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Sunday 12 - 4
Monday - Wednesday 10 - 6
Thursday - Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 5

First Friday Experience

09/01/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Starring "The Gallery"




  • Artwalk / Shopping / Dining



The First Friday of each month downtown Northville celebrates the arts with their long running First Friday Experience.  You’ll find something new each month as many of the town’s galleries and boutiques stay open late with special guests, trunk shows, music and their newest merchandise. 

Starring “The Gallery” hosts an artist reception each month.  Some of our artists 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. 

Artists, hors d'oeuvres, shopping, music and good friends - Experience it all at Starring “The Gallery” during the First Friday Experience. 


S E P T E M B E R  1, 2017 @

 Featured Artist: Bern Merlo

Music by: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

Artist Reception: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Bern Merlo


About the Artist:have studied art for over twenty years. I have studied at the Center for Creative Studies, Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Association, Grosse Pointe Art Association, Schoolcraft Community College, the Ann Arbor Art Association, The School of Light and Color, Cape Cod School of Art, and the Oxbow Summer Institute.

The artists below have been influential in my skill development: 

Nancy Prophet; Robert Maniscalco (Maniscalco Gallery of Fine Art); George Brown (Lion House Studio); Lois Griffel (Director of the Cape Code School of Art); Ried Galey (Minnetonka, MN); Susan Sarback (The School of Light and Color); Dawn Stafford (Oxbow Summer Institute); Leslie Masters; Micael Chesley Johnson (Canadian Maritimes); Jane Robinson, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Robert Burridge, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Sterling Edwards, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Joe DiGiulio, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Leslie Saeta, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Lisa Broadwine, Cold Wax Painter; Nancy Hillis, Abstract Fine Art Painter; Katherine Aimone, Abstract Fine Art Painter

I am a member of the BBAC/Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, SOAA/South Oakland Art Association, Scarab Club, Michigan Plein Air Painters, VAAL/Visual Arts Association of Livonia, Ann Arbor Women’s Art Association, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptures.

  • Left to Right: Smoke and Mirrors, A Visit to Oz, Midnight Stroll
  • Shadows, Cosmic Explosion, River Rising
  • Peeling Back the Sunrise, Summer Fun, Mirage

My paintings have been on exhibit at the following:

Starring “The Gallery”

Chelsea River Gallery/Rackham Graduate School, Ann Arbor, MI (2)

Affirmations: Pittman-Puckett Gallery, Ferndale, MI (2) 

Wyandotte Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI

The Loft, Mt. Clemons, MI

The Anton Gallery, Mt. Clemons, MI 

The Gallery of Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI

Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI

Royal Oak Library, Royal Oak, MI

Saugatuck Artist Collective, Saugatuck, MI

Aubergine Gallery, Milford, MI

Weber's, Livonia, MI