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Ann Arbor Street Fair comes again!

Ann Arbor Street Art FairPark West Gallery is excited to announce the dates for the 2010 Ann Arbor Street Fair.  This annual event will be held July 21 – 24th and will include once again the most diverse, innovative and creative artists one can find.  Established in 1960, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is the original of the now four award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs.  It has been rated the best art fair by numerous magazines, bureaus and associations.

As always, the fair will include top local and out of state talent. This year’s poster was designed by the Art Fair’s featured artist, Mark Traughber from Pittsburgh, PA

What are your favorite Ann Arbor Art Fair memories? Share them here!

For Ann Arbor Art Fair details and a complete list of events visit www.artfair.org/

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Park West Gallery Artist Interview: Noah

Park West Gallery Exclusive! Contemporary artist Noah sits down for an interview, during which he talks about his relationship with Park West Gallery. Find out what he has to say about working with Park West!

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Artist Birthdays October 7 – JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER

JOHN WHITE ALEXANDER (Oct. 7, 1856 – May 31, 1915)

  • Nationality: American
  • Field: Painting, illustration
  • Art Movement: Symbolism
  • ARTiFact: In 1875 he began his career in New York as a political cartoonist and illustrator for Harper’s Weekly.
  • Artist Quote: “I have all sorts of crazy notions about getting down closer and closer to my work and even shutting myself up in some place in the woods and be a sort of Thoreau in art.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below):  Repose, 1895.

John White Alexander. Repose. 1895.

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Artist Birthdays October 5 – FRANCESCO GUARDI

FRANCESCO GUARDI (October 5, 1712 – January 1, 1793)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Venetian School, Rococo
  • ARTiFact: He was best known for producing vedute (view paintings) of Venice in a painterly style known as pittura di tocco (of touch) for its small dotting and spirited brush-strokes.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1775.

 Francesco Guardi. The Piazza San Marco, Venice. circa 1775.

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Artist Birthdays October 1 – EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM

EUGEEN VAN MIEGHEM (Oct. 1, 1875 – March 24, 1930)

  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Realism, Genre
  • ARTiFact: Nicknamed the “artist of the people”, his drawings and paintings captured the lives of typical harbor folk living and working in an international seaport: mothers with babies, children, bent old women, bearded men, stevedores, sailors, ship captains, prostitutes and women who stitched bags for grain.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Women of the Docks.

Women of the Docks. Eugeen van Mieghem.

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Simon Bull Art Exhibit At the Muhammad Ali Center

PARK WEST GALLERY offers an exciting collection of hand-signed sports collectibles showcasing the life and career of Muhammad Ali. The Park West Gallery collection includes mixed-media works by Peter Max and Simon Bull, commemorating the spirit of Ali and representing a unique collecting opportunity for admirers of Muhammad Ali – athlete, legend and tireless advocate for human rights.

A celebrity artist in his own right, throughout his career Simon Bull has aspired to create not just an image, but an experience. His passion to play with color and create with radiant hues bring the Champ to life like never before in his extraordinary interpretations of Muhammad Ali. Celebrate the career of Ali, “the greatest of all time,” as Simon Bull personally guides you on a tour of an exhibit of his artwork at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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All Aboard with Astounding Art Auctioneers

Michael Milkin. Cozy Cottage. 2009.PARK WEST GALLERY customers provide wonderful feedback about Park West artists and art auctions. We are proud to share the following compliments from some art collectors who recently enjoyed cruising with a fantastic art auction staff and Park West at sea…
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I just wanted to offer accolades to a very knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly staff that my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with onboard the Carnival Valor recently.

Not knowing their last names, but a grateful “thank you” to Angela, Michael, Michelle, and Donovan.

I hope that someday our paths will cross again. Please pass this along to them.

Again, thanks!”

Lewis M.
Disputanta, Virginia

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Artist Birthdays September 16 – JEAN ARP

JEAN (HANS) ARP (September 16, 1886 – June 7, 1966)

  • Nationality: German-French
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Dadaism, Surrealism
  • ARTiFact: During WWI, he devised a creative way of avoiding being drafted into the German army. Upon being summoned to the embassy, he took the paperwork he was given and, in the first blank, wrote the date. He then wrote the date in every other space as well, drew a line beneath them and carefully added them up. He then took off all his clothes and went to hand in his paperwork. He was told to go home.
  • Artist Quote: “Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Collage with Squares Arranged according to the Laws of Chance, 1916-17.

Jean Arp. Collage with Squares Arranged according to the Laws of Chance. 1916-17. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.__________________________________________________

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