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CTAC ART NEWS PETOSKEY & TRAVERSE CITY JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2021

CTAC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS! CTAC Staff Spotlight: Visual Arts Director Liz Erlewine

LEARN MORE ABOUT Members Sue & Richard Bingham Dart for Art Featured Artist Heidi Marshall Instructors Amber Coulter & Spencer Meagher Music Program Alumnae Abbey Byrne Board Member & Magician Ben Whiting


Dear friends of CTAC, What an amazing time to be a part of Crooked Tree Arts Center! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we’ve all adapted and found new creative ways to express ourselves and connect through the arts. If you’re reading Art News, it’s likely that you don’t need to be convinced that art is important. It is also likely that you support the arts through an annual membership or gift to Crooked Tree. For this, we cannot thank you enough. Because of you, our virtual doors remained open, even when our physical doors were closed. As a result, we blurred the lines between our locations in Petoskey and Traverse City. We’ve found new ways to share the brilliance of our staff, the support of our volunteers and members, and the talents of our artists and instructors. We are truly better together, welcoming visitors and providing experiences in the arts to visitors from across northwest Michigan and beyond. 2021 marks Crooked Tree Arts Center’s 50th anniversary of inspiring and enriching lives through the arts, and we have so much to celebrate! This year, we celebrate our roots as the creative cornerstone of the community in the Petoskey area and the longstanding 70-year history of supporting the arts in Traverse City. As one organization, we are growing our future by creating a foundation of support that allows us to pivot and adapt to the needs of our community and the everchanging world around us for generations to come. This summer, you can help us celebrate our 50th anniversary by renewing your memberships, attending our virtual and in-person special events and classes, visiting our galleries, purchasing artwork in-person or on our website, or checking out our online exhibits! We look forward to seeing you and celebrating with you this season! Thank you for your ongoing support. With gratitude, Megan DeWindt CTAC President

CTAC Staff & Board of Directors STAFF: Megan DeWindt PRESIDENT

Megan Kelto VICE PRESIDENT

Andrea Coronado EVENTS COORDINATOR

Alexandra Dailey FRONT DESK/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Liz Erlewine VISUAL ARTS DIRECTOR

Carina Hume BUSINESS MANAGER/PERFORMING ARTS

Heather Raue SCHOOL OF BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Jason Scheper FACILITIES MANAGER

Kristi Wodek EDUCATION & OUTREACH DIRECTOR

BOARD: Joe Kimmell, CHAIR Elaine Smiley, VICE CHAIR Tony Ryner, TREASURER Ragnar Avery, VICE TREASURER Anne Morningstar, SECRETARY Sue Bingham, Ed Boyer, Michelle Boyer, Walt Byers, Carole Carroll, John Elwell, Steven J. Fishman, Rob Harold, Stephanie Jones, Bill Millar, Stephen Palmer, Jim Schroeder, Celia Sinclair, Jennifer Tobias, Nick Viox, Ben Whiting, Kurt Wietzke

Founded in 1971, Crooked Tree Arts Center has two locations in Northern Michigan: 461 E. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49770 231.347.4337 – AND –

Crooked Tree Arts Center is a community arts organization committed to providing quality and unique arts experiences for Northern Michigan residents and visitors. Through fine art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, art fairs, dance and music programs, concerts, and more, CTAC inspires and enriches lives through the arts.

CTAC-Petoskey

CTAC-TC ON THE COVER: Amelia Shull, age 8, enjoying her favorite photograph from A Land’s Conservancy: Reclaiming Nature, taken by her mother, artist Colleen Shull. 2

322 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231.941.9488 www.crookedtree.org

NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Alexandra Dailey


CTAC Staff Spotlight

Get to know the team behind “The Tree”! LIZ ERLEWINE Visual Arts Director

Hometown? I was born in Ann Arbor and grew up in Big Rapids. Petoskey is now home, but most recently, West Lafayette would have claimed hometown status.

Alma mater? University of Michigan for my BFA and Purdue University for my MFA.

How long have you been working at CTAC? Three years

What are your Crooked Tree responsibilities? My most recent title is Visual Arts Director. I curate, design, coordinate, and install visual arts exhibitions, as well as design curriculum, teach art classes, and coordinate classes.

Before joining the team at CTAC, what were you doing? I served as Director and Head Curator for Purdue University Galleries.

Thus far, what has been your favorite CTAC experience? My favorite CTAC event is our annual New Year's celebration. I love finding ways for art to be by and for the community.

When you’re not working at “The Tree,” what are you up to? I work a lot! But I also have two growing boys and love to be outside with my family, as well as work on creative projects.

Fun fact about you? I am a twin.

Food you couldn’t live without? Ice cream

Favorite thing about our Northern Michigan community? The love of the outdoors and all four seasons.

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CTAC continues to meet and exceed the three original goals, but the organization’s reach has far surpassed the two-county area outlined in the beginning.

Golden by Kevin Barton

In 2015, CTAC established a second location — Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City — after merging with Artcenter Traverse City, an organization formed 20 years before CTAC in 1951. With its two locations, CTAC now serves Charlevoix, Emmet, Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. And throughout each year, the two-campus organization impacts the lives of people from all corners of Michigan, across the United States, and around the world from their respective brick-and-mortar locations in historic downtown areas.

BRANCHING OUT Since 1971

The founding of Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) — I’ve heard the story told many times. It starts out much like an old tale or ghost story: one cold night, they met in the Petoskey Public Library’s basement. A group of seven like-minded individuals, all bent on achieving the same goal: an arts center for all. The initial setting of our organization’s formative meeting strikes a note of ominous mystery in the heart of any reader or listener — a dark, winter night with seven people sitting underground harkens to images of plotting conspirators, but that is quite off the mark. The intent of founding members Sally Clark, Edith Gilbert, Grace Jessop, Judie Koza, eddi Offield, Jack Perry, and Carolyn Rader was one of inspiration and enrichment, which has fueled CTAC for the past 50 years. CTAC was founded in 1971 to sponsor and encourage activities in the arts for residents of Charlevoix and Emmet counties. In the early days, CTAC, a wholly volunteer-run organization, provided

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the community with opportunities to enjoy professional touring performances in ballet, drama, opera, and symphonic music. Art exhibitions were presented regularly, and music scholarships were given to local students. After seven years of operating out of temporary locations, CTAC purchased the old United Methodist Church in downtown Petoskey as its permanent residence. Modest renovations to the 1890 structure took place, and in 1980, Crooked Tree Arts Center, on the corner of East Mitchell and Division streets opened. Since then, CTAC has experienced numerous small upgrades, but the structure you know and recognize today is the result of the 2003 multi-million-dollar renovation, which was followed by the addition of the multipurpose Bidwell Plaza in 2013. When the seven founding members first met 50 years ago, they had three goals in mind when establishing the organization: provide high-quality cultural experiences for the residents of Northern Michigan; encourage area artists and provide a means by which those artists could advance their professional careers; and form an umbrella organization that could provide cultural services for the entire two-county area. Now, five decades on,

