New WCC art exhibit reflects Michigan's influence


Published on Apr 23, 2013 1:17pm by Janet Hawkins,

WCC’s GalleryOne is currently showcasing the work of three talented artists educated in southeast Michigan. The exhibit is open through May 24.

The sculptures and photographs of James Rotz, Marco Terenzi, and Kate Silvio illustrate a dazzling array of materials and interests as well as unique artistic approaches. Their abstract expressions, nature explorations, and poetic representations reflect both urban and rural Michigan influences.

“Supporting area artists by providing a venue for their work allows WCC to create an environment that inspires our students, faculty, staff, and the community,” said Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, WCC president. “It is our privilege to be able to share the work of these three talented artists, and we hope as many as possible will stop by to view their works.”

Rotz graduated from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design with a master’s in fine art. His photography reflects his personal journey through life.

Terenzi, who recently graduated from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, is an artist and aspiring craftsman. He has found inspiration in the city of Detroit and the way man and nature clash in the environment. He said that building things is his true passion.

This is the second time Silvio has exhibited her sculptures in WCC’s GalleryOne. Her first exhibit was in 2003. A bachelor of fine art graduate from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, Silvio received her master’s of fine art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills.

GalleryOne is located on the first floor of WCC’s Student Center building. Its hours are Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 734-477-8512 for more information.