Monday, January 31, 2011

Biggby Coffee

Nearly free coffee- every week.  You can sign up for a weekly email from Biggby which will include a coupon.  Often, the coupons are BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free).

Go to the Biggby Coffee website 
Click on B Connected
Click on E-Wards
Sign up with your name, email address, and which Biggby location you go to most (pull down menu to choose).

Now, grab a friend or sigoth, and head to a Michigan based coffee house.  

Friday, January 28, 2011

Free Museum Admission

In case you haven't been to the public library in a while, I want you to know, you can get free admission tickets to more than 20 museums, galleries, and activities in the Metro-Detroit area by picking up a Museum Adventure Pass.
Check out Detroit Adventure Pass to see the list of participating museums and libraries.  (No, the DIA is not on this list).

By the way, MOCAD is always free.  

3 Freebies from Rachel Ray show on 1/25/2011

Take a look at Rachel Ray's website from the January 25th show for information about freebies.  There is also a 5 minute video.

Free books send one in, get two back at

Free Fruit at Neighborhood  

Free antibiotics:  Ask your pharmacist (when you have a prescription). 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kresge Artist Fellowship Information Meeting 1-12-2011

The Kresge Foundation is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at CCS.  Check out this link to find out the details and RSVP. 


Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 6 p.m.
Please RSVP on our website to reserve your space.

Information Sessions are held at the College for Creative Studies, Walter B. Ford II Building, Auditorium. Click here for a map and directions.

February 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. EST

Information Sessions are for those interested in applying for a 2011 Kresge Artist Fellowship in the visual arts. Sessions provide an overview of the application process, information on changes to this year's application, an opportunity for questions and answers, and information about the professional practice opportunities offered to awarded fellows by ArtServe Michigan.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Every year there is a new review panel. If you applied in 2009, we encourage you to reapply!

Fellowship applications are only available online For more information on guidelines and application requirements, please visit our website. 

Thank you for your interest in Kresge Arts in Detroit.
Kresge Arts in Detroit, funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the College for Creative Studies, provides significant financial support for Kresge Artist Fellowships annually, each consisting of a $25,000 award and customized professional practice opportunities for metropolitan Detroit artists in the literary, performing and visual arts.

Art Openings January 14, 2011

As the new year begins, so it seems do art exhibits.  This upcoming Friday (1-14-2011), there will be two openings that I am aware of.  

Lawrence Street Gallery, in Ferndale will have its "Best of the Best" show opening reception from 6-9pm

Lawrence Street Gallery 
22620 Woodward Ave.
Suite A
Ferndale, MI 48220

Wayne State University's Graduate Students have a show on campus from 5-8 pm 

This exhibition features works by active graduate students working towards their Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts degrees in the following concentrations: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Metal Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. 

This is an opportunity for MFA and MA students to present their work within a professional gallery context, and to a wide audience that includes their fellow students. The diversity in media is accompanied by a variety of approaches.

Come and see why the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University is the choice for many of the region’s most talented art students pursuing a graduate degree. 

The opening reception is on Friday, January 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. It's free and open to the general public. The Art Department Gallery is located in the Art Building on the campus of Wayne State University, near the intersection of Cass Avenue and Kirby Street. Metered street parking is available, and is free after 6:00 PM.

For more information contact Tom Pyrzewski at 

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a division of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, educating the next generation of visual artists and art historians. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s midtown cultural center, is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 31,000 students.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Discounted Food: The Angel Food Ministries

For all of us who are financially having a tough time, whether it is the first time, or an ongoing battle, there is help out there.  This is not a free handout, nor do you have to be a Christian, nor do you have to belong to the church that helps you out. 

The Angel Food Ministry

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Georgia (between Atlanta and Athens), and has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of families every month across 45 states. Angel Food Ministries crosses denominational lines and has spread the good news of the gospel of Christ through salvation tracts that are placed in each food order.

Blessings by the box

Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78.
Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is all the same high quality one could purchase at a grocery store. There are no second-hand items, no damaged or out-dated goods, no dented cans without labels, no day-old breads and no produce that is almost too ripe.
Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork. Many participants in this bonus program appreciate the expanded choices. Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or bonus foods an individual can receive, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system.

It's both a Bargain and a Blessing!

  • 4 lb. IQF Leg Quarters
  • 4 oz. Beef Back Ribs
  • 1 lb. 80/20 Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 lb. Breaded Chicken Tenders
  • 1.5 lb. Bone in Pork Chops (4 x 6oz.)
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti (Cheese)
  • 12 oz. Smoked Sausage
  • Betty Crocker Seasoned Potatoes
  • 7 oz. Cheeseburger Dinner
  • 16 oz. Green Beans
  • 16 oz. Baby Carrots
  • 2 lb. Onions
  • 1 lb. Pinto Beans
  • 1 lb. Rice
  • 7 oz. Blueberry Muffin Mix
  • 10 ct. Homestyle Waffles
  • Dessert Item

FREE Preview of the DIA's "Fakes, Forgery, and Mysteries" at the Berkley Public Library 1/11/11

I just love, love, LOVE free stuff - especially about art. I found this through this week's email from theCity of Berkley. You, too can sign up for a free email from the city HERE.

Library Corner

On Tuesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm the library will offer a preview of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new exhibit, “Fakes, Forgery, and Mysteries.” The exhibition highlights some of the mistakes and other discoveries made through the years regarding artist attribution, authenticity, and value of works in the DIA’s collection. It illustrates how the DIA constantly re-assesses artworks through research, science, and technology, revealing an aspect of the museum’s work rarely seen by the public. Space is limited so advance registration is required. Call the library at 248-658-3440 to register. This program is presented by the Friends of the Library.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This Week in Art - 7th Anniversary

Thanks to my dear friends on Facebook, I learned about This Week in Art's: 7th Anniversary Show on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 from 7-11pm.  So that's tomorrow. 

If you are interested in submitting a piece of artwork, you can.  The catch is, the piece of artwork needs to be no larger than 7 inches in any direction.  I think I will add a tiny painting.  I don't have the proper materials to make it look truly professional, like, say, canvas.  But, that's where creativity comes in, eh?  Art needs to be in before 6pm on Wednesday.

Although the event is free, you may feel good about patronizing this local establishment:  The Motor City Brewing Works 470 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI, 48201-1220
Hey, that's just two blocks from the little purple building (which is now teal).  

Well, it might be cool to learn about things before I post them, right?  So, it turns out The Motor City Brewing Works features This Week in Art EVERY WEDNESDAY!  YAY!  

Have a Rock'm Sock'm Day!