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Story last updated at 1:56 PM EST on June 12, 2008 GALLERY HOPPING The second annual Summer Solstice Block Party will celebrate the start of the season with artwork from nearly 100 Michigan artists, kicking off from 7 to 11 p.m. next Friday at Biddle Gallery, 2840 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. This work, "Red Lady," by artist Sarah Burger, is among those to be exhibited at Wyandotte's Biddle Gallery. Artists new to the gallery include Sarah Burger, Julia Stephenson, Matthew MCR Ellison II, Susan Crowley, Lisa Harrison and Kyle Raetz. Short films by local independent animator Dave Moroski will be projected on the side of the building, along with short films based on paintings by Davin Brainard and sunsets by Elroy Grandy. One-man blues/garage/ punk band Jawbone will perform from 8 to 9 p.m. in front of the gallery. Beer, hotdogs and sushi will be provided by Biddle Avenue Florists, attorney Mike Trager and Downriver Stone Designs. In keeping with the "going green" theme, no plastic cups will be provided. Purchase handmade tumblers by Peter Guerrier at Biddle Gallery for $10. Summer Solstice also kicks off the 13th annual Climate Controlled Art Fair, running next Friday through Sept. 12 at the gallery. Avoid the heat by shopping for handmade pottery, jewelry, handbags, furniture, paintings, glass, photography, home, garden and fashion accessories from a variety of local artists. Call the gallery for more information at 1-734-281-4779. Collective Constructions," a collaborative exhibit from mixed media artist Valerie Mann and glass artist Barbara Thomas Yerace, is on display through June 27 in the Home Gallery of the Downriver Council for the Arts, 20904 North Line Road, Taylor. The exhibit explores ideas about spiritual nurturing, potential, life transitions and humor. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 1-734-287-6103 for more details. River's Edge Gallery, 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, is featuring "The Icon Show," a collection of works from 30 artists that define the word "icon." The show runs through July 5. The creations range from artist SLAW's depiction of life in the 1950s to Mary Brombach's interpretation of Marilyn Monroe in glass and fur. Other artists contributing to the show are Cass Adkins, Mark Arminski, Johnny "B" Badanjek, Amy Chenier, Joe Crachiola, Mary Ellen Croci, Nina Friday, Elayne Gross, Ryan G. Hill, Martin Hirchak, Patricia Izzo and Gwen Joy. Also contributing are Rick Ruinner Lappin, Eric Lavoie, Adam Owen Layne, Marianne Letasi, Carl Lundgren, Mark Nischan, Niagara, Kate Paul, Nancy Pitel, Audrey Pongracz, Bob Pope, Elaine Redmond and Rudy Salazar. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.artattheedge. com or call Patt Slack at 1-734-246-9880. Spring classes and workshops continue at the Downriver Council for the Arts, 20904 North Line Road, Taylor. Start Wednesday mornings off right with "The Art of Yoga" from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Home Gallery with instructor Cheryl Rudd. Participants should bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes. There is a $5 fee for the drop-in class Life Drawing" for ages 18 and older runs from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow and June 21. Instructor Mark Jackson will lead all levels in developing skills in the basic and traditional drawing regimen of the male and female nude model. Artists must bring supplies, including easels. Each session includes three classes, and classes don't have to be taken consecutively. The fee is $10 a class for DCA members or $15 a class for non-members. For more workshop information, visit www.downriverarts.org or call the DCA at 1-734-287-6103. Pioneers of the German Studio Craft Movement runs through July 6 at Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit. The exhibition, curated by Linda Ross, focuses on the careers of six artists who have been part of the German ceramic art scene since the late 1950s. For more information, visit www.pewabic.org or call 1-313-822-0954. Look Close, Looking Far: A Survey of Artworks by John Torreano" runs through July 18 at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 480 W. Hancock, Detroit, on the Wayne State University campus. Torreano's colorful, three-dimensional paintings confront viewers with the incongruous and contradictory impulses of contemporary art and culture. Call the gallery at 1-313-993-7813 for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays. The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering special programs throughout the month. Families and aspiring artists can enjoy workshops, presentations, music, films and storytelling at such weekend events as "Friday Night Live!" and "Target Family Sunday." All programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. The DIA is at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For more information, call 1-313-833-7900. Learn about the rise and fall of Detroit's rock 'n' roll legacy through the BBC documentary, "Motor City's Burning," at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. From Motown to the Stooges, the documentary tells the musical story of Detroit in the 1960s through archive footage and an eclectic soundtrack. Admission is free and includes a post-viewing performance by Wolfman Freedom Rally. Join a free drop-in workshop led by artist Warn Defever as he leads a symphony using thumb pianos from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Materials are provided and all ages are welcome. Considering Architecture: Sustainable Designs from Detroit," is running through July 28. The exhibit includes the designs, architecture and products of several local architectural firms and highlights their projects that incorporate green practices. Among the designs is a prototype of sustainable housing using discarded shipping containers created by architectural firm Steven C. Flum Inc. and Detroit developer The Power of Green Housing. The museum is at 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 1-313-832-6622 or visit www.mocadetroit.org.” - GO & DO: GOANDDOMICHIGAN.COM

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