I/ACT Newsletter Oct 27, 2011
Image and Arts Council of Troy

  Edgar Chahine and "La Belle Epoque"

5980 Rochester Rd

Troy 48085  248-828-1001 
 Troy's Ridgedale Players Theater

205 W Long Lake - Troy
Return Engagements - Ridgedale Players Theater

Starts: Friday Oct 28th    

Runs thru Nov 13 2011 

Adults $15  

Seniors / Students $13 

Leon and Lulu

Artist Market Event

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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).

After the meeting, Zabel Belian will give us a gallery tour of the current  Edgar Chahine exhibit.  She will also treat us to a viewing of her pottery art creations located on the second floor of the gallery!  She offers an amazing number of beautiful, signed items including distinctive tableware that is available for sale at affordable prices! 

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

TuLuLa Returns to Troy!
 Award winning chair transformation by Zabel Belian and Linda Shears: Tulula of Troy
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.  (Click to see a bigger image of TuLuLa.)

After being presented to the Troy City Council, TuLuLa traveled to Grand Rapids and was on display at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. After that she was auctioned in a silent auction and the winner was...Zabel Belian!!   So - this creative art endeavor is now on display at Zabel's gallery for all to see.   
New Art Center Opening
Calligraphy Art

I/ACT members are invited to a ribbon cutting for a new Art Therapy and Counseling Center that is opening in Lake Orion.  The owner is  Karen Smigelski, MA, LPC, CAADC.

I/ACT member Lynn Lim will be displaying her beautiful calligraphy prints, recent giclee mixed media pieces, and Silpada sterling silver jewelry. (Click here to see samples of Lynn's calligraphy art.)
Lynn will also be offering a nature print "make and take". Additional artists and others from the healing arts will be at the opening.

Date/Time:  Saturday, November 12th - 1pm to 4pm
                  Ribbon cutting at 1:30pm

Location:     WillowsEdge Counseling and Art Center
                  81 Indianwood Rd - Suite 2  Lake Orion, MI
                  (Located near M-24 / Lapeer Rd)
Phone:        248-834-0614
Website:     WillowsEdge.net

In the future, Lynn will also be teaching classes in calligraphy, papercrafts, stamping, scrapbooking, mixed media and Tai Chi at the center.
South Oakland Arts Association
Download their newsletter is HERE.  Next Meeting Information:

Date:            Monday, November 7th at 7PM
Location:      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                    814 N Campbell Rd in Royal Oak.
Speaker:       John Fletcher from the Michigan Hot Glass Studio
Website:       www.SoOaklandArt.com

Chalk and Chocolate Art Tour

Ann Arbor Artist David Zinn created this 3-D chalk art piece featuring his favorite character "Sluggo".

Royal Oak's first  Chalk and Chocolate Art Tour wrapped up. The drawings were battered by wind and rain. However, the artists persisted and achieved great results.  More images from the event are posted here. Over 500 people attended the opening night celebration.

Jodi Olthouse,  an award winning chalk artist, created "The Girl With a  Pearl Earring - and a Mohawk" Vermeer painting variation for the  5th & Fringe Hair Salon whose logo features a frog with a Mohawk haircut.
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