Thursday, September 27, 2007

Anne Fracassa

Time Crossing (City Symphony)
Mixed media on paper
6.5’ x 8.5’

Drive down Woodward in Detroit or Main Street in Ann Arbor on any day. Everywhere, you see the collision of past, present and future. State-of-the-art lofts are built in 19th century buildings, new pavement is laid over century-old brick streets, and chain drug stores replace pharmacies. Starbucks, not the neighborhood diner, substitutes for the town square, dispensing essential daily beverages and bringing the world to tiny tables. For the time being, beautiful water towers remain on the roofs of old buildings, silently witnessing the collisions below.

Anne C. Fracassa is a Detroit resident whose drawings and paintings of the urban environment reflect her love of Detroit and its rich history. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Anne moved to Detroit in 1961 after receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at Wayne State University in 1998. Anne’s Detroit studio is in the Pioneer Building, a converted factory located in the New Center Area of Detroit. Her work is exhibited in various galleries in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

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