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crooked tree arts center P E TO S K E Y & T R AV E R S E C I T Y

Hygge: A Winter's Glow CTAC-Traverse City

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January-MAY 2017


Tinker, Tailor, Welder, Weaver: The Art of Assemblage CTAC-Petoskey


Now through February 25 cTAC-Traverse City A special, multimedia exhibition celebrating all the ways we, in the northern latitudes, find contentment during the darker winter months. The Danish word, “hygge” (pronounced “HYOO-gah”) is loosely translated as “the ritual of enjoying family, friends, warmth, and the simple pleasures of life.” Handcrafted furniture, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and video, embodying the essence of a “Hygge” environment, will be on display.

Scandinavian brunch and art Exhibit Saturday, February 18 • 11:00 am-1:00 pm CTAC - Traverse City Tickets: $30 Members/$35 Non-Members

Anica Presley, Hygge: A Winter’s Glow

Enjoy a whole brunch of art at CTAC-TC, as we present a cozy, Scandinavian-themed brunch to celebrate winter’s home stretch. Stroll through the Hygge: A Winter’s Glow exhibition and watch live artist demos. Please reserve by February 15.

ON THE COVER: top: Ann Willey, hooked rug detail left top: Lori Feldpausch, Morning Light Reflection left bottom: Ann Willey, The Blue Wolf right: Brian Schorn, Wheel of Life (in-progress)


Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Traverse City, Harbor Springs and Petoskey.



The fifth annual Farm to Frame photography exhibition was shown at Aerie Restaurant, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Fall of 2016. Juror Hal Willens awarded the following artists: $500 First Place Award: Linda Gall, Flowering Garlic; $250 Second Place Award: Kirk Ciaglaski, Dawn; $100 Third Place Award: Stephen Selden, Farmers’ Market Honorable Mentions: David Coleman, Jenna Granger, Robert Harold, Martin Holka, Anne Morningstar. Thank you to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for generously sponsoring the cash awards.


By Kianna Cox, Kingsley High School


Founded in 1946, the Michigan Water Color Society promotes education and interest in watercolor painting. CTAC-Traverse City is proud to present the Michigan Water Color Society’s annual exhibition, featuring some of the finest watercolorists in the state.


March 6-25 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11 2:00-4:00 pm • CTAC-Traverse City Join us for our annual Youth Art Exhibit in TC! Featuring the works of Northern Michigan students, curated by their own art instructors, this popular exhibit offers young artists the exciting opportunity to show their works in a formal gallery setting. Awards this year will be determined by juror Megan Hildebrandt, Instructor of Visual Art at Interlochen Arts Academy. Opening reception sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma.


Tuesdays @ 10:00 am • Free lectures open to the public. January 24: Megan Hildebrandt February 21: David Abeel, Windsor furniture craftsman March 21: Art Education in our Schools April 25: The Michigan Water Color Society Coffee sponsored by Higher Grounds Trading Co.

Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Traverse City, Harbor Springs and Petoskey.




Deadline to Apply: February 15 The Art and Craft Trails brochure has been a go-to resource for art enthusiasts—locals and visitors alike— in Northern Michigan for decades. This full-color brochure features a numbered map of all included locations, as well as individual listings for galleries, art centers, and single- or multi-artist studios and art events. This year we will also launch a mobile app version in addition to the print copy! Please contact Kaleigh James at 231-941-9488 or if you are interested in receiving more information about a listing in the 2017 brochure.


Artists and artisans are encouraged to apply for the 57th annual Crooked Tree Outdoor Art Fair! Always held the last Saturday in July on the beautiful campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, this fair features over 100 artist-vendors, local musical acts, and food service by the NMC Hawk Owl Cafe and Northwest Grind. Contact Kaleigh James at 231-941-9488 or for more information.


Call for submissions: Now through April 15 On Exhibit: June 9-August 2 • CTAC-Traverse City This summer, CTAC-TC will present a photography exhibition featuring work by the Michigan Aurora Hunters, an organization of over 1,000 Michigan residents who photograph the Northern Lights. The call is open to all current members of the Michigan Aurora Hunters (MAH), and photographers can join the MAH for free online at any time. Exhibition Juror: Benjamin Von Wong.


TINKER, TAILOR, WELDER, WEAVER: THE ART OF ASSEMBLAGE P January 19-March 23 • Bonfield Gallery This exhibition of found objects and materials will include two- and three-dimensional works of assemblage and collage created by eight artists, including: Dewey Blocksma, Indy Bacon, Stephen Palmer, Mary Beth Acosta, Beth Bynum, Donna Collins, Cherie Correll, and Brian Schorn. Each artist has a fascinating and distinctive approach to the art of assemblage.

Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Traverse City.

PETOSKEY 2017 JURIED PHOTO EXHIBITION January 19-March 23 • Gilbert Gallery

Procession, Ann Arbor, Michigan, by Howard Bond

The 2017 Juried Photography Exhibition was juried by the accomplished photographer and teacher, Howard Bond. The exhibiting photographs were selected from 141 entries submitted by Michigan residents and Crooked Tree Arts Center members. First, second and third place winners will be awarded the following prizes: First place: $600, sponsored by Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services; Second place: $300, sponsored by Ollar Consulting; Third place: $250, sponsored by Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth.




WHEN: January 19-March 17

WHEN: March 23-April 27

The Crooked Tree Photographic Society exhibit will include diverse digital works from many of the 30-plus members.

Following the CTPS exhibition, the Atrium Gallery will showcase the best art and design work of North Central Michigan College students.

Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Traverse City.


Annual Youth Arts Festival MARCH 6-MAY 6 Each spring, CTAC presents a celebration of the area’s youth and the arts in both Petoskey and Traverse City. This two-month long festival features the Annual Youth Art Shows, Young Writers Exposition, and Youth Awards Nights along with performances by the Youth Orchestra, School of Ballet and area youth arts groups. There are opening receptions, awards presentations, workshops, and other highlight events. March 6-25

Youth Art Show, Traverse City

Saturday, March 11

Opening Reception 2:00-4:00 pm, Youth Art Show, Traverse City

Tuesday, March 21

Coffee @ Ten, Traverse City

April 8-May 6

Youth Art Show, Petoskey

April 4-14

Call for Young Writers, Petoskey

Saturday, April 8

CTAC Strings Collage Concert 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 8

Opening Reception 2:00-4:00 pm, Youth Art Show, Petoskey

April 16-26

Call for Selfie Project Entries, Petoskey

Tuesday, April 25

Coffee @ Ten, Petoskey

Wednesday, April 26

Youth Awards Night, Petoskey

Saturday, April 29

Super Saturday For Kids, Petoskey

Sunday, April 30

Selfie Project Exhibit, Petoskey

Sunday, April 30

International Jazz Day Performance 3:00 pm, Petoskey

Saturday, May 6

Young Writers Expo, Petoskey

Saturday, May 6

Culinary Arts Showcase, Petoskey

CALL FOR YOUNG WRITERS! WHEN: April 4-14 Our 15th Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition is open to all young writers in the Char-Em ISD (or homeschool students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties), Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Students may submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of both to the exposition. All winning submissions will be printed in the Petoskey News-Review Visit for submission requirements!


