Artist Reception for Sanda Cook at Vitrine Gallery in Berkley March 2

Artist Reception for Sanda Cook at Vitrine Gallery in Berkley March 2

BERKLEY, MI. – Susan Rogal, owner of Berkley, Mich.-based Vitrine Gallery & Gifts, announces ArtWear DETROIT’S newest artist, Sanda Cook, a local artist known for her colorful abstract paintings that evoke happiness and energy. Cook’s debut collection of oil paintings, ArtWear fashion accessories and housewares will be unveiled Friday, March 2 at Vitrine Gallery & Gifts. The free event – The Power of Art: The Bold and Beautiful Art by Sanda Cook – takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes a meet-and-greet with Cook and complimentary appetizers and beverages.

A native of Romania who studied at the Brasor School of Arts, Cook’s paintings are influenced by the landscapes and architecture of her homeland. Her travels throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have influenced her artistic style. Cook has shown her work extensively across metro Detroit, including at the Carr Center for the Arts and Detroit Artist Market in Detroit and the Grosse Pointe Art Center in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

“Each lovely piece of Sanda’s ArtWear is infused with her passion, energy and love for life,” said Rogal. “The collection will include new 2018 ArtWear items, such as felt cover journals, travel bags, glassware, teakwood serving trays, as well as limited edition ArtWear items with personal, uplifting affirmations from this amazing talent.”

Rogal also is the owner behind ArtWear Detroit, a company that celebrates regional artists, promotes their work, supports a living wage and highlights their valuable contribution to Detroit’s cultural legacy. Featuring new artists, designing a diverse, limited edition product line and providing opportunities for Detroit regional artists is its goal.

In addition to “The Power of Art: The Bold and Beautiful Art by Sanda Cook” unveiling event, Vitrine Gallery & Gift will host monthly installments featuring a diverse variety of local art, while also sharing individual artists’ stories, Michigan music and how some of the artists create their artwork. On April 13, the gallery and gift shop with host: DARK MATTER: The Visceral Art and Photography Collection from Ben Nowak, a must-see art and photography show.

About Vitrine Gallery & Gifts

Founded in 2017, Vitrine Gallery & Gifts is located at 2758 Coolidge Hwy. in Berkley, Mich. The shop features prominent local artists, global artisans, and iconic Michigan food products, as well as fair trade traveler finds. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more at or by calling the gallery at 248-629-7329.



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