I/ACT Newsletter April 14, 2010
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Image & Arts Council of Troy - Fundraiser
Troy's Ridgedale Players Theater Opening Night feature of the Melodrama
"Dirty Work at the Crossroads"

  Date: Friday May 7, 2010
Wine, Appetizers and Networking: 6:30 to 7:45pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Cost $20 per person (includes ticket to the play)

Michele Hodges, President of the Troy Chamber will make a special guest appearance in the play!

The melodrama format encourages audience participation with a lot of "booing and hissing" the bad guys and cheering for the good guys. The characters have names like  Nellie Lovelace and Munro Murgatroyd. This should be a great event for the whole family as well as an opportunity to meet with other people interested in promoting the arts in Troy.

Ridgedale Players Theater is located at 205 West Long Lake Road in Troy

RSVP: By April 30th to the Troy Chamber of Commerce
Their phone number is 248-641-8151.

Artist Opportunity
+ Social Networking

Twitter and Facebook accounts have been set up for I/ACT and we're also working on a blog. It remains to be seen how much administrative time it will take.

Lynn Lim forwarded an artist opportunity for Youtique.

Youtique is an event being held at the Michigan Design Center on April 29 and April 30th (however the vendor deadline has passed). This is being sponsored by the Interior Designers Coalition for Change. I/ACT artist Larry Zdeb will also be exhibiting at this event.

Larry Zdeb - Troy Artist - Update

Larry's exhibit opened at the Scarab Club last Friday.  He is pictured here with his artwork called AN MACHEN. His facebook page also has lots of pictures and updates.

 Monthly Meeting Reminder - Image & Arts Council of Troy
Monday - April 26, 2010  

Location: Troy Public Library  Time: 1:30 PM

The fourth I/ACT meeting of 2010 will be held on Monday, April 26th at 1:30 at the Troy Public Library.

Topics to be discussed will be a continuation from last month and will include:

The I/ACT and Ridgedale Players Theater Friday, May 7th  fundraiser for the melodrama play "Dirty Work at the Crossroads". (Sponsors are needed for food and beverages.)

Possible outdoor Art Fair at Maple and Coolidge shopping center.

Artist participation at Leon and Lulu's quarterly artist market.

Troy Chamber of Commerce suggestions to move I/ACT  forward.  Ideas include the possibility of placing I/ACT artists' work in restaurants during the August 2010 Restaurant Week and a proposed Film Festival collaboration,  among other items.

Meeting Dates for 2010

It looks like we can continue to meet at the Troy Library, at least through year end.

The anticipated meeting schedule (last Monday of each month) is listed below. Contact Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com) or Charlene Brown  248-813-0234 with any meeting questions.

  • April 26
  • May 24
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • Aug  30
  • Sept  27
  • Oct  25
  • Nov 29
  • Dec - No meeting