“Mary Ann Aitken: Indomitable Spirit” at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center March 17

“Mary Ann Aitken: Indomitable Spirit” at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center March 17


Birmingham, MI – Free and open to the public, “Indomitable Spirit” is a posthumous solo exhibition of works by artist, Mary Ann Aitken, at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.  Also free and open to the public is a related special event on March 17, 2019.

Born in Detroit in 1960 (died 2012 in Brooklyn), Aitken was for 30 years a prolific artist whose works include paintings, drawings and impastoed assemblages.  Her pieces have been showcased in posthumous solo and group exhibitions in Michigan, New York and Berlin.

Aitken’s work is included in the collections of: Wayne State University, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“We are so excited to showcase this important body of work by a Cass Corridor artist,” said Annie VanGelderen, BBAC President & CEO.  “Aitken’s work demonstrates the rawness and emotional underpinnings of a lifelong artist and art therapist.”

Sun., March 17, 2019; 1 – 2:30 p.m.

An in-depth look at Aitken’s art by Ed Fraga; Reading by Maureen Aitken (Mary Ann’s sister) from her recently-published and award-winning book of short stories, “The Patron Saint of Lost Girls”

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

1516 S. Cranbrook Rd. in Birmingham

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, has been providing “art for all” since 1957, and is a regional art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences.  Each year, more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages, preschool to senior citizens.  Throughout the year, nearly 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public. The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square-foot facility with nine classrooms studios, five exhibition galleries and retail Gallery Shop.

More info: https://bbartcenter.org/exhibits/


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