March- June 2016
CTAC YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Student Artist: Finn Lancashire East Middle School, Traverse City
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Gilbert Gallery through April 2
2016 JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION juror
participating photographers Lynn Anderson • Pamela Atsoff • Melissa Bernazzani • Randy Bronkema • Julie Christiansen Winnie Chrzanowski • Robert deJonge • Eric Demattos • Bill Dietrich • Gretchen Dorian • Holly Gedert • Elizabeth Glass • Carol Greenslade Robert Harold • Mark Haveman • Tom Haxby • Judith Kalter • Jan Kellogg • Suzanne LaBeau • Alan Leese • Robert Maxwell James Mayo • Teresa McGill • Dorothy Mills • Kirt Moore • Michael Murphy IV • Kathleen Partin • Jay Petersen • John Porter Marianne Priest • Kris Sanford • Sandee Soloway • Joan Sorenson • Hal Willens • Jennifer Wohletz
honorable mentions: Melissa Bernazzani Illusions of Motherhood: No. 3 Winnie Chrzanowski Barely There Tom Haxby Winter Morning Hal Willens Zion Flows
first place: Kris Sanford, Boots & Intertwined
Sponsored by Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services
To our 2016 Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Traverse City
second place: Marianne Priest, Tom’s Shelf Sponsored by Ollar Consulting
third place: Judith Kalter, Red Willow Basket of Onions Sponsored by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth
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A AC ANNU 16-May 7 • CT il r p NE: A MCCU IENDS N E L R G DF ERY HERE T GALL FEAT pt. 3 • GILBER -Se : May 27 E RTON N BA OSPECTIV I V E K R R E T L Y AY RE ONFIELD GAL 2 W F L B • HA ept. 3 -S May 27
56th ANNUAL OUTDOOR ART FAIR/Traverse City
Online applications through April 4, 2016 l
For more details: crookedtree.org
CTAC ARTISAN & FARMERS MARKET/Petoskey
MERRY MAKERS MARKETPLACE/Petoskey
Online applications April 4-October 14, 2016 l
2016 JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBITION/Petoskey
Online applications June 1-July 31, 2016
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Bonfield Gallery through April 2
CYNTHIA GREIG— TRUE LIKENESS: REPRESENTATIONS AND NATURE MORTE
Cynthia Greig makes images that at first glance don’t look like the photographs they are. Developing a technique that combines color photography with painting and drawing she has created visual hybrids that deconstruct how we see, identify and remember by denying our perceptual expectations of both photography and reality. Join us Tuesday, February 23, for a Coffee @ Ten with Cynthia.
ATRIUM GALLERY Our lower level gallery features area artists. Opening Receptions coincide with the monthly Thursday Swirls. Thanks to Kitchen Painters for their work coordinating the Atrium exhibits!
FULL STEAM AHEAD: ARTWORK OF NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE FACULTY NOW through March 15
NCMC EMERGING STUDENTS WHEN: March 18-April 18
IMAGES OF UP NORTH — PAINTERS KURT ANDERSON, JOAN GERIGK AND BOB SCUDDER WHEN: April 28-June 11
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CTAC/Blissfest After Dark Join us for a night of lively music, delicious dinner and authentic Irish beverages! The galleries will be filled with food and fun. all tickets include food and beverages
RE AWAKENING: 100 YEARS OF IRISH FREEDOM Irish band Téada leads a spectacular cast of musicians, singers and dancers celebrating 100 years of Irish freedom with an historic U.S. tour in 2016. VIP tickets: Meet and greet seated dinner with the musicians & swag bag - $75 Standard reserved seating: $60 members/$65 non-members Standing room only: $45 members/$50 non-members
AN IRISH-INSPIRED MENU: Bangers, Shepherd’s Pie, Reuben Potato Nachos, Irish Farm House Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage Sliders and Irish Soda Bread Irish Apple Cake, Triple Irish Trifle, Chocolate Irish Cream Mousse Whiskey tastings, Guinness, Harp, Wine, Coffee and Tea
VIP admission: 6:00 pm • Standard admission: 6:30 pm for tickets
www.crookedtree.org or 231.347.4337
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DINING TABLE CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP WHEN: Tuesday, March 8 • 6:00-8:00 pm ABOUT: Brighten up your winter with our next incredible workshop taught by Jennifer Haf of BLOOM Floral Design! All students create their own centerpiece to take home. Tuition per workshop: $100 Members/$120 Non-Members
DISH & DABBLE AT CITY PARK GRILL WITH MARTINA HAHN WHEN: Mondays, March 14, April 11 & May 9 • 6:00-9:00 pm ABOUT: Enjoy an evening out with friends and release your inner artist! Create a unique masterpiece and enjoy food and drinks from a specially priced Dish & Dabble menu. $40 Members/$45 Non-Members (Fee includes all supplies, art instruction and a $5 food and drink voucher.)
PIZZA & PAINTING WITH MARTINA HAHN WHEN: Fridays, February 26, March 18 & May 27 • 4:00-7:00 pm Grades 4-8 ABOUT: Take home a finished piece of artwork and fabulous memories of a fun-filled night! Pizza dinner included. $40 Members/$45 Non-Members
KIDS' DAY OFF! WHEN: Thursday, March 24 • 9:00 am-3:30 pm • Grades K-5 ABOUT: No school? We’ve got you covered! We’ve partnered with the Petoskey District Library to provide a day of exciting programming just for kids. Tuition: $5 per child
SPRING BREAK ART CAMPS WHEN: Monday-Friday, April 4-8 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm • Grades K-5 ABOUT: Morning & Afternoon Sessions—Plus! New 8:00-9:00 am “Art Start”option! Tution: $75 Members/$95 Non-Members. Registration opens March 1!
SUPER SATURDAY FOR KIDS WHEN: Saturday, April 30 • 9:45 am-3:00 pm • Grades K-8
Summe r Fashion Lecture Luncheon Wednesday,
August 3 11:30 am Lange Cente r at Bay Har bor Yacht C lub Lunch • Lect u re Silent Auct ion • Trunk Show A collaborati on with the Bay Harbor Foundation and Bay Har bor Yacht Cl ub.
