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Dance and Art News

Silhouette School of Dance recently held its Open House to celebrate the accomplishments of its students - and to let prospective students learn more about programs for children and adults.
Donna Rakerd (Miss Donna) and her staff teach ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and hip-hop. Classes are broken down by age group and ability, with ages ranging from 3 to adult.
The Open House was held from 9:30 to 3:30 with demonstrations from each class, which included ballet, tap, acrobatics and hip hop. Visitors were encouraged to join in the fun.
If you were unable to attend the Open House at Silhouette Dance and Fine Arts Studio and are interested in learning more about the Studio, you can contact Donna Rakerd at 216.228-3871.

Nickie Antonio, Lakewood Councilperson-at Large, hosted another Community Art Forum on November 15th at the Beck Center's Armory to discuss ideas for artists and art enthusiasts to collaborate to make Lakewood the next Art Mecca. Attendees included Fred Unger, President of the Beck Center's Board of Directors, Dr. David Estrop, Lakewood City Schools Superintendent, Kevin Butler, Lakewood Councilperson, and a host of teachers, artists and art lovers all got the opportunity to express their vision for an Art centered Lakewood. Some ideas expressed included collaboration between schools and the Beck Center, ideas for the "old" Westwood Theater, future Art and Communication curriculum for Lakewood High, plans to create an Art District and much more.
Ms. Antonio will continue to host future forums. Please check her City Council web page in the next couple of weeks for additional information and I will keep you posted as I learn of future forums and insights. This is an exciting time for our City, and Ms. Antonio has done a fantastic job bringing this to light for us. These forums are open to everyone- hope to see you at the next!

Events through December 5, 2006

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue
Beck Center's Dance Alliance Hosts Holiday High Tea on Sunday, December 3, 2006, from 1pm-4:00pm in the Beck Center Music-Armory Building under the direction of Melanie Szucs, company members form the Beck Center Dance Workshop, and selected dancers will perform excerpts from Act II of the Nutcracker. Advance Ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $12 for adults/$8.00 for children. Call the Beck for details.

bela dubby
13221 Madison Avenue
Saturday, December 2, Group Art Show, 6pm-12am and Saturday, December 9th from 10am-3pm, the Holiday Art Bazaar
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am - 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight.

Local Girl Gallery
16106 Detroit Avenue
Great Shopping for the Holidays!
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-5pm, Friday and Saturday, 12-6pm.

Pop Shop Gallery and Studio
17020 Madison Avenue

True Value Vintage
The Pop Shop Gallery and Studio and Big Fun are proud to present its second annual Christmas show entitled "True Value Vintage". This show has been created for the kid at heart. Works in this show will reflect the morning of Christmas day through the eyes of a child. All works will consist of childhood memories and thoughts of the gifts that may or may not have been found under the Christmas tree. Images and creations of such things as toys, video games, dolls, and many more treats will remind our viewers of times past.
True Value Vintage's opening reception is scheduled for December 2nd, 2006 from 6p-9p at The Pop Shop. This event will run from Dec. 2nd - Dec 30th. An after party will be hosted at Mullens, Located next to the gallery with drink specials.
The Pop Shop gallery is currently open Monday through Friday 10am-5p and also by appointment.

AND!!! (Just announced) on Sat Dec 9th we will be hosting DD Design. A one-night jewelry show featuring rare stones and gems. From 6-9pm

Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio
1662 Mars Avenue
The featured artist at Wobblefoot Gallery is Tim O'Connor, out with his new soft-back children's book "Jonathan and the Fourth Gift", just in time for Christmas.

Waterbury Couch House 13333 Madison Ave.
Wednesdays with Gerry Keating (vocal) and Neil Kammiller (keyboard). Fridays "Jazz You Like It" for the Holidays---Featuring Doris Long (vocal) joined by Neil Kammiller (keyboard) with guest musicians on drums & guitar. 7:00-10:30 p.m.

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Volume 2, Issue 24, Posted 11:11 AM, 11.24.06