"Bellaire artist Charles Beech Culver was born in 1908 and his life ended in 1967. He loved jazz music, and for a short time in the late 20s and early 30s went on the road as a musician to earn extra money, playing tenor sax and clarinet. In addition to music, Culver had worked as a cartoonist for the Royal Oak Tribune in the 1920s. Culver’s love of music, his work on children’s books and cartoons were only hobbies, and to make money he worked several years at the Chevrolet Studios in the General Motors Building in Detroit as a commercial artist.
In the 1930s, Culver began receiving invitations to exhibit his paintings in galleries such as the Gordon Beer Gallery in Detroit, the Detroit Artists Market, the Michigan Artists at the DIA, and then branching out to places like the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the International Watercolor Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.The exhibition A Charles Culver Retrospective runs from Sept. 29 through Nov. 4 and is free and open to the public. Curator Andrea Gerring will present an Inner Circle Gallery Talk beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12, to discuss the life and work of Charles Culver. For more information, contact the Charlevoix Circle of Arts located at 109 Clinton St., Charlevoix by calling (231) 547-3554 or go online at: www.charlevoixcircle.com " Petoskey News Review 9/29/2017
First Place Award Winner Martha Landis
November 17 - December 23
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The Seasons of Sue Bolt
August 25 - September 23
This exhibition represents the many stages and interpretations Sue Bolt has discovered in her years as a painter, print-maker and ceramicist.
Juried Fine Arts Exhibition
March 31 - April 29 the Charlevoix Circle of arts brings to area artists a juried members show open to all media. Thank you to our sponsors for the opening: Carmela Specialty Foods and Staffords Hospitality!
Charles Culver Retrospective September 29- November 4th
Points of Interest
May 5 - June 9
Artists interpret the idea of mapping their world, their life, their emotions in an intriguing exploration in charting the course of life.
Chasing the Light
July 21 - August 19
Regional Plein Air Artists are represented in a show dedicated to the art of painting from life outdoors.
June 16 - July 15
The Society of Animal Artists (SAA), founded in 1960, is devoted to promoting excellence in the artistic portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through art exhibitions, informative seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations.
And the winners are...
Kurt Anderson and Barb Eisenberg, First and Second Place award winners at the Chasing the Light Exhibition opening.