The City of Farmington Hills Department of Special Services will display the works of local artist Richard Adams in City Hall Monday, Sept. 11. through Friday, Nov. 17.
The exhibit, titled “These Things That I’ve Seen,” is a collection of Adams’ oil paintings, highlighting the Farmington artist’s experiences in the area. An opening reception and artist talk will be held Friday, Sept. 15 at City Hall, located at 31555 W. Eleven Mile Road.
The event is free and open to the public.
“If images from life are presented to our imaginations, it is the task of the artist to create this for the enjoyment of others,” said Adams, regarding the process of capturing landscapes, travel memories and sacred moments at home with his cat.
Adams also serves as the president of the Farmington Art Foundation and displays his paintings in a variety of local shows and venues, including seven years with the Public Art Program of Farmington Hills. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Adams taught art in public schools for several years.
The City of Farmington Hills values art and encourages other artists to participate in City's Public Art Program, which was started in 2010 to enhance City Hall and to offer employees, residents and visitors a chance to experience and enjoy a wide range of art.
The public can view the art exhibit Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Most of the art is available for sale and allows local artists to have exposure to a bigger client base. If you are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact the Cultural Arts Division at 248-699-6709.