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Oakwood Common Staff Spreads Holiday Cheer with Creative Talents

Donna Brandt puts finishing touches on a holiday ornament.

DEARBORN, Michigan –  Nearly 20 years ago Donna Brandt  started making and selling personalized Christmas ornaments to help supplement her family’s income.
“I was a stay-at-home mom with a son and twin daughters,” said Brandt. “It was easy to decorate the ornaments while they were sleeping or at …

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12 on 12 Art Gallery Features Art by Daniel Cascardo and Friends

Painting by Daniel Cascardo

The “12 on 12” art gallery, Dearborn’s first “pop-up gallery”, opened to the public on Wednesday, July 17th.  The 12 on 12 Gallery, located at 13742 Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), showcases 12 professional artists from around southeastern Michigan demonstrating their art forms, answering questions about technique and showcasing their artwork in …

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12 on 12 Art Gallery Pops Up in Dearborn

Artist Mohamad Bazzi at the 12 on 12 Art Gallery in Dearborn

The “12 on 12” art gallery, Dearborn’s first “pop-up gallery”, opened to the public on Wednesday, July 17th.  The 12 on 12 Gallery, located at 13742 Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), showcases 12 professional artists from around southeastern Michigan demonstrating their art forms, answering questions about technique and showcasing their artwork …

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Life-size Horse is Dearborn’s February Featured Sculpture

Gaze by James Oleson, Jr., Dearborn Community Fund 2012 - Photo credit: Teresa Lousias

DEARBORN, Michigan – Twelve sculptures have been placed throughout Dearborn as part of  the community’s 2012-2013 Art in Public Places – Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI). Funding for the project is provided by the Dearborn Community Fund and the East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities. Each month …

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Monkeys as Judges of Art

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Monkeys as Judges of Art – Painting by Gabriel C. von Max – 1889

“Monkeys as Judges of Art” — a painting by Gabriel Cornelius von Max in 1889, might have been created as a response to conflict with “art critics” of the day.  (Source: Wikipedia) …

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Netty Dearborn – Art Critic?

Netty Dearborn - Art Critic?

Netty Dearborn loves art! Netty is a fashion designer, business owner, busy “soccer mom” and Dearborn’s most famous social media gadfly — but is she really an art critic?  Netty is a colorful character.  She loves playing with color-schemes, reading Colors Magazine, and admires the …

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Masquerade at Bailey’s Pub

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The painting, Luncheon with Figures in Masquerade Dress by Jean Francois de Troy, outside Bailey’s Pub, on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn during the summer of 2012.  Photos courtesy of the Dearborn Free Press. See more photos.

 
 

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