Detroit Area Woodturners 2017 Gallery Exhibit Includes Two Rochester Hills Artists

The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) invites the public to an artist reception on Friday, November 10, for the 2017 Gallery Exhibit featuring members of the Detroit Area Woodturners. The opening reception is from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the awards program at 7:00 p.m. Complimentary food and live music will accompany the evening.

Roger Meeker and Vince Hellmann, both Rochester Hills residents, will join about two dozen Michigan woodturners looking to be honored in this year’s award competition. The event is juried by Ray Katz, former Oakland Community College instructor and Pontiac artist.

Detroit Area Woodturners 2017 Gallery Exhibit

Detroit Area Woodturners 2017 Gallery Exhibit

Admission and parking is free. Sales of the art will benefit the Pontiac Creative Art Center. Visitors may use the PCAC parking lot off W. Pike Street or available street parking near the center.

The show runs for one month, from November 10 through December 10. There is no charge to visit the exhibit during normal open hours of the PCAC.

All the Woodturners in the Exhibit

  • Alfred Schembri, Livonia
  • Charles Lobaito, Farmington Hills
  • Jeff Grill, Rockford / Grand Rapids
  • Paul Neuburger, Oak Park
  • Craig Drozd, Oxford
  • Philip Stevens, Bloomfield Hills
  • Ben Shipman, Royal Oak
  • Ken Kiernicki, Lenux Twp.
  • Ronald Sztumerski, Troy
  • Kathleen Gardiner Lanham, Troy
  • Mike Lanham Sr., Troy
  • Paul Zerkel, Huntington Woods
  • Roger Meeker, Rochester Hills
  • Vince Hellmann, Rochester Hills
  • Mike Foydel, Rochester Hills
  • Matt Harber, Highland
  • David Allar, Sterling Heights
  • John R. Deszell, Waterford
  • Dave Myre, Waterford
  • Raymond Frase, Waterford
  • Chris Miller, Clinton Twp.
  • Tom Komarynski, Grand Blanc
  • Jack Parmenter, Plymouth
  • Erik Blom, Ann Arbor
  • Martin B. Smith, Berkley
Pontiac Creative Arts Center

Pontiac Creative Arts Center

About the PCAC

The Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving North Oakland County with art education, art programs, and exhibitions. Since 1965, the PCAC has brought the arts to Pontiac with funding in part by the Furlong Trust, The National Endowment for the Arts, and individual donations. Gallery hours Wednesday – Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Call 248-333-7849 or visit for more information.

About the Detroit Area Woodturners

The Detroit Area Woodturners (DAM) is a club focused on woodturning. Based in the Detroit Area of Michigan, meetings are usually on the third Sunday of each month, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., at the Pontiac Creative Arts Center (PCAC), in Pontiac, Michigan. DAM is a chapter member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAM). Visit for more information.

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