Eye-pleasing multi-media art on display at free Canton exhibition

 Eye-pleasing multi-media art on display at free Canton exhibition

J. Susan Aitken’ painting “Sunny Days” is one of 34 work that will be on display.

Recently created art in a variety of media will be on display during the “29th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition,” which The Village Theater Gallery at Cherry Hill will celebrate with a special reception and awards presentation on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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 p.m., at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton.

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, watercolor, graphite, inks, charcoal, conte/pastel, pen & ink, sculpture and mixed media.

Thought-provoking pieces

A total of 150 works were submitted, resulting in the selection of 34 pieces as part of the exhibition, which will run from now through Oct. 29 in The Gallery at Cherry Hill.

A painting by Jean-Paul Aboudib
A painting by Jean Paul Aboudib

This year’s opening reception will feature free wine and light refreshments.

“Once again we are so pleased to showcase the works of these highly talented artists in Canton,” said The Gallery at Cherry Hill Coordinator Elli Fassois.

“We look forward to hosting the 29th Canton Fine Arts Opening Reception 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 distinguished juror is Jeff Cancelosi, who is an artist, curator and photographer, and is widely recognized for his ongoing creation of photographic portraits of national, regional and local artists.

Distinguished juror

His artwork has been juried into shows across the United States by curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the DIA Art Foundation of New York, the Berkeley Art Museum and more.

This work by Alex Gilford features tugboats
This work by Alex Gilford features tugboats

Featured artists, include: Jean-Paul Aboudib, Susan Aitken, Loralei R. Byatt, Nancy Coumoundouros, Christina Czaja, Jennifer Davis, Ava Doyle, Alex Gilford, Rarroon, Debbie Grifka, Bryan Grose, Marcia Hales, Tina Hotchkiss, Larry Hoxey, Jenn Kesler, Linda Klenczar, Margaret Larson, John Middlestead, Michael Morelli, Lidia Natanail, Robert du Nord, Robert Piatek, Kelly Potter, James Rodriguez, Jeffery Schofield, Claudia Selene, Nicole Szymanski, Alicia Vasseli, Nancy Wanchik, Michele Wyatt Friss and Lori Ann Zurvalec.

Check it out!

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, 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 29th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.

Ed Wright can be reached at 734-664-4657 or edwright@socialhousenews.com.

Ed Wright

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