by BTL Staff
They say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. You can, however, make a lovely dress out of a pig’s intestine. Seeing is believing.
Four of these delicate, paper-thin dresses, created by recent College of Creative Studies graduate and artist Cristin Richard are on display in the Pittmann-Puckett Gallery at Ferndales LGBT community center, Affirmations, as part of the Second Annual All Media Exhibition, featuring 28 works by 11 artists, most of whom are women.
Exhibiting artists include Charles Alexander, Alice Allhof, Jud Coveyou, Nada Jurisich Fontanta, Sherry Jolls, Kathrine Maurer, Sr. Cheryl Phillips, Nancy Pitel, Lisa Poszywak, Atiba Seitu, Jack O. Summers, plus the works by Richard.
“This is a visually exciting art exhibit,” said Rosalea Brown, Affirmations social activities coordinator. “We’ve received so many favorable comments from members young and old, as well as many Ferndale strollers who drop in for a closer look at the portraits, abstracts, 3-D pieces, collages, oils, acrylics, watercolors – you name it – something for everyone’s varied tastes in art. At night the well-lighted effects are magic.”
“Since the gallery space opened two years ago, we’ve exhibited the work of over 100 artists, and 600 or more wonderful art pieces,” Brown elaborated about the gallery space. “Well-known artists, LGBT and straight as well have made this an exciting, bridge-building outreach year around.”
The Second Annual All Media Exhibition runs through Oct. 31. The opening meet-and-greet and reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9, For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits, call 248-398-7105 or visit http://www.goaffirmations.org. The center is located at 290 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.