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By |2017-10-31T06:25:32-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|
Wellspring’s Alternative Dance Project presents Margie Gillis

KALAMAZOO – This year, Wellspring decided to celebrate its remarkable 25th anniversary by presenting just one truly incredible guest artist: internationally acclaimed solo dance artist Margie Gillis from Montreal, Canada.
Gillis will perform at the Wellspring Theater March 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m.
Gillis has extensively toured North and South America along with Europe, India and the Middle East. She has performed and choreographed over eighty solo dance works and has received rave reviews throughout the world for her innovative, dramatic and passionate work.
Not only will Gillis perform for the community, she will also engage in workshops with Education for the Arts and Western Michigan University dance students. In addition, Gillis, who is well know for her HIV/AIDS advocacy, will conduct a workshop entitled “From the Inside Out” for persons affected by HIV/AIDS in partnership with CARES of Southwest Michigan.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Community Box Office at 269-387-2300.
For more information on Wellspring, please visit

Vallimont brings photography to Ferndale

FERNDALE – Affirmations is hosting a reception on Friday March 18 for artist Melanie Cherie Vallimont at the Pittmann-Puckett Gallery.
Vallimont’s expressive works in photography speak to the passion, innocence and romance of human emotion. Drawing inspiration from her grandmother, an artist and painter, she strives to capture the beauty, vulnerability and strengths emanating from her subjects.
The public is invited to the reception from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday March 18 and to see the exhibit, which runs through April 29th.
The Pittmann-Puckett Art Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center, 195 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale.
For more information call Affirmations at 248-398-7105 or visit

Ars Nova presents second concert of the season

ROYAL OAK – On Sunday March 20 at 4 p.m., Ars Nova, under the direction of Dr. Craig Scott Symons, will present the second concert in its 15th Anniversary Season. The main work featured will be “Requiem” by Maurice Durufle, accompanied by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and organist Joseph Rush. Mezzo-soprano Elsie Inselman and baritone Paul Max Tipton will be the soloists. Also on the program will be works by Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, Poulenc and others.
The concert is being held at historic First United Methodist Church in downtown Royal Oak.
Tickets for this special performance will be $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens (over 55).
For more information, consult the Ars Nova website at or call the Ars Nova office at 248-414-7242.

Ann Arbor Art center presents ‘The Print’

ANN ARBOR – “The Print,” the Ann Arbor Art Center’s annual exhibition of Michigan printmakers, will open March 18 and run through April 16, with a reception and awards ceremony to be held on March 25.
The Print has attracted artists who are residents of Michigan since 1982, as an event that brings together emerging as well as established printmakers. The Print exhibition accepts experimental works as well as those using the time-honored traditions of printmaking. The variety of techniques used in the works in this show will document the state of Michigan printmaking for 2004.
This year’s juror is Sean Ulmer, curator of modern and contemporary art at the University Of Michigan Museum Of Art. Four cash awards will be given at the reception and awards ceremony on March 25, including the Janet Gallup Award for Best of Show.
For more information about “The Print: An Exhibition of Michigan Printmakers” or future shows at the Ann Arbor Art Center, please contact Amanda Krugliak at 734-994-800, ext. 104, visit the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 West Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor or view exhibitions at

Call for entries at Lawrence Street

FERNDALE – Lawrence Street Gallery is accepting entries for “Visions and Beyond ’05,” the ninth annual photographic competition and exhibit scheduled to run from April 5 to 30. The artists’ reception will be on April 8 from 5 to 9 p.m., with the awards presentation at 7 p.m.
The juror for this exhibit is Sandra Cardew, who received her M.F.A. from Wayne State University in 1992 after a long career in theater as a dancer and choreographer. She exhibits both locally and nationally.
Lawrence Street Gallery charges a nonrefundable entry fee of $20 for up to 2 entries, and a 30% commission on sales. All works must be for sale. Entries may be black and white, color, digital, or alternative processes. All forms of original photography will be accepted. All work must have been completed within the last three years and not previously shown at Lawrence Street Gallery. The exhibit is open to artists 18 years old and older. All work must be ready for hanging or display.
Drop off entries during gallery hours from Marc
Lawrence Street Gallery is located at 22620 Woodward Avenue, Suite A, in Ferndale.
For inquiries and to receive a complete prospectus please call the gallery at 248-544-0394 or visit

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