Viewfinder: Rochester Hills Bank Doubles as Art Gallery for Show

Artwork from the nonprofit Rochester studio is on display through July at TCF Bank.

Diane Hoffman's family is a business family.

That's why the assistant manager of in Rochester Hills said she initially panicked when her son wanted to study art in college. But she soon changed her mind.

"As a parent, seeing your child express themselves — it is just a wonderful thing," said Hoffman. "For me, art is an expression for the soul."

That’s why Hoffman has worked to transform her workplace as a place to showcase the talents of local artists.

It is perhaps an unlikely combination — a bank that doubles as an art gallery. But it works for Hoffman and TCF; right now, the bank is getting ready to celebrate its third gallery show this year.

This one features works from , a Rochester nonprofit organization devoted to teaching art to youths and adults with disabilities. An opening reception is planned for Tuesday

In April, the bank ; in February, it presented the

Hoffman said she would like to turn the Paint a Miracle show into an annual exhibit.

"What I like is all the effort and all the offering that Paint a Miracle has been able to accomplish with this show here," she said. "We are able to demonstrate all the complexity and variety of artwork."

An opening reception for the Paint a Miracle art exhibit at TCF Bank is from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday. The show continues through July 30 and can be viewed during bank hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. 

Diane C. Hoffman July 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM
Thank you Scott. The show is beautiful and was an instant hit with our customers and visitors. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the reception. Diane.


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