Call for Student Artwork - 2020 NYE at CTAC, Petoskey: Entry is open to students 18 & under, in Charlevoix & Emmet counties, to submit their artwork for the New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center logo. The artwork will be used for promotional materials, t-shirts & admission buttons, & the selected artist will receive a family pass to the event & a gift certificate for art supplies. Download an entry form at crookedtree.org. The deadline ...
31st Annual Recovery Plus Program: For women who have had breast cancer, or are living with breast cancer. Participants will enjoy a continental breakfast, “pampering” session, & presentations by plastic surgeon Christopher Jeffries, M.D., oncology nurse navigator Linda Meyer, R.N., CPAN, & a breast cancer survivor. Lunch will also be provided. Register: 231-392-8492.
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.
"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.
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.
CognEYEzant: 365 Days of Eyes (A Pop-Up Exhibition): Featuring selected works from TC artist Nadia Daniels-Moehle’s CognEYEzant, a creative project in which the 19-year-old challenged herself to create & complete an artistic representation of an eye every day for a year. A reception will be held on Fri., Oct. 25 from 5-7pm.
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.
Fall Hike at Clay Cliffs: “Let’s Ask the Trees & Their Wildlife Buddies!”: Join Conservancy docents Ann McInnis, Karl Hausler & Bert Thomas for some fun exploring the wonders of Clay Cliffs…as guests of its trees & wildlife buddies.
Ken Cooper & Phil Joseph Exhibit: Cooper will show his abstract paintings & ceramic sculptures from his ‘Scratch and Dent’ series. Joseph will feature his large-scale abstract & landscape paintings. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Oct. 11 from 5-7pm. Exhibit runs through Nov. 22.
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.
OTP is Looking for Art: Old Town Playhouse is looking for art depicting winter scenes or holiday scenes to be part of a mini art exhibit. This exhibit will take place during performances of "Elf the Musical," beginning Nov. 15 & running through Dec. 14. Contact Deb Jackson: 947-2210. The art must be delivered to the Playhouse by Mon., Nov. 4, 2019.
Super Science Saturday: A day filled with STEM activities for elementary students. These include making slime, marshmallow canons, elephant toothpaste, hour of code & experiments by Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers.
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.
Artists for FLOW: Twenty artists in the region created a work based on the theme of or inspired by the Great Lakes. Proceeds from this show benefit the local organization, FLOW. It runs through Nov. 5th.
Arty Party: Area artists offer a variety of original art, including acrylics, fused glass, handcrafted glass & gem jewelry, nature art, oil & watercolor paintings, pastels, photography, functional & sculptural pottery, sterling silver jewelry & textiles. Opening Reception on Fri., Oct. 18 at 4pm.
Autumn Fest: Take a stroll through the nature preserve where GRNA naturalists, in costume, will tell you about the animals, play some tricks, & provide treats. There will also be games, a fire where you can roast marshmallows, & fall arts & crafts.
“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.
Frankfort Film Festival: Oct. 17-20. Featuring 16 award-winning films from around the globe. In addition, short films produced by students of Interlochen Arts Academy's Motion Picture Arts program & the winning films in the 3rd Annual Frankfort48 Film Festival will be shown preceding the festival's daily feature films.
Horizon Books, TC Events: 12-3pm: NaNoWriMo: World Building. 12-2pm: Peter Damm will sign his book "Wild Blueberries." 2-4pm: Michael Khouri will sign his book "The Power of Ownership: It is Simply a Matter of Choice." 6-9pm: A.V. Walters, Scott Couturier & fellow members of TC Authors will give fall presentations, readings & activities.
Northport Village Arts Building Anniversary Art Exhibit: Opening Reception on Fri., Oct. 18 from 6-8pm. Exhibit runs Oct. 19-26; 12-4pm daily. Each year members of this art community come together to display selections from their body of work.
Spooktacular Saturday: Featuring wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, Burlap Races, Fall Bingo, Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Haunted Trail (7:30-9:30pm) & much more. Haunted Trail is available Oct. 18-19 & 25-26.
Battle of the Books Info Session: An overview of the Fifth Annual Battle of the Books Grand Traverse. This National Writers Series program is a book-based quiz competition open to 4th & 5th graders living in Grand Traverse, Benzie & Leelanau counties.
TC Authors: "Local Color": Seven members of the Traverse City Authors Group will delve into their genres of poetry, horror, science fiction, fantasy, true crime, historical fiction & nonfiction with readings, slide talks & presentations on their areas of interest, including literary thoughts on the fall season. They include Anne-Marie Oomen, Larry Johnson, Jason Link, Bob Downes, Tom Carr, Scott Coutourier & Tim Keenan.
Joshua Davis: Joshua writes & performs songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll & vintage soul. Fri., Davis will be joined by special guest, Laurel Premo, known for her roots music on clawhammer banjo, fiddle, guitar & vocals. On Sat., he will be joined by special guest, Jen Sygit, a country/folk/bluegrass singer-songwriter known for her “gritty and gutsy” music.
Selwyn Birchwood: Creating new directions for the blues, Selwyn Birchwood brings his music from "Pick Your Poison." Before the show, ticket holders can visit the museum. Afterwards, meet the artists & enjoy light refreshments.