Farmington Hills native’s exhibit reflects on ‘Coming Home’

Artist and Farmington Hills native Gail Borowski hopes a new exhibit of her work at the City Gallery inside the Costick Center will inspire viewers to think about “home”.

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“Coming Home – Memories and Dreams” opens September 16 and runs through November 8. Borowski, who layers pyrography (an age-old technique using a heated metal pen), gold leaf, paint, and colored pencils on wood and canvas, will speak about her collection at a public artist talk and reception held 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

“Home can be the place you grew up,” Borowski said. “Home can be the place from which you escaped, but also the place you are always welcome when you return. Sometimes home is just a state of mind.”

“For many years, people around the world have recognized the universal symbol of a square with a triangle on top as a house. But the emotions, memories, and dreams you experience there are what turn that shape into a home,” she added.

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Borowski earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, where she became fascinated with connecting people to creativity. She acquired an additional certification from Wayne State University and earning her Master of Arts degree in Education from Michigan State University. Two of her pieces are on display at City Hall as part of the Farmington Hills Public Art Program 2019 – 2020 cycle.

The City Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 7 p.m., at 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. City Gallery exhibits are presented by the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department Cultural Arts Division, which coordinates the art, theater, and music programming for the City.