Since its inception, CTAC has thrived and grown. Through the dedication of professional staff, a board of directors, and countless volunteers, CTAC has developed excellent and innovative visual and performing arts programs, opportunities for artists, and community outreach. Membership exceeds 3,000, and the organization serves 250,000 annually, with its branches reaching farther each year to spread its mission of inspiring and enriching lives through the arts. An invaluable asset of Northern Michigan, Crooked Tree Arts Center proudly celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and welcomes all to share in the celebration of the arts. And we’d especially like to thank our seven founding members for their gumption and that first basement meeting all those years ago. – Alexandra Dailey

The phrase crooked tree holds significant importance for Northern Michigan and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. A noted landmark, a crooked tree historically served numerous purposes, one of which being a marker denoting safety and places of trading and communing. Our founders wanted to honor our area's history and culture and make CTAC a gathering place and local landmark for the arts. Founding member Sally Clark suggested this apt appellation.


THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE

AWE50ME! For half a century, Crooked Tree Arts Center has been a cornerstone of the community—thanks to you! And we’re excited to celebrate our 50th birthday with a bang! As a “thank you” to our members, supporters, and neighbors, we are excited to sponsor the Petoskey 4th of July Fireworks Show. We invite you to join us on the Bidwell Plaza during the parade for a live performance by The Marsupials and complimentary birthday cake and ice cream. And watch for our birthday-themed float in the parade, too! But don’t worry, the fun doesn’t end on the 4th of July. We’re planning a lineup of fun and exciting events, programs, and activities all year long as we celebrate 50 years of inspiring and enriching lives through the arts. 5


Preview Night

Wednesday, July 14 • 6 - 9 PM Tickets: $75 Mix and mingle with the Dart artists as you enjoy wine, craft beer, specialty cocktails, and a strolling menu prepared by the executive chef of Local, Daniel Rutkowski. Bid on silent auction items and preview the Dart for Art Gallery while you groove to live music.

The Main Event

Thursday, July 15 • 6 - 10 PM

DART FOR ART

Wednesday and Thursday, July 14 & 15 Downtown Bay Harbor Dart for Art Chairs: Amy Cox and Stephanie Jones

Party with a purpose at Dart for Art! Dart for Art is not your typical fundraising party — it’s a two-day event with an arts and epicurean emphasis! This year, we celebrate with featured artist Heidi A. Marshall, whose piece The Wild Shore will serve as inspiration for this year’s event. The Wild Shore will be auctioned off live at the event.

Photo Credit: Josef Kissinger

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Enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails as you dine on delectable hors d'oeuvres from featured guest chefs, followed by a seated dinner and dessert prepared by Executive Chef Daniel Rutkowski of Local in Bay Harbor. Bid in the silent and live auctions, and stake your claim on your favorite piece of artwork in the Dart for Art Gallery, featuring more than 150 pieces from artists of local and national acclaim, including paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and more. At the end of the night, you will “dart” for your choice of artwork to take home with you! “Dart-ing” is included in your admission to Dart for Art, so everyone goes home with a special piece from the Dart Gallery at NO extra cost. Reservations begin at $500 per person and $750 per couple and include a piece of artwork from the Dart for Art Gallery. Get ready to Dart! Preview Night tickets are available. The Dart for Art Main Event is sold out. To join the waiting list, visit crookedtree.org or call (231) 347-4337.

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Heidi Amenda Marshall 2021 FEATURED ARTIST

scene, and for the 24th annual Dart for Art, Heidi captured a wildly opulent autumnal vista:

The Wild Shore From the beginning, Heidi Amenda Marshall had an undeniable connection to art and nature, which inherently share an intertwining relationship. Art can strive to capture the fleetingness of a moment in nature, while nature, in itself, is art. Heidi grew up on the shore of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, and the banks of the Rhine in Dusseldorf, Germany, and in her youth, discovered a love of art through her father’s work. William Amenda was the Chief Editorial Illustrator for the Detroit News, as well as a fine arts painter. Every Sunday, William would take Heidi to his art studio on the fourth floor of the Lakeshore Building in Detroit to explore the other artists’ studios and learn about their work. “I grew up in a utopian artistic atmosphere,” recalls Heidi.

After her early introduction to the arts, Heidi studied the written and visual arts before embarking on a successful corporate career as a writer and creative director in the world of advertising. Now, Heidi is a full-time professional plein air artist, reveling in nature’s beauty. “Nature has always given me so much. If I was ever in a sad mood or out of sorts, my parents always said, go outside and take a walk—be in nature. Like Thoreau, I need the tonic of wildness.” With a preference for pastels, Heidi’s work favors diverse landscapes with special attention given to Northern Michigan’s varied terrain, which happens to be the focus of her original pastel painting, The Wild Shore, the 2021 Dart for Art featured artwork. When she paints, Heidi always seeks to create a particular beauty, a one-of-a-kind temporal work that cannot be repeated. She thrives in the new moment, new

“I ventured out on a glorious autumn afternoon intent on finding a scene that was arresting, both visually and emotionally. While driving along the Minnehaha, I saw it—a simple line of trees against the shore. The wind was lively, color was at its peak, and clouds were enormous, billowing, and graceful. The light sparkled, and the intensity of the blue sky made it all the more fresh and vivid. It’s the kind of day that makes you feel vigorously alive.” In order to express something so intimately, an artist must become acquainted with the scene, taking time to absorb its surroundings and essence, discovering how the scene makes one feel and then, channeling those emotions into the work of art. Even with artwork exhibited in museums, galleries, and competitions all over the country, Heidi still finds nothing more gratifying than representing one’s own, cherished community: “It is with great pride that I say I love our arts center. I see its heart and applaud its role in making the arts an integral part of our beautiful community. I’d like to thank Crooked Tree Arts Center for choosing me as their featured artist on this, their 50th anniversary. It is a great honor.” 7


Paint Grand Traverse, the fourth annual week-long plein air festival, is happening this August, in one form or another! We are optimistic that we can hold a full week with all the in-person events you love. We’re looking forward to a wonderful collection of plein air paintings and safe, convenient shopping this summer, along with some fun events for all ages!

Event dates August 9-15

Online sales and gallery exhibition August 16 - September 11

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2021 Featured Paint Grand Traverse Artists With nearly 40 featured artists participating in Paint Grand Traverse this summer, here’s a sneak peek of local talent and CTAC instructors who will be joining us: • • • • • • • • • • •

Elizabeth Pollie, Harbor Springs, MI Steve Stannard, Traverse City, MI Steve Griggs, Centennial, CO Spencer Meagher, Mount Vernon, IL Mark Mehaffey, Empire, MI Pam Spicer, Traverse City, MI David Westerfield, Allendale, MI Lori Feldpausch, Traverse City, MI Colleen Shull, Traverse City, MI Justin Shull, Traverse City, MI Adam VanHouten, Traverse City, MI

 Sunset Paint Out — New for 2021!

