Canton to Host Fourth Annual Canton Acts of Culture Week
Canton, MI – April 2, 2014 - Canton will once again focus a week-long spotlight on the arts and culture during the 4th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week. This special week, presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage, will begin on Saturday, April 26 and run through Saturday, May 3, 2014 at various community locations.
Some of the many goals of Canton's Acts of Culture Week, which is sponsored Meijer of Canton and Atchinson Ford, include showcasing community cultural resources and partnerships and celebrating diverse culture offerings.
In celebration of the arts, a variety of events have been planned by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage, including:
?The Michigan Philharmonic's performance featuring Composer & Narrator Andre Myers, a festive concert that will entertain, and educate the entire family on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for youth and can be purchased online at www.michiganphil.org or by phone by contacting the Michigan Philharmonic at 734/451-2112.
?"Beauty Beyond Nature," a free glassworks and photography exhibition at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill from April 1 - 26, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring the works of Paul Stankard, Ron Farina, Bernie Meyers, Dave Chiemelewski and Dennis Krukowski. A free artists' reception has been scheduled on Tuesday, April 29 from 6-8 p.m. where the general public and students are invited to meet the artists.
?A special lunch buffet and panel discussion by the glasswork and photography artists currently exhibiting "Beauty Beyond Nature" at The Village Theater during April will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with a luncheon scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. This special event is sponsored by Meijer of Canton, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) and Atchinson Ford.
Community members are also encouraged to support the following events and activities throughout the week, including:
?Learn the magic of "Folding Paper for Fun - Make Your Own Mini-Book" on April 26 and May 3 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the Canton Public Library's Purple Room. Artist Cecilia Escobar will share her secrets of creating special paper keepsakes.
?"Acts of Fashion - Fashion Show" on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Summit on the Park's Grand Ballroom with all proceeds benefiting "Alternative for Girls" and The WWII Veterans' Dormitory/Partnership for the Arts & Humanities. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at ww.actsoffasionshow.wix.com/actsoffashion or by calling 734/612-2041. Children 10 and under are free.
?"Cellography Portraits and Cell Phone Photos" from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Canton Public Library's Community. Photographers Jack Kenney and Bob Mosher will discuss composition and light during this special workshop, which is free for Middle and High School students. Participants should bring a digital camera, tablet or cell phone.
? "Rick Lieder's Nature Photography Workshop," on Tuesday, April 29 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the Canton Public Library, where participants will learn how to develop a creative eye and how to include nature in their art. This workshop is free for Middle and High School students.
A complete calendar of the 4th annual Canton Acts of Culture Week events is available at www.cantonfun.org. For more information on this seven-day celebration, please call 734/394-5460.
Click here for the 2014 Canton Acts of Culture Calendar
"Beauty Beyond Nature" Exhibit Information
2014 Canton Acts of Culture Week Highlights
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Falzon, Leisure Services & Cultural Commission Executive Assistant - 734-394-5362