Main Gallery


The Main Gallery of Paint Creek Center for the Arts presents a broad range of contemporary art exhibitions that feature regional emerging and established artists. The exhibitions at PCCA cultivate learning, celebrate artistic excellence and encourage lifelong involvement in the arts to members of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties; as well as to individuals across Southeast Michigan.


Currently in the Gallery:
Evidence | October 3 – 31, 2014

Paint Creek Center for the Arts is proud to present Evidence, featuring the work of two notable members of the Detroit art community, Carole Harris and Lester Johnson.


Carole Harris (Detroit) is a textile artist working primarily in the art quilt medium. Harris’ work has been published extensively and has been exhibited in Museums and galleries internationally, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), the Museum of Arts & Design (New York), and galleries in Europe, Japan, China and South America. In addition to her many accomplishments as a textile artist, Harris enjoyed a career as an interior designer for over 45 years, 33 years as president of Harris Design Group, LLC (HDG), the interior and graphic design firm, which she founded in 1976 and dissolved in 2009 to devote full time to her studio art practice. She earned a B.F.A. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1966.
Lester Johnson (Detroit) is a multi-talented artist. Johnson’s work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and in numerous galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. His work is also included in both private and public collections. Johnson recently retired after 35 years as a professor of Fine Arts at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He received both his BFA and MFA from the University of Michigan.


Reception: Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 pm

Gallery Hours:
• Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
• Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibitions, receptions and gallery talks are free and open to the public.


Exhibitions are sponsored by:

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