Letters 10-24-2016

It’s Obama’s 1984 Several editions ago I concluded a short letter to the editor with an ominous rhetorical flourish: “Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984 and the grand opening of the Federal Department of Truth!” At the time I am sure most of the readers laughed off my comments as right-wing hyperbole. Shame on you for doubting me...

Gun Bans Don’t Work It is said that mass violence only happens in the USA. A lone gunman in a rubber boat, drifted ashore at a popular resort in Tunisia and randomly shot and killed 38 mostly British and Irish tourists. Tunisian gun laws, which are among the most restrictive in the world, didn’t stop this mass slaughter. And in January 2015, two armed men killed 11 and wounded 11 others in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. French gun laws didn’t stop these assassins...

Scripps’ Good Deed No good deed shall go unpunished! When Dan Scripps was the 101st District State Representative, he introduced legislation to prevent corporations from contaminating (e.g. fracking) or depleting (e.g. Nestle) Michigan’s water table for corporate profit. There are no property lines in the water table, and many of us depend on private wells for abundant, safe, clean water. In the subsequent election, Dan’s opponents ran a negative campaign almost solely on the misrepresentation that Dan’s good deed was a government takeover of your private water well...

Political Definitions As the time to vote draws near it’s a good time to check into what you stand for. According to Dictionary.com the meanings for liberal and conservative are as follows:

Liberal: Favorable to progress or reform as in political or religious affairs.

Conservative: Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditions and limit change...

Voting Takes A Month? Hurricane Matthew hit the Florida coast Oct. 6, over three weeks before Election Day. Bob Ross (Oct. 17th issue) posits that perhaps evacuation orders from Governor Scott may have had political motivations to diminish turnout and seems to praise Hillary Clinton’s call for Gov. Scott to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline due to evacuations...

Clinton Foundation Facts Does the Clinton Foundation really spend a mere 10 percent (per Mike Pence) or 20 percent (per Reince Priebus) of its money on charity? Not true. Charity Watch gives it an A rating (the same as it gives the NRA Foundation) and says it spends 88 percent on charitable causes, and 12 percent on overhead. Here is the source of the misunderstanding: The Foundation does give only a small percentage of its money to charitable organizations, but it spends far more money directly running a number of programs...

America Needs Change Trump supports our constitution, will appoint judges that will keep our freedoms safe. He supports the partial-birth ban; Hillary voted against it. Regardless of how you feel about Trump, critical issues are at stake. Trump will increase national security, monitor refugee admissions, endorse our vital military forces while fighting ISIS. Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence will be an intelligent asset for the country. Hillary wants open borders, increased government regulation, and more demilitarization at a time when we need strong military defenses...

My Process For No I will be voting “no” on Prop 3 because I am supportive of the process that is in place to review and approve developments. I was on the Traverse City Planning Commission in the 1990s and gained an appreciation for all of the work that goes into a review. The staff reviews the project and makes a recommendation. The developer then makes a presentation, and fellow commissioners and the public can ask questions and make comments. By the end of the process, I knew how to vote for a project, up or down. This process then repeats itself at the City Commission...

Regarding Your Postcard If you received a “Vote No” postcard from StandUp TC, don’t believe their lies. Prop 3 is not illegal. It won’t cost city taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal bills or special elections. Prop 3 is about protecting our downtown -- not Munson, NMC or the Commons -- from a future of ugly skyscrapers that will diminish the very character of our downtown...

Vote Yes It has been suggested that a recall or re-election of current city staff and Traverse City Commission would work better than Prop 3. I disagree. A recall campaign is the most divisive, costly type of election possible. Prop 3, when passed, will allow all city residents an opportunity to vote on any proposed development over 60 feet tall at no cost to the taxpayer...

Yes Vote Explained A “yes” vote on Prop 3 will give Traverse City the right to vote on developments over 60 feet high. It doesn’t require votes on every future building, as incorrectly stated by a previous letter writer. If referendums are held during general elections, taxpayers pay nothing...

Beware Trump When the country you love have have served for 33 years is threatened, you have an obligation and a duty to speak out. Now is the time for all Americans to speak out against a possible Donald Trump presidency. During the past year Trump has been exposed as a pathological liar, a demagogue and a person who is totally unfit to assume the presidency of our already great country...

Picture Worth 1,000 Words Nobody disagrees with the need for affordable housing or that a certain level of density is dollar smart for TC. The issue is the proposed solution. If you haven’t already seen the architect’s rendition for the site, please Google “Pine Street Development Traverse City”...

