"DETROIT KNOWS CARS" - Motor City Automobile Fine Art Show
Detroit January 6, 2012; As if there were not enough events going on around the North American International (Detroit) Auto Show next week we add one more. Your TAC Detroit editor, film producer, Mark Ducker and a cadre of dedicated organizers have assembled an impressive exhibit of automotive fine art in one of downtown Detroit’s vibrant office complexes, just blocks from Cobo Center where the NAIAS is held.
Twelve of the country’s most respected automotive artists – two sculptors, eight painters and two photographers – present a variety of works representing diverse approaches to presenting the automobile as an art form. The dramatic glass atrium lobby of the Chase Tower Building, 611 Woodward Avenue, is filled with the art.
Featured artists are: Tom Hale of Farmington Hills who is a long time member of the Automotive Fine Art Society (AFAS) and winner of a Gold Medal from the American Water Color Society; AFAS member Charlie Maher of West Bloomfield; AFAS board member, painter Jay Koka of Toronto; popular young artist David Chapple; historic scene specialist painter Gerald Freeman; vintage automobile photographer Jim Haefner; sculptor Alex Buchan; painter Michael Goettner; photographer (and TAC Detroit editor) Steve Purdy; celebrity designer and artist Camilo Pardo; bricolage sculptor Clark Gordon; and whimsical artist Buck Mook.
The show opens January 6th. A Meet the Artists reception will be held Saturday evening, January 7th from 6 to 9:00, and the show closes January 28th. The lobby venue is open 6 am to 6 pm every day and there is no charge for the show.
Sponsors include Quicken Loans, Bedrock Real Estate Services (management of the Chase Tower) TheAutoChannel.com, Studio Couture, Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, The Automotive Hall of Fame, The Individual Communicators Network, Shunpiker Productions and Wild Rose Pictures.
Details at: www.detroitknowscars.com