Lakeside Palette Club Has New Home, Expanded Artistic Mediums
The Lakeside Palette Club will hold its first meeting tonight in new location, and looks to welcome new artists.
One of the oldest clubs in St. Clair Shores has a new home.
While the location is different, the mission hasn't changed.
"Our club's purpose is to promote the arts—for the artists, and those interested in art. We have many fine artists that display their art in venues around the city and Metro area," said Robert A. Selwa, who is the new president of the club. "This exposure also allows the residents a chance to see the art we make, and for them to purchase the original pieces at a reasonable price."
The club currently meets at the building on Tuesdays for studio time for members along with displaying works of art in the hallways.
But with the renovation of two all-purpose rooms at the Civic Arena complex into a state-of-the-art weight room for the St. Clair Shores Hockey Association and St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club, the club needed to find a new location for the Fall Exhibit.
The event will now be at the Adult Education building. This year it will run Nov. 11-13.
In addition to new meeting locations, the club has an enhanced website.
"We were originally just a painting club, but we have added sculpture and photography to the club," said Selwa. "We are tyring to see what new mediums, that would fall into art, that could be incorporated into the club."
Selwa added that the club is looking to attract younger members, along with expanding its relationship with local high schools, to share the knowledge and experience of current members.
"We want to promote the arts, our artists, and the city in our efforts, and have some fun in doing it," said Selwa.