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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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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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