Northern Express - Art http://www.northernexpress.com/michigan/articles.sec-148-1-art.html <![CDATA[The Vibrancy of Color, Nature - ]]> Working in his home studio, White uses bold colors and contrasts, along with layers of transparent glazes. He varies his methods of adding and subtracting paint from the canvas. Most of his color mixing is done directly on the canvas, working wet into wet or wet over dry.]]> <![CDATA[Shrine of the Pines - ]]> Mirror and window frames made of twisted branches worthy of an Edward Gorey tale. A wooden rocking chair so carefully crafted it rocks for minutes from a single push. A 300-pound door made of pine logs that pivots on a wooden ball. And a 700-pound handmade table carved from a single tree root.]]> <![CDATA[Twists and Turns - ]]> Working in acrylics on canvas, Acme artist Marcia Hales creates colorful paintings full of sweeping curves and contours. Her current works are jam-packed with layers and lines that attract and challenge a viewer’s eye. “I’ve done other media, including print making, pastel chalk and gouache, but now I really enjoy acrylics,” she explained.]]> <![CDATA[A Vivid Life - ]]> “At first, people sort of trickled in, and we spent time getting the inventory built up, but the pace is picking up nicely now,” said the Illinois native who moved to Traverse City in 2013. Hollenbeck’s paintings, as well as the color pencil drawings and ceramics by her husband, Arnie, fill much of the gallery.]]> <![CDATA[Artist Murphy Hendry Reflects On His Glasswork Creations - ]]> Hendry’s works range from scenic landscapes to insightful portraits to sports team logos — he just finished a Michigan State piece for a client — to colorful abstracts. All are painstakingly created with hand-cut shards of glass and mirrors carefully attached, one by one, onto pine boards.]]> <![CDATA[The Artistic Interpretations Of Nancy Adams Nash - ]]> “I remember on my first day of kindergarten, we were let out for recess,” she said. “I saw an easel in our classroom, and I knew that I wanted to paint at that easel instead of going out for recess. In the second grade I wrote a paper that said I wanted to be an artist and to teach art.]]> <![CDATA[Art Shows Galore! - ]]> Almost every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day there’s a high quality art show in northern Michigan. Here’s a glimpse at some of the region’s most popular shows and art fairs..]]> <![CDATA[The Artistic Interpretations Of Nancy Adams Nash - ]]> Traverse City native Nancy Adams Nash knew early in life that her destiny was in art. “I remember on my first day of kindergarten, we were let out for recess,” she said. “I saw an easel in our classroom, and I knew that I wanted to paint at that easel instead of going out for recess.]]> <![CDATA[Jewelry Designer Dana Fear Makes All The Right Moves - ]]> Born in Traverse City, Fear moved to Indiana with her family as a teenager. At her high school in Fort Wayne, she immersed herself in art, taking several classes in painting, drawing, and sculpture. But it was a jewelry-making class that really fired her imagination.]]> <![CDATA[Two Decades Of Art From Kevin Barton - ]]> people know very early in life what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Artist Kevin Barton, celebrating his 20th year as a working artist this summer, is one of those people.]]> <![CDATA[Kevin Nealon’s Not Overwhelmed - ]]> only 8:30am in Los Angeles, but if Kevin Nealon isn’t a morning person, you’d never know it by the cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. Comedian/actor Nealon, whose specialties include observational comedy and satire, is embarking on a U.S. stand-up tour in a few days.]]> <![CDATA[Father and son team up with boat kits - ]]> Al Jankowski has been enamored with boats most of his life, a trait he passed to his son Kurt. Now the two are sharing that love with others through the Old Mission Boat Company, a startup that sells boat kits. The hook: They say the boats are designed so that someone can start the build one weekend and have it in the water the next.]]> <![CDATA[Two by Tennessee - Plays by Williams Set to Take the Stage at Interlochen and Parallel 45 Theatre]]> American playwright Tennessee Williams may have been slow to success, toiling for years before receiving any recognition, but once he hit it, he really hit it with a series of plays that are considered stage essentials even today, with many of them also adapted to film.]]> <![CDATA[Gene Jenneman Shifting Focus at the Dennos - ]]> Rumors fly fast in northern Michigan. Lately, one of the rumor mill’s favorite subjects has been the Dennos Museum’s longtime Executive Director Gene Jenneman; the grapevine says he’s stepping down. While Jenneman is definitely looking toward the future, his next step is merely a shifting of roles, not an entire changing of the guard.]]> <![CDATA[Frank Caliendo: A Career in Comedy - ]]> Frank Caliendo’s career includes plenty of tomfoolery, or should we say Frankfoolery? You’ve probably seen the American comedian and actor on any number of shows, especially if you’re a sports fan; in addition to appearances on MADtv, The Bob and...]]> <![CDATA[The Moth Mainstage - ]]> The Moth Mainstage is a non-scripted, but carefully constructed, show all about true stories — true stories told live, onstage and without prompters or notes. At each performance, a selection of curated storytellers from all walks of life share their personal vignettes uniting under one theme.]]> <![CDATA[Getting Wild at CTAC - ]]> WILD WORKS As curated by artists Dani Knoph and Courtney Michalik, Wildhearted: A Fresh Take on Northern Michigan’s Environment will feature a selection of environmentally-conscious artists and creative professionals who are aiming at pushing the boundaries of artistic convention.]]> <![CDATA[Art Identity - ]]> Ontario-born William H. White came to northern Michigan in 1859 to manage a sawmill in East Jordan. In 1881, that business failed and White was out $600 in wages; he was given $450 in merchandise in lieu of earnings. In January 1883, he shipped his goods by sleigh, over 4 feet of snow, to Boyne City.]]> <![CDATA[Handmade Michigan - Selling Your Wares Online]]> Whether you’re a consumer of handcrafted goods or you create your own, chances are you’re looking for somewhere to buy or sell them.]]> <![CDATA[Author James Rollins' Unique Method - ]]> A 500-year-old mummy that’s not supposed to be there; solar flares triggering huge natural disasters; a derelict Russian scientific base buried, with many of its secrets, in an iceberg; gun-toting special ops soldiers trained to understand and...]]>