Thomas Tunney Named 2017 MI Great Artist Winner

Commerce Township artist Thomas Tunney was named 2017’s winner of the MI Great Artist competition October 25th at the Park West Gallery in Southfield.

The gallery’s mood was festive as art enthusiasts from throughout Oakland County gathered to celebrate Tunney and his fellow finalists. Event focal points included a shared exhibition of artistic works by the finalists, and a solo exhibition for the 2015 MI Great Artist Ken Hershenson.

The finalists were chosen from a field of 232 artists from Oakland, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St. Clair, Shiawassee and Wayne counties who entered the online competition in July in hopes their entries would catch the discerning eye of the public. After 34,000 online votes were cast during two weeks the field was whittled down in August to 20 artists. A panel of art experts selected the five finalists and ultimately chose the winner.

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Spread Warmth this Winter with Coats for the Cold

The warmth of your generosity could help those less-fortunate this winter. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations of new or clean, used coats through November 30th as part of their 30th annual “Coats for the Cold” coat drive.

Donated coats will be sent to a variety of local charitable organizations, who in turn distribute the coats to community members most in need.

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Specs Howard: Oakland County College Connections

Specs Howard School of Media Arts is all about the business of creativity. Since 1970, Specs Howard has offered hands-on experience and project-oriented learning in the media arts. The private career school in Southfield offers programs of study in Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital Media Arts. Today, over 15,000 Specs Howard graduates are working throughout the world in all aspects of the media arts.

Using a blended curriculum and project-based education, Specs Howard can offer you the training you need to get started in the industries of graphic or web design, videography, digital media, radio and television production, and more.

Take a look at our video for a quick peek at the hands-on experiences Specs Howard has to offer.

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