Outside In // Artists of the Detroit Landscape
This collection of artists represents the diverse nature of the artistic movement in Detroit. Each artist creates work in their respective medium and style, using the ever-changing city as their canvas. Messages conveyed through their public art often draw attention to something more beautiful than the empty spaces they cover. Outside In gives an intimate look into works by these powerful artists known for their larger than life murals, sculptures and installations throughout Detroit.
Featuring work by…
DECO23 | Fel3000ft | Freddy Diaz | Hygienic Dress League | Sydney James | Brian Lacey | Nicole Macdonald | Malt | Monster Steve | Ouizi | Tead | Vito Valdez
Side Gallery // Kat Francis: Familiar Places
March 25 – May 10, 2018
Curated by Maxwell Davis and Tom Phardel, FUNction was composed of two areas of concentration, furniture and ceramics. The exhibition included over 50 artists and covered the various approaches of each field from the utilitarian to functional based sculpture.
Side Gallery // Ryan Thompson
A special thanks to our Exhibition Sponsors
Sachiko & Masayuki Matsushita
Ayako & Mark Urakawa
Mosaic Arts International Exhibition
May 4, 2017 – June 15, 2017
The 16th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. Each work exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.
The exhibition was comprised of a juried exhibit featuring the best in contemporary fine art mosaics from SAMA’s diverse international membership as well as a special invitational presentation of the work of Verdiano Marzi.
Verdiano Marzi has been called a "Mosaic Maestro," and he is indeed a master of the medium. Known in Europe and the United States for his creation of numerous public monuments, Marzi has exhibited his artwork throughout the world. In addition to exhibiting work, he also teaches mosaic in and around Paris, at the Chicago School, and in Japan. Marzi has partnered with the Louvre for twenty years to develop and lead the workshop series: "Fragmented Image: Mosaic." His book, "Studio Secrets," has been published in both French and English. He currently lives and works in Paris.
The presentation of the work of SAMA Members was juried by a panel of Internationally accomplished jurors, Gary Drostle, London, UK, Shug Jones, Garland, Texas, and Sergio De Giusti, Redford Township, Michigan.
Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition
March 5-April 13, 2017
The Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass were pleased to present our second Michigan Regional Glass exhibition. This exhibition was open to residents of the Toledo area, Windsor area and Michigan. From functional to non-functional, we celebrate everything that glass has to offer. Majority of each piece of artwork had to be glass and original in concept by the artist.
This exhibition was juried by Ferdinand Hampson.
About the Juror:
The founder and president of Habatat Galleries, MI., Ferdinand Hampson has been involved with artists working with glass for 40 years. He is the author of several publications, including "GLASS STATE OF THE ART", 1984, "INSIGHT: A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN GLASS", 1985 and "GLASS STATE OF THE ART II", 1989, all published by Elliott Johnston Publishers. He has most recently, in 2012, completed "STUDIO GLASS IN AMERICA: A 50-YEAR JOURNEY a 256 page hard cover book.
He has lectured extensively and written numerous articles and introductions for exhibition catalogues. His honors include the 2001 Visionary Award for monumental achievements in the contemporary craft field, in 2003, the Honors Award by the Glass Alliance as a pioneer in the field of contemporary glass and he has also received the Visionary Award from the Naples Art Expo. Internationally recognized as a noted authority and historian in the field, his name is synonymous with glass today.
Essence of Life // An all-media exhibition featuring art in celebration of Tu b’Shevat
January 8 – February 9, 2017
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Saturday, February 11, 2017—marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The holiday is marked by eating fruit, particularly grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. It is also a day in celebration of the idea that “man is a tree of the field,” and reflects on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue. Jewish and non-Jewish artists of all media are included, showing artwork reflecting on growth, renewal and nature.
Jean-Paul Aboudib | Jim Aho | Ken Axelrad | Emilie Beadle | Allison Berlin | Gregory Carr | Mat Cat | Heather Copinger | Ann Marie Curley | Espacia Fotiu | Alice Frank | Walter Griggs | Kelly Kaatz | Deborah Kashdan | Camille LaMontagne | Paul LaMontagne | Malt | Ernest Miller | Miriam Mir | Ellen Moucoulis | Kate Paul | Mike Ross | Kimberly Santini | Lindy Shewbridge | Ann Smith | Adrianna Stepiano | Linda Stern | Brenda Stumpf | Lena Joan Thomas | Rick Vian | Harry Villalonga
Rick Vian: Keeping a Wet Edge
October 30 – December 8, 2016
A showcase of paintings, drawings and prominent pieces from throughout the artist’s career.
A collection of works in all media by 41 abstract artists who have ties to Detroit. Curated by Rick Vian
Diana Alva, Anita Bates, Robert Bielat, Holly Branstner, Coco Bruner, Jim Chatelain, Terry Lee Dill, Barbara Dorchen, John Egner, Gary Eleinko, Todd Erickson, Marcia Freedman, Brenda Goodman, Dennis Guastella, Janet Hamrick, Carole Harris, Al Hebert, Meighen Jackson, Lester Johnson, Dennis Jones, Ray Katz, Brian Lacey, Addie Langford, Charles McGee, Allie McGhee, Robert Mirek, Erin Parish, Tom Phardel, John Piet, Sharon Que, Curtis Rhodes, John Rowland, Douglas Semivan, Robert Sestok, Gilda Snowden, Dayton Spence, Ron Teachworth, Lois Teicher, Nancy Thayer, Russell Thayer, Albert Young
Side Gallery // John McLaughlin
A special thanks to our Exhibition Sponsors
Dina & Herman (z”l) Brodsky I Michele & Matthew Bucher I Terry & Martin W. Hollander I Doris Shulman I TCF Bank