-This exhibition will feature the innovated expressions of six Metro Detroit artists — Herb Babcock, John Beckman, Pamela Day, Ray Katz, John Albert Murphy and Ann Smith. Working primarily in clay, glass, and metal, each artist has transformed their media into compelling decorative works of art. Works on view include stoneware, raku masks, ceramic heads, and sculptures in clay, glass, steel, stone, fiber, paper, and other materials.
Herb Babcock is an independent studio artist and Professor Emeritus with 40 years as the Glass Department Chairman at College for Creative Studies. He explores a quiet, meditative balance in his work that juxtaposes metal and stone while glass draws the viewer in with seductive light and radiant color.
John Beckman is a ceramic instructor and technician at Schoolcraft College. He creates functional and elaborate ceramic works through traditional and experimental hand and wheel-turned techniques.
Pamela Day is an active member of the Brighton Artist Guild, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, and Michigan Ceramic Arts Association. She applies color, detail and expression to ceramic figurative sculptures that gives each a distinctive personality and brings them to life.
Ray Katz is a sculptor and Professor of Art at Oakland Community College, where he teaches sculpture, drawing and design. He assembles fabricated metal elements into abstract forms that suggest rhythm, action and movement, achieve visual balance, and represent the evolutionary process of life.
John Albert Murphy is a frequent adjunct professor of ceramics at Wayne State University, Schoolcraft College and Wayne County Community College. He forms shapes and patterns in his porcelain works and abstract assemblages to convey messages about daydreams, cultural events, and everyday life.
Ann Smith is a mixed media artist and certified welder with a BFA from College for Creative Studies. She shapes steel, natural materials and found objects, selected for their symbolism, inherent qualities and ability to be manipulated, into sculptures that unfold the mysteries of the world around her.
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Works On View in the Gallery: All work is available for purchase by calling 248- 344-0497 or visiting our gallery in Northville.
Emerging Artist Wall – October 5 – December 15
Daniel Hawkins, Milford, Michigan
While growing up in Southeast Michigan, Daniel Hawkins discovered he had a talent for drawing. He attended Henry Ford Community College, where he grew to love watercolor and commercial art. Later, he developed his drafting skills at Lawrence Technological University, earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Dan works primarily with watercolor and colored pencil, although he has explored painting with oil as well. He often paints outdoors on weekends with the Michigan Plein-Air Painters, where his love for the outdoors and art come together.
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About our Exhibits
Every month, the Northville Art House features an art exhibition in the upper gallery. These exhibits highlight the work of some of the finest artists in Metro Detroit and throughout the country, in all mediums and genres. The work of emerging artists is also presented on an upper level exhibition wall. Opening receptions take place the First Friday of the month and are always free and open to the public.
Everyone is welcome at the Art House. We offer a variety of programs and services to make the Art House accessible to you. If you would like to view one of our exhibits and are a person with disabilities, please contact us to make arrangements to bring the art to our lower gallery or another accessible building.