The owner of Sybaris Gallery in Royal Oak enhances
her home with a unique array of decorative arts.
inda Ross and Arlene Selik named their Royal Oak art
gallery Sybaris after an ancient Greek city known for
luxury. Although the city no longer exists, the gallery
flourishes. The owners recently expanded to a new
2,300-square-foot location on Third Street
This gallery of decorative arts showcases works
in fiber, wood, glass, metal and ceramics. 'We carry a
quality level of decorative art," explains Selik.
Many of the pieces are by internationally known artists and
of museum quality; others are by regional artists and gradu-
ates of Cranbrook and the Center for Creative Studies.
The owners opened the gallery in 1989, realizing there was
a need for a gallery with the type of studio arts not previously
shown in this area. The gallery appeals not only to metro De-
troiters, but has a national following.
In their new location, Sybaris has incorporated exhibition
space to include the work of noted jewelers, like Julie Anne Mi-
halisin, who recently showed her silver and glass jewelry.
BY GAIL ZIMMERMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GLENN TRIEST
GALLERY PHOTO BY GENE MEADOWS
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