JANUARY 11, 2007

Hello Everyone.
There are so many opportunities that they have been piling up so be sure to read the bottom of Word for all sorts of goodies. (Opportunities, Apartments and Jobs!!!) Hope to see you all out and about this weekend.

Here is the Word on the Street for January 10th 2007!

This week at the UICA catch a flick there are two running, Tideland which was created by the Director of Brazil and 12 monkeys, Tideland does not look as sci-fi but crazy never-the-less. It is showing tonight (Wednesday) at 5 and 6Pm and then on Thursday at 5 and 9 Pm. For more info check out www.uica.org

Also on Wednesday at 7:00 pm the Winter Farmers Market and Film Series continues at the Wealthy Theater with “In our Children’s food,” a PBS scoop on pesticide, and then “What will we Eat: the search for Healthy Local Food” it is $5 to get in and includes both flicks.


On Thursday night if you are looking for a movie check out Unknown it is playing at the UICA (41 Sheldon BLVD) at 7:00pm.

Thursday! Avenue for the Arts furniture designer spectacular Cameron Van Dyke is having an opening reception at the Forest Hills Fine Art Center on January the 11th from 6-7:30. His furniture is super cool and it includes over 25 pieces. Your best bet on finding the place is to Google it for directions or check out their webpage at http://www.fhfineartscenter.com/ArtsEducation.html

Also on the 11th (Thursday) The Cascade Gallery is showing the work of Dr. Gregory Lawton whose photos are based on Jazz lyrics and figments of poetry. It is fitting that there will be live entertainment with Ginny Dosseau and the Dave Collee Quartet. Notable because the artist proceeds will be donated to the Child and Family Resource Council, which is very gracious indeed. The show opens this Thursday from 6-9Pm and the Cascade Gallery is located at 2840 Thornapple River Drive. SE for more information 616 949-4056.


This week Lafontsee Gallery is having an Opening with some great Artists, Michael Alderson, Saul Grey Hildenbrand, Shelly Klein and George Peterson will all be on display. I know and love the work of Michael, Saul and Shelly, all are figurative artists and all interpret the language of form fairly well. (Saul is featured in On the Town this month) Also I have to note that if you have not seen Lafontsee Galleries yet you have to go. It is known as one of the best commercial galleries in town representing a slew of local artists. They have an excellent framing department, gift area, and great staff. The show opens this Friday from 5 to 8:30 pm. See you there.

This Friday night at the DAAC there are some local and non local bands playing “Terminal Youth” from Boston, “No Slogan” is from Chicago, “This Means War” and “xtra Vomit” are both form West Michigan. The show starts at 8:00 pm and the DAAC is still located at 115 S. Division.

If you are looking to get rowdy this weekend Friday is your night and Chugger is the band for you. Chugger will be playing with Necrophilicons, the Envy League, Broken Red Rocket and Going in Circles at the Rocker, 3700 Plainfield Ave. NE Grand Rapids Mi. the Show starts at 9 and tickets are $6-$8.

I thought this looked pretty cool. On Saturday afternoon you can stop by the Grand Rapids Library (Seymour Branch, at 2350 Eastern Ave.) at 4Pm and participate in “Zap Zow Bang: a Comic Book Workshop” with artists Jerry DeCaire. It is free for all ages (10 and up) and if you would like more information 988-5413 Bring your own paper and pencil.

For a five band line up for just 5$ Skelletones is the place to be on Saturday with “the Satire”, “Desiring Dead Flesh”,” National Cadaver”, “Hit & Run” and ” the Legendary Coal Black Horse” doors at 6 PM!.

This Saturday check out the work of Michael Breakiron at Ratio 2:1. the opening “Outdoor Exposure” lasts from 5-9Pm and is located on block south of Cherry on the corner of Williams and S. Division in the Kelsey building, 14 Williams, Suite 221. Weekend parking is free and I have to mention that there is one painting that is horizontal with all of these twigs and branches and it is really great. For more information or directions call 560-0187.

Or you could swing by Shannon Graphics located at 131 S. Division for Freve 13 they are going to have Art, and Live Music. The show is open from 7 until 10 PM on Saturday.

On Saturday night you can always catch a bit of Belly Dancing down at Mezze. The show starts at 9:00Pm and the cover is only 5$ the drinks are nice and fancy and it is a great place for dessert.

Or if you are looking for something more musically inclined, on Saturday night at the DAAC “Dirty on Purpose” is playing with “the Mighty Narwhale” the pic. On the website is great guessing it starts between 8 and 9 come early and check out Vertigo’s sale on Electronic Music.


Artist’s residency: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, in the hopes that your work will be enhanced and influenced by the scenery. The residency is located by my favorite beach in all of Michigan (North Bar) and is right by Empire which is a small northern Michigan town. There are two 3 week time blocks available and stretch from September 9th-the 29th, and October 7th thru the 27th. you are asked to donate a piece of work produced though the residency. They will be displayed in the park or shared with the public. The process is jury selection, and you can apply by submitting an application no later then April 15, 2007 For more information Call, 231-326-5134 or check out http://www.nps.gov/slbe/parkmgmt/artistinresidence.htm

Make an impact in 5 minutes. This opportunity was passed on by way of Matt P. and Paul W. there is an open call to send ideas about art worlds and how they differ from the dominate ones today. So what does that mean?? That there is a gallery in Philly hosing a show investigating the “network of people involved in art and the systems they use to support their practice” and that “the Artworld” is much more expansive then the singular use generally inferred by its use. So they need you to send (so easy) a word, sentence, or sketch that gives an example of existing or possible artworld. They are taking the ideas and making them into posters (11X17) but they also need the ideas by January 12th, so just drop a line or two or three to projects@basekamp.com >> and check out www.PlausibleArtworlds.org If you are stumped check out this website for some inspiration about what the “artworld can be” http://www.artistcommunities.org/index.html

Looking for submissions, The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is hosting the 26th annual Michigan Fine arts Competition (march until April) and they are looking for applicants The applications are juried and you can download their prospectus ( under exhibitions) at www.BBArtCenter.org. For more information contact Chelsea Romero Phone: 248.644.0866 x103

If you are interested in showing off your woodworking skills check out the competition at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. The organizer Dave Gendler is looking for artists to create woodwork out of locally salvaged timber, is you are interested you can submit photos by January 13th There are entry forms at www.semircd.org/ash/news/news.php or contact Dave at michiganwoodart@gtlakes.com for more information.

Job!!! The Soo Theater Project ( as in Sault Saint Marie, I don’t understand the name but I have never been there) is in need of an Exective Director to grow their nonprofit. I think it could be a huge amazing step for anyone interested in Theater and moving upstate. The theater needs to be renovated, the project is just starting, it looks to be an amazing opportunity. They are looking to find someone soon and the Deadline for applications is January 15th, so submit letter of application, resume and other information to the
Soo Theatre Project, Inc.
543 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Email: sootheatre@lighthouse.net

Volunteer! If you are looking for a good way to raise your Karma up or just do something good in the community, “Project Homeless Connect” might be just the opportunity you have been looking for. Created by The Coalition to End Homelessness, there will be an event held at the Van Andel area on January 25th which will help to identify homeless persons and connect them with information about housing, and provide immediate services such as health Screening/care, public services, legal services, benefit assistance, employment opportunities personal care services and food. So if you are interested in volunteering you need to register to volunteer online at www.grahcoc.org. or for more information contact victoriasluga@yahoo.com.

Apartment! I got an email with an apartment (but it might be the whole house) for rent up on Coit Street. The owners seem nice enough and the apartment is 2 bedroom, 1 bath, all the generals, there is off street parking, pets welcome and my favorite part is there is solar heat and energy efficient wall units (so cool!) Only $500 a month. The landlords are Steve and Nora and their number is 456-0485 I don’t know them so it is not a personal recommendation, I am simply spreading the word…

For everyone in school welcome to a new semester make sure to keep us all informed as to cool happenings around campus, I have already had one class and I have to more “first classes to go to!!!” Oh the Excitement.

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.. 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….
Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom….

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