"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 ...
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.
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.
Foreword: Solo Exhibition by Patrick Earl Hammie: Through portraits & allegories, Hammie explores the complexities of identity, emotion, & family. Hours: Tues. - Fri.: 11am-5pm; Sat.: 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays, except for Sept. 27. Runs through Nov. 13. A Members Opening Reception with Patrick Earl Hammie will be held on Thurs., Sept. 30 from 5:30-7pm in the Carnegie Rotunda.
Lustron Stories: Americans at Home: The subject of the “Great American Dream” is explored through photographer Charles Mintz’s series, “Lustron Stories.” Lustron Corporation manufactured porcelain-baked, enamel-coated, all-steel houses between 1948-1950 in Columbus, Ohio. The kit homes were shipped-to-site & assembled by local contractors. Many of the homes are still in use today. This project set out to discover who lives in these homes now. Runs Sept. 27 - Nov. 13.
The Hunt for the Reds of October: Held on weekdays in October. The Leelanau Peninsula hosts this event that allows consumers to indulge in many of the red wines available on the Leelanau Peninsula, along with taking in beautiful landscapes. Tickets are $35 & include a pour of selected red from each of the participating wineries. $5 of each ticket goes to the American Red Cross Association.
Grand Traverse Musicale Meeting & Recital: A business meeting will be held at noon. Traverse City's own Tom Kaufman, pianist, sculptor, educator & entertainer, will present a program of music & discussion at 1pm. Scholarship winner Justin Robb will perform on the piano.
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.
Backpacks, Books & Bikes Fundraising Dinner: This event will raise funds for Sunrise Rotary Club's three major annual service projects. Includes a strolling dinner, live music by Goodboy, live & silent auctions & raffles.
College Night: High school students & their families are invited to attend this free event to explore dozens of colleges & military branches - all in one location. Representatives from more than 40 public & private colleges, universities & military service organizations make themselves available to students & families to answer questions about their institutions’ admissions requirements, academic programs, campus life, costs, extracurricular activities & more.
Ric Mixter Presents "Cutter Rescues": Featuring the stories of the Escanaba, Mackinac, Hollyhock, and Sundew. Ric was invited to break out the Soo Locks aboard the Mighty Mac and also toured on the Sundew during its final winter run near Duluth. Register.
NWS Fall Series: Anthony Doerr: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of "All the Light We Cannot See," Doerr will share "Cloud Cuckoo Land." Guest host is Lysley Tenorio, author of the novel "The Son of Good Fortune" & the story collection "Monstress," which was named a book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. Virtual event.
"Godspell": A small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, & hefty doses of comic timing. With songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, this story of kindness, tolerance, & love dances across the stage. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from Oct. 14-23 starting at 2pm on Sun., Oct. 17, and 7:30pm on all ...
Future of Cinema Film Festival: Join the Interlochen Arts Academy Film & New Media Division for their annual celebration of film. Featuring film screenings, guest artist lectures, hands-on demonstrations, & more.