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Join us Wednesday, August 14…

for SHOWTIME! a night of Here: Say Storytelling brought to you by Art Rapids

There is art in telling a good story- the way the story builds, the squirm of impending embarrassment, holding the audience’s attention, knowing how much to share, knowing when you’ve said enough- that art has been the forefront of HERE:SAY Storytelling in Traverse City since 2013 when founder, Karen Stein developed a monthly platform for ordinary people to tell their often extraordinary stories.

Art Rapids is proud to partner with HERE:SAY Storytelling for an artful night of, “Showtime!” on Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm in HERTH Hall. A selection of local performers will offer stories that suggest the impact of a moment in time, perhaps the start of something new, a kick-off, or a “ready, set, GO!” mentality. However they interpret it, the storytellers will have you sitting up to listen. The real art is not only in the telling, but on the impact the story has on you, the listener.

Art Rapids strives to promote artful experiences in our community that include art education, fine art fairs, cinema and more. Join us as we welcome the art and experience that HERE:SAY Storytelling provides.

“Showtime!” is a free event, but donations to Art Rapids or HERE:SAY are greatly appreciated. A cash bar is available at HERTH Hall.

HERTH HALL IS LOCATED AT 401 RIVER ST. IN ELK RAPIDS


SEE YOU THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE WALK OF ART PARK OR AT THE ELK RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM IN CASE OF RAIN.

SEE YOU THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE WALK OF ART PARK OR AT THE ELK RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM IN CASE OF RAIN.

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Arts organizations in Northern Michigan are uniting in celebration of International Sculpture Day, an annual worldwide event on April 27 organized by the International Sculpture Center to advance the understanding of sculpture and its unique contribution to society.

Throughout the month of April, Michigan residents are invited to join five cultural institutions in commemorating the global celebration with special events and a social media contest. Participating organizations include: Dennos Museum Center (Traverse City), Michigan Legacy Art Park (Thompsonville), Crooked Tree Arts Center (Traverse City and Petoskey), Oliver Arts Center (Frankfort), and Walk of Art (Elk Rapids).

As an incentive to encourage residents to explore and discover the rich sculptural heritage in the region, one lucky individual will win an annual membership package to all five organizations (valued at over $400) and a year of Sculpture Magazine by posting a photo from any of the five locations on Facebook or Instagram during the month of April using the hashtag #NoMISculpture.

Utilizing the popular blogging platform Medium, staffers from these various arts organizations will also be sharing content about their own sculpture collections, artist videos, and new ways to discover sculpture in places across northwest lower Michigan and the upper peninsula. Posts can be found medium.com/@nomisculpture

The month-long effort culminates with International Sculpture Day on Saturday, April 27 when the public is invited to special tours, events, and social mixers at these participating organizations:

Dennos Museum Center

Join docents to take part in a guided experience of the Dennos Museum Center’s indoor and outdoor sculpture collection from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Traverse City. The event is free to the public and no reservation is required. The outdoor collection features 11 works from artists such as Hanna Stiebel, David Barr, Louis Teicher and Michael Hall, among others.

Oliver Arts Center

Join artist and sculptor K.W. Bell at 12:30 p.m. for a special hosted tour of her exhibit "Body of Works" featuring projects in clay, copper, metal, acrylic and watercolors at the Oliver Arts Center in Frankfort. The event is free and open to the public and no reservation is required.

Michigan Legacy Art Park

Enjoy free admission all day and join a special guided tour at 2:30 p.m. followed by a social mixer for all artists and art lovers at nearby Iron Fish Distillery at 4:30 p.m. The collection features more than forty major works of art and thirty-one poetry stones, expressing the Michigan experience, and giving each visitor a more personal connection to the people, events and natural resources that continue to shape our great state.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS

The Dennos Museum Center seeks to engage, entertain and enlighten its audiences through the collection of art, and the presentation of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts. Located at Northwestern Michigan College, the center is a premier cultural facility in northern Michigan offering a dynamic array of exhibitions and programs in the visual arts, sciences and performing arts. Opened in 1991, the Museum Center features three changing exhibit galleries and an elegant sculpture court; a unique hands-on Discovery Gallery and a renowned Inuit Art Gallery.

Michigan Legacy Art Park is a nonprofit arts organization founded by internationally acclaimed artist David Barr in 1995 to enrich lives through experiences that connect art, nature, and Michigan’s history. Contemporary Art comes to life in the park’s permanent collection of almost 50 works, located in the midst of a 30-acre forest preserve. The Art Park hosts thousands of visitors and students each year, features miles of trails, world-class concerts outdoors, art and nature workshops, and extensive education programs. It is open every day of the year.

For nearly five decades, Crooked Tree Arts Center has developed excellent visual and performing arts programs, community outreach, and opportunities for artists and art lovers alike. Managed by a professional staff with guidance from the board of directors and the helping hands of numerous volunteers, the organization is recognized as one of the community’s more important assets. With its two locations, Crooked Tree is now able to serve not only residents in Charlevoix and Emmet counties, but also the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau, providing artistically rich programming for all interested in the arts.

The Oliver Art Center, a non-profit organization, is the primary community art center and cultural organization in Benzie County and has become one of the most active and promising art facilities in Northwest Michigan. It has enriched the region with a lively venue and program of arts and events. Given the Center’s location, it also acts as a premier event rental facility that attracts and anchors tourism for downtown businesses including adjacent hotels, restaurants, and shops in Frankfort.

In cooperation with Antrim County, Art Rapids! has created a “Walk of Art” outdoor sculpture gallery in the county’s Elk Rapids Day Park on South Bay Shore Drive. In addition to the sculptures, the park is also host to classes and workshops, concerts, and various other activities. The concept is an extension of the organization’s mission to enhance and promote the arts in the Elk Rapids area. The park comprises about 15 acres of forest, dune and a quarter mile of beach frontage along East Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. It has public restrooms, a picnic pavilion with handicap access from a 90-car parking lot, numerous foot trails and picnic sites with charcoal grills and tables.

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