Downtown Rochester Spring 2014 Gallery Stroll

Mitch Steinmetz,  "Remembrance" coffee table/book at Trent Design

Galleries and businesses in downtown Rochester are celebrating the arrival of spring with another Downtown Rochester Spring Gallery Stroll on Friday, April 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As the weather warms up, everyone will enjoy an evening set aside to discover everything the downtown has to offer. Art lovers will find something different in every stop on the stroll. Many participating galleries have light refreshments for their guests. Pick up a gallery stroll card at any stop on the stroll, … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

Ed Noble Furrows COMPRESSED

Edward Noble worked as a photojournalist and a news, features and automotive writer for The Oakland Press for nearly 50 years. During that time, he won more than 100 awards for his work, including a United Press Writing Award, a National Football Hall of Fame Award for photography and many National Press Photographers awards. He also taught photojournalism at Oakland University. According to the Oakland Township Historical Society, “From the 1960s on, Oakland Press photojournalist Edward … [Read more...]

Eight Hands exhibit comes to Paint Creek Center for the Arts

PCCA - Ted Lee hadfield Honeybee compressed

For the upcoming Eight Hands exhibit, Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents four very different artists as a single group. Carolyn Reed Barritt, Doug Cannell, Ted Lee Hadfield, and Paul Young have all worked for many years honing their skills in their respective mediums. They have all exhibited their work for many years in various settings, and have devoted hours to refining their craftsmanship. We are excited to present ceramic works, sculpture and ink drawings together in the Main … [Read more...]

Donita Simpson – Portraiture: Detroit Area Artists

Donita Simpson

Donita Simpson’s portraits of Detroit area artists reflect her love of people, her knowledge of the area art community, and the importance she places on art and artists in the culture of Detroit and the region. For many years, Donita has made a practice of creating portraits of emerging and established artists in the area. She photographs her subjects in personal environments and private spaces, in their studios or surrounded by personal objects in their homes. The environments, combined with … [Read more...]

Surface/Space exhibit comes to the PCCA

Lynn Bennett-Carpenter: Abandon 2

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 … [Read more...]

PCCA presents Alexander Buzzalini: Print


Alexander Buzzalini (Hamtramck) creates hand-pulled prints that draw on the personal to speak to universal human experience and emotion. He constructs narratives based on personal experience, circumstance and memory. His often humorous figurative compositions feature eccentric drawings and present odd situations that keep the viewer a little off balance. One series of prints features a standard poodle who appears in all sorts of strange circumstances, an anxious-looking creature who leaves us a … [Read more...]

Have a Holly Dolly Holiday at the PCAA

Madeline Nelson, Russian Doll Set

This is definitely the one Holiday event you don’t want to miss. We had so much fun at last year’s Holly Dolly Holiday, we decided to do it again. We’ve rounded up artists from all over the Detroit area and beyond to create handmade dolls and toys. We’ll have a “Wall of Dolls” on display on Friday, December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., ready for your bids. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and complimentary beer and wine. Visitors will also be able to shop our Holiday … [Read more...]

Michigan Artisits featured in PCCA holiday gift gallery


Paint Creek Center for the Arts invites you to join us for some holiday gift shopping, festive music and an opportunity to support Michigan artists at the annual Holiday Gift Gallery. PCCA will again fill its galleries with fabulous art items great for gift giving. Hundreds of unique items by over 50 Michigan artists will be featured in the Holiday Gift Gallery, which runs Friday, November 29 through Saturday, December 28, 2013. Items are available in all media including: glass, ceramic, … [Read more...]

Joyce Brienza and Matthew De Genaro bring their artistic inspiration to the PCAA

Joyce Brienza "Legacy"

October 4 – November 1, 2013 Opening Reception Friday, October 4, 7 – 9 pm Gallery Talk Saturday, October 5, 2:00 pm There are as many approaches to art making as there are artists. There are those who are inspired by a wealth of imagery, pattern, color, symbols, cultural and historical reference, and draw on all these elements to create drawings, paintings, collages or objects. Others are moved to simplify and refine their works, drawing on the Modernist interest in material and process. … [Read more...]

Art lovers invited to take a ‘Stroll’


When September comes around, art lovers and area residents start to get excited for another Downtown Rochester Fall Gallery Stroll. Galleries and businesses all over downtown Rochester turn over their spaces to new artists, and invite the public to come in and see the artwork, meet the artists, sample some refreshments, and enjoy a fall evening strolling through the streets of the town. This year's stroll takes place on Friday, September 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. There are ten stops on Fall … [Read more...]