(C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2013)
Lawrence St. Gallery was packed for the opening reception of their annual juried exhibition The Body Eclectic. This is the 13th year for the show, and there were 80 pieces selected out of over 150 submitted. The collection was juried by artist Edee Joppich, who selected works based on diversity in interpretation and content, style, medium and scale. “The centuries old tradition of artists honoring the human figure continues in this stellar exhibit,” Joppich said.
~Second Place: Suzanne Rock from Leonard, MI for “Youth” watercolor
~Third Place: Mary Ann Rutledge from Sterling Hts. for “ Picasso’s World – Before and After” Bronze Sculpture
Honorable Mention Awards (5)
1. Draea Burnett from Grosse Pte. Farms for “Self-Portrait / Green” Gouache, Pastel, Graphite
2. George Booth From Dearborn for ” Model with Pearls” Digital Photograph
3. Daren Dundee from Clinton Twp. for ” Step in Time” Found Objects Sculpture
5. Fran Seikaly from West Bloomfield for ” Richard” Pastel
Artists Patricia Comins, Frank Dunn, Mary Ann Rutledge, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Angelika Wynes and Colette Zimmerman all spoke with The Ferndale 115 News about their work for the video which can be found at http://youtu.be/dILZ8zP4l54, or seen below.
Previous stories about Lawrence St. include http://ferndale115.com/nuevo/2012/02/02/authors-ferndale-based-mystery-launched-at-lawrence-street-gallery/ and http://ferndale115.com/nuevo/2012/01/15/lawrence-street-shows-best-of-the-best/. To learn more about Lawrence St. Gallery, visit their website at http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com/.