Letters 10-17-2016

Here’s The Truth The group Save our Downtown (SOD), which put Proposal 3 on the ballot, is ignoring the negative consequences that would result if the proposal passes. Despite the group’s name, the proposal impacts the entire city, not just downtown. Munson Medical Center, NMC, and the Grand Traverse Commons are also zoned for buildings over 60’ tall...

Keep TC As-Is In response to Lynda Prior’s letter, no one is asking the people to vote every time someone wants to build a building; Prop. 3 asks that people vote if a building is to be built over 60 feet. Traverse City will not die but will grow at a pace that keeps it the city people want to visit and/or reside; a place to raise a family. It seems people in high-density cities with tall buildings are the ones who flock to TC...

A Right To Vote I cannot understand how people living in a democracy would willingly give up the right to vote on an impactful and important issue. But that is exactly what the people who oppose Proposal 3 are advocating. They call the right to vote a “burden.” Really? Since when does voting on an important issue become a “burden?” The heart of any democracy is the right of the people to have their voice heard...

Reasons For NoI have great respect for the Prop. 3 proponents and consider them friends but in this case they’re wrong. A “yes” vote on Prop. 3 is really a “no” vote on..

Republican Observations When the Republican party sends its presidential candidates, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people with a lot of problems. They’re sending criminals, they’re sending deviate rapists. They’re sending drug addicts. They’re sending mentally ill. And some, I assume, are good people...

Stormy Vote Florida Governor Scott warns people on his coast to evacuate because “this storm will kill you! But in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Florida’s voter registration deadline be extended because a massive evacuation could compromise voter registration and turnout, Republican Governor Scott’s response was that this storm does not necessitate any such extension...

Third Party Benefits It has been proven over and over again that electing Democrat or Republican presidents and representatives only guarantees that dysfunction, corruption and greed will prevail throughout our government. It also I believe that a fair and democratic electoral process, a simple and fair tax structure, quality health care, good education, good paying jobs, adequate affordable housing, an abundance of healthy affordable food, a solid, well maintained infrastructure, a secure social, civil and public service system, an ecologically sustainable outlook for the future and much more is obtainable for all of us...

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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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