JANUARY 4, 2007

Hello Everyone!
Happy New Year! Wow the Holidays breezed by, and I am not sure that everyone has recuperated yet. Make sure in the New Year to let me know what is going on out and about so I can pass it on. My New Year’s resolution is always the same to be more ORGANIZED. I figure if I stick to the same resolution each year I will get better!

So In the Name of Organization and the quest to fight boredom as well as the increase of awareness of local activities and opportunities here is the
Word on the street for January 3rd 2007!


On Thursday the 4th, at Skelletones Check out Flatfoot 56, The Infected, and The Double Whammy. Doors at 7 but the show is 10$ so it must be good, cause normally it is less to get in the door ( at Skelletones when they charge more it usually means the show will be great)

This Friday check out Mezze for some great live entertainment, there will be Salsa Dancing with Cecilia Cofino and Sergio Kurquist as well as music by a dj and Dance instruction, there is a 7$ cover but it looks like a great time. Starts at 9Pm. Mezze is located next to San Chez on Fulton.

On Friday the 5th Check out Knowlyfe, ( highly recommended by the guys at Mourning Star Tattoo, Rise & Fight This Painted Red, Send the Dawn, With Broken Rank Doors at 6 PM $8 to get in! (Skelletones)

On Saturday the 6th There are three bands playing at the Breakroom over on Plainfield. Moto, Mercury Crash, and Surefire High are playing it is $5 to get in. The Breakroom is on the opposite side of the Street from Sazerac and just down form Graydon’s Crossing.

On Saturday the 6th Skelletones is hosting Clearly Blind, the Groodies, Kaline, this one is a CD release party.

If you are looking for a laugh or two check out Grad Rapids “River City Improv. On Sunday. They will be performing at the Wealthy Theater. Described as a “Whose Line is it anyway?-sort-of-show” the doors open at 6:30 Pm but the show begins at 7:30. Beware there is some audience participation, and admission is 7$.

On Monday night the UICA is hosing a discussion with Writer Director Matthew Waynee. There is a 7Pm screening of “unknown” so you can check out the movie and then talk to the Writer Director, as far as I can tell admission is included in the ticket price for the flick.

On Sunday check out Kamilla, this Storied Life, Ridgemoor, For $7!!!! Doors at 5 Pm

All City

In the News!
I thought this was so cool! The winner of the Fitted hat Competition at All City Kicks has the Avenue for the Arts Logo on it! So check out the pics of the hats, I was so excited to see that http://www.allcitykicks.net/06fitted/index.htm

Opportunities knock
Now is the time to start thinking about the next year goals ect all that good stuff, so I would recommend ( if you are into the whole arts thing) looking into a summer residency, it is a great way to get away, take a vacation, make some artwork and have the experience of a lifetime in a beautiful place, With that in mind over the next few months I will be including information about residency programs that you can apply for, I am sure that the same sorts of information will be used in each application so once you get all the stuff together for one, don’t ditch it, make copies and be ready to send it out to another place. I think it is time for us to start representing the GR art scene in different places, and this is a great way to do so. With that in mind apply for one or a few !

Residency at Hall Farm in Vermont this place looks freaking beautiful. There are more trees surrounding this place then I have seen since I was in Boyne. It looks stunning. The Date for applications is February 1st, the application looks simple, and I believe they accept digital photos as well as slides which is great. Hall Farm looks like it would be best for Writers, and 2-d Artists, they don’t seem to have the facilities for large sculpture or Kilns. The app is on the website. http://hallfarm.org/

if you are looking to get some out of state recognition check out this link, there is a show called “Small Works” is it a Juried Exhibition, it is open nationally, and the work cannot be more then 22” in the largest dimension, including the frame. You submit digital images only and the Curator is Greg Knight, an “internationally recognized Curator, Deputy Commissioner/Visual Arts, Chicago Cultural Center, I have never heard of the guy….. anyhow the Exhibition is March and April. But the submissions are due… soon. So http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/page.cfm?p=1867. or with questions contact: smallworks@harpercollege.edu

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to all of the great things happening this year! If you know of an up coming event let me know, send me a letter OR 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….
Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom….

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