Art Gallery

Currently in the Gallery

Reception: June 13, 5-7 pm

Exhibition Showing: June 11 – July 30

Artist: David Hile, Graphite, Pastel & Charcoal

Artist Statement:

Picasso said, “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” Perhaps because of my background as an illustrator — where I did a lot of detailed realistic rendering — I’ve taken a stripped-down approach to my current work. Using graphite, charcoal, and pastel, I’ve developed a mostly linear style. Though simple, I aim to develop fully realized works that are universally appealing, highlighting the dignity of humanity and a unity with the earth and the creatures we share this planet with. Mostly, I strive for a sense of emotion, symbol, and psychological depth – no small challenge in a mere drawing. I view my drawings not as initial sketches, but as fully-realized artistic statements equal to a painting or sculpture.

A friend recently commented on one of my drawings, and I can’t state my artistic goals any better than they did:

“Nice tension between open space and intense line work. You’ve used a very personalized flat graphic style to portray psychological depth, an excellent accomplishment!”

My work is inspired by the late 19th and early 20th century Masters Picasso, Modigliani, Castorati and Schiele, as well as Japanese woodblock prints. In the future I plan to expand into other mediums, but for now I am happy to continue to explore my artwork through my drawings.

Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment.

Upcoming Gallery Receptions

Reception: August 11, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Exhibition Showing: August 1 – August 30

Artist: Hannan House, All Media

Artist Statement:
THE CREATIVE SPIRITS was formed at Detroit’s Luella Hannan Center for Creative Aging. The group was formed while exploring and perfecting their creative skills in Hannan’s weekly art classes. Their art is frequently exhibited at the Ellen Kayrod Gallery in The Hannan Center in Detroit. The artists realized that their art was more than a hobby and that their creations were valuable and deserved to be exhibited in galleries and other public exhibit spaces. The desire for additional recognition motivated the group to become more serious about their works. This new perspective sparked development of the art collective known as “The Creative Spirits.”

Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

Reception: September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Exhibition Showing: September 4 – October 13

Artist: Laura Seligman, Encaustic

Artist Statement:
I am interested in the interface between contemplative and creative practices. The process of inquiry about perception and imagination guides my exploration with a variety of materials. A willingness to take risks, to not know what will emerge, and to welcome failure unequivocally invites freedom to experiment and play. Direct experience while making is its own fulfillment. My aspiration is to invite others to look and discover their personal response.

Expressing abstract impressions of the natural world is my current focus. Images of the vast sky, sandy beaches and rocky coastlines are rooted in my childhood. Aerial views of mountains, deserts and farmland on flights spark my imagination. I am drawn to the geometry, color and textures of the landscape. Beneath any surface is a dense, layered history that simultaneously conceals and reveals its narratives. I capture a moment in time, exploring how life constantly shifts inside and all around me.

Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

Reception: November 7, 4:30-7 pm

Exhibition Showing: October 15 – December 2

Artist: Cathryn Amidei, Fiber
Nancy Wolfe, Drawings & Photography

Artist Statement: TBA

Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.

Reception: TBA

Exhibition Showing: December 4 – January 13

Artists:

  • Angie George, Photography
  • Linda Hempencamp, Ceramics
  • Aaron Dworkin, Digital Photography

Artist Statements: TBA

Art exhibits are available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.