​June 18: Sam Knecht
Portrait Demonstration

1 pm


Sam Knecht will give an in gallery portrait demonstration that is free and open to the public. You will be able to see work by Sam and other Michigan Portrait Artists in the gallery exhibition.


Begins at 1 pm

Open to the public

​FREE

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

​FREE

​June 18: Sam Knecht
The Strange Case of Ernesta

10 am


Powerpoint lecture “The Strange Case of “Ernesta” by Cecilia Beaux.  This covers the story of how the painting was finished in 1912 but then underwent background changes in the ensuing years, and finally was cut apart sometime after the artist’s death.  The two remaining paintings from this case are in the collection of Hillsdale College and have been researched exhaustively by Professor Knecht.


Begins at 10 am at the Circle

Open to the public

FREE

PAST INNER CIRCLE TALKS

Upcoming Inner Circle Talks

Inner Circle Gallery Talks

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

FREE

Begins at noon at Possum Hollow, the studio of Margie Guyot - 12486 Scott Road, Eastport. 

Open to the Public

​FREE

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

FREE

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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

FREE

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April 26: Margie Guyot

Open Studio Tour!

​12-4 pm

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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.

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.