Strange Fruit Served at Café Zola!
On large format photographs, that is! If you missed my show at the Power Center this past summer, or if the cold weather’s just got you jonesing for the Summer Festival, come check it out. Plus, Café Zola has really, really good food and drinks. It’s a regular date-night spot for me and Rico.
I can’t recall being center-stage for a press release before, so I’ll ask you to forgive my unsophisticated, provincial, “Look Mom!” giddiness as I now quote (in its entirety) the Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s release:
MYRA KLARMAN EXHIBIT OF FESTIVAL IMAGES ON DISPLAY AT CAFÉ ZOLA
ANN ARBOR (November 12, 2008) — Through the lens of a camera, and with the eye of an artist, local photographer Myra Klarman captures the beauty and magic of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in a new exhibit at Café Zola in Ann Arbor. Klarman’s collection of large-scale prints will be on display at the restaurant now through February 2009.
A portrait photographer who lives and works in Ann Arbor, Myra Klarman began working with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in 2007 and is now the event’s official photographer. “Photographing the Festival is one of my favorite personal projects,” says Klarman. “The evening light is superb, the performers are inspiring, and the community is so enthusiastic.” The exhibit at Café Zola, which is entitled OUTSIDE.IN, features photographs from the Festival’s 2007 season.
The exhibit brings a stunning, artistic flair to the walls at Café Zola. As an artist, Myra appreciates the restaurant’s beauty and energy. “Zola provides more than just a great physical space with expansive brick walls,” said Klarman. “It pulses with a spirit of celebration and joy — the same joie de vivre so many of us experience at the Festival". Since its installation last month, patrons have enjoyed browsing the collection and reminiscing about their favorite moments at the Festival. “We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase the beautiful images that Myra has captured of this great community celebration” said Robb Woulfe, director of the Festival. Most pieces are available for purchase, although they remain at Café Zola until the show closes.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s mission is to provide a widely accessible, high quality summer program representing a variety of the performing arts for the cultural enrichment and entertainment of a regional audience in a festive atmosphere. Started in 1983, the Festival attracts more than 60,000 people each year from the local community and throughout Southeast Michigan. The Festival’s 26th Season runs from June 12 through July 5, 2009. For more information, please visit www.annarborsummerfestival.org.
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is made possible with the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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