New classes and summer workshops for children and adults starting soon. Please click on the link for more information.
Grosse Pointe Art Center moved again!
We are now located at 17118 Kercheval, not far from the old location. Please come and visit.
Food For Thought April 19 - May 11, 2013
Opening night for the 2013 Food for Thought show proved a huge success, being the first show held in the Grosse Pointe Art Center’s new location. More than 200 people came to see the exhibition juried by Sue Carman-Vian, including the city’s mayor, Dale Scrace. Food was donated by Johnny B’s cookies, Sweet Little Sheila’s, Don Douglas, Chocolate Bar Café and Dish restaurant. Gary Watts took Best of Show with his luminous oil painting entitled, “Transfiguration”. Harold Swanson’s clay creation, “Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Kiln” won Second Place, while Carolyn Coleman Sieffert took Third for her watercolor, “Cocktail Time”. Artist Jackie Brooks explored the media of film with her humorous “Diet Disaster” film and won the Special Award, while Tim Burke, Janet Kondziela, Amy Fell and Jean Lannen all received Honorable Mentions for their artwork. The Food for Thought theme certainly evoked a wide variety of inspiration from Grosse Pointe area residents and proved an excellent start for the Art Center’s initiation into the new gallery space.
as awarded by Sue Carman-Vian
Best of Show:
Gary Watts, Birmingham, MI “Transfiguration” - Oil
Harold Swanson, Detroit, MI
“Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Kiln” – Clay
Carolyn Coleman Sieffert, Harper Woods, MI
“Cocktail Time” – Watercolor
Tim Burke, Grosse Pointe Woodss, MI
“Sweet Tooth”– Mixed Media
Amy Fell, Novi, MI
“Should I” – Oil
Janet Kondziela, Dearborn, MI
“Not For Vegetarians – Oil
Jean Lannen, Bloomfield Township, MI
“Sunny Side Up” – Photography
Jackie Brooks, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
“Diet Disaster” – Digital Film