Art & Around for the period Aug. 31-Sept. 9

By |2006-08-31T09:00:00-04:00August 31st, 2006|Uncategorized|

AA1 Fawn by Jacob Nothstein.jpg: The nature-related photos of local photographer Jacob Nothstine are on exhibit through Sept. 25 at Heritage Park Nature Discovery Center. Photo: Courtesy City of Farmington Hills.

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include ÒStaff Life on the Estate,Ó ÒThe Secrets Behind the PaintingsÓ and ÒCotswold ArchitectureÓ; plus Special Interest Tours ÒModernism on the Cutting EdgeÓ and ÒA Great Modern American Landscape.Ó Open Tuesday-Sunday. $10 fee applies to these tours; reservations required. Grosse Pointe Shores: (313) 884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org.

ARTS & SUMMER FESTIVALS:

Art & Apples Festival The 41st annual benefit for Paint Creek Center for the Arts will feature more than 250 artists from around the country in a variety of media, along with food, entertainment and other fun stuff. Rochester Park, Rochester. Sept. 8-10. $5 suggested donation. (248) 651-4110. http://www.artandapplesfestival.com.

Arts, Beats & Eats The ninth annual Labor Day Weekend festival that celebrates art, cuisine, music and family fun in downtown Pontiac. Sept. 1-4. (248) 334-4600. http://www.artsbeatseats.com.

Detroit Jazz Festival The biggest names in jazz are coming to various stages and venues around downtown Detroit for the twenty-seventh annual internationally-acclaimed event. Sept. 1-4. Free admission. http://www.detroitjazzfest.com.

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: ÒThink Again! The Presence of the Past in Contemporary ArtÓ (through Oct. 15); ÒCritical Mass: Metalsmithing at Cranbrook under Gary GriffinÓ (through Nov. 26); and ÒTreasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent CollectionÓ (Sept. 9 through Jan. 21, 2007). Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: (248) 645-3314. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum.

Detroit Historical Museum Closed through Sept. 28 for museum makeover. Detroit: (313) 833-1805. http://www.detroithistorical.org.

Detroit Institute of Arts Closed through Sept. 5 for construction. Museum admission by donation. Detroit: (313) 833-4005. http://www.dia.org.

Detroit Science Center Exhibit: ÒRobots: The Interactive ExhibitionÓ (through Sep. 17). Open daily. $11/adults; $10/children (includes general museum admission). Detroit: (313) 577-8400. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org.

Flint Institute of Arts Museum closed till late Sept. for renovations. Flint: (810) 234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.

Longway Planetarium Half-priced weekend shows include ÒThe Sky Above Mister RogerÕs Neighborhood,Ó ÒCelebration of Flight Laser ShowÓ and ÒBlack Holes and Star SignsÓ (Sept. 2-24). $2.50/adults, $2/children. Flint: (810) 237-3400. http://www.longway.org.

Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: ÒSiyazama, Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South AfricaÓ (extended through Jan. 7, 2007). Open daily. (517) 355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu.

University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: ÒGregory Barsamian: Time and TransformationÓ (through Sept. 17). Open Tuesday-Sunday. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: (734) 763-UMMA. http://www.umma.umich.edu.

ART GALLERIES:

Ambient Gallery) Exhibit: ÒAmbient Anniversary,Ó celebrating the galleryÕs first year (through Sept. 10). Tuesday-Sunday. Grosse Pointe: (313) 882-8888. {URL www.ambientgallery.com.

Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits include: ÒReal/Surreal,Ó which contrasts reality with the bizarre; and Ò05/06,Ó two and three-dimensional work by Center instructors. Through Oct. 8. Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: (734) 994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org.

Biddle Gallery Exhibit: ÒHorse Power,Ó an equine theme featuring photography, sculpture, tile and paintings by various artists. Sept. 8-Oct. 4. Open Mon.-Sat. (734) 281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Exhibits include: ÒJohn Glick Looking Back/Making Now 42 Years in ClayÓ and ÒKindred Spirits.Ó Sept. 8-29. Free admission. Birmingham: (248) 644-0866. http://www.bbartcenter.org.

Gallery Project Exhibits include: ÒThe Humor Show,Ó a multi-media show featuring 25 artists (through Sept. 10). Open Tuesday-Sunday. Ann Arbor: (734) 997-7012. (URL www.thegalleryproject.com}.

Heritage Park Nature Discovery Center Exhibit: The nature-related photos of local photographer Jacob Nothstine. Through Sept. 25. Farmington Hills: (248) 477-1135.

Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: Plein Air — Paintings by Sarah Schrift (through Sept. 30). Open Tuesday-Saturday. Ferndale: (248) 544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: ÒThe Red Thread ExhibitionÓ (through Oct. 15). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: (616) 454-3994. http://www.uica.org.

University of Detroit Mercy Library Exhibit: ÒMovies! Film! Cinema!Ó features a look at films from the 1890s to 1980s. Monday-Saturday, through Sept. 1 on the McNichols Campus. Detroit: (313) 993-1795.

Water Street Gallery Exhibit: ÒRock, Scissors, PaperÓ (through Sept. 1). Open daily. Saugatuck: (269) 857-8485. http://www.waterstreetgallery.com.

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

BachÕs Lunch The monthly lunchtime chamber music series opens with Helix 7. Robertson Room of PeopleÕs Church, East Lansing. Friday, Sept. 1. Free; canned goods donation accepted. (517) 332-5073.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Tickets are now on sale for the DSOÕs 2006/07 season. (313) 576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com.

Jazz Network Foundation Miguel Gutierrez and ÒTruthÓ (Thursday, Aug. 31) and Marcus Belgrave & Ensemble (Friday, Sept. 1) are the featured entertainers in a series of after hours concerts and jam sessions following the Detroit Jazz Festival. SereNgeti Galleries, Detroit. (313) 963-8099. http://www.jazznetwork.org.

Lansing Symphony Orchestra The new season opens with new Music Director Timothy Muffitt and ÒAbracadabra! The Music Begins.Ó Wharton CenterÕs Great Cobb Hall, East Lansing. Saturday, Sept. 9. $10-$42. (517) 487-5001. http://www.lansingsymphony.org.

Spotlight Detroit A weekly talent show and competition held every Wednesday for all genres of entertainment, including vocalists, instrumentalists, poets, rappers, dancers and comedians. 20/20 Entertainment at 1515 Broadway, Detroit. (248) 890-8188. http://www.spotlightdet.com.

FILM & VIDEO:

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. New season begins Sept. 8. $7.50. (313) 833-3237. http://www.dia.org/dft.

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, Friday-Sunday. (Closed through late September for renovations.) $6/non-members. (810) 234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.

Michigan Theater Ann ArborÕs daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films. Plus, 25 films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened through Nov. 5. $8.50. (734) 668-TIME. http://www.michtheater.org.

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. http://www.thoughtcollide.com.

Red Barn Theater Lakeshore Arts Alliance presents a new film studies program hosted by William Muzzillo that covers a variety of film genres. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through Dec. 12. $5. (269) 857-5300.

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. http://www.redfordtheatre.com.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West MichiganÕs Òbest alternative film theaterÓ presents cutting edge movies in Grand Rapids seven days a week. $4-$7. (616) 454-3994. http://www.uica.org.

THE WRITTEN/SPOKEN WORD:

PicNap Poetry Series 2.0 Celebrate all kinds of poetry every Friday night hosted by Kalimah (LocMama) Johnson and Jy (Obadele) Jenkins Jr. Meetery Eatery CafŽ, Detroit. $5. (313) 606-2342. http://www.picnap-poetry.com.

Shaman Drum Bookshop Events in Ann Arbor for young and old; call for details. (734) 662-7407.

UICA WritersÕ Studio A weekly gathering that provides criticism and inspiration to those whose passion is writing. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Every Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. (616) 454-7000. http://www.uica.org.

V.I.B.E. Open Mic Poetry Series A unique and comfortable entertainment experience that serves as a new platform for artists, musicians and poets to gather, reflect and be inspired in a loft setting. Element, on the third floor of the Clark Lofts building in downtown Detroit. Every Sunday. $7. (313) 963-6034. http://www.clarklofts.com/element.

MEETS-AND-GREETS & FUNDRAISERS:

THE DEAD COMPOSERS SOCIETY — a social group for young professionals and arts enthusiasts on a budget associated with the Ann Arbor Symphony is holding a BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 9 and a dinner on Saturday, Sept. 16, (734) 994-4801; ARTWORKS FOR LIFE — an evening of live and silent auctions of nearly 300 original works of art and jewelry by prominent artists to raise funds for the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, Sept. 17, (248) 545-1435, ext. 104; ST. CECELIA MUSIC SOCIETY — hosting its annual ÒWorld Music CafŽÓ featuring live music and food from around the globe, Sept. 8, (616) 459-2224.

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