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Art & Around for the period April 5-14

By | 2007-04-12T09:00:00-04:00 April 12th, 2007|Uncategorized|

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark on the automotive industry, the arts community and the region. Some advance reservations are required; fees vary. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222.


Arab American National Museum Exhibits: “Juxtaposed!” – a one-man show by Detroit-based Arab American Adnan Charara (through May 31); and “Connections & Contrasts: Detroit’s Arab American Artists” (through May 31). Open Wed.-Sun. Dearborn: 313-582-2266.
Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “The Presence of the Past in Contemporary Art” Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314.
Cranbrook Institute of Science Permanent exhibits include: “Life Changes Over Time”; “Ice Ages Come And Go”; and “Peoples of the Woodlands: Objects of Great Lakes Native America.” Open daily. $8 museum admission. 248-645-3200.
Detroit Historical Museum Exhibits include: “Treasures of the Collection,” “Fabulous Five: Detroit Music Legends” and “Detroit Then & Now.” Wed.-Sun. $5 admission. Detroit: 313-833-1805.
Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Ansel Adams: America’s Treasures from an American Treasure” (through May 27). Open Wed.-Sun. $10. Detroit: 313-833-4005.
Detroit Science Center Exhibit: “Our Body: The Universe Within” (through May 28; $24.95/adults, $19.95/children; includes general museum admission). Open daily. Detroit: 313-577-8400.
Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Oscar Bluemner: Drawings” (through May 27); and “After Lewis and Clark: The Forces of Change, 18-06-1871” (through April 29). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695.
Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: Contemporary Arctic Expressions: Inuit Prints from the Kresge Art Museum Collection” (through April 29); and “Working America: Photographs from the Ewing Galloway Agency, 1910-1950 (through June 17). Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834.
Longway Planetarium Michigan’s largest planetarium hosts numerous programs and activities for people of all ages. $5/adults, $4/children. Flint: 810-237-3400.
Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: “Workers Culture in Two Nations: South Africa and the United States” (through Aug.). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Exhibits: “Meditations in an Emergency” (through April 29). Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622.
Sloan Museum Exhibits include: “Tech City” (through April 29); “Flint’s 1947 Flood” (through May 6); and “Fair Housing in Flint” (through Nov. 4). $6. Open daily. 810-237-3450.
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Imagining Eden: Connecting Landscapes” (through June 3). Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA.


Artcraft Gallery A new gallery opens with “Texture Reflections: Alan Casadei” (through April 28). Royal Oak: 248-549-9000.
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Vessels” by John Albert Murphy (through Aug. 31). Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779.
Butcher’s Inn Exhibit: “Artist Terry Johnson,” whose works include many nationally known musicians (through April 16). Detroit: 313-566-0966.
Cass Cafe Exhibit: “Disposable Heroes,” new paintings by Ron Zakrin (through June 16). Open daily. Detroit: 313-831-1400.
College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries Exhibit: Ann Mikolowski: Two Ways of Looking in a Mirror” (through April 28). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-664-7800.
Community Arts @ Paramount Gallery Exhibit: “Materialistic,” featuring the works of Sarah Kate Burgess, Tom Carbone and Annica Cuppetelli (through April 28). Open Mon.-Sat. inside Paramount Bank. Ferndale: 248-414-6500.
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: “The Brian Kremer and Jo Powers Exhibition” (through April 15). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-832-8540.
Downriver Council for the Arts Galleries Exhibit: “7th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit” (through April 13 in the Home Gallery); and “Rebecca Vogel: thoughts, ideas, questions, concerns” (through April 13 in the Skylight Gallery). Open Wed.-Sat. Taylor: 734-287-6103.
Gallery Project Exhibit: “Instrumental,” focusing on devices that facilitate creativity, work and necessary tasks (through May 6). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012.
HATCH Hamtramck’s new arts collective is “Hatched” with a juried exhibit and sale (through April 7 at Cafe 1923, Hamtramck).
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibits: “Exposures: Photography 2007” (through March 30); and the unique and eclectic work of Alice Frank (through April 27). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394.
Liberal Arts Gallery A unique space offering a revolving exhibit featuring local artists. Open Saturdays and by appointment. Detroit: 313-925-9578.
Lowell Area Arts Council Exhibits: “Zurina Zainal Ariffin: Batik Painting” (through April 9); and “Lowell – 4 Points of View” (through April 29). Tue.-Sat. Lowell: 616-897-8545.
Prison Creative Arts Project The Twelfth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners features more than 300 works by over 200 artists. Through April 11 at Duderstadt Center Gallery on the North campus of UM; free. Open Tue.-Sat. Ann Arbor: 734-647-7673.
Riverside Arts Center Exhibit: “It Grows on Trees” (through April 7). Open Thu.-Sun. 734-480-2787.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibits: “Snakepit: a metamorphosis of firm” featuring new works by Katherine Sullivan (through April 23). Open weekdays. Saugatuck: 269-857-2399.
Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: Moments and Movements II”: the new drawings and paintings of Chun Hui Pak (through April 14). Detroit: 313-961-4500.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s vibrant research and development center for the art of today and tomorrow. Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994.


