The Midland Artists Guild (MAG) will hold their annual juried exhibition at Creative 360 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 24. Award-winning Artist and Bay City Public Schools Art Instructor Mark Piotrowski juried the exhibit this year. He chose 54 pieces…
“Yoga is a gift I give myself.” – Patty Schmidt, Kripalu Yoga Student
Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit. Have fun as you explore yoga postures that fit your body and meet your needs as you stretch and tone muscles, release tension and improve balance. Learn breathing techniques that will calm restless thoughts, improve concentration, and support mental clarity and confidence. Each class ends with relaxation and meditation to integrate your practice on and off your mat. With Kripalu Yoga instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. $10 drop in / $63 for entire session
Session I: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 (No class Feb. 7) Feb 14, 21, 28 Session II: Mar 7, 14, 21 (No class Mar 28) Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays, 9-10:30 am. $12 drop in / $77 for entire session
Session I: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, (No class Feb 9) Session II: Mar 9, 16, 23 (No class 3/30), Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
Create unique jewelry and more using beautiful beads for yourself or to gift to someone special. You can also learn to make special clay beads. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. $6 with your beads; $7 with ours per project. Thursdays, January 19 – April 27, 6:30– 8:30 pm
Tai Chi is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. The gentle flowing movements encourage the letting go of stress and tension. Classes are taught in an open, friendly, non-competitive atmosphere with special attention given to learning the underlying principles of traditional Yang-style Tai Chi. With Dianna Cole. Please let us know you are coming. January 9 – April 28. Mondays, 6-7:00 pm / Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm / Fridays 10:00-11:00 am. $5 drop in.
Dates: 02/22/2017, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Make your own lipstick in this Creativity and Confidence Workshop
Create your own lipstick using coconut oil, crayons and fun flavored extracts. This homemade lipstick is fun to use, easy to make and also makes wonderful gifts.
Wednesday, February 22 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm /Please pre-register. $15 + $5 materials
Check out other Creativity and Confidence Beauty Workshop topics on 3/8, 3/29, 4/12, and 4/26.
Dates: 02/23/2017, Times: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
What does Islam mean? What does a Muslim believe? Who is Allah and Muhammad? What is the Qur’an and Hadith? These and other questions will be answered as we present the essentials of Islamic worship, articles of faith, Islam and spirituality, and the diversity of the Muslim experience. The class will also cover faith variations, Muslim cultures and misconceptions about Islam. With Ray Lacina and Shona Siddiqui. Ray is a Professor at Delta College, where he teaches Literature of Mysticism, World Literature, and World Religions. Shona is an activist and teacher, born in India, raised in Hyderabad and Canada. She taught ESL in Toronto and in Saudi Arabia and is involved in interfaith and educational activities.
Pre-register by 2/21.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 23, 28, Mar. 2, 7, (No class 3/9), 14, 16, 21; 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Dates: 02/24/2017, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this luncheon honoring William Barnett (86), Freedom Rider, educator, administrator, and volunteer. He will present a program during this luncheon on his years as a civil rights activist.
William Barnett graduated from school at 16. At 18, he went into the army and eloped with his girlfriend. Ten years into their marriage with two children and successful careers, they both quit work, sold everything and started school, finishing with their doctorates.
He has been a teacher and administrator at the University of Iowa (Director of Asian Studies), Lansing Community College (department head), Fayetteville State (department chair) and Saginaw Valley State University (Dean of Arts & Behavioral Sciences).
Bill was very active in the Civil Rights movement having trained in workshops with Dr. Martin Luther King. He participated in sit-ins, was a freedom rider, and had 59 arrests. On his last freedom ride, he was beaten badly resulting in a four-month hospital stay.
In the past five years, among other things, he has helped build a water purification system in southern Mexico, a church in the Dominican Republic, and this year was a visiting professor in Southern India.
Lunch catered by NADA.
Menu: Mandarin Orange Wonton Salad, Teriyaki Honey Glazed Chicken, Ginger Garlic Wild Rice, Sesame Ginger Green Beans, Strawberry Shortcake
Vegetarian: Tofu Stir-fry
Friday, February 24, 11:30-1:00 p.m. $30 RSVP required by February 20. Space is limited.
Dates: 02/24/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MAG presents their 33rd annual juried exhibition
The Midland Artists Guild (MAG) has nearly 90 members. Many of them will be involved in this multi-media exhibition. It will include original fine art in painting, sculpture, photography and other media. Awards will be presented during the reception. On exhibit through April 2.
This year’s jurist is Mark Piotrowski, award-winning artist and art instructor for Bay City Public Schools.
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.
Friday, February 24, 7-8:00 pm.
