This month, the Malletts Creek branch has a special exhibit, "Works by Michigan Artists: New Art Prints from the AADL Collection," which includes original paintings, photography, prints, and drawings by Michigan artists in its collection. Artists include Thomas Walsh with his whimsical long-legged animals, Karin Wagner Coron with her soothing Michigan landscapes, as well as Kay Cassill, Patrick Young, and Nate Caplan. Many of these artists also live and work in Ann Arbor, so this is a great opportunity to see the art of our community and our community in art all displayed in one place.
Then take it home.
The exhibit at Malletts Creek runs through September 13, and artwork from this exhibit can be checked out starting mid-September. Three prints or works of art can be checked out (from the downtown branch) for eight weeks at a time. Prints are professionally framed and come with big carrying bags to help with transport. Images of the entire collection are also available in the Ann Arbor District Library's online catalog (search under "Catalog" for "Unusual Stuff").
[Originally published in September, 2012.]