The Dearborn Community Arts Council (DCAC) has invited photographers — from hobbyists and beginners to intermediates and professionals — to participate in the Padzieski Art Gallery’s Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, which kicks off the DCAC’s new year on Thursday, Feb. 6.
This yearly competition offers photographers from our region an opportunity to share their work in a professional and prestigious gallery setting. Various awards and prizes are offered, including honorable mentions, as well as an opportunity for art enthusiasts to purchase limited, one-of-a-kind art photography.
This highly anticipated exhibition represents all ages, all interests and all walks of life expressed through the three categories of Color, Black and White and Digitally Altered photography. The remarkable artistic range on display presents a chance to experience the world of photography elevated from simple “picture taking” to a higher level of expression and creativity. While current technology benefits both casual and serious photographers, this exhibition serves as a reminder of the line between fine art and simple observation.
Helping to define that line is this year’s judge, Nik Haskin. Haskin is a Dearborn based photographer, graphic designer and independent filmmaker. His other creative work consists of mixed media experimental art as well as science fiction influenced props & set construction. Haskin’s work has been showcased regionally and internationally.
The DCAC thanks Livonia-based PROCAM Photo & Video Gear (www.procam.com) for their generous ongoing support, sponsorship and contribution of prizes for this exhibition.
Do you know someone special who deserves to be recognized for all they do for the arts in Dearborn and its surrounding communities?
The City of Dearborn Office of the Mayor, Dearborn Community Arts Council and Dearborn Community Fund invite you to help honor the artists and members of the arts community of 2019 as they announce the 32nd annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. This special event offers an opportunity to look back in appreciation of the artists, arts educators, arts volunteers and arts supporters who keep the arts strong and exciting throughout Dearborn.
Art often makes an impression beyond words, but the DCAC understands the importance of acknowledging those who make art in all its forms, as well as our community’s many generous supporters of the arts. Their profound impact improves lives as well as the lives of our neighborhoods and cities.
The public is welcomed to participate in the nominating process by submitting nominations and accompanying materials by the deadline date of Feb. 14, 2020.
Last year was another productive and creative year and the public is once again invited to take an active role in selecting those who have enriched our lives and our communities with their talent and dedication to the arts the Dearborn area community.
The Awards Ceremony will take place April 15 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.
Holiday shoppers, artists and art lovers all look forward each year to the transformation of the Padzieski Art Gallery into a Holiday Boutique gift shop of fine art, practical crafts and personal hand-made gift items.
You can get early access to the Holiday Boutique at the Dearborn Community Arts Council's popular Preview Party fundraiser, returning to the elegant Theater Mezzanine of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Preview Party is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and shopping. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and include: ● 10 percent discount at the Holiday Boutique / Gallery gift shop during the Preview Party ● First look at the beautiful artwork and affordable crafts available in the Gallery gift shop this year ● Discounted admission to the 35th Annual Festival of Trees in the Ballroom from Nov. 24-Dec. 1. ● Silent Auction & Mystery Treasures Raffle with one-time-only special experiences (Click here to get a sneak peak at some of our auction items!) ● Delicious food, drinks and desserts
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It all happens Sunday, Nov. 17 on the Theater Mezzanine of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center and in the Padzieski Art Gallery, with plenty of close and FREE parking near the theater entrance. Proceeds from the DCAC’s Preview Party Fundraiser benefit community programs and services provided by the DCAC.
The DCAC’s Holiday Boutique presents a pleasurable alternative to aggressive mall crowds and the frustrations of online consumerism by offering pleasant one-stop shopping with unique and original artistic creations for sale in the relaxed atmosphere of the Padzieski Art Gallery.
There will be special extended holiday hours as the Holiday Boutique Gallery gift shop is open from Nov. 17 thru Dec. 21.
Thank you to our donors and sponsors!
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