Steven J. Athanas

Upcoming show spotlight: Liberal Arts Gallery

Liberal Arts Gallery presents, “Beauty and the Beasts,” an art show featuring the works of Steven Athanas, Kathleen Boettcher and Dawud Muhammad from June 16, 2012 through June 30, 2012.

In exploring the duality of our natures, Liberal Arts Gallery Director Duane Belin says, “The show engages concepts of gender taking on predisposed roles of good and evil, pretty and not.”

“The artists portray beauty in a variety of disciplines, from painting to sculpture, allowing the viewer to determine if the approach reveals our beastly hearts.”

A reception with the artists will be hosted at the gallery on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be shown on two weekends: Friday, June 22 and 29 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 and 30 from noon-4 p.m. All work will be available for purchase.

Steven J. Athanas

Steven J. Athanas

Musician/artist Stephen J. Athanas (Toledo, Ohio) merges his influences into pieces which feature non-traditional materials. Drawings, sculptures and mobiles reflect whimsical yet personal statements about life’s conditions within artistic boundaries.

Kathleen Boettecher (Detroit) is a Wayne State Alumni who received Best In Show at the Lawrence Street Gallery and awards from the Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center.

Dawud Muhammad (Detroit) paints from inspirations of color and sound. Although a newer member of the arts community, his pieces reflect spiritual and material growth.

Liberal Arts Gallery is located minutes from Downtown Detroit on Gratiot, just north of Mack. For more information, call 313-925-9578 or Eugene Harris @ 313-671-7983 or visit