Art & Around for the period Jan. 11-20

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ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS:

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. http://www.fordhouse.org

ART/ARTS FESTIVALS:

Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular The 25th anniversary event will feature over 100 statues carved from a single block of ice; numerous multiple-block sculptures; and dozens of high school, community college, university and professional ice carvers crafting statues from 330-pound blocks of ice. Jan. 19-21 in downtown Plymouth. Free. http://www.wattsupinc.com

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (through Jan. 21); and “Space is the Place” (through Jan. 14). Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum
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. $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: “The DIA’s Greatest Hits Remixed.” 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). Open daily. $11/adults; $10/children (includes general museum admission). Detroit: 313-577-8400. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “America at Work: Labor Scenes from the Collection of the FIA” (through Jan. 21). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: “Yousuf Karsh Photographs”; “The Workers’ Landscape: American Images, 1900-1950”; and “Contemporary Arctic Expressions,” (all running through March 18). Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834. http://www.artmuseum.msu.edu
Longway Planetarium Michigan’s largest planetarium hosts numerous programs and activities for people of all ages. $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). 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). 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). 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: “Shifting Boundaries: Nature and Spirituality” (through Feb. 18); and “Off the Wall: Indoors” (through Feb. 18). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Snowy Days,” featuring scenes of the white stuff by Davin Brainard (through Jan. 31). Open Mon.-Sat. 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
Farmington Community Library Exhibits include: “Motherland: Reflections of Africa” with original works by Opoku Ofei (Jan. 14-Feb. 28); and “Arc of Justice,” featuring photos of Detroit’s Black Bottom in the 1920s and the Trial of Ossian Sweet (Jan. 11-18). Open daily. Farmington: 248-553-0300. http://www.farmlib.org
Farmington Hills & Farmington City Halls The Art in the Corridor program continues with “Natural Wonders,” featuring the photography of Ann Hofman. Weekdays through Jan. 27. 248-473-1856.
Gallery Project Exhibit: “Identity Expression,” a multi-media showcase that explores issues of personal identity in American culture (through Feb. 11). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
Grosse Pointe Artists Association Exhibit: “Fifth Annual Photography and Sculpture Show” (through Feb. 16). Open Wed.-Sat. 313-821-1848. http://www.myspace.com/grossepointeartcenter
Izzy’s Raw Art Gallery Exhibit: “Annual Women’s Sister/Sister Invitational Exhibit” (through Jan. 16). Open Sat; Thu.-Fri. by appointment. Detroit: 248-207-7547. http://www.izzysrawart.com
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “Charles Waterhouse: A Photographic Journey Through Europe” (through Jan. 27). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Lowell Area Arts Council Exhibit: “Odd Couplings,” featuring artistic juxtapositions (through Feb. 3). Open Tue.-Sat. Lowell: 616-897-8545. http://www.lowellartscouncil.org
Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: “Media and Communications Arts Student Show” at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (Jan. 16-Feb. 15). Open Mon.-Fri., plus 90-minutes prior to all engagements at MCPA. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089. http://www.macombcenter.com
Riverside Arts Center Exhibit: “Watermedia +” that showcases watercolor plus other 2D and 3D watermedia artwork. Thu.-Sun., through Jan. 28. 734-480-2787. http://www.riversidearts.org
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibit: “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” featuring architectural photos of the Saugatuck-Douglas area by Vicky Stull. Weekdays, through Jan. 31. Free. Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
Scarab Club BTL’s own Charles Alexander presents “The Illusion of Sex and Flowers,” a one-person exhibit featuring 30 new works. Wed.-Sun. in the Lounge Gallery through Feb. 10. Free. Detroit: 313-831-1250. http://www.scarabclub.org
Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: “The Unpublished Poems: New Drawings and Paintings” by Shirley Woodson. Tue.-Sat., through Jan. 27. 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:

Chamber Music Society of Detroit The 63rd season of the Opus 9 Series continues with the internationally-acclaimed Trio con Brio Copenhagen. Jan. 20 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center on the campus of Country Day School, Beverly Hills. $41-$75. Farmington Hills: 248-855-6070. http://www.comehearcmsd.org
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues “Savion Glover: Unmasked” (Jan. 11, 13 & 14, $19-$69); and “The Jazz Club at The Max” (Jan. 12, $25). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com
Flint School of Performing Arts The Faculty Recital Series continues with an evening of chamber and solo music from the baroque and romantic periods, as well as from the 20th century. Jan. 12 in the MacArthur Recital Hall at FIM. Free. Flint: 810-238-1350, ext. 3. http://www.thefim.org/fars.asp
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Swing in to the new year with “Classical Jazz.” Jan. 20 at Miller Auditorium. $19-$49. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts The Moscow Festival Ballet presents “The Sleeping Beauty,” often considered the finest achievement in classical ballet. Jan. 13. $36-$45. Clinton Township: 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com
Many Voices…One Song Mr. McFeely (David Newell) comes to town for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers.” Jan. 19-20 at First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham. Free admission. Birmingham: 248-644-2040. http://www.fpcbirmingham.org
MSU School of Music Programs include: Richard Fracker, tenor, and Marie-France Lefebvre, piano (Jan. 11 at Music Bldg. Auditorium, $8); “Jazz: Spirituals, Prayet and Protest Concert (Jan. 1t at Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center, free); and The Woodland Trio (Jan. 16 at Music Bldg. Auditorium, $8). East Lansing: 517-355-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu
Orchestra Canton The Classical Canton Series continues with “Tchaikovsky & Friends.” Jan. 20 at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. $20. Canton: 734-394-5460, ext. 0. http://www.orchestracanton.org
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Enjoy the critically-acclaimed sounds of vocalist Typhanie Monique and guitarist Neal Alger in an intimate performance of jazz, pop, R&B/soul classics and forgotten gems. Jan. 20 in the Performance Studio. $15. 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
University Musical Society Events include “The Silver River,” a special staging of Bright Sheng’s opera-theater work (Jan. 12-13 at Power Center, $18-$40); and the Takacs Quartet returns for their tenth UMS concert (Jan. 12 in Rackham Auditorium, $20-$44). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org
The Whiting The Moscow Festival Ballet performs “Cinderella the Ballet.” Jan. 12. $15-$30. Flint: 810-237-7333. http://www.thewhiting.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. $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

AWARDS/CLASSES:

Rochester Hills artist PATRICE ERICKSON is one of 66 artists to be featured in the book “Best of Michigan Artists and Artisans 2006. Her featured work, “Finished,” was awarded Honorable Mention for Oil Painting; FONTANA CHAMBER ARTS won its second CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Executive and Artistic Director Anne Berquist will accept the award this month at a ceremony in New York; ARTRAIN USA, the Ann Arbor-based traveling art museum, was honored Jan. 8 with one of six 2006 National Awards for Museum and Library Service; 826MICHIGAN – offering a wide variety of free creative writing workshops for ages six to 18 beginning this month, 734-761-3463; SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – offering “Learn to Draw What You See” classes beginning Jan. 15 and “Open Figure Studio” beginning Jan. 23, 269-857-2399; FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC – offering a wide variety of music and dance classes for preschool through adults beginning Jan. 29, 810-238-1350, ext. 3.

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