Art Exhibitions Now on Display
Free and open to the public (except major holidays)
Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm, during any public performance and by appointment, 734/394-5300 x8
Featured Artist of the Month
"Art in the Abstract"
July 1 - 31, 2014
Jan Brown, a lifelong resident of Michigan, began early to show "a spark of art talent." She continued pursuing her passion for art throughout her school years and eventually received a BFA from Michigan State University. Ms. Brown taught art in the Wayne-Westland School District, which was a joy for her. Eventually, layoffs and cutbacks found her using her creativity to teach a variety of subjects beyond art. Her creative outlook was rewarded with Teacher of The Year Award in Wayne-Westland School District. Now retired, Jan Brown continues to follow her passion, attends classes and workshops, and has enjoyed being mentored by Meaghen Jackson at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center. In the past few years, Jan Brown has been working in the realm of abstract expressionism. She works in acrylics as they allow for her fast pace. Using color, line, and textures Ms Brown creates visual space. Thanks to the influence of Meaghen Jackson, "I've learned to push and pull with colors, how to let a drip become the essence of a painting, how an energetic scribble through the paint can create a line of intensity." Jan loves to hear what viewers have to say about her pieces which expands her view of the work. Ms. Brown's works have appeared in many exhibitions throughout Southeastern Michigan since 2009.
Dr. Alex Domin
Dr. Alex Domin has had a lifelong passion for the visual arts. He was admitted to The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, however, he chose to pursue a career in dentistry. Over the years, he continued his creative work in various media including pastels, watercolors, oils and acrylics. Dr. Domin's wife, Shirley was an ardent promoter of local artists. It was during this period that he met Michigan artists, Ljubo Biro, Sister Matsusaki and Nora Mendoza. All had a profound influence on his artistic development, and, under the tutelage of Biro, acquired the techniques and understanding of abstract painting. Since his retirement, he has returned to his first love - painting. Nora Mendoza encouraged Alex to exhibit his paintings. His work features a colorful palette, a keen sense of composition and playful organic shapes. Alex Domin currently lives in Harper Woods, MI.
Artist Reception with Jan Brown - Monday, July 14 6-8pm.
The Gallery @VT
- January: Art & Invention: The Sculpture of Doug Cannell
- February: African American History
- March: Reckless Prophets
- April: Ron Farina and Paul Stankard
- May: Collective Reading " Works on Paper and Beyond"
- June: Kristin Adamcyzk
- July: Jan Brown and Dr. Alex Domin
- August: TBA
- September: Kate Paul
- October: 22nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
- November: Canton Historical Society
- December: Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild