Take a bite out of the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival

Carol Stislicki of Livonia and Linda Seaman of Commerce admire yard art by Andersons Metal sculpture of Cedar Springs, MI at the 48th Art & Apples Festival. Photo Credit: candgnews.com

Local cider mills are open and there’s a slight chill creeping into the air, which means one thing: it’s time for the 49th annual Art & Apples Festival! Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts and recently voted 14 out of 2,000 fine art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, this year the Art & Apples welcomes over 290 artists (One third of the are new!) from 33 states and two countries and features stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and … [Read more...]

49th Art & Apples Festival Brings Back Fan Favorites While Welcoming New Faces

Out with the old and in with the new. That might be the motto for some, but at the 49th Annual Art & Apples Festival bringing back some of metro Detroit’s most loved artists and activities is just as important as welcoming new names and faces according to a press release. With the use of an online jurying process, Zapplication, over 200 additional applications were received this year resulting in an overwhelming one third of the artists being new to the festival. These new artists … [Read more...]

Art & Apples Festival welcomes Meijer as Kids Art Zone Partner

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A weekend full of creativity and exploration is in store for the young visitors of the 49th Annual Art & Apples Festival at the Kids Art Zone as the festival welcomes new sponsor, Meijer, as announced in a press release. Rochester’s local Meijer, located at the crossroads of Auburn and Rochester roads, is looking forward to raising the bar this year by bringing a number of new activities to the Kids Art Zone. Oakland County Parks and Recreation will also be on-site with large-scale … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Center for the Arts Members Biennial Juried Art Show July 11 – August 8, 2014

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It has been announced by Paint Creek Center for the Arts that they are proud to present its Members Biennial Juried Art Show, running from July 11 – August 8, 2014 in the Main Gallery. PCCA’s members were invited to submit work in all media types. The PCCA jury reviewed all submissions, and chose a variety of work by 21 member artists. The jury selected a total of 44 individual artworks, including watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal, mixed media works, photographs, and … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Remembered: Photographs by Ed Noble

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. Mr. Noble has generously donated his collection of ‘a wonderful life and time in Oakland Township’ to the … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]