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Art & Around for the period March 1-10

By |2007-03-01T09:00:00-05:00March 1st, 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.


Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Shrinking Cities: International Research,” which examines the phenomenon of urban decline in four focus cities, including Detroit (through April 1); and “Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker” (through April 1). 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” (March 4-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: “David Driskell: Painting Across the Decade 1996-2006 (through March 25); 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: “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.
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: “Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery (through March 4). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Exhibits: “Shrinking Cities: Interventions,” in which artists see four depopulated cities as a blank slate for developing new ways of living and working (through April 1); and “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: “Embracing Eatonville” (through March 18). Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA.


Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits: “Potential” (through March 25). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110.
Biddle Gallery Exhibits: “Home Show,” featuring handmade works by nearly 100 Michigan artists (through March 6); and “New Pottery” by Elenor Wilson (through April 30). Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779.
Biegas Gallery Exhibit: “Insatiable,” featuring the eclectic works of eight of Metro Detroit’s consistently working artists (March 2-April 1). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-961-0634.
Brown and Juanita Ford Gallery Exhibit: “American City: Detroit Architecture 1845-2005” (through March 31). Open weekdays at WCCCD Downtown Campus. Detroit: 313-496-2536.
Community Arts @ Paramount Gallery Exhibit: “His and Hers: Moment,” features the sculptures of Ryan Buyssens and photography of Molly Reilly (through March 24). Open Mon.-Sat. inside Paramount Bank. Ferndale: 248-414-6500.
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: “Detroit Next,” focusing on nine artists from the upcoming generation (through April 7). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-832-8540.
Detroit Repertory Theatre Lobby Gallery Exhibit: “The Artwork of Anthony Dixon” (through March 18). Open during theater performances, Thu.-Sun. Detroit: 313-868-1347.
Downriver Council for the Arts Galleries Exhibit: “7th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit” (March 8-April 13 in the Home Gallery); and “Rebecca Vogel: thoughts, ideas, questions, concerns” (March 8-April 13 in the Skylight Gallery). Open Wed.-Sat. Taylor: 734-287-6103.
Gallery Project Exhibit: “Imprint of Place,” featuring 14 artists exploring “a limitless world” (through March 25). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012.
Grosse Pointe Artists Association Local and national artists combine to produce two-and-three-dimensional art, music, poetry and choreography in the GPAA’s “Collaborative and Correspondence Art Exhibition” (March 2-17; free). Open Wed.-Sat. Grosse Pointe Park: 313-821-1848.
Lansing Art Gallery Exhibit: The LCC Student Art Exhibit (March 2-28). Open Tue.-Sat. Lansing: 517-483-1546.
Lapeer Art Association Exhibit: “Kaleidoscope of Color” (through March 24). Open Tue.-Sat. Lapeer: 810-667-3632.
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibits: “Exposures: Photography 2007” (through March 30). 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: The 21st Annual West Michigan Regional Competition (through March 24); and “Zurina Zainal Ariffin: Batik Painting” (March 7-April 9). Tue.-Sat. Lowell: 616-897-8545.
Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: “Home Front, Revisited” by Laura Cloud (through March 22). At the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Open Mon.-Fri., plus 90-minutes prior to all engagements at MCPA. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089.
Riverside Arts Center Exhibit: “It Grows on Trees” (through April 7). Open Thu.-Sun. 734-480-2787.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibits: “Read for Me, Mama,” 16 pieces of original art by Lori McElrath-Eslick for the book of the same name (through March 31); and “Snakepit: a metamorphosis of firm” featuring new works by Katherine Sullivan (March 6-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 Season continues with “From Russia with Love.” March 10 at the Michigan Theatre. $10-$42. Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801.
Detroit Opera House Music comes alive with The Motor City Blues Festival. March 10. $50.50-$58. 248-645-6666.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues “Ohlsson Plays Mozart” (Mar. 2-3, $15-$69); and “Jarvi Returns” (March 9-11; $15-$69). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.
Flint Institute of Music Events include: William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition for Piano (March 3 at MacArthur Recital Hall, free). Flint: 810-237-3122.
Flint Symphony Orchestra Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” will be performed by pianist Kevin Cole. March 4 at The Whiting. $5-$20. Flint: 810-237-7333.
Fontana Chamber Arts Season continues with the Orion String Quartet. March 1 at Dalton Center Recital Hall at WMU. $22-$30. Kalamazoo: 269-382-7774.
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day early with The Irish Rovers. March 3. $30-$33. Dearborn: 313-943-2354.
Fox Theatre Enjoy the inspiring melodies of the Sisters in the Spirit. March 1. $28.50-$78.50. Detroit: 313-471-6611.
Lansing Community College Events include: “A Women’s History Month Celebration” concert (March 2 at Dart Auditorium, free). Lansing: 517-483-1488.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: The Irish Rovers (March 1, $36-$42); and Young Concert Artists presents flutist Dora Seres (March 3 on Stage II of MCPA, $10-$12). 586-286-2222.
MSU School of Music Programs include: Philharmonic Orchestra (March 1 at Fairchild Theatre; $8). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra The fifth and final concert of the “Music for All Time” season concludes with “Spring Fling.” March 10 at the Penn Theatre, Plymouth. $20. Plymouth: 734-451-2112.
Tecumseh Civic Auditorium Events include: The Irish Rovers (March 2, $22); and Celtic fiddling virtuoso Natalie MacMaster (March 10, $20). Tecumseh: 517-423-6617.
Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers Dancers and non-dancers ages 3 through adult are invited to try a modern dance class and view a special performance put on by the company (March 4 at Wellspring Theatre; free). Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300.
Wharton Center Events include: master musicians Chock Corea and Bela Fleck (March 1 at Cobb Great Hall; $27-$52). East Lansing: 517-432-2000.
The Whiting The Masters of Jazz & The Blues Series continues with Liz McComb with Dr. Charles Hayes & the Cosmopolitan Warriors Gospel Choir. March 10. $12-$25. Flint: 810-237-7333.


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.
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 .


InsideOut Poets Inspired by the stories of hundreds of Detroiters, InsideOut Literary Arts Project presents “Detroit Arrivals.” March 1 at Matrix Theatre, Detroit. Free/donations accepted. Detroit: 313-967-0599.
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. 313-822-6456.
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.


ROTARY CLUBS OF STERLING HEIGHTS AND CLINTON TWP. – an Art-Wine-Ethnic Foods Fundraiser will be held March 15 at Carpathia Hall in Sterling Hgts benefiting the club’s charitable works, 248-680-0490, ext. 103; A2SO Dead Composers Society – invites all young professionals (ages 21-39) to enjoy dinner, classical music and meeting new people March 10, 734-994-4801; MSU COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL – The Fifth Annual Eric ‘RicStar’ Winter Music Therapy Camp will be held this June for adults, teens and children, 517-353-6426; CITY OF FARMINGTON HILLS CULTURAL ARTS – offering photography classes taught by Christopher Chouinard beginning March 16, 248-473-1859; UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY – UMS was awarded the inaugural Arts Presenters/MetLife Foundation Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities.

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