Living Wage, Not Tall Buildings Our community deserves better than the StandUp TC “vote no” arguments. They are not truthful. Their yard signs say: “More Housing. Less Red Tape. Vote like you want your kids to live here.” The truth: More housing, but for whom? At what price..

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Jamie Kauffold - January 13th, 2014  

JAN 13-19

A Snowsculpting competition & Chili Cook Off are two events that highlight Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest this Thursday - Saturday, January 16-18. You can also look for the Euchre Tournament, Poker Walk and more. http://www.mackinawcity.com/winter-fest-2014-144/

monday 1/13

The Big Picture Society: The League of Women Voters Leelanau County hosts this film presentation, featuring Sally Hawkins in a dramatization of the 1968 labor strike initiated by hundreds of women employed in a London automobile manufacturing plant. No cost. 3pm, Old Art Building, Leland. 231.409.9339.

Moscow Festival Ballet - “Chopinina” & “Romeo and Juliet”: Under the direction of former Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Ballet performs Prokofiev’s masterpiece ballet, a fairy tale of everlasting love. 7:30pm, The Opera House, Cheboygan. Tickets: $38 adults, $12.50 students. www.theoperahouse.org or 231.627.5841.

The Bay Film Series presents “Wadjda”: This film sheds a light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime. 6pm, The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay. Tickets, $8.50. www.baytheatre.com or 231-271-5800.

Salem Witch Trials: Author Stephen Lewis explores the facts & theories behind the hysteria that shook colonial Massachusetts in the late 17th century. 7pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231-223-7700.

Novel Knights: This book group is for any guys is grades third through fifth. Includes a discussion of the novel, related craft & snacks. 4:15pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231-223-7700.

Grand Traverse Humanists Meeting: Chef Eric Patterson will speak on “The Art and Soul of Local Sustainable Cuisine”. Patterson is co-chef & coowner of The Cooks’ House in TC, & was previously head chef of André’s in Las Vegas. 7pm, History Center, TC. Free. 231-392-1215.

Story Hour: Snow: Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. 10-11am, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

tuesday 1/14

Jonathan Biss, Piano: Enjoy an evening of Brahms, Chopin, Beethoven & more with this acclaimed American pianist. 7:30pm, Dendrinos Chapel, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $29 adults, $26 seniors, $10 students. www.interlochen.org

The Bay Film Series presents “Wadjda”: (See Mon.)

Bestselling Young Adult Author Laurie Halse Anderson: This author will celebrate her latest novel for teens, “The Impossible Knife of Memory”. 6-7:30pm, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. 231-347-1180.

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society Features Presentation on eBird: 7pm, Independence Village of Petoskey. 231-330-4572.

Introduction to Seraph’s Love & Faith: With Beverly Heinz, teacher of Seraphic Wisdom. 5:30- 6:30pm, Higher Self Bookstore, TC. www.higherselfbookstore.com or 941-5805.

wednesday 1/15

New Zealand Travelogue: Steve Pearsall gives a presentation based on his year living in New Zealand. Will feature photographs, info about the flora and fauna of New Zealand, & more. 7pm, Elk Rapids Historic Museum. Presented by the Elk Rapids District Library. 231-264-9979.

Winter Open House: Free, hands-on workshops for all ages. From ukelele to metalsmithing, pottery wheel to painting. 4:30-7pm, Blackbird Arts, TC. www.blackbirdartstc.com or 231.421.8085.

Traverse City Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Centre ICE, TC. Entry fee for non-members is $15. http://tcchamber.org/

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes: This award-winning filmmaker, author, & comedian brings awkward stories of telling jokes & how that can get you in trouble to the City Opera House, TC at 7pm. Tickets, $37.50. www.cityoperahouse. org or 941-8082.

thursday 1/16

Sushi-Making Class: Roll Your Own Sushi with Chef Anie Driscoll from Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, Grand Traverse Resort, at The Little Fleet, TC from 7-9pm. Free. 231-534-6352.

Pageturners: This month’s book selection is “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. 7pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC.  www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231.223.7700.

Petoskey Business After Hours: 5-7pm, City Park Grill. Hawaiian theme. $7 members; $12 nonmembers.

Manistee Business After Hours: The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will host this event at the Blue Fish Kitchen. $5 members; $10 non-members. www.manisteechamber.com

Writers & Readers Speakers Series Presents Jerry Dennis: This nature, science & outdoor writer’s books have appeared on national bestseller Blue Fish Kitchen. $5 members; $10 non-members. www.manisteechamber.com

Writers & Readers Speakers Series Presents Jerry Dennis: This nature, science & outdoor writer’s books have appeared on national bestseller lists, have been translated into five languages, & are taught in universities & high schools. 7pm, Kalkaska County Library. 231-258-9411.

