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Letters 08-29-2016

Religious Bigotry President Obama has been roundly criticized for his apparent unwillingness to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” His critics seem to suggest that through the mere use of that terminology, the defeat of ISIS would be assured...

TC DDA: Focus On Your Mission What on earth is the Traverse City DDA thinking? Purchasing land around (not within) its TIF boundaries and then offering it at a discount to developers? That is not its mission. Sadly enough, it is already falling down on the job regarding what is its mission. Crosswalks are deteriorating all around downtown, trees aren’t trimmed, sidewalks are uneven. Why can’t the DDA do a better job of maintaining what it already has? And still no public restrooms downtown, despite all the tax dollars captured since 1997. What a joke...

European-Americans Are Boring “20 Fascinating People” in northern Michigan -- and every single one is European-American? Sorry, but this is journalistically incorrect. It’s easy for editors to assign and reporters to write stories about people who are already within their personal and professional networks. It’s harder to dig up stuff about people you don’t know and have never met. Harder is better...

Be Aware Of Lawsuit While most non-Indians were sleep walking, local Odawa leaders filed a lawsuit seeking to potentially have most of Emmet County and part of Charlevoix County declared within their reservation and thus under their jurisdiction. This assertion of jurisdiction is embedded in their recently constructed constitution as documentation of their intent...

More Parking Headaches I have another comment to make about downtown TC parking following Pat Sullivan’s recent article. My hubby and I parked in a handicap spot (with a meter) behind Mackinaw Brew Pub for lunch. The handicap spot happens to be 8-10 spaces away from the payment center. Now isn’t that interesting...

Demand Change At Women’s Resource Center Change is needed for the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRCGT). As Patrick Sullivan pointed out in his article, former employees and supporters don’t like the direction WRCGT has taken. As former employees, we are downright terrified at the direction Juliette Schultz and Ralph Soffredine have led the organization...

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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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