Patricia Hill Burnett Named Community House's Featured Artist of the Month
Patricia Hill Burnett, Bloomfield Hills resident, has been named the Community House's featured artist of the month, a program designed to promote the work of local artists. Each month, area artists exhibit and sell their work in the Martha Maxwell Gallery, located on the upper level of the Community House. Patricia's exhibit features numerous portraits of heads of state, notable individuals from our community and lovely floral paintings.
Patricia Hill Burnett is a professional painter and sculptor and has works in various galleries in the United States as well as London, Paris, and Rome. She is a fine arts graduate of Goucher College in Maryland and continued her education at Corcoran Museum Art School in Washington, D.C., the Society of Arts and Crafts (now the College for Creative Studies) in Detroit, the Institute Allende graduate school of art in Mexico, and Wayne State University's graduate school of art.
Ms. Burnett has given more than 40 one-woman shows of painting and sculpture. She was the first woman to occupy a studio in the Scarab Club, formerly an all-male artist club in Detroit. She convened the first chapter of NOW in Michigan and was its president for two years.
Patricia Hill Burnett has been commissioned to do numerous portraits of outstanding contemporary feminists to be hung in a permanent collection of the Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Margaret Thatcher, William Milliken, Marlo Thomas, and Rosa Parks are a few familiar names of people Patricia has painted.
Burnett's work can be viewed Mon-Fri 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The pieces will be on display through December 30.