The Anton Art Center’s first exhibition of the year, “Flora & Fauna,” will open Saturday, January 22, and will feature works by members of five Macomb County artist groups and presented by Henry Ford Health Syst
The exhibition, presented until March 1 at the Petitpren gallery, will be judged by local artist Jeanne Bieri. Bieri earned her master’s degree in painting from Wayne State University, and later taught at the University of Michigan at Dearborn, Wayne State University, and Henry Ford Community College, while showing her work across Michigan and the Midwest. . She maintains a studio in Detroit, as she has for over 30 years.
“When I think of ‘flora and fauna’, I think of the world around me, how living things must continue to adapt to survive, and how living things interact and depend each other,” Bieri said in a press release for the exhibit. . “It is about growth and deterioration, and we are all part of this world, so we must preserve this fragile beauty.”
A variety of “flora and fauna” themed media were submitted by members of the five local artist groups, including the Lakeside Palette Club of St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens Art Association, Romeo Guild of Art, the Shelby Township Fine Art Society, and the Warren Tri-County Fine Arts Association, Inc. New and existing members of each group were permitted to submit up to two works of art to the jury. The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $150, and $100 and $75 for the second and third place winners, respectively. There will also be three honorable mentions with a cash prize of $25.
A virtual awards announcement is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. via Facebook Live at facebook.com/AntonArtCenter. For more information about the Anton Art Center, visit theartcenter.org or call 586-469-8666.