Saturday, January 31, 2009

Next Event: Art/Music/Poetry in BayCity! Feb. 5th!

ARTWORK BY: Sarah Lynn -
Paolo pedini -
Kevin Kucken -
Amanda Derocher -
Elizabeth Booth -
Tornline -
Caroline Heller
Corey Gilbert
James Hughes
Peter Clouse
Heather Gray
@ Shamadere Gallery
207 N. Third St.
Bay City, MI
All Ages FREE

The Corporate TakeOver of HipHop! Feb. 3rd @ Delta College!

Dr. Lance Williams, a scholar, activist, youth worker and cultural interventionist, will speak on hip hop culture on Tuesday, February 3 at 11 am in the Delta College Lecture Theater. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies at Northeastern Illinois University, where he teaches elite theory, a critical analysis of hip hop culture and a range of inner city studies courses.

Dr. Williams’ most recent work, The Corporate Takeover of Hip Hop, is a critique of the rap music industry. He has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago, and holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

In 2007, Professor Williams was featured in the BET (Black Entertainment Television) American Gangster series. His forthcoming book, A Nation Stones, chronicles the historical and political forces that shaped the Blackstone Rangers, one of Chicago’s largest street-gangs.

For more information about this lecture, contact Diane Short at 989-686-9121.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NEWPAGES.COM Lots of places to submit creative writing.

Check out NEWPAGES.COM under their "Contest" section.

Poetry Contests, Fiction Contests, Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Essay and Photography Contests, and more! Contests for publications, publishers and universities listed in Book contests listed separately.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Call for Submissions. SCENE Metrospace East Lansing

(SCENE) Metrospace announces a call for proposals for The Little Big Show, an art exhibition focusing on small works of art. All artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit proposals.

Entry materials must include a current artist biography and/or resume, as well as a brief artistic statement for the proposed artwork(s). Proposals must include images of actual or representative works, either on a CD mailed to the office address below, or in the form of images emailed to No slides.

(SCENE) Metrospace
410 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 13th, 2009, 5:00 P.M.

All accepted artwork must be ready to hang/display.

This exhibition will run from March 13th through April 26th.

Artists who mail materials must include a SASE if return of materials is desired. Early submissions are encouraged. If you wish to drop off your submission in person, please make an appointment by contacting us via e-mail at


Thursday, January 22, 2009

US Secretary for the Arts? Lets Make it Happen!

The United States has never had a Secretary of the Arts, and Quincy Jones would like to change that. He's said that his first talk with Obama he'll beg for one. 137,267 people have signed this petition in agreeance thus far. We have a chance to get this country in shape. Let's help start a real movement to enlighten this silly place. SIGN THE PETITION!

ART BATTLE! West Branch, MI Jan. 31st!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What We're About!

For those of you that have been messaging this account about who we are and what we do:

We are a collective of visual artists, musicians, poets, and arts enthusiasts that go out of our way to promote the arts in this area.
(And occassionally set up our own events)

So whats the catch?

There is no catch. We just want to know whats going on in the art/music community and let you know whats going on.

We want to tear down the barriers that "scenes"(exclusivism) generate.

We have to get away from the "my bar" "my band" "my friend's band" mentality that keeps us all seperated.

By doing this we hope to realize the full potential of all the awesome talent that exists in this area. The art/music scene is this area is alot more vibrant that most people would assume and if we all would just step out of our comfort zones than we would realize this.

And this would create a community that is more than just "my city" "my band" "my bar" and make the tricities a much more awesome place to live.

New Music Night! New Venue! E-Shows & The Hancock Theater in Saginaw!

New Art/Music/Poetry night in Saginaw!

First Friday @ Magic Bean Cafe in Saginaw

"Let the Right One In" & "Persepolis"! Sweet Indie films in Saginaw!

Jan. 25

201 N Washington Ave Saginaw, MI 48607 (989) 754-7469 -------------------------------------- January 30 Persepolis (USA/France,2007; Parronaud/Satrapi, 95 min.) Iranian girl & her family rejoice when the hated Shah is overthrown, but soon realize that the new system is worse. She is outspoken, so her family sends her to Vienna for college to avoid trouble. She cannot adjust well there , and eventually returns home to find still more unwanted changes.

7400 Bay Road | University Center, MI 48710-0001 | 989.964.4000 All screenings will be held in room Curtiss 100 (which is across Groening Commons from the Rhea Miller Concert Hall) at 7:30 p.m.

SINS POETRY SLAM! Thursday Jan. 29th in Saginaw!

-OPEN MIC w/ Prizes. Come be apart of it.
(all the info is on the flyer)

New Marketing Company looking for Talent!

Designers, Videographers, Photographers! check this out! Body:

Company: Stallwart Mercy

Location: Saginaw

We are in need of talent just like you! Your expertise and professionalism in your chosen fields are highly valued by our company. If you could use some extra money or work experience then take some time and review our site.

Stallwart Mercy is a full circle marketing solutions provider. We work with all types of companies to update, reinvent, and produce their marketing image. We focus on structuring their marketing plans and a in turn help them procure their marketing resources wether it be print, web, radio or other medias. If you or the artist you represent would like to make some extra cash working on projects that interest them, simply add our page as a friend and look for bulletins. All of our Artisan work on a per job basis, get paid via check or paypal, and recieve a 1099 at year end. There's no long term commitment or fees for anything. Simply bid on jobs you like, complete the work, and get paid. We try to keep things simple. If you have any more questions feel free to ask, and as always if you know anyone interted please direct them to our site.

Thanks and have a great day!


Artisan Recruiter

Stallwart Mercy, llc.

Artists/Musician/Poets! We want to showcase your talent!

Are you a visual artist looking to get your work displayed?
Then we're looking for you!

Are you a musician or band looking for an event to perform at?
Then we're looking for YOU!

Are you a poet or writer looking for for an event to read your work at?
Then we're looking for YOU!

Attention all artists! We want to showcase YOU!

We set up events in BayCity, Saginaw, and Midland.
(& If you know of any cafe/gallery establishments in between or around these cities that you think would be interested in having an arts event than let us know!)

Check out our PICS section for images from our previous events.

If you're interested and have your art/music/writing online or can email us a sample than we'd love to consider you for a future event. (Beggining as early as Jan.

If you're interested, or have any questions, than please reply to this info with your contact info and a way for us to sample your work.




website/myspace/email us sample


-FullSpectrum Collective

Be Apart of the Art/Music/Poetry community

Hello, my name is Dave Smith. I'm one of a growing number of artists/musicians/poets that make up this group called FullSpectrum.

Right now we're adding people and blogging/bulletining art/music/poetry events in the area. One of our many goals is to build a following of arts-interested people in the area and develop an art scene in the tri-cities.

Thank you for accepting our ADD and being a part of this. We'll be doing some art/music/poetry events beggining in the new year and I hope to see you out at them :)
(you can see pics of our previous events in our PICS)

Let me know if you have an event that you want blog/bulletined or if you have any info that you think the art/music/poetry community would be interested in.

FullSpectrum Collective

New Art Spot in Bay City: Belle Epoque!

ATTN ARTISTS!!OR ANYONE!! Add this new gallerie in Bay City MI!!