Images of Resilience Photography Exhibit & Storytelling Event

Thursday, April 30, 2020
- Sunday, May 31, 2020

Wayne County Community College District - Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180

You are invited to this FREE photography exhibit hosted by The Guidance Center and held at the Brown and Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery at Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus in Taylor. This event is co-chaired by Stephanie Prechter and Joe Gruber, showcasing the work of local photographers asked to submit a series of images related to the idea of resilience. This exhibit focuses on the importance of resilience as a way to navigate through life’s challenges. Our aim is to engage the community around this topic and encourage self awareness through creative expression. The event’s feature artist will be Erica Hawley!

Erica Hawley is an award-winning, multi-dimensional photographer based in Detroit. She is certified with a degree of Applied Science in Photographic Technology and over a decade of professional experience. Giving back to the community is important to her; she has donated her time and talent to the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium.

 

All proceeds from this community event will benefit a family education program at The Guidance Center focused on assisting families with resilience and recovery.

 

Images of Resilience will run from April 20 – May 31, 2020 and guests may visit any time during the gallery’s operating hours: Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests may peruse the exhibit at any time during the college’s open hours in May and the photographic pieces will also be available for sale.

 

 

Please join us for the Opening Reception for Images of Resilience on April 30 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  The evening will include a brief program with Guidance Center CEO Kari Walker, event co-chairs Stephanie Prechter and Joe Gruber and Master of Ceremonies Shannon Cason. Peruse the artwork in the Brown & Juanita C. Ford Art Gallery while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and desserts. This reception is free of charge and open to the public.

This month-long exhibit will also feature a special Storytelling Event on May 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. in the Heinz C. Prechter Educational & Performing Arts Center.

Stop by this exhibit any time during the month to see these inspiring photographs and learn the stories behind them!

 

The Call for Entries will be able for download soon, please check back at a later time.

 

 

Our Sponsors to date

Storytelling Event Sponsor

Patrick & Karen Wilson Smithbauer

Exhibit Opening Reception Sponsor

Patrons

Ken & Cathy Russell

Kari & Roberta Walker

Christina Wasilewski

 

Special Thanks to River’s Edge Gallery and Downriver Council for the Arts


Sponsorship Levels

Photography Exhibit Sponsor- -$7,500 ( Still Accepting Sponsors )
  • Corporate logo on all signage, printed material, website, & social media
  • Corporate logo displayed throughout the month at gallery and all related activities
  • Recognition during each event
Exhibit Opening Reception Sponsor- -$3,000 ( Still Accepting Sponsors )
  • Corporate logo on all signage, printed material, website, & social media
  • Corporate logo displayed at Opening Reception
  • Recognition during reception
Storytelling Event Sponsor- -$5,000 ( Still Accepting Sponsors )
  • Corporate logo on all signage, printed material, website, & social media
  • Corporate logo displayed at storytelling event
  • Recognition during storytelling event
Patron- -$500 ( Still Accepting Sponsors )
  • Corporate logo on all signage, printed material, website, & social media
  • Corporate logo displayed at storytelling event
  • Recognition during event