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 20th, 2014  

JAN 20-26

‘Freedom Sounds’ Highlight 2014 MLK Remembrance Day Event: Featuring live performances from singer/historian Ray Kamalay (left) & the Rodney Whitaker Quintet (Whitaker pictured right) with vocalist Rockelle Fortin (middle) this Monday, January 20 at 5:30pm at the State Theatre, TC. Includes songs composed by legendary folk, blues & jazz artists whose musical message helped shape the history & development of the civil rights movement. Reserve free tickets: www.statetheatretc.org

monday 1/20

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Waives Entrance Fees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Bring your tube for the sledding hill at the Dune Climb, or cross-country ski/snowshoe the trails in the park. www.nps.gov/slbe or 231-326- 5135.

‘Freedom Sounds’ Highlight 2014 MLK Remembrance Day Event: Featuring live performances from singer/historian Ray Kamalay & the Rodney Whitaker Quintet with vocalist Rockelle Fortin. Includes songs composed by legendary folk, blues & jazz artists whose musical message helped shape the history & development of the civil rights movement. 5:30pm, State Theatre, TC. Reserve free tickets: www.statetheatretc.org

Peace Day: In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC offers special programs & activities focused on tolerance & peace from 11am-3pm. www.GreatLakesKids. org or 932-4526.

Free Films at State Theatre, TC for ‘Embrace the Dream’: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 9am; “King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis,” noon; “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” 8pm. www.statetheatretc.org

Building Bridges with Music Program: Part of ‘Embrace the Dream’. State Theatre, TC, 7pm. www.statetheatretc.org

Story Hour: “Pirates”: Hear stories & do activities & a craft. 10am, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

Auditions for “The Curious Savage”: Roles for six females & five males, ages 20 - 70. 7-9pm, Cooley High School Annex, Cadillac. 231-775-7336 or www.cadillacfootliters.com

Meet Here: Say at the Water Cooler: 7pm, InsideOut Gallery, TC. www.insideoutarttc.com

tuesday 1/21

Auditions for “The Curious Savage”: (See Mon.) North Central Offers Free International Lecture: Shanna Robinson, North Central art professor, will discuss the historical importance of textiles & the situation of the market today. Noon, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey. 231-348-6613.

You Are What You Eat: Free community health talk at 6:30pm, NMC University Center Campus, room 209, TC. RSVP: 933-0069.

Grand Traverse Hiking Club 100 Mile Challenge Celebration: Celebrating those who have completed hiking all 100 miles, sharing tales, showing pictures, & more. All walkers welcome. 7pm, GTCD Nature Center, TC. http://www.northcountrytrail.org/gtr/

Outfitter Speaker: Winter Ecology & Ice Fishing: Maureen Stine, professional environmental educator & owner of Natureology, will unveil the woodland winter story & share best tips & tricks for ice fishing. 7-8:15pm, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. Admission is food items for Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. 231-526-2621 or www.outfitterharborsprings.com

Digital Photography with Lisa Lirones: 5pm, Alden District Library. Materials fee, $5. Call to register: 231-331-4318.

wednesday 1/22

Benzie Conservation District’s Annual Report & Meeting: 6:30-8:30pm, Crystal Mountain Resort. Guest speaker Natalie Elkins presents, “Why Outdoor Education Matters”. 231-882-4391.

InterActive Story Time: Featuring “Chickadees At Night” by Bill O. Smith. 11am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.GreatLakesKids.org or 932-4526.

Picnic at the Opera: Join host Miriam Pico for northern Michigan’s only Live TV Variety Show. 12- 1pm, City Opera House, TC. This week’s special guests are Kellerville, The Starlets, & Beth Bynum. Free. www.cityoperahouse.org

thursday 1/23

Family Fitness Challenge: Modeled on real Olympic training skills, this challenge is open to families with children ages 4 – 14. This week’s course is “Curling,” land-based version that involves aim, strength, coordination & teamwork. 7pm, John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion & Dialysis Center, Petoskey. Cost, $10 per class. 231-487-3440.

Created Equal Film Festival: “Slavery by Another Name,” Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm. Free. www.dennosmuseum.org

January Swirl: Featuring food & wines by Pond Hill Farm of Harbor Springs; music by Michelle Chenard; three exhibits will be open: Annual Juried Photography Show, Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations, & the Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild. 5:30-7pm, Crooked Tree Art Center Galleries, Petoskey. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, when available. 231-347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org

Be the Solution - Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse: Learn the three basic steps to safeguarding your medications within your home to be part of the solution. 4pm, Alden District Library. 231-331-4318.

Nursing & Allied Health Information Session: North Central nursing & allied health faculty will explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing & allied health career programs. 4pm, HESC Room 347, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey. 231-348-6600.

