Detroit Review

By Diana Gamerman

If you like looking for good and interesting art, I suggest you take a trip to the SYBARIS Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan 202 East Third Street. The creative work of New York artist, Beth Katleman is a challenging eyeful. Her ceramic pieces are such fun. The figures are not fussy but they are colorful and lively. Katleman puts icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana in twisted situations that are displayed on wonderful large plaques. The eye is pulled into all the drama that goes on in and around the plaques. There are people, cameras, flowers, babies, medicine bottles, and things in Beth’s ceramics. What a great imagination and a fine way of displaying all this drama. The exhibit runs through April 8, 2000. Admission is free. For more information call the gallery at 248 544-3388


Getting into the mind of Vincent Van Gogh is what you get to do when you see the Face to Face show at The Detroit Institute of Arts. There are many drawings that show how intently Vincent worked. The drawings show his process. The drawing also bring some light on the people who were around Van Gogh because they were his subjects.

It was Van Gogh’s idea to do painting of an entire family and he completed that goal. These paintings are in this show. The entire show is well thought out and put together. To me it seems as if it take only a few minutes to see the entire show when in reality I have been there for 3 hours. My best suggestion is that you see all this great art for yourself.

The show continues through June 4, 2000. One can obtain tickets by calling ticketmaster at 248-433-8444. Ticket are $16.00-$18.00 for adults and $8.00 for children.