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Letters 08-31-2015

Inalienable Rights This is a response to the “No More State Theatre” in your August 24th edition. I think I will not be the only response to this pathetic and narrow-minded letter that seems rather out of place in the northern Michigan that I know. To think we will not be getting your 25 cents for the movie you refused to see, but more importantly we will be without your “two cents” on your thoughts of a marriage at the State Theatre...

Enthusiastically Democratic Since I was one of the approximately 160 people present at when Senator Debbie Stabenow spoke on August 14 in Charlevoix, I was surprised to read in a letter to Northern Express that there was a “rather muted” response to Debbie’s announcement that she has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president...

Not Hurting I surely think the State Theatre will survive not having the homophobic presence of Colleen Smith and her family attend any matinees. I think “Ms.” Smith might also want to make sure that any medical personnel, bank staff, grocery store staff, waiters and/or waitress, etc. are not homosexual before accepting any service or product from them...

Stay Home I did not know whether to laugh or cry when I read the letter of the extremely homophobic, “disgusted” writer. She now refuses to patronize the State Theatre because she evidently feels that its confines have been poisoned by the gay wedding ceremony held there...

Keep Away In response to Colleen Smith of Cadillac who refused to bring her family to the State Theatre because there was a gay wedding there: Keep your 25 cents and your family out of Traverse City...

Celebrating Moore And A Theatre I was 10 years old when I had the privilege to see my first film at the State Theatre. I will never forget that experience. The screen was almost the size of my bedroom I shared with my older sister. The bursting sounds made me believe I was part of the film...

Outdated Thinking This letter is in response to Colleen Smith. She made public her choice to no longer go to the State Theater due to the fact that “some homosexuals” got married there. I’m not outraged by her choice; we don’t need any more hateful, self-righteous bigots in our town. She can keep her 25 cents...

Mackinac Pipeline Must Be Shut Down Crude oil flowing through Enbridge’s 60-yearold pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits and the largest collection of fresh water on the planet should be a serious concern for every resident of the USA and Canada. Enbridge has a very “accident” prone track record...

Your Rights To Colleen, who wrote about the State Theatre: Let me thank you for sharing your views; I think most of us are well in support of the first amendment, because as you know- it gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinions. I also wanted to thank Northern Express for not shutting down these types of letters right at the source but rather giving the community a platform for education...

No Role Model [Fascinating Person from last week’s issue] Jada quoted: “I want to be a role model for girls who are interested in being in the outdoors.” I enjoy being in the outdoors, but I don’t want to kill animals for trophy...

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Fall for Art in Leelanau

Rick Coates - October 5th, 2006
The Leelanau Peninsula is loaded with artistic talent and numerous galleries. Michigan’s little finger plans to showcase in two art events this weekend. Galleries and shops in Suttons Bay will host the first annual Suttons Bay Art Stroll on Friday, October 6. Several galleries throughout the Peninsula will participate in the second annual Fall for Art Friday through Sunday.
The Suttons Bay Art Stroll was born out of a reception planned by Michigan Artists Gallery owner Sue Ann Round.
“We were planning on hosting a reception for artist Carla Sutton who won the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Commemorative Print Competition,” said Round. “This is the official release party of the print. With the Fall for Art going on that same weekend and all the colors, we expect a lot of people touring the peninsula, so expanding my event into the rest of Suttons Bay only made sense.”
Gallery and shop owners put the Suttons Bay Art Stroll together just two weeks ago. 

THRIVING SCENE
“We have heard so many positive things about the Art Walk in Traverse City and the Gallery Walk in Petoskey that we felt it would be fun here in Suttons Bay,” said Round. “Our area is thriving with talented artists and this region certainly has many wonderful galleries. This is going to be a great weekend celebration of art and the Leelanau Peninsula.”
The Downtown Art Walk in Traverse City recently attracted 1,500 participants and merchants, who reported a festive environment that attracted customers buying works of art and gifts for the coming holiday season.
Each gallery and shop participating will feature art and will be a part of the Stroll card. Participants move from gallery to shop receiving a stamp on their card. Once their card is completed they may redeem it at the afterglow party at Samuel’s from 8 to 11 p.m. A completed card may be redeemed for a complimentary glass of L. Mawby sparkling wine. At 10 p.m. a drawing for Leelanau Wine Trail Event tickets, art and other gift certificates will take place.
Stroll highlights include the artist reception with Carla Sutton of Northport at the Michigan Artists Gallery. A limited number of signed commemorative prints titled “The Boskydel” will available, numbered and signed by Sutton and winemaker Bernie Rink. Sutton won the the Second Annual Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Commemorative Print Com-petition (47 artists from around the Midwest entered), winning a cash prize of $500, a case of wine from the peninsula and her work featured on the cover of the Leelanau Peninsula’s 2006-’07 brochure. The gallery will offer Leelanau Peninsula wines including a selection from Boskydel and an assortment of appetizers.
 
WHO’S WHO
“Art to Wear and Wine to Taste” will be the theme at Hats and Haberdashery.  They will feature their more avant garde clothing lines and offer some special pricing.  They will serve a selection of Gill’s Pier Wines. At the Silvertree Deli a collection of works from artists Del Michel, Sue Brightheart, Desiree Vaughn, Peg Keeney, Kathie Briggs, & Kathy Rowe will be displayed.
Other participants include The Suttons Bay galleries’ dealers and consultants in Fine Art featuring Antiquarian Prints, and paintings by Albert Krehbiel, Russell Chatham, and Bill Hosner. Treeline Gallery features works from painted glassware artist Lindalee and noted artists Charles Murphy and Kathleen Kalinowski. The 45th Parallel’s Candy World will showcase the “Art of Sweets” and the Bayside Gallery features something for everyone.
The Suttons Bay Art Stroll is Friday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. with the afterglow party at Samuel’s starting at 8 p.m. For a complete listing of participants visit www.lpwines.com or visit area merchants to pick up a Suttons Bay Stroll Card.
Several galleries throughout the Leelanau Peninsula have banded together to create Fall for Art. Similar to a downtown gallery walk, Fall for Art is instead a driving tour and spans the whole weekend. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., participating galleries will have a yellow Fall for Art sign in their windows.
Each gallery will have their own offerings of art and some will offer nibblers and beverages. Pick up a Fall for Art map and brochure at any participating gallery, and at each gallery have your brochure signed. On Sunday participants may bring their complete brochures to North Restaurant on M-22 (across from Little Traverse Lake) for a post event celebration starting at 3 pm. A drawing for $5,000 in prizes will take place. For additional information call (231) 256-0026.
 
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