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.
Sept. Artist-in-Residence Ani Garabedian: Ani is a drawing, design, painting & humanities professor at local Detroit colleges & universities & the Community Arts Coordinator at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum. She explores the ideas of family, nostalgia, impermanence & change, and the passing of time through her drawing, painting, vintage photographs & more. You can talk, observe, ask questions & learn more about her work.
Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Bill Sears, Paul Keller, Ellen Rowe: Saxophonist Bill Sears has recorded & toured with many musicians including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, & The Temptations, & is Director of Jazz Studies at Interlochen Arts Academy. Join Sears, bassist Paul Keller, & pianist Ellen Rowe as they perform a variety of original compositions & favorites from the Great American Songbook.
"The Importance of Being Earnest": Two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome social obligations. When they attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men named Ernest, confusion reigns.