Tony Award winner Savion Glover returns to The Whiting
FLINT – Tony Award winner Savion Glover will electrify The Whiting stage in an exhilarating new series of rhythmic performances Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
Renowned for his brilliant improvisation and heart stopping choreography that melds breathtaking tap with the sounds of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, rock and funk, this tap impresario will perform various improvised musical numbers with his four-piece jazz band, as well as selections from his hit show, “Improvography,” which will be performed with members of his dance troupe Ti Dii. “Improvography” made its debut in December 2003 for an unprecedented sold-out three week run at New York’s Joyce Theater.
Ticket prices range from $24 to $41. To charge by phone, call 810-237-7333.
Cranbrook Academy of Art presents 2005 Graduate Degree Exhibition
BLOOMFIELD HILLS – Cranbrook Academy of Art is a “living studio of artistic invention” as envisioned by its founder, philanthropist George Booth. From April 23 through May 13, seventy second-year graduate degree candidates present their thesis work in the annual Graduate Degree Exhibition. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated color catalogue designed and produced by the students featuring all of the graduates of the Academy.
Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum are located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills. General admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors, teens and full-time students with ID; children 12 and under are admitted free with adult admission.
For more information, please call 1-877-462-7262 or visit www.CRANBROOKART.EDU.
Art Center announces spring class registration and Early Bird Special
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Art Center is offering a number of new and non-traditional art classes for its spring session, which begins April 18. Registration is currently in progress for youth, teen and adult classes. New for spring 2005, the Art Center is offering an Early Bird Special, which allows participants who register before April 15 to receive a $10 discount on classes.
Adult classes include Basic/ Continuing Ceramics, Tilemaking, Glaze Formulation, Figure Sculpture, Basic/Continuing Jewelry, Painting 101, Watercolor Landscapes, Sketchbook Drawing, Drawing Fundamentals, Figure Drawing, Drawing with Ink, and more. In addition, shorter workshops will be offered that include Pastel Figure Drawing, The Arrival of Modern Art History, Art in Ballroom Dancing and Spanish Wines.
Youth classes to be offered include My First Art Class for ages 2-3; Clay Creations and Mini-Masters for ages 4-5; Clay Off the Wheel, Potential Picassos, and Young Masters I for ages 6-8; and Potential Potters, Drawing for Young Artists, Cartooning and Young Masters II for ages 9-12. In addition, Drawing Fundamentals for Teens will be offered for ages 13-16.
The Art Center is also once again offering Classes for Home Schoolers, specifically designed and scheduled to meet the need for afternoon activities for home-schooled youth.
Art Center classes are tailored to all ages and skill levels.
For more information or to register, call 734-994-8004 ext.101 or stop by the Ann Arbor Art Center at 117 W. Liberty. To view the class schedule and register online, visit www.annarborartcenter.org.
Dance Electric sponsors youth art contest
FARMINGTON HILLS – A contest open to all Metro-Detroit and surrounding area students in grades K-12 is designed to foster creativity and imagination among all youth, at all levels of artistic ability. “An Evening with the Arts” Youth Art Contest and Exhibit is open to all, with both individual and group entries accepted.
Age groups for entries are by grade and include: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. Group entry participants may be of various grades, however, all must still be enrolled in K-12.
A panel of Metro Detroit artists and art enthusiasts will adjudicate entries. A first, second, third and fourth place winner will be selected from each age division. The decision of the judging panel is final.
Artwork receiving a ranked place (first through fourth) will be displayed in the atrium of Ford’s Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Friday, June 10 during “An Evening with the Arts”. The main purpose of the exhibit is to provide a prominent, public showcase for the artwork and talent of our Metro Detroit students.
For technical requirements and all other information, call the sponsor, Dance Electric, call 248-477-3830.
Poetry Slam at UICA
GRAND RAPIDS – The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts will present its April Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
Poetry Slam puts dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it.
Anyone is welcome to participate.
Admission is $2 for UICA members and $3 for the general public.
UICA is located at 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE in Grand Rapids.
For more information, call 616-454-7000 or go online to www.uica.org.