This unique exhibition will bring together works of returning and emerging artists throughout southeastern Michigan.
In total, 61 artists have submitted their work to be juried by our 2014 Juror, Ann Kirby Rubin. Ms Rubin is a Michigan native and artist who is currently the Director of Washtenaw Community College’s art gallery, Gallery One. Rubin received a Master’s degree in Sculpture from Eastern Michigan University in 1995, as well as a Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Michigan. Ms. Rubin’s public art installations may be seen at the Kellogg Eye Center – “Bronze Waterfall” also “Bas-relief”, creative for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and installed at the Power Center for the Performing Arts in Ann Arbor, MI.
Ms. Rubin has carefully selected 42 works to be featured in the exhibition. The works are very diverse; photography, acrylic, oil, watercolor, bronze sculpture, cast glass, pen and ink, and pastel media all are represented. Works range in style from traditional landscapes, portraits and objects, to more surreal and abstract themes.
“I love this annual exhibition," said Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator. "New work and artists appear alongside many of our favorite seasoned veterans - all of which continue to invite us to view the world with different eyes. If you only visit our galley once a year - October is the time to visit the Village Theater and get inspired!”
In addition to cash awards, participants are eligible to be nominated for the Gene Hammonds People’s Choice Award. Visitors to the exhibition, throughout the month, will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. At the end of the month, the winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced. Come see the exhibition and vote for your favorite artist!
The Canton Fine Arts Exhibition began in 1993 as an activity of Canton Project ARTS, a cultural programming body which provided various arts-related events and activities to the community. In 2004, Canton Project ARTS was absorbed by Canton Leisure Services and is currently guided by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.
The public is encouraged to view this free exhibit: Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; during public performances at the theater; and by appointment by calling 734/394-5308. The gallery, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, is closed on holidays. For more information about this latest exhibition, please call 734/394-5308.