Art & Around for the period March 22-31

By | 2007-03-22T09:00:00-05:00 March 22nd, 2007|Entertainment|
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, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Arab American National Museum Exhibits: “Juxtaposed!” – a one-man show by Detroit-based Arab American Adnan Charara (through May 31); and “Connections & Contrasts: Detroit’s Arab American Artists” (March 29-May 31). Open Wed.-Sun. Dearborn: 313-582-2266. http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org
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. 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. $8 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: “Ansel Adams: America’s Treasures from an American Treasure” (through May 27). Open Wed.-Sun. $10. 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: “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. http://www.flintarts.org
Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: MSU Dept. of Art & Art History Master of Fine Arts Exhibition (March 24-April 6); and “Working America: Photographs from the Ewing Galloway Agency, 1910-1950 (through June 17). 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: “MISTIC Memories: 50 Years of Computing at MSU’ (through March); and “Workers Culture in Two Nations: South Africa and the United States” (through Aug.). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu
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. http://www.mocadetroit.org
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. http://www.sloanmuseum.com
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Imagining Eden: Connecting Landscapes” (March 31-June 3). 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: “Potential” (through March 25). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Artcraft Gallery A new gallery opens with “Texture Reflections: Alan Casadei” (March 23-April 28). Royal Oak: 248-549-9000.
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “New Pottery” by Elenor Wilson (through April 30). Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com
Biegas Gallery Exhibit: “Insatiable,” featuring the eclectic works of eight of Metro Detroit’s consistently working artists (through April 1). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-961-0634. http://www.biegas.com
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. http://www.wcccd.edu/about/gallery_history.asp
Butcher’s Inn Exhibit: “Artist Terry Johnson,” whose works include many nationally known musicians (through April 16). Detroit: 313-566-0966. http://www.butchersinn.com
Cass Cafe Exhibit: “Disposable Heroes,” new paintings by Ron Zakrin (March 24-June 16). Open daily. Detroit: 313-831-1400. http://www.casscafe.com
Charles Waterhouse Studio and Gallery Photo exhibit: “The Raw Beauty of Ireland” (through March 24). Open Tue.-Sat. Auburn Hills: 248-853-6779. http://www.waterhousephoto.com
College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries Exhibit: Ann Mikolowski: Two Ways of Looking in a Mirror” (through April 28). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-664-7800. http://www.ccsad.edu
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. http://www.theparamountgallery.com
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: “Detroit Next,” focusing on nine artists from the upcoming generation (through April 7). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-832-8540. http://www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Downriver Council for the Arts Galleries Exhibit: “7th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibit” (through April 13 in the Home Gallery); and “Rebecca Vogel: thoughts, ideas, questions, concerns” (through April 13 in the Skylight Gallery). Open Wed.-Sat. Taylor: 734-287-6103. http://www.downriverarts.org
Gallery Project Exhibits: “Imprint of Place,” featuring 14 artists exploring “a limitless world” (through March 25); and “Instrumental,” focusing on devices that facilitate creativity, work and necessary tasks (March 28-May 6). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
HATCH Hamtramck’s new arts collective is “Hatched” with a juried exhibit and sale (through April 7 at Cafe 1923, Hamtramck). http://www.hatchart.org
Lansing Art Gallery Exhibit: The LCC Student Art Exhibit (through March 28). Open Tue.-Sat. Lansing: 517-483-1546. http://www.lansingartgallery.org
Lapeer Art Association Exhibit: “Kaleidoscope of Color” (through March 24). Open Tue.-Sat. Lapeer: 810-667-3632. http://www.lapeerart.com
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibits: “Exposures: Photography 2007” (through March 30). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Liberal Arts Gallery A unique space offering a revolving exhibit featuring local artists. Open Saturdays and by appointment. Detroit: 313-925-9578. http://www.liberalartsgallery.com
Lowell Area Arts Council Exhibits: The 21st Annual West Michigan Regional Competition (through March 24); and “Zurina Zainal Ariffin: Batik Painting” (through April 9). Tue.-Sat. Lowell: 616-897-8545. http://www.lowellartscouncil.org
Prison Creative Arts Project The Twelfth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners features more than 300 works by over 200 artists. March 27-April 11 at Duderstadt Center Gallery on the North campus of UM; free. Open Tue.-Sat. Ann Arbor: 734-647-7673. http://www.prisonarts.org
Riverside Arts Center Exhibit: “It Grows on Trees” (through April 7). Open Thu.-Sun. 734-480-2787. http://www.riversidearts.org
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 (through April 23). Open weekdays. Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: Moments and Movements II”: the new drawings and paintings of Chun Hui Pak (through April 14). 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:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra A concert celebrating the first-ever high school orchestra in Livingston County and the partnership with the Pinckney School District. March 29 at Pinckney High School’s Jane Tasch Theatre, Pinckney. Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801. http://www.a2so.com
Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra Felix Resnick returns to the podium for “A Symphonic Spectacular.” March 25 at Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Township; $25. Birmingham: 248-645-2276. http://www.bbso.org
Clarkston Community Band Director Vince Chrisman goes international with the Greater Windsor Concert Band for “Spectacle of Winds.” March 25 at the Historic Capital Theatre, Windsor; $15. Windsor, Ontario: 519-253-7729.
Creative Arts Collective Spend an evening with the Stella Trio, young, New York-based classical artists. March 31 at the Royal Oak Woman’s Club, Royal Oak; $20. 313-891-2514. http://www.spencerbarefield.com
Detroit Opera House The Grand Rapids Ballet Company presents “Where the Wild Things Are.” March 31; $20. Detroit: 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera,org
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues with “Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique” (March 22-24; $15-$69); Detroit Symphony Civic Youth Orchestra (March 24; $10); and “The Soul of John Adams: Unmasked (March 29, 31 & April 1; $15-$69). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com
First Congregational Church of Rochester Virtuoso pianist, organist and raconteur Joseph Palazzolo returns for his third annual concert. March 24. Rochester: 248-651-6225.
Flint Symphony Orchestra The Vienna Nights series continues with a harp/flute concerto and music from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” March 24 at The Whiting. $9.50-$54. Flint: 810-237-7333. http://www.flintinstituteofmusic.org
Fontana Chamber Arts The Winter Season continues with the Kenny Barron Trio with Stefon Harris. March 30 at Dalton Recital Hall at WMU; $22-$30. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.fontanachamberarts.org
Lansing Symphony Orchestra This season’s Chamber Series concludes with The Spectral Trio. March 25 at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lansing; $15. Lansing: 517-487-5001. http://www.lansingsymphony.org
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov (March 25; $10-$12). Clinton Twp.: 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com
MSU College of Music Programs include: 2007 Honors Concert Symphony Orchestra (March 24 at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall; $8); Jazz Combos (March 26 at Music Bldg. Auditorium; $8); and Opera Theatre and Chamber Orchestra (March 30-April 1 at Concert Auditorium; $18). East Lansing: 517-355-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu
Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance The Oakland Chorale and University Chorus welcome guests OU Pan Jumbies and Mark Stone. March 30-31 in Varner Recital Hall; $10. Rochester: 248-370-2030. http://www2.oakland.edu/mtd
Rackham Symphony Choir “The Armed Man: A Concert For Peace” features Karl Jenkins’ contemporary oratorio “The Armed Man” and the world premiere of a film commissioned by the RSC. March 25 at Ford Center for the Performing Arts. $25-$45. Dearborn: 313-943-2354, ext. 1. http://www.rackhamchoir.org
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Events include: Acoustic blues singer/songwriter Keith Scott. March 24; $15. Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
Tecumseh Civic Auditorium Events include: Chelsea House Orchestra & Tecumseh Strings Orchestra. March 23-24; $6. Tecumseh: 517-423-6617. http://www.tecumsehcivic.com
University Musical Society Programs include: Canadian Brass (March 24 at Hill Auditorium; $10-$48); Pablo Ziegler and Quintet for New Tango (March 30 at Rackham Auditorium; $20-$40); and David Krakauer and his ensemble Klezmer Madness (March 31 at Rackham Auditorium; $22-$42). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org
Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers “Motion-Lab” features acclaimed dancer/choreographer Kathleen Hermesdorf and improvisational musician Albert Mathias. March 30-31 at the Wellspring Theatre at the Epic Center, Kalamazoo; $20. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.wellspringdance.org
Wharton Center Events include: Canadian Brass (March 23 at Cobb Great Hall; $15-$28). East Lansing: 517-432-2000. http://www.whartoncenter.com
The Whiting Events include: The Peking Acrobats (March 30; $18/children, $20/adults); and “Fresh Aire: the Music of Manheim Steamroller” (March 25; $19-$55). Flint: 810-237-7333. http://www.thewhiting.com

FILM & VIDEO:

Ann Arbor Film Festival North America’s longest-running showcase of experimental and avant-garde films. Through March 25 at the Michigan Theater. Ann Arbor: 734-995-5356. http://www.aafilmfest.org
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 & 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. Detroit: 313-822-6456. http://www.picnap-poetry.com
Shaman Drum Bookshop Events for young and old; call for details. Ann Arbor: 734-662-7407.
Survivin’ & Thrivin’ Celebrate Women’s Story Month with “HerStories of Pleasure and Pain.” March 31 at Magdelena’s Tea House, Lansing; $5. http://womenwriters.us.to
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

CLASSES, NEWS, ETC:

ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – offices have been relocated to the Dahlmann City Center Bldg, 220 E. Huron St., Suite 470, telephone numbers remain the same; SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – looking for a market manager to manage its weekly greenmarket June 8-Oct. 12, 269-857-2399; 826michigan – hosting its first-ever “Mustache-A-Thon” March 26-April 23 to raise money for the non-profit’s writing programs, http://www.826michigan.org.

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