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Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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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