I/ACT - Newsletter January 7, 2011
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Next I/ACT meeting Reminder  - Image and Arts Council of Troy
Monday January 31, 2011  1:30 pm - Troy Public Library

An agenda will be distributed at the meeting.  This month's newsletter is being sent early to keep up with the news on our artists. 

The I/ACT meeting is free - and anyone interested in the Arts in Troy is encouraged to attend. Visit our website at www.TroyArts.org.  If I/ACT members have news items to post, please email to info@troyarts.org by the 15th of the month.

Member News
The opening reception for the  Scarab Club Silver Medal Exhibition is tonight (Friday, Jan 7th) from 6 to 9pm.  Troy artist and Artprize participant Christine Hagedorn was the juror and I/ACT's Larry Zdeb has two pieces in this prestigious exhibit.

Larry is ALSO in the Lawrence Street Gallery's "Best of the Best" show which  has its opening reception on Friday, January 14th from 6 to 9pm.

Additionally Larry is exhibiting for the first time in Chicago at the Union Street Gallery Contemporary Sculpture Show.  During November and December his art was also on exhibit in New York City and Lake Orion  Larry's facebook page is at Larry Zdeb Art.

Larry is also the host for  Part Two of "Marketing Your Art - The Power of Friends" which was produced by Charlene Brown and filmed on location at three local galleries. It will be broadcast during January on Channel 18 (Wow and Comcast). Air times are: Wed 7:30pm,  Thurs 11:30 am and Fri 9:30pm.

This Sunday, January 9th at the Troy Libray from 2 to 5 pm
is a great opportunity to hear about  Bill Cowger's  African Photo Safari adventures. This is the opening "Meet the Artist" reception which also kicks off his "African Adventure" exhibit which runs through January 31st at the library.

The admission is free. Attendees will have a wonderful time hearing about Bill's exciting adventures on his popular Serengeti Photo Tours.

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Hunciag on her new position with the Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center which is affiliated with Macomb College.  

Maria is also still actively involved with the website development for her Enchanted Garden Lectures among other projects. Maria was instrumental in getting I/ACT launched. We wish you the best in your new position!!


It is with great sadness that we note the untimely passing of I/ACT member and inspirational art sculptor Doug Chick on December 24th.

His sculptures and reliefs are featured throughout metro Detroit at numerous churches and municipal buildings.

He was an immensely talented, self employed artist. In recent years he also taught sculpture at the  Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. 

Some of his works can be viewed at HealingSculpture.com.  Doug will be greatly missed.

Other Art News

The South Oakland Art Association (SOAA)  has its next meeting at 7pm on Monday, January 10th  at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 814 N Campbell in Royal Oak. Their program for the evening will include a panel discussion about  "How to Sell Your Artwork". Representatives from the Robert Kidd Gallery and the Art Leaders Gallery will be participating.  Current newsletter is here.

A separate topic for discussion will be the Royal Oak Farmers Market Show and Sale which is
March 4th and March 5th 2011.  This is a juried show. The website is RoyalOakArtistMarket.com and an application form can be downloaded here.

The Paint Creek Center for the Arts
has an upcoming exhibit called
"Come Play With Me" and invites Michigan artists to submit original dolls, toys and games for a fun and playful exhibit.

  More details can be found on their website (toward the bottom).
(Application form link.)

Detroit Make it Here is a great newsletter to receive.

It is affiliated with Crain's Detroit Business and has lots of information about the Detroit creative community.  The current edition has an interview with Joe Faris (from Project Runway) about the local company he is starting.

The next Artists' Market is  Sunday February 27th and Tues March 1st.   This is a great indoor art fair that includes around forty local artists   - make sure to attend! 

Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio - is located in Downtown Rochester.  Christine Laikind, Troy resident and Firebrick's new owner has LOTS of events coming up and monthly "Call for Artist" postings going through August 2011!  Click on "The Gallery" tab on her website for more details. 

I/ACT Meeting Dates for 2011

We have meeting dates set for the Troy Library through April 2011.

The 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. Meeting time: 1:30 pm and usually lasting until 3pm.

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25

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