ANNUAL YOUTH ART EXHIBIT - PETOSKEY WHEN: April 8-May 6 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 8 • 2:00-4:00 pm CTAC- Petoskey Galleries Artwork created by Char-Em ISD students, Kindergarten through 12th Grade, will be on display. Awards will be announced at 2:30 pm during the opening reception. Thank you to juror Mary Grosvenor in advance for her time and expertise!

YOUTH AWARDS NIGHT WHEN: Wednesday, April 26 7:00 pm CTAC-Petoskey Theater Please join us as we honor students in a variety of our programming who are graduating or receiving scholarships from CTAC, including the CTAC Arts Scholarship. CTAC is offering up to four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing fields of study in the arts. See website for details.

YOUNG WRITERS EXPOSITION & CULINARY ARTS SHOWCASE WHEN: Saturday, May 6 CULINARY ARTS SHOWCASE 1:00-3:00 pm • CTAC- Petoskey Gilbert Gallery The Petoskey Culinary Arts Program will be showcasing their talents, and providing food and drink for Arts Center patrons. Please join us and support our community’s youth! Thanks to Good Hart Glass Works and Lynn Dinning. YOUNG WRITERS JURIED EXPOSITION RECEPTION: 2:00-4:00 pm • CTAC- Petoskey Theater Young Writers Juried Exposition winning authors will receive awards and have the opportunity to read their work publicly. Students, teachers, family and friends are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by the Petoskey Culinary Arts Program. Thanks to Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Petoskey News-Review, McLean and Eakin Booksellers of Petoskey, and Walloon Writers Review.

SELFIE PROJECT CALL FOR ENTRIES: Enter online: April 16-26 EXHIBIT: Sunday, April 30 The Selfie Project is a celebration of the age-old art of self-portrait made new. In the age of Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, and with a camera on every device, we see “selfies” on a daily basis. The goal of the Selfie Project is to promote age-appropriate, artistic self-expression for students and families in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. CTAC is excited to see your artistic take on this now everyday medium. There is no entry fee to participate. The Youth Arts Festival is generously supported by:




WHEN: Tuesday, January 24 • 1:00-3:00 pm CTAC-Petoskey Galleries Become a docent! Learn about the current exhibits, and how to give gallery tours and demonstrate hands-on projects for area schools and select adult groups.




WHEN: Second & Fourth Wednesdays of each month • 2:00-3:00 pm The Docent Enrichment Lecture Series is geared toward adults who are currently docents, interested in becoming a docent, or just want to learn more about the arts. This series is free and open to the public. UPCOMING LECTURES: February 8: Survey of Photographic Techniques February 22: Design Elements, Principles & Techniques of 3-Dimensional Work March 8:

Survey of Photographic Techniques

March 22:

Design Elements, Principles & Techniques of 3-Dimensional Work

THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY WHEN: Saturday, February 4 • 7:30 pm WHERE: CTAC-Petoskey Theater Based on audience suggestion, The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. If you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they!



Tickets: $25 Members/$35 Non-Members/$10 Students

Tuesdays @ 10:00 am • Free lectures open to the public. January 31: Tinker, Tailor, Welder, Weaver Artist, Stephen Palmer February 21: The Magic of Photography with John Fergus-Jean March 21: Art Making as a Contemplative Practice with Brian Schorn April 25: Art Education in our Schools May 16: Art & Gardens with the Petoskey Area Garden Club Coffee sponsored by Roast & Toast Café



WHEN: Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm

Join us for monthly wine and beer tastings in our galleries with food pairings and live music—a delicious blend of culture, libations and fun! Limited tickets: $15 advance/$20 day of Swirl. February 23: Petoskey Brewing & Vernales, Music by Kirby Snively March 23:

Lake Street Market, Music by Kellerville

April 20:

Chandler’s - A Restaurant, Music by Sky and Signal

June 1:

City Park Grill, Music by Chris Koury

Wednesday, August 16: Summer Super Swirl D&W Fresh Market with an amazing line-up of performers and entertainment. Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of Swirl

HOT CLUB OF DETROIT — CTAC AFTER DARK WHEN: Saturday, March 4 Doors Open 6:30 pm/Concert 7:30 pm WHERE: CTAC-Petoskey Theater Specializing in the Gypsy jazz sound made famous by guitarist Django Reinhardt, the Hot Club of Detroit was formed in 2001 by Reinhardt disciple and virtuoso guitarist Evan Perri. Price includes hearty appetizers and one drink at CTAC before the show. Tickets: $40 Members/$50 Non-Members

GRAND RAPIDS GETAWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH THE GRAND RAPIDS BALLET WHEN: Saturday, April 29-Sunday, April 30 • 8:00 am Saturday - 6:00 pm Sunday Travel from CTAC-Petoskey to Grand Rapids by motor coach. Tour includes snacks on bus, lunch at The Rock Café in Big Rapids, one night’s lodging at Amway Grand Hotel, theater meet & greet, ticket to Alice in Wonderland and Sunday entry to Meijer Gardens. Please see website for pricing details.


The Learning Studio

The mission of The Learning Studio is to expand programming that explores the endless possibilities that lifelong learning has to offer to achieve optimal aging. Programming at the Arts Center, and at area retirement communities, will be interactive, affordable, inter-generational and accessible for all. EXPERIENCE THE LEARNING STUDIO! WHEN: January 23 • 9:30-11:30 am


ABOUT: Join us for donuts and coffee to learn about Learning Studio winter programming, meet the facilitators, and enjoy workshop demonstrations. Free and open to all ages.



WHEN: Mondays • 9:30-11:30 am • Gilbert Gallery February 6 & 20; March 6 & 20 ABOUT: Spend the morning in the galleries with a local artist! Each session, a different artist will share stories and guide sketching. Feel free to drop-in anytime. No experience necessary! Basic drawing supplies will be provided. Free and open to all ages.

ADULT GALLERY TOURS WHEN: Thursdays • 2:00-3:00 pm February 2 & 16; March 2 & 16


ABOUT: Meet in the galleries for a guided tour of our current exhibits. Tours are free and open to all ages.

P WRITERS WORKSHOP: PUTTING PEN TO PAPER WHEN: Fridays • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • Gilbert Gallery January 20-February 24 • Fee: $30/Advance registration required ABOUT: This fun and interactive workshop will provide a comfortable and safe space for participants to tell their stories through written, oral and artistic expression. No experience necessary!


UKES FOR YOU! LEARN TO PLAY THE UKULELE WHEN: Tuesdays • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • Bonfield Gallery February 14, 21 & 28; March 7 ABOUT: Jim Gillespie, of the Blissfest Music Organization, is ready to help unleash your inner musician through the easy-to-play baritone ukulele. Students will learn easy folk songs and maybe even some old 60s tunes! CTAC will provide baritone ukuleles for use during each session. Ukuleles can also be rented from CTAC for a nominal fee. Free and open to the public.






CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Now through January 31 The CTAC Artist in Residency Program in Good Hart, offers 2- and 4-week residencies to dedicated, emerging 2D artists. The residency provides artists with a live/work studio, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. Please visit for application details.

This year’s Day Away Trip will remain in-state, exploring Detroit and the surrounding area. Stops include Meadow Brook Hall, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Pewabic Pottery, and the Institute of Arts in Detroit and Flint. Registration is open through Tuesday, January 31. Visit or call 231-347-4337 for more information.

Summer 2017

Ansel Adams: The masterworks JUNE 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017


BONFIELD AND GILBERT GALLERIES Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey will present an exhibition of photographs by the late Ansel Adams, one of America’s most famous photographers. The exhibition includes 48 works that Adams chose as representative of his life’s work. Many of these iconic images evoke the grandeur of our National Parks and majestic landscapes. CTAC has extended the exhibition dates to include the entire month of September. Join us for lectures and docent tours each week, documentary screenings, panel discussions, photo workshops, and more! Full event schedule will be posted online April 1, 2017. • May 31: Private Preview of Ansel Adams: The Masterworks for exhibit donors • June 1: Swirl, featuring City Park Grill and music by Chris Koury • June 3: Our National Parks Awards Reception • June 21: Steeplechase Films/Ric Burns • July 5: Ansel Adams: America with Bay View Music Festival Thank you to our Ansel Adams Steering Committee: Jay Crouse, Teresa and David Crouse, Gretchen Dorian, John Fergus-Jean, Heidi Geiger, Christine Shrier, and Bob Walker. This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A group of local photographers took an expedition to Yosemite last fall guided by photographer Gary Hart, and this February another excursion is taking place! This time, photographers will be capturing the beauty of Yellowstone National Park.

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: OUR NATIONAL PARKS EXHIBIT ART TREE GALLERY Submissions: Now through April 3 On Exhibit in the Art Tree: June 1-September 2 In celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary, and in anticipation of Ansel Adams: The Masterworks exhibition, Michigan residents and CTAC members are invited to visit and photograph sites in the National Park Service (NPS). Three very special NPS locations are right here, in our own backyard: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks, and Isle Royale. Two distinguished photographers, Michael Robinson and Howard Bond, will jury the exhibition.

Visual Arts Presenter: Edward Jones Investments of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Traverse City.


Classes and Workshops






Sculpting Clay and Having Fun! with Carrie Ming Grades K-3 • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Discover Drawing with Kristi Wodek Grades 4-8 • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Adventures in Art with Stacey Pulliam Pre-K • Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am (1/10-3/14)

Beginning Weaving with Kristi Wodek Grades 4-8 • Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm


Adventures in Art with Stacey Pulliam Pre-K • Tuesdays, 10:00-10:45 am (1/10-3/14)



Painting for Kids! with Eleonora Hayes Grades K-3 • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm Get Wired! Intro to Wire-Working with Tina Wiltsie Grades 4-8 • Mondays, 4:30-6:30 pm


Self Portraits: The Ultimate Self-Expression with Royce Deans (oil or acrylic) Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm Art History Lunchtime Talks with Kaleigh James Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm (1/13-3/17)

Drawing from Observation with Lucas Moneypenny Grades 9-12 • Fridays, 4:00-5:30 pm


Drawing Faces with Eleonora Hayes Wednesdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Painting Waterfalls in Watercolor with Adam VanHouten Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm Art History Lunchtime Talks with Kaleigh James Fridays, 12:00-1:00 pm (1/13-3/17) Windsor Furniture with David Abeel Workshop March 4-5 (Sat/Sun), 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Discover Dinos with Jennifer Hoffman Grades K-3 • Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Introduction to Watercolor with Adam VanHouten Grades 9-12 • Mondays, 4:00-5:30 pm (4/17-5/22)


Beginning Acrylic with Eleonora Hayes Wednesdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm (4/12-5/17) Stepping up your Acrylics with Charles R. Murphy Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm (4/18-5/23)


Watercolor: Creative Design and Innovative Color Patterns with Judi Betts MWS Juror 4/9-4/11 • 9:30 am-4:30 pm CTAC and MWS Members $320/ Non-Members $360 Copper Enameling with Julie Keck Ages 12+ • Saturday, May 6, 1:00-3:30 pm CTAC Members $40/Non-Members $60. Supplies are included.

SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS • CTAC-TRAVERSE CITY & PETOSKEY • Registration will open on February 15! • 10% Early bird discount for CTAC Members through March 31!


TRAVERSE CITY INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE: Suzanne Boissy, Bob Burridge, Jen Evenhus, Joyce Hicks, Megan Hildebrandt, Mike Hyrman, Janet “Cedar” Kindy, Karen Knutson, Rita McNamara, Elijah VanBenschoten, and Dylan Evans Weiler. PETOSKEY INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE: Kevin Barton, Joyce Eaton Brady, Bob Burridge, Ardith Goodwin, Marc Hanson, Joyce Hicks, Nancy McRay, Nancie Mertz-King, Camille Przewodek, Alan Ross, Tony Warren, Betty Bea Washburn, and Patrick Wise.

Classes and Workshops



January 30-June 10 (No classes March 23-April 3, April 29 and May 29) Spring CTAC School of Ballet performance TBD: June 9 & 10



Art Exploration (Grades 4-8) Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm • March 2-16 Be Mine! Valentine’s Workshop (Grades K-5) Monday, February 6 • 3:30-5:30 pm Kids in the Kitchen (Grades K-3) Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm • March 1-15 Pottery Project: Hand-Building (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, 3:45-5:15 pm • March 1-15 Pottery: Wheel Project (Grades 4-12) Mondays, 3:45-5:15 pm February 27-March 13 Step-By-Step Painting (Grades K-3) Tuesdays, 3:45-5:00 pm February 28 - March 14


Adult Ballet Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00 pm • February 7-March 14 Adult Pottery Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm March 1-March 15 Be Mine! Valentine’s Workshop for Adults Monday, February 6 • 10:00 am-1:00 pm Bound for Greatness: Coffee Table Books Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm January 24-February 7 Collage for Beginners with Beth Bynum Saturday, March 11 • 10:00 am-3:00 pm Glass Mosaic Design Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm February 8-March 15



Music & Me (Ages 0-4) • $8 per session Tuesdays from 10-10:30 am • through March 14 Adventures in Art (Ages 3-6) • $9 per session Tuesdays, 11-11:15 am • through March 14 Special Class! Songwriting 101 & Beyond with Pete Kehoe & Michelle Chenard (Grades 6-12) Mondays, 3:45-5:15 pm April 10-May 22 During this six-week course Michigan Emmy Award-winning songwriters, Michelle Chenard and Pete Kehoe, will teach the basics of songwriting, including song structure, melody, subject matter and more. (No class May 15)


Registration opens March 1! Elementary and middle school-aged kids can spend spring break immersed in the arts! $75 per session members/ $95 per session non-members *Add on Art Start!, supervised art activities from 8:00-9:00 am for just $25 for the week!

