See Farmington artist’s exhibit ‘Just Passing Through’

Just Passing Through and other evocative paintings by Farmington resident Pamela Alexander are featured in a solo exhibit at the Costick Center’s City Gallery through March 30. 

Pamela Alexander - Just Passing Through
Pamela Alexander’s Just Passing Through (City of Farmington Hills)

Alexander has been featured in more than 40 exhibitions, including the current Public Art Program at Farmington Hills City Hall.  She won a 2017 Silver Award in Birmingham’s Our Town show for a painting called Dawn at Dublin Bridge.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

After earning her Bachelor of Arts from Madonna University in Livonia, Alexander worked as a technical illustrator, an art teacher, a residential property appraiser, and a designer of ties and hand painted jeans for a major department store.

Pamela Alexander - Desert Dream
Pamela Alexander’s Desert Dream (City of Farmington Hills)

“Everything is an inspiration; sometimes I use photo references from my trips and observances,” said Alexander. 

Just Passing Through, featured in the exhibit, evokes a trip the artist made to Ireland.  “I use bold color, movement and texture.  I love things that show age and try to replicate that by layering and scrubbing as I paint,” she said.

The public is invited to view the artwork at the City Gallery inside the Costick Center located at 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.  Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment on evenings and weekends.

The exhibit is presented by the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department Cultural Arts Division.  Organizing the rotating exhibits at the City Gallery and in the City Hall Public Art Program is part of the Cultural Arts Division’s overall mission to offer residents, visitors, and employees a chance to experience and enjoy a wide range of art. 

For more information, contact Cultural Arts Programmer Karla Aren at 248-473-1857 or

–Press release

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