JUNE 8, 2006

Ok time to get this done and out. The weather is fabulous, it is hot and lovely. Summer is an amazing time to get out and check things out… if you were able to check out the Telephone opening last weekend thanks for stopping by, and thanks to everyone who worked to hard to put it on. So with that said lets get down to business
Here is the word on the street for June 6, 2006

They are giving tours of the Otterness Sculptures and one of our own, Theresa Z. is one of the guides, if you are interested in checking out her tour skills she is responsible for Tours on Tuesday at 12:30 (PM) and Saturday at 11 ( AM) they start at the Big Big penny and head towards Gulliver who is strapped down in Veteran’s park. If you have more questions about going on a tour drop her an email at inexactogeek@yahoo.com

Starting Friday night is the Parade of Downtown living tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any of the participating locations. I do have to warn you, a bunch of the stops aren’t built yet…. So it isn’t exactly like the parade of Homes, However, it is sweet to see all of the development going down in GR and the ones that are up and running or have models are SWEET. Some of the live work spaces are participating, so you can swing by and check those out.

This weekend Saugatuck is hosting the Waterfront film festival, independent movies, stars, red carpets, champagne, sleek elegant clothing….. well at least the independent movies…. It is quite a bit of loot $60 but you get in for the whole day, or be picky for $8-$10 The event starts early Saturday at 9:30 and runs until 12:30 Am…

Michelle Froh has an art opening at the DAAC this Friday night, she has new work and one of the pieces is pretty funny, who knew silhouettes could be humorous. The opsning starts at 4:00 Pm and is followed by Harley Poe and a few other bands so stop by and check all that out. Meesch’s opening is free and the Poe show is $5

This Saturday starting at 5 PM….In case you haven’t heard… and since you are on my email list you probably have, This weekend begins the first Avenue for the Arts Street Market! The event is revamp and it is a little rock and roll and a little DIY and ART,ART,ART! If seeing S. Division bustling full or vendors and musicians isn’t cool enough all of the businesses are going to stay open late and several are offering special discounts and deals. So the action is centered in the 100 Block, there is parking on the corner of Cherry and Division, over on Commerce, and Division is accessible by a flight of steps leading down from Sheldon. I am looking forward to seeing Chance Jones play some music, and meeting all of the new Vendors. The heads up is, we are still under a bit of construction, SO we are going to rock it out anyhow, and the street will for sure be done for the event on July 8th. I also look forward to seeing you there, stop by the Avenue for the Arts Booth and say hello. Just incase you need a map to the event it is now on our website at http://www.aveartsmarket.com, and if you really want to geek out the support we are now on My space, so now you can be our friend… we a still working on maxing out the page but it is getting better. http://www.myspace.com/avenuefortheartsmarket

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Afterwards stick around an see a show at the DAAC, Coin, Clear Days always, Hot tapes for teens, and the Plurals are playing.

Also I wanted to put out some new opportunities, ( in case you are wondering many of these come from MCACA, but I pick out the interesting ones)

The spirit of Detroit Music Festival is looking for artists to vend, it is only $100.00 but it is a 3 day deal… does that mean you get to check out the music for free??? If you want to find out more about either vending or attending myinfo@spiritofdetroitmusicfestival.com. or www.spiritofdetroitmusicfestival.com the due day is sooner then later ( June 14th ) so get up on it.

Also there is a package deal in Midland… I believe A. Buller may be from Midland… but although a great package, I am not going to write about her… ( that was so lame but I couldn’t help myself) ANYHOW….
There is a call for enttires to the 46th Annual Grater Michigan Art exhibition heals at the Alden B. Dow Museum, and it is juried so ther is a $25.oo fee, and they have to be made in the past three years. So contact info is Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art Phone: 989-631-5930 and www.mcfta.org

While there you can apply for a job as a public relations pr Tech manager for the Midland center for the Arts. It says the Salaries are competitive and the Benefits are good… so contact Tina Siegmund. Music Society Midland Center for the Arts 989-631-5930 ext. 1601 ramaker@mcfta.org

The UICA is looking for performance artists… I heard somewhere that the x-performance group and Butoh are kinda out and have started their own space ( 40 Market) which is great for them, but has left a bit of a void at the UICA so if you are interested in being a performance artist at the UICA, check it out online at http://www.uica.org/applyPerformanceArts.html

Last they are taking nominations for the 2006 Governor’s Awards for Arts & Culture… I would like to nominate someone from GR, the Deadline for Submission is Friday June 30, 2006, and I am open to suggestions, I think it would be pretty interesting to get some underground people into the light and receive a little recognition, I think we should nominate George and Ben of G-Rad. For their “attention on the excellence and achievements of Michigan's cultural sector.. “ Anyone have any stirring G-rad stories???

Email email email…. I love email. So Drop me an email at wordonthestreetgr@hotmail.com, ioniastreetmarket@hotmail.com, or jennschaub@hotmail.com.. 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….

I hope to see you at the Market!!! thanks for reading to the bottom, have a great holiday weekend…

Posted by jenn at 3:59 PM.

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