Art & Around for the period Jan. 18-27

By | 2007-01-18T09:00:00-04:00 January 18th, 2007|Uncategorized|
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). 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 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. 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: “Embracing Eatonville” (Jan. 20-March 18). 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 (through Feb. 28); and “Arc of Justice,” featuring photos of Detroit’s Black Bottom in the 1920s and the Trial of Ossian Sweet (through Jan. 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). Farmington Hills: 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

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 (through Feb. 15). Open Mon.-Fri., plus 90-minutes prior to all engagements at MCPA. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089. http://www.macombcenter.com

The Majestic Cafe Exhibit: “Quaint Quandaries,” featuring new work by painter Mark Heggie. Through Feb. 4. Detroit: 313-833-9700. http://www.majesticdetroit.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:

Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert series continues with “Beethoven and Friends,” featuring Andrea Jarret, senior winner of the 2006 Young Artist Competition. Jan. 21 at Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Township. $25. Birmingham: 248-645-2276. http://www.bbso.org

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 with “A Big Band Tribute” (Jan. 18-21; $15-$66); jazz vocalist Jane Monheit (Jan. 25; $19-$60); and “deMaine’s Dvorak” (Jan. 26-28; $15-$69). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com

Flint Symphony Orchestra The Vienna Nights season continues with the music of Johann Strauss, Mozart and Brahms. Jan. 27 at The Whiting. $9.50-$54. Flint: 810-237-7333. http://www.flintinstituteofmusic.org

Fontana Chamber Arts Winter season continues with Berlin-based Artemis Quartet. Jan. 24 at Dalton Recital Hall at WMU. $22-$30. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.fontanachamberarts.org

Franke Center for the Arts Get out of your winter doldrums with the delightful Kalamazoo Symphony Brass Quintet. Jan. 20. $12. Marshall: 269-781-0001.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Swing into the new year with “Classical Jazz.” Jan. 20 at Miller Auditorium. $19-$49. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com

Lansing Community College The fourth annual “January S’Moves” is an upbeat concert of dance, improvisation, storytelling and song for school-age children and up. Jan. 26-28 at Dart Auditorium. Free/$5 donation suggested. Lansing: 517-483-1488. http://www.lcc.edu

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: an Alaska Travelogue narrated by Dale Johnson (Jan. 21, $10-$12). 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: The Ohio Brass (Jan. 21 at Music Building Auditorium; $8); and the Michigan Chamber Music Society (Jan. 28 at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall; $26). 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

Pro Musica The 80th season continues with “A Bartok Tribute.” Jan. 26 at The Music Box in the Max M. Fisher Music Center. $40. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.promusicadetroit.com

Saugatuck Center for the Arts Events include: 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); and Carl Payne in Concert (Jan. 27 in the Performance Studio; $15). Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org

University Musical Society Events include: poet Sekou Sundiata (Jan. 20 at Power Center; $14-$34); and Celtic folk group The Chieftains (Jan. 21 at Hill Auditorium; $10-$48). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.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

Poets Follies The monthly meeting will include readings by Mariela Griffor, Hannelore Hahn and Marsha Carter. Jan. 26 at Grosse Pointe Art Center. $5. Grosse Pointe Park: 313-821-1848. http://www.myspace.com/grossepointartcenter

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

FUNDRAISERS/AUDITIONS/NEWS:

826MICHIGAN – Ann Arbor’s Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of its gross daily sales on January 31 to support the non-profit’s after-school tutoring program, 734-761-3463; JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL – auditions for the Joffrey Midwest Workshop to be held this summer on the Flint Cultural Center campus are scheduled for Feb. 11, 810-237-7374; CELEBRATION YOUTH ORCHESTRA – students from southeast Michigan are invited to audition this month for the second semester of the current season, 734-451-2112; ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – More than 200 one-of-a-kind items will be auctioned at the eleventh annual “Hearts for the Arts” fundraiser Feb. 10, 734-994-4801; FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC – a benefit performance and gourmet reception will be held to raise money for the “Seeing Stars” tuition assistance program on Feb. 2, 810-237-3110; Ypsi-based artist Brian Steimel is exhibiting at the 2007 Raw Arts Festival in New York City at the Carrozzini von Buhler Gallery through Jan. 31.

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