June 24, 2017

"Once Upon a Time" July 2 - September 2.

"Acquiescence" by Trisha Shattuck"

Cycling Salamander will host Real People Media's, "Once Upon a Time" reception of “Once Upon a Time,” a visual art exhibit in which artists depict personal stories or their favorite fairytale.  A variety of styles and mediums are represented in the 24 paintings by professional artists: Joani Braun (Elk Rapids), Jerry Douglas, (Boyne City) Trisha Shattuck (Petoskey), Kathy Jones (Midland) and Margie Guyot (Eastport). The exhibit will run through Labor Day Weekend.

Come discover the stories behind Margie Guyot's fanciful oil painting with flying dogs, the large abstract “Sienna” by Trisha Shattuck, Kathy Jone's interpretation of the well-known fable, “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” and many others.  Artists will be present to answer questions and provide interpretation.  Written statements will also accompany each painting.

The Opening Reception is free and open to the public (families welcome). The reception is from 5:30-7:00pm on Sunday, July 2.  Immediately following is RPM's Voice Box Session with singer-songwriter Jenny Thomas. The concert is from 7-8pm and open mic from 8-9pm. A free will donation is appreciated at the concert.

Real People Media is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping people share their stories through literary, visual, performing and media arts. To learn more about the organization visit www.realpeoplemedia.org. 

April 05, 2017

Happy Spring from Cycling Salamander! Last night I heard the shrill of peepers coming from the pond and for the past week I've been noticing that the daffodils are peeking just a wee bit more from the ground than they were the day before. But the final sign of Spring is the re-opening of Cycling Salamander!  And it is happening in just over six weeks!

Cycling Salamander artists have been busy this winter creating new work. (just like little elves) This is my favorite time of the year. I love meeting old and new friends and creating new displays of beautiful artwork.

I have been blessed to have been surrounded by such beauty and friends over the years. This year, our 15th season, will be no exception! Once again the gallery will be home to fine art exhibits, art and yoga classes, and music! In addition to Cycling Salamander events, we will host events by Real People Media (RPM) Founded in 2010, Real People Media helps people share their stories through literary, visual, performing and media arts. I'm really excited about their thought-provoking programs which bring another level of sophistication to the gallery. Check out their website!