‘Festival of Arts’ Sept. 16-18, in Bloomfield, MI
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP-- Nativity Episcopal Church in Bloomfield Township,
Michigan will again host the annual “Festival of Arts” on September 16-18, 2011.
Since its start in 1956, art has been part of the mission statement at Nativity Episcopal
Church. For the “Festival of Arts” all manner of disciplines will be accepted, including
textiles, paintings, sculpture, photography, glass and pottery. Also included will be
acrylics, jewelry, watercolors, fibers, graphics and surface art. The last call for artists has been extended to August 31st .
Deborah Odette, formerly of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will
supervise display and hanging. The juried exhibition items will be for sale and the entire
presentation area will be decorated as an art gallery.
The juror will be Wayne State Professor Urban Jupina who is an accomplished fiber
artist and fine arts historian. Jupina, who is this year’s president of the Michigan
Surface Design Association recently presented in Europe at the International Triennial of
Tapestry in Lodz, Poland.
“We will have a gala opening reception on Friday, September 16, at 7:00 pm. for the
artists and presenters to mingle with the special guests,” said Henryka Olbrot. Olbrot is
president of the Lakeland Society of Artists which supports the show. She is an active art
ambassador in the Oakland, and Wayne County. The exhibition items can be for sale and
the presentation area will be decorated as an art gallery.
Special prizes will be an artist’s proof vase sculpted by local artist Patricia Auerbach and
potter Robert Nixon has done a unique clay presentation dish.
Nativity Episcopal Church began as an outreach of Christ Church Cranbrook. When the
church built its worship space in 1963, it turned to the renowned Cranbrook Academy
of Art for direction. The resulting nave is embraced by warm wood tones and artistic
surface statements. The church’s striking stained glass panels were created by Margaret
Cavanaugh in 1982.
The church is located at 21220 West 14-Mile Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48301.
For more information Diane Wittlinger at 248-642-5577