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Events include: The Matinee Musicale series begins with “Arie and Friends” (April 13 at Jewish Community Center; $7); and concertmaster violinist Aaron Berofsky is featured in “Dances in the Key of A2” (April 14 at the Michigan Theater; $10-$42.) Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues with jazz masters Pat Metheny & Brad Mehdau (April 7; $19-$60); DSO Jazz Emporium (April 11; free); and “Ray Charles Tribute with Dee Daniels” (April 12-15; $15-$66). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.
Lansing Community College The Random Acts of Music Series continue with “Me…Sing?” April 11 at noon in room 205B Arts and Sciences Building on the main campus. Free. Lansing: 517-483-1070.
Marygrove College The Marygrove College Dance Company presents “No Street Shoes.” April 13-15 at Marygrove Theatre. $10. Detroit: 313-927-1538.
MSU College of Music Programs include: State Singers and Women’s Chamber Ensemble (April 10 at Plymouth Congregational Church; $8); the seventh annual Cello Plus chamber music series (April 12, 14, 15 & 17 at MSU Music Bldg. Auditorium; $8); and Michigan Chamber Music Society (April 13 at Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center; $26). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.


Detroit Film Theatre Celebrating 30 years as one of America’s most comprehensive, popular acclaimed showcases of contemporary and classic world cinema. DFT at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. $7.50. 313-833-3237.
Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival A new and groundbreaking film festival to showcase innovative and thought-provoking films by or about women of color. April 13-14 at Johanson Charles Gallery in Detroit’s Eastern Market District. $15 per day; $25 for two days. Detroit: 313-469-0510.
FIA Theater Quality avant-garde, independent and international films that otherwise would not be seen in the Flint area. FIA Theater at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint. Every weekend, Fri-Sun. $6. 810-234-1695.
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films ($8.50). 734-668-TIME.
The Mitten Movie Project A filmmaking collective that exhibits the work of filmmakers in Michigan on the first Tuesday of every month. Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak. $10. 248-346-8449.
Redford Theatre An historic 1928 movie house in northwest Detroit with an original Barton Theatre Pipe Organ that presents classic film series, organ concerts and special events in a beautifully restored setting. $4/regular tickets; $5/special movie tickets. 313-537-2560.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s “best alternative film theater” presents cutting edge movies in Grand Rapids seven days a week. $4-$7. 616 454 3994 .


PicNap Poetry Series & Slam Enjoy national and local feature performances, in the city’s most nurturing environment for creative expression every. Every Friday at the Java Exchange Cafe in Detroit’s TechTown. $5-$7. Detroit: 313-822-6456.
Shaman Drum Bookshop Events for young and old; call for details. Ann Arbor: 734-662-7407.
Survivin’ & Thrivin’ Open mic night. April 7 at Gone Wired Cafe, Lansing; $5.
UICA Writers’ Studio A weekly gathering that provides criticism and inspiration to those whose passion is writing. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Every Wed. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids: 616-454-7000.


DEAD COMPOSERS SOCIETY – all young professionals (ages 21-39) are invited to enjoy dinner, classical music performed by the A2 Symphony Orchestra and meeting new people, April 14, 734-994-4801; DETROIT RECEIVING HOSPITAL – The NEA has awarded the hospital’s art department a grant to support the creation and installation of a mural titled “Healing Detroit by artist Hubert Massey, 313-745-2865; PLANET ANT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL – a call for entries has been issued for the 2007 festival scheduled for June 13-16, must be postmarked by May 1,; VARIETY, THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY – hosting a fundraiser, “Martinis and Lamborghinis,” April 28 as The Somerset Collection in Troy, 248-258-5511.

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