Feb 23 Friday
Journey Through Abstraction, a group exhibition of diverse abstract art will open with a free reception on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort. Three Michigan artists are featured in the exhibit - Kenneth Anbender, Marat Paransky, and Nancy Clouse.
Visitors to the exhibit will journey through abstract and surreal dreamscapes. Vibrant color will abound; interesting juxtapositions of textures, proportions, and forms from sleek industrial geometry to rough-edged organic shapes will be on display, and content will challenge viewers to tap into their own dreams and subconscious to draw out memory, stories, and fantasy.
The exhibition will continue through April 5. The Art Center is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm.
Out of Detroit’s lively jazz scene, which has produced some of the best musicians in the world, comes the groundbreaking jazz group Straight Ahead.
Widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges from mainstream jazz to Salsa and neo-soul. They received international exposure when they were invited to open for the legendary Nina Simone at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland. At that time- they were the first all-woman jazz ensemble signed to Atlantic Records. The band has shared the concert stage with a who’s who of the music world including: Kem, Stanley Clark, Roy Ayers, the Yellowjackets and Tony Bennett. These Grammy-nominated recording artists have travelled extensively in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe with rave reviews.
The musical story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. A "tale as old as time" for all ages.
Join the Northwestern Michigan College Chamber Singers and Canticum Novum for an evening of choral music at The Alluvion. The concert will include choral works from around the world and will feature several classic and contemporary spirituals in celebration of Black History Month. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Feb 24 Saturday
Join Grand Traverse Conservation District staff Saturday, February 24th from 10:00am - 12:00pm for a guided hike on the trails of Brown Bridge Quiet Area to learn about the parkland’s history, management, flora & fauna, and more!
A limited amount of snowshoes are available.Meet at the East Overlook Trailhead of Brown Bridge Quiet Area.
Registration: Free. Register at www.natureiscalling.org/events
Join in the outdoor winter fun at the 4th annual 'Icebreaker' ice sculpting event!
Welcome back professional ice sculptor Matt Cooper who will be on site showcasing his skills with a live demo. Local (amateur) teams will also be carving their own sculptures.
Wander the snowy pathways to view ice carving in action. Enjoy some simple food and beverage options, and warm up at one of several bonfires. This event is free to the public to view and enjoy.
Join ISN to learn about how to protect and manage your ecologically important hemlock trees on your own property. With the 2023 discovery of hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in Frankfort, ISN is dedicated to giving the community the best information and guidelines available. Learn how to survey your hemlocks for HWA, and how to conduct your own treatments, should you find HWA on your property. Registration is preferred for this event, as the event is capped to 30 participants. Register on our website here.
A favorite stop during Sleighbell Weekend, the Old Kirke Museum's red doors will welcome you once again to view trees decorated in the Christmas traditions of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway while enjoying a coffee and pepperkaker or two at our Scandinavian Christmas Open House, Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3, from 11am to 2pm. We'll have more tiny towns to view and model trains rollin' down the tracks in the lower exhibit hall so come and celebrate an old fashioned Christmas season with us. We'll be open every Saturday from 11-2 in December and will add some weekdays after Christmas this year!
Join us to enjoy a cuppa with some of Traverse City's finest. We will be joined by Office Fryczynski of the North Boardman Response Team and others from the TCPD. Maybe even a K-9?
Delicious coffee provided courtesy of Factory Man. Tea and Hot Cocoa will also be available, as well as activities for the kids.
Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The mission of this national organization is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve.
Building relationships. One cup at a time.
A guided walk-and-talk through the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s new exhibits, Happy and Tree Of Life | Connecting The World, is February 24, 1 pm. Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager, leads a conversational tour of the exhibits. The Walk + Talk is free.
Happy features the work of 26 visual artists who explore the many facets of happiness. Tree Of Life is an installation of soft sculptural animals, part of Traverse City artist Mary Fortuna’s continuing interest in this ancient, mythologic symbol of interconnectedness. Read about both exhibits at GlenArborArt.org/ EXHIBITS.