ABOUT: A day of experiences in the arts, just for kids. Includes pizza lunch & tons of fun! Tuition: $35 Members/$40 Non-Members 5
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Annual Youth Arts Festival YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL APRIL 16-MAY 7 Every spring CTAC presents a celebration of the area’s youth and the arts featuring the Annual Youth Art Show, Young Writer’s Expo, and Youth Awards Night along with performances by the Youth Orchestra, School of Ballet and area youth arts groups. There are opening receptions, awards presentations, workshops and other highlight events. February 6-27
Youth Art Show, Traverse City
April 16-May 7
Youth Art Show, Petoskey
Selfie Project, Petoskey
Tuesday, April 19
Coffee @ Ten, Petoskey
Wednesday, April 27
Youth Awards Night, Petoskey
Saturday, April 30
Super Saturday and Selfie Exhibit, Petoskey
Saturday, April 30
CTAC Jazz Ensemble as part of International Jazz Day
Thursday, May 5
Young Writers Workshop & Lecture with author Kyle Prue
Saturday, May 7
Young Writers Expo, Petoskey
Saturday, May 7
Culinary Arts Showcase, Petoskey
Offering Comic Book Art, Marbling Party, Culinary Arts, Animation AND MORE!
ANNUAL YOUTH ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 16 2:00-4:00 pm Awards announced at 2:30 pm. Thank you to juror Beth Holland for her time and expertise!
Free Makeand-Take activity for families in TC
The Youth Arts Festival is generously supported by:
YOUNG WRITERS EXPOSITION & CULINARY ARTS SHOWCASE WHEN: Saturday, May 7 CULINARY ARTS SHOWCASE: 1:00-3:00 pm The Petoskey Culinary Arts Program will be showcasing their abilities, and providing food and drink for guests. Please join us and support our community’s talented youth! Thanks to Goodhart Glassworks and Lynn Dinning.
YOUNG WRITERS JURIED EXPOSITION RECEPTION: 2:00-4:00 pm Our 14th Annual Young Writers Juried Expo for all students in the Charlevoix-Emmet County School District, Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Submission dates are April 12-20. Visit www.crookedtree.org to find out more! Thanks to Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, and McLean and Eakin Booksellers of Petoskey. artwork by: Hayden Petitt, Floyd Jewett YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL SELFIE PROJECT Elementary, The Selfie Project is a celebration of the age-old art of the selfMesick, MI. portrait made new. In the age of Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and a camera on every device, we see “selfies” on a daily basis. The goal of the Selfie Project is to promote age-appropriate, artistic self-expression for students and families in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Crooked Tree Arts Center is excited to see your artistic take on this now everyday medium. There is no entry fee to participate. Enter online April 12-25. Exhibit and reception April 30.
CTAC is awarding $500.00 scholarships for graduating high school seniors living in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties and pursuing fields of study in the arts. This includes visual arts, performing arts, theatre, dance and music. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each county. Applications available through high school counselors and on CTAC website.
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Aidan Flynn was recently accepted, upon audition, to attend Interlochen Arts Academy as a dance major in the Fall of 2016 as a junior. Photo: G. Randall Goss
AUDITION SEASON 2016 Audition season for companies, conservatories and summer intensive programs is upon us. Now through the end of March, the dancers will spend every weekend in Chicago and other major cities across the country auditioning. We have 13 dancers auditioning this year! Find a full list of dancers and their acceptances on our website. Pictured here, Emily McGeehan (one of our oldest pre-pros) and Olivia Pearsall (one of our youngest pre-pros) preparing for their first audition of the season.
FANTASIA REIMAGINED The CTAC School of Ballet will perform their full length ballet, Fantasia Reimagined, on June 17 and 18 at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale April 15.
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461 E. Mitchell Street
Feb 25: Petoskey Brewing & Vernales
Music: Blissfest Music Organization Co-sponsor: Blissfest Music Organization
Mar 24: Twisted Olive • Music: Kellerville
, t r A e n i F Fine W ined, & Good Friends! Fine Foo
Limited Tickets: ce an $15 adv y of a $20 d Swirl
Join us for monthly wine & beer tastings in our galleries with food pairings & live music— a delicious blend of culture, libations and fun!
Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Entertainment: Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “Sleeper”• Co-sponsor: Little Traverse Civic Theatre
Apr 21: Northern Table • Music: Michelle Chenard & Pete Kehoe • Co-sponsor: Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop May 26: City Park Grill • Music: Chris Koury Aug 17: Summer Super Swirl!
5:30-8:00 pm • $20 Advance/$25 Day of D&W Fresh Market with multiple performers & entertainment
TRAVERSE CITY 322 Sixth Street
Mar 24: L. Mawby & Shorts Brewing Company • Music: E Minor
Apr 21: Suttons Bay Ciders & Verterra Jun 23: A
special 1966-themed Swirl to celebrate our summer exhibit! Music: Jazz North
@ TEN PETOSKEY
Coffee generously sponsored by Roast & Toast Café
Coffee generously sponsored by Higher Grounds Trading Co.
February 23: Cynthia Greig
March 22: The curators of “Wildhearted: A Fresh Take on Northern Michigan’s Environment” will discuss the show and their process
March 22: CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market: Bear Creek Organic Farm April 19: Youth Arts Festival: The Importance of the Arts in Education Lin Alessio, retired educator May 17: Creative Aging
April 26: A presentation by some of the artists featured in the “Wildhearted” exhibition May 10: Judith Kalter: Traditional photography processes through the ages!
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ADULT SUMMER WORKSHOPS SERIES PETOSKEY & TRAVERSE CITY Regiser early and saveâ€”10% Early Bird Registration Discount through March 31! Age 17 and above. Limited scholarships are available at www.crookedtree.org.
