This week is like many, jam packed full of events but there is one in particular that I wanted to personally invite you to. This Friday the Live work spaces on South Division will be holding their reworking Division Event. Please stop in for New artwork by a variety of artists, a great atmosphere, Food, and of course libations. I hope to see you there a more comprehensive run down is included in the body of this weeks
Word on the street for October 11th, 2006
Thursday night the Progressive Women’s Alliance is hosing a Newcomers House party. It will be held at 1862 Sherman SE East Grand Rapids from 6:30 to 8:00, food and drink, of course it is free, this is a change to check out the PWA and find out what these vivacious politically engaged ladies are all about. FREE!
Thursday night at the DAAC soon to be a local legend, back from playing a show in Boston, “Chance Jones,” will be playing along with “Grand Children” your Black Star” and “You me and the Angry Sea”. If you have not heard the new Chance jones album now is your “chance” ( Puns! I love them)
Thursday nigh the GVSU Art and Design Department is having a bid old event with Douglas Rushkoff as the guest speaker, his resume includes media theorist best selling author, PBS Frontline Correspondent, and professor at NYU he is talking abut persuasive marketing in culture. Pretty intense stuff. But the lecture in Louis Armstrong theater, for those of you who don’t know that is in the performing arts center on GVSU’s Allendale Campus. You can park in Lots H or K of the Campus and the event is free.
This Friday! 120, 106, 139 South Division “Re-working division” of course there will be a whole bunch of cool artwork, of Course there will be camaraderie, and entertainment! wine and food! This is another great chance to see the Live/work spaces. Friday night come around 7:30 to hit prime time. I am super excited about the work in FWD>> Space, of course Aneka’s Paintings are amazing and Cabildo is perfect for chilling out to or busting a move. All of it will be great and I can hardly wait to check it out.
With New work From:
Art Vark Gallery featuring Drawings from an Ox bow Sabbatical by Aj Paska,
Fwd>> Space will be showing “The Abstraction of Sport” by Nick Stockton and Ryan Kortman,
221 Space will have New Figurative paintings by Aneka Vanderhill,
225 Space New Paintings by Bill Taylor,
Mexicains Sans Forntieres will be showcasing live music from Cabildo and friends will be playing and a sneak preview of 10 new paintings by Hugo Claudin
Imagination Creations will have open hours.
106 Building will feature
Space 313 Collages made at the collaborative Collage Party
214 Sculpture, fashions, jewelry, and some previously unseen sketches By Brandy Krause and Fay Nielsen
213 Works by Eugene Dening, Erin Bryant and Emily Martin.
In the Capsule Space, furniture by Cameron Van Dyke Drawings and paintings by Kris Jones, Stephanie McKeller and Jim Fissel
And more! FREE!
The Conference of the Americas is back, I have been getting stuff in the mail about this since JULY, it is actually going to happen Friday night at the Wealthy theater, there will be Caribbean Music, it is a reception for the speakers, and performers of the Americans Conference and it begins at 4:00 pm- if you want to find out more details about the whole enchilada, check out: www.gvsu.edu/las/ FREE!
This Saturday the 14th there is an “Egghead Walking Tour of Heritage Hill” with DR. Matthew Daley. I think this would be so fun cause I love this sort of thing, It kicks off at the Wealthy Street bakery at 1PM. It is free to GVSU students, Faculty and Staff but I think if you just showed up you might be able to “blend”. The tour will look at a portion of the heritage hill one of the largest urban historic districts in the US. It sounds like they are going to talk about the architectural styles and a bit of history. I am so down. If it is nice I will see you there!
Saturday the 14th1 Chugger is playing at the Rocker, if you want to buy tickets in advance stop by Shannon Graphics located in the 100 block of south Division and ask for Jeremy. He also has some pretty cool t-shirts that say Chugger on them, because he is in the band….. Anyhow, the Rocker is out on Plainfield and it is Ahem, ta-dah! A bowling alley…. I love it when there is great live music at a bowling alley.
This weekend Midwest What is showing at the UICA on Saturday night as part of their Antix Media’s Film release. And because we all love a good event there is a rock concert reception being thrown by 280 Studios, Dyce productions and PureGR.Com. Tickets are $10 at the door doors are 7:30. Oh did I mention that the movie is about Snowboarding in the Midwest…?
Saturday night Next door to Wealthy theater there is an international Folk dancing Class. I had someone tell me that she went to this event because she is does Folk dancing from I believe Guatemala, she said it was fun, and she learned some new dances form other areas. SO! If you are interested in International Folk dancing at the Wealthy Campus Studio A (1110 wealthy SE) there is a class, it is Five dollars, and starts at 7Pm Children come free with an adult.
Sunday the 15th the DAAC will be hosting “Glass and Ashes,” “North Lincoln,” “the Fucking Wrath”, and “The Family Line.” I really like the name the Family Line. It is great. It is one of those names that is multi contextual. Good, very good. Anyhow the show starts around 8:30
So here is some information about an upcoming Holiday Artists Market with a great name “Handmade parade” Will be taking place at the Grandville Avenue Academy for the Arts on Saturday November 11th from 10 until 4 pm the space is limited and they are looking ro unique and unconventional completely handmade work. The reservation deadline is October 31st and if you want more information you can email Lisa Price (printmaker extraordinaire) at email@example.com it is $25 and includes 1 table and 1 chair.
Now The Dick and Jenn Video Contest is still out to hear your opinion on the 2006 Gubernatorial election. If you have watched the debates you have to think something about this election. If you would like to submit a 30-60 second video about the governors race please contact Nmabie2@hotmail.com
Ok I thought this was so cool I would love to have someone from Grand Rapids win this. Rome Prize competition, here is the actual description in full force so you can be amazed. The Deadline in November 1st.
The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to 30 fellowships for periods ranging from 6 months to 2 years. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a studio or study, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $11,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $22,000.
Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: Architecture; Design; Historic Preservation and Conservation; Landscape Architecture; Literature; Musical Composition; Visual Arts; Ancient Studies; Medieval Studies; Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; and Modern Italian Studies.
For further information or to download guidelines and application, visit the Academy’s website
American Academy in Rome
7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
Phone: 212-751-7200, ext. 47
The feedback from last weekend was that the Heritage hill home tour was great, the weather was divine. And PULASKI days was a success, I of course had decided to redub it POLASKI days. ( my spelling is a disaster I apologize for all an nay spelling errors)
That is it I have to be done! Who knows what I have missed? If you know of an up coming event let me know, send me a letter OR 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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