Monday, March 19, 2012
Here's what you need to know about Birmingham this week.
City Commission to meet Monday: The Birmingham City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. On the agenda are several purchase agreements as well as a report on alcohol at city golf courses. For the complete agenda, visit On the Agenda: City Commission Meets Monday Night. School board meets Tuesday: The Birmingham Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the district's administrative offices on West Merrill Street. The board will hear an update on the 2012-13 budget Tuesday night, as well as the latest enrollment figures. For the complete agenda, visit On the Agenda: School Board to Discuss Budget Update, Enrollment Figures. Michigan Transportation Odyssey kick-off event Wednesday: Kicking off the Michigan …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Just in time for the Uptown Film Festival, this two-hour class is $40 for art center members and $80 for guests.
The week is halfway over so we're thinking ahead to the weekend. The Uptown Film Festival descends on Birmingham this weekend, but check out what else is happening in the area with our Weekend Spotlight. Our pick for today: Finding the Fun of Screenwriting with Ivan Raimi Earlier this week, we discussed: Come back to Birmingham Patch on Thursday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Planner, or visit our events calendar.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center teacher from Huntington Woods calls mosaics her "addiction" and hopes that they can help patients.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital recently received 36 mosaic pieces donated from the Mosaic Artists of Michigan, which created an interesting situation for Huntington Woods artist Joan Schwartz, a retired pediatric nurse at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. "It's an addiction for me," said Schwartz, a member of MAM. "I'm out and about and I see an acorn or a pushpin or a bottle cap and I think, this can be used for a piece. Every place I look, I see things that can be used." The 12" x 12" artworks are part of the hospital’s Healing Arts Program, which includes visual art exhibits and concerts. In keeping with the nature-themed art throughout the hospital, 31 artists worked in four subjects: birds, flowers, hearts, and trees for the donated …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Annie VanGelderen, who has been serving as the center's interim head since June 2011, was named president and CEO Wednesday afternoon.
After more than six months of working under a temporary administration, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) now has a new president and CEO. On Wednesday afternoon, Annie VanGelderen was named president and chief executive officer of the art center. VanGelderen has been serving as the center's interim president since June 2011. VanGelderen, a volunteer and board member for the BBAC for 10 years, replaced Addie Langford last summer, who left for undisclosed reasons. BBAC board chairman Joshua Sherbin made the announcement Wednesday. "On behalf of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Board of Directors and the entire BBAC community, I am thrilled Annie has agreed to continue on as our president and CEO," he said. "In the past eight …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Here's your weekly update of what's going in Birmingham's business community.
A snapshot of activity in Birmingham's business community this week: Max Broock Realtors' Birmingham office recently donated funds to help support the DeForrest/Watson Ramp Gallery for Emerging Artists at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. "Max Broock not only supports the BBAC with a generous monetary donation each year, they also enable emerging artists like abstract painter Susan Morosky of Highland to display her paintings in the Max Broock Realtor offices in Birmingham," said Annie VanGelderen, interim president and CEO of the BBAC. The gallery is named after Max Broock real estate agents Michael DeForrest and Keith Watson. "(This) allows us to tell people about the BBAC," DeForrest said. "People sometimes forget it's there. It is …
Friday, August 5, 2011
The exhibit at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is the first for Italian-born artist Anthony Macioce.
In the latest exhibit at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), the student becomes the master as former BBAC student Anthony Macioce puts his work on display until Aug. 22. “I was born in Italy, so I tend to paint a lot of Italian cities,” Macioce said. “I like sports paintings, and landscapes are just nice. My colors are very vibrant. Once in a while, I try to do grayed-down paintings, but eventually, I go back and brighten them up. That’s just my personality in painting.” Macioce was 12 when he came to the United States from Alvino, a small town 90 miles southeast of Rome. He proclaims that whatever his approach, one thing is certain: His art reflects the spirit, the passion and the colors of his Italian heritage. “I still haven’t…