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The Gallery at Cherry Hill is open Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., as well as Thursday & Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to elli.fassois@ canton-mi.org. Gallery is also open during public performances. For more information, please call 734/394-5300.  

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The Gallery At Cherry Hill Logo August 2022 Exhibit

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to feature the works of artist John Middlestead, in this exquisite exhibit, entitled "Black & White and a Splash of Color", in The Gallery at Cherry Hill from July 28 - August 29, 2022.  

An opening reception will take place at The Gallery at Cherry Hill, Monday, August 1, 2022 from 6 - 8 p.m.  

Featured works by artist John Middlestead incorporate photography of subject matters from grand landscapes of National Parks to intricate designs of flowers on the kitchen counter. His work is created by using a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, as well as utilizing a converted DSLR for infrared black and white images viewers will see showcased in this exhibit. 

John Middlestead has lived the majority of his life in Canton, Michigan, and currently resides with his wife, Joan in South Lyon. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Industrial Design, with a minor in Photography, from Michigan State University, and a Master in Business Administration from Wayne State University. During the later years of a thirty-two-year career at Michigan Consolidated Gas (MichCon), no part of DTE Energy, John started re-inventing himself as a fine art photographer. IT was the classic case of "what are you going to do when you grow up?" In 2002, Middlestead started the process by honing his photographic skill set taking courses with local and national instructors, including Monte Nagler, Tim Cooper, Nancy Rotenberg, Doug Johnson, Elizabeth Stone, Susanna Gaunt, and many others. This technical training and development have resulted in images that have appeared at the Canton Fine Arts Exhibition; Plymouth Council of the Arts; International Ecotourism Society in Washington D.C.; Art Crawl in Plymouth, MI; Oakwood and Beaumont Hospitals of Southeast Michigan; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital; Westland City Hall Gallery; Livonia City Hall; and TCF Bank (Canton). Middlestead has been a featured artist in Art Showcase Magazine and has received a variety of awards for his work. He is also a member of the Three Cities Art Club and Livonia Camera Club. 

John Middlestead's featured work conveys his love for black and white photography, as well as color photography, which showcases his technique of using a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera whose sensor was converted to capture infrared black and white. "A camera is a tool, much like a painter's brush, and the person behind the camera is the artist," states John Middlestead. "My photographic vision as an artist and photographer is to capture images that touch and calm my soul, as well as those who look at my images. In this age of instant everything, I desire a pause in the action, a time to enjoy a scene or detail often missed, to be able to reflect and to share what I have seen." Middlestead hopes audiences enjoy his work and have the opportunity to spend a moment or two with each scene reflecting on the beauty that surrounds us every day. 

For more works by John Middlestead, visit www.johnmiddlestead.com

This latest art exhibit at The Gallery at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI,  is free and open to the public.  

Gallery Hours:
The Gallery at Cherry Hill is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Thursday & Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. or by special appointment that is arranged via email to elli.fassois@cantonmi.gov. The Gallery at Cherry Hill is also open during public performances. 

For more information, please call 734/394-5300.