Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages
Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.
A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.
WARD Gallery has had a busy spring! Going further than just the old �euro;�spring cleaning,�euro;� they have gotten a face lift inside and out! To celebrate all the hard work, WARD Gallery is pleased to announce their Gallery Preview during Petoskey Rocks! Summer Open House, to be held on June 6th from 5 �euro;�euro;� 7pm. Gallery Manager Timothy Chapman will host a gallery talk on his sculptural work made of found driftwood entitled: �euro;�The ABC's of Driftwood.�euro;� Inspired by the work of French artists Marcel Duchamp and Andre Breton, Chapman is fascinated by found objects, things he picks up off the streets of New York City, or combs from the beaches of Lake Michigan. His driftwood sculptures where exhibited at Gallery 128, in New York City. Chapman studied Industrial Design at Wayne State University, and graduated from Queens College, City University of New York. He also earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New School University in New York City.The Summer Open House is the first of what will be weekly events at the gallery, each featuring the work of contemporary Michigan artists newly represented by WARD Gallery Loft, shown in rotation. Artists from Michigan and across the country will be offering work in water color, acrylic and oil painting; photography, drawing and pastel; wood and bronze sculpture; work in glass and collage. Stop in at the gallery during Petoskey Rocks! Summer Open House, for a preview of the exciting line up of contemporary fine art. WARD Gallery is located above Ciao Bella! at 409 E. Lake Street, in Petoskey's Gas Light District. Telephone: 231-622-4185