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Published October 27, 2017

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Published October 15, 2017

DETROIT — A long-standing art project in Detroit is looking to revitalize its presence in the community and expand to welcome in more aspiring artists from the community.

Since 1986, the Heidelberg Project, located in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, has housed the work of artist Tyree Guyton. Those overseeing the Heidelberg Project now aim to expand beyond Guyton’s work with their new Heidelberg 3.0 project.

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Published October 13, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — Believing that the arts can attract new residents, businesses and visitors to the city, the Madison Heights City Council approved the creation of a new board Sept. 25 that will focus on shaping program and policy ideas for the council’s consideration.

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Published October 12, 2017

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1. Disney on Ice
Oct. 12-15 -- Little Caesers Arena, Detroit

Disney on Ice presents Reach For The Stars is coming to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Oct. 12-15.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 12; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 13; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 14; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

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Published October 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Six women positioned in front of a pink background hold large sunflowers against their bodies — they wear a smile and what appears to be nothing else. 

The picture is a promotion shot for the Farmington Players’ current comedy, “Calendar Girls.” 

The show is by Tim Firth, adapted from a British film, according to a press release.

The Farmington Players opened the season with the play Sept. 22, and it will run through Oct. 14. 

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Published October 9, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — The 32nd annual OUR TOWN art show and sale at The Community House will feature 357 pieces of artwork from 142 Michigan artists, returning 35 percent of their proceeds from art sales back to the nonprofit’s outreach programming.

But the annual juried show isn’t about numbers — it’s about color and beauty, and with works in paint, sculpture, fiber, photography, jewelry and mixed media, there’s plenty to be had.

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Published October 5, 2017

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1. Camper and RV Show
Oct. 4-8 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The 28th annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show has returned to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, running from Oct. 4-8.

More than 280 RVs and 50 brands will be displayed. Folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers and truck campers are just some of the types that will be displayed.

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Published October 3, 2017

ROCHESTER — The Paint Creek Center for the Arts is inviting the community to see the talents of various abstract artists this month.

The show, which runs through Oct. 21, was scheduled to open Sept. 23.

PCCA Exhibitions and Art Market Director Jenny Creech said the exhibition gives the public a glimpse into the abstract-themed work of over 20 artists from across the state and beyond.

“We have paintings, sculptures, mixed media, as well as an artist who works with mold. It is a pretty cool collection of things,” Creech said.

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Published October 3, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — For the second year in a row, local artist Meredith Lea Bailey is a finalist in the 2017 MI Great Artist online competition.

Bailey’s watercolor study of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock reflects her passion for a bygone era and for portraiture. “I have always loved the era of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s,” she said. “My aunt was a Rockette in New York. I was always inspired by her and that era, and I started painting from movie stills.”

Watercolor is an unusual medium for a portrait artist, she said.

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Published October 3, 2017

CLAWSON — On a bended knee, Boston-based muralist Alex Cook brings light-brown strokes to life on the head of a male figure drawn in a mural he created Sept. 25 at Japhet School.

Cook and a number of community and school members began the work on the mural, which was originally a white wall near the front entrance of the school at 839 S. Crooks Road Sept. 23.

“On Saturday (Sept. 23), families came and helped paint the mural all day long. That was amazing,” Betsy Stecker, communications director/registrar, said during an interview at Japeth School.

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Published September 30, 2017

DETROIT — Midtown Detroit was awash with light and sound for the third Dlectricity art show, which took over the city’s museum district Sept. 22-23.

Dlectricity is a free, two-night, outdoor festival that showcases art throughout the midtown Detroit area using video, light, interactive engineering and other quirky artistic concepts.

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Published September 28, 2017

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1. Fall Fun Fest
Sept. 30 • Macomb Corners Park, Macomb Township

The Macomb Township Fall Fun Fest is returning to Macomb Corners Park this year, but missing one aspect from past events — the word fitness in the name.

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Published September 26, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Two southeast Michigan natives returned home Sept. 9 to screen the suicide prevention documentary they made together. 

“The S Word” had its Michigan premiere at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion about the movie and about suicide prevention.

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Published September 22, 2017

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/WARREN — “One More Time,” Warren resident JD Marshall is pulling together a cast of stand-up comedians for a show that’s all about helping the families of pediatric cancer patients and the nonprofits that support them.

Marshall said he set up an organization of his own, A Mission of Love, after he lost his 13-year-old daughter, Stephaine, to cancer in April 2015. He did it in her memory, out of her love for comedy and to celebrate life that still grows in the shadow of deep sorrow.

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