Monday, August 9 • Location: TBD The official kickoff of PGT week! Spectators are invited to watch artists capture the magic of the summer sunset over the bay at a special location.

 Quick Paint Competition Wednesday, August 11 Registration opens June 15 Location: TBD

An exciting, fast-paced competitive event, the Quick Paint Competition features 100 artists working to complete their pieces in just two hours. Spectators can watch as new masterpieces come to life in real-time and then grab their favorites at the flash sale. Over $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded!


 Pint-Sized Paint Out

Saturday, August 14 Crooked Tree Arts Center/Hannah Park The most adorable event of PGT week! The Pint-Sized Paint Out is a fun outdoor painting experience for kids of all ages. All supplies provided.

 Collectors Gala & Benefit

Saturday, August 14 Tickets on sale June 23 Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City The marquee event of the week! Collectors Gala guests can view and shop the Paint Grand Traverse juried collection of the week’s paintings before the general public and enjoy live music and refreshments. Tickets $50.

Painting Schedule •

Tuesday, August 10 Leelanau County

Thursday, August 12 Old Mission Peninsula

Friday, August 13 Downtown Traverse City

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PETOSKEY

IN THE GALLERIES Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall June 18 - September 4 Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey

This exhibition features recent work by Petoskey-based artist Heidi A. Marshall. For Marshall, painting is a love affair with the land. Through her work, she captures the fleeting beauty of time and place so that we can hold them just a bit longer.

Past Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective June 18 - September 4 Bonfield Gallery, Petoskey

CTAC has invited past Dart for Art featured artists to showcase their work in this retrospective exhibit. Some of Northern Michigan’s most significant artists and craftsmen have been recognized as Dart for Art featured artists. We are honored to have this work on display as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

PETOSKEY VISUAL ARTS PRESENTER:

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SPENCER MEAGHER Petoskey Instructor

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ount Vernon, IL resident Spencer Meagher discovered his love for art at a young age when he realized he could express himself through drawing and painting. Primarily a self-taught artist, Spencer has spent decades refining his skills through practice and dedication. He has attended many workshops to gain a better understanding of his craft, studying with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P. Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell, and Sterling Edwards. Spencer now paints fulltime and travels all over the country, attending competitions and shows, as well as teaching workshops. “In 2014, I discovered I was at a jumping-off point in my career in drafting,” said Spencer, “and I was able to leave that job to pursue my art full time. I’ve never looked back.” Spencer is a plein air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic, and he is also a recent addition to CTAC’s teaching staff. Spencer’s introduction to CTAC was through the second annual Paint Grand Traverse event in 2019, and last summer, he was scheduled to teach a workshop, which was put on hold due to in-person gathering restrictions. Quickly, Visual Arts Director Liz Erlewine and Spencer developed an online class to replace

the on-site offering. Since then, they’ve hosted seven classes with increasing popularity. Spencer has been teaching watercolor and acrylic workshops since the mid-90s, but 2020 was his first foray into the realm of virtual instruction. “Mastering the technology aspect was a huge hurdle,” Spencer admitted. “We’ve got it now where we use two or three cameras and have made great strides in improving the lighting. We are still at the mercy of the quality of internet service; however, it is seldom we have any significant issues.” In his workshops, Spencer covers diverse subject matter—landscapes, portraits, animals, architecture, inner-city settings, etc.—but focuses more on light and shadow and the way it lays across a subject instead of the subject itself. Having taught for over two decades now, Spencer has found student interaction to be the most rewarding aspect of the undertaking. “When students compliment me on how positive I am in my approach and how they are put at ease—that’s most gratifying,” said Spencer. “They genuinely seem to enjoy the way I teach, and I can attest to their improvements in painting after a few lessons.” Teaching aside, Spencer devotes time and effort to his own work, which has

taken top awards in art competitions around the country and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. Since 2019, Spencer has been recognized twenty times in varying competitions, receiving awards ranging from honorable mention to Best in Show. His paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including Southwest Art, Plein Air Magazine, and Plein Air Today. Even with his impressive accomplishments, growth, and dedication, Spencer, like all of us, has had to work hard to develop and nurture his passion. “There were many years in my mid-life where I wasn’t able to paint as much due to family and job constraints, but the pull was always there, and I always came back to it. Creativity is so deeply ingrained in me; it is almost how I identify who I am. I’m an artist. Not by choice or chance, but I am compelled by my creator to create.” A calculating, talented, and soft-spoken artist-instructor, Spencer Meagher strives to help build his students’ confidence, whether in-person or online, providing quality instruction and invaluable critiques. Spencer just concluded a virtual watercolor workshop, with more to come this year—check crookedtree.org for more information and to sign up for a worthwhile artistic experience with an experienced artist! 11


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School of

Ballet Scenes from The Little Mermaid Postponed last spring due to unforeseen circumstances, the School of Ballet’s production showcasing Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is now back on the docket for June 2021; however, the production’s original choreography and plan have received a complete overhaul. Now called Scenes from The Little Mermaid, the spring session’s culmination will take place at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center during the week of June 14, presenting individual scenes and vignettes of the beloved and heart-wrenching fairy tale. Part of the School of Ballet’s curriculum includes performing in front of live audiences; however, due to COVID-19, live performances will be restricted to the students’ families. The production will combine in-person performance with pre-filmed content in order to include all of our students participating in class on-site and from home. USBs containing the recorded production of Scenes from The Little Mermaid will be available later this month for $40/ea.

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We’ve Moved! The CTAC School of Ballet has a new home! Since 2012, the School of Ballet had instructed upper-level students, rehearsed for large productions, and hosted workshop instructors from around the world on the third floor of 418 E. Mitchell Street. And now, after nine years, the dance program has found a new home and satellite ballet studio down the street.

2021 SCHOOL OF BALLET SUMMER & YEAR-ROUND ACCEPTANCES Payton Beckering

Colette McLeod

Attending: Carolina Ballet

Attending: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Additional acceptances: American Ballet Theatre

Amelie Hanson Attending: LINES Ballet

Nancy Hohlbein

Additional acceptances: Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Austin, Ballet Chicago (summer & yearround), Carolina Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre

As of May 2021, all School of Ballet upper-level instruction and programming has relocated to 316 E. Mitchell Street, a 5,000-squarefoot space that offers an expansive studio, comfortable reception area for families, storage space for decades’ worth of costumes, and secure street entrance. With ample square footage, the School of Ballet may one day host all instruction at 316—even the littlest aspiring dancers! The School of Ballet has moved in but is still in the process of enhancing the space and making it into what our dedicated and talented students need to continue their education and passion. Want to help support the School of Ballet? Give our front desk a call at (231) 347-4337 or donate online and designate the School of Ballet as the recipient!

