DCA slates ‘Off the Wall’ benefit for gallery lighting

By Evelyn Cairns
The walls of the Wyandotte Arts Center will be covered with approximately 150 donated works of art, from miniatures to lifesize, for a unique “Off the Wall” fundraiser to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 27 by the Downriver Council for the Arts.

Tickets to the event, $20, will allow purchasers to choose a work hanging on the wall and take it home with them. The purchase of additional tickets will permit additional selections, according to Tammy Trudelle, executive director of DAC.

Proceeds are earmarked for gallery lighting.

“Focused lighting will permit us to show off and enhance the works in our art exhibits,” Trudelle said.

Among the wellknown Downriver artists and art teachers who have donated works for the fundraiser are Shirley Ciungan, Carl Kamulski, Margaret Arnott, Kenneth Browne, Carol Cook Reed, Ken Barbb and Jeremy Henson.

In addition to paintings, the exhibit will include photographs and sculpture.

For tickets or additional information, call 734-720-0671 or go to www.downriverarts.org.

New store has opened
The Main Street Emporium, featuring 20th century-style merchandise, is a new attraction at Greenfield Village, which is now open for the season.

Among the many items in the new store are reproductions of toys dating to 1910, plus candy, cookbooks and a wide variety of other merchandise.

Returning attractions drawing visitors include an artifact coffee cart that once dispensed the beverage to Ford Motor Co. employees in the firm’s early days. Called The Owl Night Stand, it offers beverages and snacks.

Other attractions include demonstrations by clay and glass artisans, sheep sheering and Model T and historic-locomotive rides.

Village admission is $24, adults; $22, seniors; and $17.50, youths. Children 4 under are free. For additional information, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.

Campbell is coming
Fans of Glen Campbell will have the opportunity to attend the singer’s “Goodbye Tour” and support the Alzheimer Association May 9 at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom.

Campbell announced last year that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and has had short-term memory loss for years

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and winner of four Grammys in both country and pop music, Campbell became a legend for his best-selling hit “Rhinestone Cowboy.” His many other hits include “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Gentle on My Mind.”

Showroom doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Checks must be made payable to the association, and purchasers should men-tion they heard about the concert through the organization.

For tickets, call Terri Warren at 586-268-3200. More information is available from Marilyn Jacobson at 248-996-1048.

The showroom is at 7096 E. 14 Mile Road in Warren.

Coming up . . .
April 24 — Friends of Lincoln Park Farmers Market fundraiser; at the Park Restaurant, 1681 Fort St. at Arlington; the eatery will donate a portion of food sales between 3 and 8 p.m. to the Farmers Market; the menu includes burgers, shakes, dinners and des-serts.

April 25 — Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council benefit “Spring Fun-Raiser & Wine Tasting” with heavy hors d’oeuvres; 6 p.m. at Flemings’ Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 323 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham; tickets, $25; for more information, call 313-576-5154.

April 27 — Henry Ford Community College Spring Jazz Concert, 8 p.m. at the Adray Auditorium in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center of the college’s main campus, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn; performing will be Studio 110, the Big Band, Blue Fusion and Midnight Blue; admission is $10, adults, and $7, students and senior citizens; tickets are available by contacting Rick Goward at rgoward@hfcc.edu and will be sold at the door.