When the weather changes I always get that initial rush of good will and high spirits… the whole really happy, wonderment thing… I get the same feeling the first days of spring when it is really warm or the first snow fall… so that is the feeling I have had this week, ( although I hate the chill) The one thing the weather changes make me want to do is get out of the house and check out some cool things…. And there is quite a bit going on…. Hey check out the opportunities section at the bottom there are a few really cool things…. Might I add if you are a professor and you pass this on to your students… that would be cool… ( especially the opportunities section) Well I guess if you are anybody and you know somebody who might be interested pass it on….
So here is the Word on the Street for October 12, 2005
****Wednesday, October 12 A few years ago a Ward and I got into this kick of driving all over Michigan to check out whatever was going on… but one of the things that we checked out was the Faith Ringgold exhibition at the KIA So for all of you who missed her at the KIA she currently has a show at Aquinas Faith Ringgold is lecturing at Aquinas College on Wednesday, October 12, there are two lectures one at noon to 1:30 p.m. and the other at 7 to 8:30 p.m. "Quilts as Art and Story: The Works of Faith Ringgold" in the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Road, S.E. $10 to get it which is pretty crazy, and I hear tell that tickets are 5 if you are a student they are 5$....( I bet that is only Aquinas students..) but even if you don’t check out the lecture check out the work cause it is pretty intense.. the quilts are painted that is important to know cause when I saw ‘em I thought they would be a lot different…
Thursday October 13
It is kinda sad to me that the ladies literary club ( I walk by it everyday at least once located at 61 Sheldon se) will be no more…I don’t know much about the situation but I do know that it is gonna close and I heard possibly get turned over to a local university but that was just a rumor and I don’t know where I heard it… so come and check it out…there is a show called Conversations with myself.. and then maybe you will be able to answer a question that I have had WHO IS ALLIE MERRICK ? event is from 8-9 at night…..ok so this is the part that I am not happy about you can purchase tickets through Star Tickets Plus located in Meijer… or on line at www.starticketsplus.com
****Friday October 14th at the DAAC ( the Division Avenue Arts Co-op) there is an opening for Mike Glowacki 6-9 the show is called “Pass it on” Mike recently graduated from Kendall and is now attending Cranbrook I know Mike though my sister in fact a piece of his is hanging in our living room so I am excited to see what he has going on now… So come and check out what a fresh out of Kendall straight into graduate school dude is doing….
October 13th through October 15th Wayne State University is presenting risky business financing & distribution of independent films a full day workshop Featuring Mark Litwak esq.
I guess he is a noted California entertainment Attorney October 15 9 am – 5 pm Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium, Yeah a bit of a drive all the way to Detroit but it is a cool opportunity…. presented by Artserve Michigan, more info can be found at www.artserveMichigan.org
Friday October 14th Ideal Collective -85/42 are hosting a show called "New Visual Studies." The artist is David Devroy. According to Erwin, whose taste I trust and whom I really respect… “ Over 30 pieces of work will be on display ranging in content from: Figurative Mathematics, Figurative Physics, & Figurative Reality.” The opening is running from 6-11 and taking place in the Warehouse on the corner of Hall and Godfrey.
Friday October 14
Praduct Fashion Show doesn’t this sound interesting, “Haute Couture Fashion Formal Dress only……: Tickets are 7$ if you prepay at a pear this is on Monroe mall it is a snazzy little shoe store… or 10$ at the door night of… runway show begins at 9pm but the event begins at 7 a pear is at 40 Monroe Center over by little Bohemia
Saturday night Vertigo music everyone’s Favorite music store is presenting WOLF PARADE 7-11:00 pm at the Intersection…. What to say about this… I love Vertigo, the support of local businesses ( open mic at Founders), the great selection, the way that I never get looked at weird for my musical taste even when I buy something like… Billy Joel’s greatest hits. Thanks Herm.
Saturday night The Tony Shechtman Orchestra is performing at the UICA 8:00
I saw these guys last week at Billy’s I think it is great that they are playing at the UICA.. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone but it is like watching a pirate crew play some of your favorite songs… and there is some crazy old stuff and I thought what it lacked occasionally in harmony it makes up for.. in every other way… Pretty much the same deal as always at the UICA 5$ for members 7$ for everyone else
PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Michigan
Residencies open to: Two-dimensional visual artists, photographers
Application deadline: December 31 (postmarked)
Residency period: September or October
Number & length of residencies: One of four weeks
Contact: Gregg Bruff at 906-387-2607 EST or firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, write: Artist-In-Residence Program, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, PO Box 40, Munising, Michigan USA 49862
Opportunities Sculptors/ Metalsmiths
******The Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, the Heartside Main Street Program, along with the Cool Cities Program, are looking for Michigan Sculptors to submit proposals for to participate in a statewide competition for a functional art instillation that will be permanently located on Division Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am the contact on this so if you want me to send you a proposal please email me your name mailing address and phone number where you can be reached between 10-5 this is a $$$$ project it pays well !
Email me soon cause the deadline for proposals to be returned is November 14th
Also talking about exterior art, there is a program in Saugatuck called Art ‘Round Town ad they are taking submissions for next summer so the info for 2006 is posted on their website and there is a January 14th Deadline for proposals… so if you are interested look at http://www.artroundtown.com/ or email email@example.com
Ok…. If you know of something interesting going on in the area, or have a review of and event that you attended and want to share it, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or if you remember something cool that was in last week’s word on the street but can’t remember what it was then check out word on the street…. on line as a Blog ( maybe someday it will become a vlog! ) at http://www.g-rad.org/wordonthestreet/ or check out G-Rad… the address http://www.g-rad.org/
Thanks for reading to the bottom,