Meeting Minutes – Mar 27, 2013

Voices is set for November 2nd at GFAC, artist and writer teams should get to work

Justin has CA t-shirts for sale

April 1st CA is accepting submissions for YES, Young, Emerging, Shining a high school student or person of 18 years of age or younger will win a $200 to $250 gift card to buy art supplies or music equipment to further there creative study.

Financial Report – $106 petty cash and $3,956.52 in bank

Ca needs to work on new events
CA cards and membership packets need to be updated
Ken from Good Beans needs to be paid for last three months
- Nic proposed we offer Ken $600 to cover some of the expenses
- vote approved

Nic and Jennie are going to Grand Rapids to interview Jon Sinclair at the Creole pig Festival
-  If anyone has any questions for Jon Sinclair or wants their copy of guitar army signed, email Nic Custer or Jennie Moench

Churchills, April 6th, Open Mic Nite from 9 – 10:30pm
April 13th,  Flint Comix at the Masonic Temple
Nic’s having an Open Mic Nite April 19th at Buckham Gallery from 7 – 9pm, MOCAF Event, there will be free coffee.

Check out this month’s podcast:
Jenna Noelle
Dan Monahan
Gypsy Jack House
Buckham Alley Fest in July.

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Meeting minutes for 7-25-12

- Not present to report

- Reported updates to Gene Simmy (yes I am aware I spelled this wrong) fund
- Community Now! meeting for 7-26-12 was cancelled, will possibly change the dates of upcoming meetings
- Creative Crew – Met with Ruth Mott Foundation regarding the denial of our grant proposal and was told RMF has concerns about CA’s growth and sustainability.  Will possibly submit a revised grant in December 2012 with help from Program Officer and will plan future fundraisers specifically to support CC.

- Nothing new to report
- Continuing work on “Community Garden”

Old Business
- Voices book will be submitted in early August and books will have special prices for CA members.  The book will also be advertised in Broadside.

New Business
- Need to revise membership brochure and consider pricing.
- CA voted to donate a shirt, pin, frisbee, sticker, and tote to Kids Need Art for a silent auction to fund the program.


- Gary Flynn has an article in this issue of Broadside and participated in the SoberFest on July 15th and sold a book.
- Jennie Moench has spoken with Paul Herring to have Flint Underground videos broadcast weekly on Comcast access channel.
- August 11th is the Drop Fest in Flint.
- August 11th Flee Flicker will be at Colonial Lanes in Flushing
- August 27th-28th Elms Gallery with host an “After Dark” party at 6pm both days

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CA Members’ Work at Applewood Tomorrow!

Tomorrow Night!!!

Creative Alliance members Terry McKinnzie’s and Paul Everett’s community art Dragonfly Sculptures join other artists at Applwood’s Annual Firefly Walk from 5pm-8pm at 1400 E. Kearsley Street in Flint.

Check out the attached flyer and Applewood’s FB page for more info!!!

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Meeting Minutes 6-27

Attendance – Lac Luster, Stephanie Hackney, Terry Kinzie, Shawn Sinclair, Jennie Moench, Justin Faber, Pauly Everett, Brian Hackney, Aisha Harris, Scott Harmon, Corey Planck

Creative Crew

- Denied for Ruth Mott grant. No funding this year.
- Buckham Alley Fest: July 14th, Plan to volunteer this year, can split tips and get membership
- Stephanie will come back next week with costs

Fundraising Events

- Dinner at Churchills, need to call out to artists, maybe have a dinner and a show/movie, request donations for different sponsorship levels
- Art contest in November
- Start having CA as a group enter into statewide art contest, ex. Art Prize in Grand Rapids in August
Membership Director Position
- Pending electees: Gary and Stephanie
Voices – in progress


