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Works by Michigan Artists

 

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were that year, what image we wanted to project. But what really made it "classy" (or so we thought) was framing the giant poster with a cheap but giant frame.

As we grew older, we shifted from posters and prints to original art. However the tension between the look we want to project, the space in which we live, and the cost continues to hang in balance.

I had heard for many years about the art print collection available for loan at the Ann Arbor District Library, but didn't know where to find it. It turns out the posters and prints are on display on the third and fourth floors of the downtown branch, where folks can view and check out every past Ann Arbor Art Fair poster, posters from art museums around the country, prints of famous paintings and drawings ("The Scream," "Starry Night," "Don Quixote"), photography, calligraphy, and original art. Walking through the collection like a gallery, knowing all I had to do was take a piece off the wall and it could be mine for eight weeks, was easy, fun, exciting.

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