Ann Arbor Art Fair http://michiganradio.org en Cool science prints help send young scientists to conferences http://michiganradio.org/post/cool-science-prints-help-send-young-scientists-conferences <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A group of doctors and researchers is getting in on the Ann Arbor Art Fair fun this week.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The program is called Bioartography. </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Faculty and staff across the university submit images of cells and tissue from their research labs.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The images are photoshopped to add bright colors and patterns.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The winning prints are then sold. All proceeds go to help graduate students and post-docs travel to medical conferences.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Dr. Deborah Gumucio helped develop the fundraiser in 2005. She said roughly $40,000 to $50,000 has been collected over the past nine years. That's been enough to give more than 80 students $500 travel awards.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">"I</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">t’s really important to get out to the public to tell them about what we do," said Gumucio. "How our work with the fruit fly and work with yeast, for example, can make huge differences in human health."</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The prints are a representation of the intersection between art and science.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">They will be sold at the Ann Arbor Art Fair this week. They're also for sale online.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">–&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Reem Nasr, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:48:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18368 at http://michiganradio.org Cool science prints help send young scientists to conferences Both art and science, Art Fair features images from under the microscope http://michiganradio.org/post/both-art-and-science-art-fair-features-images-under-microscope <p>Visitors to the Ann Arbor Art Fair saw some unusual art if they stopped by the University of Michigan Health System's booth this week.&nbsp;The Bioartography&nbsp;project features images of cells taken under a microscope.</p><p>Researcher Deborah Gumucio is director of the project. She says just about all of the images that doctors, post-docs and other researchers submit are incredibly beautiful, resembling abstract art.&nbsp;A panel of artists sorts through and selects the best.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:16:28 +0000 Tracy Samilton 13611 at http://michiganradio.org Both art and science, Art Fair features images from under the microscope Gourd muppets to swimming elephants: it's the Ann Arbor Art Fair http://michiganradio.org/post/gourd-muppets-swimming-elephants-its-ann-arbor-art-fair <p>Every summer, the Ann Arbor Art Fair draws more than half a million people to town.</p><p>Tourists come to shop, eat, and see work by artists from around the country.</p><p>Meanwhile, gear up for the crowds, the traffic, and the craziest time of the summer.</p><p>For four days, downtown becomes a tent city: more than a thousand artists and what seems like just as many vendors.</p><p>It can get a little nuts for residents like Lisa Larson.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:06:41 +0000 Kate Wells 8338 at http://michiganradio.org Gourd muppets to swimming elephants: it's the Ann Arbor Art Fair More than 1,000 artists featured at 53rd Ann Arbor Art Fair http://michiganradio.org/post/more-1000-artists-featured-53rd-ann-arbor-art-fair <div><p>Beginning on Wednesday, July 18, the Ann Arbor Art Fair will fill the streets of the city for the 53rd consecutive year.</p><p>Vendors selling everything from <a href="http://storify.com/AnnArborArtFair/seeing-things-that-have-never-been-seen-at-the-ann">underwater photographs</a> to <a href="http://storify.com/AnnArborArtFair/motorcycle-inspired-jewelry-adds-to-the-timeless-t">jewelry made from computer microcircuits</a> will crowd 27 city blocks as part of the four individual street fairs that comprise the event.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:27:24 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8205 at http://michiganradio.org More than 1,000 artists featured at 53rd Ann Arbor Art Fair Youth showcase art at Ann Arbor Street Art Fair http://michiganradio.org/post/youth-showcase-art-ann-arbor-street-art-fair <p>Eighteen&nbsp;students from the <a href="http://artsleague.com/">Arts League of Michigan </a>will showcase their drawings, paintings, and jewelry at the 2011 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. The students are a part of a five week program that exposes them to different types of art from all over the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Arrion Drumgoole is a student with the Arts League of Michigan.</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:45:41 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3419 at http://michiganradio.org Youth showcase art at Ann Arbor Street Art Fair