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The fabulous 4731 Gallery will present the opening reception of Looking Towards the Future: New Works by the Artists of 4731 on Friday, Jan. 7 from 6-10 p.m. 4731 is a recent addition to the Detroit gallery scene, a beautifully refurbished warehouse offering both exhibition and studio space to young and up-and-coming artists. The group exhibition features Tiki paintings by Angela Giorgio, abstract expressionism from painter Mark Wolak, and work from Mark Michener, Nivek Monet, Kwame Awuku, Kasia Roszczyner and more. At 4731 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-894-4731; 4731.

The opening reception for Eastern Michigan University’s annual Faculty Art Exhibition will feature recent work from full-time and adjunct faculty in the art department, with media ranging from jewelry to sculpture. Ford Hall is. Reception is 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, at Ford Gallery, on the EMU campus, just north of the intersection of Cross and Normal streets, Yspilanti; 734-487-0465;

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center will present two exhibition openings. Photography: Beyond the Lens casts an eye towards digital media, and was put together by Zdzislaw Sikora, chair of fine arts at the College for Creative Studies. January Thaw Draw features work from members of the Detroit chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. At 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, at the BBAC, 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham; 248-644-0866; Send comments to

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