I/ACT Newsletter October 9, 2008
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Upcoming I/ACT Arts Related Events & Artist  News (Details Below)    
  •    I/ACT "Art Unhinged" Public Art Seminar on TV ! Includes artist videos.
  •   Dracula The Musical - Fri 11/7  - 6:30 reception / 8pm showtime RSVP by 10/17           
  •    Michigan Design Center - Runway Fashion Show - Thurs 10/16  - 6pm to 9pm                
  •    "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 (Artists Needed)
/ACT  "Art Unhinged" Seminar - Now Playing on Community Media Network  
The most recent "Brown Bag Lunch" from Sept 19th which featured the Kmart 'Doors" recycled art project is now playing on CMN ! The 30 minute segment also includes video clips of I/ACT artists at work on their doors. 

Viewing times: Wednesday 3:30 pm and Thursday 8:30pm 
Channels:        Comcast Channel 52 and Wow Channel 18

Our sincere  thanks to Joe Johnson  and the rest of the great people from CMN TV for their training, patience and moral support! Joe also gave "Art Unhinged" a nice write-up on their schedule page.
The Spring I/ACT seminars are also available on DVD!  These include "Public Art in Troy / Pathways  Through Troy" featuring Ron Hynd and Jeff Biegler. In addition, John Tagle's seminar about "Good Design is Good Business" which includes discussion about "green design" is available.
The May, 2008 "Public Art in Troy Forum" by  Leadership Troy is also nearing completion .
Hopefully, all of these will be showing on CMN in upcoming months.
Copies of all of these seminars are available on DVD  from Charlene Brown..
Please do not hesitate to call if you would like copies for yourself or community group.  We are trying to promote the arts in Troy - and this will help get the word out.
Reminder - I/ACT meets Dracula the Musical - Ridgedale Players Theater
We're trying to get 10 more people to sign up by October 17th. 
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
Reminder - Fourth Annual Troy Kiwanis - Wine Tasting / Art Show Opportunity
Artists Needed to Display Art.  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 
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 ! 
Reminder - "Catwalk" - Couture For A Cause - Fashion Show  
Modeling by Michele Hodges / Fashion Design by Linda Shears 
Update Note:  The management of the show has decided not to offer a free afternoon preview as in previous years .  
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.
Mark Your Calendar: 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. We are also looking for additional speakers who have input about the creative industries in Oakland County.  Feel free to bring a lunch. Coffee and cookies will also be served.

For more information, call Dr. Maria Hunciag, series coordinator.

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