Memories in Time: The People and Place of Haven Hill/Watercolors, Oil, Pencil Sketches, Photographs is both an art exhibit and a slice of history.
Edsel and Eleanor Ford started to collect farmland for a family farm estate which straddled Highland and White Lake townships in 1923, and the family resided there until Edsel died in 1943. It was his favorite place, “his nerve retreat,” and he enjoyed life there with wife and children, Henry II, Benson, Josephine and William Clay.
The exhibit, open through June 27 during regular gallery hours, includes 26 framed works, including nine paintings and supporting pencil sketches by painter Lawrence Falardeau and 10 to 12 photographs by photographer Jay Fitzgerald; they’re paying tribute to those who lived here, starting with the Native Americans through the Ford family years to those who share, visit and support this site.
It’s featured in a gallery opening from 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 3, which offers an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments,