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Through April 5, the Bonfield Gallery showcases the photographs of over 40 Michigan artists.
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John Gessner, Reflecting sponsored by : Stephen B. Selden Wealth Management Advisor Northwestern Mutual
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Charles Brackett, Spirit Waters sponsored by : Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth
Paul Rose, Otto Marie sponsored by : Ollar Consulting, Ltd.
h o n o r a b l e m e n t i o n s w e r e awa r d e d t o :
Jim Aho, Lily Pads at Dusk; Holly Gedert, Moonlight Stroll; Gary Gee, Detroit Gloom; Bruce Giffin, Fall Coaster; Jan Kellogg, Working Hands; Robert Maxwell, Pearls; Teresa McGill, On the Wings of Eagles
thanK YoU! To our 2014 Award Sponsors: Stephen B. Selden, Wealth Management Advisor Northwestern Mutual; Ollar Consulting; and Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth . To our 2014 Exhibit Sponsors: Edward Jones Investments of Petoskey & Harbor Springs; Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
A WORK IN PROGRESS… Cover photo of Henry B. Joy IV of Stopped Motion. Henry gets down and dirty in his role as photographer for the D’Art Artists Catalog. Here he is seen getting some detail shots of this year’s featured art by D’Art artist, Tom Moran. Stay tuned for the next issue of Art News, to learn more about Tom and his completed work.
Photography Exhibition Juror, Mount Clemens native Jenny Risher, received her bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Risher released her first book in 2013, HeartSoul Detroit, in which she highlights portraits of prominent Detroiters. The photography in Jenny’s book will be featured this summer in CTAC’s upcoming Detroit @ CTAC exhibition.
Left: Michael McCurdy, original art illustration created for the book The Sailors Alphabet Left: Lauren A. Mills, original art illustration created for the book Fairy Wings: A Story Above: Wendell Minor, original art illustration created for the book Grassroots: Poems by Carl Sandburg
The Clarke Historical Library, Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations Fifty-two original works of art created as book illustrations from the Clarke Historical Library’s Molson Art Collection at Central Michigan University will be on display in the Edith Gilbert Gallery through April 5. Francis Molson, a retired CMU English professor and former chair of the English department, and his wife Mary Lois Molson, a former second grade teacher, have donated over 50 pieces of original artwork which they have collected over several years. The collection includes work by prominent and talented artists in the field of children’s book illustration such as Thomas Locker, Michael McCurdy, Trina Schart Hyman, Leo & Diane Dillon, Michael Hague, Jerry Pinckney, Alice & Martin Provensen, David Small, Gennady Spirin, and David Wisniewski. Watercolor paintings, pen and ink drawings, cut paper artwork and pencil illustrations are all part of the donated collection. Francis Molson said he and his wife feel the donation will be both educational and fun to view. The couple hopes the collection will expand in the future.
“I believe in the quality of children’s books and art. Much of children’s book art is incredible and beautiful and students will benefit from viewing the work. It’s much different to see the original artwork than just the prints in books.” -Francis Molson
Tickets: $10 adults $5 students This event is sponsored in part by Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Lightwire Theater’s The Ugly Duckling & Tortoise and the Hare Friday, Feb. 21 • 6:00 pm Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater brings technology, moving sculpture, and dance to an unforgettable theatrical experience. They literally bring two classic tales into a brilliant new light.
$10 students $25 members $35 non-members
Motor City Women & Detroit Express Saturday, March 22 • 8:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center
The six talented vocalists that are Motor City Women have a diverse range from Blues to Pop, Funk to Folk, and Country to Rock. They have been presented with every type of Detroit Music Award. Backed up by Detroit Express, a powerhouse, four-piece band, this ensemble creates high powered, masterful musicianship.
This event is sponsored in part by the Michigan Humanities Council & the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
February 14-March 22: ANNE MORNINGSTAR Anne Morningstar is an interdisciplinary artist whose work embodies animation, film, book arts, and papermaking. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries, juried shows, film festivals, and traveling exhibitions. In this exhibit, Morningstar’s series of paper paintings illustrate the ecological system that Lake Michigan has been nourishing since it was first created. Travel to all depths of our great lake and be introduced to its original inhabitants, both past and present. This series will also shed light on the nonnative species that are invading these waters and threaten the environmental balance that Lake Michigan once knew.
March 28-April 26: KITCHEN PAINTERS This group of art enthusiasts started out as a small collective of people interested in gathering on a weekly basis to paint, share ideas and inspirations. Moving from several locations, the Kitchen Painters found a permanent home at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in 1981. Since then, the Kitchen Painters have not wavered from their initial inspiration, getting together each Monday afternoon in the Visual Arts room at CTAC. There the painters share their knowledge and discoveries so that as a whole each member benefits from the experience of the other. 4
Crooked Tree Arts Center Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm In the galleries at CTAC • Limited Tickets $15 advance • $20 day of Swirl Join us for monthly wine tastings in our galleries. Enjoy beautiful art, music from some of our favorite local performers and fine wines and food from local purveyors. * Get your tickets early—Swirls sell out fast! * February 27: Twisted Olive Café with Bill Wilson March 27: Petoskey Brewing & City Park Grill with Jeff Pagel April 24: L. Mawby & Barrel Back Restaurant with Howard Richards May 29: City Park Grill with Chris Koury Wednesday, August 20: Summer Super Swirl 5:30-8:00 pm Glen’s Fresh Market • multiple performers $25 advance • $30 day of event
Crooked Tree Arts Center Classes & Workshops Winter & Spring 2014 • Register Now!