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, $23 seniors/students (Thurs./Sun. only), $20 groups. Student Rush tickets, $12, if available. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.

Galapagos Islands: Tour the islands as Karen & Chris Rieser share pictures & stories at the Peninsula Community Library, TC at 7pm. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org

Benzonia Academy Lecture Series - “Influences & Impact: 19th Century American Theology & the Denominations of the United States” by Dr. Louis Yock: This free lecture is held at 4pm at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, Benzonia. 231-882-5539 or www.benziemuseum.org

An Evening with Jeff Daniels: This Emmy-winning actor, musician & Michigan native returns to City Opera House for a musical performance benefitting City Opera House. Featuring his newest album, Keep It Right Here, & more. 7:30pm. Tickets: $32, $40, $125 for COH Circle Seats (includes private after party with Jeff Daniels). www.cityoperahouse.org

Painter/Photographer Paul Rose: Doing his winter residency at Glen Arbor Art Association, Rose will talk about his work & experiences at this public presentation at 7:30pm at the Glen Arbor Art Association. 231-334-6112.

friday 1/24

Created Equal Film Festival: “The Loving Story,” Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm. Free. www.dennosmuseum.org

Lake Cadillac Pond Hockey Classic: Takes place in front of Sands Resort, Cadillac. 231-779-9520.

Noquemanon Ski Marathon: Featuring a race from Ishpeming to Marquette. Includes 50K & 24K classic & freestyle, 50K snow bike, & 15-mile snowshoe races. Info: noquemanon.com

Toddler Time: Presents “Fishful Thinking”. Feed live fish, play fishy games & more. 10amnoon, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.GreatLakesKids.org or 932-4526.

Chance to Dance: Variety of music styles, singles & couples welcome. 10pm - 12am, NMC, Phys. Ed. building, room 120, TC. $5 at the door. 231-499-9793.

Steppin’ In It & Friends: Steppin’ In It combines old-time country, swing & blues to bring their own brand of roots to the InsideOut Gallery, TC, 8pm. Tickets, $10. 929-3254.

The Game’s Afoot: (See Thurs.)

Robert Emmet Society Celebrates Scotland’s Poet Robert Burns: Burns is known as Scotland’s national poet with such famous works as “A Red, Red Rose,” “Tam O’Shanter” and “Auld Lang Syne”. Poetry reading of Burn’s works, as well as works written by the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County. Guests of the dinner will be invited to read their own original poems in the spirit of the literary theme of the night. The dinner includes a taste of the Scottish dish haggis, as well as bagpipes & Celtic-themed music by The Hooligans. 6-9pm, City Park Grill, Petoskey. Cost, $10. 231-347-0101.

Live Music with Guitarist Joe LaBonte: 8:30- 10:30pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

TC Chamber’s Annual Celebration 2014: Celebrate, honor our stars, connect with friends & inspire our community. Includes dancing with Judy Harrison & SwingShift. 5:30-9pm, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme. Ticket info: http://tcchamber.org/events-and-programs/annual-celebration/

Luncheon Lecture: Court School: Emmet County Probate Court Judge Fred Mulhauser will speak about the school he created for students whose brushes with the law barred them from conventional classrooms. 11:30am-1pm, North Central Michigan College, Library Conference Center, Petoskey. Cost, $10, lunch included. 231-348-6600.

Family Dinner & a Movie Night: Featuring “Mini Witch Friday”. Dinner (pizza) is $5; movie, free. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231-526-0610.

saturday 1/25

Blissfest Winter Concert Series Presents River Whyless: This North Carolina band plays folk-rock, nature-pop & baroque-folk at 8pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Advance tickets: $21.50 adults, $11.50 students. https://blissfest.org/tickets/river-whyless-adult

Created Equal Film Festival: “Freedom Riders,” Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm. www.dennosmuseum.org

Lake Cadillac Pond Hockey Classic: (See Fri.)

Chippewa Run Hike: Join Conservancy Docents Lou Ricord & JoAnne Gerben for a snowshoe at the Chippewa Run Natural Area in Empire. Meet at Empire’s recycling center on Fisher St. off Lacore St. to start the hike at 1pm. http://www.lelandmi.com/events/calendar.html?year=2014&month=1& day=25

Camp Daggett Torchlight Snowshoe: 5-9pm, Camp Daggett, Petoskey. Sponsored by Bearcub Outfitters. Free. 231-347-9742 or www.campdaggett.org Noquemanon Ski Marathon: (See Fri.)

Just Us! Animating You and Me: Local artist & animator Anne Morningstar leads an animation workshop for adults & kids at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey from 9:30am-12:30pm. www.crookedtree.org

The Game’s Afoot: (See Thurs.)

