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Brighton Library Dedicates the Norma Gray Gallery

Brighton arts leader will be celebrated Saturday, 12/15 from 2-4 p.m.

The Brighton District Library and the Brighton Art Guild will honor Norma Gray for her longtime commitment to the arts community by renaming the “Art at the Library” gallery to the “Norma Gray Gallery at the Brighton District Library.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 - 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and see samples of Gray’s work which will be on display Dec. 15 through January 9 at the library.

Gray, a founding member of the Brighton Art Guild, will be recognized for her substantial contributions to the Arts.  In addition to being a highly accomplished award-winning artist, instructor and mentor, she will be recognized for being instrumental in bringing art to the City of Brighton, helping found Art at the Library, and numerous other art initiatives.

In 2004 Gray was inducted into the Brighton area’s Women’s History Roll of Honor. She has been recognized by the Brighton Cultural and Performing Arts Center and has received numerous awards and accolades. In addition, she and her family foundation support the Norma Gray Scholarship which provides a student scholarship in the visual arts each year.

The Norma Gray Gallery will be a year-round juried fine art gallery that is curated by the Brighton Art Guild.  A new exhibition of 2 and 3-D exhibits will be featured every 4-6 weeks throughout the year. Formerly called Art at the Library, it began in 1998 featuring Guild member artists but has expanded to include all artists in the state. It was Gray’s vision and her keen relationship-building that led to the first local public visual art gallery.

To see Gray’s work or to sign up for one of her workshops, visit her website at www.normagrayart.net. To learn more about the Brighton Art Guild, visit www.brightonartguild.com.

The Brighton District Library is located at 100 Library Drive, Brighton Michigan.

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