I/ACT Newsletter Sept 19, 2013
Image and Arts Council of Troy
Community Theater 
205 W Long Lake - Troy
Steel Magnolias   
Sept 6 - 22  2013  
Fri - Sat 8pm 
Sunday 2pm

Nov 1 - 17  2013  
Fri - Sat 8pm 
Sunday 2pm  
Next Market Dates: 
Sunday - Dec 1st
Monday - Dec 2nd

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America opens to the public at Cranbrook Art Museum on June 14 and runs through October 13, 2013.


Learn more at 

Cranbrook Art Museum
Ticket Information:
Art Members and Children 12 & under, Free
General: $8
Seniors (65+): $6
Students with ID: $4
More Useful Links...

Art Beats & Eats
Art Detroit Now     


Next I/ACT Meeting Date: Friday Sept 20th 1pm
Date:           Friday  Sept 20th 2013

Time:          1:00 pm   

Location:     Belian Art Center 5980 Rochester Rd, Troy MI
                    (Square Lake & Rochester Rd in Troy) 


The agenda includes a recap of the trip to Paint  A Miracle,   I/ACT's new Facebook page and our participation in IXITI- a comprehensive arts & culture calendar sponsored by CultureSource (formerly called the Cultural Alliance of SE MI).  

Please RSVP to linda@lindashears.com if you can attend.

I/ACT meetings are free and open to anyone interested in arts and culture in Troy. New artist attendees are encouraged to bring artwork samples.
Zabel Belian - Art Show Opening - Thurs Sept 26th   

Zabel Belian's - one person art show of her newest works including Armenian costumes, churches, landscapes, florals and colorful abstracts opens with a reception on
Thursday, Sept 26th from 7 to 10pm 
Vartan Room in the Cultural Center at
St John's Armenian Church

22001 Northwestern Hwy  Southfield 48075

The exhibit continues through Sunday through Sun Sept 29th.
View attached flyer for times and more details.   
Pat Shaw - Works Selected for St Joseph Hospital  
Three photo collages by photographer Pat Shaw have been selected by Aesthetics Inc. for installation in the new patient tower at
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

The framed images will be displayed in the 6th floor corridor.  

Pat participated as a result of the Call For Artists posting in the I/ACT newsletter last year.  
I/ACT Facebook Page - "Reflective Head"  
Our Troy Arts Council facebook page has been updated with info about the Michael Aryton 'Reflective Head" sculpture which is used as our facebook icon.

The sculpture was originally installed at the entrance to the Kmart World Headquarters. The statue was given to the city in 2005, after the Kmart headquarters closed. At that time, a dedication plaque with a poem by Detroiter Craig Pangus was added to the base of the sculpture. This artwork is located in the Troy Civic Center area at Town Center and Civic Center Drives. The sculpture is listed in the Smithsonian's public art archives.

Here are some interesting links for:
Smithsonian Institution - List of Outdoor Sculptures in Troy Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog - Corporate Head
Corporate Head on Waymarking.com  and 360 Cities.net. 
MI Great Artist Competition 2013 - Enter Now   
The MIGreatArtist.com online art competition for 2013 is officially open as of Sept 16 2013.  There is no cost to enter.  This year's cash prizes will total $3,000. Artists can submit up to 5 images of 2-D artworks for public voting.

Deadline is Oct 4th.  Don't wait until the last minute to enter if you can avoid it. 
Artists must reside in either Oakland, Genesee,  Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, St Clair or Shiawassee counties in order to enter. Check their website for more details.

Last year's top prize went to fiber artist Deborah Hyde.
Knights Art Challenge - 56 Detroit Winners    
The 56 winners of the Detroit Knight Arts challenge will receive
$2.1 million for their projects. Read more about the winning projects here.
Artprize 2013 -  Sept 18  to Oct 6 2013    
From their email update:

ArtPrize 2013 has arrived, and now it is your turn to share your perspective.  Round 1 of the public vote is now live! 

ARTPRIZE DAILY To stay up to date on each day's events, announcements and an epic recap of the day before, read the ArtPrize Daily.  Published each day at 7AM, the ArtPrize Daily (or a quick link to it) can be found on:
ArtPrize.org:  artprize.org/daily   
Southeast  Mich Arts - Opportunities & Exhibitions   
I happened upon this link  which lists lots of arts opportunities and organizations in SE Mich. I've emailed to get I/ACT listed. It has a lot of information and is worth checking out.
Learn Video Production - and much more  

Troy based Community Media Network provides training in a variety of media courses including a 10 week production certificate training course that includes how to use digital movie cameras, video editing and hands-on training in a live TV studio setting. CMN shows are on cable  Channel 18 in most of Oakland County.

Classes are offered at an attractive discount for residents of cities that fund CMN which includes: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Oakland Township, Royal Oak, Rochester and Troy.
Art News  & Events

Art links in: Det News, Free Press, Metro Times.

Oakland County Arts and Culture news.
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