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FARM TO FRAME JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA
WHEN: October 10, 2016 – November 30, 2016
WHERE: Aerie Restaurant, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
ACME: Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Farm to Frame juried photography exhibition will open Monday, October 10. The exhibition, now in its fifth year, celebrates the environment and people that make northern Michigan a farm-to-table culinary paradise.
From the seed to the harvest, and from the market to the plate, Farm to Frame highlights all phases of local agriculture and food production. This year’s exhibition contains more than 50 entries from amateur and professional photographers alike.
Presented in partnership with Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, this year’s Farm to Frame exhibition will be displayed atop the Resort, in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge. The show will run October 10 through November 30.
Photographs for this year’s Farm to Frame exhibition were taken September 2015 – September 2016 in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Cheboygan counties.
Nature photographer Hal Willens served as juror, and cash awards are generously sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Earning top honors and a $500 award was Linda Gall, with her piece “Flowering Garlic.” Kirk Ciaglaski’s “Dawn” took second, and Stephen Selden’s “Farmers’Market” took third. Five photographers earned honorable mentions: Jenna Granger, David Coleman, Robert Harold, Martin Holka, and Anne Morningstar.
The exhibition venue, Aerie Restaurant & Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers panoramic views and an unparalleled dining experience that pairs locally-grown produce and international flair.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for photographers to display their work in a unique, gorgeous, and highly visible setting,” says CTAC associate director Megan Kelto. “With its commitment to sourcing locally grown produce, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a wonderful partner and venue for this exhibition.”
The exhibition photos are available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit the photographers and Crooked Tree Arts Center, a non-profit offering arts programming from its locations in Traverse City and Petoskey.
FARM TO FRAME EVENTS
October 10–November 30: Exhibition runs in Aerie Restaurant at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
October 10: Opening reception for exhibition artists and Crooked Tree members. Not a member yet? Join online or call 231-941-9488.
October 26: Feast at Farm to Frame – Join Crooked Tree Arts Center for an unforgettable evening and dinner featuring locally sourced produce and wine. Tickets $50.
ABOUT THE JUROR: HAL WILLENS
Hal Willens has been capturing images of nature since he was a teenager. After giving up his darkroom when he entered medical school, he returned to his long-term passion with the onset of digital photography and the use of the computer as a darkroom. After years as an accomplished cardiologist in Petoskey, he is enjoying his “third chapter” of life as a nature photographer. He is enthusiastic about sharing his intimate and sculptural vision of the beauty found in front of us every day in the patterns and colors of the natural world.
Hal has also been in involved in the Local Food Alliance based in Petoskey and now partnered with Groundworks Center for Resilient Communities. By being the juror for this year’s Farm to Frame Photography show, he is able to combine his passion for photography with celebrating and advocating for our local food system. His work can be found at halwillensartisanimages.zenfolio.com
– About Crooked Tree Arts Center and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa –
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present the fifth annual Farm to Frame photography exhibition in partnership with Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The 900-acre Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, located near Traverse City, Michigan along Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, is one of the Midwest’s finest year-round resorts featuring, nearly 600 guest rooms, signature golf courses by legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, 86,500 square feet of meeting space, and multiple restaurants and lounges.
Crooked Tree Arts Center is a non-profit arts organization, with locations in Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan. Founded in 1971, its mission is to inspire and enrich lives through the arts. Offerings include exhibits, concerts, classes and workshops, lectures, special events, and so much more. For more information, please visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center website at www.crookedtree.org, or call (231) 941-9488.
The 900-acre Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, located near Traverse City, Mich. along Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, is one of the Midwest’s finest year-round resorts featuring, nearly 600 guest rooms, signature golf courses by legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, 86,500 square feet of meeting space, and multiple restaurants and lounges. Call 800-236-1577. Visit www.grandtraverseresort.com.