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Crawl: AUGUST 15 from 6 - 10pm

“TRY MICHIGAN” WINE TASTING

FOURTH ANNUAL ART AND WINE CRAWL TO BENEFIT THE JOSEPHINE FORD CANCER CENTER DOWNRIVER

ART SHOWING BY THE DOWNRIVER COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS HOSTED BY CHARTER ONE

LIVE MUSIC ON THE ELM STREET STAGE BY THE BLUES BROTHER TRIBUTE BAND

The Wyandotte fourth Annual Wine tasting to benefit the Downriver Josephine Ford Cancer Center downriver will be held August 15th, the typical 3RD Friday date. The festivities begin in downtown Wyandotte at 6PM.

Wine tasters donate $15 to the volunteers who will be stationed under the clock tower in downtown Wyandotte and be given a commerative wine glass decorated with the art work of Nancy Pitel depicting a woman with a pink ribbon. They also receive a map listing more than 20 locations they can visit and have that glass filled with various Michigan wines. According to Vickie Lucas, co-owner with her husband Gerry of the Brighton Bed and Breakfast and one of the organizers, “While I was working at Curves in Wyandotte the crew there came up with the idea of focusing this year on Michigan wines. Since Wyandotte is all about shopping local, or entire committee loved the idea. Pat Hand of Discount Drinks immediately began working on making a list of all the various wines available. Each location chose their own.” All proceeds will go to the Josephine Ford Cancer Center Downriver to help those who may have special needs during treatments and cannot afford them.

There will be art and live entertainment throughout town as well as free horse and carriage rides and an historic trolley tour.

Tribute to the Blues Brothers Band will be playing on the Elm Street stage made up of Elwood (Doug Williams), Jake (Glenn Dryden), The Penguin (Brad McClain) and Shannon Thomas on lead guitar will all be there with the “Blues-mobile” ( a fully refurbished car just the like the one in the movies.). Expect Blues Brothers tunes starting at 6:00.

Biddle Gallery: Indie /rock band Apartment 4 featuring Jaye Thomas, Angela Sheldrake, Aaron Redfield and Larry Campbell will be performing along with electro-pop performance by Perfect Summer and techno set by Colin Zykowski of People Movers Productions. The art show “Dog Days of Summer” will continue with many interpretations of man’s best friend.

River’s Edge Gallery: “Through the Looking Glass: A Twist on Realism” opens with the work of seven artists all who use realism as their technique but the result is not necessarily just realistic. Also performing will be the straight ahead jazz combo Random Access with Gary Wojcik, Scott Johnson and Gordon Mills. All played for the Grosse Isle Big Band.

Art that is breast cancer specific will be placed throughout the city. An art display by Marion Melody showing hand made paper casts of a breast reconstruction will be at Energie Coffee and Smoothie Bar. A watercolor painting by Kyra Wojcik entitled “Hot Chocolate/ Right Here Right Now” depicting a friend of hers that had a breast removed shows her husband enjoying hot chocolate off her missing breast area. This, according to Kyra, shows her friend taking back her sensuality with her husband assistance. This will be displayed at Country Enchantments. Another view of this same friend will be shown at Traffic Jam. Nancy Pitel’s Chrysalis” depicts a woman unveiling her scarred chest area for the first time to herself. Nancy notes that a chrysalis is a symbol for rebirth like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. This will be displayed at Sandees Shoppe. Amy Chenier’s lion getting his badge of courage is fittingly shown at the new Lions, Tigers and Bears and Patricia Izzo will have two pieces. A strong photo by Izzo of a retired marine (Male) who had a masectomy after breast cancer will be displayed at Chelsea’s Men’s Store and another titled “diagnosis” is one of Patricia’s hand painted photos showing an antique manniquin caressing her breast “Diagnosis” will be displayed at The Boston Tea Room. Also included will be emerging artists shows at Energie Coffee and Smoothie Bar featuring Michael Michalski and The Grind Coffeehouse featuring Heather Hall.




 

WHERE: DOWNTOWN WYANDOTTE

CONTACT: WYANDOTTE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 734-282-6233