Gallery Talks & Demos

LIVE DEMO
with Blacksmith 
Joe Lafata

Saturday, July 31, 2021

TIME:  11am - 3pm

Blacksmithing is an artform!
Enjoy live demonstrations by Joe Lafata of J&N Blacksmithing throughout the day with hand made pieces for sale.  Joe has been blacksmithing for about 30 years.  Most of his work is created out of reused metal from old farm equipment to scrap pieces he has collected.  He loves working with old metal.  Joe can work with anything!  He creates artful, decorative and useful household pieces, repairs old tools & farm equipment and takes special orders for custom pieces such as outdoor gates and chandeliers. 


 

POP-UP SHOP
with Christine Leader Jewelry

Saturday, August 7, 2021

TIME:  11am - 3pm

Christine Leader is a Charlevoix jewelry artist and metalsmith.  She finds local Petoskey stones, Leeland Blues, Agates, and more on our lake shores.  She is a pro at hand-casting elements found in nature.  Christine works with sterling silver and each piece is one of a kind!


 

KIM RICHELLE
Opening 
with Book Signing

DATE: April 23, 2021

The fascinating path to why we believe what we believe evolves through self-expression and interpretation of family, history, religion, art, nature, experience. Dream to Reality explores that path through the mythological illustrations and writing of Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle. Richelle will discuss her work, read from the newly released hard cover of Banshee, Shed the Cloak of Control and sign her books.  

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

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GALLERY TALK
with KIM RICHELLE:
Earliest Mythology & Symbolism

DATE: April 29, 2021

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim explores human mythology and symbolism from earliest cave art, jewelry, burial practices and how the same practices are shared throughout indigenous peoples and cultures from the Norse and Celtic to the Native Americans. She walks visitors through the wheel of the elements and directions and astrological observations. 

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

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GALLERY TALK
with 
KIM RICHELLE:
Journey of the Fool

DATE:  May 6, 2021

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim brings visitors through the Journey of the Fool, the tarot display while discussing the subconscious explored through the historic symbolism of the tarot deck.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

Dream to Reality Journey of Fool GAllery
GALLERY TALK with
Sandy Witherspoon, 
Sandy McSauba, Yvonne Walker Keshick

DATE:  May 13, 2021

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition. The stories of the tribes, families, customs and art of those who lived and cared for local lands and water for thousands of years will be shared by three local Odawa women. Presenters include Charlevoix resident Sandy Witherspoon; Sandy McSauba, direct descendant of Chief Louis McSauba; and Yvonne Walker Keshick, renowned quill artist and National Heritage Fellow.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

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GALLERY TALK with
MARY STEWART ADAMS

DATE:  May 20, 2021

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition! Mary Stewart Adams is a Star Lore Historian and host of the weekly public radio segment and podcast “The Storyteller’s Night Sky,” designed to restore the mythic grandeur of knowing the stars. Mary leads audiences in the delightful connection between the night sky and the cultural arts such as nursery rhymes, fairy tales and mythologies. Mary will discuss her new book, Star Tales of Mother Goose, which is designed to awaken the imagination in relationship to the stars as a companion to the science of astronomy. It is wonderfully illustrated by her sister and collaborator, Patricia DeLisa. In 2011, Mary led the team that established the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world near Mackinac Bridge.


Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

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GALLERY TALK
with KIM RICHELLE:
Dream Merging with Reality

DATE:  May 27, 2021

Part of our DREAM TO REALITY exhibition with Charlevoix artist Kim Richelle.  Kim summarizes the experience of the dream merging with reality as examined and expressed through art and writing. She reinforces the value of continuing the quest to live lives as aware and awake and as consciously, exuberantly possible.

Space is limited, Pre-Register to reserve your seat!

Maximum Capacity for this event = 25

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