Art program and philosophy on library’s calendar for April

By: Kevin Bunch | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published April 4, 2016

 “The Charleston,” by Frank Myers, is another piece of art in the DIA’s current special exhibit.

“The Charleston,” by Frank Myers, is another piece of art in the DIA’s current special exhibit.

Image provided by the Detroit Institute of Arts

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EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library is bringing the Detroit Institute of Arts, attic treasures and philosophical discussions to its visitors in April, with a trio of events and programs scheduled.

A new program called “Plato’s Exchange” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 14. Library Director Carol Sterling said that it is a way for people to come in and exchange ideas on a topic; registration is not required. The topic will be, “What one piece of advice would you give a newborn today?” Participants also will be coming up with ideas for future topics.

“You don’t have to belong to a book club to come into the library and exchange ideas,” Sterling said. “We’re trying to draw in more people than the usual book club group — which is predominantly female — and more of a broader age range.”

On April 23, the library is hosting its annual “Attic Treasures” sale from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sterling said it is similar to a yard sale — all kinds of secondhand items will be put out for sale, from jewelry to books to household items — with all proceeds going to the Friends of the Eastpointe Memorial Library.

Anyone interested in bringing items for the sale can do so until April 22, though Sterling said the library is not taking any clothing.

“My daughter got her Christmas tree one year because someone brought an artificial tree,” she said.

At 6:30 p.m. April 28, the DIA is scheduled to have a speaker come in to talk about the art museum’s current special exhibit, “Dance! American Art 1830-1960.” Sterling said as of press time that a speaker had not yet been named by the DIA.

According to a DIA press release, the exhibit showcases artwork exploring dance from different parts of American culture. The exhibit also has videos demonstrating aspects of the country’s dance legacy.

“This exhibition is not only about the representation of the art of dance, it explores how artists were inspired by how Americans move, how they interacted with each other and experienced the rhythm of music,” DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons said in a statement.
Sterling said there is no registration required for the talk.

The Eastpointe library is located at 15875 Oak Ave. For more information, call (586) 445-5096.

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