Louis Millard Attending: Scion Residency at The Croft

Attending: Scion Residency at The Croft

Romi Titus Greyson Janka Attending: Pennsylvania Ballet Additional acceptances: Colorado Ballet (scholarship summer & year-round), Washington Ballet

Attending: Grand Rapids Ballet Additional acceptances: Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Chicago (summer & yearround), Carolina Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Washington Ballet

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PETOSKEY CTAC MUSIC PROGRAM: New Alumnae

ABBEY BYRNE Over the years, CTAC’s Music Program has instructed countless students who have gone on to pursue their music studies privately or in higher education establishments and programs, including universities, conservatories, and overseas programs. One such student moving onto the next level of her studies is Indian River resident Abbey Byrne. Singer, musician, and member of The Crooked Underground, CTAC’s Garage Band, Abbey graduates high school this month and has her sights set on attending college this fall. Recently committed to Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Abbey is counting down the days until she begins studying music therapy. “I am very excited to begin my educational career! Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that can improve one’s physical and mental health through music,” she said. Music therapy incorporates numerous treatments, including singing, playing different instruments, listening or moving to music, creating music, etc., to help reduce one’s anxiety, increase self-esteem, offer a way for expression and communication, and

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help rehabilitate movement, among other things. “Personally, music has affected me in so many positive ways throughout my entire life,” said Abbey. “Music enabled me to express myself and build my selfconfidence. My academics improved, and it became easier for me to make new friends. I experienced the therapeutic effect of music first-hand and want to help others do the same.” Aside from having a wonderful music therapy program, EMU holds a special place in Abbey’s heart for another reason—both her paternal grandmother and mother studied at the university. Her mother’s journey, in particular, has helped inspire Abbey’s own future. “My mom graduated with a degree in social sciences, and she has been using her education to help children ever since. Now she is a Behavior & Academic Student Support Specialist with the Cheboygan School District, where she helps troubled kids. I have always been inspired by my mom and what she has done as a professional. Like her, I have a strong passion for helping others. At EMU, I intend to pursue my love of helping others, like my mom, through music.” A part of the Music Program since 2017, Abbey cites CTAC as having been a big and influential part of her high school

career, with performing during the 2018 Spring Collage Concert as one of her favorite CTAC memories. “Performing for this show was so much fun! The entire building was filled with family and friends of the students performing,” recalled Abbey. “I can’t express how happy I was when we concluded the concert by all playing ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles!” Now, before getting situated at EMU in Ypsilanti, Abbey plans to enjoy her Northern Michigan summer with friends and family, continue teaching ukulele lessons through Zoom, and perform some gigs with the local band, The Third Degree, which has no intention of disbanding with college on the horizon. “[The Third Degree] will continue to perform when we are all available,” said Abbey. “We will most likely perform in the summers when all of us are home, but for now, we’re looking forward to the gigs we have booked for this summer!” Amidst the challenges of 2020 that all performers and musicians faced, Abbey persevered, finding ways to remain connected to her bandmates, the local music scene, and young students on their own musical journey. With her level of determination and positive attitude, Abbey Byrne will no doubt continue making music and helping others during her time at EMU and beyond.


2021 CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE Wednesdays & Fridays, June 16 - August 20 at noon Pack a picnic and head to Pennsylvania Park in Downtown Petoskey for CTAC's annual Charlotte Ross Lee Concerts in the Park Series! Held 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday, June 16 through August 20, the concert series brings a lineup of local musicians to the gazebo stage. Bring a lunch, lawn chair, or blanket, and enjoy live music in the park! These performances are free and open to the public. Check crookedtree.org for the schedule of performances.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

For lodging information, while attending Concerts in the Park, visit www.PetoskeyArea.com.

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Live ON THE BIDWELL PLAZA

Tuesday, June 22; Sunday, July 4*; Tuesday, August 24 • 5:30 PM CTAC Bidwell Plaza Back by popular demand! Chill with us on select summer evenings at Live on the Bidwell Plaza! Grab a picnic table or bring a lawn chair and groove to familyfriendly tunes on CTAC’s outdoor plaza. *NEW this year! In 2021, we will celebrate our 50th Birthday with a special Live on The Bidwell Plaza on the 4th of July! Complimentary cake & ice cream served while you watch the parade go down E. Mitchell Street. Keep an eye out for the CTAC birthdaythemed parade float! Special thanks to Marsha and Neil Bidwell for supporting this series! 15


PETOSKEY

COMING THIS FALL KINDRED:

Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians September 20 - November 27 Gilbert and Bonfield galleries, Petoskey Historical and contemporary examples of arts and crafts created by Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will be on display in this cultural exhibition. Through these finely crafted objects, thematic threads are woven together to explore the challenges inherent in sustaining a cultural identity that was nearly eradicated. Curated by Eric Hemenway, LTBB Director of the Department of Repatriation, Archives, and Records, with Liz Erlewine, Visual Arts Director.

PETOSKEY VISUAL ARTS PRESENTER, NORTH HARBOR CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

PLAY IT FORWARD

Saturday, September 18 | 6 PM Lavender Hill Farm Join us for our second annual benefit, Play It Forward, with a performance by Take3 and a guest appearance from CTAC Music Program students. Enjoy complimentary Stiggs Beer as you tour the stunning grounds of Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City. Guests are invited to “BYO” wine for the evening and are encouraged to pack lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy before the performance.

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This year, we will host a plein air paint out, September 13 - 18, in conjunction with Play It Forward. Local artists will be invited to paint

outdoor scenes from the Little Traverse Bay area during the week. Artwork created during the paint out will be on display and available for purchase at the “wet paint sale” during the Play it Forward event. 6 PM // Gates Open & Wet Paint Sale Begins 6 - 7 PM // CTAC Music Program students 7:30 PM // Take3

Tickets VIP: $250 per person (space limited) Includes a designated front row seat, access to a VIP area with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, chilled Lavender Hill Farm champagne, Stiggs beer, and wine. General Admission: $100 per person


2021-22 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES LINEUP Tickets on sale September 1! For all events, excluding “The Nutcracker,” tickets are $25 Member / $35 Non-Member / $10 Student

Friday, October 1: Ben Whiting - Dirty Minds Show

Friday, November 5: Paul Keller at Sundown Quintet

December 11 & 12: The Nutcracker

Saturday, January 8, 2022: Third Coast Swing

February 2022:

