DEARBORN – The Padzieski Art Gallery – city’s free public art gallery, located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center – will host an exhibition entitled “5” that celebrates April’s Michigan Glass Month through five techniques of expressive art glass.
The exhibition brings together glass artists with ties to the Glass Academy in Dearborn, and features art glass techniques including fused glass, hot glass, neon, stained glass and torchwork.
The exhibit opens March 19 with a free public reception from 7-9 p.m. The Ford Center is at 15801 Michigan Ave.
The exhibit is available for viewing from March 20 through April 25 during the gallery’s normal hours: from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, and through intermission during performances in the center’s theater.
From 3 to 5 p.m. April 3, a free First Fridays Artist Exchange Series (FFAES) workshop will be offered to Dearborn senior citizens and students; the workshop will focus on the creation of fused glass. Class size is limited. To reserve a space, call the Cultural Arts Department at (313) 943-2190.
FFAES is a collaborative project sponsored by the Dearborn Public Schools and Recreation Department’s Senior Services and Cultural Arts Divisions. All FFAES events are free to Dearborn senior citizens and DPS students.
The Padzieski Art Gallery is a program of the Dearborn Community Arts Council in cooperation with the city. For information on this exhibit or the gallery’s upcoming schedule, call (313) 943-2190 or go to the Web site www.DCACarts.org.
The mission of the Michigan Glass Month Project is to promote awareness of art glass and to educate the public regarding the great variety of glass expression in Michigan. More information on this project can be found by going to www.michiganglass.org.
With the only state-certified training program in Michigan, the Glass Academy provides students with an opportunity to cultivate skills in the glass arts using state-of-the-art equipment and instruction from local artisans. For further information go to www.glassacademy.com.