SPRING 6-WEEK CLASSES: APRIL 10 - MAY 20 Registration opens March 1!


Summer Art Camps, CTAC School of Ballet Classes & Summer Strings Programs—

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm Member Tuition: $50 Non-Member Tuition: $65 Tuesday, January 17 Cafe Santé (SOLD OUT) Tuesday, January 24 City Park Grill, Chef John Norman Thursday, January 26 Porter Creek Fish House Tuesday, January 31 The New York (SOLD OUT) Thursday, February 2 Chandler’s - A Restaurant (SOLD OUT) Tuesday, February 7 East Park Tavern Thursday, February 9 YaYa’s Bakery Thursday, February 16 Palette Bistro Tuesday, February 21 Crooked Tree Breadworks Thursday, March 2 Small Batch at the Cupola Room Tuesday, March 7 City Park Grill, Chef Erin Conger Anyone from foodies to culinary aficionados are encouraged to participate in the Culinary Arts Series!

Registration will open on May 2! 11





Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10 Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center More information coming soon! Tickets: $10 Adults $5 Students/$25 Reserved


January & February 2017 • Chicago, Illinois Each January and February, Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet’s pre-professional dancers travel to Chicago to audition for national and international summer intensive programs. It is a highly competitive and trying time for these serious dancers, but a truly rewarding experience. Best of luck to all those auditioning this season!

Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra & Dorothy Gerber Strings Program

With fall and winter Gerber Strings classes and Youth and Jazz Orchestra rehearsals underway, the Crooked Tree Arts Center Music Programs are gearing up for their annual Winter Concert at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey. This year will feature the theme of “beginnings and endings” with famous Overtures and Finales being performed, as well as some of the newest movie music. We hope that you will join us in supporting and celebrating the young musicians of our community!

2017 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Sunday, January 29 • 3:00 pm: Winter Concert at CTAC Saturday, February 18: Day for Music with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra at Petoskey High School March/April: Jordan Valley Fiddlers Jamboree Sunday, May 21 • 2:30 pm: Spring Concert at Boyne City Performing Arts Center

Sponsored in part by Charlevoix County Community Foundation

Thanks to the family of Dorothy Gerber for their ongoing support of our Beginning Strings and CTAC Youth Orchestra.



Rococo Society Members Ross and Brenda Biederman Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bonfield Mr. and Mrs. Bill Crawford Mrs. Adele Dilschneider Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Darrell Jacob Mr. and Mrs. William Janis Wally and Bob Klein George and Susan Loesel Mrs. Joell and Mr. Francis Newton Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ryner Robin and David Small Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stallkamp Robert and Charlotte Streit and Twisted Fish Gallery

Renaissance Society Members

Baroque Society Members Mr. and Mrs. Warner C. Blow Pier and Renee Borra Mr. and Mrs. David Crouse Gay Cummings Mr. Bill Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dow Mr. and Mrs. James C. Fabiano, Sr. Jane D. Ferger and Jasam Foundation Mrs. William A. Fisher, II Carolyn Gabriel Balky and Patricia Grannis Bill and Juliane Greenwalt Mr. and Mrs. William Hodges Ann and Joseph Hollis Mr. and Mrs. Dave Irish Edie and Fred Kaufmann Mr. and Mrs. Paul Keiswetter and Petoskey Plastics Joseph and Karen Kimmell Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knapp Nancy Kohler Mr. Don Kopka Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau Paul and Carol LaPorte Mr. and Mrs. Fred Malpass Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Jim and Trish Murray Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nachtrab Dr. Naomi Overton Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sheperd Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shrier Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ternes Maureen and Byron Trerice Mr. and Mrs. Phil Trotter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Van Lokeren Bob and Michele Walker Mr. and Mrs. David Wood

Neil and Liz Ahrens Lynne Aspnes Tracy, Gabriella and Sofia Bacigalupi Marie Baker Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Baldwin Mike and Chris Bartlett Kevin Barton Mrs. Elizabeth Benson Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bickersteth Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bidwell Richard and Susan Bingham John D. Borseth and Patricia A. Lay Mr. and Mrs. David T. Buzzelli Debra and Michael Calabrese Patty and Joe Cappy Carole and Jim Carroll Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark Nancy Colbert Mary Driggs Mike and Cheryl Eberhart Marie and Mark Eckstein Chris Etienne and Dennis Lindeman Patrick Faylor and Cindy McSurely Elizabeth and John Fergus-Jean Steven J. Fishman and Bonnie Josephson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Geiger Mr. and Mrs. Rodney C. Gibeau Louis Goldring Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Harrington Tucker and Jack Harris Mr. and Mrs. Phillip T. Harrison Nancy Hedges Don and Kay Heise Bruce and Joyce Herbert William L. and Elisabeth Hicklen Nancy A. Hodgkiss Barbara and John Hoffman Tom and Pat Jeffs John and Phyllis Jessup Mr. and Mrs. David C. Johnson Cathy Kalahar James and Marilyn Keller Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kircher Mrs. Barbara Kirsch Dr. Deanna Klosinski and Mr. William Collins Chuck and Christine Kneese Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochensparger

Memorials in

William D. Blake From: Mrs. William D. Blake Stewart and Celia Cram of Mackinaw City From: Tory and John Willoughby Richard Deneweth From: Robert LaPorte and Harriette Lemke Bonnie J. Gowans From: Donald and Grace Guthrie, Dorie Troelsen

Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Kromm Jos and Deborah Kurd Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ledingham Mr. Richard Lent Tim and Debbie McAndrew Kathryn McConnell and Tom Biziorek Genie and Jeff McEvoy Michelle McLean Mr. and Mrs. George Melzow Drs. Bill and Jane Millar Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miller Chris and Liisa Morley and Morley Foundation Brian Murphy and Ida Vander Poorte Anna P. Nichols Ruth Petzold Mr. and Mrs. William Petzold Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Porter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Randolph Mr. and Mrs. John Rexford Don and Patsy Riefler Laura Rose and William Hall Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Selden Ham and Barb Schirmer Peter and Margaret Shields Scott and Dibby Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Sidney Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Smith Mr. and Mrs. Michael Snyder Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Virginia Speed Jan Stewart Sandra and Dennis Stockemer Dr. and Mrs. Edward Stokel and family Laurie-Jo Straty Dr. John Stroehlein and Ms. Miwa Sakashita Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swanson Mr. and Mrs. David Tennent Thomas and Carol Titcomb and St. Doris Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Kent Walton William and Julie Wentworth Jill Whelan Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Dr. and Mrs. Hal Willens Mr. David K. Williams Ken Winter



Dr. M. Louise Herlocher From: Dr. and Mrs. Ben Kleinstiver

Carole Moore From: Laurel Clarke

Max D. Johnson, Jr. From: Mrs. Katy Johnson

Krissanne O’Brien From: Gordon and Lynn Engdahl

Elvira Kortesoja From: Linda Kortesoja Klenczar

Ada M. O’Brien From: Mr. Francis A. O’Brien

Jane Lent From: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochensparger

Beverly Ragland From: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burt

The wonderful and artistic Sally Chadwick McKenzie From: Jennifer L. Sprague

Joe Stickney From: Mr. and Mrs. Steele A. Taylor

Thank you to the families and friends listed above for choosing CTAC as a recipient of memorial gifts.


