“In Progress” Benefit Event Sept. 14 / 15
IN PROGRESS: BENEFIT RECEPTION
Friday // September 14, 2012 // 8PM – 11PM
1250 N. Main St., Ann Arbor MI 48104
On Friday, September 14th Creative Rights will host their first public show, In Progress, featuring over 40 artists and performers from Ann Arbor and Detroit who will exhibit works that are currently in the process of being created. As our guest, you will have the opportunity to explore the gallery space, watch live performances, and speak to local artists about their creative process. Many of those involved are Creative Rights clients – dancers, playwrights, metal smiths, installation artists, painters, musicians, actors, and more – currently benefiting from the services and support of our organization.
8PM: Live music by the Echo String Quartet
9PM: Brian Carbine, Megan Montgomery, Colby Halloran, Luna Alexander and others perform shortened segments of their works including dance, movement, play excerpts, and more.
10PM: Live jazz by Syropoulos Rex with time to discuss exhibited projects with the artists.
// TICKETS // $35 online in advance (PURCHASE HERE), $50 at the door.
Cocktail attire advised
IN PROGRESS: EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCES
Saturday // September 15, 2012 // 7PM – 2AM
1250 N. Main St., Ann Arbor MI 48104
On Saturday, September 15th, In Progress will be open to the public and will begin with extended versions of Friday’s performances as well as live music from Hush, Love, Deastro, Ivan Grass, Portsman, Douglaslaneallen, and others. The evening will be a celebration of the local arts communities in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, and will give attendees an introduction to Creative Rights and the impact its services are making on the creative community.
8PM: Extended versions of Friday’s performances from Brian Carbine, Megan Montgomery, Colby Halloran, Luna Alexander and others. Works include dance, movement, play excerpts, and more.
10PM: Live music from Hush, Love, Deastro, Ivan Grass, Portsman, Douglaslaneallen, and others.
// TICKETS // $5 at the door.
In Progress is Sponsored by
To obtain a PRESS PASS, please contact our public relations coordinator // Amber Hughson //
In Progress is a two night benefit hosted by Creative Rights, an Ann Arbor-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. On September 14 – 15 at 1250 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, upwards of forty artists from Ann Arbor and Detroit will show works that are currently in the process of being designed and created. Many of the artists are Creative Rights clients – they are dancers, playwrights, metal smiths, installation artists, painters, musicians, actors, and more. Each night will begin accompanied by live music, where attendees can explore the gallery space and speak to the artists about their creative process. Each night a portion of the evening will consist of live segments of the performing artists’ work, after which attendees will have a chance to converse about the future direction of the pieces.
On Friday, September 14th, from 8pm-11pm, a benefit reception will be held to celebrate Creative Rights’ first, but not last, show. In cocktail attire, Creative Rights will bring in the night with a string quartet, which will be followed by a variety of performances and a live jazz band. Tickets for this distinct reception will be available on our website for $35. Noted artists, designers, professors, and creative professionals will be on site to participate and help facilitate a unique, constructive, art-oriented conversation.
On Saturday, September 15th, the show will be open to the public for $5 at the door and will run from 7pm-2am. It will begin with extended performances, including dance, performance art, and excerpts from original plays. The performances will be followed by live music from Hush, Love, Ivan Grass, Portsman, Douglaslaneallen, and others.
Each evening will be a celebration of the local arts communities in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, and will give attendees an introduction to Creative Rights and the impact its services are making on the creative community. “It’s the public that makes it possible for Creative Rights to get involved at an early stage and push forward large-scale arts projects, such as providing mixed use performance, studio, and event space in the community,” says Brandon Weiner, Executive Director of Creative Rights. “In Progress is a way for both Creative Rights and all of the artists involved to say thanks. It’s a showcase for the community of all the exciting work that its artists are doing.”
Creative Rights is an Ann Arbor and Detroit based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free long-term legal representation and educational programs to the creative community. Creative Rights strives to be a sanctuary for the social and artistic imagination, with In Progress being the first of many showcases of the innovative and exciting work being done by its clients and supporters.
