UHhhh keeping it kinda short this week cause there is too much to do…… Hope you are all enjoying the 30 second spots of color and sun, Hope to see you out on the street tonight, and make sure you put the first street Market into your calendar, and if you are a vendor sign up now to reserve as space!!!!
Third Thursday Gallery Hop is happening on Thursday May 18, come and check out what is happening on the Avenue for the Arts….
Lisa Price is opening a new show at the DAAC and the Work is Hilarious, her work is satirical and funny… she uses 50’s images and mag. advertisements to create commentary on current sociopolitical situations, all the time keeping it pretty personal and not getting too nostalgic…
Calvin’s Arts space is showing the work of Kasaian Dane’s painting class, so the work is varied.
There is a Great show at Nick Stockton’s space fwd. I mentioned it last week but the show is Cat’s work and it is really quite beautiful, Cat lost her mom over a year ago and this work is a rather breath taking exploration of loss.
And of course many of our gallery spaces such as Sactuary, Capsule, and Studio 71 South will be open.
On Friday night May 19, WYCE is holding a benefit concert sponsored by Vertigo Records
The show is going to be at the Intersection in the front lounge… Which I have to say, the front lounge is abit more relaxed and even dare I say it, more enjoyable then the back. Tickets are 7$ and the show starts at 8pm. I haven’t ever heard of Jon Auer, however I am told he has been in the Bands the posies, Big Star, and is doing some solo stuff… I am sure if you check out WYCE this week you will be able to catch a song or two.
On Friday May 19th check out salsa dancing and a live Cuban guitar/ DJ at Mezze. The show is 21+ cause it is a drinking appropriate event.
The Entries for the Governors residence are due Friday by 5 PM you can find out more information on the UICA website…. This is more of a reminder notice… you may have to scramble a bit if you haven’t already started.
I was checking out the Movies on the UICA because the weather had been so blah lately I waz thinking about catching a flick…. And the one that caught my eye was LONESOME JIM… it is directed by Steve Buscemi, starts Casey Affleck and Liv Tyler… and it kinda looks good….. but then the review from Rolling Stone mentions depressing. So maybe the kid dies at the end??? ( this is just speculation) anyhow, if you are interested in checking it out there are show times, Friday at 2:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 10:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM
Sunday May 21st there is a show at the DAAC with Cordova, Sadaharu, and Diggerthe show starts at 8:30
Monday May 22nd there is a show at the DAAC that I know absolutely nothing about GRHHC live from the 616
The Who’s What?
Theresa Z. was one of 13 artists invited to be in the Urban show at Metrospace in East Lansing, so there is an Art festival this weekend that is a complement to the Urban show and she mentioned that it might be pretty interesting so here is the link if you want to check it out.
http://www.elartfest.com/ The Urban Show itself is opening this wee on Friday May 19th from 6-10 and the gallery location is 303 Abbott Roas at the Albert Street Interesction…. Ummmm…. Google map it????
Jesse Hora is up to his old tricks again… being a designer, hipster, event creator whatever, this summer I think he is also taking on the role of intern in some exotic place… maybe Chicago??? But he does have a new website… call it all about Jesse.. In a good way….
Check it out at http://www.jessehora.com
Tiger Passion is looking for a drummer, and since their last guy, described as fabulous, will be leaving some pretty big shoes to fill they are interested in talking to, drummers who, think they may be interested in committing to a rad band. So if you are interested and looking to flex your drum muscle, get a hold of Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
More vendors needed for the Avenue For the Arts Market, First event June 10th!!!!! Fir a vendor packet or more information email email@example.com
A new store is moving into Eastown called the Green Heiress and it is going to be opening June 10th… and they are looking for more artists to carry, so if your work is Fairly Traded, Eco Friendly, so it uses recycled or organic they are especially looking for fashion or accessories, However!!!! They are also looking for work on their walls So if you are into it then get into contact with Dorothy Corcoran At 1-800-green-51 or 616-682-0659 to set up an appointment.
Oh and I got another new email address…. Humm a girl’s got to have what a girl has got to have… Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.. Also of course WOTS is online at http://www.g-rad.org/projects/wordonthestreet/ or you can go to G-rad http://www.g-rad.org/ and then access it through projects….
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