I/ACT Newsletter Nov 15, 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
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)  


Topic:           Early planning for the 2014 Novi Home Show
                     Rosalie Lamb from the Home Builders Association

                     will be in attendance.                       

The agenda will also include upcoming events for  Langsford Men's Chorus, Village Fine Arts Gallery & the 38th Annual Potters Market. If you have an interest in participating in the Novi Home Show, please try to attend to meet Rosalie Lamb and get in on the early planning the for 2014 Home Show.       

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.
Village Fine Arts -  Open House Nov 24th 2 - 5pm     

Sunday, Nov 24th  

Refreshments and
Free Gift Drawings every 15 minutes!   
Donna Beaubien's Village Fine Art Gallery sells, glass, pottery, clothing, jewelry, fiber arts, paintings, prints and many more items which are great for gift giving.   The work of several I/ACT members is on display.

The gallery is  located at the Village of Rochester Hills Shopping Center (NE corner of Adams & Walton) in the store location formerly occupied by Yankee Candle.  The store will  temporarily close on December 31st but will re-open in a new location about 1/2 block away in March 2014.
  Click here for a printable flyer with info about the open house, new location and outdoor art fair dates. 
38th Annual Potters Market - Dec 6 - Dec 8th 

One of the largest pottery shows in the state!  Zabel Belian and other I/ACT members will be at the show and have many pieces of work for sale. Visit The Potters Market website for directions, information and artist listings. 

Admission is Free. However the cost to attend the Thursday Dec 5th  advanced sale and preview party (6pm-9pm) is $10.  
Location:      876 Horace Brown Dr in  Madison Hts
                     S side of 13 Mile between John R & I-75

Times:          Fri 10am-8pm  Sat 10am-6pm Sun  10am-5pm
Admission:    Free 
Langsford Men's Chorus - Two Events!       
The internationally acclaimed Langsford Men's Chorus will be performing three times in December including a joint performance with "Measure for Measure" featuring renowned opera tenor George Shirley.

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.

Click here  for the order form with all the details and advertising rates for their program book. 
Ticket prices are $15 at the door - but only $12 if your order directly from Larry Keisling. Call him at 248-879-9104 to place your order.

*Joint concert with "Measure for Measure" featuring tenor 
George Shirley.  

Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 7:30 pm at
Central United Methodist Church
23 E Adams Street in  Detroit

*A Christmas Celebration - Two Performance Dates:

Friday December 13th, 2013  7:30 pm at
Trinity Lutheran Church
45160 Van Dyke in Utica   and  

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm at
Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church
3600 Telegraph Rd in  Bloomfield Hills
Wonderfest - Volunteer Gift Wrapping Fundraiser     
Dates:         Thurs Dec 5th to Sunday Dec 8th 2013
Location:     Suburban Collection Showplace - Novi
Deadline:    Friday, November 15th
Contact:       Email linda@lindashears.com
                    if you would like to participate.   
Volunteer Duties:  Volunteer gift wrapping in 3 - 4 hour shifts
                              Donations for wrapping services go to I/ACT  

Links for: More Information, Daily Hours/Shifts,
               Wonderfest Website, Suburban Collection Website 
More details from their invitation letter:

Are you looking for the perfect community fundraising opportunity for your organization?  Would you like an opportunity for your organization to reach new audiences and supporters?  Would  you like to raise money for your scheduled activities?    If you answered yes to any of these questions then I invite you to join us at the Detroit Christmas Wonderfest 2013.

  The Christmas Wonderfest is extending an opportunity to all charities, non profits &  fundraisers in our gift wrapping booth.  Just have 4- 6 adults, 18 years of age or older, wrap gifts for donations and the donations gathered will be yours.       

 What is the Christmas Wonderfest?  

This year the Detroit Christmas Wonderfest will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mi. The indoor event will host over 200 stores, holiday foods, family crafts, a holiday music and dance showcase (all performances are a minimum of 20min and a maximum of 45min.) and great surprises!  

Artist Updates - Winnie Chrzanowski

Photographer Winnie Chrzanowski of  The  Water Closet Werks  has several photography exhibits coming up:

Nov 3 - 30  Main Art Theater Red Room 
Nov 15 - 16   Fri 6-9pm Sat 10am - 5pm
      Thanks & Giving artist Market  Pleasant Ridge Comm Center

Dec 3 - Jan 30 2014  Artist of the Month - Sterling Hts
      40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights -  Lower Level - City Hall    
      Artist of the month presentation is on Dec 3rd at 10 am
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.
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