I/ACT Newsletter Nov 23, 2011
Image and Arts Council of Troy
Edgar Chahine: Belian Art Center Exhibit 

Belian Art Center
Edgar Chahine and
   "La Belle Epoque"     

Next Event:

   CCS Student Exhibit
Opening Reception
Friday Dec 9th  7-9 pm
I/ACT Members Invited  
Leon and Lulu

Artist Market Event 

Sunday  Nov 27
and Tues Nov 29th
  Apply Here for  

Spring Artists Market 


Ridgedale Players 
Community Theater
205 W Long Lake - Troy


Christmas Carol

 Performed by the  

Youth Actors
of  Ridgedale

Sat Dec 10:  

10:30 am and 1pmSun Dec 11th:   
1pm and 3:30 pm

All Seats $8.50  

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Last meeting for  2011

Date:      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 is offering 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.     

Save the Dates!   Dec 9th and Dec 11th
The internationally acclaimed Langsford Men's Chorus will be giving two performances of "A Christmas Celebration".

Langsford is a world class choral ensemble with over 60 members including I/ACT Board member Larry Keisling who has also participated in their international competitions. Samples of the group's many performances can viewed on their website.

Ticket prices are $15 at the door - but only $12 if your order directly from Larry. Call him at 248-879-9104 to order your tickets.

Friday December 9th, 2011  7:30 pm at
Royal Oak Middle School
709 N Washington in Royal Oak   and

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm at
St Malachy Catholic Church
14115 14 Mile Rd in Sterling Hts.

Click here  for the order form with all the details.
I/ACT Artists at Leon and Lulu's
I/ACT artists with beautiful items for sale at Leon and Lulu's
Leon and Lulu Artist Market: Sun Nov 27th and Tues Nov 29.
Six of our I/ACT artists will have works on sale. Cynthia Buchanan  has painted windows and button accessories.  Mardi Chapman creates beautiful computer enhanced images. Janna Bissett is very active in the arts community and recently had a nice write up in the Detroit News. Anne Marie Curley creates hand painted silk scarves. Patrice Pannill and Jan Vettraino both create amazing jewelry. 

Leon and Lulu is also expanding and recently purchased the Clawson Theater building.
Ariana Gallery - Trashformations + Have a Little Faith
Calligraphy Art

Ariana Gallery  (Map)
119 S Main Street in Royal Oak

Anne Kuffler from the Ariana Gallery spoke at our June Art Marketing Seminar.  She is a big supporter of the arts community. In addition to art, her store offers jewelry, ceramics, free trade clothing, and designer glass. She also promotes "Trashformations" art made from recycled products.
Here are some examples.
Ariana Gallery: Art and Gift Gallery in Royal Oak Michigan
Larry Zdeb's collage and watch spring pendants are also available!
The most recent newsletter and flickr page have more to look at. 

She has also supplied art and creative props to the TV and movie industries including some episodes of "Detroit 187".  Mitch Albom's movie "Have a Little Faith" which was made locally and premiers on ABC this Sunday, Nov 27th at 9PM utilized art pieces from her store including a large black and white abstract painting by James Homer Brown

The gallery is located near the new Royal Oak Emagine Theater and there is free parking behind the building on Sundays.
The Potter's Market - Madison Hts
The Potter's Market  is presented by advanced ceramics students of Oakland Community College - Royal Oak.  It is the largest sale of its kind in the country. I/ACT member and meeting host Zabel Belian will be  displaying her signature pottery creations, serving pieces, and holiday ornaments.  Over 130 exhibitors will fill the 12,000 square foot location.

Date/Time:  Fri   - Dec 2nd   10am to 8pm
                  Sat  - Dec 3rd   10am to 6pm
                  Sun - Dec 4th   10am to 5pm
Location:     876 Horace Brown Drive / Madison Hts
                  (Located near 13 Mile & Stephenson Hwy - Map)

Phone:        248-246-2686    Website:  ThePottersMarket.com
Curbed.com Adds Detroit to it Lineup!


Curbed.com recently added Detroit to its listings.  Their "About Us" page says that "Curbed's city sites breathe life into real estate and neighborhood news with witty and insightful coverage of the country's most vibrant urban centers."   Their article  titled "Foget Rock City and Motor City - It's Art City Now" provides nice insight about changing views of our area.
New Member - Fancy Home Interiors & Decorating

Sarah from Fancy Home Interiors & Decorating (formerly Fancy Color) recently joined I/ACT and might be able to host a future meeting.

She recently moved across the street  and is now in the mall at the SE corner of Wattles & Rochester Rd (near Mr. B's) .

They are currently sponsoring a Toys for Tots program and offering a $5 coupon off $25 in the store for anyone that brings in a new unwrapped toy.  Program runs until  December 19th.
Firebrick Gallery & Pottery Studio
 Barns of Michigan: Firebrick Gallery Exhibit
As always, Christine Laikind, Troy resident and owner of Firebrick has many art activites planned. The current exhibit "Barns of Michigan" runs through November 30th.

Some of the 2012 "Call for Entries" include an Art Swap, Masks, a Juried Teapot Exhbit, Glass Swap, Ceramic Swap and Deck Art.

Firebrick is located at 404 S Main Street in Rochester. Free Parking behind the building  (map).
South Oakland Arts Association
                                Meeting and Holiday Party

Date:            Monday, December 6th at 6:30 pm
Location:      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                    814 N Campbell Rd in Royal Oak.
                     (SOAA meets downstairs)
Website:       www.SoOaklandArt.com

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