October 5 – 27: PATTERNS + SYMBOLS: The Art of Hiroko Lancour 

Paper Sashiko #10, calligraphy paper, Mino washi paper. acrylic on watercolor paper, 30” x 23”

-PATTERNS + SYMBOLS features hand-dyed fabrics, ink drawings, acrylic paintings and paper weavings by Hiroko Lancour. Hiroko shares a body of mixed media work with repetitive motifs and underlying symbolism. Visitors to the exhibition can learn more about the artist and her work through a unique interactive drawing where chance dictates the outcome.

Born and raised in Japan, Hiroko Lancour is a mixed-media artist with cross-cultural aesthetics between East and West. Her earlier career in information technology has added to her artistic expressions. Often methodical and process-oriented, Hiroko explores the concept of dichotomy by juxtaposing contrasting qualities such as Japanese/ American, order/chaos and intentional/accidental. She frequently employs the use of pattern, repetition, geometry and structural organization. Discovering underlining meanings in repetitive patterns and procedures has become one of her focal points.

Hiroko received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Wayne State University in 2014. She has won various scholarships and awards including the Bud Bernstein Endowed Prize Fund at Wayne State University, first place for the John F. Korachis Scholarship at the Detroit Artists Market and “Best of Show” at the National Fiber Show at the Grosse Pointe Art Center. She has also exhibited in numerous shows including “Artist in Resonance: Hiroko Lancour at the Charles Lang Freer House” at the historic Freer House in Detroit, Michigan and “Integrated Patterns: Structured Abstraction” at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art in Midland, Michigan.

Join us at the Art House for the opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.

Works On View in the Gallery: All work is available for purchase (except where NFS is indicated) by calling 248- 344-0497 or visiting our gallery in Northville. Awards Winners were announced at the opening reception (see where noted). 

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. 

Our classroom and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible by entering through the back door near the handicapped parking.
Service dogs are welcome.