- Website: donation option for money and merchandise, possibly link between paypal and bank account (Scott and Jessica)
- Shirts: Make new ones, develop ideas and agree, put old flyers on shirts, print on vintage shirts (Scott)
- Buckham Alley Fest: Have new shirts for fest, current shirts at GFAC, art workshop (Stephanie) and merch project (Terry)
- Podcast: email Joel to let him know when CA will be there, have a set schedule and better communication
- Community Now: current facebook fundraiser for peace garden, idea to sell art and have some of the profit go to CA, next meeting is  July 12th
- BTE: sponsorship through trade, have CA open a nonprofit account (no charge), Jennie will get more details since CA is a nonprofit, will need to track statements\
- Need to work more as a team/group, don’t agree to an event unless there is atleast 3 people willing to put in time, have a head person and delegate accordingly


- 6/29 at Churchills: Mistaken for Satellites
- 6/30 at Churchills: Dragon Wagon and Driftwood (NY)
- 7/6 at Churchills: Covert
- 7/13 at Churchills: October Babies and Arlow Xan
- 7/13 ARTWALK
- 7/28 at Machine Shop: Kids Need Art Fundraiser, need volunteers, contact Stephanie Hackney (, Brian Hackney, or Julie Moore

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CA Meeting Minutes 6-13-2012

** Check out the announcements! **

Attendance: Gary F, Jennie M, Justin F, Scott H, Stephanie H, Brian H, Aisha H
- $8039.91 in bank
- $20 petty cash
- $300 for Creative Crew supplies
- $300 for Applewood event artist
- Idea to develop a CA invoice for recording transactions
- Use Local as the working address?
Creative Crew
- Applewood Summer Fest
- TODAY 3p – 8p
- Pauly Everett will be doing community dragon fly pieces as a agent of CA
Community Now
- Weekly meetings on Thursdays
- Next meeting on June 14 th at 7pm at Local 432
- Have most of the artist materials and pieces
- Tabloid option still with sponsors to cover cost
- Thought of having a book of all the volumes of voices
- Printing from Grand Blanc Printing or form Flint Comics printer
CA Show (podcast)
- The Herd will be the music feature
- Need to get Ca on the flyer, contact GFAC Kathy Johnson
- Creative Crew at Applewood Summer Fest TODAY 3p-8p
- June 30th Traverse City trip to Wine and Art event @ Gallery 30
- Navigation Pull at Buckham during June
- June 23rd 3p – 2a @ Aloha Lounge is OFF the Wall Fest with Elms gallery artist and multiple bands
- Churchills
 - June 15th – Glass Lung and Mothra
 - June 22nd – Maria Rose and the Swiss Kicks
 - June 30th – Aloha Dragon Wagon (Ann Arbor) and Drift Wood (New York)
- Local starting a summer music series with Channel 25 every other Thursday
- Contact Jennie if you are an artist interested in being featured in the Snack Shop at the old Mike’s Deli location, full percentage to artist if pieces sell

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Creative Alliance Meeting Minutes 5-30-2012

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Attendance: Stephanie, Aisha, Nic, Jennie, Scott, Gary
- $8039.91 in bank
- $245 petty cash
- update once a month
- will put up May Flowers video soon
-1st show in Local
- Show is free to record now
Community Now
- Biweekly meetings
- Next meeting on June 7th at 7pm at Local 432
** Big news coming down the pipeline so attend if you can!!
Grant Money
- Going with Joe Rash to price supplies for Local
Creative Crew
- Denied Shart Art Grant
- Art Workshop during Applewood event on 6/14 from 3-8p
— Need volunteers
**Need artists to paint and mosaic dragonfly fiber glass statues at Applewood. Will be paid $50/hr and will get reimbursed for supplies. Need to contact Stephanie today or tomorrow at!! There are 3 dragonflies so there is a max of 3 artist and one dragonfly must be mosiac.
- June 8th
- Flyers are out now. Ask Corey for them.
- Need to get decorations for event. Maybe from a party store. Want to have a sculpture of some sort.
Voices (Tabloid)
- Would be a free paper.
- Can print 5000 pages for $545. Want to get sponsors to support paper and design.
- Thinking of having an ebook option for Voices (aka pdf on wedsite)
Membership Director Nominations
- Gary, Stephanie, Ryan Bell?
- Support Your Local Poet at Churchills on 6/9 from 9-10p. Potential special acoustic guitarist guest.
- Community Now meeting on 6/7 at 7p at Local 432
- Gary – WCMU Destination Michigan was taped at FIA. Gary will post on youtube, facebook, FDIA, and postively Flint. Gary’s book is on sale at the FIA.
- Creative Crew is looking for more instructors
- Kids Need Art donations can be made at where is advertised. Also another school added (Scott Elementary) so the student number will increase to over 700.
- Swartz Creek Carnival is this weekend
- One more vendor is needed for June Art Walk at Pages
- Juneboree is June 8th from 6p to 2a

