Featured Exhibit

secret lives of images

solo exhibition by Joseph McGivern

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  • Show Dates

    July 3, 2024 - June 26, 2024


secret life of images

July 3  - July 26, 2024

Opening reception: Sunday, July 7th, from 2 – 4:30

Mid Reception: Sunday, July 21st, from 2 – 4:30

Free parking on Sundays!


secret lives of images

solo exhibition by Joseph McGivern

“Art should change lives,” says Joseph McGivern, solo exhibitionist for the month of July. McGivern is a contemporary colored pencil and graphic artist specializing in surrealistic flows incorporating iconic elements. Recently, his work has also included ink dip pen. 

“Since I can remember, I have felt an emotional connection to color and shape. Naturally  drawn to the Surrealistic movement, I saw the power of fine line and brilliant perspective  applied to seemingly limitless human creativity.” McGivern’s work is a series of inspirations over time evoking forgotten memories and formative emotions. Images are woven together and presented in a highly detailed natural scene, a poetic visual journey. 

McGivern’s precision in the work stems from his professional work in classical mechanical  drawing, drafting skills and engineering at Michigan Technological University. Joseph’s  engineering career has spanned microprocessor design, engineering startups and award winning industry innovations.

Pieces start with the foreground and progress toward the background using partial rendering  along the way to ‘create opportunities to develop depth and perspective with the yet  unimagined background.’ That is where the magic of McGivern happens!  

Especially for the Lawrence Street exhibit, he’s pursuing mid-century-inspired graphic design pieces and creating one-of-a-kind mobiles. So be sure to look up when you see the show. 

When visiting this exhibition, enjoy the work of 27 professional member artists displaying their recent work in painting, pottery, books, jewelry, and other mediums.

  • Opening Reception

    Sunday, July 7th 2-4:30 p.m.

  • Mid Reception

    Sunday, July 21st from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Last Day of Exhibit

    Friday, July 26th 2024

Current Hours
22620 Woodward, Ferndale MI
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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