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An OCC future with the 555 Gallery?

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Hey folks!

I know I have been silent for a long time, but I like to consider it as "collecting information and observing progress."

Recently, I met a member of the 555 Gallery staff named Nicole Parker. She, and a handful of other people, manage, organize, and maintain the art gallery, which currently resides in Detroit (formerly located in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor). The reason I write this little announcement pertains to the goals of both the OCC and the 555:  Non-profit Organization. When I considered this, I thought to myself "maybe the OCC and the 555 can work together on it in some way? ...  perhaps work together on other things (i.e. events, performances, shows, fundraisers, etc.) in the future?" From what I understand, the 555 is not just another art gallery. It is a creative space organized and maintained by artists ...  artists not unlike those in the Outside Circle Collective. With that said, my (cheesy) message to both groups for the future is "Communicate, Collaborate, and Create."


For more information on the 555 Gallery, please go to www.555arts.org

If you wish to contact the 555 Gallery, please try e-mailing them through their website
or contact Nicole Parker at nicole@555arts.org


This is Edmund, signing off.


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Hi Ed, I think I saw you driving your car a couple days ago. I like your idea...I wonder if we could coordinate some kind of fundraiser at the 555, to raise the 501(c)3 application fee? I know that there is a show scheduled for May that has a number of OCC members in it...2/11/2005 1:10:01 PM
stargrazer
When you saw me out driving, Peter, I didn't seem like I was in a hurry, did I? I can be a bit of a jerk on the road at times. As for your idea, I think it could work, but talk to the 555 people more about it. I'm sure they'll welcome any ideas for shows and whatnot. And for the show in May, I'll try to keep it in mind and check it out.2/14/2005 1:04:11 AM
automaton
maybe we could hold a jomas release party their and/or at a place like scene metrospace.2/14/2005 12:43:10 PM
ben
I think Steve Samuels is a good person to contact at 555, too. And no, Ed, your driving seemed fine!2/15/2005 4:15:44 PM
stargrazer
I haven't met many of the other staffers at the 555, but I know Nicole is very interested in the idea of OCC and the 555 working together. I believe she wants to learn more about the Collective, meet some of its members, and talk/inquire/discuss various things about the OCC with them. Who would be the best, or most willing, member of OCC to have her call/e-mail/contact for sufficient information about the group?2/18/2005 11:29:06 PM
automaton
If you get a chance, Ed, point her towards this website. Joe Scott interned at 555 last year, he might be a good contact person. A bunch of us will be down there May 1 to hang a show, too. It'd be nice to get things underway before then, though...2/19/2005 10:14:02 AM
stargrazer
I'll suggest that she check out the site thoroughly. She has mentioned Joe's name to me before, but I don't know how often he visits their gallery these days. I'll try to keep both OCC and 555 updated with what the other group is doing in the meantime... and I'll make note of the show in May and hope to see some of you people there. Thanks for the info, fellas!2/24/2005 7:08:14 PM
automaton
Sweet, let us know how we can help out.2/24/2005 11:31:48 PM
stargrazer
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