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WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT WINTER AT CREATIVE 360! 


Upcoming Events

Yes We Can! Sunday Performance - Brothers Jim (87) & Lowell (80) Tolly
Dates: 02/07/2016, Times: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tolly BrosBrothers Jim and Lowell hail from a musical family in Midland County. Their mother had them performing in public at an early age.

Jim began piano lessons at age 7 and continued through his time at King’s College in Delaware. He was drafted into the army during the Korean conflict. During his time in France, he played for chapel services and for musical groups at the All-Soldier Singing Contest in Heidelberg, Germany. After returning to civilian life, he had solo performances; he played in his church every week, taught piano, and was an accompanist to a choir. Now he sings in two choirs and continues playing for his church. To keep his hands from getting too stiff, he plays Bach 2 and 3 part Inventions every day!

Lowell participated in music programs all through school and started singing at weddings at age 16. After graduating, he was employed by Dow Chemical Company, joining the Male Chorus and even performing in several operettas in the mid-50s. In recent years he soloed with Community Orchestra and the Chemical City Band. He enjoys singing with the Men of Music and greatly appreciates living in the Midland community, where so many fine music programs are so strongly supported. Sunday, February 7 – 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. $8

Crochet Your Plastic Grocery Bags into Tough As Nails Totes!
Dates: 02/08/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Plastic Bag ToteJoin Carol Rumba around the fireplace where she will teach those who already know how to crochet, how to turn those annoying plastic grocery bags into clever useful totes! Bring your crochet hooks and a bag full of plastic bags. Start collecting! We will provide hot tea; bring a hot toddy if you like! Please pre-register.
Monday, February 8 / 7:00 – 9:00 pm / $3 cash/check or $6 debit/credit

Yes We Can! Tribute to Ann McNamara
Dates: 02/09/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ann McNamaraJoin us for this Yes We Can! tribute to Army Major Ann McNamara as she discusses Medical Care in Viet Nam.  Retired U.S. Army Major Ann McNamara is a MidMichigan Medical Center Nurse Anesthesist retiree. After high school, Ann studied nursing at Saginaw General Hospital. She enlisted in the army, and went on to officer training at Fort Sam Houston. From there she was assigned to Walter Reed Hospital and became an anesthetist.

She served one year in Vietnam at the 21st Evac Hospital in Ling Binh at the height of the war. On arrival, she went right into surgery for a 48 hour stint, working to counteract the damage of the Tet Offensive. It was a harrowing year. Join us as she recounts her year of making friends, losing friends, carnage, hope and despair in the Vietnam jungle.

Tuesday Tributes offer an opportunity to hear from a wide array of fascinating octogenarians about their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. There will be lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A.

Tuesday, February 9 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. $5

Peace is the New Art: Peace Fellow Shares Stories of Bangkok
Dates: 02/09/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Peace Fellow Jeanne SchallerThanks to Rotary and to Ruby Iwamasa who invited her to apply, Rotary Peace Fellow Jeanne Schaller spent last summer studying peace and conflict resolution at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University. Jeanne joined 17 other peace fellows from 11 countries and 5 continents as a scholar in the Rotary International Professional Development Certificate Program.  The Fellows worked with presenters from many countries to learn about topics including Gender Issues – Women Sitting at the Peace Tables; and Conflict Transformation – Building a Sustainable Peace. Jeanne will share stories about her trip as well as the Cambodian field study trip that involved walking in The Killing Fields of the Pol Pot regime and sitting in a chamber of the Cambodian Court dealing with perpetrators of that atrocity, in a country suffering from PTSD that is slowly moving ahead in hope. Tuesday, February 9 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm / $5 cash/check; $8 debit/credit

Arm Knitting - Feb
Dates: 02/10/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we introduce you to your next obsession…all you need is your own two arms and yarn! Knitting know-how not needed. After this gathering, you will become a card-carrying member of the arm knitting society which allows you to gift fabulous infinity scarves to friends, family, and yourself.  Hot tea provided. Bring a hot toddy or snacks if you like along with 2 skeins of your choice of #6 super bulky. With Ronda Runyan-Spencer. Pre-registration required; class size is limited.
Choose Monday,  Jan. 18 OR Wednesday, Feb. 10.
6:30 – 8:30 pm / $12 each class cash/check; $15 debit/credit

Assemblage Workshop with Roger Reichmann
Dates: 02/11/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Roger Reichmann with one of his assemblagesCombining traditionally non-artistic material into three-dimensional works is the art of assemblage. Award winning master artist Roger Reichmann  is  beginning to garner national attention for his assemblage creations. In this workshop, he will share his techniques to help you create interesting, finely crafted works. On the first day, Roger will cover how to choose your theme, what makes for a good solid base,  and share his creative  process. He will also have examples of his own art on display. Start collecting “stuff” now for your assemblage. You will bring your items and base to the 2nd class. Pre-registration required by 1/29. Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3, 10 $99 cash/check; $102 debit/credit.

