Something New at ‘Noel Night’ this Year

Something New at ‘Noel Night’ this Year

By Raymond Rolak

Most know that ‘Noel Night’ is regarded as one of the best events that Detroit has to offer. This 39th year on Saturday December 3, something new is being added on the Wayne State University campus. A special reception highlighting the WSU Faculty Art Exhibition will run from 5:00 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. Also as part of the occasion there will be a Holiday Artists Market.
The artists market is a new event this year and will bring together the talents of Wayne State art students, alumni, and community organizations. Presentations will range from one of a kind art objects to limited production design goods. The talented folks from the Lakeland Society of Artists will have offerings new offerings. Included will be the visuals of Pat Sarotte, the felt creations of Shelly Lampshire, the multi-genres of Donna Picarski-Calhoun and the acrylics of noted painter Violet Schooltz.

WSU Art Gallery spokesperson Thomas Pyrzewski said that all manner of disciplines will be showcased for the last day of the Faculty show. Mediums being presented include paintings, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and interior design. Also shown will be metals, fibers, digital, photography, graphics, fashion, and industrial styled arts. The faculty presenting are all part of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

The WSU Art Gallery is located in the Art Department Building, just west of Kirby and Cass Avenues. Like all the ‘Noel Night’ events in the midtown cultural center area this presentation and reception has no charge.
Over 60 institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Public Library and many others, will be participating during this holiday ‘open house.’
Two other events that will really please are the Slavic Soul Party at the Motor City Brewing Works from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and the one women fine art show by Dolores S. Slowinski.

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