I/ACT Newsletter Feb 8, 2012
Image and Arts Council of Troy
Ridgedale Players 
Community Theater
205 W Long Lake - Troy
Ridgedale Players Theater: Troy Michigan Community Theater

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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St.  Joseph Mercy Oakland - New Patient Tower

 St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Regional Healing Arts Program
is interested in purchasing a wide range of artwork for its new South Patient Tower. Artists residing in Michigan are invited to apply.

Two pdf files are attached:  

          St. Joseph Mercy Oakland  - Healing Art Forum

Date:        Thursday - Feb 16 2012     5pm to 7:30 pm


Location:   Cranbrook Academy of Art - de Salle Auditorium

                  39221 Woodward Ave  Bloomfield HIlls, MI 48303


Parking:    Museum Parking Lot (Follow signs for the museum) 


Program:  Come hear about St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's new Healing Arts Program, an initiative that will put over 400 pieces of original art in the new South Patient Care Tower.


Participants will learn about the building and the role that art plays in a healthcare environment and receive an overview about the Call For Artists.

RSVP:    Email - rsvpartforum@aesthetics.net
              Phone: 619-683-7500            

RSVP's are preferred. Seating is on a first come - first serve basis. 
Novi Home & Garden Show - Meeting: Feb 14th 1pm

A planning meeting date has been set for the upcoming I/ACT booth at the  Spring Home & Garden Show:


Date:            Tuesday, Feb 14th  1PM


Location:     Belian Art Center    (address below)  


Agenda:      We will meet with a representative of the Builder's Association of Michigan and another representative of the show.

RSVP:         linda@lindashears.com 


Anyone interested in displaying art is encouraged to attend.  We need 2-D and 3-D pieces with a flower theme.  There is also a need for volunteers to run the booth and help with set-up and take-down.

This is a well attended show - Novi is an affluent market for artists! 

Please also feel free to join I-ActConnection Yahoo Group for more timely updates coordinated by Lynn  Lim.    

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.     
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 6:30 pm to 9pm

Exhibit runs through March 17th. 

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!        

Upcoming Events:
March - Juried Teapot Exhibition.  Click here to download the entry form.  Opening Reception will be March 9th 2012, at Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio.
May - DECK ART 2012. This is our second Skateboard Silent Auction and Art Competition. Hosted by Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio and South Street Skateshop. This year, the Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, May 17th. Exhibition opens on Friday, May 18!  
SOAA / Royal Oak Artist Market - Art Show
The South Oakland Art Association still has room for a few more artists for the RO Artist Market.  Links for highlights about the show and rules for exhibiting are here and here


Set up will be Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5 PM - 8 PM.  The show runs on Friday, March 2 from 2 PM until 8 PM and on Saturday, March 3 from 9 AM until 3 PM.  Take-down is from 3 PM until 5 PM on Saturday.  The entry fee is $15 and the commission is 10% of any sales.
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   
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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