Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
At Let's Save Michigan, we're activating Michiganders to take grassroots action in their local communities to bring about the policies and legislation that will create vibrant cities and a more resilient economy. We believe you and your neighbors have the vision Michigan needs.
This is why we're excited to be partnering with the Detroit Institute of Art to present the Let's Save Michigan Poster Contest. We're calling all artists, illustrators, and graphic designers to create an original poster to inspire Michiganders to revive our state - and we need your help!
Do you know a Michigan artist whose work captures the spirit of our state and has a vision for a strong future for Michigan?
We're asking artists to share their creative vision of Michigan's future -- whether that's renovating historic homes, planting community gardens, expanding public transportation and bike lines, or public art. The possibilities are endless.
Now through February 15, participants can submit their entries online through our website. Judges will select 25 finalists whose work will be featured on the website, and visitors will be able to vote for their favorites.
The winner will be awarded $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $250. The remaining finalists will be eligible for other prizes.
You or someone you know could win the Let's Save Michigan Poster Contest and inspire countless other Michiganders with your vision for our future. Make sure your friends don't miss the opportunity to enter. Go to http://creativeconnectionsmi.blogspot.com/2009/12/1000-cash-prize-detroit-institute-of.html
Thanks for being a part of the Let's Save Michigan movement. By acting together, we are creating a stable future for Michigan and the cities we all want to call home.
Let's Save Michigan
P.S. Need inspiration? The DIA exhibition Government Support for the Arts is on view now through March 21, 2010 and features around 100 prints created under the Federal Art Project, a unit of the WPA. The era represents a very specific moment when art for the people was a true rallying concept.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
2009 Ports O'Call
Sunday, December 6th 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
1 S. Saginaw
Join us at this historic downtown Pontiac venue for an evening of creativity, food, drinks and entertainment. Mingle with artists and patrons at the evenings events - silent auction, grand raffle, artist treasure boxes, and works of art. $25 before December 1, 2009; $30 at the door!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Opens in Plymouth Township, MI.
ART & IDEAS
15095 Northville Rd.
(in Provincetown Center)
As posted at: www.artandideasgallery.com
“Art & Ideas” takes position that art will always transcend a “bad economy”
A new art gallery and teaching studio is holding its grand opening Dec. 5, 2009, in the midst of troubling economic times. Yet this has not deterred Art & Ideas Gallery and Studio’s director and owner, Mike Tolinski, and its artist-in-residence, teaching artist Shaqe Kalaj. The gallery, located just north of Plymouth’s Old Village, will be showcasing over 40 of Kalaj’s drawings at this first opening, which will be followed periodically by new openings and shows of Kalaj’s work throughout 2010.
At Art & Ideas we believe that art is a transformative agent that is needed in our society. It contributes to well-being and societal relationships in multiple ways through every stage of life. To this end, we offer workshops, classes, lectures, and events in the community to contribute to this social change.