Gallery

The Gallery at 3S is an incubator of ideas, facilitator of original content, and advocate for contemporary artists. Each year the gallery presents exhibitions that highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.


Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday-Sunday: 12-5PM Monday: CLOSED

The Gallery is occasionally closed for private events or for exhibit installations, and occasionally open outside regular hours during public performances, by appointment and by chance.

Check out 3S' calendar for public programs related to exhibitions.

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FACTORY MADE
JUNE 7 - JULY 14

For the Factory Made series, Michael Hambouz hand-cut paper stock from independently-owned, family-run French Paper Company to create vibrant, abstracted scenes of the very factory where the paper is produced. The series provides a glimpse into the operations of the 140-year-old American paper mill by showcasing the production process and machinery—from pulp to the final paper product—in intricately layered collage format.

The subject matter is of particular resonance to the artist, growing up within a mile of the mill, and investigating it as a means to reconnect with his hometown of Niles, Michigan following the unexpected passing of his mother in 2012. Hambouz found artistic inspiration in the factory and its paper—providing an adventurous new direction in his work and practice to come. The resulting series celebrates small manufacturing and a geographical sense of home. Learn more...
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LEAPTWISTTURN
JUNE 7 - JULY 14

Adria Arch create "hybrid paintings" on lightweight plastic comprised of cut out abstract elements inhabiting space. Points of entry physically engage and suggest new ways of seeing. Suspended from the ceiling and walls, this work combines the formal concerns of painting while extending into space like sculpture, thus their hybrid nature. These installations question what makes a painting and how the viewer interacts with it.

Twist, turn, spin, leap – these words evoke the dance-like movements that inform the compositions. Expressing a physical experience of the world, they reach into the realm of both theater and child’s play. Referencing decorative elements and colors typical of mid-20th century women’s clothing, comic books, and street art, Arch uses pattern, shadows and bold colors with sharply defined edges that suggest self-assertion. The use of simple and often ephemeral materials (paper and lightweight plastic) unapologetically champions the handmade. Learn more...

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Additional support provided by:

Infinite Imaging