I/ACT Newsletter Sept 14, 2011
Image and Arts Council of Troy
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Artist Market Event

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Winter Artists Market

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Starts: Friday Sept 9th   

Runs thru Sept 25 2011 

Adults $15  

Seniors / Students $13 

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Meetings Update: Two more meetings are scheduled for 2011.


Dates:    Monday, Sept 26 and Monday Oct 31

Time:    1:30 pm lasting until approximately 3:00 pm

Location:  Belian Art Center 5980 Rochester Rd, Troy MI 48085
               (SE corner of Rochester Rd & Square Lake Rd)
                     I/ACT parking is behind the building

Please RSVP to Linda Shears (linda@lindashears.com) if you can attend so we can have a head count for setting up the room.

There is no charge. Meetings are open to anyone interested in promoting arts and culture in Troy. Artists are encouraged to bring work samples for display and discussion. Our website is TroyArts.org.     

Call for Artists #1 - Re-purpose a Chair for Charity!

Councilwoman Mary Kerwin notified us  that the Michigan Municipal League has issued an art challenge!  This year's fall convention will be held in Grand Rapids. The theme is public art.  Interested municipalities have selected old courtroom style chairs to be decorated by
each community's artists.


The re-purposed chairs will be auctioned and the funds will be used to promote art for children. 

Update: the chair has been primed and we've found a "head"  for it.   We still need artists to help with painting.  Linda Shears will have the chair at her house on Friday.   Please call her at 248-642-5473 if you have a few hours to volunteer!  


Deadline: Completion by Oct 1st, event begins Oct 4th.

This is a picture of the chair that will be refurbished.

(Click for bigger image.)

If you are interested in helping with this project, please call Linda Shears as soon as possible at 248-642-5473 or email linda@lindashears.com.   

Call for Artists #2 - Chalk Artists  - Updated!
Update: We have been informed that "Professional Artists" who participate a stipend of up to $150..
The retail and restaurant associations of Royal Oak are coordinating a fun new art event where the whole family can participate:

Chalk & Chocolate Art Tour - Location: Downtown Royal Oak
Friday Oct 14th - Sunday Oct 16th 
Opening Night Celebration - Oct 14th 


Chalk art will adorn the streets and chocolate sculptures and special menu items will be featured at participating retailers and restaurants.

Three categories of artists are eligible to participate:
1) Adult/Family "Fun" Artists (4 team member maximum)
2) Youth/Student/Emerging Artists (parental permission for under 18)
3) Professional Artists (please submit jpeg or pdf work samples)

Application deadline is Sept 29, 2011


There is a $20 charge for Category #1 and $15 charge for Category #2, however proceeds benefit the Royal Oak Neighborhood School Arts Curriculum and Common Ground.


A jury of artists and gallery owners (including I/ACT member Anne Kuffler of Ariana Gallery) will judge the chalk art and award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories.


For more details, get copies of the application form and the ROAR (Royal Oak Association of Retailers) press release.
I/ACT Members  -   Gallery  and Show News
Michigan  Artist: James Homer Brown - Throne Wars - Geometric Abstract Playing Card Painting Series James Homer Brown - One Man Show
"Throne Wars" at Level One Bank Gallery
22635 Woodward Ave in Ferndale
Exhibit runs Sept 7th to Oct 10, 2011

Art Opening Wine / Cheese Party on
Friday Sept 16 from 5pm to 8pm

All I/ACT members are invited to attend!



Larry Zdeb "In Black and White"
Art Effects Gallery Show
1420 E Fisher Freeway - Detroit
(located in Eastern Mkt - next to Germack Nuts)
Exhibit runs Sept 3 to Oct 1, 2011

Edgar Chahine and "La Belle Epoque" - New exhibit at the Belian Art Center in Troy!

View dozens of artworks and etchings by this renowned artist who was born in the late 1800's and recorded the lives on Parisians in his beautiful works of art. Runs through mid Nov. 
I/ACT Contact Names:


Linda Shears - Executive Director linda@lindashears.com   

Charlene Brown - Newsletter / Website info@troyarts.org 



Image & Arts Council of Troy

  PO Box 1025

   Troy, MI 48099-1025