I/ACT Newsletter Sept 29, 2011
Image and Arts Council of Troy
James Homer Brown
"Throne Wars"  Exhibit 
Queen of Hearts: Painting by James Homer Brown

"Queen of Hearts"

Runs thru Oct 7th   

Level One Bank  

22635 Woodward   

Ferndale - SW of 9 Mile  

"Edgar Chahine and 

LaBelle Epoque"


Runs thru Nov 2011 

5980 Rochester Rd  

Troy 48085 
Leon and Lulu

Artist Market Event

  Apply Here for

Winter Artists Market 

 Visit Ridgedale Players Theater!!

Starts: Friday Sept 9th   

Runs thru Sept 25 2011 

Adults $15  

Seniors / Students $13 

Join Our Mailing List!
Call for Professional Chalk  Artists - $150 Stipend
   Chalk art by professional artist and Illustrator Justin Perkins.

At least 10 more chalk artists are needed for the Chalk and Chocolate event being held in downtown Royal Oak from Oct 14-16th. Stipend has been raised to $150 for professional artists.
They are also interested in graffiti artists.

Chalk art will be created in front of over 30 businesses including well known restaurants and retailers. The application deadline has been extended to Oct 5, 2011.  Please refer to the attached "Call For Artists" pdf for more info.

An ARTISTS MEETING is scheduled for:

Time/Date   Friday, Sept 30 at 10am
Location:     515 Mojo at 515 S Washington in Royal Oak.
(East side of Washington and South of Sixth Street)  
Artists will discuss overall strategy and chalk art techniques.  Since this is short notice, another meeting will probably be held after October 5th.

Call Charlene Brown at 248-813-0234 to RSVP or for questions.

Chalk & Chocolate Art Tour
- Location: Downtown Royal Oak

Friday Oct 14th - Sunday Oct 16th 
Opening Night Celebration - Oct 14th
Tickets are $20 through Groupon and $40 at the door. 



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.


The event is being sponsored by the Royal Oak Association of Retailers.
Stunning Chair Transformation
 Linda Shears and Zabel Belian: Re-purposed chair - Tulula of Troy
Meet :


(For a real treat - click for bigger image! )

Zabel Belian and Linda Shears really let their creativity flow with this amazing transformation of a courthouse chair. They invested over 50 hours in bringing this chair to life.

They added a wooden head, gloves, leopard glasses, shiny shoes, zany socks, silk scarves, earrings, a wig and much more. The detailed paint decoration is amazing and was inspired by earlier works created by Zabel, in addition to the fanciful chair characters from Linda's book designsJames Homer Brown helped with the sanding, priming and final assembly which took all of them over four hours. 

The chair will be presented to the Troy City Council on Monday by I/ACT members. After that, Councilwoman Mary Kerwin will deliver the chair to the Michigan Municipal League convention in Grand Rapids. It will be on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in affiliation with Artprize activities and  ultimately be auctioned for a charity the promotes art for children.

More news about Tulula will appear in future newsletter updates.
Meetings Update: Two more meetings are scheduled for 2011.


Dates:    Monday Oct 31 and  Monday Nov 28th

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.     

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