‘Evidence’ to show at Paint Creek Center for the Arts

It was announced via press release that th Paint Creek Center for the Arts will have an open reception on Friday, October 3, from 7–9 p.m. and a gallery talk on Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. The opening reception and gallery talk are free and open to the public. For the upcoming exhibition, Evidence, Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents in the Main Gallery the work of two notable members of the Detroit art community, Carole Harris and Lester Johnson and in the First Floor Gallery the paintings of Lansing based artist Stephanie Palagyi.

This exhibition is dedicated in memory of the talented Detroit-based artist and esteemed College for Creative Studies professor Gilda Snowden. PCCA board, staff, faculty, artists, and members honor the contributions Snowden made to the art community. Our deepest sympathies go out to Snowden’s family.

Carole Harris, 'Evidence'

Carole Harris, ‘Evidence’

Carole Harris (Detroit) is a textile artist working primarily in the art quilt medium. Harris’ work has been published extensively and has been exhibited in Museums and galleries internationally, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), the Museum of Arts & Design (New York), and galleries in Europe, Japan, China and South America. In addition to her many accomplishments as a textile artist, Harris enjoyed a career as an interior designer for over 45 years, 33 years as president of Harris Design Group, LLC (HDG), the interior and graphic design firm, which she founded in 1976 and dissolved in 2009 to devote full time to her studio art practice. She earned a B.F.A. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1966.

Lester Johnson (Detroit) is a multitalented artist. Johnson’s work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and in numerous galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. His work is also included in both private and public collections. Johnson recently retired after 35 years as a professor of Fine Arts at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He received both his BFA and MFA from the University of Michigan.

Stephanie Palagyi (Lansing) is a painter who investigates the large concept of nature in a small square format. Palagyi’s work has been featured in a number of solo, juried, and group exhibitions in Michigan and Montana and she is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships. Palagyi earned an MFA in painting from Michigan State University and a BA in painting and art history from Montana State University Billings.

This exhibit is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.

PCCA exhibitions are sponsored by Whims Insurance Agency.

The mission of Paint Creek Center for the Arts is to enhance life in the region by promoting, encouraging and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. Paint Creek Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm, Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. PCCA is located at 407 Pine Street in downtown Rochester at the intersection of Pine and Fourth Streets. For information on exhibits, classes, the Art & Apples Festival, special events or volunteer opportunities, call 248-651-4110 or visit www.pccart.org.


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