The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Dearborn Community Arts Council.
To celebrate this milestone, the DCAC held a 50th anniversary celebration in July in conjunction with a show of works by members of the Artists' Society of Dearborn.
Photo collage by Sylvia Bandyke
More about Sylvia: I have a long time interest in photography and took it to a new level when I joined the Artists’ Society of Dearborn in the Fall of 2017. Doing so gave me the opportunity to display at the Padzieski Gallery and the Henry Ford Centennial Library in the city. From there I branched out to exhibitions in Livonia, Muskegon and Detroit and then onto exhibitions nationally from the East to West Coasts and North to South.
I like using the collage format to integrate associated images into a well-balanced, cohesive unit that is even more compelling and eye-catching because of the embedded story or theme. Initially I began using this format when I displayed in ArtPrize in Grand Rapids from 2014 – 2018. I have even been included in online international exhibits with my collages so I am finding acceptance of the format in many different venues.