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118 W Main Street, Northville, MI 48167

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Sunday 12 - 4
Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday - Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 5

First Friday Experience

When: 
11/03/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 
Starring "The Gallery"

 

 


  • IT'S A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN DOWNTOWN NORTHVILLE!

  • Artwalk / Shopping / Dining

 


 

The First Friday of each month downtown Northville celebrates the arts with their long running First Friday Experience.  You’ll find something new each month as many of the town’s galleries and boutiques stay open late with special guests, trunk shows, music and their newest merchandise. 

Starring “The Gallery” hosts an artist reception each month.  Some of our artists have exhibited with us in the past and others will be exhibiting with us for the first time – each showcasing their newest pieces in their own unique style. Each artist will be available to answer questions and their artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the remainder of the month. 

Artists, hors d'oeuvres, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all at Starring “The Gallery” during the First Friday Experience. 

 

N O V E M B E R  3, 2017 @

 Featured Artist: Amira Larora Givens

Music by: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

Artist Reception: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 


 

PHOTOGRAPHY by AMIRA LARORA GIVENS

 

Artist Bio: I started my education for the arts at Washtenaw Community College where I achieved an Associate’s Degree in the area of Photography Technology.  I then continued my education at Eastern Michigan University where I achieved a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree. Over the years, I have been drawn to expressing my artistic vision through surrealism. My artwork takes a dream-like approach to life. I use a mixture of nature and human interaction to display a connection with the earth.

Bending the Horizon, The Weight of the Moon

 

With my work I hope to open the viewer’s mind to different realities, which show incidents that push the boundaries of our physical world. I create scenes using photographic compositing, which is a photograph made by combining several distinct photographs together using digital software. Photographing the scene, objects, subject, and elements is the first step of my process. Then I combine all the images together using digital software to create composition, lighting, and perspective. I love the idea of being able to create an atmospheric scene. Also, I loved the idea of painting and photography mixed together. 

 

Sky, Finding Nourishment, Working Bees

 

My artistic ideal is to show a connection between humanity and mother nature. Also, to use surrealism to explore spirituality, unconscious desires, and the dream-scape. Even though each piece is a separate story, with a different message my body of work connects through the use of symbolism. I want the viewer to look at my work as if it were a metaphor. I hope to inspire the viewer and expand their viewpoint, while simultaneously, having my work be visually beautiful and dreamlike.

 

Risk Takers, Playful, Lotus

 


Sheila Landis & Rick Matle.

Please welcome back the jazz duo of Sheila Landis & Rick Matle.

Jazz vocalist Sheila Landis has been performing her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues since 1973. A turning point in her career was the 1981 release of her debut vinyl LP "Jazz Rendezvous" in her own label, SheLan Records. Landis teamed up with 7-string guitarist Rick Matle in 1991, sensing a kindred musical spirit. Together Landis and Matle continue to explore jazz balladry, swing, bebop, blues, poetic excursions, Brazilian rhythms, funk, pop and their own inventive collaborations at every performance; elegant, yet edgy. Matle, a 1986 Oakland University Music Performance Graduate, combines a rocker's bravado with the jazzman's sensitivity to provide a buoyant springboard from which Landis launches her melodic flights, earning her the accolade of "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards.

Sheila & Rick will return for our holiday First Friday Experience on December 1st.