Art & Around for the period Oct. 4-13

By | 2007-10-04T09:00:00-04:00 October 4th, 2007|Uncategorized|

The Greater Flint Arts Council and Buckham Gallery have joined together to start an OUT’N ABOUT collaborative to celebrate the arts of the LGBT community and their allies. Dedicated to the advancement of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersexed people, OUT’NABOUT will break the silence surrounding issues of equality and social justice for all people through the universal language of the arts.
Programs are scheduled through December, with more planned through October 2008. The feature event is on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, with several programs planned: “Coming Out Stories” at UofM-Flint; a Kick-Off Dinner at Flint Institute of Music catered by Fandangles’; and a performance by the internationally famous comedienne, Margaret Cho at The Whiting. On Oct. 12, two galleries and a bookstore will be participating in the Second Friday Art Walk in Downtown Flint. Each location will feature the work of LGBTQ artists and allies.
For complete schedule information, call 810-238-ARTS or log on to
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Harvest Celebration Start an autumn day with the Third Annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Harvest Arts and Crafts and Flat River Antique Show, the Lowell Area Farmer’s Market, a Chili Madness Cook-Off, ghost stories and a historic homes tour. Oct. 13. Lowell: 616-897-9161.
Michigan Renaissance Festival Enter the turreted gates of Hollygrove and roam the festive marketplace, partake in games of skill or enjoy non-stop entertainment. Open weekends and Labor Day through Sept. 30. $17.95/adults;$8.95/children. Holly: 800-601-4848.


Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Take a tour behind the scenes and examine special subjects that 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.


Arab American National Museum Exhibits: “SURA Arts Academy Exhibit,” featuring the photography of middle school students in southwest Detroit and Dearborn (through Oct. 28 in the Lower Level Gallery); and “Threads of Pride: Palestinian Traditional Costumes” (through Nov. 25). Open Wed.-Sun. $6 museum admission. Dearborn: 313-582-2266.
The Art Museum at MSU The museum reopens with “The Paper Sculpture Show,” “Prints from South Africa” and “The Future: The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.” Through Oct. 14. Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834.
Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibit: Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook.” Through Oct. 14. Open Wed.-Sun. $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 New exhibits include: “1920s: Detroit Building Boom” and “Rallying the Home Front: Posters from WWII.” Wed.-Sun. $6 admission. Detroit: 313-833-1805.
Detroit Institute of Arts The DIA is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in November. Detroit: 313-833-4005.
Detroit Science Center Exhibit: “Our Body: The Universe Within.” Extended through Jan. 6, 2008. $24.95/adults, $19.95/children; includes general museum admission. Open daily. Detroit: 313-577-8400.
Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Visions of Vistory,” a century of sports photography; and “Currents: Evan Penny,” with eerie, larger-than-life figural sculptures. Through Oct. 28. Open Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695.
Greenfield Village “Halloween at Greenfield Village,” a tradition of spooky fun featuring 800 jack-o-lanterns delivered by a cast of mystical creatures donning the most elaborate costumes that pay tribute to Halloweens past. Oct. 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28. $12. Dearborn: 313-982-6001.
Henry Ford Museum Must-See Exhibit: “With Liberty & Justice for All,” an exploration of the struggles that arose in the quest for freedom in America. Open daily. General museum admission: $14. Dearborn: 313-982-6001.
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 “MSU Museum: 150 Years of Discovery”. Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Exhibit: Words Fail Me,” curated by Matthew Higgs, which sends messages in many different forms through 16 art works by 18 re-known artists from Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Through Jan. 20, 2008. Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622.
Plymouth Historical Museum Exhibit: “Plymouth Rides the Rails,” an exploration of the history of trains in Plymouth from 1871 to the present. Through Nov. 1. $5. Open Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. Plymouth: 734-455-8940.
Sloan Museum Exhibits include: “In Our Family,” a photo celebration of diversity of family (Oct. 6-Nov. 6); “Fair Housing in Flint” (through Nov. 4); and “Rides and Rebels,” a celebration of the adventure, look and lifestyle of motorcycles (through March 2008). $6. Open daily. 810-237-3450.
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.” Through Dec. 30. Free. Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: “Being Open: 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Careers” (Monroe Street Gallery, through Nov. 23); “30 Years/30 Cakes” (through Nov. 2); “Somewhere There Is a Fire or a Hole” (Race Street Gallery, through Nov. 23); and “My Irish Dream” (through Nov. 23). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616-454-3994.