Exhibit is sponsored by:
Eastman Party Store
Great Lakes Loons
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Midland Center for the Arts
Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge
Dates: 02/26/2017, Times: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Creative 360 is teaming up with Small House Farm to bring you the third annual Seed Swap. This is the perfect chance to share your extra seeds and take home a few new ones to plant next spring. Featured presenter will be the world renowned Botanical Explorer Joseph Simcox who will speak on worldwide plant diversity and his latest project “Gardens Across America.” The day will also include other guest speakers and hands-on educational workshops. This event is open to all – from the seasoned heirloom seed collector to those new to the world of gardening. If you have seeds to share, swap or sell, please bring them. No seeds? No problem, just come and enjoy. For further information regarding the swap, schedule of presentations and workshops, please visit www.CentralMichiganSeedSwap.com. Free. Donations are welcome.
Sunday, February 26, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dates: 03/03/2017, Times: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for this luncheon honoring Sarah Dergazarian (84), educator, musician, community leader and volunteer.
Sarah Dergazarian is a much beloved musician and conductor. She founded the Youth Honors Chorus at the Midland Center for the Arts in 1982. Since then, thousands of talented youth have been singing nonstop in groups that are now collectively called Center Stage Youth Choirs. Sarah retired from Midland Public Schools after serving as a vocal music educator for 20 years. She also directed St. John’s Episcopal Church Youth Choir for 19 years. She continues to support music education with the Sarah Keishian Dergazarian Vocal Music Education Scholarship.
She has served on many boards and associations including the Symphony League board, Midland Music Teachers Association, Midland Symphony Youth Orchestra and more.
Sarah met her husband Tom in Boston at a convention of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America. They were married in 1958 in Racine Wisconsin, and raised and educated three daughters in Midland.
Lunch is catered by NADA and includes Antipasto Salad, Grilled Chicken, Boursin Cream Sauce Pasta with Prosciutto, Carrots and Apple Pie.
Vegetarian Option: Marinated Portobello Mushroom
Friday, March 3, 11:30-1:00 p.m. $30 RSVP required by February 27. Space is limited.
Dates: 03/08/2017, Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Concealer for your face is the focus of this Creativity and Confidence Workshop
Learn concealer basics including the different types available, finding the right color for your skin tone, and techniques for application and blending.
Wednesday, March 8 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm /Please pre-register. $15 + $5 materials
Check out other Creativity and Confidence Beauty Workshop topics on 3/29, 4/12, and 4/26.
Dates: 03/08/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf in 2015, made publicly accessible a manuscript which Tolkien had completed in 1926 but set aside. The merits of this translation have been debated, but one thing is clear: Tolkien was an authority on Anglo-Saxon (Old English) language and literature. Though best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in his academic life he was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. His command of Old English is particularly evident in King Théoden and the Riders of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings. In his presentation, Dr. Basil Clark will review this influence as well as comment on Tolkien’s Beowulf. Clark is Professor Emeritus of English at Saginaw Valley State University, where he taught courses in early British literature. Please pre-register.
Wednesday, March 8 / 7:00 – 8:30 pm / $8
Dates: 03/09/2017, Times: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
“Yoga is a gift I give myself.” ~ Patty Schmidt, Kripalu Student
Kripalu Yoga is a conscious practice of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind, and spirit. Have fun as you explore yoga postures that fit your body and meet your needs as you stretch and tone muscles, release tension, and improve balance. Learn breathing techniques that will calm restless thoughts, improve concentration, and support mental clarity and confidence. Each class ends with relaxation and meditation to integrate your practice on and off your mat. With Kripalu Yoga certified instructor, Ann Butzler (RYT200).
Thursdays / 9:00 – 10:30 am / $77 Each Session; $12 drop-in
Session II: Mar. 9, 16, 23, (No class 3/30), Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Dates: 03/10/2017, Times: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Begin a new adventure and learn how to start your own comic strip!
Learn to express yourself with words, drawings and characters. This start-to-finish method is easy to follow for any level of artist. Instruction includes how to build a script and express your own story through drawing.
With graphic novel artist Heather-Dawn Deogracia.
Heather-Dawn Deogracia is an illustrator and graphic novelist. Her artwork has been on exhibit in more than 20 locations in the past two years, and was part of the Legacy Trust Award Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in 2015.
Friday, March 10 / Noon – 2:00 pm / $20
Dates: 03/10/2017, Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Choose a shamrock or a stein! Ready for a fun and creative evening with Cocktails & Canvas? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. Bring your favorite brew or cocktails, and we will provide materials and instruction. Ursula Steckert will lead you through the process, where everyone paints their own version of the featured painting. Register early to ensure your space. Pre-registration required. $35 Great girl’s night out and date night activity! Also available for private or corporate groups. Friday, March 31, 7:00-9:30 pm
For a complete list of coming events, go to our Events page.