An all-media opening at the Northville Art House Friday

WanChuan Kesler's "Icarus" – oil on canvas. - COURTESY NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
Courtesy Northville Art House
WanChuan Kesler's "Icarus" – oil on canvas.

For the eighth year in a row, the Northville Art House will hold its annual "West of Center" all-media show. It's kind of a big deal, a juried show featuring 33 works of art ranging from painting to photography to sculpture to mixed-media and beyond. The artists include longtime MT photographer Bruce Giffin, and the winners will actually received cash awards totally $500.

Bruce Giffin's "Suicide Doors" – photograph. - COURTESY BRUCE GIFFIN
Courtesy Bruce Giffin
Bruce Giffin's "Suicide Doors" – photograph.

The show's public reception will take place a few blocks away from the art house at the Tipping Point Theatre. There attendees can expect to see winners announced and awards presented, with a discussion from the show's juror, Kate Paul.

Brenda Beene Shackleford's "Spread Your Wings" – mixed media bound book. - COURTESY NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
Courtesy Northville Art House
Brenda Beene Shackleford's "Spread Your Wings" – mixed media bound book.

Opening reception takes place 6-9 p.m. (awards begin at 7:30 p.m.) on Friday, Sept. 2, at the Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville; exhibit runs noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28, at Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; exhibit is free and open to the public; for more info, see northvillearthouse.org or call 248-344-0497 during business hours.

Eloise Hirlemann's "Developing Sea Creatures" – mixed media. - COURTESY NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE
Courtesy Northville Art House
Eloise Hirlemann's "Developing Sea Creatures" – mixed media.

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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