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HVCA Supports Michigan Artists with Monthly Gallery Exhibitions

Each of the 12 artists selected to exhibit in the gallery receives a month long venue to display and sell their works.  At the opening of each exhibition each artist has the ability to interact with the general public at a special artist reception. HVCA fulfills two critical goals and objectives with each exhibition: (1) the enhancement of art appreciation for our constituent base and citizens in the region and (2) providing artistic opportunities for Michigan artists where they are able to display and sell their works.  These monthly gallery exhibitions not only promote and assisting Michigan artists, but affords HVCA the ability provide a tangible resource that strengthens the community.

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July 2014


My Michigan
through July 26, 2014

Exhibit is open during the regular HVCA gallery hours Wednesday - Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm. 

About the Exhibit

After spending a good part of the last year travelling around Michigan focusing on painting the natural beauty around us, “My Michigan” includes a combination of en plein air and studio watercolor paintings resulting from these travels. Work includes pieces completed during artist residencies in Glen Arbor and East Jordan, as well as trips to other Michigan locations including Marquette, the Porcupine Mountains, the Keewanau Peninsula, East Tawas, Mackinaw City, Cadillac, and around Milford.  

“I am inspired by the natural beauty we are blessed with in Michigan!” - Janice Dumas

More About the Artist

Janice Dumas has focused on plein air painting for the last ten years. After closing her business last year she spent much of her time exploring Michigan and the many beautiful sites it offers for painting en plein air and in studio. She was honored to be selected by the Glen Arbor Art Association for their artist in residence program for two weeks last May, and again for two weeks in August at the ISLAND House artist in residence program.

One of the founding members of the Michigan Plein Air Painters, Janice has participated in plein air paint-out events in several locations including Glen Arbor and Cadillac. Her work has been exhibited in shows sponsored by numerous organizations including Michigan Watercolor Society, Our Town, Village Fine Art Association, and First Presbyterian Church of Northville.

A lifetime resident of the Midwest, Janice graduated with a BFA from Wayne State University.

Visit her website to preview the show www.janicedumas.com 


August 2014


Meet Photographer Maurice Sanders

August 1, 2014


Guests will enjoy viewing Mr. Sanders's beautiful portraits from around the world during this free wine and appetizer reception. 

Hear about the artist's inspiration and the compelling stories behind the photos. 

More about the Exhbit and Sale

Novi photographer Maurice Sanders decided to focus on people in the upcoming Huron Valley Council for the Arts’ August gallery exhibit. Sanders explained, “While traveling to different countries, I have taken many images of local people. I had an idea of putting together a photography exhibit called Global Faces.”

The exhibit takes place in the HVCA art center, 205 W. Livingston Road in Highland, and features a gallery opening from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug.1, with a chance to meet the artist while enjoying light refreshments.

Sanders, who is a freelance photographer, has studied both film and digital photography for many years. Several of his photographs have been published in local magazines. He also has received numerous awards from camera clubs and area galleries.He is largely self-taught, with the exception of attending workshops, online courses and networking with other photographers. He is a member of several camera clubs and president of one. Each club provides him with hands-on learning and networking opportunities. 

Sanders’ love for photography has taken him to all seven continents. He firmly believes that “a great photograph tells a story and creates a feeling within the viewer.” When asked what his favorite photograph of all his work is, he replied, “The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” His philosophy is to "make the invisible visible."

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 24

-Written by Anne Seebaldt 

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