The Northville Art House will present the13th annual West of Center: Art that Pushes Boundaries juried all-media exhibition featuring 50 works by 35 artists from Michigan and around the country.
Selected by juror Tara Welch, executive director of Studio 23/The Arts Center in Bay City, artists were encouraged to push the boundaries of art imagery and practices in their work, including those set by traditional techniques, materials, concepts, genre, subject matter, personal experiences, and/or societal norms.
Artist Winnie Chrzanowski of Royal Oak, who will have two works in the exhibition,Eye of the Storm and Frozen in Flight, said, “Photography is a way for me to see the world with new eyes. It allows me to capture details and moments that are fleetingly experienced.
'With photography, I can freeze time. The photographic process makes me stop and think, survey the area before I get behind the viewfinder, and look deeper into the subject matter at hand.”
Artists selected include: Jean-Paul Aboudib (Canton), Nina Ashraf (Bloomfield Hills), Linda Aulicino (Novi), Sylvia Bandyke (Royal Oak), Gail Borowski (Rochester Hills), Danna Bowersox (Northville), Allen Brooks (Livonia), Keith Christmas (Armada), Winnie Chrzanowski (Royal Oak), Daria Fileta (Northville), Dennis Gordon (Ann Arbor), Tricia Hampo (Ann Arbor), Claudia Hershman (Huntington Woods), Steph Joy Hogan (Lansing), Peggy Kerwan (Novi), Sarah Koch (Livonia), Beverly Koivunen (South Lyon), Candace Law (Berkely), Rosemary Lee (Howell), Matthew McLaughlin (Greenbelt, OH), Kathleen McNamee (Gross Pointe Farms), Barbara Eko Murphy (Northville), Lynn Edwards Newman (Farmington Hills), Andrew Ortiz (Arlington, TX), Cheryl Phillips (Detroit),Celeste Roe (Farmington), Jane Ryan (Howell), MJ Seltzer (Commerce Twp.), Stephan Shuran (Royal Oak), Rose Starke (Farmington Hills), Sandra Steed (Canton), Linda Sterns (White Lake Charter Twp.), Pat Vartanian (Novi), Bob Wesley (Walled Lake), and Jane Zich (Fairfax, CA).
West of Center will continue Sept. 1 through 25.
Artists are competing for awards totaling $700 to be presented at 6:30 p.m. during the *Live @ 5 Reception,
Tickets are priced at $35 for members and $30 for non-members and include appetizers by Garage Grill and Fuel Bar, two drink vouchers, and live music by Alex Mendenhall.
Tickets can be purchased at www.northvillearthouse .org/liveat5