Opening of The Body Eclectic at Lawrence St. Gallery (video)

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(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.

essentialFerndale resident Jud Coveyou won best of show for a colored pencil and gouache creation “Between a Dark and a Light Place.”  Others that received special recognition are:

~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

4. Tylonn J. Sawyer from Detroit  for ” The 28th Bride – Portrait of Aricka Foreman”  Oil Paintinggallowaycollens

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, or seen below.

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