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Dearborn Residents Among Artists Featured in Pop-Up Gallery

The gallery will open across from City Hall Park in Dearborn beginning July 17.

A "12 on 12" pop-up art gallery in Dearborn will open on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Mohamad Bazzi.
A "12 on 12" pop-up art gallery in Dearborn will open on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Mohamad Bazzi.
A new “12 on 12” pop-up art gallery will open to the public on Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m. in east Dearborn.

The gallery, located at 13742 Michigan Ave., will showcase 12 professional artists from around southeast Michigan demonstrating their art forms, answering questions about technique and showcasing their artwork in the improvised gallery.

Dearborn residents Mohamad Bazzi (paint) and Steve Glazer (ceramics) are among the artists featured in the gallery.

Bazzi has extensive experience as a working artist, muralist and graphic artist. A former resident of Beirut, Lebanon, Bazzi studied painting, art history and education at Wayne State University and received a degree in art education before landing a teaching job at Dearborn Public Schools.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the annual Artist/Performer Award from the Dearborn Community Arts Council, and Wayne State University's Community Service Award.

Glazer leads the ceramics program and is the director of exhibitions at Henry Ford Community College's Sisson Gallery. Under his guidance, the ceramics program frequently participates in demonstrations and exhibitions across metro Detroit.

Other artists include Dan Cascardo of Royal Oak, Keith Coleman of Taylor, and Lindsey Harnish of Ferndale.

The "12 on 12" gallery and days of operation coincide with performance dates for the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority's (EDDDA) popular “Jazz on the Avenue” summer concert series, which takes place at City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Ave., directly across the street from the gallery.

The gallery, a project of the EDDDA with support from Oakwood Healthcare and the Dearborn Community Fund, will be open on two additional Wednesdays, July 24 and 31 from 5 to 10 p.m.

For more information, call the EDDDA office at 313-943-3141, or visit www.EastDowntownDearborn.com.

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