Pastels with Mary Jane Erard
- June 18, 2022 from 11a-5p: Artist Pop-Up with Val Tomich + IPA Ceramics
Location & Hours:
- Gutman Gallery: 118 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- Open: Wednesday – Saturday 11am-5pm
*Also available by appointment by contacting Elizabeth at email@example.com.
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The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a non-profit, membership organization of professional artists. Established in 1970, The Guild’s mission is to promote community awareness, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to maintain a support network for artists, which provides educational, mentoring and marketing opportunities. The Guild is recognized and valued for its ability to showcase independent artists, bringing their artwork to the community via its juried fine art and fine craft fairs. It is a trusted source for artists and fairgoers alike. The Guild is best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
Gutman Gallery is an inclusive fine art space open to all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, racial group, etc. Not only is the gallery home to rotating art exhibitions and a gallery shop, but it also provides a creative space for the community to come together for workshops and events, both in-person and online.