​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.

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!! Call Jenn for a consultation about your social media today! 231-335-1102


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:

​June 21, 10am: Kim Diment, Society of Animal Artists

Kim will be talking about "Creating on the Wild-Side" and her inspirational talk will stay with you forever.  "Animals have always had a story to tell.  One must know and understand them to comprehend these stories.   Ancient man did and produced beautiful works of art on the cave walls of Lascaux millions of years ago.   I choose to portray animals because I find them more beautiful, more fascinating and more symbolic than any other subject matter.  I cannot comprehend a world without animals." Kim Diment

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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


August 30, 10am: Sue Bolt

The Seasons of Sue Bolt exhibition celebrates the life's work of Charlevoix artist Susan Bolt from her early years working in Detroit until today.  Susan’s painting subject matter consists of angels, seasonal scenes of families and children and night skies inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her. 

​Susan Bolt is a 1955 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a double Major in painting and sculpture. She has been creating her signature style of art for over 50 years. Early in her career, she also studied at the Center for Creative Studies and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from art school, she moved to Detroit with her husband Russell where she worked freelance for Hallmark cards, J.L. Hudson?s display department. She also illustrated for the Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine where she received many awards. For over 21 years Sue was active in the Detroit art scene teaching at Wayne State University and Oak Park High School. She has conducted many workshops in ceramics and paintings for the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, the Flint Institute of Art Museum, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and the Detroit Institute of Arts to name a few. Her ceramics, paintings and prints are exhibited in many galleries, and museums and are in many public and private collections.

Inner Circle Gallery Talks