Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

Home · Articles · News · Art · Glenn Wolff Brings the Angels to...
. . . .

Glenn Wolff Brings the Angels to Harbor Springs

Kristi Kates - July 25th, 2011
Glenn Wolff Brings the Angels to Harbor Springs
By Kristi Kates
Traverse City native Glenn Wolff’s artwork can be seen all over Northern
Michigan and far beyond, including the pages of many magazines, books and
newspapers such as the New York Times. Now, he’s making his mark on Harbor
As of July 21, Wolff’s art has been on display at the Kuhlhaus Gallery in
Harbor Springs. Gallery owner Tim Coon, who co-owns Kuhlhaus with his
wife, Helen, was drawn to Wolff’s work for a wide variety of reasons.
“Glenn’s work is unique, for sure,” Coon says, “he uses a wide diversity
of fascinating materials and subjects, and many of his pieces are quite
One of those pieces, titled Angels Over Harbor, takes a typical Up North
scene familiar to many artists of the region and turns it right on its
“The view from the bluff overlooking Harbor Springs, while beautiful, is a
very common and typical view often repeated by various artists,” Coon
explains, “Glenn did a version of that view several years ago - it was
long and narrow, done in his style of course, and painted on a board made
out of small, 1-inch slats of wood, like a fence but closer together. It
was a night scene of the bluff view - but painted with little golden
angels hovering over Harbor Springs.”

Although Wolff spent college time in Minneapolis and career time as a
freelance illustrator in New York City, he returned to his favorite “Up
North” locale in 1987, and has been a fixture in TC ever since,
illustrating numerous books and promoting his own unique, colorful, and
distinctive brand of fine art in galleries across the U.S.
Ranging from “extraordinarily detailed to extraordinarily spare,” as Coon
puts it, Angels Over Harbor is just one example of Wolff’s unique view on
the subjects that he paints. Another piece, titled Peninsula, is a study
in subtlety.
“Peninsula, I think probably referring to the Leelanau Peninsula, was
simply a board that was 10 feet long by 10 inches wide,” Coon says, “at
first glance, it didn’t look like much. But then you would see all the
subtleties that Glenn had added to the wood.”
“It sold, of course,” Coon smiles, “Glenn’s work has been one of our best
sellers, for sure.”
For Wolff’s latest showing at Kuhlhaus, Coon says they’ve acquired “as
much of his recent work as we could gather,” sure to include a diverse
range of Wolff’s quirky choices of color, interpretation, and subject
matter. The talented artist, whose fans range well beyond Northern
Michigan, has worked hard for his success and the expansion of his
talents, “and he’s a nice guy, too,” Coon says.

Glenn Wolff’s works will be exhibited at Kuhlhaus Art in Harbor Springs
(294 East Third Street, telephone 231-526-4204) from July 21-August 3. For
more info on Glenn Wolff, visit www.glennwolff.com; for more info on
Kuhlhaus, visit them online as well at www.kuhlhausart.com. 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5