Crooked Tree Arts Center • 461 E. Mitchell Street • Petoskey, MI 49770 • 231-347-4337
n Classes & Workshops Winter classes are in session. Spring class registration is open. Check out our complete catalog flipbook for easy viewing of all classes, descriptions and prices at www.crookedtree.org! There’s still time to sign up for these workshops: • Just Us! Series: Paint an Element Mural 4-week Workshop: March 11, 13, 18 & 20 • Irish Social Dancing Workshop Thursday, March 13, 6:00-9:00 pm Just in time for St. Patty’s Day! Great for individuals, couples and families. • Coffee Table Photo Books—Bound for Greatness March 1 & 2; 9 am-12 noon Recognized photo book creator and photographer, Robyn Scott, will teach you how to move your photographs out of the drawer or off your computer and into a beautifully bound keepsake book that you can proudly display on your coffee table. • Glass & Tile Mosaic Design 4-week Workshop: April 23 & 30 and May 7 & 14 • SNEAK PEEK: Registration for Summer Camps and Workshops opens this Spring. Programming includes Kids Art Camp; Chris Groves, OPA painter; Helga Flower watercolorist and more!
n Call for artists Now through June 2014 We hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art in support of Crooked Tree Arts Center. CTAC uses CAFE (CallforEntry.org) a free, online service for artists for all calls for entry, including the D’Art for Art call for donations. Questions? Call our Front Desk: 231-347-4337. n Coffee at ten Tuesday, February 25 Join recognized photographer and author Robyn Scott as she shares the design and artistry that goes into creating bound coffee table photo books. Not your typical photo album, coffee table books deserve front and center showcasing. Coffee provided by Roast & Toast Café. n Calling all kids! free! Fridays: February 14 & March 14, 10:30 am Saturdays: February 15 & March 15, 10:30 am In the theatre at CTAC Enjoy classic animated titles in our Calling All Kids Film Series, celebrating our current exhibit, the Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations. Films include: The Painting (2013 Traverse City Film Festival selection; some mature content); The Elves and the Shoemaker; Where the Wild Things Are; Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears; Coraline and more!
Save the Date for Summer! ladies who lunch:
Alexander McQueen—Fragility and Strength, from Savile Row to Givenchy Fashion Lecture with designer Susan E. Riley June 24 at Holy Childhood in Harbor Springs. harbor springs and charlevoix lecture series:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Don’t Miss the Spring Break Mini Camps March 31 - April 4!
Harbor Springs kicks off July 15 for four Tuesdays at Harbor Springs Library. Charlevoix begins July 24 for three Thursdays in collaboration with the Charlevoix Library.
Registration opens March 5
Spring Break Mini Camps include Paper Making; Kids Collaborate; Paint Your Own Photo; Pottery and more! A variety of classes for Grades K-6: snacks provided, brown bag lunch supervision available.
Crooked Tree Youth Arts Awards Night, celebrates all of our talented youth and the announcement of our scholarship award winners.
PLEASE JOIN US:
Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm, to continue the celebration of our six-week long Youth Arts Festival.
201 4 w o h S t r A th April 19 – May 10 Opening & Awards Reception: Saturday, April 19 2:00-4:00 pm The galleries at CTAC are filled with the work of students from across Charlevoix and Emmet counties. From kindergarten to seniors—all of our area’s best! Come see a show that is sure to make you smile.
Call For Young Writers! The 12th Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition is open to all elementary, middle and high school student writers in the CharlevoixEmmet ISD (or home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet Counties). Students are invited to submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of both during the online submission dates, April 8-18, 2014. Go to crookedtree.org to submit. High school winners receive $75 first place, $50 second place, $25 third place. Middle and elementary school first, second and third place winners receive a prize and certificate. All winners will be published in the Petoskey News-Review.
Artwork by Laura Pawlick, 2013 Central Elementary School, Petoskey, MI
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Crooked Tree Arts Center is offering two $500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors living in Emmet and Charlevoix 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. The Award recipients will be announced at their school’s awards assembly and are also invited to CTAC’s Youth Arts Awards Night. Applications are available at area high school counseling offices as well as the Arts Center website, www.crookedtree.org. The deadline for consideration is March 31, 2014. For more information, call 231-347-4337 or email@example.com.
YOU’RE INVITED Young Writers Expo & Culinary Arts Showcase: Saturday, May 3, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm
Docent Tours: Through the winter, students participating in the docent tours will be looking at fine art they may already be familiar with. They may have seen the art at the library, at home, or in school—anywhere they’ve looked at children’s books. The Molson Art Collection is a selection of paintings, drawings, and collage work from children’s picture book illustrations. The student project that is part of the tour is also based on a children’s book called The Dot by Peter Reynolds. Docents read the story of Vashti, a young girl who learns that to do art you have to start by ‘making a mark and seeing where it takes you’ and then having the students follow Vashti’s example.
• Michael Menghini was recently accepted, upon audition, to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Ballet Master Class Series. By the end of April, Michael will have traveled to Washington D.C. four times to attend lectures, open rehearsals, master classes and performances by Matthew Bourne, Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. • The 2014 Summer Ballet Audition Season is in full swing. Our preprofessional ballet students and parents travel to Chicago every weekend from the first weekend of January through the end of February for auditions. These auditions determine where our students will train this summer. • Crooked Tree Arts Center will host Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Michigan audition site in early March. • SAVE THE DATE: Performance at Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center, June 13 & 14.
