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Letters 07-06-2015

Safety on the “Bridge to Nowhere” Grant Parsons wrote an articulate column in opposition to the proposed Traverse City pier at the mouth of the Boardman River. He cites issues such as limited access, lack of parking, increased congestion, environmental degradation, and pork barrel spending of tax dollars. I would add another to this list: public safety...

Vote Carefully A recent poll showed 84% of Michiganders support increasing Michigan’s renewable energy standard to at least 20% from the current 10%. Yet Representative Ray Franz has sponsored legislation to eliminate the standard. This out of touch position is reminiscent of Franz’s opposition to the Pure Michigan campaign and support for increased taxes on retirees....

Credit Where Credit Is Due I think you should do another article about the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund giving proper credit to all involved, not just Tom Washington. Many others were just as involved...

I’ve Changed My Mind The Supreme Court has determined that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. This has happened with breathtaking suddenness. It took 246 years for Americans to decide that slavery was wrong and abolish it, but it’s been only a couple of decades since any successful attempt was made to legalize same-sex marriage, and four years since a majority of the American public supported legalization...


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Leelanau Furniture Show

- May 16th, 2011
Leelanau Furniture Show moves to TC
After nearly a decade’s hiatus, the Leelanau Furniture Show is back -- in
a new location inside downtown Traverse City’s Artisan Design Network
(ADN) cooperative gallery on Front Street -- ready to dazzle crowds with
handcrafted one-of-a-kind designs, May 21-28.
The weeklong invitational exhibition and sale will showcase the region’s
finest furniture makers and craftspeople whose works in wood, metal,
glass, stone, fabrics, epoxy, enamel and paint are a celebration of form,
function and the inspiration of Northern Michigan.
Many of the 40-some exhibitors also belong to the year-round ADN co-op,
which opened its doors in January 2010 and features a wide-ranging juried
collection of fine art and furnishings.
This year’s show spotlights regional sculptors, Dewey Blocksma and Bill
Allen. “They have gleefully embraced the idea of sculpting furniture for
this event,” says organizer and rustic twig furniture maker Bill Perkins.
He and the show’s other founders‚ Larry Fox, Dave Elmgren, Bob Purvis and
Donna Popke‚ join a lineup of artisans whose styles run the gamut from
rustic to industrial.
In addition to the new location, the Leelanau Furniture Show is now set in
spring, rather than its prior airing in the fall. Perkins says both moves
will provide more exposure for the artisans.
“Consider this: As the region’s reputation as a center for the arts
continues to grow, the talent pool has grown with it,” says Perkins. “The
first Leelanau Furniture Show (in 1995) featured 20 exhibitors. This year,
that number has more than doubled.”
An opening reception, on Friday, May 20, runs 6 to 11 p.m. The rest of the
show, May 21-28, runs from noon to 6 p.m. daily.
For more info on the Artisan Design Network, check out
www.artdesignnet.com/furniture
 
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