BEN WHITING’S DIRTY MINDS SHOW

Each fall brings a new Performing Arts Series lineup to the CTAC Theater! For the 2021-22 season, CTAC is presenting jazz, swing, brass, and folk concerts, and we’re opening the series with a comedy performance by one of CTAC’s very own board members, Ben Whiting. Traverse City resident Ben Whiting has served on the Crooked Tree Arts Center Board of Directors since 2017, but before his involvement with the organization, which stemmed from CTAC’s expansion into the Traverse City region, he led and still leads an active life in the world of public speaking and entertainment. A professional actor and magician, Ben graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in Theatre and went on to attend the acting conservatory at Chicago’s renowned School of Steppenwolf. During his time in the Windy City, Ben also honed his street performance abilities, known as busking,

Western Brass Quintet (TBD) providing passersby with engaging magic tricks. After two years of busking, Ben took his act to country club stages before moving on to the corporate entertainment platform, performing at conferences, award banquets, and private events for companies such as American Express, GE, and HARPO Studios. As a Crystal Cruise premiere entertainer, Ben has performed magic and read minds in over 40 countries, and in 2018, he was voted Michigan’s Red Hot Best comedic entertainer by Traverse Magazine. “When magic and mind-reading are performed well, the audience is brought directly into the present moment. I love that,” said Ben. “As for comedy, I love the feeling you get when you laugh so hard you can’t see straight. When you get to create those experiences for someone else, they’re even better.” In recent years, Ben has begun focusing on keynote speaking and leadership development as a way of nurturing his passion for helping individuals grow their careers and improve their everyday lives, but he still manages to keep the magic alive in his life. Ben currently runs his own consulting firm that utilizes both magic and entertainment as tools to instruct and inspire corporations, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions around the world.

Saturday, March 5, 2022: Song of the Lakes

“I believe that when you have art in your life, you have life in your art. I think great communities understand the importance of art, in all its forms, and its ability to broaden perspectives and get important conversations started,” Ben added. Last summer, Ben used his repertoire of performing and public speaking skills to emcee CTAC’s first-ever virtual Dart for Art to great success, and now, he’s returning to CTAC’s stage in another capacity this fall— as a one-man comedy show. On Friday, October 1, Ben’s Dirty Minds Show will present an evening of magic and mind-reading for people who love the inappropriate. “If you enjoy the game Cards Against Humanity, then you’ll like this show a lot,” said Ben. Geared toward an adult audience, the Dirty Minds Show will kick off the 2021-22 Performing Arts Series with bawdy humor and contagious laughter.

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TR AVERSE CITY

IN THE GALLERIES

 Essential Cargo: Explorations in Hand-Built Ceramic Solo exhibition by Scott Leipski May 24 - July 24 Cornwell Gallery, TC

Ceramicist Scott A. Leipski creates work from recurring memories and an obsession with his youth. Using hand-built techniques, bold colors, and nontraditional ceramic textures, Leipski aims to evoke a sense of nostalgia, whimsy, and the surreal. For Leipski, exploration is an essential aspect of making, and his inherent curiosity is evident in his toy-like, recombined cast forms and imaginative surfaces.

 Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color May 24 - July 24 Carnegie Galleries, TC

We have the power to choose the way we see the world. Through the imaginative colors and bold brushstrokes of six Northern Michigan artists, this exhibit presents a world that is full of life, energy, vibrancy, and passion. Featured artists include Brenda Clark, Susan Glass, Debra Howard, Colleen Shull, Pam Spicer, and Jennifer Tobias. 18


CROOKED TREE ART FAIR July 2020 marked the 60th anniversary of the annual Crooked Tree Art Fair. Unable to host a large in-person event last summer, we’re excited to commemorate the milestone this year on July 31 at the Grand Traverse County Park on the Civic Center grounds.

ACCELERATE THE CURE Saturday, June 19

For the second year in a row, CTAC will organize plein air artists to participate in Accelerate the Cure’s fundraising event. This collaboration includes artists painting on-site at two locations in Leelanau County and selling their fresh work at the event gala on June 19 at the Traverse City Country Club. Proceeds from the event support Accelerate the Cure, the participating artists, and CTAC. Accelerate the Cure is a nonprofit entity devoted to helping the Alzheimer’s community in Northern Michigan, as well as supporting research to find a cure. As the number of Alzheimer’s victims grows in our community, and with more family and friends serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers in Northern Michigan, our goal is to provide extra support to all who are affected.

The Northwestern Michigan Artists and Craftsmen, the precursor to Artcenter Traverse City and CTAC-TC, established the Outdoor Art Fair in 1960 as part of their programming and community and artist outreach. For decades, the fair took place on Northwestern Michigan College’s campus, surrounded by pine trees, making “Under the Pines” the accepted yearly site for the beloved artist event. The fair has transformed in numerous ways since its inception: it used to be hosted on the lawn of a bank on Munson Avenue; there was a time when event chairs and volunteers didn’t jury in or limit the entries, and artists used to mail in slides of their art for consideration once jurying was implemented—and all those slides had to be returned regardless of artist acceptance. Now, with its shortened title, Art Fair receives digital applications instead of USPS-mailed slides from all over the country, which means Outreach & Education Director Kristi Wodek receives hundreds of digital applications each year. Wodek, who joined CTAC’s team in Traverse City in the fall of 2017, took over organizing Art Fair in 2018, and in the time of COVID-19, has latched onto the presented challenges with positivity and determination. “Creating an event where both artists and the community feel safe is the biggest challenge of hosting an in-person event like Art Fair right now,” said Wodek. “This

summer, booths will be more spread out to allow for additional room for shoppers to respect one another’s space while perusing the displays.” But amidst the challenges that have arisen in the past year, Wodek still loves what this event does for artists and the artist community: “My favorite part of the event is creating opportunities for artists to engage with potential buyers in person, which is always a benefit to the artist. They can answer questions, explain processes and inspiration. The shoppers are able to see art in person, try it on, handle it—those experiences make the art more meaningful.” Next month, 100 artists, predominantly from Michigan with some traveling from out-of-state, have committed to participating in the one-day event. The scope of media represented includes basketry, ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing/graphic arts, metal, mixed media, fiber arts, jewelry, and glass. “This is my third Art Fair,” said Wodek, “and I have gotten to know the artists, so I am looking forward to seeing them and connecting with them in person.” And as exciting as it is to have an in-person event, Wodek acknowledges the work artists have to put in to pull off such a feat: “My hat’s off to the artists. Doing art fairs as an artist is a lot of work! I think people don’t fully understand the work it takes to set up a ‘mini’ art gallery that reflects their personal style and aesthetics for one day.” For six decades, the Crooked Tree Art Fair has occurred on the last Saturday of July, rain or shine. Last summer’s decision to cancel came out of concern for the safety of all involved—artists, community members, CTAC staff, and volunteers. But this year, we’re embracing precaution in order to promote artists and celebrate our 60th (61st) annual Art Fair!