Photo by Henry B. Joy, IV. Pictured is Aidan Flynn, Pre-Professional.
Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program and Crooked Tree Youth Orchestras are celebrating their 14th season!
The Dorothy Gerber Strings Program offers string instrument instruction to hundreds of students in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties—and now Cheboygan County, too! This year, Cheboygan Public Schools as well as Harbor Light Christian School in Harbor Springs began offering string classes for their students. Students from all area schools will join together for the annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 18, at Boyne City High School. Winter Concert: The theme for the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra this season was tied to the Great Storm of 1913 that rocked the Great Lakes 100 years ago. At the annual Winter Concert on Sunday, January 26, the youth orchestra featured several pieces related to this historical event, including Into the Storm by Robert Smith and Ghost Ship by Michael Story.
Upcoming Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra Events: • Saturday, February 8: High School Solo & Ensemble Festival Kingsley High School, Kingsley, MI • Saturday, March 1: Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree Harvest Barn Church, East Jordan, MI • Saturday, April 12: Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival Boyne City High School, Boyne City, MI • Saturday, April 26: Day for Music Hosted by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Charlevoix High School, Charlevoix, MI • Sunday, May 18: Spring Concert • 3:00 pm Boyne City Performing Arts Center, Boyne City, MI 7
The famous Indianapolis Museum of Art will be one of the many stops on the Day Away Trip in May 2014. The coastline of Northern Italy, including the village of Vernazza, will be explored by CTAC members in September 2014.
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ALSO IN SEPTEMBER: The eddi Awards September 19 • 7:00 pm • Crooked Tree Arts Center $40 per person includes a full appetizer selection, wines, and dessert afterglow The eddi Awards honor local individuals and organizations that work to keep the arts a vibrant player in the northern Michigan scene. Make your reservation today and make a nomination. For a list of previous winners and a nomination form visit our website. Thank you to our sponsors—online we keep an updated list. The fall newsletter will acknowledge all of the sponsors and eddi recipients. 8
New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center Brrr! Despite the cold weather, the Arts Center had many warm bodies
on-hand to help ring in the New Year. This seventh annual celebration marked the return of several audience favorites in the theatre and galleries, and several new performances on the street for “Midnight at 9.” It was a carnival-type atmosphere with LED hula-hoopers, a stiltwalker and fire poi spinner just prior to the ball-drop. Programming and workshops were provided by CTAC instructors, area artists and organizations including Blissfest Music Organization and Petoskey District Library among others. Olivia Leidall (right) an area middle school student, was the featured artist for 2014. Her 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. Photo courtesy Randy Goss, Petoskey-News Review
Save the Date for D’Art!
Preview Wine Tasting : Wednesday, July 16 D’Art for Art: Thursd ay, July 17 Irish Boat Shop on Fa irview Harbor Springs Tom Moran, 2014 Fe atured D’Art Artist 9 Photo courtesy of Photography by Paquette
A Long History of Supporting the Arts
Laura Chaney Rand Shackleton Growing up in Oregon, where she attended college, graduated and held her first teaching position, Laura didn’t think anywhere else could be as beautiful as home. Then she visited northern Michigan in the 1970s. As a high school student Rand spent one glorious summer working at the Harbor Inn and had always dreamed of returning to northern Michigan. After a 25-year detour which was spent at MSU and then working as an “ad-man” at Ross Roy in Detroit, he finally made it. Laura was running the general store in Cross Village when she first met Rand at Wycamp Lake. He was living in an 11-foot trailer with his grandmother, celebrating his return to the area, with a twoyear “Harold and Maude-esque” adventure later chronicled in his screenplay, “Free Spirits.” According to Rand, he invited Laura out to their camp on his first day in town, and they have been together ever since.
Featured CTAC members, Laura Chaney and Rand Shackleton knew they would enjoy living in northern Michigan from their very first visit—
Rand’s interest in film began when he was working at Ross Roy and relying on film companies to do his commercials. When Sony came out with an 8mm camera, he was finally able to make his own documentaries. His first video was for CTAC. Edith Gilbert, one of CTAC’s founders, had written a script, which was used for fundraising purposes. Rand has been making videos for CTAC and other organizations ever since.
In his role as video documentarian for CTAC Rand attends many events. One of his favorites is the annual New Year’s Eve event. “Everything comes alive at once,” says Rand. “It’s inspiring.” And that inspiration is what he likes best about CTAC. “I like to spend time with creative people. I don’t know any other place like it. It’s a beehive of people—not just a gallery—with so many different facets happening within the walls.” The couple’s shared love for northern Michigan includes a strong belief in the importance of the arts. “Arts and creativity make us better people,” explains Laura, a school teacher. “It is the best hope for our children.” Changes in school curriculums and budgets have impacted the availability of arts in students’ lives. “If children are left alone and allowed to be creative, it leads to the development of problem-solving skills.” Laura appreciates the role CTAC plays in supporting schools and providing artistic and creative opportunities for students. “Our community is fortunate to have CTAC at its core,” adds Rand. “It’s inspiring and uplifting to be in such a place.” Like Laura, Rand feels strongly that creativity is at the core of everything we do. “Without creativity, there is no innovation, thus, there is no problem-solving. No matter what your field or strengths, creativity makes you better at what you’re doing.” Rand’s hope for CTAC’s future? “That the Arts Center continues to reinvent itself; that’s the essence of creative innovation in itself.”
