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Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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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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