I don’t know is this a Holiday weekend or not? I am not sure if it counts… well anyhow if you are around or not here is the list of what is coming up this week/ end
This is Word on the Street for June 28, 2006
It is so Crazy ! incase you hadn’t noticed there are like a ton of fabrics fanatics running around the city this week, there are fibers and weaving shows everywhere and some of the stuff is so freaking cool, so I wanted to at least give a short overview of what is going on, cause if you are into this at all it would be a shame to miss it.
There is work in a ton of galleries across the city for this show the following is just a list of some of my favorites, but if you visit any of the locations there are complete listings on site ( this thing is huge!)
Calvin College Center Gallery 106 south Division, “ I felt Like it” works by Mary Burks, open June 26-30the from 9 until 5 pm/ Destination 1111 Godfrey and Hall is hosting the Michigan League of Hand Weavers, Cranbrook Academy of Arts Fibers Departments, Andrea Anderson, and The Founders show, they will be open Monday- Saturday 10-4,/Imagerie Gallery, “A Sense of Place” open form Tues-Fri, 8-6 and on and on and on there are 23 Gallery Spaces Participating, and just a ton of stuff. It is pretty cool, and of course there are vendor booths and seminars galore at the convention center, so that should be interesting also, I think I am going to check that our on Thursday.
If all of this craftsey stuff has got you itching to make something, you are invited to a Stitch and Bitch circle at Stephgreg’s apartment on Wednesday night at 7:30 they are gonna be sewing, and crocheting and Knitting their little hearts out, so bring your supplies and make some stuff. 106 S. Division Apartment 313 buzz to be let in.
Thursday night the Portable cinema is back!!! The excitement, the great outdoors, the fresh air, the cool movies,
Anyhow the movie is Masculin Feminin, George described this movie as one that “basically reaffirms - and yet somehow redefines - everything that i think and know and think that i know about France in the 1960s” So! it will be shown Thursday June 29th at 6th street Park across from Founders, and will start at 10ish cause we gotta wait for the sun to go down quite a bit, duskish. This event is Good for romantics, Movie lovers, urban outdoorists, people who are looking for a cool FREE event on a Thursday night.
Thursday night is movie night at 7pm there is a showing of An Inconvenient Truth at studio 28th followed by a panel discussion based on the highly charged content of the flick, which is a global warming sign post. The cast of crew for the panel discussion is pretty interesting and includes everyone from the Mayor to Global sustainability experts, a religion’s professor and of course, a scientist. The panel discussion is after the movie and there will also be info booths offering resources “related to the global climate”…
The Red Thread Project needs like 500 Volunteers for is performance. The deal is you show up at Rosa Parks this Friday at 7:00 Pm and then get to wear a hat connected to other hats that are over a Half a mile long… I am so going to this, cause you will literally be connected to like hundreds of other people. The picture possibilities are endless. If you want more info before the event get ahold of art works at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 454.7000 x29
On Friday June 30 there are three bands at the DAAC, the New Midwest, Steve Deruiter, and PP-BO, I can only guess what pp-BO are going to smell like, ( I am sure they get that all the time!
On Saturday July 1 there are 3 rock out bands at the DAAC, including Voltage, Man at Arms ( which you have to see, Ted is an amazing crazy looking Drummer and Eric rips it up) and then Hombrinus Dudes, which is the kind of band that seems like they might play so hard they puke. They are kicking off around 830, Pm.
Sunday July 2nd Cynthia Mckean form Saugatuck is having a Champagne Reception at the Button Gallery located at 161 Blue Star Highway it runs from 1-5 so a bit of bubbly in the afternoon anyone???? Why am I mentioning something in Saugatuck? Because Cynthia is the artist who has been selected to create the Tree Guards for the Avenue for the Arts, so I believe if you want a sneak peak of her work, or want to check out more of her work this should be a great opportunity to do so. And she is really, really nice.
Derrick and Herm are looking for Hip- Hop influenced art to hang in Vertigo through the summer, it is a complement to their Dj appreciation nights on Thursday, and a general homage to hip hop lovers. So the work can be for sale, and the space is huge so you could go pretty big on it. Get ahold of derrick at 616.454.4723 email@example.com
There is still time to sign up for the Artists business classes which will start next week, for more information email me and I will send it your way.
There are some cool summer classes thought he Laura Armenta Dance studio over on Wealthy so I thought I would give you a run down in case you are interested in busting your groove thing….Pre registration is Due ASAP and classes range form $20-25$ so here are several to choose from, American Tango, the class is Saturday July 15th from 34:30 and reg. is July 1st/ Living a balanced Life Wed. July 19th 630-730 reg by July 5th,/ Ballet for Belly Dancing With Laura Armenta, Saturday July 22nd, 12-130, reg by the 8th/ and finally Belly Dance Improve Saturday July 22nd from 2-3:30 reg by July 8th, for more info check out the website http://www.lauraarmenta.com/
Put it on the calendar.
On July 8th there are big happenings on South Division Avenue, The second street Market along with a Live/work Space opening, Working Division, which will include 19 of the live/ work spaces and special guests
Both events are in the 100 Block of South Division and feature art, music and a great festive atmosphere.
Check out…. Sandi Gunnett’s Blogspot, http://sandig.blogspot.com/ this page is an interesting mix of urban and floral, domestic and grungy, there are some great pics from around town including the Israel’s Other store warehouse, and S. Division….
Did I miss something???? Well if you know about it and I don’t it is because you forgot to tell me! 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….
I wanted to thank everyone who made my birthday super awesome, especially Nathan, cause he is so great. Thanks to everyone who humored me by coming over twice!
Thanks for reading to the bottom! jenn