Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 26, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/26/2013

In the greenhouse

BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will offer "Fridays with Britt" starting today, July 26, at the Grow Benzie greenhouses, 5885 M-115.

Horticulture and Greenhouse Manager Britt Uecker will give greenhouse tours, share gardening tips and answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon each Friday through the fall closing of the gardens. This is a drop-in opportunity and the community is invited. For details, visit or email

A lifetime of art

LELAND — Donna Johnston is downsizing more than 60 years of her art and antiques in a one-woman show at the Old Art Building, 111 Main.

Johnston and husband, Chuck Johnston, own "End of the Road Studio," where she has nurtured her lifelong interaction with the arts through drawings, watercolors, acrylics, prints, paper-making, wheel and hand-thrown pottery, batiks, fused glass and more.

"Donna's Final Big Show of Art and Antiques" will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and continues from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. A silent auction table will feature art collection pieces and antiques up for bid, with proceeds to benefit Munson Hospice House.

Roots music

TRAVERSE CITY — Kalamazoo-based Red Tail Ring will bring their brand of roots Americana music to The Filling Station, 642 Railroad Place, on Friday, Aug. 2. The duo will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge.

'Surf & Murf'

TRAVERSE CITY — Cog's Creek Gallery will host "Surf & Murf," an exhibit of art inspired by water and stone created by painter Charles Murphy and jeweler Kimberly Basemore.

Murphy has created a series of beach scenes airbrushed onto handbuilt long boards and new mixed media paintings that take a bird's eye view of iconic northern Michigan beachfronts.

Bazemore has designed and built sterling silver jewelry around beach glass and beach stone for 20 years and will display contemporary metal adornments emphasizing these materials.

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