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Art & Around for the period Sept. 7-16

By |2006-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2006|Uncategorized|

AA1 Jaume.jpg: Kurt Perschke’s “RedBall Project” is the inaugural exhibit in the Bertha Krueger Reid Exhibition Hall in the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Photo: Courtesy SC4A

ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/GARDEN TOURS:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Summertime Behind the Scenes tours include “Staff Life on the Estate,” “The Secrets Behind the Paintings” and “Cotswold Architecture”; plus Special Interest Tours “Modernism on the Cutting Edge” and “A Great Modern American Landscape.” Open Tue.-Sun. $10 fee applies to these tours; reservations required. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org

ARTS & SUMMER FESTIVALS:

Art & Apples Festival The forty-first annual benefit for Paint Creek Center for the Arts will feature over 250 artists from around the country in a variety of media, along with food, entertainment and other fun stuff. Rochester Park, Rochester. Sept. 8-10. $5 suggested donation. 248-651-4110. http://www.artandapplesfestival.com

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Think Again! The Presence of the Past in Contemporary Art” (through Oct. 15); “Critical Mass: Metalsmithing at Cranbrook under Gary Griffin” (through Nov. 26); and “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (Sept. 9-Jan. 21, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibits include “Sea Monsters” (through Sept. 24). Open daily. Free with $7 museum admission. 248-645-3200. http://science.cranbrook.edu
Detroit Historical Museum Closed through Sept. 28 for museum makeover. Detroit: 313-833-1805. http://www.detroithistorical.org.
Detroit Institute of Arts Take a guided tour of the newly reopened DIA! Open Wed.-Sun. $6. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org
Detroit Science Center Exhibit: “Robots: The Interactive Exhibition” (through Sep. 17). Open daily. $11/adults; $10/children (includes general museum admission). Detroit: 313-577-8400. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Flint Institute of Arts Museum closed till late Sept. for renovations. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Longway Planetarium Half-priced weekend shows include “The Sky Above Mister Roger’s Neighborhood,” “Celebration of Flight Laser Show” and “Black Holes and Star Signs” (through Sept. 24). $2.50/adults, $2/children. Flint: 810-237-3400. http://www.longway.org
Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: “Siyazama, Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa” (extended through Jan. 7, 2007). Open daily. 517-355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Gregory Barsamian: Time and Transformation” (through Sept. 17). 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:

Ambient Gallery Exhibit: “Ambient Anniversary,” celebrating the gallery’s first year (through Sept. 10). Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe: 313-882-8888. http://www.ambientgallery.com
Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits include: “Real/Surreal,” which contrasts reality with the bizarre; and “05/06,” two and three-dimensional work by Center instructors. Through Oct. 8. Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Horse Power,” an equine theme featuring photography, sculpture, tile and paintings by various artists. Sept. 8-Oct. 4. Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Exhibits include: “John Glick Looking Back/Making Now 42 Years in Clay” and “Kindred Spirits.” Sept. 8-29. Free admission. Birmingham: 248-644-0866. http://www.bbartcenter.org
Gallery Project Exhibits include: “The Humor Show,” a multi-media show featuring 25 artists (through Sept. 10); and “Nature Reperceived” (Sept. 13-Oct. 22). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
Heritage Park Nature Discovery Center Exhibit: The nature-related photos of local photographer Jacob Nothstine. Through Sept. 25. Farmington Hills: 248-477-1135.
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: Plein Air – Paintings by Sarah Schrift (through Sept. 30). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Events include: “RedBall Project,” a 26-piece photography exhibition (through Sept. 30); and the dedication of its Rain Garden and centerpiece sculpture that commemorates the heroes of 9-11 (Sept. 11). Saugatuck: 269-857-2399. http://www.sc4a.org
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: “The Red Thread Exhibition” (through Oct. 15); “Installation and Kinetic Works” (through Oct. 13); and “Intra-Terrestrial Surroundings” (through Oct. 13). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994. http://www.uica.org

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Events include: The Daytime Matinee Musicale Chamber Concert Series for seniors opens with the A2SO Woodland Quintet at the Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor, Wed., Sept. 13 ($7); and “Verdi’s “Requiem” opens the 2006/07 season Sept. 16 at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor ($23-$43). 734-994-4801. http://www.a2so.com
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian makes his debut as the DSO’s principal guest conductor and artistic advisor with a week-end long celebration. Orchestra Hall at the Max, Detroit. Thu., Sept. 7-Sun., Sept. 10. $19-$69. 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com
Fontana Chamber Arts Winter concert season opens with “Bridges from the East.” Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Wed., Sept. 13. $22-$30. 269-382-7774. http://www.fontanachamberarts.org
Lansing Symphony Orchestra The new season opens with new Music Director Timothy Muffitt and “Abracadabra! The Music Begins.” Wharton Center’s Great Cobb Hall, East Lansing. Sat., Sept. 9. $10-$42. 517-487-5001. http://www.lansingsymphony.org
MSU School of Music A Mozart “Requiem” sing-along commemorates the fifth anniversary of 9-11. Plymouth Congregational Church, Lansing. Sun., Sept. 10. $10. 517-355-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu
Random Acts of Music Ed Fedewa performs a noontime classical bass concert. Dart Auditorium on the campus of Lansing Community College, Lansing. Wed., Sept. 13. Free. 517-483-1488. http://www.lcc.edu
Spotlight Detroit A weekly talent show and competition held every Wednesday for all genres of entertainment, including vocalists, instrumentalists, poets, rappers, dancers and comedians. 20/20 Entertainment at 1515 Broadway, Detroit. 248-890-8188. http://www.spotlightdet.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. New season begins Sep. 8. $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. (Closed through late September for renovations.) $6/non-members. 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films. Plus, 25 films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened through Nov. 5. $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
Red Barn Theater Lakeshore Arts Alliance presents a new film studies program hosted by William Muzzillo that covers a variety of film genres. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through Dec. 12. $5. 269-857-5300.
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 2.0 Celebrate all kinds of poetry every Friday night hosted by Kalimah (LocMama) Johnson and Jy (Obadele) Jenkins Jr. Meetery Eatery Cafe, Detroit. $5. 313-606-2342. http://www.picnap-poetry.com
Shaman Drum Bookshop Events in Ann Arbor for young and old; call for details. 734-662-7407.
A Window to the Soul: Poetry and Prose of the High Holy Days Rabbi Aaron Starr kicks off the Sisterhood’s 2007-07 program with a talk about the Jewish High Holy Days. Congregation Shir Tikvah, Troy. Thu., Sept. 14. $5. 248-649-4418.
UICA Writers’ Studio A weekly gathering that provides criticism and inspiration to those whose passion is writing. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Every Wed. beginning at 6:30 p.m. 616-454-7000. http://www.uica.org
V.I.B.E. Open Mic Poetry Series A unique and comfortable entertainment experience that serves as a new platform for artists, musicians and poets to gather, reflect and be inspired in a loft setting. Element, on the third floor of the Clark Lofts building in downtown Detroit. Every Sunday. $7. 313-963-6034. http://www.clarklofts.com/element

OPPORTUNITIES & FUNDRAISERS:
ANN ARBOR ART CENTER – seeking volunteers and interns, 734-994-3610; BOLL FAMILY YMCA – now registering children and adults for its Y-Arts program, 313-309-9622; CLARKSTON COMMUNITY BAND – openings exist in all areas of the band, 248-625-8223; LAWRENCE STREET GALLERY – accepting entries for “think small” competition this October, 248-544-0394; SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – hosting a two-day oil painting workshop led by Ken DeWaard, Sept. 9-10, 269-857-2399;

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