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Posted on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 8:11 a.m. Community Space showcasing artwork of John Shultz

By Staff

New works by local artist John Shultz are currently being displayed in the Community Space, and the public is invited to a reception this Thursday evening.’s Community Space features a satellite mini-art gallery managed by the Ann Arbor Art Center. The gallery showcases a local artist that rotates every few months.

The current exhibit features seven oil paintings by John Shultz of Ann Arbor. This collection is a study of color and the relationship of one to another.

In his artist statement about the works, Shultz says, “I am deeply moved by color. When I enter a room, the color is the one thing that moves me the most whether it be the color of the walls, the furniture, a rug or a piece of fruit on the counter.”

The exhibit will be on display at the Community Space, on the first floor at 301 E. Liberty (at the corner of Fifth Avenue) until March 5. An artist reception is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 16. The reception is open to the public. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

The Community Space at is open to public Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. In addition to the newly installed art gallery, the Community Space features computers with free internet access, free public WiFi, and use of conference room space by reservation. Comfortable seating and locally roasted coffee are also available in the space.


Brad Tedeschi

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 2:57 a.m.

Kind of embarrassing, something that derivative without any acknowledgment of influence?

hut hut

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

Boring status quo art befitting of annarbordotcom. This "concept" of color blocking is worn out and like Pete infers, Rothko did it better. It's time for Mr Schultz to get out of this rut and experiment with something new.

Kevin Smith

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 3:24 p.m.

I don't know. The one on the right kind of looks like the cover of Radiohead's "Amnesiac," only upside down.


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 3:17 p.m.

I dunno. Kind of looks like paint samples from Andersons.

Peter Baker

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 2:09 p.m.

I'm curious if the artist has ever heard of Mark Rothko? <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Usual Suspect

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 2:30 p.m.