Photo courtesy Randy Goss, Petoskey-News Review
Baroque Society Members Drs. Kim Aikens and Peter Levanovich Jim and Patti Aikin R.E. and Betty Benson Patti and Warner Blow Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bonfield Marilyn and Bill Crawford Teresa and David Crouse Gay Cummings Adele Dilschneider Mr. and Mrs. James C. Fabiano, Sr. Jane D. Ferger/Jasam Foundation Mrs. William A. Fisher, II Julie and Bill Greenwalt Lyn and Joseph Hance Tucker and Jacke Harris Deborah and William Hodges Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Ann and Joseph Hollis Ann and Dave Irish Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keiswetter Karen and Joseph Kimmell Wally and Bob Klein Nancy Kohler Mr. Don Kopka Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau Martha Landis and Frank Lamesfield Susan and George Loesel Kelley and John Logan/ Forevergreen Foundation Lisa and John MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Drs. Jane and Bill Millar Trish and Jim Murray The Musser Family Anna Nichols Dr. Naomi Overton Ruth Petzold Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Porter Ranny Riecker Linda and Bruce Riley Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson Juli and Anthony Ryner Debra and Michael Sears Linda Jackson and Skip Sedky
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sheperd
Ann and Tom Stallkamp Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ternes Maureen and Byron Trerice, Jr. Janet and Phil Trotter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren Michele and Bob Walker
Volunteer Help Wanted! Newly established CTAC Crew to paint the galleries, uncrate art work and assist with exhibitions. Call Gail or Bob at the Arts Center to learn more.
Renaissance Society Members Lynne Aspnes and Kenneth Pokorny Tracy, Gabriella and Sofia Bacigalupi Chris and Mike Bartlett Marsha and Neil Bidwell Mr. and Mrs. William Blake Pier and Renee Borra Barbara and David Buzzelli Debra and Michael Calabrese Mr. and Mrs. Pat Carroll Nancy Colbert Diane and Richard DeNardis Jo Anne Doll Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dow Mary Driggs
Cheryl and Mike Eberhart
Chris Etienne and Dennis Lindeman
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fisher
Mr. Steven J. Fishman Josephine Flaherty Louis Goldring Balky and Patti Grannis Mr. and Mrs. Phillip T. Harrison Kay and Don Heise Joyce and Bruce Herbert Lisa and Bill Hicklen Tom and Pat Jeffs Mrs. MaryCay Bartush Jones Linda M. and David C. Johnson Marilyn and James Keller Stephen and Molly Kircher Barbara Kirsch Christy and Chuck Kneese Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochensparger Judie and Ed Koza Barbara and Roger Kromm Jos and Deborah Kurd Barbara and Fred Malpass Debbie and Tim McAndrew Mrs. Ivan Misrach Sherry and Paul Mitchell Morley Foundation/ Liisa and Christopher Morley Ida Vander Poorte and Brian Murphy Debbie and Joseph Nachtrab Mr. and Mrs. William Petzold Norma and Charles Randolph Pat and Jeff Roski Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Schomer Miriam Schulingkamp Karen and Bill Schuiling Margaret and Peter Shields Christine and Jim Shrier Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Sidney Smith Scott and Dibby Smith Kathy and Michael Snyder St. Doris Foundation/ Carol and Thomas Titcomb Bob and Charlotte Streit/ Twisted Fish Gallery Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swanson Jeanne and David Tennent Jill Whelan Gail and Hal Willens Mr. David K. Williams Ken Winter Mary and David Wood Pam and Todd Wyett
Albert Alexander From: Gaye Alexander
Stewart Marsh Cram & Celia Cram From: Tory and John Willoughby Bonnie Gowans From: Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Touma Gloria Gulbransen From: Christy and Chuck Kneese, Dave Williams Kathy Hannah From: Marge Edwards and Ray Becker Dr. M. Louise Herlocher From: Joan and Ben Kleinstiver Albert Riha From: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hanes Jack Sims From: David and Betty Sims Parents, Fred & Eleanor Somes From: Jennifer Chope Fran Tollas From: Dane and Lynne Tollas
Ermy and Gordon Bonfield From: Pamela and Gordon Bonfield III Naomi Singer From: Marci Singer and Ed Wagar Rick Smith From: Renate and Richard Smith Ann Stallkamp From: Elise and Rip Hayes Liz Ahrens, The Beardon Family, Art Baryames and Katy Blamer, Denny Brya, Dave and Patty Campbell, Chris and Sarah Chocola, Andrew and Jacalyn Elsoffer, Jamie and Denise Jacob, Bill and Shari Kitchen, Don and Jan Klopcic, Jay and Shawna Owen & Gale and Anne Stephens From Nick and Betsy White
Thank you to the families and friends listed above for choosing CTAC as a recipient of honorary and memorial gifts.
