Current Gallery Exhibit

"Brushes, Pens, and Pencils" by Raymond Gross

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit "Brushes, Pens, and Pencils" now through February 26, 2018 featuring the work of Raymond Gross.

There will be a Free Reception to celebrate Raymond Gross's work at The Village Theater on February 8, 2018 from 7 - 9 p.m. 

Raymond Richard Gross, Jr. is a Canton Township Resident born in Detroit, MI.   Mr. Gross earned his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Michigan where he studied under Richard Sears, William Lewis, and Guy Palazzola. He also attended Eastern Michigan University where he received a degree in Specialist Educational Leadership, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts. At Eastern Michigan University he studied under Kingsley Calkings, John Pappas, and David Tammany.  

Raymond Gross has taught art, at the elementary level and also served as a middle school assistant principal, an elementary principal and as the Director of Instruction within the Van Buren Public School system.

Raymond Gross's earliest works were created during a time of great social upheaval in the 60's and 70's – Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, apartheid, and rebellion against authority.   This was a time of death, loss, sadness, uncertainty, and questioning.  Literally everything was “blowin’ in the wind.”  The work created during this time is filled with angst, sadness, and explosive energy. The emotional toll of producing it was heavy.

Mr. Gross also began to take another look at life by exploring landscapes and the human form, rediscovering the beauty in the world.  For Mr. Gross the joy of putting marks on a surface is the ultimate reward.  The distinction between painting and drawing is frequently blurred within his work and he thinks of it mostly as drawing.  Generally, he is not as concerned with photographic realism as creating an emotional statement.  In recent years his work has become smaller in scale, often sketchbook size and more intimate in approach.  

This current art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm, one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays.  The gallery is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187.  For more information about this latest exhibit, please call 734/394-5300. 

The Gallery @ VT: Art Exhibition Schedule


2018

  • February: "Brushes, Pens, and Pencils" - Ray Gross - Drawings and Paintings
  • March: Mustapha Kandouz - Paintings
  • April: Haydar Alyasiry - Paintings
  • May: "A World of Animals" by Nick Bair - Paintings and Drawings
  • June: Bailee Soper - Photography
  • July: "Impressionism, Sculpture/Paint" by Dario Pabon
  • August: "People See-People Do" by Kay Masini - Paintings
  • September: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
  • October: 26th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
  • November: "Food for the Soul" - Collaborative Exhibit
  • December: Jeremy Rheault - Paintings

Free and open to the public on most weekdays (except Township holidays) 10 am to 2 pm, during all public performances and by calling 734/394-5308, for an appointment. Schedule subject to change without notice.