CTAC PETOSKEY: June 11
Exploring Watercolor with Susan Lingg - Watercolor
The Figure in Pastels with Margaret Dyer - Pastels
Impact! With Ardith Goodwin - Acrylic
The Tao of Watercolor with Betty Bea Washburn - Watercolor
Ikat & Embellishment with Mary Zicafoose - Textiles
Animals from Photos with Howard Friedland - Oil
Find Your Own Voice - Concept Painting with Susan Blackwood - Watercolor, oil or acrylic
July 27-29 August 4-6 August 8-11 Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Classical Painting Alla Prima with Patrick Wise - Oil (Watercolor or acrylic) - SOLD OUT Bold Brush Plein Air with Shelby Keefe - Oil - LIMITED SPACE -
Watercolor Workshop with Tony Couch - Watercolor - SOLD OUT -
Plein Air Painting with Tim Horn - Oil - SOLD OUT -
CTAC TRAVERSE CITY: May 20-22
Visual Note Taking with Margo Burian
Impact! With Ardith Goodwin - Acyrlic
Abstracting From Nature with Jane Sassaman - Fiber
The Many Ways of Water with Susan Blackwood - Oil/Watercolor
Figures in the Landscape with Howard Friedland - Oil
Inside/Outside: The Best of Both with Liz Haywood-Sullivan - Pastel
Paper Paintings Collage with Elizabeth St. Hilaire - Acrylic / Collage
Visual Improvisation with Jane Davies - Acrylic/Collage
Exploring Watercolor with Susan Lingg - Watercolor
From Sketchbook to Studio with Iain Stewart - Watercolor
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CTAC YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Traverse City • February 6-27
HIGH SCHOOL AWARD WINNERS
FIRST PLACE Alexis Petroelje • TC West High School sponsor: delta kappa gamma
a r t i sts : Jake Breed • Katie Brines • Aaron Dennis • Chelsea Dennis • Heather Gray Nate Griswold • Michael Kent • Dani Knoph • Annie Lang • Courtney Michalik Nick Preneta • Dan Shepler • Erin Waineo
WILDHEARTED: A FRESH TAKE ON NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S ENVIRONMENT WHEN: March 15-May 14 • OPENING: March 15 • 7:00-9:00 pm ABOUT: A group of creative professionals and environmentally conscious artists push the boundaries of convention for this contemporary exhibition that’s rooted in the spirit and stewardship of our natural resources. These thirteen emerging artists—all between the ages of 20 and 40—explore topics related to outdoor recreation, exploration, woods, water and the kind of soulsearching that only nature can offer. Featuring installation, mixed media, wood, paint, graphic design, video and photography, viewers will have the chance to experience what so many of us love most about northern Michigan—the wild. Special recognition to guest curators, Dani Knoph and Courtney Michalik.
SECOND PLACE Chelsea Dunham • Benzie Central High School sponsor: al & susan cogswell
THIRD PLACE Corey Larson • Frankfort High School sponsor: dr. debra lewis, dds
1966 REMIXED WHEN: June 9-September 3 • OPENING: June 9 ABOUT: New and original pieces from and inspired by one of the most remarkable and fashionable eras of the 20th century. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cornwell half of CTAC-TC’s building, which features iconic mid-century architecture.
HIGH SCHOOL HONORABLE MENTIONS Eamonn McGonigle • TC West High School Brittany Saylor • Forest Area High School Payton Leonard • Forest Area High School MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORABLE MENTIONS McKensey Kendall • Mesick Junior High School Chloe Henshaw • TC East Middle School Annalysse Grando • TC West Middle School
To our 2016 Visual Arts Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments of Traverse City, Harbor Springs & Petoskey
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WINTER/SPRING CLASSES - TC n Drop-In Life Drawing/Mary Guntzviller
Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm Now through March 17 Adult $150
n Beaded Wrap Bracelets/Mary Kay Burbee Saturdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm February 27-March 19 Adult $95 n Paint Like the Impressionists: Pastel Basics/Mary Kay Burbee Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm April 13-May 18 Adult $95 n Photography/Monte Nagler
Saturday, April 16 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm Adult $100 n Go With The Flow: Watercolor for Beginners/Adam VanHouten Saturday, April 23 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm Adult $65 n Dynamic Landscapes in Soft Pastel/Barbara Reich Thursday-Friday, April 28-29 • 10:00 am-4:00 pm Adult $200 n Marbling Party for Adults/Heidi Finley Saturday, May 7 • 10:00 am-1:00 pm Adult $75
ARTIST FORUM MEETINGS WHEN: 3rd Wednesday of the month • 5:30 pm Located at 322 Sixth Street, Traverse City. ABOUT: Artist Forum meetings are a chance for artists to network, share their ideas with CTAC, and enjoy professional development opportunities. Join us for social time and snacks at 5:00 pm.; meetings begin at 5:30 pm. MARCH 16: Our guest speaker in March will be Katie Brines, founder of Limited Edition of Petoskey. Limited Edition is a pop-up shop and space for young artists, writers, and makers.
COLOR CLUB WHEN: Wednesdays through May 11 • 12:00-1:00 pm ABOUT: Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore! The new school of coloring books for grown-ups feature beautiful, intricate designs and are a fun way to play with color and pattern while finding a little zen. Each Wednesday, take a little pause from the busy work week and bring your brown-bag lunch to our peaceful, riverside gallery for some casual, communal coloring. Borrow from our library of books and pencils, or bring your own.
n Marbling Party for Kids/Heidi Finley Saturday, May 7 • 2:00-4:00 pm Grades 4-8 $50 n Visual Note Taking: A Primer for Painters/Margo Burian Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 • 9:00 am-4:00 pm Adult $200
56th ANNUAL OUTDOOR ART FAIR WHEN: Saturday, July 30 ABOUT: Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to apply to its 56th Annual Outdoor Art Fair, held in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. We offer spacious display areas and ample parking to provide the perfect art fair atmosphere. Participation is open to all artists who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution. Our juried fair seeks to maintain the highest standards for both the artists and for the viewing public, and utilizes a jury to select participating artists. CASH AWARDS: $1,000 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, and $250 Third Prize.
PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT WHEN: Saturday, June 11 At our location/in the park All artwork for sale!
