I/ACT Newsletter September 27, 2008
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Upcoming I/ACT Arts Related Events & Artist  News (Details Below)    
  •    Dracula The Musical - Fri 11/7  - 6:30 reception / 8pm showtime
  •    Michigan Design Center - Runway Fashion Show - Thurs 10/16  - 6pm to 9pm
                     (Free preview show in the afternoon)
  •    I/ACT Monthly Meeting - Monday 9/29 1:30 pm Troy Library  
  •    "Creative Industries in Troy" I/ACT Brown Bag Lunch - Fri  10/17 - Noon-1pm 
  •   Troy Kiwanis Wine Tasting / Art Exhibit - Fri Oct 24 - 6:30 to 9:30 pm 
/ACT Makes the News Again
The Sun, Sept 28th Troy Eccentric featured a sizable article about I/ACT members James and Charlene Brown which was titled:  "Art Documentary Features Artists Behind "Art Unhinged" Project.
This was a great article which should help to promote interest in the arts in Troy and the
"Art Unhinged" recycled art project .  Thanks again go to Tom Gross of Ford & Earl who has helped us so much by providing studio space!

Another article is also upcoming that will cover the Bemis Elementary School Mural
(see image at the end of the newsletter).
I/ACT meets Dracula the Musical - Ridgedale Players Theater
Friday, Nov 7th 6:30 pm  Ridgedale Players - Dracula the Musical - Opening Night! 
(NOTE: Date correction from previous email)
Cost:               $24 per person (includes ticket to the play)
                       We are hoping to have a minimum of 20 people in attendance.
Date:                Friday, Nov. 7
Place:              Ridgedale Playhouse  205 West Long Lake Rd. Troy
Meeting Time:   6:30 p.m. -7:45 p.m.  Informal gathering in green room wine & appetizers         
Showtime:        8:00 p.m. DRACULA, THE MUSICAL

RSVP:              By October 17th to the Troy Chamber 
                        Phone:  248.641.8151
Payment:          Pay to Troy Chamber of Commerce / Check or credit card          

We will have the opportunity to meet the cast after the performance instead of before the performance (as previously noted).  
It is a Ridgedale tradition is to serve coffee & sandwiches to theater patrons after the show.

This is 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.  This fun event is being coordinated by Jaimi Tarnow at the Troy Chamber of Commerce
Fourth Annual Troy Kiwanis - Wine Tasting / Art Show Opportunity
Portion of I/ACT member ticket sales to be donated to I/ACT
Date/ Time:   Friday, October 24th  6:30 to 9:30 pm
Cost:            $25 / ticket
Location:       Bank of America (formerly Lasalle Bank headquarters)
                    Beautiful, open atrium location - Bank is located on Big Beaver, next to 
                    Somerset North 
Contact:        For tickets, contact Larry Keisling  (248)879-9104
Co-Sponsor, this year, will be the Troy Athens Band Boosters, with the food arrangements once again provided by the wonderful people at Whole Foods.  
The Kiwanis Club is also interested in having displays by artists from the Troy community as a part of the evening's attractions.   At the suggestion of I/ACT member, Larry Keisling, the Club has agreed to offer I/ACT an opportunity to sell tickets for this event ($25) with the understanding that half of the proceeds from the I/ACT sale of tickets would go to I/ACT.   The Troy Kiwanis Club looks forward to I/ACT/'s involvement in this growing Community event ! 
"Catwalk" - Couture For A Cause - Fashion Show
Modeling by Michele Hodges / Fashion Design by Linda Shears
Date:        Thursday, Oct 16th 6 to 9pm
Location:   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 and to bid for a worthy cause.
I/ACT "Brown Bag Lunch - Public Art Lecture Series
"Creative Industries in Troy and Oakland County" 
Date/Time:   Friday, Oct 17th  Noon to 1PM  Troy Public Library
Cost:           Free
Location:     Troy Public Library   510 W Big Beaver, Troy MI 48084

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.

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