Art & Around for the period Dec. 21-30

By | 2006-12-21T09:00:00-04:00 December 21st, 2006|Uncategorized|
ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include: Estate-wide exhibit, “Josephine Ford; A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy” (through Dec. 31; $8). Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (through Jan. 21, 2007); and “Space is the Place” (through Jan. 14, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibits include “When Crocodiles Ruled” and “Holiday Magic in the Planetarium” (through Dec. 31). Open daily. Free with $7 museum admission. 248-645-3200. http://science.cranbrook.edu
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. http://www.detroithistorical.org
Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Annie Leibovitz: American Music” (through Jan. 7, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. $6. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org
Detroit Science Center Upcoming Exhibit: “Magic: The Science of Illusion” (through Jan. 15, 2007). Open daily. $11/adults; $10/children (includes general museum admission). Detroit: 313-577-8400. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Archeology” (through Jan. 7, 2007); and “America at Work: Labor Scenes from the Collection of the FIA” (through Jan. 21, 2007). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: “Studio Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition” and “The First 50 Years: MSU Faculty Artists in the Kresge Art Museum Collection.” (Through Dec. 15.) Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834. http://www.artmuseum.msu.edu
Longway Planetarium Programs include “The Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” “Black Holes and Star Signs” and “Stars of the Pyramids.” (Through Dec. 24.) $5/adults, $4/children. Flint: 810-237-3400. http://www.longway.org
Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: “Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery (through March 4, 2007); and “Siyazama, Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa” (extended through Jan. 7, 2007). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit A new museum dedicated to contemporary art opens with “Meditations in an Emergency” (through April 29, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622. http://www.mocadetroit.org
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “The Rouge: Photographs by Michael Kenna ( through Jan. 14, 2007). Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA. http://www.umma.umich.edu

ART GALLERIES:

Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits include: “Student Exhibition” (through Jan. 31, 2007). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Adagio Series” (through Dec. 31). Open 7 days. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com
Charles Waterhouse Studio and Gallery A new gallery that showcases the work of photographer Charles Waterhouse and other fine artists. Open Tue.-Sat. Auburn Hills: 248-370-9373. http://www.waterhousephoto.com
Gallery Project Exhibit: “The Laboratory,” a multimedia show featuring the work of graduate students from EMU and WSU. Through Dec. 30. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
Izzy’s Raw Art Gallery Exhibit: “Annual Women’s Sister/Sister Invitational Exhibit.” Through Jan. 16, 2007. Open Sat; Thu.-Fri. by appointment. Detroit: 248-207-7547. http://www.izzysrawart.com
Jewish Community Center Exhibit: “ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950.” The nationally-acclaimed, interactive exhibit includes original comic book art, memorabilia, a mini-movie theater and more. The Janice Charach Epstein Gallery and Shalom Street, on the campus of the JCC. Through Dec. 14. Open Mon.-Wed., Thu. & Sun. Free. West Bloomfield: 248-432-5579. http://www.jccdet.org
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “Celebrating Clay” (through Dec. 22). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Lowell Area Arts Council Twenty artists and artisans are showcased in “Sleigh Bells and Holly: A Gallery of Fine Arts and Gifts.” Tue.-Sat., through Dec. 23. Lowell: 616-897-8545. http://www.lowellartscouncil.org
Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: The Macomb Community College Student Show. Through Jan. 11, 2007 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Open Mon.-Fri., plus 90-minutes prior to all engagements at MCPA. (Closed during winter break, Dec. 23-Jan. 3, 2007). Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089. http://www.macombcenter.com
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibit: “Vicky Stull Photography,” featuring architectural photos of the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Weekdays, through Dec. 31. Free. Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: “The Unpublished Poems: New Drawings and Paintings” by Shirley Woodson. Tue.-Sat., through Jan. 27, 2007. Detroit: 313-961-4500. http://www.sherrywashingtongallery.com
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. http://www.uica.org

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Rising international accordion star Julien Labro joins the BBSO for “Between the Holidays Special.” Thu., Dec. 28 at Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Twp. $25. Birmingham: 248-645-2276. http://www.bbso.org
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues with “The Colors of Christmas” with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills (Dec. 22, $35-$75); “A Cartoon Christmas” for young people (Dec. 23, $10-$27); and “Detroit Legends of Electronic Music” with Hal Sparks and Zero 1 (Dec. 31, $30-$70). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com
Williamston Theatre Enjoy an evening of blues, jazz, boogie, swing, stride, rag, rock and R&B courtesy of “Boogie Stomp!” Dec. 30-31. $30/$75 for New Year’s Eve Night that includes an Afterglow. Williamston: 517-655-7469. http://www.williamstontheatre.org

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. $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, Fri-Sun. $6. 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films ($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
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 Michigan’s “best alternative film theater” 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 Enjoy national and local feature performances, in the city’s most nurturing environment for creative expression. Every Friday at the Java Exchange Cafe in Detroit’s TechTown. $5-$7.

http://www.picnap-poetry.com
Shaman Drum Bookshop Events for young and old; call for details. Ann Arbor: 734-662-7407.
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. http://www.uica.org

AUDITIONS/BENEFITS/CLASSES:

MITTENFEST – an all-day holiday music festival to benefit 826michigan will be held Dec. 23 at Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery, http://upcoming.org/event/131715; ANN ARBOR ART CENTER – offering classes taught by instructors from College for Creative Studies, beginning mid-January, 734-994-8004, ext. 114.

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