Current Gallery Exhibit
26th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit the 26th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition now through October 27, 2018 featuring 40 works in a variety of mediums: oils, acrylic, photography, cutwork, Ink Stippling, colored pencil, woodcut, watercolor, porcelain, graphite, inks, charcoal, conte/pastel, pen & ink, sculpture, silverpoint & mixed media.
The Canton Fine Arts exhibit is an annual event created to promote art created by Michigan Artists. Each year a professional juror from the Michigan art community is selected to choose approximately 40 pieces from those submitted and awards multiple awards at the annual reception.
There will be a free reception to celebrate the work at the Village Theater on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:30 - 9 pm.
About Juror, Amy Foster
Amy Foster is a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design in Detroit, where she received a well-rounded education in the field of illustration, graphic design and the fine arts. While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Amy's true passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure; male or female, youthful or mature, portrait or full figured, clothed or tastefully nude.
In 1999, Amy went into business for herself as a freelance artist and an art instructor. After teaching at a number of local institutions including here Alma mater, now re-named the College for Creative Studies, she decided to open her own art studio in Richmond, Michigan. She still travels to teach workshops and some weekly classes, most recently at the Atelier Art Studio in Royal Oak. Amy considers teaching to be a true privilege which enables her to share her love and knowledge of art.
"There is often a misconception that since I teach life drawing and anatomy, I must only appreciate realistic drawings. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Although I spend the bulk share of my time showing drawings from the Great Masters, it doesn't mean that I don't appreciate the mastery of other mediums and subjects. There is more to art than great draftsmanship.
There is a time and place for all kinds of art. But what is it that sets one piece apart from the next? Why does one piece get chosen for a show and not another? What is it about any piece of art that makes us revisit it time and time again at any given museum? To me, the answer is Mastery. Mastery of the medium. Or subject. Composition. Contrast. Color. Concept. Originality. Works that show us a glimpse of the hand of a master should be shown. And those works that are able to combine multiple subjects of mastery deserve the awards."
This current art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday Friday 10 am 2 pm, one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment. The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays. The gallery is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187. For more information about this latest exhibit, please call 734/394-5300.
Canton Fine Arts Exhibition 2017 Best in Show Winner Paul Van Heest’s Colored Pencil Drawing entitled: “Lepidopterphobic Rhinoceros"
2018 Juror, Amy Foster
"Texture Revisited" - Carol Fleischer
The Gallery @ VT: Art Exhibition Schedule
- October: 26th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
- November: "Food for the Soul" - Collaborative Exhibit
- December: Jeremy Rheault - Paintings
- January: Stephen Kolpacke - Woodturning and Jennifer Lanzilotti - Painted Leaves
- February: "Holes in the Wall" Mixed Media Collaborative Exhibition curated by Tim Tonachella
- March: Boisali Biswas - Fiber/Mixed Media
- April: Liz Frankland - Paintings
- May: Sarmad Al Musawi - Paintings
- June: "With Every Step" by Sylvia Ford - Photography
- July: Troy Hubbs - Abstract Paintings
- August: J. Susan Aitken - Paintings
- September: "Women - Compositions in Color" Graciela Bustos, Ilham Mahfouz, and Madalyn Rieksts - Abstract Exhibit
- October: 27th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
- November: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
- December: Christine Walters - Watercolor