I/ACT Newsletter April 11, 2008
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Mark Your Calendars -   Friday "Lunch & Learn"
Seminars at the Troy Library:  Apr 18 and May 16
>> More Events Below
April, 2008
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Mich Design Center Event
Thursday, May 8th
Tickets: $20/$25 at the door

An Educational Mind, Body, and Spirit Event
(light refreshments)

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Linda Shears 

or Deb Moody

Benefits the "Shades of Pink" Foundation


Michele Hodges, President
Troy Chamber of Commerce

Linda Shears,
Linda Shears Designs and
I/ACT Committee Chair

 Dr. Maria Hunciag
Art Specialist
Troy Public Library

Charlene Brown
Newsletter & Web Designer

Mark Your Calendar to learn about the
Arts in Troy (and maybe even be on TV).

Friday lunchtime "Brown Bag" lecture series
Noon to 1:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
Details also on the Troy Arts website or call Maria Hunciag at 248-524-3543 for more information.
Note: The March event was a big success with an excellent turnout.  

April 18 - Good Design is Good Business. Architect John Tagle AIA, will discuss the role of good design in a vibrant and thriving city's success.
May 16 - Civic Art as the Wise Sage of Big Beaver Rd. Mark Miller, AICP/PCP and City of Troy Planning Director will update projects including the Pavilions of Troy. He will tie together urbanism, art and the Big Beaver corridor through civic art gateways, sleek & elegant street furniture, public squares and more.
We also plan to tape these events for replay on local cable TV.

Thank you Dr. Hunciag for all of your effort in arranging these events.
Artists Needed - Create Public Art
Kmart  "Doors" Project - Thurs Apr 17th

Location:   Troy School District Services Building
                 4420 Livernois in Troy (N of Wattles, E of Livernois)
Room:       Conference Room of the Troy Coalition Office
Time:         9:30 am
RSVP to:   Linda Shears ( linda@lindashears.com )
We would like as many artists as possible to attend.     

What is the "Doors" Project??
The Kmart Headquarters building will be torn down in June to  make way for the new Pavilions of Troy. As a way to commemorate this historic building, the interior steel doors will be saved so that they can be turned into works of art.  The doors can be bent, re-shaped, painted or cut into pieces and made into jewelry or fabricated into sculptures.   The final works will be auctioned at a special fund raising event (artist will receive a portion of the proceeds).

Artists from across the metro area will be participating including members of the BBAC and the Detroit Artists Market.  This should prove to be a very exciting event!

The Chelsea Center for the Arts had a similar "Doors" project a few years ago Chelsea Doors Project .
The Arts In Troy - Panel Discussion
Wednesday - May 28th 7pm

Location:   Troy Community Center / 3179 Livernois, Troy

The Arts are getting attention in Troy!  Please help spread the word to encourage a lively discussion.  
I/ACT Lectures Being Televised
The March, 2008  Troy Arts "Brown Bag" lunch event is being televised on WTRY during the month of April.

Topics: Public Art in Troy and Pathways Through Troy
Schedule: 4 pm on Tuesday and 9am on Wednesday
Channel:  Channel 10 for Wow users and Channel 53 on Comcast.

We also hope to have this broadcast on the Community Media Network channel in the coming month.

Many thanks again to Ron Hynd and Jeff Biegler for the wonderful presentations they put together.
Next I/ACT Meeting

I/ACT meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at 1:30.  The location rotates between the Troy Public Library and the Troy Chamber of Commerce headquarters. Artists and members of the public are encouraged to attend. For specifics, please contact:
Linda Shears  I/ACT Committee Chair at 248-642-5473  or
Michele Hodges, Troy Chamber President at 248-641-8151.
Also refer to our website:  troyarts.org  .
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