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Crooked Tree Arts Center is bringing “the D” north June 5 - Sept. 6, 2014! Join us for a summer filled with artists, musicians, filmmakers and creative entrepreneurs—enthusiastic individuals perpetually inspired by Detroit. The galleries will be filled with artwork of all genres, the theater will have live performances and film showings, lectures will happen at the Arts Center, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix libraries and we will even tent the parking lot for a creative industry runway show!

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    Detroit @ CTACJune 5 - September 6, 2014

  • Crooked Tree Arts Center brings the D north for a summer filled with artists, musicians, filmmakers

    and creative entrepreneursenthusiastic individuals perpetually inspired by Detroit. The galleries

    are filled with artwork of all genres, the theater will stage live performances and film showings,

    lectures will unfold at the Arts Center, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix libraries and we will even tent

    the parking lot for a creative industry runway show!

    Think you know everything that is happening in Detroit? No one does, because its a creative

    entrepreneurial playgroundgalleries, restaurants, public art, real estate development, pop-ups,

    gardensits there and CTAC has invited the best of the best north for the summer!

    All events are free and open to the public except where noted.

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    Detroit @ CTACJune 05 - September 06, 2014


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    ThursdayAll events are free and open to the public except where noted.


    Bidwell Plaza Dedication & Kick-Off of the Bidwell Plaza Singer/Songwriter SeriesLocation: CTAC Bidwell Plaza

    We welcome visitors from Detroit with a favorite northern Michigan performerKirby Snively. Thanks to Marsha and Neil Bidwell for our new outdoor square for performances, art space, and gatherings! Light refreshments will be served.

    Detroit @ CTAC Private ReceptionLocation: CTAC Galleries

    Special guests, including our Baroque and Renaissance members, are invited to attend a private reception to celebrate the opening of the Detroit @ CTAC exhibit. Refreshments and music. This is an invitation-only event.

    Film Screening: Standing in the Shadows of MotownLocation: CTAC Theater

    This 2002 documentary film directed by Paul Justman is the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited and largely unheralded studio musicians handpicked by Berry Gordy. They were the band who recorded and performed Motowns recordings from 1959 to 1972. This film is rated PG.

  • CTACs Annual Paint OutLocation: Scenic spots in and around the Little Traverse Bay Area

    Whats a Paint Out? Artists begin their day with a blank canvas stamped at check-in with the date and paint outdoors all day. All work is available for purchase at CTAC beginning at 6:00 pm.

    artist information:8:00 am-12:00 pm: Artist check-In3:00-5:00 pm: Artwork due back at CTAC 6:00-8:00 pm: Reception, Awards & Wet Paint Sale award jurors:Artists, Anne Fracassa and Jeanne Bieri. Both have work in the Detroit @ CTAC exhibition.

    Coffee @ Ten Lecture: Lois TeicherLocation: CTAC/Edith Gilbert Gallery

    A professional sculptor for over 30 years, the themes used in Loiss work flow directly from her search to understand and connect to the universe interpreted and restated into three-dimensional forms.

    Afternoon Lecture: Gilda SnowdenLocation: CTAC Theater

    Gilda Snowden has always been drawn to the complexities of nature and history. Painting and relief-based sculpture have always been her primary mediums, spe-cifically documenting the history that is closest to her own personal experience.

    CTACs Annual Paint Out Reception & Awards CeremonyLocation: Bidwell Plaza & Upper Level Carnegie Building

    Enjoy music and some Detroit classicsConey hot dogs and Vernors sodawhile adding to your art collection. Paint Out award winners will be announced.

    Film Screening: Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story and Q&A with Producer Tony DAnnunzio and Laura GrimshawLocation: CTAC Theater

    The greatest untold story in Rock & Roll history as revealed by the musicians, artists, and people that lived it. While the West Coast was groovin to the sounds of the Summer of Love in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty, raw sound that was Louder Than Love with The Grande Ballroom at the epicenter and serving as the starting point for bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes. This is the story of the hallowed halls that started it all, told by the artists who helped create the legend.

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  • CTACs Annual Paint Out Wet Paint Sale Location: Upper Level Carnegie Building

    Add to your art collectionthese wet paintings sell out in seconds!

