Calendar Girls Opens at Meadow Brook Theatre

Touching comedy “Calendar Girls” springs into Meadow Brook Theatre Annie and her friend, Chris, are dedicated to the support of their local hospital. To raise funds they know they need something special to put them on the map. The ladies persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for a special calendar. Partnering with the hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence, they publish an artistic creation. The calendar is a great success, bringing fame—and all the trials … [Read more...]

Manhattan Project Musical ATOMIC rocks Meadow Brook Theatre

Musical “ATOMIC” rocks Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th season with the story of the Manhattan Project During World War II, the United States was in a race with Germany to build the ultimate weapon. Both sides were sure the one to create a functional atomic bomb would be the one to win. We know now they were right, but what did it cost the people doing the creating? People like Leo Szilard, the mastermind behind atomic power. Leo finds out just what he can do when someone believes in him, but does … [Read more...]

PCCA announces 4th Annual Arts and Culture Awards

Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) is pleased to announce via press release the return of the annual Regional Arts & Culture Awards to be presented Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Individuals and organizations will be recognized that are fostering arts & culture in significant ways within their communities. PCCA is delighted with the incredible support from the participating municipalities within Oakland County (Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester … [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...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents, Sandi Wheaton: The Salton Sea

Friday, August 23 through Friday, September 20, 2013 Closing Reception Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Part of the Downtown Rochester Fall Gallery Stroll The Salton Sea is a lake in the middle of the Southern California desert that was created by an engineering mishap in 1905. The lake was being developed as a resort destination during the 50s and 60s – but flooding in the 70s, pollution problems, and the high salt content over time made it unsuitable for use as the … [Read more...]

Constructed Realities: Artist’s Dioramas

Friday, August 23 through Friday, September 20, 2013 Closing Reception Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Part of the Downtown Rochester Fall Gallery Stroll Gallery Talk Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. Many of us grew up visiting museums devoted to science and natural history, or spent time in local history museums, nature centers and other institutions on family vacations. Some of the most irresistible features of such exhibitions are the dioramas created to educate visitors … [Read more...]