Grand Opening for Stamelos Gallery Center

UM-Dearborn is excited to announce the grand opening of the new Stamelos Gallery Center, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept 12, first floor, Mardigian Library, UM-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI. The event includes the opening of a special exhibit, “Electra and Bill: Honoring an Immeasurable Contribution.” It is open to the public free of charge.

The exhibit
“Electra and Bill: Honoring an Immeasurable Contribution” features watercolors and acrylic paintings by Electra from the UM-Dearborn collection, along with select works by other artists that were donated by the couple. It will run through November 21.

The show honors the significant contributions to the university by William and Electra Stamelos over the last forty years. Electra and Bill contributed greatly to the university’s art collection for decades including donating the majority of Electra’s body of work and many other art pieces that they collected throughout their years together. Electra’s work moved effortlessly between abstract and representational imagery dissecting many compositions into smaller views with varying perspectives. She described her work as figurative abstraction with many levels of interpretation, and she often filled every inch of the canvas. Electra had a talent for light and color and often painted from two trays of forty-eight colors each, using paint made by three different manufacturers for each color.

Electra’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States for decades and has won numerous awards. It has been acquired by a large number of private and public art collections across the country.

Grand Opening Event Information
For more information or to RSVP, call (313)-593-5130 or visit by August 29, 2019
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and music provided by the Rondo String Quartet.

Event parking is adjacent to Fairlane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford (previously the Henry Ford Estate). A shuttle will transport guests to and from the Mardigian Library throughout the event.

Start Date

September 12, 2019

End Date

September 12, 2019


05:30 PM - 08:30 PM


Mardigian Library, UM-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128

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