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.