I/ACT Newsletter August 25, 2010
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Meeting Reminder  - Image and Arts Council of Troy
Monday August 30th 1:30 pm - Troy Public Library

Some agenda items: 

  • The "Art Mix & Mingle" art networking and wine event to be held at Robert Zebrowski's "Extraordinary Works" Kitchen Design Showroom at the Michigan Design Center on Wednesday, October 6th from 5 to 7:30 pm. Cost $10 per person. (download flyer)

  • Joining the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan -  an association of over 100 non-profit arts and culture organizations.

  • The meeting is free - and anyone interested in the Arts in Troy is encouraged to attend.

It's Official !! 
I/ACT's first evening
Art / Wine Networking Event - and Prizes !
Remember to Bring Business Cards 

Date:           Wednesday Oct 6th    5 - 7:30 pm

Location:     The "Extraordinary Works" Showroom located in Suite 93
                    at the
Michigan Design Center - 1700 Stutz Drive in Troy  (Map)

Cost:            $10 per person payable at the door

Flyer:           Download flyer in either  MS Word or PDF format

RSVP:          By October 1st to Linda Shears at linda@lindashears.com
                    Linda can also be contacted at 248-642-5473.
                    ** See note for artists below.  If possible, include picture of your art with RSVP

                    We hope to have 50 to 60 people in attendance.

**Note to Artists:  Please bring  a small art piece or representation of your work to display (table space is limited).  Also include a photo of the artwork you plan to bring when you RSVP to Linda Shears.  The artwork  picture will be attached to your name tag to facilitate networking.    

Many thanks to Linda Shears, Lynn Lim, Robert Zebrowski, Maria Hunciag and the staff at the Michigan Design Center for making this event possible.

 Artist Updates

Larry Zdeb will again have an assortment of his wearable art pendants made from watch springs, reclaimed wood and vintage photos available at Monday's I/ACT meeting. These artsy and fun items make great gifts and are wonderful conversation pieces.   Larry will be at the Leon and Lulu's Artist Market on Sunday August 29th and Tuesday August 31st. Larry's Facebook Page is frequently updated with lots of photos of his work.

Larry will also be in the "50th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition" which is being held at the prestigious Alden B Dow Museum at the Midland Center for the Arts. The opening for this event is September 18th.

Bill Cowger recently returned from another Photo Safari to Africa. His next exhibit which is a  "Visual Adventure of Wildlife Photography" is scheduled for the month of September at the
Southfield Public Library , 2nd Floor. Bill will be at the library on Sunday Sept 12th from 2-4pm and also on Thursday Sept 16th from 6-8pm to meet with the public and discuss the 2011 safari schedule.

Be sure to view Bill's Facebook Fan Page. Bill can be reached at 248-828-0666.

James Homer Brown participated in the Detroit Artists Market "The DAM Box Show" - a charity fundraiser and silent auction. Recycled film reel boxes were decorated and transformed by the artists into unique pieces of art. Over 200 artists participated and the Artists' Market was filled to capacity at last Friday night's closing reception.

Jim also has two Golf Course paintings on display at the "Rivers and Lakes" exhibit at the  Grosse Pointe Art Center. One of the paintings from this "Dream Course" series received an honorable mention.

Art and Apples Festival - Rochester MI
September 10-12 2010
Rochester Park

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts

Arts & Apples is Michigan's 2nd largest juried  fine art festival with an average attendance of over 125,000 and 250+ artists from across the country.

The event which is held at the 30 acre Rochester Park also showcases local and national entertainment, a Kids Art Zone and three Fresh Food Courts featuring yummy homemade apple pies.

I/ACT member Ellen Hughes is the Marketing Director for Paint Creek.

More Art Events to Consider

Belian Art Center - 5980 Rochester Rd in Troy. Internationally know sculptor Richard Hunt's art exhibit.  Opening Reception Friday August 27th from 6 to 10 pm. Exhibit runs through October 8th.

People's Art Festival - Russell Industrial Center - Detroit. August 28th and 29th.

Scarab Club - 2010 Annual Photography Exhibition - Deadline is September 12th.

Art, Beats and Eats has moved to Royal Oak!
Event will be held Labor Day Weekend - September 3 - 6, 2010

Art is From the Heart - Festival of the Senses - Clinton Township
"Celebrating Art, Music, Food, Theater & Literary Works"
Festival will be held September 25 - 26, 2010

I/ACT 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.

  • Aug  30
  • Sept  27
  • Oct  25
  • Nov 29
  • Dec - No meeting

I/ACT Contact Names

Linda Shears - I/ACT Committee Chair  linda@lindashears.com

Charlene Brown - Newsletter / Website : Phone 248-813-0234 or info@troyarts.org.
I/ACT Website:  www.TroyArts.org