I/ACT Newsletter September 12, 2008
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Upcoming I/ACT Arts Related Events & Artist  News 
      "Art Unhinged" Brown Bag Lunch - Fri 9/19  Noon to 1pm
         Restored Book Cadillac Tour  -  Tues 9/16  5pm to 9pm
       Michigan Design Center - Runway Fashion Show - Thurs 10/16  6pm to 9pm
       Dracula The Musical - Fri 11/8 - 6:30 reception before the show  
"Art Unhinged"
- Kmart Doors Project  

Friday, Sept 19th  Noon to 1PM  Troy Community Center - Room 301
Fall "Brown Bag" lecture series / Cost: Free
Topic: "Art Unhinged" the Kmart Doors Project
This is a collaborative series with the Troy Chamber of Commerce and I/ACT.

Learn how Troy community leaders plan to improve Troy's image in the business world and for our residents.  Feel free to bring a lunch. Coffee and cookies will also be served.

For more information, call Dr. Maria Hunciag, series coordinator (248-524-3543).

We also hope to film these events for re-broadcast on local access cable TV.

NOTE: Location is at the Troy Community Center and not the Troy Library. This is a temporary change due to construction.
EXCLUSIVE "Hard Hat" Tour:
Newly Restored Westin Book Cadillac Hotel 
Tuesday, Sept 16th 5PM to 9PM Detroit Athletic Club
Tenth Annual DAC / Urban Land Institute Downtown Development Tour 
EXCLUSIVE "hard hat" tour of the newly restored Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Cost: Members - $55 / Non Members: $70
Note: MUST arrive on time  Registration / More Info. 

(Many thanks to John Tagle of John Tagle Associates for sharing this information.) 

"Catwalk" - Couture For A Cause - Fashion Show-
Modeling by Michele Hodges / Fashion Design by Linda Shears
Thursday, Oct 16th 6 to 9pm - Michigan Design Center
Cost: $75 for Enthusiast ; $150 for Fashionista Level / Call 248-649-4772

Runway fashion show and auction to benefit Barbara Ann Karmanos Center Institute Partners. One-of-a-kind couture garments are being created with fabrics from the MDC showrooms from local designers. Linda Shears is designing a ruby-red silk evening gown to be worn by our very own Michele Hodges.

Please plan on coming to this event to support Michele in her first runway experience an and to bid for a worthy cause.
I/ACT meets Dracula the Musical - Ridgedale Players Theater
Friday, Nov 8th 6:30 pm  Ridgedale Players - Dracula the Musical
Cost:  $24 per person (includes ticket to the play)

I/ACT's first official evening event that will bring together a wide range of artists to meet and exchange ideas. The event will be held on the play's opening night. You will get to meet the cast in an informal wine and refreshments reception in the "green room" prior to the show. Coffee and sandwiches will also be served after the play. 
This fun event is being coordinated by Jaimi Tarnow at the Troy Chamber of Commerce. 
Artist News 
I/ACT Artists finish another mural 

Diana Jellinek, Linda Shears and James Homer Brown create a "100 Books" mural for Sherry Buczek's classroom at Bemis Elementary in Troy. The project lasted several weeks over May and June of 2008. The kids loved seeing real artists at work!
An article about the mural has been added to the Troy School Disctrict's website.
"ART UNHINGED"  - the work begins
Picture of one of the 80 pound steel doors from the soon-to-be-demolished Kmart building as it's delivered to the artists workroom at Ford & Earl.

Troy artist, Beverly Booth who has completed most of her door with a landscape mural was interviewed by the Troy Eccentric. Beverly was also interviewed by the I/ACT film crew. Other "Doors" artists that want to be filmed as their projects progress are encouraged to contact Linda Shears at 248-642-5473.  

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