And, Thank You to Welcome to Our New Members—

Bernadette and Peter Albers Risa Alecci Sara and John Bagley James Baker and Sue Pikur Taylor Bebow Jan Bell Suzanne Bennett Michele and Robert Bonhag Megan and Kyle Bowen Richard and Barbara Browne Grace Broz Sue Case Kim and David Coleman Terry, Sue and Patrick Conlon Nancy and Earl Cornett Toi Creel Nahli Curtis Debbie Dennis Dentistry by the Bay Michelle DiVietri Henning Nancy and Bruce Dunn Madison Famada John and Maureen Fletcher Cheryl Fleury Christine and Richard Floraday Deb and Brian Fuller Joan Funk Sascha Garrett Jeffrey Gaydos Ginny and Drexell George Dean and Sharon Ginther Jennifer Glance Karen and Robert Grisnak Shirley Helber Don Howson Emily Hughes and Joe Graham James Jessup Janice and Tom Johnson Kathleen and Norm Jones Jane and Ray Kendra Norman Kline

Paul and Diane Kolak Ann Korthase and Bob Simpson Dawn Koschara Donna McKellar Belinda McLester Pam McNamara Anne Merrill Tamsyn Mihalus Lora Miller Rita and Jerry Miller Patricia Nolan Linda Oostmeyer Anna Pinegar Alexis Pulver Jace Pulver MaKayla Ramsay Laura Rose and William Hall Sheila Ruen Mary Beth Salowich Fran Santoro and Paul Revard Rebecca Seah Bonnie Skurda Kennedy Smith Clark and Sally Smith Margaret Snowday Cheryl Snyder Marcia and Mike Spitzley Jan Stewart Jan Stump Roberta Svatora Donna and Brian Taylor James and Harriet Tepel Markus Thornton Patti and Willem Vanderhave Laurin Varga Bella Waterman Pamela Wilburn Michelle Williams Colleen and Michael Wolfe Holly Worthington and James Woodside

Tributes in



Alex and Lucy From: Dr. and Mrs. Henry Singer Donna Wray Baldwin From: Gertrude Timm Alexandra Baron From: Heather Kage Tom and Linda Bliznik, Sarah and John Hastings, Geoff and Betsy Keenan, Tania and Carter Neild, Maureen Abood and Dan Shaheen, Kevin and Kathy Shumrick, Tracy and William Souder, Richard and Stacie Stephenson, Margaretta Taylor, and Brenda and Tim White From: Nick and Betsy White Ermy and Gordon Bonfield From: Mary Driggs Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Frey, Jr. From: David M. Culver Sharon Kammeraad From: Robert Kammeraad Wally and Bob Klein From: Sanderson and Potter Orr Rick and Becky Powell From: Ann and Patrick Hylant The shoppers of Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts From: Jennifer Shorter and Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts/J.W. Shorter & Son


Thank you to the families and friends listed above for choosing CTAC as a recipient of honorary gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Abdella Bob and Annie Adams Neil and Liz Ahrens Gaye Alexander Judith Anderson Mrs. Susan Anderson Diane and Michael Arnold Deborah Aschenbrenner Lynne Aspnes Dr. and Mrs. Kal Attie Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bacon Mary Baird Sarah Rose Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. James Barber Nancy and Paul Barker Becki Barnwell Beverly Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bartlett Kevin Barton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bass Mr. and Mrs. Craig Bell Mrs. Elizabeth Benson J. Bruce Bentgen Sophie Bergquist Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bickersteth Mr. and Mrs. Neil Bidwell Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Biggs Gabrielle and Luis Billion Cynthia Binder Richard and Susan Bingham Lindy S. Bishop Mr. Joe Blachy Elizabeth Blair Phyllis Blanchard Rachel Blome Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bonfield Richard Borth Alfred Bosley and Betty Woodward-Bosley Jean Bowers Martha and Andrew Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bowman Kathy and Doug Boyer Ellie Smith and Charles Brackett Bill and Bonnie Braun Mr. and Mrs. John Breitbarth Jim and Kathy Bricker Ellen Briggs Robert and Pamela Brooks Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Broquet Sally and Bill Brown Cameron Brunet-Koch and Bruce Koch Judith Bryan Rebecca Bulmann Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burcz Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burgin Debra and Michael Calabrese James and Denise Carson Janice F. Carter Ginnie Cash Mrs. Jim Casper Susan and Scott Cavell Anne and David Chaffee M. E. Chaney Ms. Marty Cheney Mr. and Mrs. Dave Christiansen Winnie Chrzanowski Karen A. Ciske Richard and Diane Clark Laurie Clarke Susan Clarke Mary and Fred Clinton Mr. and Mrs. James Cloutier Mr. and Mrs. Rob Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cohen Ginny Cole

Howard and Pat Colthurst Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copeland Cherie Correll Dr. David Corteville and Mrs. Tiffany Moore-Corteville Michelle and Rod Cortright Lynn and Dennis Cowles Roger and Joanie Craton Paige Crim Audrey Criner Mrs. Sandra Bell Croll Ginger Curtis Margaret and Patrick Dailey Rodka and Dennis Dammeyer William Daniels Dan and Beverly Darnell Mr. Jim and Dr. Teri Daunter Mrs. Betty Davis Bob and Sue Davis Mrs. Rosemary R. DeCamp Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Denay Patty DeRosia Elaine and Arch Dettman Jim DeWildt Terry L. Dickinson Janis and Bill Dietrich Mrs. Adele Dilschneider Patricia Dixon Charles Donaldson Jean Z. Donaldson Sandy Doner Sid and Penny Drury Susan and Richard Dudzik Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duiven Denise Dundon Ida Dwan Lawrence Dyer and Dorothy Murray Shaleagh and Tom Earl Kathleen and Treavor Eimers M. Eldredge George and Barbara Ellwanger Sally and Clark Elwood Margaret and John Emley Suzanne Engle Mr. and Mrs. Keith Engstrom Mr. and Mrs. James Erhart Chris Etienne and Dennis Lindeman Mr. and Mrs. Lynn R. Evans Kateri Ewing Jan and Laurent Fady Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fall Mr. and Mrs. Lou Fantini Dr. and Mrs. Charles Farrugia Julie Fasone Holder and John Holder Dan Feldhauser and Pauline Hatfield Margaret and Anthony Feldhus Lori Feldpausch Sandy Festerling James Fetter Ira Fisher Steven J. Fishman and Bonnie Josephson Lynda Ford Mrs. Una V. Fornshell Mrs. Barbara Fournier David L. Fox Catherine Francis Rande Frantz Cami and Robin Fraser Mrs. Kathryn M. Frech Chip and Jean Frentz Jonathan and Lynn Friendly Steve Fritz Becky Fuhrman and Don Leary Ann Fusco Julie and Jerry Galante

