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PERSPECTIVE: small

A community art exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Small is a matter of perspective. From our eyes, we cannot see the pollen that the bee finds so enticing and such a diet would not sustain us. Nor can we see the individual strokes of a hummingbird’s wings as it gracefully sips from a flower. Should we imagine ourselves the size of tiny fairies, perhaps we could pick pollen as the bee does, or flit our wings as fast as a hummingbird. For this art exhibit, we are seeking ways in which the artist explores an alternative perspective from human eyes. Particularly, we would like to dial the focus in on elements of the natural world that we consider “small.”

Call for art:

Seeking artists to display their work at the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens located at 1800 N Dixboro Rd in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Artworks in all media are welcome including but not limited to drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture and more. We request that 2D pieces be a minimum size of approximately 8″x10″. All 2D artwork must be able to be hung on our hook and wire cliprail artwork hanging system. Contact forda@umich.edu for questions and concerns regarding the display of artwork. Our West Lobby can accommodate a variety of 3D artwork. The art will be on display at the same time as our holiday conservatory exhibit. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Not all artworks submitted will be accepted to the exhibition.
  • Applications Due: SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 2019 by MIDNIGHT

  • EXHIBIT DATES: November 30, 2019 through January 5, 2020 (Install November 25, 2019)

    NOTIFICATIONS OF SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE SENT BY: Friday November 1, 2019
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