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Featured Artist of the Month
Art & Invention: The Sculpture of Doug Cannell
January 3 - 30
This month, the Village Theater at Cherry Hill welcomes artist Doug Cannell.
From steel - an inherently industrial material - Doug is able to bring out a gracefulness and an organic characteristic that celebrates the material, and its decay. Using rusted, reclaimed steel as a basis for his work, his pieces are punctuated with contrasting elements of bare wood, polished stainless, and clay.
This exhibition presents not a series of works, but a collection of artistic inventions; each piece is unique, yet they are tied together by Cannell's distinctive style.
Doug Cannell is an award-winning artist whose works have been exhibited in art galleries throughout Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1957. Cannell earned a BFA degree from Wayne State University in 1980, and has since created and exhibited sculpture. He began working predominantly in clay, but in the early 1990's he began using steel as the basis for his work.
Still living and working in the Detroit area, his sculpture is almost entirely abstract. Often made of rusted, reclaimed steel, his work is punctuated with other materials like wood, clay, copper, encaustic and rubber. His sculpture is distinguished by his use of contrasts of materials, textures, and the juxtaposition of the organic and the industrial.
Cannell's artwork is also informed by his work as a graphic designer, a field in which he has worked steadily since 1985.
JBWood Glass Sculpture Solo Exhibition Through May 2014
What could be better than live theater and sculpture?
Attend a Village Theater production and see the glass works of JBWood on semi-permanent display until May 2014.
Be sure to gaze at the 130 piece "Blue Dragonfly Chandelier" (right) hanging in the entrance of the theater lobby. Also included are four major glass sculptures.
Here's your chance to patronize the arts on a two-for-one basis - theater and sculpture!
To learn more about works of JBWood, please visit: www.jbwoodglass.com.
"The best glass sculpture has at least three elements – great color, interesting form, and a background narrative for the piece and its creation that gives depth to the viewing experience."
- Artist John B. Wood
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