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Ypsilanti Artist's Exhibit Opens at Chelsea Center for the Arts

Nancy Flanagan will showcase her works through April 5 in the center's art gallery.

The Chelsea Center for the Arts will debut a new exhibit titled "Nancy Flanagan: New Work to Michigan" on Saturday.

Flanagan, a resident of Ypsilanti, is introducing herself to the area by painting cityscapes on site around downtown Ypsilanti and Chelsea - many of which are on view in the new exhibit.

The exhibit can be viewed in the CCA gallery through April 5, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

Flanagan grew up in St. Louis, MS., attended The Studio School in New York, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Maryland Institute College of Art, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Art.

She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, including at Zeuxis, The Painting Center, The Merton Simpson Gallery, The Monserrat Gallery, and the Oxbow Gallery, among other venues.

Flanagan has held a distinguished academic career teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, including at Assumption College, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Dickinson College, and the University of Michigan.

She is currently teaching at Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, and the Chelsea Center for the Arts.

Flanagan has also been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Ford Foundation grant, and a Pollack-Krasner Fellowship.

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