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TR AVERSE CITY

AMBER COULTER

COFFEE @ TEN Select Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m.

Traverse TraverseCity CityInstructor Instructor Born and raised in Traverse City, Amber Coulter is a self-taught mixed media artist who thrives in her creativity and helping others find their own. Working as an art instructor for the past three years, Amber spends time teaching at Arts for All and Crooked Tree Arts Center-TC and holds the arts very near to her heart. “The number one reason that the arts are important to me is that art heals,” said Amber. “Art changes how you see things. The process of art-making is a form of meditation. A time to process. Art is where I turn when I don’t know what to do, whether I am bored or frustrated.” At CTAC-TC, Amber offers youth and adult mixed media classes to assist people in their own artistic journeys and processes of discovery to help address emotions, feelings, thoughts,

experiences, dreams, etc. Currently, Amber teaches a virtual year-long Art Journaling class—which happens to be her favorite—and she also teaches monoprinting with Gelli plates. “I like the process of helping people find and dig into their creativity,” said Amber. “I love the process of making art — it’s process over product every time for me!” Along with the joys of instructing have come challenges presented by the pandemic. For Amber, technology has been the biggest hurdle, especially in the early days of virtual instruction when one of her first-ever live-stream classes had to be rescheduled due to internet connectivity issues. Since then, the digital process has been streamlined, and even though technical difficulties arise from time to time, the process of teaching virtually has greatly improved over the past year. “Being able to reach a wider audience is wonderful,” said Amber. “Both in-person and virtual classes possess their own positives and negatives, but I’m happy to continue teaching in any format that provides an opportunity to connect with students.” Also a working artist, Amber runs an Etsy shop, selling her art all over the world, and for the past four years, she’s been part of an online mixed media arts community that was meeting on Zoom before Zoom became a thing: “This community has given me a sense of belonging—I have found my people. We challenge each other; help each other. We met in person before the pandemic, and we can’t wait until it’s safe for all of us to get together again for an artmaking weekend retreat in person!” In the meantime, Amber will continue meeting with her artist community virtually, and instructing her Art Journaling students on the 15th of each month, now through December. If you’re interested in beginning your own art journaling journey, visit crookedtree.org and sign up to try one of Amber’s meditative and creative classes!

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 June 4: Good Hart Artists in Residence, Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O'Neal and Juana Williams (virtual)

 June 18: Essential Cargo artist Scott Leipski (virtual) *Special time - 4 p.m.*

July-September Beginning in July and going through September, in-person Coffee @ Ten lectures will alternate between Petoskey and Traverse City, with a live-stream viewing occurring at the location not holding the live event.

July 9: Beneath the Moon and Under the Sun artist Heidi Marshall (Petoskey)

Upcoming Coffee @ Ten dates & locations: July 23 - Traverse City July 30 - Petoskey August 6 - Traverse City August 20 - Petoskey September 9 - Traverse City September 23 - Petoskey


COMING THIS FALL

 Foreword: Solo exhibition by Patrick Earl Hammie

 Lustron Stories: Americans at Home By Charles Mintz

Illinois-based artist Patrick Earl Hammie uses figuration across traditional media to examine past and present black diasporic experiences and thinkthrough themes related to cultural identity, social equity, narrative, and the body in visual culture. Through portraits and allegories, Hammie explores the complexities of identity, emotion, and family by layering existing histories with new narratives and navigating the tensions between feeling and knowledge, power and violence, and vulnerability and tenderness.

The subject of the “Great American Dream” is explored through photographer Charles Mintz’ series, “Lustron Stories.” Lustron Corporation manufactured porcelain-baked, enamelcoated, all-steel houses between 1948 and 1950 in Columbus, Ohio. The kit homes were shipped-to-site and 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.

September 27 - November 13 Carnegie Galleries, TC

September 27 - November 13 Cornwell Gallery, TC

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Long History of Supporting the Arts

Sue and Richard began volunteering with the Art Center, which is how they came to be involved with CTAC after the two organizations merged in 2015. After the merger, former Executive Director Liz Ahrens asked Sue to join the CTAC Board of Directors, and since then, the Binghams have been instrumental in helping with the Crooked Tree Art Fair, Paint Grand Traverse, exhibit openings, wall painting, and even outside maintenance! Sue has also served as a judge for the Crooked Tree Art Fair and Pint-Size Paint Outs.

Sue & Richard

BINGHAM Traverse City residents Sue and Richard Bingham believe that the arts hold great intrinsic value, and this belief has served as a foundational aspect of their family life, as well as an important facet of their lives today. “Our family has always had art at the center of our home,” said Sue. “Singing, dancing, and writing were everyday occurrences.” The Binghams encouraged their children, Emily and Tim, to explore the arts, taking them to museums, science centers, concerts, and plays while growing up, making sure they understood the importance of the arts and creative thinking. “We believe that art, in all its forms, engages and educates individuals, not just in learning techniques, or how to do something, but it enhances our point of view of one another by asking us to really look, listen, and feel the art in each other,” she added. Sue and Richard’s encouragement stuck, as both of their children saw the value in art and have made it a part of their adult lives. Currently, Emily, a writer, works for MLive and previously worked

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for Traverse Magazine, and Tim is pursuing a second degree in graphic arts.

"...it enhances our point of view of one another by asking us to really look, listen, and feel the art in each other."

~Sue Bingham

But for Sue, it wasn’t until after she retired from her nursing career that she began to personally get involved in the arts and truly engage her own creativity. Once she started taking classes through their local art center in southern Michigan—Paint Creek Center for the Arts—Sue immediately became smitten by the practice of visual artistry and the community of artists. When the Binghams moved north, Sue sought out a similar creative center, and she found Artcenter Traverse City right about the time the organization was going through some changes.

But one of the CTAC memories Sue most cherishes is the inaugural Paint Grand Traverse: “It was such a success that I am still in awe of how the whole thing came together with all the volunteers, activities, and events over a week-long celebration of painting en plein air.” In the past year, during the COVID-19 restrictions, Sue remained involved with CTAC, participating in Virtual Coffee @ Ten lectures and classes, finding them uplifting because she was able to connect to people and still feel like a part of the community. Even though Sue believes remote offerings can’t replace in-person classes and activities, she understands that virtual classes are going to be with us as we move forward and recognizes the up-side of virtual: “Human-inspired and created art, presented through technology, can serve to keep us connected. We just have to make sure we maintain the human connection. I’m very proud that people near and far are getting to know CTAC.” As we begin celebrating our 50th anniversary, CTAC is looking back on the last five decades while also setting our sights on the years to come. Sue and Richard, too, are looking to the future, with hopes of CTAC developing a theater arts and oratory program, as well as intertwining the written and visual arts through poetry readings set amongst illustrative work. “To us, art is the core expression of who we are, both as individuals and as a society,” said Sue. “We can’t help but support CTAC and all of the programs that are available for artistic expression by people of all ages. Both Richard and I are honored to be part of this organization.”


