Recently created art in a variety of media will be on display during the “28th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition,” which The Village Theater Gallery at Cherry Hill will open with a special reception and awards presentation on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The public is invited to attend this free event, which is scheduled to begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 7:00 p.m., at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI.
Bringing together works of some of the best artists throughout southeast Michigan, this popular exhibit contains works in a variety of media, including: Oil, Acrylic, Photography, Cutwork, Ink Stippling, Colored Pencil, Woodcut, Watercolor, Porcelain, Graphite, Inks, Charcoal, Conte/Pastel, Pen & Ink, Sculpture, Silverpoint & Mixed Media. A total of 168 works were submitted, resulting in the selection of 35 pieces as part of the exhibition, which will run from October 4 -30, 2022, in The Gallery at Cherry Hill.
“We are so very pleased to continue to be able to bring quality art to our community, as well as providing highly talented artists with opportunities to present their work in Canton,” said The Gallery at Cherry Hill Coordinator Elli Fassois. “We look forward to hosting the 28th Canton Fine Arts Opening Reception on October 13th and we will be able to hear directly from the juror and winners whose amazing art will be exhibited throughout the month in our gallery.”
This year’s opening reception will feature free wine and cheese, as well as live music performed by pianist Jennifer Knoll.
This year’s distinguished juror is Todd Burroughs, who is the founding director of Atelier School of Art in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is best known for his realist drawings, oil paintings and passion for teaching and has received numerous awards and honorifics for his paintings.
Featured artists, include: Jean-Paul Aboudib, Canton; Calvin Waterman, Ypsilanti; Durwood Coffey, Westland; Jan Dale, Allen Park; Lori Zurvalec, Grosse Point; Cynthia Carleton, Farmington Hills; Jessica Waterstradt, Northville; Jim Rehlin; Meike Rapp-Ullman, Rochester Hills; Barbara Kish, Canton; Larry Zdeb, Troy; Shreya Balla, Canton; Aileen Mozug, Livonia; Mandy Pringle, Canton; Elbert Weber, Canton; Frances Santoro, Essexville; Linda Klenczar, Saline; Barbara Eko Murphy, Northville; Martine McDonald, Allen Park; Sylvia Ford, Carleton; Lydia- Hannah Wilson, Canton; Tina Hotchkiss, Ypsilanti; Constance Sanocki, Ann Arbor; Kathy Lochmann, Plymouth; Sonia Giannini, Northville; Mary Jo Caruana, Romulus; Lisa Schoen, Canton; Dennis Gordon, Ann Arbor; WanChuan Kesler, Northville; and Chuck Schroeder, Livonia.
The Village Theater Gallery at Cherry Hill has exhibition hours throughout the year (except for major holidays), Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m. by appointment, and during all public performances. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more additional information about the 28th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.