Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 14, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/14/2014

Artist workshop

FRANKFORT — Cabin Fever artist Elizabeth Abeel will lead a workshop designed to build confidence and allow participants to engage their creative selves.

The Grateful Artist Calendar Project workshop will meet from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road. Attendees will discover Abeel’s combination journal-sketchbook and get started on it with her help. The focus will be on drawing and “small steps” that do not require prior experience. It is about believing that self-expression and inspiration belong to everyone.

The workshop is $40 for Oliver Art Center members; $45 for non-members and includes a calendar kit. Registration is required. For details or to register, visit or call 352-4151.

Speaker in Alden

ALDEN —The Alden District Library will host a free program by Catherine Frerichs on Sunday, March 23.

In 2000, Frerichs became the foster mother of a sibling group of three teenagers who escaped the 20-year civil war in Sudan. Her talk will highlight the joys and challenges of this experience that continues to shape her world.

The program starts at 2 p.m. at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road. It is sponsored by the Alden District Library. For details, call 331-4318.

‘Small Works’ sale

TRAVERSE CITY — Area artists are invited to create and sell original art work in the Dennos Museum Center’s sixth annual “Small Works” art sale.

Artists may submit up to 10 works of art in any media with measurements no greater than 5 x 7 x 5 inches. The size restrictions have changed this year to allow for more small pottery and sculptures. All art must be priced at $50 or less. There is no application fee or jury process.

New this year is a silent auction of mini canvas pins, which artists will paint and donate to the museum to raise funds for the Dennos Education Tour Fund. Pins for the auction will be given to any interested artist. Artists who wish to participate should call the Museum Store, 995-1587, or email

The “Small Works” sale will begin with the sale and a reception from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 15. The sale continues Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 18. There is no admission charge. For details, visit or call the Museum Store.

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