Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here are some of the displays that residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county can now see for free at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
After tri-county voters passed the DIA millage in the election yesterday, the Detroit Insititue of Arts wants to make sure that residents get their money's worth. “When we announced that we would seek the millage, we pledged that if it were to pass we would provide free admission to residents of all three counties. We are immediately following through on that pledge," said Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director, in a press release. Tri-county voters approved a tax of 0.2 mills for the next 10 years to fund the arts authority, so admission is now free to residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb county residents. Here are some of the special exhibits that residents can see: A painting by Johannes Vermeer on loan from the National Gallery of Art in …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
"Art matters, art is for everyone. I urge you to vote YES," Huntington Woods City Commissioner Jeff Jenks says of a millage proposal that will be on Tuesday's ballot.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
I have lived in SE Michigan for all but 6 1/2 years of my life. I've lived in Huntington Woods for 36 years. For the past 12 years I've been a Huntington Woods City Commissioner. Most recently I've been working along with other nearby elected officials to bring rapid transit to Oakland county and to make it easier and faster to go anywhere along the 22 mile Woodward corridor from the Detroit River to Pontiac. I recently was elected Vice Chair of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, our 7 county regional planning agency that serves 4.7 million residents and brings all of the regions governments together. At the last SEMCOG Executive Committee meeting we overwhelming endorsed support for the DIA millage. Our region matters and the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
'The case for the DIA millage is compelling . . . for future growth in the arts and the economy. That is pretty good return for about $15 per year.'
This viewpoint essay by Royal Oak Patch photographer Rod Arroyo, who's also a certified planner and design consultant, is reposted with permission from his blog at cityphotosandbooks.com. Guest commentaries can be submitted to email@example.com. Voters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties will be asked Aug. 7 to approve 0.2 mils for 10 years, which is approximately $15 per year for every $150,000 of a home’s fair market value. This money will go to provide one of many sources of funding needed to support a world-class art museum: the Detroit Institute of Arts. As the vote nears for the Arts Millage in southeast Michigan, I feel compelled to share some of my thoughts. The Detroit Institute of Arts is an irreplaceable resource that …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Join an evening walking tour and learn more about the six high-quality DIA reproductions scattered throughout downtown Royal Oak.
Experience fine art by flashlight in downtown Royal Oak. Royal Oak is one of 13 Michigan communities selected to host the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out program. Six high-quality reproductions of art pieces from the DIA’s collection were installed in an outdoor art show. Beginning tonight, join a guided walking tour of Inside|Out. The tour begins at the Royal Oak Public Library. Wear your walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Royal Oak's art pieces include:
Friday, June 29, 2012
The downtown retailer will present the unveiling of 'Selene and Endymion' by Nicolas Poussin.
The official kickoff to a three-month outdoor art show throughout downtown Royal Oak is today at Noir Leather, courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside|Out program. The DIA installed six high-quality reproductions of art pieces from its collection in Royal Oak on Thursday. Noir Leather will present the first unveiling, of Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin, at 1 p.m. today. Complimentary soft drinks and juices will be served at the event. Royal Oak is one of 13 Michigan communities selected to host the Inside|Out program. Most of the pieces hang on the sides of buildings, with one freestanding piece. The pieces are clustered throughout the downtown area within walking or biking distance from each other to encourage people to …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Inside/Out coordinator for the DIA will present the program to city commissioners tonight.
A total of six works of art will be on display this summer, throughout Royal Oak, as part of Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Inside|Out. The program brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. Five of the pieces will be installed on private buildings throughout Royal Oak this summer, however, the courtyard between City Hall and the Royal Oak Public Library has been chosen as a site for a freestanding installation. In April, Royal Oak's Commission for the Arts approved the city's participation in the program. Commissioners will decide tonight on a resolution to approve an installation of “The Recitation”, a Thomas Wilmer Dewing painting depicting women, chairs, and …
Monday, April 9, 2012
'Another World,' animated short by Stephen Krease, earns DIA screening April 28.
A Shrine Catholic High senior's visual creativity will be honored at a prestigious setting this month. Stephen Krease is among Best of Show winners in the 44th Michigan Student Film and Video Festival. Another World, an animated video short he created, will be shown April 28 on a full-size screen in the ornate, 1,200-seat Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Krease, who also won a Best of Show award in 2010, developed his latest work for teacher Jamie Laidlaw's art class. Judging and the five-hour festival are organized annually by a Royal Oak-based nonprofit called Digital Arts, Film and Television (DAFT). It invites K-12 teachers and students to submit class projects and independent work in a dozen categories, …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
State's beauty is found indoors, too.
Not all of Michigan's beautiful spots are found outside. Reader Albert "Bud" Waller shared this striking photo taken inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, another of Michigan's jewels. "I was at the DIA for the first time last spring and had my camera with me," the Rochester resident said. "I thought it was an interesting picture for my photo class at the OPC (Older Persons Commission) in Rochester." To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following details: More Michigan Postcards