Traverse City West Senior High School Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner: Help raise funds for senior scholarships at this dinner in the TC West Senior High Commons Area from 5-7pm. Cost: $7 adults (13 & over); $5 students ages 5- 12; $25 for family of 5 or more; & free for children age 4 & under. 933-1783.

Elk Rapids Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Twisted Fish Gallery. www.elkrapidschamber.org

The Jammin Divas: Enjoy traditional & contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia & the USA at Sleder’s Tavern, TC at 7pm. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 door. 947-9213.

Benzie County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Crystal Palace Lounge, Thompsonville.

Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: Includes the Outhouse Race, Chili Cookoff, snow sculpting & more. http://www.mackinawcity.com/winter-fest-2014-144/

friday 1/17

The Game’s Afoot: Murder, mayhem, drama & dastardly deeds in this Sherlock Holmes-inspired comedy from Ken Ludwig. 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 children, $20 groups. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.

Cross Country Ski Races, Grayling: 1K to 3K kids’ races at 7pm at the Cross Country Ski Shop, Grayling on a lighted loop. www.nordicskiracer.com

Chance to Dance: Variety of music styles. Singles & couples welcome. 10pm-12am, NMC, Physical Education building, room 120. $5. 231-499-9793.

Songwriters in the Round: Featuring Sandy Blumenfeld, Fred Kramer & Dennis Palmer. 8:30- 10:30pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks. com

Moonlight Ski: Cross country ski by moonlight, led by a naturalist, along Grass River Natural Area’s groomed trails in Bellaire. Cost, $5. Pre-register: www.grassriver.org or 231-533-8314.

Social Security: A married couple’s domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, & her Jewish mother. 7:30pm, Cadillac High School Auditorium. Tickets, $10 advance & $12 at door. 231-775-7336 or www.cadillacfootliters.com

Family Dinner & a Movie Night: Featuring “Raising Izzie”. Dinner (pizza) is $5; movie, free. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231 526-0610. Orpheum Bell: This group’s country & eastern sound consists of influences from Ukraine, Holland, Armenia and the United States, and feature early jazz, tango & ragtime, and folk & contemporary rock’n’roll. 8pm, Inside Out Gallery, TC. $10. www.insideoutarttc.com

Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival: Professional Ice Carver Competition, Pro-Am Ice & Spice Chili Challenge, “Find Frosty,” Fire Performances by Sunshine Fire Entertainment, & more, held at Petoskey’s Village at Bay Harbor. 10am-10pm. www.bayharbor.com

Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: (See Thurs.)

saturday 1/18

The Game’s Afoot: (See Fri.)

Pickleball Workshops: Northern Michigan’s National Champion, Carolyn Ebbinghaus, will lead these sessions. For beginners & advanced beginners. Held at 11am, noon & 1pm in the Student & Community Resource Center gym, NCMC, Petoskey. $5 students; $10 non-students for each session. Free family day from 2-5pm. 231-348-6839.

Moose Jaw Safari: This snowmobile ride starts at Harbor Springs Skating Rink at 10am; registration at 8:30am. Two hour ride with 15 minute stops. Ride to Larks Lake for the famous bean soup at noon. http://www.harborspringssnowmobileclub.com/

Cross Country Ski Races, Grayling: Michigan Cup races with distances ranging from 15K to 30K at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling. Also, 8K races in classic & skate. www.nordicskiracer.com

Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race: 9am, Timber Ridge Resort, TC. $20, before noon on Jan. 16; $25 on Jan. 17 & 18. www.runsnow.com

Ice Skating Games: Featuring bowling, hockey puck roll, & bubble wrap pop. 1-3pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231-526-0610.

January Community Sledding Night: Featuring food, games, prizes, crafts, sledding & more. 5-8pm, Kiwanis Park, Harbor Springs. 231-526- 0610.

