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Posted on: September 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Michigan Artists’ Works To Be Featured In 26th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition

 Canton Fine Arts Exhibition 2017 Best in Show Winner Paul Van Heest’s Colored Pencil Drawing entitl

Recently created art in a variety of media will be on display during the “26th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition,” which The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will open with a special reception and awards presentation on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The public is invited to attend this free event, which is scheduled to begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m., at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI.

Bringing together works of some of the best artists throughout southeast Michigan, this popular exhibit contains works in a variety of media, including:  Oil, Acrylic, Photography, Cutwork, Ink Stippling, Colored Pencil, Woodcut, Watercolor, Porcelain, Graphite, Inks, Charcoal, Conte/Pastel, Pen & Ink, Sculpture, Silverpoint & Mixed Media. A total of 150 works were submitted, resulting in the selection of 40 pieces as part of the exhibition, which will run from October 2 -27, 2018 in the Gallery@VT.

“The goals of this exhibit include bringing quality art to our community and providing highly talented artists with opportunities to present their work in Canton,” said Canton Performing Arts Coordinator Joe Kvoriak.  “We are thrilled that during the special program on October 4th, we will be able to hear directly from the juror and winners whose amazing art will be exhibited throughout the month in our gallery, as well as Canton Supervisor Pat Williams and Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage Chair Ken Bhuva.”

This year’s distinguished juror is Amy Foster, who is a 1994 graduate of the Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design in Detroit, MI. Foster received a well-rounded education in the field of illustration, graphic design and the fine arts. While she may dabble in painting and sculpting, Foster’s true passion is drawing and her favorite subject matter is the figure... male or female, youthful or mature, 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 her alma mater, now renamed 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... her latest location is 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.

Featured artists, include: Jean-Paul Aboudib, Jim Aho, J. Susan Aitken, Zainab Arshad, Kevin Brazell, Mary Jo Caruana, Travis D. Erby, Myles Gallagher, Dennis Gordon, Rachel Hinz, Janet Kondziela, Kay Masini, Kathleen McNamee, Alexandria Milot, John Mrozik, John Mullinax, Barbara Eko Murphy, Susan Perrish, Anne Rouan, Chuck Schroeder, Brenda Beene Shackleford, Melissa Sheffer, Will Stanford, Donna Thompson, James Tidwell, Marty Walker, and Marilyn Wynne.

The Gallery@VT has exhibition hours throughout the year (except for major holidays), Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., by appointment, and during all public performances. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI  48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups. 

For more additional information about the 26th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition, please visit or call 734/394-5300. 

PHOTO: Canton Fine Arts Exhibition 2017 Best in Show Winner Paul Van Heest’s Colored Pencil Drawing entitled: “Lepidopterphobic Rhinoceros"

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