I/ACT Newsletter Feb 3, 2012
Image and Arts Council of Troy
Ridgedale Players 
Community Theater
205 W Long Lake - Troy
Ridgedale Players Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor  Dreamcoat    

Runs Friday, Feb 17th to

Sunday,  Mar 4th 2012   

Tickets: Adults $17 

Students / Seniors $15   

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Spring Artists Market   

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 I-AcctConnection - New Yahoo Group for I/ACT

Thanks to Linda Shears, I/ACT artists will have a booth at the Spring Home & Garden Show held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi from March 30 to April 1st!   This is a recent development that is just in the planning phase, but it is a wonderful opportunity for our artists . (More details below.)

Lynn Lim has created a Yahoo Group for I/ACT to facilitate discussion, planning and timely news for this and other I/ACT events. 


We encourage anyone who is interested in participating in the show to join the group by going to the home page for I-ActConnection  and click the blue "Join This Group" button in the middle of the page.  It appears that you can sign in with either a Facebook or Google ID if you have one. After entering your information, there will be a short wait until you are approved by the moderator (Lynn).

Lynn may also send out invitations to join the group over the next few days. If you receive the email invitation, it will be from Lynn Lim's email address and read as follows: "designone2@yahoo.com has invited you to join i-actconnection".

Since many of us are new using Yahoo Groups, please be patient and report any difficulties to Lynn Lim or  Linda Shears. 


More Information About the Home & Garden Show

A tentative outline of ideas and plans for the upcoming I/ACT booth at the  Spring Home & Garden Show:


-Artwork will be Juried.
-There will be an entrance fee of between $10 and $20 per artist. 

      (This will help defray costs for signage etc.)

-Many volunteers will be needed to set up the exhibit, run the booth and greet the public. 
-Art will be hung on "grid walls" that measure approx. 24 x 72 and can be interconnected.
-Most likely a flower theme.

-Encourage children to participate in creating art by drawing on a chalk board or a wall panel.

-A planning meeting with representatives from the Builder's Association will probably be held at the Belian Art Center in the afternoon on either Feb 16th or Feb 14th.  The final date will be posted on the I-ActConnections Yahoo Groups page.   


Next Regular I/ACT Meeting Date: 

Date:      Monday  February 27, 2012
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).

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.     
We Have a Winner!
Designer Linda Shears: Amazing Fairy Chair created by Linda Shears and Lynn Lim

"Effie Vessence" was THE crowd pleaser at the Novi Home Show this past weekend.  She received the most votes from the consumers as their favorite Chair Person!  (Click here for bigger image.) Congratulations to Linda Shears and Lynn Lim!  


Ariana Gallery - Art Opening Reception

The Ariana Gallery in Royal Oak is honoring February's Black History Month with an exhibit featuring traditional and contemporary African Art by local and international artists.  

Art Opening Reception:

Friday, Feb 17th from 6pm to 9pm

Exhibit runs through March 17th. 

New Members

Kirsti Hart-Negrich:  KirstiArt.com is multi-talented artist, photographer and art teacher who also had a painting in ArtPrize.
Virginia Masson:   Virginia Masson Fine Art-  is beginning her art career after being in the business world. She works in charcoal, pastel, acrylic and multi-media.
Maxine  Gardner and  ArtfulVision.com

Maxine is looking to add more artists. Here are the  submission guidelines and answers to frequently asked question.  


Support your favorite artists and organizations by shopping at  ArtfulVision.com.      

Firebrick Gallery  - Juried Mask Exhibit

"Celebration of Masks"
Opening Night Mardi Gras Party
        Firebrick Gallery 

      Tuesday , Feb 21st
    Juror: Donna Beaubien

Wear your own mask, dress up in Mardi Gras colors and bring food if possible. Plan for a fun, artistic, fun, and memorable night!

 Calling artists to submit "masks" - masks of all kinds, made of clay, paper, leather, wood, mixed media, whatever you can make a mask out of.  (Note: there is an application form for this event, but I wasn't able to attach it.)

Schedule: Intake: Feb 1st. Exhibition will run from Feb 3rd to Feb 25th.  Take down: February 26.   
Upcoming in March - Juried Teapot Exhibition.  Call for Entry will go out in February 2012. Opening Reception will be March 15th, 2012. SEEKING JUDGES! Send an e-mail to Firebrickgallery@att.net.     
Community Arts Certification Program - Conference
Community Arts Certification Conference - Kick Off Event
Friday March 23rd  9am to 11:30 am

Eastern Michigan University  Student Center - Ypsilanti
For more information call: 248-473-1856
Click here for a two page pdf about the event. 
South Oakland Arts Association - Monday Meeting
View their website and most recent newsletter. Next meeting:

Date:            Monday, February 13th at 7PM
Location:      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                    814 N Campbell Rd in Royal Oak.
                     (Downstairs meeting room.)

Speaker:       Tom Thompson - Stone Carving 

(Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty since Tom will bring stones for  carving.)   
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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