Join us for the Padzieski Gallery’s first-ever paint party

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Have a drink, create some art, support a good cause, and most of all: have fun!

The Dearborn Community Arts Council will host its first ever Paint Party at the Padzieski Gallery on Friday, Jan. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

This is Dearborn’s only gallery paint night! A fee of $35 includes instruction from award-winning artist Janus Benda, plus canvases, supplies and brushes. Attendees are also offered light snacks and refreshments, including wine. All you need to bring is creativity!

Ages 21 and older only. Pick your painting from three subjects!

All proceeds support the programs and galleries run by the Dearborn Community Arts Council. Click here to learn more about the DCAC’s mission and vision.

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Annual Juried Photography Exhibition Opens Feb. 5

"All Dressed Up But No Place To Go" by Paul Scarcello - one of the 2013 winners of the Juried Photography Exhibition

“All Dressed Up But No Place To Go” by Paul Scarcello – one of the 2013 winners of the Juried Photography Exhibition

Photographers and art lovers from Dearborn, Detroit, downriver and throughout the state look forward to the Juried Photography Exhibition – now in its 20th year – where they’re given an opportunity to share their work, win cash prizes and sell and purchase beautiful one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art.

The 20th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition will open at the Padzieski Gallery inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., on Feb. 5.

The talented artists of our area come from all ages and all walks of life expressing themselves through the exhibition’s three categories: Color, Black and White and Digitally Altered photography.

The remarkable range of creativity on display gives local art lovers a chance to experience the world of photography elevated from mere “picture taking” to a higher level of professionalism that inspires the experienced as well as the novices in our artistic community. Technology has made both casual and studied photography very commonplace, but this exhibition can serve as a reminder of the fine line and the mix between art and observation.

To help define that line the DCAC has enlisted two of Dearborn’s favorite award-winning photographers to judge the exhibition: Teresa Lousias and Lance Rosol. Ms. Lousias’ work has been shown and acclaimed internationally. Mr. Rosol is a three-time winner of this photo competition, having been awarded in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and this year he also won First Place Color in the Lawrence St. Gallery’s Open Competition. Both Ms. Lousias and Mr. Rosol are past recipients of Dearborn’s prestigious Mayor’s Arts Awards.

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Holiday Boutique Open Through Dec. 19

DCAC Holiday BoutiqueFind the perfect gift at the Padzieski Gallery, which has been transformed into the Holiday Boutique through Dec. 19.
The boutique includes all kinds of handcrafted art, including jewelry, candles, scarves, paintings, photographs, glasswork, ornaments, ceramics and many other beautiful pieces.
Prices range as low as $5-$10 for some pieces.
Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 2-6 p.m.; and during special events, including the Festival of Trees (Nov. 23-30), theater performances, and the tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8.
The gallery is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

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