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Real Brownfields Deserve Dollars I read with interest the story on Brownfield development dollars in the July 20 issue. I applaud Dan Lathrop and other county commissioners who voted “No” on the Randolph Street project...

Hopping Mad Carlin Smith is hopping mad (“Will You Get Mad With Me?” 7-20-15). Somebody filed a fraudulent return using his identity, and he’s not alone. The AP estimates the government “pays more than $5 billion annually in fraudulent tax refunds.” Well, many of us have been hopping mad for years. This is because the number one tool Congress has used to fix this problem has been to cut the IRS budget –by $1.2 billion in the last 5 years...

Just Grumbling, No Solutions Mark Pontoni’s grumblings [recent Northern Express column] tell us much about him and virtually nothing about those he chooses to denigrate. We do learn that Pontoni may be the perfect political candidate. He’s arrogant, opinionated and obviously dimwitted...

A Racist Symbol I have to respond to Gordon Lee Dean’s letter claiming that the confederate battle flag is just a symbol of southern heritage and should not be banned from state displays. The heritage it represents was the treasonous effort to continue slavery by seceding from a democratic nation unwilling to maintain such a consummate evil...

Not So Thanks I would like to thank the individual who ran into and knocked over my Triumph motorcycle while it was parked at Lowe’s in TC on Friday the 24th. The $3,000 worth of damage was greatly appreciated. The big dent in the gas tank under the completely destroyed chrome badge was an especially nice touch...

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Want Your Own Art Studio?

- March 31st, 2014  

Cordia at the Village is looking for a few good artists.

They want four artists, in fact. The artists should be willing to teach a couple of classes and mentor residents in exchange for rent-free studio space for a year at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Cordia is a luxury residential development for seniors that’s going to offer lots of daily activities, including art classes.

They’re hoping to get all kinds of artists to apply, whether young or well into their career, and they are open to artists who work in almost all mediums, including painting, drawing, mixed media, jewelry, woodworking and carving, sculpture, photography, puppetry, textiles, weaving, quilting, rug making, or knitting.

“Because it is a year-long residence, I think we’re looking for people who would be committed to that, first and foremost,” said Linda Price, Cordia executive director.

Price said applicants should be passionate about their art and willing to share that passion.

The call is out to all Michigan artists, but because the studio space is at the Grand Traverse Commons, those interested should be willing -- and live close enough -- to commute to Traverse City.


An advisory committee will narrow applicants down to eight or 10 candidates who will be interviewed by Cordia staff.

The four artists who are selected will be announced Aug. 1 and the residency will begin in October. After a year is up, the artists will have a chance to renew the arrangement for another year.

The studio space will be approximately 90 square feet and woodworkers will have access to a woodworking studio.

“The artists in residence will have the opportunity to create and share their passion in a beautiful studio setting with fellow artists as well as the broader Cordia community,” Price said. “As we grow and build this program it will serve as a hub of creativity for the Grand Traverse community and beyond.”

The application deadline is May 1. Artists can find application information at www.CordiaTC.com/artisan and mail the application and materials to: Cordia at Grand Traverse Commons ATTN: Linda Price 600 Cottageview Drive Traverse City, MI 49684

 
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