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Creative 360 will be closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

It’s time to prepare yoArtfest 55ur entry for the 7th annual Artfest 55 festival! If you are between 55 and 105, it’s time to pick up your paint brushes, tune the strings on your guitar or put pen to paper.  Creative 360 is seeking original, imaginative art (visual, performing, and written word) to be read, performed, and displayed.  Link to more information and entry forms.

ArtWave LogoNo matter where you go in the Great Lakes Bay Region, you’re right in the flow of great arts and entertainment. Art Wave will help you find it all! Learn more on the ArtWave website at www.artwave.org.

Upcoming Events

Jeremy McLellan Comedy Live
Dates: 05/27/2016, Times: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Start your Memorial Weekend off with a laugh! Jeremy McLellan is a standup comedian based in Charleston, SC where he won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. With 62,000 followers on facebook, he is never one to shy away from controversy, his material covers a wide range of hot-button topics like politics, gender, race, disability, religion, and Santa Claus. In addition to telling jokes all over the country he has performed with Tig Notaro, Todd Barry, TJ Miller, Dave Stone, Jared Logan, Mark Normand, and many others. Come see him live now for cheap before he ends up all over your Netflix account.

Content: PG-13. BYOB, snacks provided. Friday, May 27 / 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm $5 cash/check discount, $8 credit/debit.

Find Jeremy on Twitter, Facebook, and at http://jeremymclellan.com

Bead Night
Dates: 06/02/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bead Night at Creative 360Create unique jewelry using beautiful beads. We will also learn to make special clay beads. Make lovely pieces to wear and to share. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. Thursdays through August 25/ 6:30– 8:30 pm / $6 with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check (per project).

Henna - Artistry and Beauty
Dates: 06/02/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Henna at Creative 360Darlene Cyr will introduce you to the ancient art of henna: its sources, its use through the ages, and design variations from different traditions. You will practice techniques, and then create beautiful intricate designs on yourself. Pre-registration required.  Choose one or all three dates!  6:30 – 9:30 pm / $20, plus $8 materials per day (with cash/check discount)  Mon. May 9 / Thurs. June 2 / Tues. Aug.  9

Tai Chi - Mornings
Dates: 06/03/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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. Fridays through December. 10-11:00 am. / $5 drop-in cash/check; $8 debit/credit card

Crafting With Your Peanut
Dates: 06/04/2016, Times: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Crafting with your peanutThis playtime is serious fun! Each month you and your peanut create and explore with different materials; everything from decoupage to plaster molds. This class is geared toward small children, but all ages are welcome. Our peanut gatherings are tailor-made for you and your little one to have some lovely time together. With Aaron Lodico Bond and his peanut. Please pre=register. $12 per Parent & Peanut or $17 drop in cash/check; $15 per Parent & Peanut or $20 drop-in debit/credit. ($6 each additional child within family.) First Saturdays May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, Noon-1:00 pm.

Painting With Your Peanut
Dates: 06/04/2016, Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Painting with your peanutSchedule some uninterrupted play time for you and your peanut! In this parent  and child  paint fest, free painting is encouraged. Our goal is to paint in a loosely structured environment focused on creative exploration. We will be ready with suggestions for any child that needs a little more of a challenge. Children must be old enough to hold a brush and not eat the paint. If you are uncertain about your child being ready, feel free to come and observe a class. This class is geared towards small children, but all ages are welcome. Paper and paints provided. You may choose to paint on an 11 x 14 canvas for an additional $3.50. Please let us know you are coming. With Aaron Bond and his peanut.  First Saturdays / 2:00 – 3:00 pm / Apr 2 , May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6,  $10 per Parent & Peanut or $12 at the door cash/check; $13 per Parent & Peanut or $16 at the door debit/credit. Each additional peanut within the same family is $6.

Steam Punk Goggle Building Workshop
Dates: 06/05/2016, Times: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SSteam Punk gogglesteampunk, the whimsical mash-up of industrial and Victorian elements, is a fun genre to explore. On the first day, you will learn about the different styles of Steampunk, then plan and paint your goggles. On the second day, you will add the details; the decorative elements. You will be given a materials list and an idea list when you register for class. The idea list has suggestions for decorative pieces you can collect and bring to the second class and use to create your own unique one of a kind goggles. The goggles and some design elements are provided in class. With Val Rossman, 3-D artist and Steampunk builder. Pre-registration required May 29.  Choose May or June…or both!  Sundays, May 15, 22 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm and/or  Sundays, June 5, 12 / 1:00 – 5:00 pm / $45, plus $8 materials (with cash/check discount).

Improvisation For Fun (and for Life)
Dates: 06/09/2016, Times: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Improv 4 FunImprovisational comedy is for everyone! It can help you learn to communicate more effectively, let go of fear, and have fun! You don’t have to “be funny” or have stage or comedy experience, but if you do, you’ll still learn something new you can add to your library of experiences. We will review the basic tenets of improv, work on skills in communication and play games. We’ll help you check your fear at the door and bring something fun and new to your life! Any experience level welcomed, especially beginners! With Jen Ciolino, who began her improv journey in several theaters in Chicago including Second City, Laugh Out Loud, Theatre Momentum, and Gorilla Tango. She has been part of two troupes performing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Jen has led improv corporate training events. Please pre-register.
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9 16, 23 / 6:00 – 8:30 pm / $85  (with cash/check discount)

Bead Night
Dates: 06/09/2016, Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bead Night at Creative 360Create unique jewelry using beautiful beads. We will also learn to make special clay beads. Make lovely pieces to wear and to share. You may bring your own beads or use ours at an additional fee. Memory wire is provided. With Diana Bradley. Thursdays through August 25/ 6:30– 8:30 pm / $6 with your beads, $7 with ours cash or check (per project).

Tai Chi - Mornings
Dates: 06/10/2016, Times: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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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. Fridays through December. 10-11:00 am. / $5 drop-in cash/check; $8 debit/credit card

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

News

Midland Daily News

MDN Letter to the Editor: “Exceeded Expections”

Creative 360 wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the Saturday, May 4 edition. The letter serves as a thank you to the Midland Area Community Foundation and our donors. Read the letter here.

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JUST BOOKED: Jeremy McLellan Comedy Live

Start your Memorial Weekend off with a laugh! Jeremy McLellan is a standup comedian based in Charleston, SC where he won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper.

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Midland Daily News

MDN – Learning Locally: Lots of opportunities in Midland for learning a new skill, craft

“When students leave a class at Creative 360, with a painting or pot or candle they’ve just made, “they have an obvious feeling of accomplishment,” said Carol Rumba, executive director of Creative 360 in Midland. This is how Cindy Crain

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Art of Friends Exhibition

Art of Friends Exhibit Opens TONIGHT!

Creative 360 will host “The Art of Friends” exhibition beginning with an opening reception Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm. The exhibit features the work of four exceptional artists – Sue Ellison, Kathy Jones, Kathleen Sullivan and Sally Young –

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Moms We've still got it revue

Moms: We’ve Still Got It! Revue May 7

Creative 360 hosts a cabaret-style evening of entertainment delivered by a bevy of local favorites. The audience will enjoy some of the area’s most talented moms as they sing, dance, and pepper in a bit of parental humor in this

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Younce Guitar Duo

Younce Guitar Duo to Perform Saturday

Michigan’s father-son ensemble, the Younce Guitar Duo, will perform on Creative 360’s Gallery Stage on Saturday, April 30. An instrumental duo, Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan create intricate, flowing and rhythmic sonic weavings inspired by Latin, jazz and world music.

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