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ART & CRAFT TRAILS For over forty years, the Art & Craft Trails publication has encouraged visitors to explore our northern Michigan cultural resources. Through the printed and electronic brochure, patrons can find art galleries, studios, organizations and events. Applications are available on our website or call 231-941-9488. 11
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Renaissance Society Rococo Society Members Members
Louis Goldring Mr. and Mrs. William Hodges Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Wally and Bob Klein Paul and Carol LaPorte George and Susan Loesel Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ryner Robert and Charlotte Streit and Twisted Fish Gallery
Baroque Society Members Mr. and Mrs. Warner C. Blow Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bonfield Pier and Renee Borra Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crawford Mr. and Mrs. David Crouse Gay Cummings Mr. Bill Daniels Mrs. Adele Dilschneider Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dow Mr. and Mrs. James C. Fabiano, Sr. Jane D. Ferger and Jasam Foundation Mrs. William A. Fisher, II Balky and Patricia Grannis Bill and Juliane Greenwalt Tucker and Jack Harris Ann and Joseph Hollis Mr. and Mrs. Dave Irish Darrell Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keiswetter and Petoskey Plastics Joseph and Karen Kimmell Nancy Kohler Mr. Don Kopka Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau John and Kelley Logan and Forevergreen Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Fred Malpass Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Drs. Bill and Jane Millar Jim and Trish Murray Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nachtrab Dr. Naomi Overton Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Porter Debbie and Michael Sears Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sheperd Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shrier Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stallkamp Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ternes Maureen and Byron Trerice Mr. and Mrs. Phil Trotter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren Bob and Michele Walker Mr. and Mrs. David Wood
Liz and Neil Ahrens Lynne Aspnes Marie Baker Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Baldwin Mike and Chris Bartlett Mrs. Elizabeth Benson Tom and Maureen Bickersteth Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bidwell Richard and Susan Bingham John D. Borseth and Patricia A. Lay Mr. and Mrs. David T. Buzzelli Debra and Michael Calabrese Patty and Joe Cappy Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark Nancy Colbert Ms. Dannielle Coursey-Ottimer Diane and Richard DeNardis Mary Driggs Mike and Cheryl Eberhart Chris Etienne and Dennis Lindeman Patrick Faylor and Cindy McSurely Elizabeth and John Fergus-Jean Steven J. Fishman and Bonnie Josephson Ellen Heidi and Mike Geiger Mr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Gibeau Mr. and Mrs. Phillip T. Harrison Nancy Hedges Don and Kay Heise Bruce and Joyce Herbert William L. and Elisabeth Hicklen Nancy A. Hodgkiss Tom and Pat Jeffs John and Phyllis Jessup Mr. and Mrs. David C. Johnson Cathy Kalahar Edie and Fred Kaufmann James and Marilyn Keller Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kircher Mrs. Barbara Kirsch Dr. Deanna Klosinski and William Collins Chuck and Christine Kneese Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochensparger Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Kromm Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ledingham Tim and Debbie McAndrew Kathryn McConnell and Tom Biziorek Genie and Jeff McEvoy Michelle McLean Mr. and Mrs. George Melzow Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miller Liisa and Chris Morley and Morley Foundation Brian Murphy and Ida Vander Poorte Anna P. Nichols Ruth Petzold Mr. and Mrs. William Petzold Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randolph Mr. and Mrs. John Rexford Peter and Margaret Shields Scott and Dibby Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Sidney Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Snyder Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Laurie-Jo Straty Dr. John Stroehlein and Ms. Miwa Sakashita Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swanson Mr. and Mrs. David Tennent Thomas and Carol Titcomb and St. Doris Foundation William and Julie Wentworth Jill Whelan Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Dr. and Mrs. Hal Willens Mr. David K. Williams Ken Winter Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wright
Ted and Valerie Gobeski From: Drs. Bill and Jane Millar
Mrs. Bonnie J. Gowans From: Donald and Grace Guthrie G. Michael Hanahan From: Lucy Hanahan DaGiau Ruth Heinrich From: Susan Rathburn Jeff Langdon From: Ray and Stephanie Beach, Janet and James Carrick, Kathie Scott, Craig and Jill Snook
Ermy and Gordon Bonfield From: Mary Driggs Mr. and Mrs. David G. Frey From: Mr. and Mrs. David Culver Quinton and Patricia Kueblerâ€™s Anniversary From: Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shafer Nick and Betsy White From: Tom and Susan Palmer Mona Widmaier From: Carolyn Wujek David K. Williams From: Diane Curtis Maureen Abood and Dan Shaheen, Chris and Sarah Chocola, Brynne and Bob Coletti, Natalie and David Goran, Geoff and Betsy Keenan, Don and Jan Klopcic, Nathan and Robin Lewis, Mark and Debby Pirrung, Tracy and William Souder, Richard and Stacie Stephenson, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Van Andel From: Nick and Betsy White Of a Truly Memorable Performance of the Nutcracker From: James and Susan Adams Programs in Traverse City From: Terry and Michael Tarnow Helping Build our Facilities in Traverse City From: David and Jane Lawrence
Thank you to the families and friends listed above for choosing CTAC as a recipient of honorary and memorial gifts.
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Welcome to Our New Members—
Brianna Alkema Brad and Megan Anderson Larry and Sharon Andringa Sandra Applegate Diane and Mike Arnold Mary Baird Travis Baird and Robin Mikowski Rosie Baker Janet Ringle Bartells Steven Baumgartner and Danielle Beauvais Brianna Baxter Cheryl Beery Marjorie A. Beyer Marlene Blum Brenda Boaz-Pond Debra Bobo William Braim Michael and Deborah Brenton Melissa Bricker Jayne and Matt Bugera Mr. and Mrs. Tim Burden Bob Burian Christy Burich Chuck and Susan Cady Scott Campbell Tom Capaldi and Krista Nichols Glen and Joy Cassens Julie Chai Mary and Terry Clayton Chris Clinton Donald and MaryLou Coe Ginny Cole Wendy Congdon Mr. and Mrs. Steve Constantin Jim and Ann Cooper Mary Cooper Tomm and Barb Cooper Sharon Cope Charlotte Crain Carla and Ben Crockett Steve and Amy Cross Loren Cunnington Lloyann and Chal Curtis Christopher Dean Jessica DeBord Bonnie Deigh Nanette Derkac Mr. and Mrs. Peter DiMercurio Ben Ditta Nancy Duke Julie and John Dyle Mr. Joe Wildburg and Dr. Carol Ellstein