Adam Bota // Fine Art, Acrylics on Canvas
Amber Golden & Adam McGaw // Dance
Ashley Cook // Fine Art Installation
Audrey Stanton // Photography
Bri Howard // Visual Art
Brian Carbine // Movement Performance
Brit Hamlin // Visual Art, Glass, Wood
Catie Newell // Installation Art
Chris Carden // Illustration
Colby Halloran // Playwright
Erin Norris // Fine Art, Oil on Canvas
Ivan Grass // Fine Art, Abstract illustration
J. Preston Witt // Scenes from a play
The Real Jeff Nolan in collaboration with Shannon McDonald // Conceptual Art, Sculpture
Jessica Ashburn // Visual Art
Jeff Von Buskirk // Visual Art
Justin Mast // Architectural Visual Art
Katie Craig// Visual Art
Katie Hawley // Visual Art
Ken Hudak // Photography
Kit Pistol // Drawings and Watercolors
Leah Waldo // Glass
Luna Alexander // Monologue
Marisa Dluge // Interpretive Performance
Mary Thiefels // Visual Art
Megan Montgomery // Dance Choreographer
Meryl Waldo // Stylist
Monica Ann Bernadette Hamlett // Metal smith
Robotodd Industries // Kinetic Sculpture
Sydney Conaway // Installation
Stephen Eddins // Composer
Timothy Ratchford // Visual Art
With Live Music By
Syropoulos Rex // Experimental Soul
The Echo String Quartet // String quartet
Hush, Love // Indie Pop
Ivan Grass // Acoustic
Portsman // Rap
Deastro // Indie Rock
Douglaslaneallen // Irish Bouzouki
RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR // Brandon Weiner, Esq. // Brandon@creative-rights.org
PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR // Amber Hughson // Amber@creative-rights.org
IN PROGRESS CREATIVE DIRECTOR // Ben Stange // Ben@creative-rights.org
IN PROGRESS EVENT PRODUCERS // Chaely Chartier & Alan Bogl of Charlie LaCroix // firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
About In Progress from Creative Rights staff and supporters
“In Progress represents an important step in realizing Creative Rights’ mission. We’re a non-profit organization supported by public funds and we’re doing everything we can to support innovative artists and arts projects and provide exciting arts events for the community. The public enables us to offer our services to artists for an affordable price, allowing artists to pursue their creative visions with the benefit of comprehensive legal representation, business counseling, and a built-in network of collaborators and professional support. It’s the public that makes it possible for Creative Rights to get involved at an early stage and push forward large-scale arts projects, such as providing mixed use performance, studio, and event space in the community. In Progess is a way for both Creative Rights and all of the artists involved to say thanks. It’s a showcase for the community of all the exciting work that its artists are doing.” – Brandon Weiner, Executive Director of Creative Rights
“I think the really unique thing about In Progress is that it allows you to enter the creative process with the artists, rather than simply inserting yourself in at the final product. As great as it can be to go to a gallery opening and see a final work and fall in love with it, at In Progress I think we’ll find people feeling a little bit of that puppy-love, the butterflies and anticipation of what a piece of art could be. And for the artists, the opportunity to hear another person’s interpretation or vision for your work is terrifying and thrilling and so inspiring. I’m excited to be a part of presenting this concept with Creative Rights and being able to watch the whole thing unfold, it’s such a cooperative, mutually beneficial event that is very representative of what Creative Rights stands for and hopes to achieve.” — Amber Hughson, Public Relations Coordinator of Creative Rights
“RAW art. This is a behind-the-scenes look at artists’ freshest material. Fresh art, like fresh food, tastes better and is healthy. It is incredibly satisfying to get a glimpse at smart work that hasn’t been overcooked yet. The vast majority of challenging projects get abandoned; only a few get brought to the public. This is often because the most difficult, honest works often get the least support. This is a chance for those maybe, maybe not projects to receive encouragement and critiques. People should come to In Progress ready to pan for gold—this is not your average ‘pay your ticket, sit down, and clap’ event. We want your brains and your souls present.” –J. Preston Witt, Playwright and In Progress participating artist
“I’m very honored for Charlie LaCroix to have been asked to be part of the team organizing this event. Creative Rights clients are such an inspiring group with so much to offer, it’s exciting to put our pop-up skills to use & throw a really unique celebration to highlight their many talents.” — Chaely Chartier, of Charlie LaCroix, In Progress Event Producer
“In Progress is essentially an opportunity to bring the aspect of art that every artist seeks out at some point – Does this do what I want it to do? How can I get this piece to the point where I am ready to present it? – to a much larger scale. By creating a community space where these questions are embraced by a much wider audience, I hope these artists are able to realize their ultimate goals for their work in an even more complete way. To be able to give this opportunity to such an amazing group of people is a dream come true for me and will hopefully be a great benefit to them as well. I love art and I’m so happy to be able to help bring more of it into the world.” — Ben Stange, Creative Director for In Progress