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Letters 08-03-2015

Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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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
Springs.
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
ethereal.”
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
head.
“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.”

DIVERSE DISPLAYS
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. 
 
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