NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Hi everybody….
Did anyone Notice that this week is December……. Wow So here is the Word on the Street For November 30th

This week Wednesday is BUSY!!! Getting over the middle of the week doldrums will not be a problem……. So TONIGHT…..

Wednesday November 30th 7:30pm -10:30 ish
****There have been a few changes in the lineup at the DAAC tonight but it is still Open Door night at the DAAC and it is Free, Free, Free……
If I didn’t mention it already, this is the last chance to see...............
*Grain, the art work of Blame designers Jesse Hora, Neil Hubert, and Ian Mcnider, the guys will be on hand to hang out and answer questions from 7:30 until 10:00….
Live Music Starts at 8:15 ish and goes- until 10:30ish
*Lsdudes will be doing their thing from 8 15 until 9… Music& video…… you really have to see it for yourself…
In between bands there will be a bit of poetry from Joe the Cab Driver.
*Semi Causual Bedtime is going to play from 9ish until 945ish and then
*Oni Gosen may make a special appearance around 10:00
SO If these are bands that you have always wanted to hear or if you didn’t get a chance to see blame’s stuff yet head down and check it out……Additionally, if you are interested in finding out more about the DAAC Wednesday night will be the perfect opportunity, Jenn and other DAAC Members will be on hand answering questions about how we operated and how to become a member…..

So after you are done at the DAAC you could check out Ideal Collective’s Winter Solstice Soiree…. I think I forgot to mention it but I checked out their gig at Mezze two weeks ago was pretty cool I wish I had a camera… the food was good the crowd was pretty dynamic… Bliss’s designs were awesome… I really like them.. I think it was a bit difficult to see the art being created and it would have been nice if food and art were happening at the same time… It was nice to see Mezze hosting this kind of event…. It made me happy….
So this week Ideal is hosing their newest deal and this one is a bit more laid back. The Winter Solstice Soiree starts at 7:30 and they are having music, no cover, pretty much just hanging out checking out some art work…
1111 Godfrey Avenue
Corner of Godfrey and Curve

And then Guess What?
It is December!!!!!!!

So kick off this month with a bit of awareness…..

Thursday December 1st form noon until 8 pm The Downtown GVSU campus’s Loosemore Auditorium. is hosting Artists Express World Aids Day this is the third year that this event has happened and it will be the third year that I have checked it out….. I think it is far to seldom that artists are asked to portray the dark side of things and that is what Shack (The Sexual Health Awareness Coalition Of Kent County) asked artists to do So come and check it out… The event is also educational so it is run is like an open house with art, an advocacy activity, an interactive art area, and HIV/AIDS resources.

This Thursday night you can catch "Nobodys Darlin" from 8-11pm. At the One Trick Pony…. Get dinner chill out catch some music… I like One Trick’s Spinach Dip.. warm… they have great crackers….. and I also had a great bowl of soup the last time I was there….. Nobodys Darlin is pretty cool too if you haven’t seen them around town tonight is the night

On Friday December 2, a band I love, Cabildo, will be playing live at Rocky's at 10 pm, it is a 5$ cover…. I love Cabildo and I have no idea what they are saying, but the have great music you can’t help but love them… Rocky’s is a cool place to chill it is a lot like logans on Michigan but with a bit more wood, and I think they have a few less beer on tap, however it is definitely the type of bar you can belly up to…Cabildo should have Rocky’s totally packed so get there early..…

Also on Friday December 2, 7-9 pm Calvin College art department is having a reception for their fall show for graduating art education students Featured artists are Megan Alderink, Jessica Dubuc, Kristen Kosowski, Cathi Barber, Lauren DeFouw, and Amy Teerman Center Art Gallery ( Calvin Campus) for more info about Calvin’s art gallery

There are a slew of Holiday markets this time of year I garuntee if you buy a gift for a hard to shop for friend or family member at these sales, they are not going to already have one like it at home….

Starting on December 2 until the 3, Friday and Saturday the UICA is having their Annual Holiday Sale additionally Heartside Ministries will also be open for business….
Also this weekend the Vinecroft studios is having their artist Market and Sale… from 9 to 5 this studio space is so so so awesome they have like a full out kitchen in their space, and all of this printing equipment… I was so excited when I saw it the first time that I almost peed myself… seriously it is that cool…. Vinecroft Studios are located off of Alpine on 1614 Vinecroft NW and the address is actually in Walker…… if you are lost and looking for directions call (616) 785-3428

On Saturday December 3 Eastown is having their HollyDay walk all of the shops are opening their doors, they are also having a HollyDay Market Place with area artists in the East Building on Norwood And Santa will be hanging out at the Eastown Community association on Ethel behind Pita House
That night Decemnber 3, over in Creston at Quinn & Tuites you can catch Live Local Bands, this weekend they are featuring Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys, Moss, + TBA

The Neal Davis Gallery is looking for sculpture.. abstract, 2006-07 exhibitions, number of entries 3 per applicant, slides or photos of work+ resume, artist statement.
Neal Davis Gallery
314 W. Fourth st
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248 298-0326
Fax: 248 298-0513
Contact: Leslie Neal

Also I have visited the Ann Arbor Art center before and even though they have that pretty stereo typicall selly gallery up front they also have a fairly large space that they use for other shows and the show I saw there was not bad…
So they are looking for submissions until January 15, 2006

•Letter of interest indicating which program you feel your work is most appropriate for: Exhibition Galleries, Art Consulting, or Gallery Shop
•Images of work:
- CD-ROM preferred
- Jpeg images, 300 DPI, sized to no larger than 5 inches as longest dimension
- Include an index print with thumbnail images labeled with title, dimensions, medium, frame information and price for each piece
- Minimum 6 images / maximum 20
- Indicate the retail price of each piece, which includes a 50% commission
- Indicate whether or not the piece is framed, and what frame style is used
•Resume and Artist Statement
All submissions will become the property of the Ann Arbor Art Center and should be sent to:
Ann Arbor Art Center
Attn: Artists Submissions
117 West Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 994-8004
Fax: (734) 994-3610

The Word on The Street is stored slightly differently this week and I haven’t updated it from before now it is online at Or you can go to G-rad and then access it through projects…. And there is a great pic up too hopefully after the holiday’s we can get some more pictures…… AS Always you can post comments and all that good stuff so check out G-rad. 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 or
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