Join Us: Yoga and Art Party March 26

Join us at the Padzieski Gallery March 26 for a one-of-a-kind yoga and art party!

Yogis, artists and all who are interested are invited to channel positive and creative forces to stretch, focus and create personal artwork with this fun and relaxing class. Raluca Metea, who teaches yoga at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, will instruct the yoga class, while professional artist Kate Blair will lead participants in the creation of a "vision board" with collage and paint.

The class will be held 3- p.m. on Sunday, March 26 in the Padzieski Gallery, located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

Tickets are $35.

In addition to yoga and art, admission includes appetizers, wine and all art materials. Participants are encouraged to bring personal items to incorporate into their art, such as photos or quotations. Participants should also bring their own yoga mats, though mats and other materials will be available for those who do not have them.

Reserve your spot online below, or call 313-943-3095, or email DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez at

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Improve Your Photography Skills at March 17 Workshop

The Dearborn Community Arts Council will host a photography workshop, "Taking Your Photography to the Next Level" on Friday, March 17.

Taught by award-winning photographer Lance Rosol, the workshop and demonstration will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Clubroom One of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. 

Dearborn photographer, teacher and longtime arts & culture proponent Lance Rosol will instruct participants on:

  • The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Choosing appropriate lighting for any situation
  • Choosing the right camera and accessories
  • Different techniques of photographic styles
  • Some post production tips and choosing the right software
  • Adapting your photos for output, and presentation considerations

Bring your own equipment and improve your photography whether for fun, exhibitions or for profit.

The registration fee is $20 and can be completed online, or in person. For more information, call DCAC Director Ralph Valdez at 313-943-3095, or email him at

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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


  • 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.

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

Lisa Luevanos
John Angus

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


  • $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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.