Veterans for Peace Chapter 50's International Day of Peace Celebration: 8am: Sunrise peace gathering on Clinch Park Beach, with songs & prayers for peace. 9am: Peace proclamation by the mayor of Traverse City, at the peace pole outside the Governmental Center. 10am: Annual planting of a peace pole in F&M Park.
"Everyday Objects": This exhibition explores the new & unexpected aesthetic possibilities in mundane objects – as art-making materials, & as new objects & ideas. Opening Reception on Aug. 27 from 6-8pm. Exhibit runs Aug. 27 - Oct. 28. The GAAC is also offering four companion programs that dig deeper into the ideas behind "Everyday Objects": Online interviews with visual artists from Leelanau County & Ohio whose work is ...
Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels: Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she sometimes paints & alters – & stitches each hand-cut piece together with wire. Opens Sept. 4 & runs through Dec. 17.
Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians: Historic & contemporary examples of Odawa arts & crafts will be on display, including quill boxes, beadwork, regalia, basketry, & ceramics. Through these finely crafted objects, thematic threads are woven together to explore the economic drivers, environmental factors, & challenges inherent in sustaining tradition, creative practice, & identity. Runs Sept. 20 - Nov. 27. There will be a free educational program connected with the exhibition every ...
Labor Days - A History of Work: This exhibit reflects the strong history & culture of work around Lake Charlevoix & connections to work in northern Michigan, the nation & around the world. Raven Hill Discovery Center is one of ten sites in the United States selected to participate in a Smithsonian pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history.
Nature Through Pastels: Four regional artists exhibit their pastel paintings through Oct. 29. Leelanau artists Julie Avery, Chris Nettleton & Jan Price; & Lesa Seefled of Grand Traverse County have each worked in the arts for some time & have more recently moved into painting with pastels through both individual & group explorations. Tues., Sept. 28, 6–8pm: Meet the artists & hear about their works at the library. Closed ...
Through Our Eyes: Crooked Tree Painters' Studio Exhibition: The Crooked Tree Painters' Studio meets weekly at CTAC to share their love of painting. This year's exhibition features original paintings by 18 artists. Runs Sept. 20 - Dec. 18.
"Presence": A contemporary figural exploration with local artists Paul Varga & Steve Toornman. These artists explore the figure each with a distinct approach. Varga is a sculptor who works primarily in wood & bronze & Toornman is an oil painter. The exhibition will run Sept. 17 - Oct. 30. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 17 from 5-7pm. Closed on Sundays.
Artists for Wings of Wonder Exhibit: The 3rd annual community fundraiser exhibit, which features over 30 artists, with Raptor themed artwork, all in an effort to raise funds to help Wings of Wonder transition into The Migizi Eagle rehabilitation. The show is open for viewing & purchase from Sept. 11-30.
Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories: This exhibition explores off-reservation boarding schools in its kaleidoscope of voices. Visitors will explore photographs, artwork, interviews, interactive timelines, & immersive environments, including classroom & dormitory settings. Objects such as a period barber chair & a young Seminole girl’s skirt, as well as reproduction elements poignantly illuminate first-person accounts.
Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge: A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by birds who “flew” onto her canvas after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. As intuitive messengers, they brought not only an entirely new way of painting, but comfort during confusing times. Later, as migration issues came to the fore, she felt birds were a metaphor for the universal human ...
Close to Home: Contemporary Anishinaabek Artists: An exhibit of works from Anishinaabek artists in the region, supplemented by objects in the Dennos Museum Center’s collection. Artists include Kelly Church, Reneé Dillard, Jamie John, Yvonne Walker Keshick, & Jenna Wood. Represents current trends & connections to traditional practice by contemporary, working artists.
Harvest Days: Sept. 1-30. Presented by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Experience what it’s like to be a wine club member at each of the participating wineries (over 25) & be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits, premiere wine tastings, & product discounts. Each ticket is good for one visit to each winery, & each ticket holder will have access to all of the benefits offered throughout ...
Charlevoix Chamber Hosts 8th Annual State of the Community Luncheon: Featuring updates from Charlevoix County Commissioner Scott Hankins, Charlevoix Public Schools Superintendent Mike Ritter, Antrim-Charlevoix-Kalkaska Association of REALTORS President Dennis Halverson, & Northern Lakes Economic Alliance President David Emmel. Lunch catered by Bridge Street Tap Room. Reserve your spot.
Live Your Best Life Series: Fall Harvest Cooking Class with MSU Extension: Jane & Michelle, registered dieticians from MSU Extension, return to show you how to use fall fruits & vegetables in tasty recipes while providing tips on preparing locally grown produce. To register, email: email@example.com.
Delbert Michel: "Sixty Years of Making Art": Celebrating six decades of creative expression, artist & retired art professor, Delbert Michel, hosts a retrospective of his collection with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 20 from 4-7pm. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20 at both Delbert's Studio #5 & the GT Art Campus - Gateway Center. Partial proceeds of art sales will be donated to Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse. 231-499-7313.
1913 Michigan Copper Strike Program via Zoom: Author Donna Searight Simons will discuss her book "Copper Empire," a novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913. Held via Zoom. Registration required.
Improv at the Library: Mashing up literature & improvised comedy, the Tilt Think Improv troupe presents: LitFlix. In this interactive show, the improv players create stories & scenes made-up on the spot based on inspiration from the audience.