On September 19 the Cultural Center dedicated the sculpture Infinite
Disc by Charles Hall. The sculpture created by Charles Hall and donated to the LCCC and the Old Art Building, was erected on the property in the fall of 2017. Dan Lisuk, LCCC Board President hopes that with the Infinite Disc, as well as several other sculptures on the grounds, that people will come to Leland to admire and appreciate the sculptures all year round. Charles Hall was honored and proud to have the sculpture placed here in Leland where it could become part of the art community.
The Infinite Disc, according to Mr Hall, represents the infinity in the universe. The gate in the shape of Pi (π) for the concept of infinity, the disc itself represents the Universe, the Hole in the Universe is a reference to the infinite void and the cracks represent all the mysteries in the Universe.
The “Disc” was designed and executed in the mid 80’s. The glass is a billet of glass from Schott Optical Glass that was discarded as unusable for the rose-colored lenses that would have been make from it. Since the glass had not been annealed the cracks were inevitable and the form had to be reassembled. Mr. Hall had the hole drilled in the middle and then polished it to optical standards. The stainless-steel perforated band was placed around it and used high-strength steel fittings that allow it to move on its vertical axis. Before making the trip to Leland, it was assembled out of doors at Mr. Halls residence in Rochester for about 15 years.
This one-day Plein Air Painting Event and Exhibit, hosted by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center at the Old Art Building, will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018. The public can view artists painting “LIVE” from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in and around picturesque Leland capturing images of historic Fishtown, views of orchards and vineyards, spectacular terrain, and beautiful beaches.
The public is invited to the reception and sale of paintings “fresh off the easel” from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Old Art Building in Leland. 40% of art sales will be donated to the Old Art Building. Prizes for best of show and people’s choice will be awarded.
Tickets for this event are $10 available at mynorthtickets.com, the Old Art Building or at the door.
ARTISTS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT may click the link below, call the office at 231-256-2131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is delighted to welcome Voice finalist and Leelanau County resident Joshua Davis to the Old Art Building stage for this short run of intimate Michigan venues. The Valentine themed “Good Love Lasts” tour features songs of life, heartbreak and love to warm you up on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this event will be $20 and will be available at MyNorthTicket.com or by calling 231-256-2131.
Joshua Davis released a new album, The Way Back Home, on September 8, 2017. The Way Back Home, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, is Davis’ latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest, hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.
A tried and true Michigan musician, with an upbringing that occupied the urban landscapes of Detroit while spending summers in the wilderness in Marquette, MI brings into view the backdrop of Davis’ latest works. The Way Back Home follows a series of singular recordings by the prolific songwriter who has shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of American folk music icons such as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, and Abigail Washburn.
After “The Voice”, Davis entered the recording sessions with a well-honed voice sharpened for the collaboration with Steve Berlin. Recorded in East Lansing, MI by legendary engineer Glenn Brown, Davis’ signature lyricism and deft acoustic guitar work is backed by a trio of Michigan’s finest musicians– Jack White’s bassist Dominic John Davis, pianist Mike Lynch (Willie Nelson, Leon Russell), and drummer Mike Shimmin (The Olllam).
“The Way Back Home is a very personal look at where I’ve been and who I’ve become,” says Davis. “In my 20’s, I felt like a disconnected ghost going town to town performing every night, and it just wasn’t a healthy life. I’ve learned many valuable lessons in how to be a better person, husband and father. Home grows and changes with or without you. If you don’t pull it together, it’ll leave you behind. I feel very reassured to have found stable ground in life and in a career that isn’t necessarily filled with security. The album takes listeners through my own trials and tribulations.”
For more information about Joshua visit joshuadavismusic.com
This concert is sponsored in part by the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Edmund F & Virginia B Ball Foundation. For more information visit oldartbuilding.com or call 231-256-2131.
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111 S. Main Street, PO Box 883
Leland, MI 49654