Arts Council Workshops, Classes
For the past three summer seasons, MCAAC has offered workshops, Art 4 Kids, artist demonstrations, Paint and Pours, music and more at our Cultural Center located at Mackinaw Crossings. However due to a change in availability of that space, we will be seeking a new venue. As offerings are added to our calendar, the information will be included on the website.
Mary Lou Peters Intro to Watercolor
On Tuesday, November 13, Mary Lou Peters will present a workshop designed for those who have always wanted to try watercolor painting without investing in supplies. The class will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Mackinaw Woman’s Club building, 310 East Jamet Street, Mackinaw City. Students will leave with a completed 5” x 7” painting suitable for framing. Cost to student is $35.00, with a $10.00 discount offered to members of MCAAC, which includes all materials provided for this class.
The mission of the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is to promote and encourage participation in and appreciation of the Fine Arts in the Greater Mackinaw City Area through exhibits, education, activities and performances. Providing art related experiences for our youth is a high priority. Partnerships are key to the success of MCAAC programs. Most projects involve the Mackinaw City Public Schools, Mackinaw Area Public Library, Mackinaw Area Historical Society, Mackinaw Woman’s Club, and local businesses either directly or indirectly. All programs of MCAAC are supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
ART SHOW AT WAWATAM SENIOR CENTER
Want to share your talents and your art? Art show coming this month to Wawatam Senior Center hosted by MCAAC board member Stephen Smith. Call Stephen at 517-331-1857 to display your work.
WAWATAM SENIOR ARTS SHOW
Photography and Drawing Arts, Painting Arts in
( Acrylic, Oil, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolor )
Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Metal Arts,
Paper Arts and Wood Arts
OCTOBER 21 SUNDAY 12 NOON TILL 2:30 PM
OCTOBER 22 MONDAY 4 PM TILL 6:30 PM
OCTOBER 23 TUESDAY 4 PM TILL 6:30 PM
OCTOBER 25 THURSDAY 4 PM TILL 6:30 PM
OCTOBER 26 FRIDAY 4 PM TILL 6:30 PM
COME JOIN US IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
WAWATAM SENIOR CENTER
205 CEDAR ST MACKINAW CITY
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 231-436-5323
Make your own Cards and Matching Envelopes
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Bridge, Barracks and BBQ
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A lively Evening of Community Fun, including Bridge Views, Local BBQ and Brews Tasting Stations, Barracks Tours and Interpreters, Live Music and Entertainers, Games and Demonstrations. Event will take place at Fort Michilimackinac, 102 West Straits Avenue, Mackinaw City. Please use Visitor’s Center entrance located under the bridge.
Three entertainment locations within the park along with four food and beverage locations.
Cost is $25 per person. This event is for adults only! August 26, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00pm
For more information contact us at 231-412-2787 No preregistration is required.
Evening with Photography Trainer Bob Grzesiak
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Mackinaw City Area Arts Council is proud to present and evening with photography trainer Bob Grzesiak. Join us July 12, 2018 from 7-9pm at Mackinaw Woman’s Club at 310 Jamet St. Mackinaw City, Mi.
Bob Grzesiak (Gree-shack) began his career in photography as a way out of his high school journalism class. It worked.
Covering the 1972 election photographing Ed Muskie, George McGovern and Thomas Eagleton as they campaigned through Saginaw peaked his interest photography as a communication medium. From Regional Manager of Fotomat-Quarry Camera stores to General Manager of Linn’s Camera and Saginaw Photo Supply for over 20 years he became the Midwest Technical Representative for Fuji Film Professional Products for digital cameras, film, color paper and lab equipment for 20 years
Most recently he conducted Eco-Photo Tours through his company, Great Lakes Photo Tours, encouraging environmental support and appreciation through photography.
His approach is simple; know your camera’s abilities and short-comings and the settings and tools that allow you to “create images in your brain and camera” rather than “fixing images in your computer”. He reminds us we don’t “photograph things”, rather, we “record how light falls on selected subjects”. That awareness can make or break your images.
The evening discussion will be: A Camera’s View on Photographing Nature Bob discusses how to recognize your camera’s strengths and weaknesses for nature photography and tools to assist you as you photograph, from gear and exposure to light control and composition in the field.
After the lecture we will open up for question and answers. Take advantage of Bob’s passion for the technical. This will be a rewarding evening for anyone who’s interest lies in improving their photo work. Class is $10 at the door, no prior registration required.
Artwork of St. Anthony’s of Padua
Meet the local artists and explore the artwork of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on a tour guided by Sister Chris Herald, Sunday June 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm. A reception in the conference room will follow the tour. This is a free event.
Intro to Water Color with Mary Lou Peters
GEMINI, twin brother musicians, will be performing “A Musical Celebration for Children and the Whole Family on Friday September 28, 2018 at Church of the Straits, 307 N. Huron Street, Mackinaw City from 7pm to 8pm. The concert will feature Gemini’s uncannily matched voices, their up-beat flair for sparking audience participation, a stage full of instruments and award-winning songs which capture the warmth and humor of family life. Bring the whole family for this one. For information call 231-412-2787
They will be doing an afternoon school assembly the same day from 2:00pm to 2:45pm.
Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1949, the twin brothers emigrated with their parents after the 1956 Revolution and lived in Israel for three years before moving to the United States. Living in several countries as they were growing up gave San and Laz a chance to see and appreciate many different ways of life, as well as exposing them to the music and instruments of various cultures. They grew up hearing a rick variety of music at home. Their father, a fine singer and a Cantor in the synagogue, taught them everything from religious music and Italian opera, to Hungarian and Yiddish fold songs. Their mother, though not a musician, nevertheless had a powerful impact on their choice of careers. “The music comes from our father,” the brothers say, “but whatever it takes to get up in front of an audience and put a song across, that comes from our mother’s spirit.”
Johnathan Rand “Michigan Chiller” Author
Under the pen names of Johnathan Rand and Christopher Knight, Wright has written over 60 books, with over 4 million in print! As Johnathon Rand , he has authored over 90 books and hundreds of magazine articles and short stories. He is best known for the Michigan CHILLER series.
On Monday September 10, 2018, popular author Christopher Wright will visit the Mackinaw City Public Schools. He will do a lively presentation in the multi-purpose room for all students in grades 1-6 at 1:30 to 2:30pm. At 3:00, he will conduct a creative writing workshop for students in grades 4-12. After the workshop we are asking workshop participants to submit their original compositions/stories to a panel of arts council members who will judge the work and will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. The first prize winner will have their piece published in the Mackinaw (on line) Newsletter by Sandy Planisek.
Children’s Arts and Craft Summer Workshops
The DIA Inside/Out Program comes to Mackinaw City
The DIA Inside/Out program has come to town. The Village of Mackinaw City (through MCAAC) has been awarded three reproductions that were installed on May 16th and will remain in place until October.
The three locations selected for the reproductions are WaWatam Park, Conkling Heritage Park (on the west side of the Performance Shell), and Veterans Memorial Park(Marina Lawn) as the installation sites.
The pieces include:
Bank of the Oise The Sinfonia Asafo Flag
Vincent Van Gough Michiel VonMusscher Unknown Artist Yorba
Veterans Memorial Park Conkling Heritage Park Wawatam Park