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Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Display Opens Sept. 24 at City Gallery

The Guild's "Synergy" exhibit reflects the work of many artists working with a theme that supports the City of Detroit's revitalization.

A display of unique beadwork by members of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild will be on exhibit at the City Gallery in Farmington Hills from Sept. 24 to Nov. 11.

The exhibit, named “Synergy” for the cooperative efforts of its many artists, will feature elaborate decorative pieces, jewelry, and variations of other items that celebrate the use of beads in their creation. The exhibit’s theme is “Yeah…Detroit, So Bead It,” in support of raising awareness for the revitalization of the City of Detroit.

The Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. With a membership of over 250, the Guild began with only a dozen members in the spring of 1992, meeting at the Royal Oak Library every other month to honor beads, which the group humorously suspects of having “individual personalities.”

The Guild will be hosting an Anniversary Gala Event and Dinner at the Costick Center on October 6 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festivities will include a social hour, buffet dinner, and awards ceremony. The public is invited to attend; ticket information is available at greatlakesbeadworkersguild.org

The City Gallery is located at the Costick Center at 28600 W. Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and other times by special arrangement. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.

Source: City of Farmington Hills press release

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