I/ACT Newsletter Oct 23, 2013
Image and Arts Council of Troy
Community Theater 
205 W Long Lake - Troy
Fri - Sat 8pm 
Sunday 2pm
December:  Youth Actors of Ridgedale  
"Good Grief
Charlie Brown -
It's Christmas"
Sat /Sun - Dec 7 & 8 
Feb - Mar 2014: 
Monty Python's  
Fri - Sat  8pm 
Sunday 2pm  
Next Market Dates: 
Sunday - Dec 1st
Monday - Dec 2nd

More Useful Links...

Art Beats & Eats
Art Detroit Now     


Next I/ACT Meeting Date: Friday  Nov 22nd - 1pm
Due to scheduling problems, there will be no I/ACT meeting for October.   Our next meeting date is the Friday before Thanksgiving. 
Date:           Friday  November 22nd,  2013   

Time:          1:00 pm   

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


The agenda will include early planning for the 2014 Novi Home Show,  I/ACT Artist News and more.   

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.
MI Great Artist Competition 2013 - Vote Thru 10/31    
Voting is now open for the  MIGreatArtist.com online art competition. Several I/ACT members are participating. Please make sure to vote for your favorite artists. 

This year's cash prizes will total $3,000.
Bill Cowger -Speaking Tonight -  Troy Public Library
"Decimation of African Wildlife"  Oct 23rd  - 7pm  
Bill recently returned from his 3rd Photo Safari of 2013. Be sure to check out his facebook page for amazing wildlife photos.

Many people, however, are not aware of the the horrendous growth in poaching which threatens these animals and their habitat.   

Meet Bill and hear more about this topic tonight, 7pm at the
Troy Public Library  510 W Big Beaver Rd - Troy, MI 48084.
Art News  & Events

SE Michigan Artist: Calls for Art, Workshops, More

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

Oakland County Arts and Culture news.
How I Sold 8000 Paintings - Sat Oct 26th 1:30pm  $10

Workshop by Pat Langner who specializes in miniatures and has sold thousands of them. Pat will talk about her life, her art and her marketing strategy. Everyone will create a miniature painting with Pat's guidance. All supplies will be provided.

Date / Time:   Sat Oct 26th   1:30 - 5pm      
Location:       Julie Eliason Home Studio
                     207 Crane Ave - Royal Oak 48067
Cost:             $10 
RSVP:           julieeliason@sbcglobal.net  / 248-890-5096   
Artist Updates - Lori Taylor's Newest Book

Lori Taylor of Bear Track Studio  has just released her 3rd children's book featuring a character called Holly Wild. It's called  "Packing for the Porkies" and features Michigan's Upper Peninsula "Yooperland Wonderland" and the Porcupine Mountains. Lori participated in last spring's Novi Home Show.

Lori and other  Bear Track Studio artists also create amazing wildlife murals including those at the Lloyd Stage Nature Center in Troy.
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. 
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