We are focusing on Detroit and its suburban neighborhoods, and the character of this region in this new competition exhibit. Participating artists are sharing their visions of the cultures and their experiences in this region.
Our juror is Rachel Reynolds Z, a professor of drawing and painting at Oakland University. When not creating art in her Hamtramck studio, she also shares her knowledge of art with adult learners at the Flint Institute of Arts, painters meeting weekly in Grosse Pointe, youth in Farmington Hills and high school home-schoolers.
For jurying this exhibit, Rachel was interested in the various ways in which artists are able to translate and bring attention to the details, textures and cultures that comprise the subject of “place.” Urban environments are rich in character and specificity that arouse the senses. Each of the pieces selected to be included in the exhibition successfully communicate or bring awareness to unique aspects of our metropolitan landscape.
Anise Austin, Lathrup Village
Arnold Berkman, Okemos
Kathleen Boettcher, Farmington Hills
Winnie Chrzanowski, Royal Oak
Daren Dundee, Clinton Twp.
Jan Filarski, Ray
Myles Gallagher, Grosse Ile
Rosemary Lee, Howell
Agnes Miller, Troy
Cindy Parsons, Oakland
Christine Panyard, Dearborn
Nancy J. Rodwan, Detroit
Jarie Saad Ruddy, Royal Oak
Margaret Squires, West Bloomfield
Lonora Swanson-Flores, West Bloomfield
Mary Kelleher Tassone, Troy
Vasu Tolia, Bloomfield Hills
Carrie Wheeler, Plymouth
Visit the Gallery to see the exhibit from October 5 – 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9
Mid-Month Reception: Friday, October 21, 6-9