The 2014 Manitou Music Festival competition is closed. The 2015 competition will be open for submission September 2014.
Upper Peninsula resident Paul Rose comes downstate for a two-week winter residency with the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC). Rose, a painter and photographer, begins his Artist-in-Residence (AIR) stay Jan. 12. He’ll talk about his work and experiences during the residency at a public presentation Thursday, January 23, 7:30 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.
Rose is the second photographer in as many years to request an AIR winter stay. While here, he’ll focus his digital camera on Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – locations that typically attract artists during the warmer weather months rather than this cold, quiet season. Rose wants to document people, places and things that “speak of the area,” confining his shooting not to the daylight hours, but taking a 24-hour approach. Rose received a BFA in photography from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is a resident of Fayette, an historic ore mining community located between Escanaba and Manistique, on Lake Michigan. Paul Rose is the final AIR resident of the 2013 season.
Join us for the next five weeks for Open Studio at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Join others for painting, conversation, and cabin fever relief. Bring your own art supplies and whatever project you want to work on. Open Studio will take place 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesdays, January 29-February 26. A suggested donation of $3/session will be accepted. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 334-6112 for more information.
Auditions for a spring Readers’ Theater have been postponed. Look for audition announcements in the future. For more information, please call 231-334-6112.
Art, Wine and Delectables Warm the Night
The Glen Arbor Arts Center, The Homestead resort and the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail will again team up to offer Art From Michigan’s Wine Country on Friday, February 7, 6-8 pm at The Homestead’s Mountain Flowers Lodge. Now in its sixth year, this fun winter event kicks off Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trails’s Taste the Passion weekend. The Friday night GAAC benefit features wine from Leelanau wineries, original art exhibit and sale by local artists and a small plates menu designed by Chef Piombo.
Ticket price is $20 per person with advance reservation. Entrance fee includes one glass of wine, food stations with delectable small plates, and coffee. Additional wine is available for $4/glass or three glasses for $10. Call The Homestead, 334-5100, by February 5 to make an advanced reservation with will call ticket pick up at Mountain Flowers. At the door price is $25 per person the night of the event.
The invitational art exhibit and sale offers recent original works by Jane Batteiger, Jane Ditri, Mary Fuscaldo, Michelle Jahraus, Harriett Mittelberger, Linda Dewey, and Rodger Skinner. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work.
A portion of each ticket and painting purchase supports the Glen Arbor Arts Center class scholarships, after school art, and a summer art program for migrant children. These programs provide arts opportunities for many families who would not otherwise have them.
Many thanks to The Homestead Resort staff, artists, LPWT, and guests. It will be a great winter event.
Painting “Winter’s Dance” by Jane Ditri