Horizon Books Events: 12-2pm: Author Signing: Ruth Hankins, “Crooked Lake”. A rendition about small town living & regular people caught up in the tumult of everyday life. 2-4pm: Author Signing: Greg Seman, “Shine On: Photographs”. Living in the northern Michigan region since 1990 has been essential to Seman’s body of work. www.horizonbooks.com

Winter Warm Up: For $15, you can visit each of the seven participating Old Mission wineries & enjoy comfort food & wine. For tickets, go to: www.wineriesofoldmission.com

Family Bird & Nature Program on Snowshoes: Join local birder Mary Trout & Little Traverse Conservancy Educator Melissa Hansen as you look for birds & mammals that brave the north woods winter. 10am-noon, Offield Nature Preserve, Harbor Springs. Free. 231-347-0991.

WASSAIL! A Potluck & Winter Celebration: 6pm, Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center, East Jordan. Free, donations welcome. Wassailing & sledding, 7pm. Registration: 231-536-0333.

Winter Snowshoe: 12-3pm, The Hill Nature Preserve, Boyne City. Bring your own snowshoes. Pre-register: 231.347.0991.

Bret Michaels & Firehouse: Life Rocks Tour. Michaels unleashes a mix of Poison-era tunes & solo material. 7pm, DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie. Tickets, $52.50 & $42.50. http://tickets.kewadin.com/

Gopherwood Concerts Present Blue Molly: This band based out of Grand Rapids plays a mix of everything from blues to R&B, rock and roll, jazz & soul. 8pm, Cadillac Elks Club. Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 students 13-18, free for children 12 & under. Door: $12 & $6. 231-846-8383. Social Security: (See Fri. with the addition of a 2pm matinee today.)

Orpheum Bell: This group’s country & eastern sound consists of influences from Ukraine, Holland, Armenia and the United States, and feature early jazz, tango & ragtime, and folk & contemporary rock’n’roll. 8pm, Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire. www.shortsbrewing.com

Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival: (See Fri.)

Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: (See Thurs.)

sunday 1/19

The Game’s Afoot: (See Fri., except today’s time is $3, and the cost for students & seniors is $23.)

Winter Wedding Show: Tour the Bay View Inn & talk with on-site wedding coordinators from Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Crooked River Lodge & the Perry Hotel. Meet with area wedding vendors. 1-4pm, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Admission, $5; brides & grooms complimentary. www.staffords.com or 231-347-2771.

Boyne Celtic Session: 1pm, Boyne District Library’s community room. Featuring The Trad Irish Music Session. 231-883-7664.


Snowshoe Hikes: Held every Sat. through end of Feb. with park rangers at 1pm at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Meet at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire. 231-326-5134, extension 328.

Snowshoe Tours at Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville: See the sculptures & wildlife in the art park, Sundays through Feb. 23 at 2:30pm. Cost, $10. www. michlegacyartpark.org or 231-378-4963.

Earthwork Music Mondays Live: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

Technique Cooking: Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at noon; Thurs., 5:15pm, at Fustini's, Petoskey. Cost, $10 which goes toward purchase.

Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan.

Calling Poetry Submissions: The annual Poets’ Night Out presented by the Traverse Area District Library is now accepting poetry submissions until Jan. 25 for its 2014 public poetry contest on April 27 at the Traverse City Opera House. Visit www. tadl.org/pno2014 for official entry form & submission details.

Village Farmers Market: Saturday, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am-2pm.

Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.

Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am, HS Middle School.

Frankfort Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9-1, inside Lions Club.

Boyne City Indoor Market: Every Sat., Nov.-April at the Red Barn, next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street, 9am-1pm.

Kids Open MIC: Held every Saturday at 3pm at Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

Hip Hop Universe: Competitions, dance lessons & food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.

Free Yoga: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.

“Saturday’s Child”: This story time is for families with children ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, finger plays, poems, a craft or other activity, & a snack. Held Saturdays from 3-4pm in the Program Room at Petoskey District Library. www.petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3112.

Meditation & Yoga: Free meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm; free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am. (Logan's Landing, TC.)

Deep Blue Water Samba School: This community samba drumming class is held the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month from 7:30-9pm at GT Circuit, TC. Cost: $10 sliding scale. 231-276-2328.

Record Revival Night: Bring your records to Tastes of Black Star Farms, at the Grand Traverse Commons, and listen to tunes while sipping on wine, every Thursday, 6-9pm.

Vinyl Night: Bring records to play every Thursday at Little Fleet, TC, all night.

Photography Exhibition: Work by Tom Haxby at the Traverse Area District Library.

Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.

Preschool Story Hour: Held Wednesdays at 10am & 1pm at Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.

Read to Chaz, Therapy Reading Dog: Second & fourth Wednesdays of each month, 4-6pm, Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.

Mah Jong: Tuesdays, 1-4 pm, Alden District Library. No limit on participants. All levels. Come & learn or come & play.