Welcome to Our New Members Janel Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Thurmon Andress Brandon Arp Dr. and Mrs. Kal Attie Edward R. Bahr Leslie Banks Susan Barnard Janifer Blanchard Susan Boehme Addison Boop Jacqueline and Henry Bourne Joy, IV Janis Braun-Levine Mr. and Mrs. John Breitbarth Tricia and Tim Brown Sally and Bill Brown Leonard Bruce Denny Brya Patty and Dave Campbell Janet Carr Rebecca Cesario Sarah and Chris Chocola Stella Chumbler Karen and Perry Clark Robert Costello Erin Cowan Diane and Richard DeNardis Kathlyn DeNise Pat Denison Jan and Joe D’Italia Nicole Doud Ms. Denise Fate Wendy Fershee Jessica Flick TC Fowler Rande Frantz Robin Fraser Skyler Gibson Peter Gooch Hank and Bonnie Graff Richard and Donna Gross Ellie and Don Gschwind Susan Hannah Sally and Ed Hara Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harrington Isaiah Hartvigson Miriah Hausler Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hegland Barbara and John Hoffman Beth A. Holland Alison and Fritz Hubbard Dennis and Suzanne Hug Darrell Jacob Denise and Jamie Jacob Christie Jacobs Cathryn and Joseph Jarvis
Kathleen Johnston-Calati Cathy Kalahar William Kalbfleisch Patty Karbowski Jessica Karr Mary and Bob Keedy James and Marilyn Keller Hans Kellogg Kate Kelly Alyse and Michael Kent Shari and Bill Kitchen Richard Kline Geneva Kniat David Krause Anne and Robert LaForest Monee Lesky Grace Lubbers Leanne Marr Abigail Martinelli Coleen McClive Genie and Jeff McEvoy Kate Melby Lisa Meyer Rebecca Michelsen Rita and Bill Miller Louise Nickerson Brianna Nise Ann and Patrick O’Brien Shawna and Jay Owen Jeff Pagel Angela Papi Noreen and Michael Parker Viviana and Matt Pawlick Robert Perrish Christi and Todd Petersen Margie Phillips Gabriella Rose Adrena Roude Julia Rupp Mary and Dean Sims George Slade Randall J. Smith Amy Spence Tamara Stevens Ken Stickler Stan Thompson Cheryl and Terry True Candice Tucker Nannie R. Turrell Christina Vidosh Linda and Bryan Visser Sharon Walker Lola Walker Valerie and David Walsh Laurel Williamson Dorothy and Joel Wurster
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 At 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. Check the back of your newsletter to see if you are current, then give us a call at 231-347-4337 or renew easily online at www.crookedtree.org. We are grateful for your support.
Names listed are gifts/memberships received September 1 through December 31, 2013. We do our best to keep an accurate record and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us with any corrections.
And, Thank You to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abdella James and Susan Adams Mrs. Betty Adgate Arlene Aitchison Gaye Alexander Sheela Welch Allum Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ames Gary and Diane Anderson Sharon and Rick Anderson Mrs. Susan Anderson Karen Attee David Austin Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bacon Ms. Nancy Baerwaldt Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bake Mr. and Mrs. Rick Baker Stephanie N. Baker Jack and Susie Baker Nancy and John Banks Mrs. Prudence Barber Nancy and Paul Barker Steven Barney and Gretchen Olsen Josephine M. and John L. Barth Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bartha Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bartlett Marlene Bartson Art Baryames and Katy Blamer Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bass Merry and Gary Baxter Kathleen Beamer Jim and Wendy Bean Gwen and Steven Beardon Lisa Beatty Lisa Beeman Jon and Tammie Begos Ruth Bellissimo Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Beltry Kathy Bennett James Bruce Bentgen The Berakovich Family Dr. and Mrs. Michael T. Bergeon Mrs. Alberta Beyers Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bierlein Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Biggs Dick and Verne Binder Paul and Lisa Blanchard Phyllis Blanchard Mrs. Kathy Bodzick Dick and Sheilah Bogart Karen S. Bohn Linda Boss Taylor Bouck Mary Bowman Kathy and Doug Boyer Charles Brackett Jeff and Kathy Brady Bill and Bonnie Braun Jim and Kathy Bricker Robert and Pamela Brooks Rev. and Mrs. Greg Brown James and Christine M. Brown Cameron Brunet-Koch and Bruce Koch Judith Bryan Dr. and Mrs. M. Arthur Budden Mr. and Mrs. William Bugera Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burcz Linda and Dave Burnham Dr. and Mrs. Max Burr Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burt Michael J. Buschell and Wendy Weinfurtner Mrs. Norma Camp Mr. and Mrs. Burke Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Howard Canada Russell and Christine Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Roger Case Ginnie Cash Anne and David Chaffee Lana Kay Champion Ms. Marty Cheney Vince and Mary Ann Chew Phyllis Childs Rose Choate Mr. and Mrs. Dave Christiansen Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Clagett Mr. and Mrs. Randy Clara Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clark Richard and Diane Clark Gregory and Kim Clark Laurel Clarke
