Fiber Without Borders: A juried exhibition of 2D & 3D work exploring fiber materials in fresh, original ways. A reception to launch the exhibition is Fri., Sept. 13, 6-8pm. Runs through Nov 7. Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 9am-4pm. Sat. & Sun.: 12-4pm.
“Friends & Fine Editions” Used Book Sale: Runs Sept. 18-28. Reduced pricing begins Sept. 25 with a "bag sale." Fill a bag with books & pay $5 a bag. Pay only $1 per bag on Sept. 28. Held on Mondays from 9am-8pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9am-5:30pm; & Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
"Chasing Color - Catching Light": Artists Jacquie Auch, Dorothy McGrath Grossman & Janet Wilson Oliver blend their styles & techniques to share how color influences & dominates their work. An artists reception will be held on Weds., Sept. 18 from 5-7pm.
"Michigan Now: Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition": Artists throughout the state of Michigan were invited to submit work of all media & subject matter. A total of 58 artists are represented in the exhibition of 79 works of art. A reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 21 from 2-4pm. Runs through Nov. 9.
Annual All Media Juried Exhibition: Runs Sept. 6 - Oct. 4. Local & regional artists will compete for Gold ($1,000), Silver ($700) & Bronze ($300) awards. The opening reception takes place on Fri., Sept. 6 from 5-7pm. Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10am-4:30pm. Sat.: 10am-4pm. Sun.: 12-4pm.
Carole Harris: Art Quilts: This fiber artist extends the boundaries of traditional quilting by exploring other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textures, materials & objects. A lecture with Harris will be held on Sat., Nov. 16 at 2pm in Milliken Auditorium.
Explorations in Wood: Selections from the Center for Art in Wood: Curated by Andy McGivern, this exhibition features 74 objects, a small sample of the work in the collection of Philadelphia’s Center for Art in Wood, gathered over a forty-year period.
ORIGINAL: Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Prints: Featuring all forms of printmaking by artists from across the U.S. An opening reception will be held on Sat., Sept. 7 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Nov. 14.
The Floating World: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Prints: A select assortment of prints by Japanese artists of the Edo & Meiji periods, including Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) & Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), will be on display. On loan from Purdue University's permanent collection. Runs Sept. 7, beginning at 2pm, through Nov. 14.
"Still Life With Soup": This juried show celebrates artist interpretations of the prompt, "Still Life With Soup." Over 20 works will be on display along with a selection of handmade Soup Bowls by area potters. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 13 from 5-7pm, featuring wine from Cherry Republic & light fare from John Cross Fishery. Exhibit runs through Nov. 2.
Modern Female Archetypes-Group Show: Featuring more than 20 female artists in a variety of mediums exploring the idea of archetypes & how they connect us all, often regardless of age, geography & social status. Runs from Sept. 6 - Oct. 6. An opening reception will coincide with the Downtown Fall Art Walk on Sept. 6 from 5-9pm. Hours: Wed.-Sat.: 11am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-4pm. Closed on Tues. Call on Mon. (sometimes closed).
“The CTAC Instructors Show”: This exhibit highlights the creative work of CTAC visual arts instructors. Course instructors for both CTAC-Petoskey & CTAC-Traverse City locations were invited to participate. A variety of styles & media will be on display, including watercolor, oil, pastel, photography & fibers. Runs Sept. 21 - Oct. 26.
"Chasing Light": An exhibit dedicated to glass. Featuring all forms of art glass including blown, fused, stained glass, cast, torched & more. An artist reception will be held on Sun., Sept. 15 from 1-4pm. Exhibit runs through Oct. 4. Open daily from 1-4pm.
Michigan's Immigrants - Romanies, Hmong & Many More: Award-winning author Martha Bloomfield will share stories of marginalized people—immigrants, migrants & the homeless in an effort to dissipate prejudice, stereotyping & discrimination; and to foster dialogue, civic engagement, social responsibility & justice.
Twilight Tour - Farming for the Future: Join Crosshatch to connect & learn with other farmers & gardeners about growing strategies & systems. Students enrolled in the TC Career-Tech Center's Agriscience & Natural Resource program will set up a showcase of their hands-on experiential learning in animal science, plant science & natural resources. RSVP: 231-622-5252.
Food Plots Part 2: Food Plot Tour: Presented by Antrim Conservation District, who planted 9 experimental plots; see how they are shaping up for this fall. Tyler Strange of HabitCo will talk about different food plot options & their benefits. Meet at the ACD office (4820 Stover Rd. in Bellaire) at 6pm to caravan to the experimental food plot site (not far from the ACD office). RSVP: 231-533-8363, ext. 4.