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.
JUST GREAT ART: This exhibit runs through Jan. 2. Fifteen local artists, all members of the Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan, will exhibit their original works in pastel, oil, water color & acrylic. The show hours are M-F from 10am-5pm & during events at the Opera House.
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.
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.
Young Playwrights Festival Entry Deadline: City Opera House invites regional high school students to submit an original one-act play—9-12 pages with 4 characters or less—to the 8th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Finalists are paired with national theater mentors, win $100 & see their play performed on the City Opera House stage. Script entry deadline: Fri., Dec. 13.
BIG GROUP/small works Exhibit: Featuring over 50 artists. This show is dedicated to encouraging the gifting of original art by providing small works at affordable gift giving prices. An Open House Style Reception will be held on Nov. 16 from 11am-3pm. Show runs Nov. 9 - Jan. 1.
TC Beer Week: A series of events highlighting the craft beer scene. From Nov. 8-15 experience craft beer tastings, dinners & workshops. Get a pint or a sample, meet with brewers & brewery representatives & learn about the beer state of Michigan.
Navigating Ice Safely & Winter Arthritis: Join Beth Dole & Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers to learn tips to safely navigate winter ice. Beth will also show easy exercises that can help ease stiff joints due to winter weather. Optional lunch served at noon. $3 suggested donation for lunch for those 60 & over; $5 all others.
To Be Seen and Heard: Phi Theta Kappa presents "Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change." "Why is disability inherently political?" Join for a presentation, tedxtalk preview & discussion, a panel & Q&A opportunity.
SEEDS Happy Hour Fundraiser: Complimentary drinks. Donate what you can, & The Little Fleet will match the bar tab. Youth activities in the Yurt. Featuring a pop-up exhibit of the K12 Clean Energy Art Challenge. www.ecoseeds.org