Amazwi Contemporary Art A unique gallery that gives voice to a diverse array of African artists, while broadening appreciation of their talent and understanding of their cultures. Saugatuck: 269-857-5551.
Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibit: “85th Annual All Media Exhibition” (Oct. 5-Nov. 10). Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110.
Biddle Gallery Motawi Tile releases the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection. Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Exhibits: “Then and Now: The Evolution of Michigan Glass Studio” (Robinson Gallery); “Celebration – An Exhibit of Fine Art” (DeSalle Gallery); “The Writings on the Wall” (Ramp Gallery); and an exhibition of instructor Dan Keller’s adult painting students (Commons Gallery). Through Oct. 5. Birmingham: 248-644-0866.
Brown and Juanita C. Ford Gallery Exhibit: “Facial Vision: A Photographic Tribute to the Visually Impaired” by Suellen Hozman. Through Oct. 11 on the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 5 p.m. Detroit: 313-496-2570.
Cass Cafe Exhibit: “Notorious,” painters and sculptors Gwen Joy and Chris Turner provide an insight into the inner psyche of artistic vision. Through Dec. 8. Open daily. Detroit: 313-831-1400.
The City Gallery Exhibit: “Patricia Bombach: Native Americans and the Southwest.” Through Oct. 18 at the Costick Center. Open during regular business hours and during special occasions. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.
Community Arts @ Paramount Gallery Exhibit: “3X3,” a group show of artists drawn from the Detroit Artists’ Market’s 75 years of existence. Through Oct. 20. Open Mon.-Sat. during Paramount Bank’s regular business hours. Ferndale: 248-414-6500.
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: Celebrate 75 years of DAM with “3Quarters-3Artists-3Views,”which features the work of three artists who represent three generations of exhibitors: Marie Woo, Kurt Novak and Joe Berube. Through Oct. 20. Detroit: 313-832-8540.
First Presbyterian Church of Northville Exhibit: “Sharing the Gift Within,” an annual juried visual arts show. Oct. 6-12. Open daily. Northville: 248-349-0911.
Gallery Project Exhibit: “My Private Utopia,” featuring artists whose work expresses an idealized view of their personal space. Through Oct. 21. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012.
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “The Third Dimension,” an all-media juried sculpture competition. Through Oct. 26. Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394.
Lowell Area Arts Council Exhibit: “Stained Glass! West Michigan Style,” an invitational exhibit featuring diverse artists using different methods of glass art making. Through Oct. 20 in the Hudson Street Gallery. Open Tue.-Sat; Mondays by appointment. Lowell: 616-897-8545.
Madonna University Gallery Exhibit: “Dichotomy Series 2007,” featuring Mary Rousseaux’s explorations of the Big Bang, creationism and evolution. Through Oct. 5. Free. 248-875-7332.
Marygrove College Gallery Exhibit: “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Through Oct. 16. Liberal Arts Bldg., 4th Floor. Detroit: 313-927-1337.
Marygrove Library Marygrove College will debut the John Novak Digital Interview Collection of African-American Migration Stories. Oct. 9 in the Liberal Arts Building. Free. Detroit: 313-927-1343.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts Exhibit: “Works on Paper,” featuring prints, drawings and mixed-media works by seven Michigan artists. Oct. 5-Nov. 10. Open Mon.-Sat. Rochester: 248-651-4110.
Pittman-Puckett Gallery Exhibit: “Works on Paper,” featuring the large-scale drawings in a painted construction format of life-long Detroiter Gary Eleinko. Through Oct. 4. Open Mon.-Sat. At Affirmations in Ferndale: 248-398-7105.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibit: “Fiber Revolution”. Through Dec. 18. Free. Saugatuck: 269-857-2300.
Studio 601 Exhibit: The first solo show of recent acrylic paintings on found wood and various objects by Dennis Bruce Spencer. Through Oct. 30. Detroit: 313-212-4928.
Zeitgeist Gallery Exhibit: “Azutunarasharedo,” a unique opportunity to experience four Detroit gems: Azucena Nava-Moreno, Mary Fortuna, Kathleen Rashid and Mary Laredo Herbeck. Through Oct. 27. Open Fri.-Sat. and by appointment. Detroit: 313-965-9192.


