Ok, so this week is short and simple, there is a whole bunch going on next weekend and this weekend is a bit lower key but there are fun things to do. See you out and about. Shop Local!
Here is word on the Street for January 24, 2007
Friday night!!! At Jukes check out Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys are playing at Jukes on Friday starts at 9:3 and the show is free! Jukes is located over on Leonard by Neon Americana.
On Friday the 26th you can catch the “Vigilantes” (good band) along with “Kentucky Nighmare” “Prizzy Prizzy Please” and “One Man’s Army” at Skelletones doors at 7
If you just want to rack up you intellectual art points this weekend check out the shows opening at the UICA! On Friday night from 6-9 you can see the Drawing No Conclusions show, there is an artists reception and the Juror will present show awards. There are 3 other shows in the gallery opening on Friday night. work by artist Deborah Koenker, (whose work is in Race Street), Alison Louma (a former GVSU Grad! In the front street gallery,) and Martijan can Wagtendonk whose show sounds pretty cool cause they are mechanical birds. Two ideas I like to see integrations of.
After you check out the UICA show, or before you can amble around the corner of Sheldon and Oakes to 106 S. Division, the Calvin College space on the ground floor is having a show of interim class projects ( I think interim is such a cool idea!) they have prints and fiber pieces and a Site specific instillation by Lee Running (Iowa) Show opens at 6 and of course it is free.
This Saturday night at Founders you can drink be merry and check out three Crazy bands. Love Fossil is having a CD release party, and they will be playing with Moto, and the Total Blam Blams. I am acquainted with all three bands this is very much a rock show. Doors at 8, music at 9.
On Saturday the 27th David Molinari and the band are playing at the One Trick Pony. It is a release party for “whispering to a Crowd” and this show starts at 8PM. Pay special attention, local designer Tim Gunnett created the cover art for the CD and the poster.
Help the DAAC is sinking…. The DAAC is a great place it allows local bands a chance to put on shows, beginning artists a chance to show their work, and everything is funded by the cost of admissions to shows and the work of members. Unfortunately the DAAC is a bit behind financially and needs to catch up so this Saturday the 27th at 8Pm there is a benefit show, you can check out “la Dispute” “Ivan” “Today I Wait” and “Affect Effect.” 6$ gets you in and saves the DAAC! Thank you to all of these great bands for donating their time and energy and amazing talents!
On the 27th Skelletones is hosting “Death or Glory” “the Abdicated” and “the Offbeats” 7pm doors open.
If you are looking for something a little different to do on Saturday you are invited to Katy, Ryan and Joe to a Wine and Cheese Social. They have been raising funds to buy the wine and cheese, and invite you to have a great time and hopefully meet some new people. The “Wine and Cheese, Meet and Greet” Takes Place on Saturday at 8:30 PM at 714 Cherry Apt. 2.
Sunday night you can check out something a little more, well, FUNNY. There is an Improv. Show with Notable Sawyer at 470 Market in Sean Kinney’s space, which I hear is really cool with Stadium Style Seats. the show starts at 5PM there will also be Stand up by EJ. And it is free.
Last but totally spectacular there is a speaker at Fountain Street Church on Monday at 5PM named Wangari Maathai. She will be speaking on the effects of Women, local Action and Global Impact: the Green Belt Movement in Africa. She sounds amazing, through working with women’s groups she has encouraged and helped support the planting of over 20 Million trees in Africa. (I can’t even imagine how many that is) yeah she is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, along with the fact that this thing is free and opne to the public. I think it sounds amazing, I am going to try and go. http://www.wmwsc.org/
The CMC is hosting the Smart Festival (student media art) which is open to student international student filmmakers in a variety of categories to find out more about the rules regulations or to check out their cool website check out http://www.smart.grcmc.org/
The 34th Annual Festival of “Spiritual arts” hosted by the First Methodist Church in Gr is issuing a call for entries, the show is juried by an artist our of Chicago, Tim Lowly. It is open to a verity of material, and there is a $10 entry fee per piece, limit 2. of course following the name of the show works should have a religious or spiritual quality, it has to be the original piece. Drop off is Friday and Saturday from 10-4 Pm, the church is located at 227 East Fulton Street. 616 451 2879 ext 108 or check out the website. www.grandrapidsfumc.org/celebration.htm.
Also there is a call for submission for the “Jewelry + Objects: MSG 2007” members exhibition.” It sounds like you might have to be a member and then it sounds like they might just be sponsoring the exhibition. Anyhow I guess for more information call William Fitzpatrick because there isn’t even a location listed, ph. 313 443 1576 or check out the website.http://misilversmith.org
A Show opportunity in Rochester Park. Well this one is pretty far out, time wise that is. The Art & Apples Festival is a juried (outdoor?)… not sure if it is outdoor) Fine art and craft show. They accept over 265 exhibitors and Rochester has the $$$ so I am sure it would be a good show to be apart of however applications are due February 2nd and there is a fee of $25 there is a booth fee of $375 (wow) for more information check out their website at located in Downtown Rochester.www.artandapplesfestival.com or call 248-651-7418.
Get Away! Residency!
Once a gain here are two great opportunities to do an artists residency as part of the national park system. Mammoth Cave ( I went there 2 years ago pretty crazy you can go way, way down into the ground.) is looking for artists and their application deadline is three months prior to requested residency and they have year round residencies, of course they suggest spring and fall. But they also offer residencies from 2-4 weeks. I thought this one was good because it is drivable, no need to buy a plane ticket. For more information call Maryanne Davis at 1270 785 2554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The other residency is at the Hot springs in Arkansas. Again open to a variety of artists, the application deadline is February 1st, and they have 2-4 week residencies. You can get more information form Jeff Heitzman at 501 620 6707 or email at HOSP_Interpretation@nps.gov
I guess this part is last if you are looking to donate to a good cause the Leukemia and Lymphoma team is beginning to train, If you haven’t ever had a friend who has done this before, they train, then they run a Marathon ( crazy) and you pledge money to them. The money goes to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. I think this stuff is nuts, because running a marathon seems miserable, and the fact that people do it voluntarily, and to raise money and awareness is great. So if you are interested in donating or finding out more about it get a hold of Beth at: email@example.com
That’s about all. I am looking forward to next weekend there are some pretty cool shows coming up drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.. Don the III this is the part we were talking about ! this is the link! Check out G-rad…. Check out the Forum!!!! If you want to see or read word with pictures or post comments, check it out 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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