Our Renewing Members—

Linda Gardiner Rich and Holly Gedert Gary Gee Carol Geiger Rosemary Geist Lou and Rosita Gendernalik Sylvia Ghainer Marion Gibson Chuck and Susan Glass Denice Goldschmidt Robert W. and Wendy Goodenow Connie Goodman Susan Kadian Gopigian Lois Graham Nicki Griffith Martha Grose Constance and Charles Grzanka Jan Gwinnell Marcia Haddox and Ken Buckwalter Carole and A. Chandler Hadley Ms. Mary Andrea Hagadone Randy and Kathy Hagerman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hall Mark and Sally Hall Mr. and Mrs. Hord Hardin Julie Harrington Mica M. Harrison James Hatch Callie Hausler Dr. and Mrs. Carl Hawkins Dottie and Frank Hawthorne Dr. and Mrs. Kent Hay Laura Haywood Don and Kay Heise Vicki Hennard John Henry Mrs. Fred Henthorne Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Higgs Mr. and Mrs. David Hill Jennifer Hill Mr. and Mrs. Sam Himmelrich Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hipschen Mr. and Mrs. William Hodges Nancy A. Hodgkiss Perry Hodgson Barbara and John Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman Beth A. Holland Brenda Hough Susan and Edgar Howbert John Hubbard Brian J. Hughes Parker Hull Elisabeth and Bob Humphrey Joyce Hutto-Nolan William Hyslop Kaitlyn J. Ide Sophia Ide Gail Innes Mr. Jeff V. James Lynne and Broc Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson Jacqueline and Henry Joy William Kalbfleisch Gloria and Louis Katz Edie and Fred Kaufmann Lisa Keene James and Marilyn Keller Kate Kelly and John Hurd Meredith Kennedy Barbara Kennison, Ph.D. David and Caroline Kimble Joseph and Karen Kimmell Wally and Bob Klein

Ben and Joan Kleinstiver Denise and William Klingbeil Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knapp Ms. Loretta Knight Mr. and Mrs. David Knowles Judy Knowles Dr. and Mrs. Victor Knowlton Ann Knutsen Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koehler Shelby Kolka Jo-Anna Kolodziej Mr. and Mrs. Vern Kors Mr. and Mrs. Jim Koster Karen Kubovchick Jos and Deborah Kurd Dr. and Mrs. Russell LaBeau Lillian Lamarche Debbie and David Lamson Connie Landis Mr. and Mrs. Bryan G. Lauer Lynn and James Laughlin David and Jane Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Lehmann Mr. and Mrs. Neil O. Leighton Mr. Richard Lent Martin and Susan Letts Anne and Edward Leverich Cherie and Robert Levy Barbara and John Liddicoat Kathy and Fred Liederbach Roy and Linda Longworth Doris and Gunnar Lundteigen Alan and Carol Maciag Diane K. MacKenzie Dr. and Mrs. John MacKenzie Mr. Bob Koaches and Mrs. Mary MacLellan-Koaches Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Mainland Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Maloney Laurie and Terry Marrs Dirk Martin Jamie and Mary Kay Martin Mr. and Mrs. Webb Martin Judy Martinez Jennifer Mastenbrook Hannah Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Robert Matzka Susan McClanahan and William Zimmerman IV Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCormack Mr. and Mrs. William T. McCormick, Jr. Donna McDermott Julia McGrath and Delbert Mecum Rosemary McKennie Jim and Nancy McKinstry Sherry and Ed McNamara Carole McSherry Mary Beatrice McWatters Connie Mendyk Carolyn Mergel Mrs. Connie A. Messner Kim and Sean Meyer Drs. Bill and Jane Millar Mr. and Mrs. Ron Miller Scarlett Miller Wilhelmine and Victor Miller Mr. and Mrs. Jim Monton Ms. Audrey Mooradian Thomas O. Mueller Carissa and Brian Mullaney Brian Murphy and Ida Vander Poorte Mr. Charles Murphy Rhea A. Murray Gary J. Myles

Dr. and Mrs. Phil Nelson Franz and Joan Neubrecht Mary Anne and Bill Newman Ellie Nicol Dr. Carin Nielsen Mr. and Mrs. Gilles Noghès Ms. Jill O’Neill and Dr. JD Talbott Ms. Judy T. Osborne Mr. Gary F. Osterbeck Mary Grace and Andrew Otis Dr. Naomi Overton Mr. and Mrs. Carl Palmer Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Palmer Mrs. Janet Pankey Tim and Lynne Parsons Kathy and Todd Petersen Joyce and David Petrakovitz Mr. Henry Pfeifle Jeanne Phelps David Pickett Fred Geisler and Lois Polatnick Pattie Powers Ms. Bonnie Prouty Lauren Walsh and Steve Radecki Joanna and Joseph Rautio Mary Fisher Ready Marilyn Rebant Barbara Reich Hennie and Borge Reimer Don and Patsy Riefler Elaine and Larry Rochon Diane Roketenetz Sandie Root Sarane H. Ross Sandy Ruggles Eleanor and Robert Rutherford Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sarosi Veronica Schaden Sharon Schappacher Mrs. Yvonne Schmidt George and Carra Schoene Ms. Lisa Scholl Jill Schultz H. Joyce Schulz Mr. and Mrs. Bill Scott Anne Marie Sears Patricia Sehr Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Selden Mr. and Mrs. Mike Semrau Jan and Bob Serra Dr. and Mrs. Gary Shaw and family Susan Sheets Nancy Shelton Judith Shapelak, CPSA Larry and Joy Shepherd Sunny Sherk Peter and Margaret Shields Mr. and Mrs. Jim Shrier Marsey and Steve Shuman Lore Silberman Janet and Jerry Simpson Mary and Dean Sims Elaine Smiley Carlin and Karen Smith Deborah and Solomon Smith John and Jan Smith Kelsey Smith Luke Smith Michele Smith and Dennis Sheridan Sara E. Smith Scott and Dibby Smith Sharon and Scott Smith Mr. and Mrs. W. Richard Smith Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smolinski Kirby Snively Mr. Pete A. Snodgrass Anita M. Snyder Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Snyder Tess Sobczak Janice Soblesky Mr. and Mrs. William Soter Dave and Chris Southwell Carol and Joe Spaulding Virginia Speed Emily Stabile Sofia Stabile Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stallkamp Barbara Stamiris Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Stanley Jane Stearns Kenyon Stebbins and Susan Lyman Dr. and Mrs. Edward Stokel and family Mr. and Mrs. Joel Stoppel Dr. and Mrs. John O. Stover, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Straley James and Elise Straus Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Strawn Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swanson Jill Swartout Peggy Swenor Laura Swire Carolyn J. Switzer Cheryl and Roger Tallman Sharon Griffes Tarr Mr. and Mrs. David Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Steele A. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ternes Elizabeth Terry Kristen and Jonathan Terry Tikibiinhs Teuthorn Thomas and Carol Titcomb Mrs. Margo Todd Steve Toornman and Meredith Krell Mr. and Mrs. George Torreano Ms. Helen Truchan Cheryl and Terry True Kelly and Matthew Trumble Dr. and Mrs. Donald Turner Linda Tyson Paul and Maryagnes Van Klaveren Heidi and John Van Patten Mr. and Mrs. Paul Varga Mr. and Mrs. G. Sheldon Veil Susan and Frank Wagner Bob and Michele Walker Todd Warner James and Donna Waterston Mr. and Mrs. Tim Watts Pat Weber Robert and Camile Weimer Mrs. Bonnie Weitzel Paul and Jessie Weyand Jill Whelan Catherine and David White Mr. and Mrs. William White Bill and Mary Whitlock Kurt and Phoebe Wietzke Karen and Keith Williams Larry Willis and Robyn Ellis Michele Wilmoth Helen Wolfgang Lois Wood Candi Wynn Kelli Wysocki Mr. and Mrs. David Young Ms. Christine Zimmer Virginia Zimmerman