Susan Eringaard Jacqui Farrington Dawn Ferran and Daniel George Tom and Helen Finelli Lauren Everett Finn Linda J. Fry Julie and Jerry Galante Clare Gengarelly Shelly and Jeff Genschaw Rob and Pippa Gerhard Natalie and David Goran Stephanie Goss Terry and Sally Grady Kevin Graves Jan Gray Brenda Green Mr. and Mrs. Bob Grove Jack and Debi Gurney Jeff Guy Sonya Habecker Martina Hahn Mike and Mary Haley Barb Harbaugh Bill Palladino and Jennifer Harris Lois Hart Jesseca Haslock Nancy and Mark Haveman Dottie and Frank Hawthorne Nancy Hedges Pat Heffron Kathy Helner Bill and Debbie Hershey Pam Himmelrich Pete and Sandy Hinz Alissa Huckle Brian J. Hughes Parker Hull Anna Huntman Ms. Kathryn Huschke Margaret Ingleson Judith Ivan Jan Janusz John and Phyllis Jessup Gabrielle Johnson Julia and Ben Johnson Maria Jones Lindsey Jonkhoff Elisa Julien Lorraine Jung Ed and Ann Kalat Tom Kaufmann Katie Kazarian Betsy and Geoff Keenan Ayla Keene Carol Keith
Sharon Kemp Donna Kennis Gale Kepford Ms. Kay Kepner Charlie and Susie Kerndt Kayla Keys Tresa Keys Melissa Kilbourn Dani Knoph Elizabeth and Ken Koss Ms. Sarah Kuckelman Ken and LJ Kuzon Nicole and Scott LaDeur Metta Lansdale Jennifer Lasslett Judy Lawrence Eric Leister and Kayla Potter Dale LeMond Nathan and Robin Lewis John Liddicoat Mr. and Mrs. John Lio Maureen Loftus Sarah Lucas Susan Lyman Natalie Mancewicz Andrea Mason Hannah Matthews Sheri and Victor Mayrberger Karen and Dale Mazzoline Julia McGrath and Delbert Mecum Nichole McHugh Susan Metzger Katherine and Ron Meyer Daniel Mitchell Alex Moore John Mouat and Lisa Snapp Jamie Mulligan Diana Nelson Mark and Jeff Nixon Barb and Weldon Nordine Jennifer and Franck Nowak Marc and Diana Oberschulte Lynn Parrish Patty Pelizzari Darlene Peterson Maryann Phillippi Mr. and Mrs. Mark Plath Josiana Prantera Anica Presley Mason Query Linda Richards Mr. and Mrs. Ken Richmond Brian and Lindsey Richter Les and Nicki Rinck Jane Robertson
Vickie Ross Paul Ryder Veronica Schaden Zach Schneider Margaret Schrimpf Erin and Alan Schug Marc and Tracy Schwimmer Tisch Scott Craig Seaver Jason Septic and Abby Badgley John and Kay Serratelli James and Marcia Servis Nicole and Mark Seymour Janene Silverman Mr. and Mrs. Silverman Diane Simancek Veronica Sisson Michele Smith and Dennis Sheridan Paul and Maureen Smyth Bonnie Sobbry Jessica and Mike Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stachowiak Herb Steed and Jane MacLeay Stacie and Richard Stephenson Jessica Stratton Emily and Stephen Stuchell Christine Swiss Amber Techel Kristen and Jonathan Terry Joe and Danette Terzano Carol Tillotson Michael Ullman Rachel and James Votruba Michael Walstrom Sara and Brent Ward Rick and Nancy Warszawski Marty and Jeff Watts Mr. and Mrs. Tim Watts Aurora Weichenhain Bob and Jodie Wick Randy and Patty Wierda Joan Williams Anne Williamson Peter and Virginia Woessner Jennifer and Dan Wohletz Natalie Woods Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi Kael Yothers Richard Zehner John and Lynn Zeiger Jay Zenlock Virginia Zimmerman Mr. and Mrs. Dan Zondervan
Save the Date for D’Art! Preview Wine Tasting: Wednesday, July 13 D’Art for Art: Thursday, July 14 Irish Boat Shop on Fairview Harbor Springs 2016 Featured D’Art Artists: Rosita Gendernalik Martha Landis 13
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And, Thank You to Our Renewing Membersâ€” Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abdella Maureen Abood and Daniel Shaheen Bob and Annie Adams James and Susan Adams Mr. Andre Aerne Ms. Raechel Alberts Gaye Alexander Judith Anderson Mrs. Susan Anderson Karen Attee Dr. and Mrs. Kal Attie Kristine A. and Ragnar Avery Charles and Catherine Baase Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bacon Ms. Nancy Baerwaldt Dr. Edward R. Bahr Tom Bailey Jack and Susie Baker Leslie Banks Nancy and Paul Barker Michaeline Barnhart Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bass Jane Batteiger Jon and Tammie Begos Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Beltry Andrea and Daniel Benjamin Kathy Bennett J. Bruce Bentgen Melissa Bernazzani Emily Beynon Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bidwell Mary and Andy Bielaczyc Gabrielle and Luis Billion Richard and Susan Bingham Jake and Diana Bishop Elizabeth Blair Steven Blair Janifer Blanchard Lisa and Paul Blanchard Phyllis Blanchard Rachel Blome Lucy and Matthew Blythe Ms. Kathy Bodzick Dick and Sheilah Bogart Richard Bonner Sue and Gary Bowerman Catherine Bowers Jean Bowers Martha and Andrew Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bowman Kathy and Doug Boyer Kathy and Jeff Brady Cindy and Timothy Brammer Bill and Bonnie Braun Janis Braun-Levine and Fred Levine Mr. and Mrs. John Breitbarth Jim and Kathy Bricker Ellen Briggs Robert and Pamela Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Broquet James and Christine M. Brown Sally and Bill Brown Tricia and Tim Brown Sally Brumleve Cameron Brunet-Koch and Bruce Koch Judith Bryan Mr. and Mrs. William Bugera Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burcz Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burt Beth and Fred Bynum Dawn Caine Debra and Michael Calabrese Mr. and Mrs. Burke Campbell Frank and Sally Campi Catherine Carey Christine Carpenter Janet Carr Janice F. Carter Ginnie Cash Mrs. Jim Casper Ms. Kathleen Cavanagh Ms. Marty Cheney
Sarah and Chris Chocola Mr. and Mrs. Dave Christiansen Eileen and Michael Chrzanowksi Sue Ciotti Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark Richard and Diane Clark Mr. and Mrs. James Cloutier Mr. and Mrs. William Cobb Cathy Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coletti Diane K. Cookinham Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copeland Charlotte W. Corbett Paula and William Cordes Cherie Correll Erin Cowan Lynn Cowles Paige Crim Mrs. Sandra Bell Croll Mr. and Mrs. David Crouse Mary Cummings Molly and Craig Currier Ginger Curtis Melvin and Mary Ann Czechowski Kay Daly Rodka and Dennis Dammeyer Mr. Bill Daniels Dan and Beverly Darnell Bob and Sue Davis Mrs. Betty Davis Mrs. Adriane de Windt Mrs. Rosemary R. DeCamp Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Denay Kathlyn DeNise Pat Custer-Denison and Chip Denison Terry L. Dickinson Janis and Bill Dietrich Ms. Marydell S. Dilworth Laura and Richard Dinon Jane W. Ditri Patricia Dixon Christie Dompierre Jean Z. Donaldson Sandy Doner Gretchen Dorian Nicole Doud James and Maureen Doull Mary Driggs Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duiven Kelly and Gary Dumas Joanne Durham Linda Egan Kathleen Eimers George and Barbara Ellwanger Andrew and Jacalyn Elsoffer Margaret and John Emley Beverly Engel Gordon and Lynn Engdahl Suzanne Engle Mr. and Mrs. Keith Engstrom Carole Erbel and Frank Shumway Mr. and Mrs. James Erhart Chris Etienne and Dennis Lindeman Mr. and Mrs. Lynn R. Evans Kateri Ewing Karlee Exelby Mr. and Mrs. James Fabiano, II Mr. and Mrs. John N. Failey Mr. and Mrs. Lou Fantini Dr. and Mrs. Charles Farrugia Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fawcett Dan Feldhauser and Pauline Hatfield Mr. and Mrs. Fred Feldkamp Mrs. William A. Fisher, II Josephine V. Flaherty Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ford Mrs. Una V. Fornshell Catherine Francis Rande Frantz Robin Fraser Mrs. Kathryn M. Frech Sue and Michael Freeland Chip and Jean Frentz Elizabeth Frey