Susan Clarke Robert Cleveland Mrs. James Cloutier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copeland Charlotte W. Corbett Paula and William Cordes Cherie Correll Robin and Craig Corrington Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Cossman Diane Creamer Paige Crim Audrey Criner Mary Cummings Kathleen Curran Mr. Arthur W. Curtis, III Greg Czarnecki and Sue Dempsey Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dakin Kay Daly Dan and Beverly Darnell Bob and Sue Davis Mrs. Betty Davis Mr. and Mrs. Delano de Windt Mrs. Rosemary R. DeCamp Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Deckinga Edith DeMeyere Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dietrich Ms. Marydell S. Dilworth Lynn Dinning – Good Hart Glassworks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dinon James and Maureen Doull The Drier Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duke Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ellman Lillian Ellsworth Andrew and Jacalyn Elsoffer Mr. and Mrs. Field Emerson Gordon and Lynn Engdahl Carole Erbel Mr. and Mrs. Clint Etienne Mr. and Mrs. Lynn R. Evans Dr. and Mrs. Randy Evans Mr. and Mrs. John N. Failey Dr. and Mrs. Charles Farrugia Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fawcett Michael Federspiel – Michigan Hemingway Society Gary and Gretchen Fedus Mr. and Mrs. Fred Feldkamp Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Feldman Mrs. Elizabeth Feldmann Mr. John Fershee Mrs. Mary Fink Meredith Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Michael FitzSimons Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Flanders Olivia Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ford Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ford, Jr. Mrs. Una V. Fornshell Catherine Francis Mr. and Mrs. James Frang William and Nancy Frasch Mrs. Kathryn M. Frech Mr. and Mrs. William Freehan Dr. and Mrs. Reed Freidinger Chip and Jean Frentz Elizabeth Frey Joanne Friedman Mr. and Mrs. David Fuger Mrs. Louise Fuller Randy, Lisa and Rayden Galloway Rodney Gates Robert and Marilyn Gault Rita Gay Rich and Holly Gedert Gary and Nina Gee Lou and Rosita Gendernalik Sylvia Ghainer Teresa and Kevin Gietzen Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gietzen Ann Gildner – Gildner Gallery Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Glass Peter and Roberta Gluck Mr. and Mrs. William Graham Mrs. Lois Graham Nicki Griffith Mary Grosvenor Constance Grzanka Mary Guntzviller Peter and Sarah Gurney
Our Renewing Members— Carole and A. Chandler Hadley Ms. Mary Andrea Hagadone Jacqueline S. and Charles Hagen Randy and Kathy Hagerman Mark and Sally Hall Mr. and Mrs. James Hammond Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hanahan Sigrid Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Hord Hardin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Harrington Lisa and Gregg Harris Jane Harris Dr. Marilyn E. Harris Curtis and Betsy Harrison Dr. and Mrs. Carl Hawkins Clare & David Heidtke Dr. and Mrs. William Heisel Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hendrick David and Barbara Henning Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henricks Mrs. Harriett Hess Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Higgs Mr. and Mrs. David Hill Frances J. Hill David and Mary Hinz Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hipschen Dr. and Mrs. Ervin Hire Nancy A. Hodgkiss Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hoglund Mrs. Beverly A. Holden Mrs. Dorothy Horan Leslie and Zachary Horton Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Hovey Susan and Edgar Howbert Roger and Joyce Howe Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howse Mrs. Virginia Hume Elisabeth and Bob Humphrey Joyce Hutto-Nolan Mrs. June Hymas Robin and Del Ingalls Brandon and Leigh Inglehart Gail Innes Mr. and Mrs. Verne Istock Mr. and Mrs. Tim Ives Mr. Jeff V. James Karen and Steve Jarema Dr. and Mrs. John Jeffrey Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson Lynne and Broc Johnson Nancy Johnston Kathy Jordan Judith and Ray Juneau Katherine Kan Dr. and Mrs. William Kane Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kasischke Edie and Fred Kaufmann Jan Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. David Kendall Scott Kennard – Wentworth Builders, Inc. Ms. Kraeg Kepford Bill and Becky Kibbey Brad and Amanda Kik Earl and Jennifer Kilander Dyan and John Kimball David and Caroline Kimble Paisley Kinney Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kirby Robert and Carol Kirkland Nancy Kirvan Susan Klco Ben and Joan Kleinstiver Mr. Robert Klemmer Hilary Klepadlo Shylo and Chris Kline Mr. and Mrs. William H. Klingbeil Mr. and Mrs. Don Klopcic Jennifer and Timothy Knapp Ms. Loretta Knight Judy Knowles Ann Knutsen Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kochensparger Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koehler Kim Kolb and Tom Jaenicke Jo-Anna Kolodziej Austin Koss Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koster Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kozlowski Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kraft
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Kranig David and Sheryl Krause Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Kuebler Mrs. Marion E. Kuebler Polk and Pinky Laffoon Mr. and Mrs. William Laimbeer Mr. and Mrs. John Lake Janice Lampert Karen Langs Mr. and Mrs. Scott Langton Mrs. Barbara Lapham Mr. and Mrs. Neil O. Leighton Gina Lepman Martin and Susan Letts Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lewis Mr. Bill Lewis Frank and Bonnie Liedel Kathy and Fred Liederbach Brad and Susan Light Dr. John Lignell Barbara Lindsey Eileen and Bill Lindsley Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindstrom Mr. and Mrs. Seberon Litzenburger Mrs. Dorothy Litzer Roy and Linda Longworth Cammy and Jeff Lowe Martha Hood Luce Doris and Gunnar Lundteigen Carolyn Lyons Drs. Nancy and James Maas Mr. and Mrs. James R. Mabee Mr. Steve Madigan – Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Services Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Mainland Gabrielle Makela Ms. Jan Mancinelli Mrs. Gwen Manthei Jennifer Margherita Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Markham Laurie and Terry Marrs Patricia L. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Jennifer and Scott Martin Jennifer Mastenbrook Sarah Mayhew Maureen Neff Mayne Mr. and Mrs. David McBride Susan McClanahan and William Zimmerman, IV John and Meg McClorey Mary Ann McCullough Anne Laura McDevitt Mr. and Mrs. John McDougall Patricia H. McEnroe Ms. Janet McGarey Kevin and Carole McGinty Dr. and Mrs. Vaughan McGraw Jim and Nancy McKinstry Michelle McLean Mrs. Raenette McManus Dr. and Mrs. Mark McMurray Mary Beth Mellen Connie Mendyk Mr. and Mrs. Paul Menke Connie Messner Emily Meyerson and Harry Kitchen Karen Van Dam Michmerhuizen Mary Miles Loretta Miles Adrienne and Michael Miller Jan Miller David and Deborah Miller Ron and Wilma Miller Donna Moll Mr. and Mrs. Jim Monton Jan and Marshall Morley Mrs. Carol Morris Gayle and Marissa Mroczkowski Paul and Jane Mullin Robert and Kathleen Muneio Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Murray Kitty Murray Rhea Murray Patricia Nakoneczny Jeannette Nemeth Mr. and Mrs. Howard Newkirk Maureen Nicholson Megan Nickerson Ellie Nicol