Thank you for your membership and for supporting the many programs of Crooked Tree Arts Center. Your membership helps bring fantastic art exhibitions, engaging children’s programs, interesting Coffee @ Ten lectures, entertaining performing arts events, and interactive classes to the Arts Center. If you are not sure if you are still a member, now is a great time to renew. You can do so online at, or give us a call at 231-347-4337 (Petoskey) or 231-941-9488 (Traverse City). We are grateful for your support. All lists, gifts & memberships reflect activity August 1 - November 30, 2016. We do our best to keep an accurate record and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us with any corrections.


A Long History of Supporting the Arts BOB AND CHARLOTTE STREIT, art enthusiasts, maple syrup tappers, and owners of Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids, Michigan, are great supporters and appreciators of the arts. Over the years they have worked hard to grow and expand the arts in Northern Michigan, as well as Crooked Tree Arts Center’s outreach.

“Art makes life fun, cheerful, and affords us opportunities to focus on something other than the everyday concerns and troubles we face. We get to step into another world for a time and get away from the doom and gloom.”

Bob graduated from Notre Dame in 1962 as an accounting major and joined Ernst & Ernst where he worked for 37 years. During his time with the firm, Bob lived in Chicago, New York, and St. Louis – cities that afforded him exposure to the fine arts, including music, dance, and the visual arts. While Bob’s connection to art is that of a spectator, his wife Charlotte took a more hands-on approach as a painter, singer, and pianist. Perpetual arts patrons, Bob and Charlotte found a new way of supporting the arts in the late 90s. After making a real estate investment in Elk Rapids in 1998, the Streits were approached by a second party about opening an art gallery on the property. This proposal led to the birth of Twisted Fish Gallery, which Bob and Charlotte soon took over and have been running ever since. Early on, the Streits predominately displayed representational artwork, but over the years their preference shifted to nonrepresentational art. No matter one’s preference “your favorite artwork should be the one that makes you jump inside…makes you take a quick breath,” said Bob. This is the kind of art he fills Twisted Fish Gallery with – fantastic local art that makes his and his patrons’ breath catch. As a new gallery owner, Bob became involved with Art Center Traverse City (ACTC) in the early 2000s. What started out as simple research into the Northwestern Michigan art scene, morphed into a deeper relationship; Bob joined Art Center Traverse City’s board of directors and served for a decade, doing his part to promote the work of local and regional artists. While on the board of ACTC, Bob frequently visited Crooked Tree, and through his appreciation of the organization, he used CTAC as a model for ACTC. Later on, still holding Crooked Tree in high regard, Bob and fellow ACTC board member Paul LaPorte met with CTAC to discuss how the two arts organizations could better work together. After exploring possible avenues, they came to an unexpected conclusion: let’s not just cooperate, let’s merge. Crooked Tree absorbed Art Center Traverse City in January 2015, and Bob Streit, a huge force in bringing the merger to fruition, now serves on the CTAC board. Always looking forward, Bob appreciates CTAC’s vision for the future and its plan to grow. As a board member, Bob hopes to help CTAC take steps toward becoming a nationally recognized arts center. In his eyes, “we could do better—we can always do better.” This mentality, coupled with his business savvy and experience, will be invaluable in helping to increase the Arts Center’s endowment. Bob’s goal is for the organization to not be held back by annual budget constraints, but rather, be allowed to reach its potential. But why support and grow the arts anyway? When asked, Bob had this to share: “Art makes life fun, cheerful, and affords us opportunities to focus on something other than the everyday concerns and troubles we face. We get to step into another world for a time and get away from the doom and gloom.” Art creates opportunities to build relationships, bring people together, and to provide a meaningful distraction from the chaos around us. Through their hard work and love of art, Bob and Charlotte Streit have done their part to nurture these opportunities that art provides our Northern Michigan communities.


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NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE ARTS CENTER This New Year’s Eve, we celebrated 10 years of ringing in the New Year at the Arts Center. Over 700 community members, families and friends attended. The carnivalstyle atmosphere featured an amazing lineup of local musicians, programming for kids and families and hands-on activities at both Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library. Thank you to CTAC instructors, area artists, Blissfest Music Organization, and the Petoskey District Library for their generous participation.

Man on the Road - Grand Traverse was a day full of behind-the-scenes tours, talks and treats at the various “Man” sites. Thank you to the State Theatre, Building 50, Mission Table, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain, 9 Bean Rows and Hotel Indigo for a fabulous day! CTAC brought the Man in the City “Up North” in 2014 with 30+ sculptures from Grand Traverse to Mackinac Island. Visit to learn more about artist John Sauvé, Man in the City in Detroit, and upcoming Man in the City events in Northern Michigan.

Emma Hammons, a 12-year-old Petoskey student, was the featured artist for 2017. Her artwork was used for t-shirts, admission buttons and promotional materials for the event. New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center is sponsored in part by the KroegerMainland Family Fund at PetoskeyHarbor Springs Area Community Foundation, Moran Iron Works, and the L’Arbre Croche fund at PHSACF.

D'ART FOR ART The 19th annual D’Art for Art was an amazing success! Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, donating artists, committee members, auction donors, guest vintners and brewers and chefs for another successful year. The D’Art Artists Catalog can be viewed on our website. Check out all the fabulous artwork donated by our generous artists.


Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of D’Art for Art! We hope to see you at the warehouse at Irish Boat Shop on July 19 and 20, 2017 as we celebrate 20 years of inspiring and enriching lives through the arts.


FROM ºLIZ AHRENS — PRESIDENT Dear CTAC Members: You’ll frequently hear me say at a CTAC event, “Look around this room— we have five former Presidents in attendance!” And I’m not kidding. CTAC is blessed to have so many individuals who have served as board members, committee members and officers. And we are so fortunate, as many people continue to stay engaged in CTAC long after their official duties are past. I’d like to honor one of our former Presidents, Jane Lent, who sadly passed away in December. Jane and her husband Dick, a former CTAC Treasurer, volunteered hundreds of hours for CTAC. We are grateful for their kindness and generosity throughout many decades. I am so lucky...I have known all but two of these dedicated arts patrons. And I’ve only been with CTAC since October of 2000.