 

Art Sweetheart Luncheon Honoring Alice Ralston
Dates: 02/12/2016, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Alice RalstonEach year, Creative 360 honors a Great Lakes Bay Region arts advocate who has made significant contributions through exceptional vision, leadership and commitment to the arts. Our Honor Roll of Sweethearts includes Dorothy Yates, Virginia (Ginny) Morrison, Barbara Prince-Sovereen, Sally Moss, Judy Rapanos, Nancy Barker, Janet I. Martineau, Ruby Iwamasa, Patty Shaheen, Dick and Donna Dolinski, Ruth and Etcyl Blair, and Eugene Yehle. This year we are delighted to announce Alice Ralston as our 2016 Art Sweetheart.

Alice is from Indiana, and received her B.S. in Music Education from Ball State University. She and her husband Robert, also a music teacher, moved to Midland in 1973, when Bob became Coordinator of Music for the Midland Public Schools.

Alice taught piano in her home for thirty years, was on the music staff of First United Methodist Church, directed the children’s choirs, and founded the hand bell program. As a member of The Hand Bell Musicians of America, she served on the Board of Area 5 (OH, IN, KY, WV, and MI) as secretary, then as chairman, including 2 years on the National Board.

Alice has been involved in the Midland Music Teachers’ Association, Midland Symphony League and the Performing Arts Society. Alice played keyboards in the Midland Symphony, percussion in the Chemical City Band, sang in the Midland Chorale, and was assistant music director and accompanist for the Music Society and Peanut Gallery. She has sung in the Chancel Choir for 42 years.

Friday, February 12 – 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. $30 (RSVP required by February 8. Space is limited.)

Art Happy Hour
Dates: 02/12/2016, Times: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Art Happy Hours at Creative 360Every 2nd Friday is Art Happy Hour at Creative 360. Come to make art. Come to make connections. No artistic ability is needed. It’s like kindergarten for adults. Creative materials will be set out and you can play, meet new people, and meet up with your friends.

Fridays, January 8, February 12, March 11 & April 8 / 5:00 – 6:00 pm / No charge. Drinks by donation.

Kids & Canvas - Valentine Hedgehogs
Dates: 02/13/2016, Times: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Valentine HedgehogsModeled after our popular Cocktails & Canvas event for adults, Kids & Canvas is specifically designed for children to experience a fun creative activity even if they “don’t do art!” We provide the materials and the instruction. It’s like follow-the-leader in art! Ursula Steckert will lead her charges through the process where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. $20 cash/check; $23 debit/credit.  Please pre-register.

Saturday, March 12 / 12:30 – 2:00 pm /Owl
Monday, April 18 (PD Day, no school) / 10:00 – 11:30 am / Welcome Spring!

Cocktails, Canvas & Crafts - Choose Your Heart
Dates: 02/13/2016, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Heart choices Ready for a fun and creative evening? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide the canvas, acrylics, brushes or craft materials, and the instruction. It’s like follow the leader for adults! Ursula Steckert and Ronda Runyan-Spencer will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Choose a date or come to all of them! Register early to ensure your space. Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups.
Each event runs from 7:00-9:00 pm / $35 cash/check; $38 debit/credit

Home Grown  Friday, March 11
Set of 4 Coasters  – Friday, April 8 , Using alcohol inks instructor Ronda Runyan-Spencer)
Paint Your Pet – Friday, Apr. 29 (Email or send a photo of your pet so we can sketch it onto the canvas. Due 4/11)

Check out the Kids & Kanvas events in the children’s section!

 

For a complete list of coming events, go to our Events page.

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Midland Daily News

MDN Shares Second Hand PICASSO Photos

Midland Daily News has some wonderful photos from our Second Hand PICASSO sale in December online. Have a look. Maybe you’ll see someone you know – or one of the special items you purchased. View Community Photos.

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assemblage art

Registration extended for Assemblage!

There is still time to register for Roger Reichmann’s ASSEMBLAGE workshop! The workshop begins tomorrow and there are still a couple of openings! Register on our website to call the office at 989-837-1885 to sign up! Have fun creating art from the

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Midland Daily News

Conversations with Muslims: Numerous speakers, questions, answers at Midland event

Read the Midland Daily News article about this great event. “The voices of more than 150 people rose in prayer at the Creative 360 during a Thursday event meant to educate residents on the differences and similarities to be found

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Wine glass painting

Paint Wine Glasses Jan 29!

Creative 360 has modified its January 29 Cocktails & Canvas to wine glass painting. This event is always popular! You will paint your own set of 4 wine glasses to take home. Find more info on our website home page.

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Muslim Christian Panel Discussion

Creative 360 hosts ‘Conversation with Muslims’

On January 21, Creative 360 will serve as host for the Conversation with Muslims panel discussion between Christians and Muslims. The discussion offers an opportunity to learn more about the two religions to dispel some of the myths and increase

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Seed Swap

Seed Swap Planned for Feb 28

Mark Your Calendars for the Second Annual Seed Swap Event scheduled for February 28, 1-3:00 pm. Creative 360 Community Garden and Small House Farm are teaming up to offer the perfect chance to share your extra seeds and take home a few new ones to

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