    Coffee @ Ten Lecture: Jenny RisherLocation: CTAC/Edith Gilbert Gallery

    Risher received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Detroits College for Creative Studies. Having recently released her first book, Heart Soul Detroit, in which she highlights portraits of prominent Detroiters, Jenny will share her world of photography from high fashion to photographing Detroits movers and shakers.

    Afternoon Lecture: Cary Loren: Whats So Underground About Detroit?Location: CTAC Theater

    Artist, writer and musician; a founding member of the Destroy All Monsters art collective and co-owner with his wife Colleen Kammer of the Book Beat bookstore in Oak Park, Cary Loren presents an illustrated talk about underground Detroit art and culture, high and low. Hell journey into some of the past movements, artists, writers and musicians that have made D-town an international mecca for praise, hype, imitation, bottom-feeding, cultural tourism and scorn with a focus on the Detroit Artists Workshopa collective that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year on November 1st.

    Jennifer Westwood and Friends in ConcertFeaturing Dylan Dunbar, Matthew Stahl, Chris Degnore and Jeremy MackinderLocation: CTAC Theater

    Jennifer Westwood cut her teeth on Detroit Gospel, honed her craft in gritty corner bars, and has earned her stripes to become a premiervocalist/performer in the Rustbelt capital. Recipient of several musicawards, including the 2013 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic Performance, Jennifer is joined by four of Detroits best rockmusicians. Matthew fronts Jackie Stahl and the White Russians, and Chris leads the Black Drops. Jeremy has played bass and toured with bands such as Whitey Morgan and the 78s, The Deadstring Brothers and South Normal. Dylan has played guitar with Whitey Morgan, award winning blues artist Chef Chris, The Orbitsuns and many others.

    Performance Only: $10 CTAC or Blissfest Members/$15 Non-Members*

    CTAC After Dark: Bourbon & Brew Location: CTAC Galleries

    A late-night gathering of friends, food and drink in the galleries at CTAC. A collaboration with Blissfest Music Organization!

    After Dark Admission Only: $10 In Advance/$20 At the Door*

    *Want to Attend Both? $15 CTAC or Blissfest Members/$20 Non-Members

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    Wet Paint Pick UpGalleries Open

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    Charlevoix Summer Lecture SeriesAllee Willis, The D Detroits Impact on Creativity and MeThursday, August 14, 2014 4:30 pm $5 Allee Willis is a GRAMMY, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter, artist, multimediaist, director, collector and party-thrower. For the past two years Willis has been working on The D, a record and video, and Allee Willis Loves Detroit, a feature-length film about the human spirit as seen through the citizens of Detroit, her hometown.

    **See our website for full schedule of summer lectures in Charlevoix and Harbor Springs

    LecturesLecturesLate June, July & August Coffee @ Ten Lecture SeriesIN THE GALLERIES AT CTAC 10:00 am FREEAnthony Curis & Matthew EatonTuesday, August 5, 2014 Also at Harbor Springs: 4:30 pm $15Anthony Curisreal estate developer, food truck owner and partner of Guns and Butter, Detroit pop-up restaurant and founder of Detroits premier modern and contemporary art gallery Library Street Collective. Appearing with Curis, is artist Matthew Eaton, Director/Curator of Red Bull House of Art, Co-Director of the Detroit Beautification Project, Director of Detroit based CONTRA projects and partner in Library Street Collective.

    Phil Cooley, EntrepreneurTuesday, August 12, 2014Also at Harbor Springs: 4:30 pm $15Slows Bar BQ owner and Ponyride founder, Cooley opened Slows and Slows To Go and is a general contractor with OConnor Development. Because of Slows success, Cooley has been af-forded the opportunity to help residents of Detroit in need. He works on projects ranging from helping others open small businesses, to designing and building public spaces like Ponyride.

    Oren Goldenberg, FilmmakerTuesday, August 19, 2014

    Oren Goldenberg lives and works in Detroits Cass Corridor. His work has been seen in festivals, theaters, museums, derelict street corners and the World Wide Web. He was a 2013 Visual Arts Kresge Fellow.

    DC3 & HatchTuesday, June 17, 2014

    Hatch Detroit Executive Director, Vittoria Katanski, and DC3 Associate Director, Ellie Schneider, will discuss the exciting work their organizations are doing for small business incubation in Detroit.

    Gallery Walk with Detroit @ CTAC Curator Gail DeMeyereTuesday, July 1, 2014

    Gail DeMeyere has been on