Feb 24 Saturday
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.
Feb 26 Monday
Calling ALL artists in the Northwest Lower Michigan Region to please submit your artwork for consideration in ‘Agricultura’ an agriculturally inspired and themed art exhibit at Crooked Tree Arts Centers’ Traverse City location from April 26 through May 25, 2024.
What this exhibit will hopefully achieve is to recognize the intricacies and importance of the many farms (and farmers) that are all around us. How they are so much more than just passing pastoral settings for a nice Saturday drive, or merely breathtaking bucolic panoramas for the pretty painting over the couch. And there is a definite art to farming that this exhibit should revere and toast.
All mediums and styles are very welcome and the complete guidelines and details to apply are on Crooked Tree Arts Center's website.
Feb 29 Thursday
Leap onto the dance floor of this quadrennial bash and enjoy an unforgettable night at the museum. This celestial celebration is an 18+ event, but those 21 and over can immerse themselves in the magic at the cash bar. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
Mar 01 Friday
THIS WEEKCollage Night with Jennifer NowakThis popular program is back! Join special guest artist Jennifer Nowak for a relaxed night of creativity at CTAC. Free Play: Studio Sessions is a new program designed for adults who want to engage in creative activity through playful explorations of artistic media and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome as space allows.
Supplies are included. Cash bar with beer, wine, and soda available.
SKILL LEVEL: All levels.All are welcome and encouraged to join. No previous experience is needed.
Mar 02 Saturday
An all-ages celebration of stories! From graphic novels to zines, classic literature to poetry, let's read, share, and listen to stories from around the community.
Mar 04 Monday
Mar 08 Friday
THIS WEEKGesture: Meditation on MarksMovement, mark-making, and meditation. We will explore techniques for mindful drawing practices.Free Play: Studio Sessions is a new program designed for adults who want to engage in creative activity through playful explorations of artistic media and ideas in a relaxed, supportive, and social environment.Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome as space allows.
2-Day Workshop with welcome event.
Friday, March 8, 7 - 9 PM*: Artist Talks and reception.
Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, 10 AM - 4 PM: Instruction and work time.
In this two-day workshop, Instructors Eleanor Anderson and Kayla Powers will guide participants through a variety of textile techniques including Natural Dyeing, Braided Rugs, and Coil Basketry.
The weekend will begin on Friday night* with artist talks by Eleanor and Kayla, open to the public. On Saturday we will explore Natural Dyeing on cellulose and protein fibers using locally grown plants. On Sunday we will learn the traditions of Braided Rugs and Coil Basketry. Students will leave with a new toolkit of techniques, recipes and process notes for dyeing, and multiple projects that they will be able to finish at home. On Saturday and Sunday, we will meet from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and lunch will be provided. We ask that students come with an open mind and willingness to explore new techniques. All skill levels are welcome!
All materials included. No experience necessary.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
*Can’t make Friday? No worries! Friday night is primarily a social event to learn about the instructors. No workshop instruction will take place outside of the workshop time on Saturday and Sunday.
**There is one merit-based scholarship available for the weekend workshops at Cedar North! To apply, please send an email with a little bit of information about yourself and your art plus any links to your work (portfolio, website, social media, etc.) to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipient will be provided with on-site lodging for the weekend in addition to tuition and materials for two days of workshops.Deadline for entry: 2/23
Mar 09 Saturday
Mar 10 Sunday
The Old Art Building came into being in 1922 as the result of planning and fundraising done by the Walter T. Best Women’s Club, led by Allie Mae Maro. In 1923 Allie Mae opened her own business, The Blue Lantern Tea Room which offered lunch as well as afternoon tea. Those who knew Allie Mae knew her to be a generous hostess and a great supporter of arts and culture in the region.
Drawing from all of this rich history, The Old Art Building is pleased to introduce the Blue Lantern Tea Room program monthly through the winter. We offer the intimate salon-style interaction with artists along with refreshments and tea to be enjoyed in the sunlit ambiance of this historical space.
Sunday, January 14"Art As Renewal" — Anne-Marie Ooman and Robert VivianWriters who have worked independently and in collaboration describe how the act of creating art can contribute to a sense of renewal both for the artist/writer and the reader.
Sunday, February 11"Classical Guitar" — Matthew Cochran and students from Interlochen Arts AcademyRenowned solo guitar composer/performer Matthew Cochran brings students from his studio to “air out” new compositions and talk about the inspiration and discipline it takes to bring a new composition to life.
Sunday, March 10"Bon Appetit" — An Operatic Biography of Julia ChildIndulge in what is arguably the world's most famous chocolate cake while getting the story straight from the baker’s mouth. An actual transcript of Julia baking her cake is masterfully set to music and sung by nationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lindsey Anderson.
Sunday, April 14"She Does Shakespeare" — Women actors shake up ShakespeareArea actresses take their stab at famous scenes and monologues intended exclusively for men. We will be joined by actor/writer Shelby Lewis who has a wealth of experience in adapting The Bard for modern audiences. She and the actors will address the challenges and delights of reimagining these familiar words for women.
Sunday, May 12"Spring Madrigals" — A selection of seasonal vocal music from Leland Public School Honors ChoirIt’s May! Time for flower crowns, strawberries and cream, and a flourish of spring madrigals, performed by the youthful voices of the Leland Honors Choir.