Mercy alum’s art work on display at Farmington Hills City Hall

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The work of Cheryl M. Phillips, a multi-media artist and Mercy High School graduate, will be featured through August 10 in a special exhibit at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd.

Deer in the City Cheryl Phillips
“Deer in the City” by Cheryl Phillips

In the solo show titled, “On the Street Where I Live,” Phillips has studied the century-old houses located in Hubbard Farms in southwest Detroit, also known as Mexican Town. Her paintings capture the cultural character of the neighborhood in the flowers, statues, and vibrant colors of the streets where she lives.

On Hubbard Street
“On Hubbard Street” by Cheryl Phillips

The Rotating Exhibits Gallery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Art enthusiasts are invited to meet Cheryl Phillips in person at an Artist Talk at City Hall on Tuesday, July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“I was working and living on the other side of Detroit when I was invited to this neighborhood and fell in love with the personality of the place,” Phillips said in a City of Farmington Hills press release. “By doing this series on the gorgeous old houses, I hope to preserve the memory of that area.”

Phillips has exhibited widely in solo, small group, juried, and invitational exhibits throughout Michigan, and has explored many genres of art including drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a dual Master’s degree in Art Education and Art Therapy from Eastern Michigan University.

Phillips is part of the Public Art Program, through which 74 talented artists from Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding communities loan their artworks to the City of Farmington Hills.