October 9, 10 am: Andrea Gerring, Charles Culver Family Collection Curator
Andrea Gerring, adjunct Art History instructor at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, and Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. Master of Art History with a focus on the art of India, China and Japan from Wayne State University. As the curator for the Charles Culver Family Collection, I have had the very special opportunity to learn about Culver's work; his special watercolor technique, his philosophy on art and teaching and his incredible wit and writing ability. Though he died much too young in 1967, his work has lived on to tell a story; a very interesting story, which I will be sharing with you on Oct. 9 at the Charlevoix Circle of the Arts. Join me for an examination of this work and a discussion on his very opinionated points of view on art. Let's see if we agree or disagree with his ideas from fifty years ago.
January 23, 10 am:
Bonnie Staffel: A Potter’s Life artist
Having just recently celebrated her 95th birthday, Bonnie’s legacy in the arts was established at an early age. After high school, Bonnie studied commercial and fine art in Houston, Texas and at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Throughout her career Bonnie has explored and excelled in various forms of ceramics, from commercial ware to fine art vessels, birds and various sculptural forms.
Please consider joining us for an upcoming Inner Circle Gallery Talk. The Charlevoix Circle of Arts has invited people with interesting perspectives or knowledge on a particular subject to share information about their work. The talks are generally on Monday mornings starting at 10 am and we gather for a cup of coffee, a snack or two and share our thoughts and journeys. This series is supported in part by:
Upcoming Inner Circle Gallery Talks:
February 27, 10 am: Mary Brodbeck
Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printmaking)
Mary Brodbeck studied Mokuhanga with Yoshisuke Funasaka in Tokyo under the auspices of the prestigious Bunka-Cho Fellowhip in 1998. Through the aesthetic lens of her studies in Japan, Brodbeck’s woodblock prints are inspired by the Great Lakes landscape she still calls home. Her 2014 award winning documentary film, Becoming Made, (about the Mokuhanga process) may be purchased at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts.
Mary is offering a workshop on February 25 & 26 / limited to 8 students
March 20th, 10 am: Jennifer Earls, How to Sell Your Artwork & Crafts Online
In this discussion, Jenn teaches you to take the artwork in your studio, the phone in your hand, and a few minutes online per day to make a larger profit. Using social media, website templates, sales platforms, and editing apps, you can run a very profitable artist's business from your phone, laptop or tablet!