"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.
Up North Pride Week: Oct. 13-17. Today features the Big Gay Brunch at The Open Space. Enjoy brunch from Oryana, S2S & more. Food & drink tokens will be available for purchase on site. The Traverse Symphony Orchestra will provide cabaret music.
Women of The Night: Nocturnes by Heidi Amenda Marshall - pastels; Mara Manning - oil & cold wax; Cynthia Marks - ceramic. The opening reception will be held on Sat., Oct. 16 from 6-8pm. Meet the artists, enjoy music & more. The exhibit runs through Nov. 15.
"In the Shade of Trillium, a mother-daughter show": Featuring painters Pat Tinney & Cayla Tinney Zellers. The title of this exhibit comes from Pat’s tradition of creating a trillium painting every Mother’s Day & Cayla’s memories of painting together as mother & daughter with “our feet tucked under their broad leaves.” Starts on Oct. 10. Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4pm through Nov. 5.
Bats at the Library: James Dake, education director of Grass River Natural Area, will discuss the lives & habitats of bats & clear up myths about them. After the presentation, join library staff for bat crafts, pumpkin painting, story time & take-home treats. Register by 4pm on Oct. 14.
"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 ...
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.
Northern Michigan Premiere Screening: "Mission Mt. Mangart": A co-produced fundraising cinema event in support of the Harbor Springs & Petoskey ski teams as well as the Great Lakes Center’s & Chris Anthony’s youth initiatives. “Mission Mt. Mangart” follows the 10th Mountain Division’s trailblazing efforts by this experimental infantry unit made up of world-class athletes, mountain men, & cowboys during WWII.