100 artists, 10×10 canvas, $50: 100×50 opens Sept. 11

What can 100 artists create on a 10×10 canvas?

Come see 100 x 50 to find out, opening Sept 11 with a special reception at the Padziesky Gallery inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

All 100 pieces start at the incredibly low price of $50 each for a one-of-a-kind, professional piece of artwork.

Proceeds from sales benefit the Dearborn Community Arts Council and be used toward gallery updates.

One hundred local artists–including Mohamad Bazzi, Jerry Vile, Melanie Manos, Kevin Castile, Windy Weber, Joseph Marks, and Ash Nowak–have donated 10-inch square works of art for this special fall fundraiser.

The “100 X 50” fundraiser begins with an Opening Reception “First Look & Kick Off Party” on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 6-8pm. A $5 ticket gets you a 20 percent discount on art purchases at the opening, a silent auction, food, drinks, prizes and live entertainment!

The show also includes a retrospective “Wall of History of The Padzieski Art Gallery.” “100 X 50” opens to the public Sept. 12 and ends Sept. 26, 2014. Gallery admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12-6 p.m.

For more information, call 313-943-3095.

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Fall Dance classes at the Padzieski Gallery

Time to get back to Dance Classes!

Dearborn Community Arts Council and Prysm School of the Arts will once again be offering the unique opportunity to dance in the Padzieski Art Gallery at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

Take dance classes inside the Padzieski Art Gallery with Janeen Bodary of Prysm School of the Arts. Try us out for one class, try multiple classes or take it all with the Triple Threat option!  

Our Fall Session will be held September 8 – November 15, 2014

Ballet Ages 7-12
Learn Ballet Fundamentals and improve coordination and flexibility while gaining self-confidence!
Tuition: $75 / 10 wk session


Hula Ages 7-12
Hands, Hips & Heart work together in Harmony to tell the stories of the Hawaiian people!
Day:  Mondays
Time:  6:15-7:00pm
Tuition: $75 / 10 wk session

Tap Ages 7-12

Make music with your feet and get ready to dance your way from art gallery to Broadway!
Day:  Mondays
Time:  7:00-7:30pm
Tuition: $70 / 10 wk session

Triple Threat Ages 7-12

Take all three classes, Ballet, Hula, and Tap for a discounted price!  
All 3 classes must be taken by 1 student.
Tuition: $180 / 10 wk session

Hula – Teens & Adults
Hands, Hips & Heart work together in Harmony to tell the stories of the Hawaiian people!
Day:  Mondays
Time:  7:30-8:30pm
Tuition: $85 / 10 wk session

Creative Movement  Ages 3-6

Learn the fundamentals of Dance in a creative setting.  This class inspires imagination!
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00-10:30am
Tuition: $70 / 10 wk session

Jazz for Musical Theatre Ages 8-14
Want to put your best foot forward at that audition?  This class will have you dancing to Broadway!
Day:  Saturdays
Time:  10:30-11:30am
Tuition: $85 / 10 wk session

Tap Club – Teens & Adults
Not your traditional dance class.  Come in and let’s jam with your feet!  Come once in a while or every week – pay as you go.
Day:  Saturdays
Time: 11:30am -12:30pm
Tuition: $3 per class
Fall 10-Week Session:
Sept 8 – Nov 15 2014

Classes taught by:   Janeen Bodary           

Registration and Tuition taken at the first class meeting, however, please email PrysmArts@aol.com to reserve your place.

Please contact Janeen at PrysmArts@aol.com with any questions.

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More Scoop Swap Painting Dates Coming Up!

The Dearborn Community Arts Council became “makers” last weekend at Maker Faire Detroit, held at the Henry Ford Museum here in Dearborn.

We had visitors to our tent paint bowls for our “Scoop Swap” – a fundraiser for the DCAC and Meals on Wheels – and invited them to come back to the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Aug. 21 to pick up their completed masterpiece and some frozen yogurt from local business Yogurtown!

Here’s a look at some of the scoop swappers having fun at Maker Faire.

Missed the event? Join us Aug. 7 or 8 for more Scoop Swap bowl-painting fun!

The painting sessions will be held in the evening at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on both Aug. 7 and 8 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. The cost is $15 per bowl for artists ages 10 and under – and $20 per bowl for those ages 11 and up. There is no limit to the number of bowls you can paint, but capacity is limited so sign up now by phone or e-mail: 313-943-3095 or rvaldez@ci.dearborn.mi.us .

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