I/ACT Newsletter May 19, 2011
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                            Next  I/ACT Meeting  (New Location)


Date:                 Monday May 23rd
Time:                 1:30  (until approximately 3pm)     

Location:         Marie Howard Showroom 
                           Suite 119 -  Michigan Design Center
                           1700 Stutz - Troy, MI 48084 

Due to the changes at the Troy Library, I/ACT will be meeting at a new location. The meeting location may also vary from month to month.  There is no charge and meetings are open to anyone interested in arts and culture in Troy. Many members are from Oakland County. However, we also attract art lovers from Macomb County to Toledo.  Our newsletter database has grown from 20 names to over 250!

Our meeting on Monday will be at the luxurious Marie Howard Design Showroom! They are located near entrance "D" at the front of the building.

If you haven't been to the Michigan Design Center before, please download the two page map which shows the geographic location and the layout of the interior of the building with all of the showrooms.  Copies are linked in pdf format or word format.    
Contact Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com) or Charlene Brown  248-813-0234 with any meeting questions.


Panel Discussion and I/ACT Fundraiser  - Our Illustrious Speakers:

Mary Liz Curtin - Leon and Lulu,  Clawson, MI
Anne Kuffler -  Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
April McCrumb - Catching Fireflies, Berkley, MI

Wholesale selling is a whole different can of paint from selling to consumers.  Three of metro Detroit's top retailers will teach you how to sell your art to stores and galleries, the difference between selling and consigning your work and how to invoice. They'll also share success (and perhaps horror) stories from the retailer's point of view.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this presentation will help you build your wholesale business.

Date/Time:   Thursday June 9, 2011   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                    (Panel discussion starts at 6:30 pm)

Location:      Leon and Lulu  96 W 14 Mile Rd - Clawson, MI 48017  (Google Map)    

Cost:            $20 Pre-registration and $25 at the door.
                    Checks made payable to NWCF-I/ACT Fund 

Flyer:           Download flyer PDF  or Word format

RSVP:          Please RSVP ASAP to Linda Shears at linda@lindashears.com                        

                    Linda can also be contacted at 248-642-5473              

Ovation - Arts & Culture TV
Now Available in S Oakland County

OVATION is now being broadcast on Comcast in S Oakland County (Channel 124). On the Ovation website you can search to find out if the station is available in your area by entering your zip code in the orange box at the lower right of their home page.

This week they are broadcasting numerous shows about artists including Warhol, Van Gogh and more.  There is also an on-going series called Artland . It's about "two art lovers and and RV" traveling across the country and visiting interesting art locations.    

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