Poet Signing: Maril Garrison, “A Passion for Poetry”: 2-4pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

Steppin’ In It & Friends: Steppin’ In It combines old-time country, swing & blues to bring their own brand of roots. Freshwater Art Gallery, Boyne City, 8pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 door. Info: 231-582-2588.

Seraph Adalian Love & Faith Intensive with Beverly Heinz, Teacher of Seraphic Wisdom: “A Portal to Angelic Wisdom”. 10am-6pm, Higher Self Bookstore, TC. 941-5805 or www.higherselfbookstore.com

Ugly Sweater Party & Benefit for Cyndi Kramer: 5-9pm, Pond Hill Farm, five miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119. Suggested $10 donation. 231-526-3276.

Winter Celebration: 3-7pm, Reed’s Pigeon River Preserve, Cheboygan County. Featuring skiing & guided snowshoe tours, Winter Star Stories & more. Presented by The Little Traverse Conservancy. Free. http://landtrust.org/

Chinese New Year Celebration at Mission Point Lighthouse: Enjoy a sleigh ride, hot chocolate, crafts, storytelling & a lighthouse tour. Cost is $7 adults & $5 children (12 and under). Family rates available. Presented by Mission Point Lighthouse & Peninsula Community Library. 12-3pm. www.missionpointlighthouse.com.

Good on Paper!: Late night comedy improv in the Old Town Playhouse Schmuckal Theatre, TC, 11pm. Tickets, $5. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.

Wild Game/Local Food Potluck & Film Showing: 6pm, Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center, East Jordan. “The Human Planet” will be shown at 7pm. Free. 231-536-0333 or www.Wagbo.org

Boyne City Winterfest: Downtown fun includes skiing, games, sidewalk sales, snow sculptures, chili cook-off, author reading & book signing with John Deckinga, Steppin’ In It concert, live music with Sean Bielby & Adam Engelman, & more. http://www.boynechamber.com/Annual-Events/winterfest.html

sunday 1/26

PEACE Ranch Sponsors Community Equine Education Workshop: “An Introduction to Barefoot Horse Keeping,” 1-4pm, Grand Traverse Civic Center, TC. Suggested donation, $10. 231-649- 0884 or www.peaceranchtc.com

Created Equal Discussion: Is the United States a Post-Racial Society? With Dr. David Pilgrim from the Jim Crow Museum. Dennos Museum Center, TC, 2pm. www.dennosmuseum.org

Funday Sunday: Discover the mystery of kaleidoscopes from 1-3pm at Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.GreatLakesKids.org or 932-4526.

Lake Cadillac Pond Hockey Classic: (See Fri.)

The Game’s Afoot: (See Thurs., except today’s performance is at 3pm.)

Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s Peter and the Wolf Family Concert: Featuring a musical instrument petting zoo & other preconcert activities at 2:30pm; concert, 3pm, featuring narrator Kate Botello. City Opera House, TC. Free. 947-7120.

Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra Winter Concert: This year’s theme is “The Great Storm of 1913”. 3- 5pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center Theater, Petoskey. Free. www.crookedtree.org or 231-347-4337.


Celebrating Legends: The Stories of Father Fred & Roy & Ellen Brigman: Jan. 22 - March 15, History Center of Traverse City. $5. traversehistory. org or 995-0313.

Iceskating Games: Held at the ice rink at Harbor Springs’ Sk8 Park on Saturdays through March 15 from 1-3pm. Includes broomball, four corners, pom-pom & more. 231-526-0610.

Great Start Playgroup: Held the fourth Weds. of each month, 10 am, Alden District Library. Bring your preschoolers to play, hear stories & meet new friends.

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.

East Jordan 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: Saturdays, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am- 2pm.

Charlevoix Winter Farmers Market: Thursdays, 9am-1pm, Charlevoix Public Library, Community Rooms A & B.

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.

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.

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

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.

PDL Reader’s Theater: Elementary group meets on Mondays, 5:30pm; Teen group, Wednesdays, 5:30pm. Program Room, Petoskey District Library. Reader’s Theater is a form of drama with actors using their voices & upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. 231-758-3123 or www.petoskeylibrary.org

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


Tasting the Land of Color: Discover Kaye Krapohl’s new work of still life, water & winter scenes through Feb. 28 at The Box, TC. www.theboxtc.com

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. 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. Through April 6.

Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts: Featuring a survey of over 30 works Marston has done, including some of her “Small Studies”. Through April 27. www.dennosmuseum.org

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

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, through Feb. 28. www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or 231-352- 4151.

Call for Art: Community art show, Right Brain Brewery, TC, “Art Bomb,” happening Jan.- March. Visit www.tinyurl.com/artbombtc.com

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