Becky Fuhrman and Don Leary Jean Ann Fusco Linda Gardiner Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gardynik Rich and Holly Gedert Nina Gee Carol Geiger Lou and Rosita Gendernalik Mr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Gibeau Marion Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gietzen John Go Robert W. and Wendy Goodenow Susan Kadian Gopigian Lois Graham Mr. and Mrs. William Graham Balky and Patricia Grannis Sarah and Chad Green Bill and Juliane Greenwalt Nicki Griffith Martha Grose Richard and Donna Gross Sherry Guthrie Jan Gwinnell Carole and A. Chandler Hadley Jacqueline S. and Charles Hagen Randy and Kathy Hagerman Mark and Sally Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hall Mr. and Mrs. James Hammond Mrs. Barbara Hanahan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hanes Sally and Ed Hara Barb Hardesty Mr. and Mrs. Hord Hardin Julie Harrington Mr. and Mrs. Mike Harrington Keira Hausler Mr. and Mrs. Rip Hayes Don and Kay Heise David and Barbara Henning Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Higgs Fran and David Hill Mr. and Mrs. David Hill Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hipschen Nancy A. Hodgkiss Barbara and John Hoffman Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Beth A. Holland Marilyn Hoogstraten Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howse Carole Huffman Elisabeth and Bob Humphrey Joyce Hutto-Nolan Gail Innes Mr. and Mrs. Dave Irish Mr. and Mrs. Tim Ives Joan and T. Michael Jackson Christie Jacobs Mr. Jeff V. James Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson Julie Joles Eloise Jones Kathy Jordan Jacqueline and Henry Joy Cathy Kalahar Judith Kalter Katherine Kan Michaleen and Nicholas Karay Nan Katzenberger Lindsey and Isaac Kaufman Mary and Bob Keedy Grace Keiser Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keiswetter and Petoskey Plastics James and Marilyn Keller Kate Kelly and John Hurd Mr. and Mrs. David Kendall Scott Kennard Ms. Kraeg Kepford Margie and Brad Kessler Dyan and John Kimball Joseph and Karen Kimmell Robert and Carol Kirkland
Nancy Kirvan Ruth and Howard Kitchen Wally and Bob Klein Ben and Joan Kleinstiver Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klemmer Richard and Rhonda Kline Denise and William Klingbeil Mr. and Mrs. Don Klopcic Jean and Arnold Kluge Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knapp Chuck and Christine Kneese Ms. Loretta Knight Judy Knowles Ann Knutsen Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koehler Jo-Anna Kolodziej Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Konieczny Mr. Don Kopka Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koster Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kozlowski David Kraus and Deb Soverinsky Karen Kubovchick Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Kuebler Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau Mr. and Mrs. William Laimbeer Mr. and Mrs. John Lake Amelia Lalewicz Jack and Marilyn Landane Martha Landis Marno Lane Sheryl Langdon Karen Langs Paul and Carol LaPorte Mrs. Ethel Larsen Erik and Angele Larson Mr. and Mrs. Bryan G. Lauer Lynn and James Laughlin David and Jane Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Neil O. Leighton Anne and Edward Leverich Jaydee Levy Mr. Bill Lewis Frank and Bonnie Liedel Dr. John Lignell Barbara and Charles Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindstrom Mrs. Dorothy Litzer Roy and Linda Longworth Martha Hood Luce Ron and Susan Ludgin Carolyn Lyons Alan and Carol Maciag Dr. and Mrs. John MacKenzie Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Mainland Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Maloney Ms. Jan Mancinelli Gwen and Mark Manthei Laurie and Terry Marrs Justin Rashid and Kate Marshall Jamie and Mary Kay Martin Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Peggy and Graham Martin Jennifer Mastenbrook Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matzka Sarah Mayhew Jennifer McAndrew Susan McClanahan and William Zimmerman IV John and Meg McClorey Mary McClutchey Kathryn McConnell and Tom Biziorek Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Mary Ann McCullough Mr. and Mrs. Glen McCune Claudia McDermid Donna McDermott Anne Laura McDevitt Patricia H. McEnroe Julie and John McEwan Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan McGraw Jim and Nancy McKinstry Mrs. Raenette McManus Dr. and Mrs. Mark McMurray Sherry and Ed McNamara
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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Menke Carolyn Mergel Rosemary A. Mertens Mrs. Connie A. Messner Emily Meyerson and Harry Kitchen Rebecca Michelsen Sharon and Vince Mihalik Adrienne C. and Michael J. Miller Rita and Bill Miller Mr. and Mrs. Jim Monton Chris and Liisa Morley Jan and Marshall Morley Anne Morningstar and Brian Bates Carol Murray Jim and Trish Murray Rhea A. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nachtrab John M. and Phyllis J. Neberle Dr. and Mrs. Phil Nelson Mary Newhouse Mrs. VaLaura Nibbelink Maureen Nicholson Megan Nickerson Ellie Nicol Jerry and Linda Nielsen Terry and Marilyn Nielsen Dr. Carin Nielsen Michael and Barbara Nigro James and Corrinne Niland Marilyn Novak Ann and Patrick O’Brien Barbara O’Hara Carol and Jack Olson Margaret J. Ondrick Marilyn C. and Jay T. O’Neil Charles O’Neill Jill O’Neill Vita Orlando Mr. Gary F. Osterbeck Geraldine Otto Ms. Annabell L. Page Dr. and Mrs. Ted Pall Mr. and Mrs. Carl Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer Bobbi and Bill Papenhagen Noreen and Michael Parker Jan and Frank Parkinson Tim and Lynne Parsons Viviana and Matt Pawlick Patty Pelizzari Norma Penchansky-Glasser
Lorayn and John Perkins Kathy and Todd Petersen Mr. and Mrs. William Petzold Mr. Henry Pfeifle Joey M. Phelps Julie and Eric Pierpont Mark and Debby Pirrung Jennifer and Rob Pletcher Fred Geisler and Lois Polatnick John Porter Pattie Powers Ms. Bonnie Prouty Pamela Pynnonen Moyer Ms. Joan Quinlan Michael and Marianne Raab Lauren Walsh and Steve Radecki Ronald and Lenore Rademacher James and Carol Rafko Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randolph Mary and Craig Rapin Ms. Joanna Rautio Mary Ready Marilyn Rebant Barbara Reich Hennie and Borge Reimer Mr. and Mrs. John Rexford Howard Richards Stuart and Kathleen Risby Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rizzo Elaine and Larry Rochon Fred P. Rohe and Laura L. Sabat Diane Roketenetz Sarane H. Ross Sandy Ruggles Ms. Olave W. Russell Eleanor and Robert Rutherford Lorene F. Sakamoto Ms. Constance Saltonstall Howard and Peggy Sandin Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sarowski Sharon Schappacher Mrs. Yvonne Schmidt Jane Schneider and Dennis Fulbright George and Carra Schoene H. Joyce Schulz Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scott Robert Scudder Anne Marie Sears Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Selden Laurie and Tom Seltenright Jan and Bob Serra