Membership

All lists, gifts & memberships reflect activity September 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021 Impressionism Circle Joseph and Karen Kimmell Wally and Bob Klein Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ryner

Rococo Circle Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bickersteth Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Steven J. Fishman and Bonnie Josephson Mr. and Mrs. Fred Malpass Jim and Kathy Schroeder Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sinclair Robin and David Small Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stallkamp

Baroque Circle Ron and Jackie Cocquyt Paula and William Cordes Mr. and Mrs. David Crouse Mr. and Mrs. James C. Fabiano, Sr.

Mrs. William A. Fisher, II Mrs. Dave Irish Tom and Pat Jeffs Helga and Peter Kleinschmidt Nancy and Paul Knapp Mr. and Mrs. Russ Knopp Nancy C. Kohler Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau Paul and Carol LaPorte Barbara Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Karen Miller Mrs. Joell and Mr. Francis Newton Dr. Naomi Overton Ham and Barb Schirmer Robert Streit Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren Bob and Michele Walker Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Dr. and Mrs. Hal Willens Mr. and Mrs. David Wood

Renaissance Circle Lois A. Aroian Kristy and Ragnar Avery Jack and Susie Baker Mike and Chris Bartlett John Baylor and Pama Heikes Michelle and Ed Boyer Debra and Michael Calabrese Patty and Joe Cappy Carole and Jim Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark Mrs. Betty Davis Marie and Mark Eckstein Mr. and Mrs. Mike Geiger Dr. and Mrs. Ward Gillett Balky and Patricia Grannis Mark Haddox Mr. and Mrs. Phillip T. Harrison Nancy Hedges Don and Kay Heise William L. and Elisabeth Hicklen Barbara and John Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Mike Isermann Joan and T. Michael Jackson

Darrell Jacob Mr. and Mrs. John Joslin Deborah and Jos Kurd George and Susan Loesel Tim and Debbie McAndrew Rebecca and Jack McNaughton Mr. and Mrs. William Petzold Lauren Walsh and Steve Radecki Linda Rakolta Mr. and Mrs. John Rexford Mr. and Mrs. John Sapiente Sharon Schappacher and Dan Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Selden Mr. and Mrs. Michael Snyder Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Thomas and Carol Titcomb Mr. and Mrs. Kent Walton Jill Whelan Ken Winter Wendy Winters

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Artist Guild Mary Andersen Kurt Anderson Mary Ann Archer Elizabeth Armbruster Juanita Baldwin Prudence Barber Douglas Barron Kevin Barton Neil Bidwell Michelle Bien Lindy Bishop Sue Bowerman Kathryn Alford Brady Diane Brandt Dawn Caine Ann Carolan Robert Carter Karen A. Ciske Robert Cleveland Nan Frankland Coffman Marcia Conlon Barbara Cooper Paula Cordes Cherie Correll Amber Coulter Deborah Crandell Diane Curtis Rebecca Deneau Jane W. Ditri Gretchen Dorian Gail Drake Pamela Dueweke Margaret Emley Judith Feldkamp Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Heidi Finley Lisa Flahive Richard Foa Art Fogg Steve Fritz Linda Gardiner Merrill Lee Gardiner Jeffrey J. Gaydos Raymond Gaynor Rita Gaynor Rosita Gendernalik Joan Gerigk Susan Glass Brian Goff Denice Goldschmidt Diane E. Grand Dorothy McGrath Grossman Mary Grosvenor Dorothy Anderson Grow Michael Hackett Carole Hadley Robert James Harold

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Rita Harrington Pamela Carol Hart Maia C. Hausler Roger Hersberger Debra Howard Sharon Hubbard Heidi Huck Bridget Johnson Robbie Kafcas Patricia Kaine Kathleen Kalinowski Louis Katz Kathleen Keller Sharon Kelley Judy Kelly Calvin Kemppainen Sheryl Kendrick Karen Kimmell Joan Kleinstiver Linda Kortesoja Klenczar Gretchen Knoblock Rick Koehler Meredith Krell Debbie Lamson Connie Landis Martha Landis Mary Jill Lemieur Daniel Lisuk Jeri Love Donna Loveday Katie Lowran Clay Maas Julia MacLachlan Tami Maisel Heidi Amenda Marshall Anne H. Matzka Glen McCune Donna McDermott Julia Dufault McGrath Sherry M. McNamara Wendy McWhorter Mark Mehaffey Susan Crompton Metzger Delbert Michel Loretta Miles Bill Millar Claud Mills Trish Morgan Mary J. Mosey Dorothy A. Mudget Brandon Munley Teann Nash Joan Nelson Keith M. Nielson John O'Neill Stephen Palmer Jay Petersen Steve Petrides

Ulrike Pirrung Elizabeth Pollie Louise Pollie Louise Pond Elle Pritchard Barbara Reich Ann Robinson Mason P Rosenthal Carol A. Ross Cynthia Rutherford Janet Ryan Karen Schaffenberger Peg Schiller Yvonne Schmidt Robert D. Schrock Kathy S. Schroeder Ann Scott Robert Scudder Anne Marie Sears Jan Serra Daryl Shewman Wendy Shoults Jim Shrier Colleen Shull Justin Shull Lori Sikkema Donna Silverman Deborah Simms Elaine Smiley Michele Anne Smith

R.B. Smith Kirby Snively Virginia Speed Pam Spicer Sheila Stafford Cydney Steeb Julie Stoppel Marilyn Stover Robert Swanson Laura Swire Agnes Szeloczey Cheryl Tallman Ron Theisen Karen Baker Thumm Jennifer Tobias Steven Toornman Cheryl True Candice L. Tucker Debra Van Leen Maggie Van Wagoner Adam VanHouten Mark Videan Dorothea Vrouhas David Westerfield Pamela Wilburn Trisha Witty Natalia Wohletz Michelle Tock York Theresa Youngman


MEMORIALS

TRIBUTES

Mel Burcz

Elizabeth Ahrens

From: Mrs. Phyllis Burcz

From: Arthur W. Curtis, III

Helen Childs

Jeanne Ascione

From: K. Ross Childs

From: NJ White Associates, PC

Maxfield Doyle Crook

Bob and Carrie Barnes

From: Donna and Ronald Snyder

From: NJ White Associates, PC

G. Michael Hanahan

Hannah Bianchi

From: Lucy Hanahan DaGiau

From: Patricia Gillett

Dave Irish

Andrea Coronado

From: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochensparger

From: Kassia Perpich

Kenneth W. Hanck

Elsie Dawson

From: Jane Hanck

From: Sam and Ann Trufant

Walter C. Knowles

Rick Ford

From: Judy Knowles

From: Kathryn and Ross Barrett

Walt Landis

Mr. E. J. Frey, Jr.

