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February 16, 1996 - Image 85

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-02-16

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elN Fine Arts

Decorative Textures

The effects of different textures can be
seen at the Wetsman Collection, 132 N.
Woodward, Birmingham, where many
artists currently are represented. There
are pieces showing a c'mbination of cot-
ton floss and linen by Ed Bing Lee, ze-
brawood and lacewood by Mike Shuler,
painted and metallic papers and threads
by Arturo Sandoval and corrugated card-
board and masonite by Frank Gehry. (810)

Another Opening ... Another Show

Watch for these upcoming exhibits.


Above: Frank Gehry: Rocker, corrugated cardboard, masonite.

Right: Ed Bing Lee:
Ch'ill Chun, cotton floss, linen.

Roy Fairchild: Oh Holder of Dreams,
serigraph on linen.


The exclusive works of Roy
Fairchild will be featured Feb.
16-March 7 at the Park West
Gallery, 29469 Northwestern,
Southfield. Fairchild works with
rich surfaces and various inter-
woven materials such as fabrics
and flowers. He also is known for
his pastel figurative prints. The
show opens this evening with a
wine and hors d'oeuvres recep-
tion from 8-10 p.m. (810) 354-

Invitational Group

Established and emerging artists, with art
work for the young collector in various price
ranges, are featured through Feb. 28 at the
Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend, Birm-
ingham. The works of more than 30 con-
temporary artists comprise the show. (810)



Thirty porcelain masterworks
representing the creativity of
three Japanese artists will be dis-
played Feb. 17-April 14 at the
University of Michigan Museum
of Art, 412 Maynard, Ann Arbor.
The exhibit is sponsored by the
Japan Foundation. (313) 747-


Above: Bernard Palchick: Biga's Space, watercolor.

Left: Hans Hoffman: Untitled, casein on plywood, 1935.

Mother/Son Sculptors

Gloria Frank works with clay, while her son,
Michael Frank, works with paper. Examples
of their different styles are on display through
March 9 at the Clique Gallery, 200 West 5th
Avenue in Royal Oak. Her vessel forms, both
utilitarian and sculptural, reflect the influ-
ence of geometry in nature. His hanging pa-
per sculptures also are based on natural
geometry and math and provide a visual and
structural connection in this show. (810) 545-

Works in paper (Michael Frank) and clay (Gloria
Frank) at Clique Gallery.

Aris Koutroulis, for-
merly a mostly abstract
painter, now combines
the silhouetted human
figure with abstract
backgrounds. Jim Lutes,
once predominantly a
figurative painter, now
interweaves abstract
lines and curves with
recognizable objects and
forms. Their work is
combined at a Feb. 23-
March 29 show at the
Center Galleries in the Park
Shelton Building, Woodward at
Kirby, Detroit. (313) 874-1955.


Sculpture and furniture by
Richard Bennett will be featured
March 1-24 at the Gallery:Func-
tionArt, 21 North Saginaw
Street, New Pontiac. "Angles and
Curves" will give insight into his
expressions of African-American
symbols and imagery. (810) 333-


After a March 2 awards cere-
mony at 3 p.m., the Birmingham
Bloomfield Art Association will
open its annual student show,
which continues through March
23. The works — paintings,
drawings, prints, pottery, sculp-
ture, jewelry and fiber — are the
creations of students participat-
ing in the organization's studio
programs. 1516 South Cran-
brook, Birmingham. (810) 644-

Three artists associated with
the Center for Creative Studies
will be showing their works at
the Bell Gallery, 162 North
Woodward, Birmingham: Leo
Mardirosian, painting instruc-
tor; Gordon O'Rear, former head
of the ceramics program; and Bill_
Rauhauser, photography in-
structor. All three demonstrate
a common denominator of line,
space and form. The opening re-
ception is from 6-9 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 23, and the exhibition con-
tinues through March 17. (810)



Pablo Picasso's still-life paint-
ing Bottle of Anis del Mono (1915)
will be on view March 7-17 at the
Janice Charach Epstein Muse-
um/ Gallery, 6600 W. Maple,
West Bloomfield. It is on loan
from the Detroit Institute of Arts
as part of the museum's Art Part-
nership program, which provides
traveling educational exhibitions.
(810) 661-7641. ❑

A dozen artists will communi-
cate their views on science fiction
in an exhibition and sale planned
Feb. 23-March 30 at the Cement
Space, 1501 E. Woodbridge, De-
troit. The artists have worked
with mixed media and come from
Michigan, Illinois and Wiscon-
sin. (313) 259-9800.

The fifth annual "Emerging
Artists Exhibition and Sale,"
which showcases a variety of
artists who are at or near the be-
ginning of their careers, is
planned for March 7-April 25 at
the Janice Charach Epstein Mu-
seum/ Gallery, 6600 West Maple,
West Bloomfield. Paintings, pho-
tography, fabric works and jew-
elry will be included. The opening
reception will be at 7 p.m. March
7. (810) 661-7641.


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