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Posted on: March 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Village Theater To Exhibit Wall Hangings and Watercolor Works By Pauline Parker

The public is encouraged to attend this special opening reception.

Visual storytelling meshes with exuberant design in Pauline Parker's unique exhibition, featuring quilts and watercolors created between 1987 and 2003. Using a collage style of appliqué design to delve into epic themes from biblical narratives to women’s tales to contemporary scenes, Parker portrays these timeless stories with a fantastical sense of humor.

Hailing from Alton, IL, this lifelong painter currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, and is still a prolific artist working well into her 90s. As a student of the Art Institute of Chicago, Parker studied landscape painting in the 1930s, and continued to create plein-air paintings throughout her life. Several of Parker's paintings have been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago; both her paintings and quilts have also been exhibited around the Midwest.

Sixteen narrative quilts will be on exhibit at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, as well as six framed watercolor paintings, which are also available for purchase, from her range of work spanning 50 years.
The public is encouraged to attend this opening reception.

Parker Art Legacy, LLC, a family collaboration supports this current exhibition. Margaret Parker, an Ann Arbor artist as well as Pauline’s daughter, established the LLC along with family members in 2014 to preserve the artistic legacy of Pauline and Gilbert Parker and bring their art to public view.

For more information about Parker Art Legacy, LLC, please contact Margaret Parker, Director, at 734/663-1276 or email Follow Parker Art Legacy on Facebook and Instagram.

This current art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment. The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays. The gallery is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187. For more information about this latest exhibit, please call 734/394-5300 or visit

Media Contact: Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator - 734/394-5484.

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