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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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The two world‘s of Charles Lindsay

Kelsey Lauer - June 15th, 2009
The Two Worlds of Charles Lindsay
Photographer makes a splash at the Dennos

By Kelsey Lauer 6/15/09

Step inside a different world - or make those two different worlds - at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, where two exhibits from noted photographer Charles Lindsay will take center stage this summer.
UPSTREAM: Fly Fishing in the American West, from June 21 - Sept. 20, features 25 large format black and white photographs (40” x 40”) shot for a book of the same title with author Tom McGuane.
Lindsay captures the essence of solo fly-fishing, at times even delving beneath the water to enter the world of the trout.
“We are very pleased to be able to host this exhibition in the year that Traverse City will host the 50th Anniversary conference of Trout Unlimited in August,” said Gene Jenneman, director of the Dennos Museum Center.
The description for the book UPSTREAM: Fly Fishing in the American West reads: “At times photographing beneath the surface of the water, Lindsay literally enters the world of the trout. In this close observance of the cosmos within the river, he explores the fundamental relationship of all life to water. The photographs in Upstream illuminate a primitive world of elemental beauty and fractured light -- abstract and utterly in motion.”
Lindsay’s images taken from beneath the water will lead museum goers to his next exhibit, CARBON: The Cosmic Worlds of Charles Lindsay.
CARBON, set to run June 24-Sept. 20, is an installation of large-scale photographs, most of which will cover the entire gallery walls.
The ‘photographs’ are made from negatives that utilize a carbon emulsion on a transparent base – the result of many experiments and manipulation. Numerous generations in the fluid’s history create minute evaporation trails, rendering an archeology of time and creating a landscape that seems to belong to a foreign world, more suitable to the moon than to planet Earth.
Jenneman said that a local company in Traverse City will print the images that will be displayed in the CARBON exhibit.
“When Charles asked me if there was anyone I know who could print his images of the scale he wanted for our galleries, I told him the only company in Traverse City I knew that could do what he wanted was Britten Banners,” Jenneman said. “Paul Britten and I met with Charles in New York City last December and the project was underway.”
According to Jenneman, the exhibit will also be Dennos Museum’s first to allow visitors to take home an actual piece of the exhibit - although only once the exhibit has closed.
“When the exhibition closes the banner photos will be recycled by Britten’s Prior Life company into usable items that will be sold in the museum store,” he said. “This will be our first ‘recycled’ exhibition and a unique opportunity for visitors to buy a transformed work of art.”
The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursday til 8 p.m. beginning July 2) and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission is $6 adults, $4 for children (as of July 1) and free to museum members. For more information on the Museum and exhibition, go to www.dennosmuseum.org or call 231-995-1055.
 
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