“Highlights” Exhibition showcases Dearborn artists, students June 28-July 22

The DCAC and the Padzieski Art Gallery present an art exhibition of “Highlights” from recent shows by the Artists’ Society of Dearborn (ASD) and the Dearborn Public Schools with an opening party on Wednesday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. This impressive exhibition representing a wide range of works from the many talented young artists of Dearborn Public Schools and the more experienced members of the ASD runs through July 22.

“Highlights: Artists’ Society of Dearborn and Dearborn Public Schools” is a display of outstanding artwork from local students created in 2-D and 3-D formats, including jewelry, ceramics and other media. The students' work is shown alongside some of the best from the ASD and their most recent exhibitions including their “challenge” to create a toy-themed work of art.

The opening party is FREE and open to the public on Wednesday, June 28 from 6-8 p.m. Refreshment will be served. The gallery’s regular program “Teatime with the Artists” scheduled for July 20 from 2-3 p.m. is also free. Come celebrate Dearborn’s talented youth along with the more experienced artists of our creative community.

The Padzieski Art Gallery is free and open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Padzieski Art Gallery is located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.


Big Read Dearborn Art Competition Call for Entries

The Dearborn Public Library presents the “Do You Know Poe?” art competition in conjunction with The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest. The book selected for The Big Read Dearborn, a community-wide reading initiative, is “Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe.” Art entries should reflect the theme of The Big Read Dearborn: “Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared Dream Before.”

Artists must be 16 years of age or older, and can submit up to two works for consideration. Entry fees  are $25 per submission, or two for $30. Reduced entry fee for students and Artists' Society of Dearborn members.

The show will be held in the Rotunda Gallery of the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, from Feb. 6-25.

Click here for details and entry form.


Gallery Brings Out Dearborn’s “Highlights” In June

The Dearborn Community Arts Council is presenting an exhibition featuring the best of the Artists’ Society of Dearborn and the district wide Dearborn Public Schools Art Show through June 26 at the Padzieski Gallery, located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michgian Ave.

The opening reception for “Highlights: Artists’ Society of Dearborn & Dearborn Public Schools” is Wednesday, June 3 from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome to attend the opening which features local artists, local students and a variety of snacks and refreshments.

This exhibit offers a showcase for the diverse talents of our community including outstanding student artwork done in 2D and 3D formats, as well as award winning examples of the ASD’s recent “group challenges” which present the themes of “Trains” and “Spring” in a variety of media.

In their regular program “Teatime with the Artists”, The Padzieski Gallery will present the ASD’s John Angus and Dave Gorden from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 for a free, informal art talk with refreshments.