This exhibition is the culmination of the IB Art experience for students at Northville High School. The students present a selection of their best work in the form of a curated final show, and defend and articulate their purpose and intention in a written rationale.
“The visual arts are an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding (www.ibo.org).”
Each year, the National PTA offers local, regional, state, and national opportunities for young artists in preschool through grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity. Join us for the 50th Anniversary of the National PTA program as we present Northville’s best in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts.
The 2018-19 theme “Heroes Around Me” sparks imagination and creativity at school and at home.
This juried competition will showcase the beauty, richness, and versatility of colored pencil through works selected by juror Barbara Goodsitt.
Complete the online entry form here>> by Sunday, March 17 at 11:59 pm EST.
This exhibition features plein air and studio oil and pastel compositions by two Michigan artists highlighting the bucolic landscapes, life, and nature of Michigan.
Alan Maciag is a 1974 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Masters Degree in Art Education. He has retired after teaching art for the last thirty-two years in the Frankenmuth School District. His inspired works are numerous and are in private collections in California, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Germany and France.
Alan paints with oils en plein air or outdoors. The pure beauty of nature inspires his paintings. Alan is especially moved by sunlight and the magic a ray of light can cast upon a particular subject revealing the depth and fundamental form waiting to be captured on canvas…from a field of poppies to an Ida Red apple. His rural landscapes, often depicting the the vast rural farmland around his home, are a balance between form, distance, color and content. This balance creates a sense of calm and bucolic reverence for the rural heritage of Michigan. One is invited to simply “step in” for a moment and be surrounded by the spirit created on the canvas.
“As an ‘open air’ painter, I channel all my sensory faculties to absorb the truth in sight complemented by the atmosphere around me. By placing myself among these magnificent gifts of light and nature, my visions are propelled from my head to my hand to my canvas… I use no formulas for painting but have learned to trust my own vision to find truth before me.”
Tom Tomasek has had a lifelong love of drawing and painting and has exhibited his work professionally for more than twenty years. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions including at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, the Saginaw Art Museum in Saginaw, and the Governor’s Residence in Lansing. His work has also has been selected for publication in Pastel Journal Magazine and in the book, The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Tom’s award-winning pastel compositions depicting Michigan landscapes and nature are known for highlighting the interactions between land, sky, water and light. He attributes is appreciation of landscapes to his rural upbringing, which includes beautiful places like the Great Lakes as well as the ordinary views like the farm fields we drive by everyday. While many of his larger pieces are produced at his studio, Tom, like Alan also paints en plein air.
“I am trying to capture not just a view, but also a feeling that a place evokes. When I finish a painting, my hope is that it enables me to return to that place and moment. I’m especially happy when others who view my work can also feel a sense of that place and time.”
In a nod to our location, as well as our philosophy of bringing the community something unexpected, West of Center is an annual effort to showcase contemporary artworks. For the exhibition, our distinguished juror will selected works of art from based on his or her vision with an emphasis given to compelling works of art presented in new, imaginative and unexpected ways.
This exhibition will feature portraits and figurative work developed in the studio from a live model. The work includes paintings in in oil and pastel, as well as drawings in charcoal. The participating artists include Susan Perrish, Mary Step, Sara Hadley, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Connell, Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Jayne Brophy, Janet Kondziela, Nina Ashraf Asmi and Lynn Newman.
The biennial Small Works exhibition featured works by artists from Michigan and around the country. The exhibition includes photography, paintings, ceramics, fibers, jewelry, and more juried by the Northville Art House’s Exhibition Commitee. All works are for sale and measure 12 inches or less in all dimensions. The majority of art will be on sale for under $300 making them perfect holiday gifts.