From: Jean and Steve Van Dam

From: Martha Landis

From : Mr. and Mrs. David Culver

Nancy VanAntwerp

Rosalie Lange

Heidi Geiger

From: Francis VanAntwerp

From: Martha H. Coscina

From: Jo Anne Nasti

The Women of Red Dirt Road

Beth Miller

Ruth and Dale Hull

From: Marie and Mark Eckstein

From: Karen Slabaugh-Stewart

From: James and Constance Burt

Jan Swanson

Joan Kleinstiver

From: Beth and Joe Moran

From: Mrs. Yvonne Schmidt

Peggy Swift

Paul LaPorte

From: Jessica M. Swift

From: Mr. and Mrs. W. Bruce Rogers

Cherry E. Watson

Carolyn S. Leighton

From: Wendy Fershee

From: Neil and Carolyn Leighton

In Memory of:

In Honor of:

Claire, Marie, and Louis Millard From: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hipschen

Tania and Carter Neild From: NJ White Associates, PC

Charlie and Lisa Newton From: NJ White Associates, PC

Alicia Schlehuber From: Shauna Billingsley

In honor of Jim Schroeder's commitment to the arts From: Heidi, Kate, and Robbie Black

Wendy Shoults From: Marla Kay Houghteling and Norm Mottl

Milo, Tyler, Ben, and Erika Van Dam

And thank you to our new and renewing members Quincee Abbitt Linda Adams Eliece Aiman Jane and Tony Amato Sharon and Rick Anderson Mrs. Susan Anderson Diane and Michael Arnold Mr. and Mrs. Barry Aspenleiter Dr. and Mrs. Kal Attie Tom and Dale Auffenberg Corine and Craig Babb Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bacon Dr. Edward R. Bahr Randy Baidas and Will Reeves Rob Bakotich Carol Balagur Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Baldwin Ann V. and Gary W. Barfknecht Nancy and Paul Barker Michaeline Barnhart Becki Barnwell Devra Barrett Douglas Barron and Brian Goff Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bass Judith Bay Pat Bazley Jim and Kristan Beckering Robert Bernor Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Biggs Susan Bishop Lisa and Paul Blanchard

Herm Boatin Kathy Bodzick Karen S. Bohn Joan and Al Bonney Chloe Bos Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bowman Joanne and Dave Bowman Lena Bradford Joyce Eaton Brady Kathy Brady Joani Braun Janis Braun-Levine and Fred Levine Eric and Julie Braverman Peggy Brazones Mr. and Mrs. John Breitbarth Robert and Pamela Brooks Charlotte Ann Brosseau Gretchen Brown James and Christine M. Brown Kathy and Hans Bruehl Carole Winnard Brumm Judith Bryan Dorothy Bryant and Bruce Strachan Mr. and Mrs. William Bugera Maureen Burke Larry and Susan Burks Kaitlyn Burns and Max Dickinson Beth Bynum Dawn Caine Mr. and Mrs. Dave Carlson John Caron Veronica and Robert Carpenter Peggy and Dan Casey Janet and Jim Chambers Maggie and Bob Charlton Janice Cheney Rose Choate Sandra and Budd Cicciarelli Tom Schraw and Pam Cislo Karen and Perry Clark Mary Jo Clark Richard and Diane Clark Mr. and Mrs. William Cobb Debra Coburn Donald and MaryLou Coe Cathy Cohen Brian Collins Ward Collins James Cooper Nathanael Cope Mr. and Mrs. James Cordes

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Andrea Coronado Dianne Creamer Paige Crim Audrey Criner Melvin and Mary Ann Czechowski Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Davidson Mrs. Adriane de Windt Mr. and Mrs. David Deal Diane DeNardis Jeanne Dennler Grace Lizabeth DeShaw-Wilner Janis and Bill Dietrich Lynn Dimond Joe D'Italia Patricia Dixon Karen and Michael Donnelly Sheridan Dougovito James and Maureen Doull Jennifer Drettman and Ryan Schultz Mary Driggs Lois Duiven Nancy Duke Kelly and Gary Dumas Nancy and Bruce Dunn Kathy and Donald Duquette Ida Dwan Nancy C. Dykstra Julie Eckhardt Jennifer Eis John Elwell Diane and Thomas Emling Suzanne Engle Phyllis and Jim Epps Sharon Evanko Martha Evoy Sue Fantini Walter and Marjorie Farrell Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fawcett Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess Ali and Chris Ford Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ford, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ford David Fox Chip and Jean Frentz Mary Grace Friesen Becky Fuhrman and Don Leary Ann Fusco Kathleen A. Galbraith Ella Galle Dr. and Mrs. Mark Gaylord Rich and Holly Gedert Nina Gee Ann George Jack and Mary Gergel Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss

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Dean and Nancy Graham Mr. and Mrs. William Graham Marjorie Green and Darwin Costello Steve Grice Martha Grose Jep and Mary Gruman Constance Grzanka Renee and Adam Guerriero Susan and Charles Gustafson Liz Guzniczak Jan Gwinnell

Marcia Haddox and Ken Buckwalter Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hall Mark and Sally Hall Dr. Steven Hansen Sally and Ed Hara Ann Hardin Jacquelyn Harrington Julie Harrington Mary Ann H. Harris Susan Harris Monica Harrison


William and Joan Hartwig Rin Hashimoto Stephen B. Hatt Keira Hausler Mr. and Mrs. Rip Hayes Terry and Jennifer Hebert David and Clare Heidtke Alyce Hein Mrs. Fred Henthorne Tracy Hickman and Chad Munger Mr. and Mrs. David Hill Peter and Sandra Hinz John Hoffman Marilyn Hoogstraten Susan and Edgar Howbert Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howse Don Howson Barbara and Jerry Huey Brian J. Hughes Brian Hunt MaryCarol and Mark Hunter Joyce Hutto-Nolan Ann Ivinskas Carol Jackson Alex Jacobsen Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Janka Sue A. Jeffers and Richard S. Lord Cynthia and Scott Johnson Lynne and Broc Johnson Julie and Jason Joles Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jonkhoff Val Karam Roberta A. Karas Lisa Kaye Mary and Bob Keedy Amy and Michael Kelbel Jan Kellogg Gale Kepford Dyan and John Kimball David and Caroline Kimble Nancy Kirvan Ruth and Howard Kitchen Dr. and Mrs. Ben Kleinstiver Jean Kluge Chuck and Christine Kneese Judy Knowles Ann Knutsen Kathy Koskuc Andrea Kramer Patricia Kuebler Gwendolyn Kuehn Ken and LJ Kuzon Audrey Larocco Zoey Larocco Greg and Marie Law Betsy and Hal Lawrence

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