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CA Meeting Minutes 4.4.12

CA Meeting Minutes 4.4.12
Attendance – Justin Faber, Jennie Moench, Gary Flinn,Stephanie Hackney, Brian Hackney, Scott Harmon, Aisha Harris, Corey Plank, Drew Nelson, Terry Kinzie
- City Arts Gallery Project: Two letters to Tim (Carriage Town District) and Phillip (Garden) about installing wood panels art pieces. Members approved the purchase of clear protective coating.
-Eco Graffiti Project: Desiree (Buckhan) and Nic met with Greater Beecher Business Association, Beecher Development Council, and did a could presentations in an Art class about the project. So progress is being made.
-Community Now – looking at locations, meeting in future
- Bank amount: $7888.06 but temporary will be $3500 soon
- Petty cash: $220
- Cool City Art Auction – last year spent $450 this year spent $487 but drank less wine, made $1157 last year will make less in the end this year\
- money out is more than money in so need to fundraiser
Creative Crew
- officially submitted, now we wait
- 5000 flyers printed (need artists to help pass out flyers)
- Flyers: street team, businesses, events
- planning details
- food suggestions (pizza? subway? downtown restaurant? potluck?), need list of food and ingredients, wine? (need to check with GFAC)
- book printed in May/June, Randy is contact
- Please respond to this email if you are participating so we will have a better list
- Tshirts for event? can order a week before
- June 8th, Freak show theme, at Churchills
Flint Road Show
- April 19th in Detroit at Hiedelberg Projecct
- Sculpture from Todd Nicola
- Want to video tape street poetry
- Social event at Scarab Club at 6p
Cool City Art Auction
- 3 people still owe money, can pick up art at GFAC
Share Art Flint
- Grants for $5000, Deadline April 16th, 1 page with concise statement
- For community project, engaging an issue, teaching people, local culture/history
Y.E.S Grant
- released info on Facebook with criteria
- due 4.20.12
Flint Schools
- summer “art walk” event, community outreach, donations for school, letter to Linda Thompson the Superintendent (prefer in person, 3 events and 3 schools), will apply to Share Art, need money for supplies and promotion
New Business
- etsy: can list things for 90 days, use to promote art, just need artist info
- Gary Flinn- Broadside meeting on 4.18.12 at Churchills.
Also new photos on Facebook of Drive in Theatre that will be closing
- Support your local poet – 4.14.12 @ Churchills, an open mic, 9-10p, Free
- Elms Gallery Gala Event – 4.14.12 from 7p-12a, music, art, poetry, auction
- Pure Flavor at Churchills – 4.6.12, Detroit band  FRIDAY
- Psycho Killers Ball at Churchills – 4.13.12, can dress in costume for a prize
- Flint Comicon – 4.14
- Intuitive Expressions art show in Lapeer at Gallery 194 on 4.7 from 3-8p  SATURDAY

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The Greater Flint Creative Alliance presents
8th annual spoken word and visual arts celebration-

May 5th, 2012

Noon to 7 p.m.

@ Greater Flint Arts Council
816 South Saginaw Street

Gallery show and spoken word open mic
hosted by Lac Luster and Ethereal

Show starts at:

Voices is a continuing effort to promote collaboration between writers and artists.
The event aims to promote relationships between diverse groups in the artistic community.

For more information, visit

Hanging: Friday, May 4: 3 p.m.

Takedown: Saturday, May 5: 7-7:30 p.m.