Rand Shackleton and Laura Chaney Darcie Sharapova Dr. and Mrs. Gary Shaw and family Susan Sheets Allyn J. Shepard Judith Shapelak Larry and Joy Shepherd Jennifer Shorter Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shrier Marsey and Steve Shuman Lore Silberman Mary and Dean Sims Mr. Peter Sims Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Slotnick Jan Smart Elaine Smiley Ana Smith B.R. and Judy Smith Carlin and Karen Smith John and Jan Smith Kelsey Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Richard Smith Robert A. Smith Sara E. Smith Tillie Smith Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smolinski Kirby Snively Anita M. Snyder Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Snyder Janice Soblesky Melissa and Gregory Somers Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Mr. and Mrs. William Souder Dave and Chris Southwell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Spilis Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stallkamp Jane Stearns Gale and Anne Stephens Mr. Scott Stillings Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stoppel Dr. and Mrs. John O. Stover, Jr. Veroneze and Dick Strader Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Strawn Jr. Suzanna Stump Michael and Margaret Supernault Peggy Swenor Laura Swire Carolyn J. Switzer Cheryl and Roger Tallman Phyllis Tallon
Sharon Griffes Tarr Louise Taylor Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Steele A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Art Tebo Mr. and Mrs. David Tennent Elizabeth Terry Stan and Sandy Thompson Thomas and Carol Titcomb Mrs. Margo Todd Steve Toornman and Meredith Krell Cheryl and Terry True Anne and Robert Tucker Candice and Kevin Tucker Dr. and Mrs. Donald Turner Linda Tyson Nancy Van Antwerp Ronald and Elizabeth Van Horn Paul and Maryagnes Van Klaveren Karen Van Dam Michmerhuizen Mr. and Mrs. Paul Varga Loren Wise and Kevin VarnHagen Mr. and Mrs. G. Sheldon Veil Dr. and Mrs. Daniel VerBurg Jeannie and Steve Voller Dr. and Mrs. Steve Vorenkamp Charlette Walker Ms. Karen Walker James and Donna Waterston Marie and Jonathan Wayman Dr. and Mrs. Richard Weber Pat Weber Mrs. Dolores Wehrenberg Mrs. Bonnie Weitzel Paul and Jessie Weyand Jill Whelan Catherine White Bill and Mary Whitlock Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Dr. and Mrs. Tim Wilcox Dr. and Mrs. Hal Willens Mr. Larry Willis Tory and John Willoughby Wendy Winters Marilyn and Norman Wise Dr. and Mrs. Brian Wittenberg Helen Wolfgang Mr. and Mrs. David Wood Dorothy and Joel Wurster Mr. and Mrs. David Young Cindy Zipp
Thank you for your membership and for supporting the many programs of Crooked Tree Arts Center. Your membership helps bring fantastic art exhibitions, engaging children’s programs, interesting Coffee @ Ten lectures, entertaining performing arts events, and interactive classes to the Arts Center. If you are not sure if you are still a member, now is a great time to renew. You can do so online at www.crookedtree.org, or give us a call at 231-347-4337 (Petoskey) 231-941-9488 (Traverse City). We are grateful for your support.
All lists, gifts & memberships reflect activity from September 1 through December 31, 2015. We do our best to keep an accurate record and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us with any corrections.
CULINARY ARTS SERIES Adults • Tuesdays or Thursdays • 6:00-8:00 pm Member Tuition: $50 • Non-Member Tuition: $65 Tuesday, Feb. 23: Sweet and Savory Crepes with Pea & Compagnie Tuesday, March 1: Vegan & Gluten Free with Mustang Wendy’s Thursday, March 3: Rustic Bread Dough, 3 ways, Crooked Tree Breadworks Tuesday, March 8: Classic Seafood with Muer’s Kitchen Thursday, March 10: Provençal Cuisine with Chef Madeleine Vedel of Traverse City Tuesday, March 15: Asian Cuisine with Thai Orchid Thursday, March 17: Non-Traditional Irish Fare with Toski Sands 15
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RAENETTE AND STEVE PALMER Raenette and Steve Palmer have devoted much of their lives to art. From falling in love with the process and creation of art at young ages, to studying it as students, and teaching others to fall in love with it, too, the Palmers have long supported the arts in their personal lives, within their community, and with Crooked Tree Arts Center. Their affiliation with the Arts Center began when they moved to Northern Michigan. As the principal in Harbor Springs, Steve’s school was the first to become involved in the Strings Program for elementary students in 2000. Raenette, an elementary teacher in Petoskey, toted a classroom which nurtured both creativity and learning, and she regularly brought her students to see the exhibits as well to participate in educational experiences. Each found a way to connect with the Arts Center by way of introducing the community’s youth to the inspiring opportunities available, just as they were introduced to art at young ages.
A Long History of Supporting the Arts
Steve grew up with parents who had strong art backgrounds; his father was a writer, as was his mother, who was also a painter. Steve took photography and ceramic classes in high school and college. And now, at this stage in his artistic career, he works in glass, and creates found object fish sculptures. One of Raenette’s earliest art inspirations was Captain Kangaroo, who encouraged viewers to put together an art supply shoebox, so that they could follow along with his art lessons. Raenette found creating artwork to be a fulfilling pursuit, but it was when she started to teach that she realized the importance of sharing her passion. Just like Captain Kangaroo, she passed along the love and appreciation for creating and enjoying art with her students; watching them blossom in their discovery of art. Raenette works in fiber and mosaics, and between the two of them, the Palmer’s vibrant artwork can be seen in 40 galleries nationwide. Being involved with CTAC has been gratifying for the Palmer’s. They have donated to D’Art for Art for years, and particularly enjoy the Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibitions— a show both have been featured in. Steve’s fantastical fish sculptures give rise to waves of nostalgia as viewers recognize items from the past and discover unique objects being used for fins, eyes, and gills; Raenette’s vivid mosaic creations, a rainbow of colorful hues, showcase everyday items in high-brow formation. Each artist tempts the viewer’s creativity, inviting them to explore the idea of art. Both Raenette and Steve have many fine memories of CTAC, but for Steve, the complete renovation of the Arts Center tops the list. “I became Chairman of CTAC at the end of the [renovation] process in 2003, and held that role until 2005, which was the same year our current President, Liz Ahrens, was hired.” The Palmer’s have witnessed the growth and changes of CTAC, and have helped make it the organization that it is today. Fond memories aside, and always with the future in mind, they share this sentiment at heart: “With the merger of CTAC and the Art Center of Traverse City, CTAC is embarking on a challenge as great as the complete remodeling it went through a few years ago. This time CTAC is positioning itself to spread its influence in Northern Michigan and the rest of the state. [We see] this challenge as a wonderful opportunity for CTAC to deepen Northern Michigan’s connection to the arts—supporting and providing opportunities for artists as well as providing artistic experiences for the greater community. The future is CTAC, and the arts are great.”