Lisa June Nicol Terry and Marilyn Nielsen Jerry and Linda Nielsen James and Corrinne Niland Barbara O’Hara Marilyn C. and Jay T. O’Neil Charles O’Neill Ann Onello Mr. Peter E. O’Rourke Mr. and Mrs. David Otis Mary Grace and Andrew Otis Geraldine Otto Ms. Annabell L. Page Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Mary and Scott Paquette Jan and Frank Parkinson Tim and Lynne Parsons Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pattengale Nancy Payne Olga Peck Norma Penchansky-Glasser Kathy and Todd Petersen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pettibone Mrs. Jean Pfeifle Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pfeifle John Porter Michaela Pringle Barbara Pulver Dr. Greg Putalik and Mrs. Mary Reilly Mr. and Mrs. Max Putters Pamela Pynnonen Moyer Steve Radecki and Lauren Walsh Carol and Jim Rafko Linda Rakolta Dan and Betsy Ralley Major Gen James Randolph Susan Rathburn Lynn and R. Blaine Rawson April Raycraft Margery Reh Mrs. Irene Reich Hennie and Borge Reimer Mr. and Mrs. George Reindel Mrs. Ruth Betty Renton Howard Richards Meredith Richter Stuart and Kathleen Risby Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rizzo Elaine and Larry Rochon Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Ronquist Sandra Root Paul Rose Hank and Carol Ross Sandy Ruggles Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rummel Cynthia Rutherford and Al Dika Mr. and Mrs. William Salisbury Ms. Constance Saltonstall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sandford William Santos and Brian Babbitt – Monarch Garden & Floral Design Mr. and Mrs. Tom Sarowski Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schaeffer Sharon Schappacher Jay Scherr Sherri Schoenberg Carra Schoene Scott and Sarah Schornak Jim Schroeder Sharon and Ron Schurman Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Scott Ann and James Scott Anne Marie Sears Patricia Sehr Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Selden Laurie and Tom Seltenright Gregory Seman The Shattuck Family Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sheean Susan Sheets Nancy Shelton Allyn J. Shepard Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Shepard Larry and Joy Shepherd Keith and Alice Sherwood Mr. and Mrs. Gary Shults Marsey and Steve Shuman Lore Silberman and Bernie Wilson Adele Sjoberg
Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Slotnick Jan Smart Elaine Smiley Mr. and Mrs. Stan L. Smith B.R. and Judy Smith Richard and Renate Smith Jan Smith L.E. Smith Tillie Smith Ana Smith Kelsey Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Richard Smith Mr. David W. Smith Mr. Robert A. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smolinski Anita M. Snyder Janice Soblesky Joan Sorenson Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Tyler and Susan Spence Steve and Julie Spencer Teri Spytman Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Stanley Jordan Stark Jane Stearns Mrs. Barbara Steele Marie E. Steensma Ms. Patricia Steffes Gale and Anne Stephens Marion D. and Bill Stetson Sally Stevens Mrs. Babette Stenuis Stolz and Mr. Jack Stolz, Jr. Veroneze and Dick Strader Courtney Sumpter Sally and Bill Swanson Carolyn J. Switzer Ms. Constance Tanner Mr. and Mrs. Steele A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Ross Taylor Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor Louise Taylor Kendal and Christine Taylor Lucy Teets and Matthew Blythe Elizabeth Terry Charisse Tietjen Mrs. Margo Todd Steven Toornman and Meredith Krell-Toornman Ms. Helen Truchan Anne and Robert Tucker Margaret Tvedten Mr. and Mrs. Robert Utter Mr. Steve Van Andel – The Steve Van Andel Foundation Nancy Van Antwerp Paul and Maryagnes Van Klaveren Mr. and Mrs. Paul Varga Dr. and Mrs. Daniel VerBurg Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Max vomSteeg Susan Vrondran Ms. Karen Walker James and Donna Waterston Marie and Jonathan Wayman Pat Weber Jack and Kathy Weber Mrs. Bonnie Weitzel Paula Welmers and Fred Mulhauser Mr. and Mrs. Byron L. West Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weston Bill and Mary Whitlock Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Dr. and Mrs. Tim Wilcox Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilcox Ms. Judy Willey Mr. David K. Williams Mr. Larry Willis Tory and John Willoughby Suzanne Wingate Julie and Charlie Witthoeft William and Amy Wolff Richard and Helen Wolfgang Ms. Mary D. Woolnough Mrs. Candace Wynn Mr. and Mrs. David Young Cynthia Young Mr. and Mrs. John Young James and Judith Zasadny Ms. Janice Ziebka 13 Cindy Zipp
It felt strange to drive by the Arts Center over the holidays and not see the OPEN flag fluttering in the wind. Although the Arts Center was officially closed, a few dedicated staff were inside prepping the entire building and the Carnegie Building for our family friendly New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center celebration. It was amazing to think about how busy the Arts Center is leading up to the holiday hiatus. Our wonderful staff needs time to regroup and reenergize so they will be ready for challenges we will face when we start the new year.
