March 1: Katie Hafner

Deepening our Art Practice Through Reflection 

​​Lake Leelanau, Chasing the Running Stitch artist, Katie Hafner will be in the gallery to discuss textiles, her process of creation and what inspires her. In this talk we will explore the process oriented art-making as a pathway of honoring our creativity for personal, cultural and cosmic well-being. For Katie, creativity is a vital force that can be nurtured and fed, through creating we can build bridges between the imaginal realm and the material world and gain access to a deeper and wider understanding of our own lives and the living pulse that connects us all. Come prepared to listed, to explore art and writing, and to do a little writing of you own.

Begins 10am at the Circle

Open to the Public


April 26: Margie Guyot

Open Studio Tour!

​12-4 pm


We are invited to the Eastport studio of Margie Guyot to see first hand where she creates the magnificent paintings that are represented in her solo exhibition: Margie Guyot, A Not So Still Life. It is a special treat to be able to see inside an artist's studio and Margie will show us her blue bottle garden, her painting studio and perhaps her kitties Picasso, Miss America, Mr. Wonderful and Bernie Sanders will appear.

February 8: Valerie Mann 

Chasing the Running Stitch Artist

Valerie Mann Art has shown her work professionally in the U.S. and abroad for 26 years.  Her work has received numerous awards and are in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Mann is inspired by the outdoors, people, materials and pushing the boundaries of possibility with those materials. She will be discussing her installation, Fortunes that she has been working on since 2004.  This piece is a clothesline installation of vintage baby garments, each embroidered with a "fortune", a destiny that a child has come into the world with - seemingly random, arbitrary.  The idea is, each of us comes into this world in a set of circumstances beyond our control and at some point, in our lives we can make the opportunity to transcend those circumstances.  

Begins 10 am at the Circle

Open to the Public


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Please join us for an 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 begin at 10 a.m. and are free and open to the public.

February  22: Mary Stewart Adams 

Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year

​​Join Mary, director of Headlands International Dark Sky Park as she discusses storytelling in the stars! We've welcomed Mary back for a 2nd inner circle talk because the first one was so exciting and inspiring. Mary will be discussing the Chinese New Year: 2018 Year of the Dog as well as the incredible January Full Moon which is called, "A Black & Blue Moon." You won't want to miss her storytelling magic.

Begins 10am at the Circle

Open to the Public




Inner Circle Gallery Talks

April 19: Terry Wooten

Performs from his collected works

Terry Wooten has been called, “An everyday Homer writing as a modern Bard for ordinary heroes.” He is an award winning poet and creator of the Stone Circle, a talismanic landmark, and focus of an international documentary film. His recent collected works, The Stone Circle Poems,was selected as a Notable Book by the Michigan State Library for 2016. He has taken his performance poetry and writing workshop program to K-12 schools, colleges, libraries, festivals and conferences for over 30 years.

Begins at 10 am at the Circle

​Open to the public