"Ephemeralities" Art Show Opens Friday

February 01, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – An impressive schedule of exhibitions is planned for the Madonna University Art Gallery this year. The first exhibit of the winter semester kicks off this Friday, Feb. 3 with Tommy Wilson's ephemeralities show of paintings. The opening reception runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by, and meet the artist and see his work. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, depicts familiar structures of our local urban landscapes with breathtaking truth and beauty.

The Madonna Exhibit Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information contact Gallery Director Robin Ward at rward@madonna.edu or 734-432-5509.

Born in Chicago, Wilson currently is an exhibiting artist residing in the metro Detroit area. He received his bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in painting from Wayne State University.

After a successful career in art direction and graphic design, Wilson transitioned into the fine art arena in 2009. Currently, his work is exhibited in select solo, two-person, and juried shows in the Midwest. He works primarily with oils but has explored mixed mediums. His current focus is on the environments. His landscape and urban-scape paintings explore the stories of social identity belonging, and place.

Photo: Across the Way, by Tommy Wilson

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