FIRST ADDRESS FROM NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN – CAROLE CARROLL For me, Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey is not only a beautiful, historic building to be enjoyed for art experiences, varied performances, and educational opportunities, but it is also a place of fellowship and shared arts values, with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Crooked Tree Arts Center-Traverse City, a more contemporary space, is nestled in a historic neighborhood perfect for school children and families to walk to. Many fun events and exhibits are always taking place in both locations.

Presidents of the Crooked Tree Arts Center Jack Perry (1971-73); Cyg Riley (1973-74); Judy Koza (1974-75); Sally Clark (1975-76); Meg Brown (1976-77); M. Louise Herlocher (1977-78); Suzie Ries (1978-79); Jack Perry (1979-80); Joyce Herbert (1980-81); Susan Storm (1981-82); Ima Williams (1982-83); Patricia Berlo (1983-84); VaLaura Nibbelink (1984-85); Marilyn Davies (1985-86); Edith Gilbert (1986-88); Judy Landis (1988-90); Ima Williams (1990-91); Jane Lent (1991-92); Mary Fink (1992-93); Pat Bass (1993-94); Joe Hickey (1994-95); James Kochensparger (1995-97); John Fershee (1997-98); Betsy Willis (1998-00); Robert Forman (2000-02); Phoebe Wietzke (2002-03); Stephen Palmer (2003-05); Jane Millar (2005-07); Jeff Porter (2007-09); Kurt Wietzke (2009-12); Bill Millar (2012-14); Tony Ryner (2014-16); Carole Caroll (2016-17) We salute these people for their dedication to CTAC. Next time you are at a CTAC event, look around…you’ll see some of these familiar faces… always standing ready to serve.

Working at the committee level, was my introduction to CTAC. It was at the Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Education, and Finance committee meetings where I learned that volunteers make a real contribution to the programs at CTAC. I love to see all of the children whose lives have been changed by being involved in ballet, the strings and brass programs, art classes, cooking classes, and the multifaceted Youth Arts Festival—these children are our future! CTAC provides art experiences that both challenge and enlighten children as well as adults. Our programming and classes are numerous and varied, all with the emphasis on “ inspiring and enriching lives through the arts.” Your membership, donations, and volunteer efforts are important and appreciated. Please know that your contributions enhance the lives of many in the community. I look forward to the privilege of serving as this wonderful organization’s Chairman of the Board. I hope to see you at many of the events. Sincerely, Carole


A CANVAS FOR ARTFUL CELEBRATIONS! Crooked Tree Arts Center’s private event spaces offer a unique venue for artful celebrations—unforgettable weddings, corporate meetings and receptions, parties and private dining. The iconic, historic downtown Petoskey building features flexible event spaces with a backdrop of rotating exhibits featuring local and national artists— each a canvas for a one-of-a-kind experience. For more information or to book your private event, please contact Andrea Coronado at or 231-347-2718.

Crooked Tree Arts Center Membership Application

CTAC Staff & Board of Directors staff



Elizabeth Ahrens president/executive director


Lucy Blythe development associate


Andrea Coronado


events coordinator


Alexandra Dailey

front desk/publicist

Summer Address:

Bob Damman

(If different than above)

facilities manager


Megan DeWindt program director

As a member of Crooked Tree Arts Center, your gift helps support our year-round programs including exhibitions, docent tours, scholarships and so much more! Your membership benefits include invitations to special openings and events, membership pricing on classes, workshops and performances.

Consider joining the Renaissance Society for $500… You receive all of the above membership benefits, plus invitations to private events for the Renaissance Society. Your name is listed in the newsletter and on the website, unless you wish to remain anonymous.

The Baroque Society for $1,000… Which gives you all the benefits of the Renaissance Society, plus additional special events.

Robert Dudd music education director

Carina Hume

business manager/performing arts

Kaleigh James

education/outreach director traverse city

Megan Kelto - traverse city

associate director

Cindy McSurely

development director/membership

Or Join the Rococo Society for $2,500…

As a Rococo Society Member you will receive all the benefits of the Baroque Society, invitations to private events each year and a small piece of original art created by Lynn Dinning.

Heather Raue director of dance

Kevin Richardson

orchestra conductor/assistant director


❒ New Membership ❒ Renewal Membership

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❒ $20 Student ❒ $40 Individual* ❒ $60 Family* ❒ $125 Supporting

❒ $250 Sustaining ❒ $500 Renaissance Society ❒ $1,000 Baroque Society ❒ $2,500 Rococo Society

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❒ Please contact me regarding volunteer opportunities *As of April 1, Individual and Family Membership fees will increase to $50 and $75 Complete and mail with check, money order or credit card information to: Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770

FALL 2017 ITALY TRIP WHEN: September 8-17, 2017

Ciao! Join other CTAC members for a tour of Northern Italy. • Behind-the-scenes art tours in Venice during the Biennalle • Traditional glass making meets modern design in Murano • Tour Roman ruins and taste groundbreaking molecular cuisine in Verona • Visit the world’s most important, early Renaissance frescoes in Padua • Sample bubbly prosecco and gaze upon the miraculous Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna • Learn how to make old-fashioned lasagne in Bologna

Sheila Ruen galleries director



Carole Carroll, chairman Dan Ledingham, vice chairman Tim McAndrew, treasurer Gail Willens, secretary Maureen Bickersteth, Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Heidi Geiger, Joe Hollis, Joe Kimmell, Bill Millar, Anne Morningstar, Stephen Palmer, Lori Piggott, Tony Ryner, Jim Schroeder, Jim Shrier, Bob Streit, 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 – 322 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684 231.941.9488

newsletter editor :

Alex Dailey

To make a reservation, visit our travel partner — — ONLY SIX SPOTS OPEN! 19

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 161 Petoskey, MI 49770 461 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770

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Hygge Brunch


saturday, february 18 CTAC-Traverse city 11:00 am-1:00 pm Enjoy a whole brunch of art at CTAC-TC, as we present a cozy, Scandinavian-themed brunch to celebrate winter’s home stretch. • Stroll through the Hygge: A Winter’s Glow exhibition and watch live artist demos. • Reservations must be made by February 15. Tickets: $30 Members/ $35 Non-Members



Marti Gras

Seasonal Produce and baked goods!


shop for locally made artisanal goods jewelry • pottery woodwork • And more!


Join the Crooked Tree Jazz Orchestra for a MARTI GRAS JAZZ BRUNCH as we bring the time-honored New Orleans’ tradition to Petoskey. A delightful beginning to a leisurely day and an exceptional dining experience, the Jazz Brunch will feature creole creations including gumbo, shrimp ‘n grits, po’ boys, beignets and, of course, king cake! Enjoy a Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Hurricane as you revel in the sounds of swingin’ jazz favorites from the 1920s to today and some Dixieland favorites from the French Quarter. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Proceeds will support the Crooked Tree Jazz Program Tickets $50

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The Petoskey District Library and CTAC sponsor a culinary demonstration in our new kitchen, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, the First Friday of each month.

NEXT UP: Feb 3: Watta Cookie Mar 3: Mab’s Atomic Mustard Apr 7: Bear Creek Organic Farm MAY 5: Bear Earth Herbals JUN 2: Spirit of Walloon Market Garden

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