Boys and Girls Club
A Brighton area artist's hand will be evident in a sculpture project involving the work of members of the Royal Oak-based Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County. Last weekend, the club, along with BD's Mongolian Barbeque and the Sauvé Art Foundation, unveiled the "Man in the City'' sculpture project, which consists of 40 large-scale sculptures created by Boys & Girls Club members over the last year. The project has given club members an opportunity to work with various artists under the direction of John Sauve, the driving force behind the Brighton Biennial sculpture exhibition on display in downtown Brighton. Sauve says the Boys & Girls Club project has served as "the gateway to artistic expression'' for a large number of Oakland County area youth. "Whether it's through painting, sculpture, field trips, creative writing or the media arts, the project helps Boys & Girls Club members with a way to connect with their creativity and their community,'' Sauve says. Works created by club members will be exhibited throughout Royal Oak during the Clay and Glass Festival, and then will be moved to various locations throughout the city for viewing during the next year.