Comic Pages Thru the Ages Open Through April 7

Green Brain Comics, the Dearborn Community Arts Council, the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra and Dearborn Public Schools are coming together for the first time to celebrate the history of cartoons and comic book art and even their connection to classical music. The free exhibition Comic Pages Thru The Ages opens at the Padzieski Art Gallery on March 9 with a reception at 6 p.m., but the action packed Closing Night Party on Friday, April 7 will also include the Dearborn Symphony’s premier performance of Cartoons & Comics in Concert!

The exciting collaboration of these organizations offers an opportunity to break barriers while having fun blurring the lines between art that is popular and scholarly, entertaining and serious. The exhibition Comic Pages Thru The Ages (March 9 - April 7) has been thoroughly and lovingly curated by dedicated art collectors Richard Rubenfeld and Martin Hirchak, with invaluable assistance from Dan Merritt of Green Brain Comics. Rare and unpublished comic book and cartoon artwork from the 1930s to the present day will be shown, highlighting some of the legendary artists who brought these pages to life for fans of all ages.

The lobby outside of the Gallery will feature a wide array of comic style artwork by students representing Dearborn Public Schools.

Meanwhile, on Friday, April 7, as the Gallery’s Closing Party gets under way, the Dearborn Symphony’s Pops Conductor and pianist Rich Ridenour will lead the orchestra in action packed performances ranging from classical landmarks by Wagner and Rossini to popular cartoon favorites including “Powerhouse” by Raymond Scott and others. The Symphony’s Cartoons & Comics in Concert! promises to thrill audiences not only with these musical gems but also with live action painting happening simultaneously on the stage of the Michael A. Guido Theater.

Wednesday, March 22 from 2-3 p.m., Teatime with the Artists —the DCAC’s regular monthly Gallery Talk program—will feature artists and curators from Comic Pages Thru The Ages to discuss the artwork and artists on display. This informal and entertaining art talk with refreshments including coffee, tea and sweets is free to the public without registration. Learn more about the exhibit while discovering what inspires these artists and collectors.


Seeking Submissions for 22nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is proud to present the 22nd annual Juried Photography Exhibition, set for Feb. 1-28 at the Padzieski Gallery.

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

The exhibition is sponsored by photo and video gear store ProCam of Livonia.

Amateur and professional photographers alike are invited to submit their works for consideration in the show.

Click here to submit an application

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS:

  • Open to both amateur & professional photographers
  • Jurying will be from actual work (no slides, websites, etc.)
  • Juried work must be dropped off between 12-7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18
  • The DCAC and the City of Dearborn are responsible for works on city premises, but not for work delivered early, in damaged condition or left after the close of the exhibit.
  • We reserve the right to determine qualifying categories.

CATEGORIES:
There will be three separate categories: Black & White, Color and (Digitally) Altered

JURORS:
Lisa Luevanos
John Angus

AWARDS:
Best of Show: $100 + $100 ProCam gift card
B & W First Place: $50 + $50 ProCam gift card
B & W Second Place: $25 + $25 ProCam gift card

Color First Place: $50 + $50 ProCam gift card
Color Second Place: $25 + $25 ProCam gift card

Altered First Place: $50 + $50 ProCam gift card
Altered Second Place: $25 + $25 ProCam gift card

JURY AND ENTRY FEE:

  • $20 per entry (first 2), & $10 (entries after first 2)
  • You may submit up to two entries in each category at $20 for the first 2, then $10 per photograph.
  • ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

ENTRY PROCEDURES:

  • Artists submitting photographs for this exhibit must complete the entry form and checklist, sign the form, attach a label to the back of each piece and enclose the correct entry fee. Your label must include artist’s name, title, category, price.
  • All prints must be framed under glass or plexiglass and be ready for hanging with attached wire.
  • Size is limited to 36 inches by 36 inches, including frame

Photographers are responsible for delivery and pick up of their work. ALL work must be picked up after the exhibition by March 1, 2017 between 1-6 p.m.

HAND DELIVERY AND PICKUP OF ENTRIES:

You may deliver your framed photos on Jan. 17-18 between 12-7 p.m. No mail-in entries will be accepted. NO WORK will be accepted BEFORE Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. or AFTER 7 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2016.

Deliver entries to the Padzieski Art Gallery inside the Ford Community Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Avenue Dearborn MI, 48126.  Call 313-943-3095 with any questions.

PICK UP: All accepted work must be picked up between 1-6 p.m. March 1 AFTER the close of the exhibit. Any accepted or declined work NOT picked up by 6 p.m. March 1 becomes DCAC property.

DECLINED WORK:

Participants will be notified by email if their work is declined.  A return response will be requested. All declined work must be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 19 between 12-7 p.m.

SALES / GALLERY COMMISSIONS:

A 30 percent commission will be charged on all sales made during the exhibition. Please price work accordingly. All purchases to remain in gallery during exhibition.

OPENING RECEPTION:

The Opening Party & Reception with Awards will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1 2016 from 6-8 p.m. The Reception & Exhibition are free to attend.


Padzieski Gallery Holiday Boutique Open Through Dec. 16

Holiday shoppers and art lovers look forward each year to the return of the Padzieski Art Gallery’s Holiday Boutique—this year, from Sunday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 16.

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

The DCAC’s Holiday Boutique is a highly anticipated annual tradition as the transformed Padzieski Art Gallery offers unique and original artistic creations for sale, including hand-blown glass wares, ornaments, jewelry, scarves and much more.

The gallery will be open extended hours for the holidays. See below for hours. Hours are subject to change—call 313-943-5377 for updates.

 


Holiday Boutique Hours

Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 28: 12-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30: 12-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1: 12-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2: 12-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4: 10-8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5: 12-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: 12-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8: 12-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9: 12-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10: 12-8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11: 12-6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12: 12-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13: 12-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 14: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15: 12-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16: 12-7 p.m.