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NEW YEARS EVE AT THE ARTS CENTER For this ninth celebration, we expanded our cultural corner in downtown Petoskey. It was a carnival type atmosphere with the “Midnight @ 9” celebration moving to Mitchell Street, including stilt walkers, fire poi and LED hula hoopers. Programming was held in the Petoskey District Library with outdoor activities on the library’s labyrinth and CTAC’s Bidwell Plaza. Guests wandered between the buildings with four live music spaces and numerous drop-in crafts and workshops—all provided by CTAC instructors, area artists and organizations including Petoskey District Library and Blissfest Music Organization. Fred Wurster, an area elementary student, was the featured artis for 2016. His artwork was used for the t-shirts and admission buttons for the event. New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center is sponsored in part by Moran Iron Works and The L’Arbre Croche fund at Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.
Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra 2016 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: • April TBA
Solo & Ensemble Festival at Woodland Academy, Traverse City
• April 30
Fiddler’s Jamboree in East Jordan
• May 15
3:00 pm • Strings Spring Concert Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Thank you to the family of Dorothy Gerber for their ongoing support of our Beginning Strings and CTAC Youth Orchestra.
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FROM TONY RYNER, BOARD CHAIRMAN Another new year has begun for Crooked Tree Arts Center and it is an exciting one to look forward to. Our committees, and dedicated Board have worked hard to plan the outstanding programming we all enjoy. Whether your interest in Crooked Tree is the quality education we provide, the art exhibitions we present, or the Performing Arts we sponsor with our Dance, Winter Concert Series, Concerts in the Park and Bidwell Plaza, you are all part of the Crooked Tree community. We are a community that strives to inspire and enrich people’s lives through the arts. We are patrons, volunteers, artists, students, community leaders and members all dedicated to the mission. Crooked Tree would not exist without your support.
Dear CTAC Members— Networking, collaborating, sharing, partnerships. Here at CTAC we relish an opportunity to work with others. So when we were approached by Ann and Steve Loveless to host their 2015 ArtPrize People’s Choice winning artwork, Northwood Awakening, we jumped at the chance! The 25' x 5' panel is a northern Michigan woodland scene created by Steve, a landscape photographer, and Ann, a textile artist. CTAC will exhibit the stunning creation beginning April 1 through May 20. This is your chance to see an ArtPrize entry in Petoskey! PS: Put these dates on your calendar as Ann will lecture and teach for CTAC this fall! - Tuesday, November 1: Coffee @ 10 in Petoskey - Saturday, November 5: Workshop in Traverse City Your President, Liz Ahrens
I look forward to seeing you at one of Crooked Tree’s signature events in 2016. -Tony
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EDDI AWARDS The eddi Awards honor local individuals and organizations that work to keep the arts alive in northern Michigan. This year’s eddi chairmen are Steve Spencer and Larry Willis. Named for the late eddi Offield, Crooked Tree Arts Center is grateful to the Offield Family for the opportunity to recognize excellence in the arts. eddi Offield was an accomplished artist in her own right, as well as a generous benefactor and advocate for the arts in northern Michigan. A full list of past winners are online. All past winners are invited to attend the eddi Awards as a guest of CTAC on September 23.
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Crooked Tree Arts Center Membership Application Name:
CTAC Staff & Board of Directors staff
front desk/special projects
(If different than above)
As a member of Crooked Tree Arts Center, your gift helps support our year-round programs including exhibitions, docent tours, scholarships and so much more! Your membership benefits include invitations to special openings and events, membership pricing on classes, workshops and performances.
Consider joining the Renaissance Society for $500… You receive all of the above membership benefits, plus invitations to private events for the Renaissance Society. Your name is listed in the newsletter and on the website, unless you wish to remain anonymous.
The Baroque Society for $1,000… Which gives you all the benefits of the Renaissance Society, plus additional special events.
Robert Dudd music education director
Carina Hume business manager
Megan Kelto - traverse city
Heather Raue director of dance
Or Join the Rococo Society for $2,500…
As a Rococo Society Member you will receive all the benefits of the Baroque Society, invitations to private events each year and a small piece of original art created by a regional artist.
orchestra conductor/assistant director
❒ New Membership ❒ Renewal Membership
Elizabeth Ahrens president/executive director
❒ $20 Student ❒ $40 Individual ❒ $60 Family ❒ $125 Supporting
❒ $250 Sustaining ❒ $500 Renaissance Society ❒ $1,000 Baroque Society ❒ $2,500 Rococo Society
❒ Mastercard/Visa/Discover/American Express (circle one)
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Tony Ryner, chairman Carole Carroll, vice chairman Tim McAndrew, treasurer Gail Willens, secretary Tracy Bacigalupi, Maureen Bickersteth, Christie Dompierre, John Fershee, Heidi Geiger, Joe Hollis, Mike Kelly, Joe Kimmell, Paul LaPorte, Dan Ledingham, Todd McMillen, Bill Salisbury, Jim Shrier, Bob Streit, Michele Walker, Kurt Wietzke
❒ Please contact me regarding volunteer opportunities Complete and mail with check, money order or credit card information to: Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770
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Founded in 1971, Crooked Tree Arts Center has two locations in northern Michigan 461 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49770 231.347.4337 – and – 322 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231.941.9488
MAN IN THE CITY’ CTAC brought the Man in the City “Up North” in 2014 with 30+ sculptures from Grand Traverse to Mackinac Island. This public arts project is on display now through October 2016. Visit www.crookedtree.org to learn more about artist John Sauve, Man in the City and upcoming Man in the City events in Northern Michigan.
Recent installation at Jordan River Arts Council with John Sauve and JRAC Board Member, Nancy Carey. 19
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