Monthly Archives: July 2011
Our 4th Friday Breakfast is tomorrow. And we are doing something fun. There is a new movement around our fair city called Bring Two To Flint. So in the spirit of Bring Two To Flint we are inviting you to Bring Two To Breakfast. Bring two people with you that have never been to a 4th Friday breakfast before, maybe it is someone that keeps meaning to, and never quite makes it, or maybe it is someone that has never heard of our famous breakfast. Regardless, this is the month to bring them along.
Our discussion leader this month will be Terry Wisner. Terry is the President of the CPO Institute an organization in the business of helping your organization build stronger teams, improve sales and customer service and building stronger communities.
Terry is also the driving force behind Bring Two To Flint, and will talk about how this initiative got started, its success, and what all of us can do to help.
We look forward to seeing you at breakfast with your two!
Flint Club is starting a new initiative.
The “I am Flint” project focuses on the city of Flint, Michigan. After all of the labels the national media has given our city, we’d like to take those labels and stereotypes and show that it is just a small part of what Flint is all about.
We intend to put faces to the city of Flint by using the art form of video and still images of citizens showing their rich full life from each corner of the city and that they are what make our city great by stating the simple phrase “I am Flint.” It’s about telling each other and the world who we are, that we have pride in our city and will not let outside influences determine who we are as a community.
We plan to use video to show that citizens of Flint are involved in their community and lead rich full lives here in the city, The video itself will juxtapose the notion of the most violent city in the United States against our engaged citizens working every day to make a difference in their community and their homes. We need funding to make this project a reality, and hopefully grow this video into a series of videos all focused on what Flint is really made of, the people, not the headlines. The funding will go towards equipment, web hosting, licenses, travel and as a seed to continue this project into the future.
You can see the entire presentation here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/739661808/i-am-flint?ref=live
We implore everyone to go take a look and tell your friends to as well, and consider becoming a backer for this project. We are all in this together, and with your help we can show the world we really are more than crime and despair. We are a community of people making Flint better day by day.
Flint Club supporter Terry Wisner has started an initiative called Bring Two To Flint. The idea is simple, bring two people from Genesee county to Flint, to attend an event. Share cool things that are happening in our community, support those things by your attendance, and when you attend, bring two people with you. The Facebook page for this is at https://www.facebook.com/bringtwotoflint?sk=wall
This Friday during ArtWalk there will be a special Bring Two To Flint Event. Bring two people who have never been to the Second Friday Art Walk (or at least in the past two years or so) and have a great time.
Be sure to stop by and say hello at the grassy area at 2nd Street and Saginaw in downtown Flint. If it’s okay with you and your friends, we’ll post your pic on our page. BTW-Everyone who “like”s the Bring Two To Flint page will be entered to win some great prizes from some of the downtown merchants. When you bring two peeps and get your pic taken, you will earn an extra five chances to win.
Look, just get involved and bring some friends who haven’t been to Flint or the Art Walk. They’ll be glad you did!
Also watch ABC12 at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon for a live overview of Bring Two To Flint.
The Facebook Event page for this is at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213624762014861
On July 8, as a culmination of this month’s downtown ArtWalk, the condemned 19-story Genesee Towers will come to life with music, performances, light installations, video projections, and a parade to the river. A demonstration of the new city emerging downtown, the event marks the beginning of the Flint Public Art Project, a 10-year program of events, installations, performances, social sculptures, and new buildings to amplify the regeneration process underway in the city.
This free event will feature performances inside the tower by the Fischer Bodies, the Hula Hoops, JonBenet, and the Clio Girls, video and photography projections by Eric Hinds, Tara Moreno, and New York-based multimedia artist Chris Jordan, lighting installations by Dave Johnson, and a laser-and light installation by Brooklyn-based artist Raphaele Shirley illuminating the riverfront. Much more to be confirmed later.
This event is being realized with the support and participation of Red Ink Flint, Buckham Gallery, the Creative Alliance, Paradigm Attractions, Gazall Lewis Architects, THA Architects, the Stockton Center at Spring Grove, the Carriage Town Historic Neighborhood Association, the Flint River Corridor Alliance, The Flint Club, the U of M Flint Outreach Office, the Flint Journal, Uptown Developments, the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Flint Youth Theater, the Flint Insitute of Arts, the Greater Flint Arts Council, Genesee County Land Bank, the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Flint, and Michael Moore.
The Flint Public Art Project is a program of Red Ink Flint.