Basketry: Wednesdays, 3pm, Alden District Library. Presented by Dorothy Walters. Join anytime. Materials fee—bring with you to the class.

Gentle Yoga: Gentle instructor Tina Livingston offers yoga basics at the Peninsula Community Library, TC for adults & teens every Weds. at 9:30am. $7 fee. Register: 231-223-7700.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Adults are invited to participate in this winter reading club at Peninsula Community Library, TC. Pick up a log & read eight books between now & Spring Equinox (March 20) to have your name entered into a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite. Books must be checked out at PCL! 231.223.7700.

Bring in the Little Ones: To move, shake & sing along every Mon. from 10:30-11am at The Little Fleet, TC. Suggested donation, $5. www.thelittlefleet.com

Free Om Gentle Yoga: Sundays, 10:30am at Shanti School of Yoga at Logan’s Landing in TC. shantischoolofyoga.net or 231-632-0615.

Peepers Nature Preschool: Tuesdays through May 20, 10-11:30am, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Featuring stories, crafts, music & discovery activities. Cost, $5. www.natureiscalling.org or 231-941-0960.

Lil’ Souls Play Group: For moms & kids, birth - 6 years. Meets 2nd & 4th Thurs. of each month from 9:30-11:30am at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC. www.bponline.org


2014 Juried Photography Exhibition: Jan. 18 - April 5, Bonfield Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. www.crookedtree.org

The Clark Historical Library: On display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey, Jan. 18 - April 5. Featuring 52 original works of art created as book illustrations from the Clark Historical Library’s Molson Art Collection at Central Michigan University. 231-347-4337.

Interlochen Collaborative Exhibit: Designed as part of an “intermester” class at Interlochen, the comparative arts department will work with TC high school students to develop a variety of visual, written, & performance art around the theme “What is home?” Presented as part of “Embrace the Dream”. Held at Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC, Jan. 16-20. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 16 from 6-8pm. www.dennosmuseum.org or 995-1055.

Studio & Pottery Demonstrations: Michiganbased artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile & jewelry making techniques every Sat. through April 26 from 10am-4pm at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey. Free. 231-347-0590.

“Humble Beginnings: Collagraphs, Relief Prints, Collage”: This art show featuring Beth Bynum is held through Jan. at the City Opera House, TC.

The Blissfest Music Organization invites artists to submit designs to be considered for the 34th annual Blissfest Music Festival logo. Submissions must be original artwork & of a size easily scalable for a variety of uses including T- shirts & posters. All formats are acceptable, however, digital artwork preferred in a vectored format. Entries must be received by Feb. 1. For more info, visit: www.blissfest.org

“Places I’ve Been: Paintings by Dan Oberschulte”: Held in Rinaldo Hall, Gallery Fifty, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC from Jan. 3 - March 31.

Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC: Making Paper Dance: The Art of Pop Up Books: Featuring an extensive range of pop-up books from the 1800s to present, lent from private collections & the Special Collections Library, U of M, along with paper sculptural works by U of M paper engineer Matt Schlian. Jan. 19 - April 6. Sat., Jan. 18, 8pm: Master paper engineer & pop-up book designer Bruce Foster presents a program relating to this exhibit. Bruce designed the pop-ups seen in the Disney movie “Enchanted”.

Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts: Featuring a survey of over 30 works Marston has done, including some of her “Small Studies”. Jan. 19 - April 27. Sat., Jan. 18, 6pm: Marston will present “Gwen Marston: Abstract Quilts in Solids”. www.dennosmuseum.org

Call for Artists: Accepting all types of media for the March exhibit, "Community, What's Your Connection?", at Bay Pointe Church, TC, Feb. 24- 28. Opening, March 14, 6pm. 922-9882.

Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. northernlakescmh.org.

Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild: Featuring 34 quilts on display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey through Feb. 8. www.crookedtree.org

Art of the Watershed: Featuring Lindy Bishop & Heather Harris-Brady, at the Watershed Center, TC. A portion of sales protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org

New Works by Kaye Krapohl - Tasting the Land of Color: Jan. 17-Feb. 28, The BOX, TC. Opening, Jan. 17, 6-8pm. www.theboxtc.com

The Shards of Winter Exhibition: Through March at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447. www.threepinesstudio.com

Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.

Furniture, Fiber & Sculpture Exhibition in Honor of Evelyn Sorenson: Hosted by Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, Jan. 17 – Feb. 28. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 17, 5-7pm. www.

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