Great Northern Fine Art - Fine Craft Expo: An outstanding fine art—fine craft open to all MI artists 18 & older, offering eight juried category awards - $500 each, & a grand award determined by the People’s Choice: $1,500. Can submit through May 31. Downtown Grayling becomes an art gallery during the fifteen days of voting: July 19-Aug. 3. Artists’ demos & the Performing Arts Music Competition will take place on Sat., Aug. 3, ...
The Cats On The Prowl: A Superior Adventure Exhibition: In 2016 five Leelanau County painters followed in the historic footsteps of seven Canadian painters. The result is a visual record of “The Cats on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure.” An exhibition of paintings generated by that trip are on display, May 10–26. A reception to meet the artists is Fri., May 10, 6–8pm. GAAC hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-3pm; & 12-4pm on Sun.
"Italy: Close Up": An opening will be held on Fri., May 10 from 6-8pm. Photographers Kathie Carpenter, Marilyn Hoogstraten, Kathy Silbernagle & Babs Young will discuss how their photography captured the beauty of a country as well known as Italy from a fresh perspective. Runs through May 25.
Call For Artists: Modern Archetypes: An all female artist exhibit exploring the idea of human consciousness & how archetypes unite all of us. Submit up to 2 pieces each which really capture the idea of the role archetypes play not only in your own life personally, but in society as a whole. Deadline to apply is July 1 at midnight. Exhibit runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 4.
"Bodies of... Juried Exhibition of Ceramic Arts": Juror Sigrid Zahner selected approximately 60 works by Great Lakes regional artists to be included in this exhibition. Runs April 27 - July 20. An opening reception will be held on Sat., April 27 from 2-4pm.
"DRAWN TO" Women of Contemporary Illustration: A curated exhibit featuring 14 female illustrators from around the world. Runs May 3 - June 7. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 3 from 5-9pm (during Art Walk).
"Portraits of Whimsy": Paintings, assemblages & sculptures that illustrate that "whimsy" can truly acquire the status of sophisticated fine art. An opening reception will be held on Fri., April 12 from 5-7pm. Runs through June 8.
"The Art of Coming Undone" Exhibit: Over 40 artists interpreting the work of Daniel Belardinelli. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 3 from 5-9pm during the Downtown Traverse City Art Walk. Exhibit runs through mid-June.
100 Day Project Exhibit: See what 100 days of creativity can bring to life! Exhibit open during Art Center hours of 11am-3pm, Tuesday through Friday & 12-2pm, Saturday. An opening reception will be held on Sat., June 8 from 5-7pm. Runs until July 6.
"Bodies of Color... Recent Work by DeCarlo Logan": Logan’s artwork analyzes the intangible aspects of identity to encourage dialog & understanding. Two recent mixed media series by the artist will be on display. Runs April 27 - July 20.
Great Books for Average Minds : Norm Wheeler will facilitate the second of three Great Books for Average Minds sessions this spring. The group will pre-read a short piece by Alexis de Tocqueville from his book, "Democracy in America," & will collaboratively seek to address questions. The essay is available on the table by the front desk at the library.
“il tavolo italiano, TC” Meeting: Are you learning Italian? Are you going to Italy & want to politely greet people? Bring something to share like: a recipe, study resources, photos, or ideas of how you can support each other in speaking Italian. 231-342-6903. Ask for Sofia.
Figure Drawing Open Studio: Join other artists to practice drawing people from a live model. All skill levels - artists 18 yrs. old & over. Bring your own supplies. Held the second & fourth Weds. of each month from 3-5pm.
Evening of Climate Change Hope & Clean Energy Leadership : Groundwork hosts Consumers Energy CEO Patti Poppe to discuss her journey that led to a zero-coal corporate commitment at one of the nation’s biggest utilities. Ms. Poppe will share the stage with clean energy leaders from northern MI—TC Commissioner Tim Werner & Cherry Republic founder Bob Sutherland— who will also share zero-carbon journeys.
"What’s Up with Bees & What Can We Do?": Join Alta Walters, a lawyer, novelist & organic gardener, to explore the reasons for the so-called bee & bug apocalypse, how bee losses impact our agriculture & what can be done to help. Also learn where bees are recovering & where agricultural communities are addressing multiple & known bee stressors. Free. Advanced registration required. 922-2080.
4th Annual: The Great Giveaway: Furniture, household, lawn, & sporting goods will be given away at no charge to those who need it. If you’d like to join in donating items for the event, please read the guidelines as supplied on the website. Donation drop-off days: May 19 from 6-8pm & May 20-21 from 4-7pm.