Current Gallery Exhibit

"A World of Animals" Paintings and Drawings by Nick Bair

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is pleased to exhibit "A World of Animals" now through May 29, 2018 featuring the work of Nick Bair.

There will be a Free Reception to celebrate Nick Bair's work at The Village Theater on May 2, 2018 from 7 - 9 p.m.

Nick Bair's Artist Statement

"My 2018 exhibit is titled “The World of Animals”.  In this art show I am exhibiting some of my favorite animals like elephants and rhinoceros’ but also animals that are either very beautiful to me or endangered.  I have experimented with my painting using some new media such as oil - both alla prima  (wet-into- wet oil) and grisaille (oil paint over a graphite drawing), and ink (India and Walnut inks).  Animals are my inspiration for my art – they are more interesting to me than anything else.  I try to capture their strength and energy in my art.  I like to see the animals as I have in the wild or in a zoo up close – strong, quiet and beautiful.  My favorite media remains a mixed media using acrylic paint and colored pencil.  This combination allows me to create in an imaginative yet realistic way showing the depth of color and detail I want to see when the work is done.

This last year was a busy one – I was accepted to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit as a part-time art student.  I have also continued my mentorship with illustrator,  Kirbi Fagan focusing on utilizing lots of different media and techniques.

I have continued to support my community by donating works of art for fundraisers that help babies, children and adults in need due to health problems or disabilities.  Several prints of my art decorate the new Beaumont Autism Center at the Center for Exceptional Families in Dearborn, Michigan.  I also support efforts to reduce elephant and rhinoceros poaching in Africa by donating to the American Wildlife Foundation.  I have autism.  

I hope you enjoy my exhibit.  Please visit my website ARTISTNICKBAIR.COM  or follow my journey on Instagram at  N.DINOART."

This current art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm, one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays.  The gallery is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, MI, 48187.  For more information about this latest exhibit, please call 734/394-5300. 

The Gallery @ VT: Art Exhibition Schedule


  • May: "A World of Animals" by Nick Bair - Paintings and Drawings
  • June: "Through My Eyes" Photography by Bailee Soper
  • July: "Impressionism, Sculpture/Paint" by Dario Pabon
  • August: "People See-People Do" by Kay Masini - Paintings
  • September: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
  • October: 26th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
  • November: "Food for the Soul" - Collaborative Exhibit
  • December: Jeremy Rheault - Paintings


  • January: Stephen Kolpacke - Woodturning and Jennifer Lanzilotti - Painted Leaves
  • February: "Holes in the Wall" Mixed Media Collaborative Exhibition curated by Tim Tonachella
  • March: Boisali Biswas - Fiber/Mixed Media
  • April: Liz Frankland - Paintings
  • May: Sarmad Al Musawi - Paintings
  • June: "With Every Step" by Sylvia Ford - Photography
  • July: Troy Hubbs - Abstract Paintings
  • August: J. Susan Aitken - Paintings
  • September: Graciela Bustos, Ilham Mahfouz, and Madalyn Rieksts - Abstract Exhibit
  • October: 27th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
  • November: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild
  • December: Christine Walters - Watercolor
Free and open to the public on most weekdays (except Township holidays) 10 am to 2 pm, during all public performances and by calling 734/394-5308, for an appointment. Schedule subject to change without notice.