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An extensive selection of local and international arts and gifts in a welcoming setting!

First Friday Experience

 

 
 
Experience Downtown Northville
the first Friday of every month
6:00 - 9:00pm
 
Artwalk ~ Shopping ~ Dining
 
 

Experience Starring "The Gallery" in a whole new way when you join us the first Friday of each month. Artists, hors d'oeuvres, demonstrations, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all!

The first Friday of each month Starring “The Gallery” hosts a different artist – some have exhibited with us in the past and others will be exhibiting with us for the first time – each showcasing their newest pieces in their own unique style. Each artist will be available to answer questions and their artwork will be on display and available for purchase throughout the remainder of the month.

 


 September 5, 2014

  • Featured Artist: Janis Madias
  • Featured Artist: Melissa Asher
  • Artist Reception: 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Featured Musicians: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

 

We have another great evening planned featuring two very talented artists.  Please visit our calendar for more information on our featured artists.

The  jazz duo of Sheila Landis and Rick Matle will play and entertain as you browse "The Gallery".  Please scroll down to read about their music.

 

 

 

 

 


Please enjoy a glass of wine and the music of local musicians while you browse the Gallery. (Our 2014 schedule of musicians can be found below.)

 

 

 

Please join us when downtown Northville galleries, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late allowing you the opportunity to spend a relaxing evening in town.  The First Friday Experience takes place throughout the entire year. 

 

Shop ~ Dine ~ Experience Downtown Northville

 

First Friday Artists at a Glance:
 
 
2014
January ~ We will not feature a specific artist, but invite you to enjoy the work of the many fine artists currently exhibiting with us.
February ~ Al Casadei
March ~ Bill Thelen & Lauri Fowler
April ~ Pat Bursch
May ~ Joy Huyck
June ~ Sheri Munce
July ~ Toni Johnstone
August ~ Pat Bursch/Author Kathleen Ripley Leo/ Acoustic Guitarist Greg Stryker
September ~ Janis Madias/Melissa Asher
October ~ Cornelis Van Spronsen
November ~ Jim Ritchie
December ~ Joe & Jennifer Rutherford
 
 
First Friday Experience Musicians
 
Sheila Landis and Rick Matle
2014 performances: September 5, November 7, December 5
 
 
Jazz vocalist Sheila Landis has been performing her soulful interpretations of jazz and blues since 1973. A turning point in her career was the 1981 release of her debut vinyl LP "Jazz Rendezvous" in her own label, SheLan Records. Landis teamed up with 7-string guitarist Rick Matle in 1991, sensing a kindred musical spirit. Together Landis and Matle continue to explore jazz balladry, swing, bebop, blues, poetic excursions, Brazilian rhythms, funk, pop and their own inventive collaborations at every performance; elegant, yet edgy. Matle, a 1986 Oakland University Music Performance Graduate, combines a rocker's bravado with the jazzman's sensitivity to provide a buoyant springboard from which Landis launches her melodic flights, earning her the accolade of "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" seven times, as bestowed by the Detroit Music Awards.
 
 
Ron Cieri - Classical Guitarist
Upcoming Performances:  Please check back for scheduled performaces.
 

Ron Cieri is a classical guitarist presenting works of the greatest composers from the Baroque to the Modern era played acoustically, for solo guitar.  The unique style of the classical guitar allows Ron to create a beautiful and intimate musical atmosphere which serves as the antithesis to the downloadable lifestyle of which we’ve become accustomed.  In a review of his playing at local restaurant, the Plymouth Patch writer noted that “if you appreciate music as much as I do, you don’t know what to marvel at more: the sheer beauty of the sound, or the fact that I’m experiencing this treasure for free.”

Ron has been playing classical guitar for 30 years and has spent the last five years under the tutelage of Jason Vieaux, Director of Guitar at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Please come hear for yourself, for free, at our First Friday Experience.

 
 
 
 
 

Information on other downtown Northville galleries and businesses participating in the First Friday Experience can be found on the Northville Downtown Development Authority website.