200 years of hometown artists on display at the Anton Art Center

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Cusick Lake by William Woodruff Gibbs (ca. 1890), from the collection of John and Gail MacArthur

In celebration of the bicentennials of Mount Clemens and Macomb County, the Anton Art Center is hosting Art & Design in Macomb County & Mount Clemens, an exhibit of art, artifacts and design created by artists living and working in Mount Clemens and Macomb County over the last 200 years. Showcasing more than 55 items on loan from individuals and organizations across the region, this exhibit includes commemorative glassware, ceramics, portraits, landscapes, photographs, arrowheads and more. Works by Mount Clemens Pottery, Ian Hornak, Franklin Harold Hayward, Paul Blaffert and William Woodruff Gibbs will be on display, as well as historical items, displays and other objects. A free public reception will be held at the Anton Art Center on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 2-4pm. Art & Design in Macomb County & Mount Clemens will be on display from June 16 – July 20, 2018.

“Art has a rich history in this region, and Art & Design in Macomb County & Mount Clemens is a unique opportunity to see the breadth of artworks created here throughout history,” said Anton Art Center Executive Director Phil Gilchrist. “I’m excited that we are able to mount this exhibit in celebration of the bicentennials of Mount Clemens and Macomb County!”

The Anton Art Center is a registered nonprofit organization located in Mount Clemens, Michigan with a mission to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts and a vision to create an open community around creative expression. The Anton Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm; admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the Anton Art Center, visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn, our website at www.theartcenter.org or call 586-469-8666.

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Dishes by the Mount Clemens Pottery, from the collection of Mayor Barb Dempsey

Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

 

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