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Every Thursday at 11am, Motawi Tileworks offers a free tour of the Tileworks. You can scope out our studio, meet our staff, and watch the tilemaking process up close. No need to make a reservation - just show up! Best for ages 8 to adult.
Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive. Free. 734-213-0017. firstname.lastname@example.org www.motawi.com [map]
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Carol Evert's vibrant watercolors examine the environment though closely viewed botanicals and still lifes. Her paintings focus on the flat and pattern-like shapes of leaves and plants and the voluptuous blooms of flowers to communicate the wonder of nature. Within this composition she sometimes adds reflective and decorative man-made objects. The resulting paintings are boldly intimate and slightly abstract works of art. Her work has been in many group exhibitions, including Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Common Cup Coffeehouse, 1511 Washtenaw. Free. 734-327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com [map]
Half-hour docent-guided tours of photographs and artifacts in this restored 19th-century observatory museum. Also, a chance to pull the rope and rotate the telescope dome.
1-4 p.m., U-M Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann at Observatory. $5 suggested donation (U-M students, free). 763-3482. [map]
Mar. 10, 24, & 31. Docent-led tour, with audience participation, of highlights of UMMA collections.
1 p.m. UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Mar. 10 & 24. See review. Docent-led tour of the current retrospective of works by internationally renowned Nigerian artist Anatsui, a sculptor known for large wall sculptures made from discarded bottle tops. The exhibit spans 4 decades of Anatsui’s art, including works in wood, ceramic, and metal, as well as drawings, prints, and paintings.
2 p.m., UMMA, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]