I/ACT Newsletter April 23, 2014
Image and Arts Council of Troy
42nd Intl Glass Show  
Grand Opening Event
Sat - Apr 26th 8pm

Over 500 artworks 
Meet 40 glass artists 
Admission: Free  
4400 Fernlee - Royal Oak 
Community Theater 
205 W Long Lake - Troy

May 2 - May 18  
Drop Dead  
Fri - Sat   8pm
Sun  2pm
Adults $15  
Students / Seniors $13 
"Vibrant America" 
Through Apr 30th 
Hours:  9am-5pm   Mon-Fri  

Marie Howard
Mich Design Ctr
1700 Stutz Drive
Ste 119 Troy, MI  
Ph: 248-649-3222

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SE Michigan Artist: Calls for Art & More

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

Oakland County Arts and Culture news.
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Sun June 8th
Mon June 9th
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Art Detroit Now     


Next I/ACT Meeting Date:  Friday, April 25th 1pm

Date:           Friday,  April 25, 2014    

Time:          1:00 pm   

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


Agenda: I/ACT artist news and updates.    


Please RSVP to linda@lindashears.com if you plan to attend 
Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in arts and culture in Troy.  New attendees are encouraged to bring artwork samples. 
Golden Paint Workshop: Fri, May 2nd 10am-5pm  
Donna Beaubien and Jeanne Sarna of the Creative Arts Council will be coordinating an all day Golden Paint Workshop taught by Valerie Allen.

Learn about how to work with new products including Digital Grounds and Gel Topcoats. These products literally free digital images from the confines of prepared commercial print media. You will learn how to prepare multiple surfaces such as non-porous papers like acetate, acrylic skins, even aluminum foil to be used for printing your inkjet images.     
Date:  Fri,  May 2nd  Time: 10am - 5pm  Cost: $100
($25 rebate if more than 12 people sign up) 
Location: St Stephens Church, 5500 N. Adams Rd. Troy.  
(between Long Lake & Sq Lake on the E side of Adams)
Link to flyer for more details.  
Artist News: Vote for the Best Samurai Costume 
Janna Coumoundouros, an I/ACT artist and owner of Lilacpop is one of the ten finalists in the Detroit Institute of Art's  Samurai Costume competition.  Her garment is made with a new material called Inteather which is a car design material manufactured by Inteva in Troy. Other parts of the costume are comprised of bullet casings, and pieces from an antique clock.
Read more about the costume here.  Contest ends May 12th.  
Click here to see the other nine costumes and vote via email.   
Other artist news: Winnie Chrzanowski has twelve of her  photos on display for six months at the Om Cafe in Ferndale. 
Paint A Miracle :  Mon May 5th, 11:30am - 1:30 pm  
Paint a Miracle is an award winning organization that helps people living with disabilities and other challenges through art therapy.  I/ACT artist Cynthia Buchanan is a board member at Paint A Miracle.

"Images of Inspiration"  is an art show/sale, gala lunch and fundraiser which will be held at the Royal Park Hotel. It also celebrates the non-profit's 11th year. .    

Mon, May 5th 2014   11:30am to 1:30pm / Ticket Price $50  
Royal Park Hotel 600 E University - Rochester Hills, MI           (Doors open for shopping at 10am)              
RSVP: By Fri Apr 26th or by calling 248-652-2702 
Troy Historic Village :  Wed, July 9th / 9am - 7pm   

In conjunction with the  Troy Garden Walk, the Troy Garden Club is  also sponsoring an Arts & Crafts Boutique at the Troy Historic Village (17 Mile & Livernois) on Wed July 9th. Set up begins the night before. They strongly encourage vendors to provide their own 10 x 10 foot canopy. However, there are a few spaces on covered porches and other areas.   

They only have room for 25 artists / crafters - so apply early. Well priced, garden themed items are the best sellers. To increase late afternoon traffic, George Papadelis from Telly's Greenhouse is scheduled to give a lecture at the historic village church.

Application deadline is May 15th. Please refer to the links for the 2014 Artisan Application and Instruction sheet. Contact person is Nancy Cardon 248-506-7669 / Nan.cardon@gmail.com.

Fee Schedule:
10 x 10 foot canopy space: $80 after May 15th; $60 before May 15th
8 foot table w/2 chairs:        $40
One Extra 8 foot table:        $15 set at a right angle: 
Langsford Men's Chorus:   May 16 & 18 2014   
Click here for order and advertising forms with all the details.     

Langsford Men's Chorus 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.

Their Spring "Festival of Song" will be at two locations

Fri, May 16th at 8pm:
Shrine of the Little Flower - 2100 W 12 Mile Rd in Royal Oak

Sun, May 18th at 4pm: 
Kirk in the Hills - 1340 W Long Lake in Bloomfield Hills  
Tickets:   $15 at the door / $12 in advance
                Call Larry at 248-879-9104 for your tickets.
Call for Artists - U of M Health:  Deadline  May 15th     

Gifts of Art Call for Entries 2014-2015.

U of M Health Systems is  currently 

accepting proposals for the Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 exhibition year!  

Deadline is May 15th, notifications will be sent by July 15th. 

As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System.  Their nine galleries display over 50 exhibits a year.  They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day.  The galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state.   


They are seeking both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations.  


Selections will be made from either online or mailed in submissions (details below)Emailed jpg images or in-person submissions will NOT be considered


Online Submissions website link:

select Call for Entries submissions Online.  


To submit by mail:   

Follow  instructions in the four page "Call for Entries" brochure,  

or download the submission form from their website.    

Also use their excel template for listing individual artworks
  Here is a pdf version for those who don't have excel.    

Questions? Call (734) 936-ARTS (2787)
or email GiftsofArt@umich.edu
Website -  http://www.med.umich.edu/goa   


Kathi Talley  is the Visual Arts Coordinator, Gifts of Art
University of Michigan Health System 

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