Avondale Art Students Earn Scholastic Award

Avondale High School students earn 2016 Southeastern Michigan Scholastic Art Awards Scholastic Art Award Winners Selena Nault (Gold Key for her portfolio); Hannah Kroesche (Silver Key for drawing); Brooke Blanchette (Silver Key for painting); Ashley Palyzayia (Honorable Mention for painting); and Zachary Loyd (Silver Key for jewelry);  Isabella Fucinari (Silver Key for ceramics and glass); Mohiuddin Baig (Silver Key for architecture); and Abigail Tang (Gold Key for her portfolio and an … [Read more...]

Downtown Rochester Spring 2014 Gallery Stroll

Galleries and businesses in downtown Rochester are celebrating the arrival of spring with another Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll on Friday, April 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As the weather warms up, everyone will enjoy an evening set aside to discover everything the downtown has to offer. Art lovers will find something different in every stop on the stroll. Many participating galleries have light refreshments for their guests. Pick up a gallery stroll card at any stop on the stroll, … [Read more...]

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center offers College Day for aspiring artists

High school students interested in studying art and design for a career might be wondering if they are ready to apply to art schools. At the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center's College Day, on Saturday, March 15, teens are welcome to bring their portfolio for review and meet with faculty and admissions staff from (mostly) Michigan schools. This event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and no reservation is required. BBAC College Day Participating Schools: College for Creative … [Read more...]

March right in for Spring Classes, Exhibits, Camps and More at the BBAC

March cannot arrive soon enough this year at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC). Classes, camps and workshops are springing up, sure to make students feel renewed after the long winter. The next exhibits will be featured Friday, March 14 through Friday, May 2, with an opening reception set for Friday, March 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Headlining the exhibitions is Field Work by Larry Cressman. Also included in the spring exhibit line-up will be the biannual Regional High School … [Read more...]

Surface/Space exhibit comes to the PCCA

It’s not always obvious why a particular group of artists seems to fit together. Sometimes it’s a matter of looking at the works in front of you, and searching for the way they communicate with one another. The artists chosen for this show share concerns with the way space is addressed in their drawings, paintings and even sculptures. In many of these works, the negative space – those areas of the surface left untouched – carries as much weight as the rest of the work. When they talk about their … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Artists Perform at Art X Detroit

Rochester Connections The Rochester community has two of its own in the 2013 Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience held in Midtown April 10-14. Laurie Eisenhower, owner of the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and Kathleen Pfeiffer, professor and chair of the English Department at Oakland University, represent the Rochester area. Thirty-eight artists are involved this year. The public is invited to this free, five-day celebration of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical … [Read more...]

Art Center announces Winter Class Schedule

The Art School at Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is excited to announce its Winter 2013 studio art class line-up with over 40 classes to choose from in all skill levels. These classes will inspire children and adults of all skill levels and interests. Classes exploring painting, watercolor, fiber, clay, sculpture, mixed media and more and begin the week of January 14, 2013. PCCA works with talented faculty members, who are passionate about teaching art, to create a unique … [Read more...]

Iconography and Mythology—The Sequel

Professor Beverly Smith returns to the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, November 8th at 7 to 8:30 p.m. to explore several of the myths and symbols much used in television, film, games and literature today from Avatars to Zombies. Prominent among these myths and symbols will be those of the Celts, Norse, Indians, Werewolves and Vampires. We will explore how these ancient stories with their timeless messages, provide a continuous stream of inspiration. The myths and symbols will be … [Read more...]