A note from Liz Photo credit: Robert Neumann
On January 30, 2014, ArtServe Michigan released the third installment of the Creative State Michigan report. This report details economic and social data from 424 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, representing an estimated 21 percent of the more than 2,000 cultural groups operating statewide. The data reveals that these organizations contributed more than one-half billion dollars in expenditures alone to the Michigan economy in FY 2011. To learn more: www.CreativeStateMI.org. The most compelling information for us is this fun fact: Michigan’s arts and cultural destinations continue to demonstrate their essential value to the state’s tourism industry, generating more than $2 billion in state tourism revenues in 2011. That represents 16 percent of the state’s total tourism revenues in that year – more than golf, boating and sailing, hunting and fishing, and hiking and biking combined! We greet visitors from around the world, especially during our busy summer months. So, this tourism data wasn’t a big surprise to us. I’m sharing this report at the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce State of the Community luncheon on Friday, February 7. So by the time you read this note from me, many of our local business leaders will have learned how the arts impact our state and our region. Are the arts relevant to the economy? You bet your golf club and your fishin’ pole!!!
On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 we held our first meeting of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Strategic Planning Team. This is the beginning of a 4-6 month project to update and develop a strategic plan to guide CTAC during the next five years and beyond. Jim Shrier, a CTAC Committee member and volunteer, is serving as our planning facilitator and there is lots of data gathering happening right now! The Planning Team of Bill Millar, Tony Ryner, Bill Collins, Dana Andrews, Elizabeth Pollie, Valerie St. Pierre Smith, Cindy McSurely and Liz Ahrens will develop a plan based upon the data and ideas that have been collected. The committees, staff and board are simultaneously meeting and will adopt a plan in early spring. We will share the plan with you in the summer newsletter! –Bill Millar, President Board of Directors
The Volunteer Spotlight was developed to honor non-board members who volunteer their time and expertise to perform a variety of needed jobs for the Arts Center. They contribute much to the success of what we do at Crooked Tree Arts Center. The Board appreciates the time these wonderful volunteers donate to the Arts Center and this recognition conveys a big thank you from all of us. Our most recent Spotlighted Member: z r ebeCa o tto … Rebeca was recognized at the January board meeting for her efforts on our annual New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center celebration. Rebeca will take a more prominent role for planning for the 2014-15 event; she’s a wiz with marketing and scheduling! 14
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To introduce you to the depth of talent and artistic commitment that we have represented in the sales gallery, we are highlighting an Art Tree Gallery artist each newsletter. Stop by the gallery to see their work in person and perhaps take a piece of northern Michigan home with you!
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Valerie St. Pierre Smith program director
Bill Millar, president Tony Ryner, vice president Joe Hollis, treasurer Lynn Carson, secretary Kim Aikens, Tracy Bacigalupi, Maureen Bickersteth, Pier Borra, Carole Carroll, Ginnie Cash, Mary Driggs, Gary Fedus, John Fershee, Heidi Geiger, Patti Grannis, Karen Hovey, Melissa Keiswetter, Joe Kimmell, Wally Klein, Dan Ledingham, Tim McAndrew, Chris Morley, Elizabeth Pollie, Cynthia Rutherford, Bill Salisbury, Debbie Sears, Ann Stallkamp, Michele Walker, Nick White, Kurt Wietzke, Gail Willens, Ken Winter
Art Tree Artist:
Joan Duval Tebo Walloon Lake watercolor artist Joan Tebo has created watercolor reproduction cards based on her love of northern Michigan and her whimsical take on the holidays. Bears sledding, woodland animals caroling, sailboats on the lake reflect her joy of painting. Joan has been an active member of Crooked Tree Arts Center for many years. She paints with the Kitchen Painters meeting weekly at CTAC, and is a member of the Walloon Lake Arts Club. Joan holds a degree from Michigan State University in Fine Arts and has a Master’s in Education. She was once an elementary school teacher in the Gaylord Community Schools. Find her cards for sale in the Art Tree Gallery year-round.
Founded in 1971, the Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell in Petoskey, MI 49770
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Coming Summer 2014 All summer long, the Crooked Tree Arts Center will offer exhibits, concerts, lectures, film screenings, runway show, and trunk show featuring the creativity of Detroit. All the participating artists, musicians, film makers, entrepreneurs, and lecturers are shaking up Detroit! Watch for a special mailer in the spring with all the dates and not-to-be-missed events!
ABOVE: Artist Corrie Baldauf worked with Stephen and Cory McGee of Stephen McGee films, the Kresge Foundation, Midtown Detroit Inc. and the people in Metropolitan Detroit to produce Frames for the People: A City of Halos. In the film, large sheets of see-through colored acrylic change the way we see the city of Detroit. Experience Orange Detroit. Gray Detroit. Red Detroit. Blue Detroit. Green Detroit.