Multi-Dimensional Art Exhibit opens Friday at CultureVerse in downtown Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR – A new exhibition featuring the works of Kara Thomas will open Friday at CultureVerse Gallery.

The exhibition, entitled “Dimensions”, is multidimensional and presents both material and immaterial art, mixing fine arts, ceramics and technology in the same space.

“‘Dimensions’ is about my creative process and refers to two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric terms,” ​​Thomas said in a statement. “When creating my works, I start with a flat shape and visualize different ways of creating a shape as a 3D shape. These shapes can range from a simple triangle to the complex hidden geometry of flowers.

“In my daily life, I constantly observe repeated patterns in architecture and nature which influence the way I interpret these forms in ceramic objects. I also use patterns and repetitions to evoke a feeling of expansion reminiscent of looking up at the northern Michigan night sky when I was a little girl.

The work of artist Kara Thomas titled “Strength in Identity”. (Kara Thomas)

Thomas, who also sits on the board of Twist Out Cancer, has 14 years of experience working with clay. Shortly after graduating from college, she began her career working as an automotive sculptor for General Motors.

His current studio – inside a renovated bank – is located in northwest Detroit.

According to a statement, Thomas is inspired by meditation for his works.

She said working with CultureVerse allowed her to take her work into a virtual dimension for the first time.

“The CultureVerse team allowed me to create a virtual art world as far removed from the traditional gallery setting as possible,” she said in a statement. “With my artwork and the talents of CultureVerse, we were able to create a cosmic interactive viewing experience. Whether from a phone or through virtual reality glasses, this technology goes beyond a still photo and allows people to see a 3D digital version of my works that is as close to reality as possible. . »

The exhibit will kick off with an in-person reception at CultureVerse on Friday between 6 and 10 p.m.

Exhibition hours between October 14 and November 14. 20:

  • Thursday: 4-8 p.m.

  • Friday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Saturday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

  • Sunday noon-4 p.m.

For more information about the artist, visit

CultureVerse Gallery is located at 309 S. Main St. For more information about the gallery, visit

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Christopher S. Washington