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra The Matinee Musicale Daytime Series for seniors continues with a performance by the A2SO’s woodwind quintet. Oct. 10 at the Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor. $7. 734-994-4801.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit The Opus 9 Series continues with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet with pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Oct. 6 at Seligman Performing Arts Center, Beverly Hills. $43-$75. 248-855-6070.
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings The Nightnotes Series opens with “Mostly Baroque.” Oct. 5 at Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham. $20-$25. 248-559-2095.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The 2007/08 Pops Series begins with “Hitchcock Pops,” a night of intrigue and spine-tingling music from the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Oct. 4-7; $15-$71. Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.
First Presbyterian Church of Northville Pianist Paul Sullivan returns with a concert of sheer enjoyment. Oct. 7. $15. Northville: 248-349-0911, ext. 206.
Ford Comerica Global Thursdays A weekly series of world music concerts continues with Eastern Blok, Eastern European fusion (Oct. 4); and SHUSMO, Middle Eastern jazz (Oct. 11). $10-$12. Arab American National Museum. Dearborn: 313-582-2266.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra The season continues with “Bolero,” a concert featuring organist Felix Hill. Oct. 12 at WMU’s Miller Auditorium. $19-$49. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300.
Lansing Symphony Orchestra The Lansing Symphony Big Band presents its first concert of the season. Oct. 7 at Dart Auditorium. $15. Lansing: 517-487-5001.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts The new season continues with “Pilobolus,” a unique, six-person touring dance company with a startling mix of humor and innovation. Oct. 6. $40-$45. Clinton Township: 586-286-2222.
MSU College of Music Programs include: “NOBILIS Trio (Oct. 4 at Music Bldg. Auditorium; $9); Symphony Band (Oct. 10 at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall; $9); and College of Music Inaugural Homecoming Performances (Oct. 13 at various locations; free). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.
Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance World-renowned musician Leonard King Jr. will perform with the Southpaw Isle Steelband. Oct. 6 at Varner Recital Hall. $16. Rochester: 248-370-2030.
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra The 62nd season, “A Love Affair with Music,” opens with “Exotic Nights.” Oct. 6 at Ward Presbyterian Church, Northville. $25. Plymouth: 734-451-2112.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts The “Autumn on the Mainstage” series continues with Kevin Mahogany and Straight Ahead (Oct. 6; $30). Saugatuck: 269-857-2399.
University Musical Society The 2007/08 season continues with pianist Andras Schiff (Oct. 3 & 5 at Rackham Auditorium, $22-$46); Filarmonica Della Scala (Oct. 6 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$75); pianist Krystian Zimerman (Oct. 12 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$56); and Dianne Reeves & Trio with special guest Romero Lubambo (Oct. 13 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$48). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538.
The Whiting The celebrated band Inca Son brings the richness of Peruvian folklore alive in celebration of Andean Culture. Oct. 5 at UM-Flint Theatre. $12. 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. $7.50. Detroit: 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. Every weekend, Fri-Sun. $6. Flint: 810-234-1695.
The Human Rights Friday Fall Film Series Citizens for Peace presents a four-week film series facilitated by a local speaker, beginning with “Why We Fight.” Kresge Hall on the campus of Madonna College. $5. Livonia: 734-425-0070.
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films ($8.50). Military veterans will be admitted free through the four-day Memorial Day Weekend. Ann Arbor: 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. $10-$11. Royal Oak: 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. Detroit: 313-537-2560.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s “best alternative film theater” presents cutting edge movies seven days a week. $4-$7. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994 .


EchoVerse 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.
Poetry Slams @ The Max A new season of poetry slams begins, hosted by PicNap Poetry’s Kalimah Johnson. Sept. 20 at The Music Box in The Max M. Fisher Music Center. $7. Detroit: 313-576-5111.
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.


FRIENDS OF THE PARKS – will present the 38th Annual Fall Fashion Show to Benefit Longacre House on Oct. 18 at Glen Oaks Country Club, 248-477-8404; GREENFIELD VILLAGE – presents the third annual Fall Harvest “Slow Food” Evening Dining event at the historic Eagle Tavern, Oct. 5, 313-982-6001; MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE – The 21st annual Opera Ball is scheduled for Oct. 12 on the grounds of the Detroit Opera House, 313-237-3425.

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