Kids Create After-School ~ Thursdays ~ Till 5:15 pm

Starting April 4 ~ Ages 6 – 9 ~ limited to 10

Kids Create After School is our newest children’s arts program for children 6 – 9 years old. Join Ms Michelle for a six week program of “All Things Under the Sun” that will guide our art projects. We will be: Creating Canvas Collages, Making Books, Container Suncatchers, Tissue Paper Balloon Bowls and doing some interpretive Dancing. We will begin each week with a story and a snack before we Delve into our art project. We ask that you please Pre-register your child so that we have your current contact information, but drop ins are welcome. . .if there is room. There is only room for 10 students, so don’t procrastinate!

Cost:

All Sessions $75 / non-members $85
Drop ins $25 / non-members $17 Price includes adult escort from school to the OAB and a snack

Register Here

Salon des Refus’es Redux

Armed Forces Day Fundraiser Featuring Knee Deep

May 18, 2019 7 – 10 pm

Knee Deep and the Veterans Housing USA (local non-profit) salute Armed Forces Day with a special community charity event to raise funding and awareness for local veterans and their housing needs.

Located at the Old Art Building in beautiful Leland, MI this special event features the local classic rock band Knee Deep. As seen at Rock the Shop at the Workshop Brewery, Mount Holiday Slush Cup and the Mid-Michigan Veterans Honors Flight in Lake Ann, among other local favorites, Knee Deep brings a fun filled, energetic evening of entertainment to the Old Art Building stage. Break out your dance shoes and lift your lighters as Knee Deep salutes our local veterans.

Veterans Housing USA proudly supports its veterans throughout the local community. With it’s roots in Traverse City, this non-profit helps to provide a stable, affordable housing option for veterans throughout Northern Michigan. Their goal is to provide affordable housing, veterans resources, and the feeling of camaraderie and support wherever needed. The goal of this evening is to help raise additional funding for this local organization to help further their cause of helping our local veterans and their housing struggles.

Come celebrate Armed Forces Day with an evening of entertainment and fundraising for our local veterans!

Knee Deep !
Veterans Housing USA !
The Old Art Building !

Leelanau at its finest!

Rivers And Tides Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time ~ April 18

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is hosting the screening of a documentary film about Andy Goldsworthy a British artist known for his site-specific installations involving natural materials and the passage of time.  The film Rivers & Tides will be shown on April 18 at 7 pm at the Old Art Building in Leland. Doors will open at 6:30 for refreshments. Admission is Free, Donations Appreciated.

Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist known for his site-specific installations involving natural materials and the passage of time. Working as both sculptor and photographer, Goldsworthy crafts his installations out of rocks, ice, leaves, or branches, cognizant that the landscape will change, then carefully documents the ephemeral collaborations with nature through photography.

“It’s not about art,” he has explained. “It’s just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.” Born on July 29, 1956 in Cheshire, United Kingdom, the artist spent his teenage years working as a farm laborer in rural England before going on to study art at Bradford College of Art and later Preston Polytechnic. In 1985, the artist moved to Scotland where he began producing work inspired by Robert Smithson and other Land Art practitioners from the 1960s and 1970s. Over the following decades, he became associated with the Environmental Art movement alongside Richard Long and Chris Drury. In 2001, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary film Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time was released, showing the artist at work in nature and his process beforehand.

2019 Visiting Artist ~ Seth Bernard

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center is proud to announce the 2019 Visiting Artist (formerly the Artist in Residence). Chosen for this year is singer/songwriter Seth Bernard. Seth will be join by fellow musicians on June 22 to help us celebrate our full day of the Summer Solstice Celebration with a Summer Solstice Concert. He will also offer two sessions titled Intergenerational Songwriting. A class for all ages, multi-family members and individuals are invited to experience the joy of songwriting. Each session will end with the song written by the group.

Born and raised on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a renowned Michigan-based collective of successful independent musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy, social justice, creative empowerment and community building.

Seth has traveled the world and blanketed the US as a magnetic performer and uplifting cultural worker and is equally at home fronting a large electrified ensemble as he is holding a crowd with nothing but an acoustic guitar. Seth has served as the Director of the Musical Ambassador Program for On the Ground where he helped cultivate partnerships and cultural exchanges between communities in southern Mexico, Ethiopia and eastern Congo and communities in Michigan with a focus on solidarity and creative collaboration.

Seth “Eggs” Bernard is a NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award winner for Arts Education and has worked with SEEDS and On Stage for Kids bringing nature-based experiential creative empowerment to young people across the Great Lakes region and beyond.

In early 2018, Bernard launched the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a social movement using storytelling and music to amplify the groundswell of support for water issues.

Seth is a prolific songwriter and recording artist with 12 solo albums and a dozen more collaborative projects in his catalogue. He’s won 8 Jammie awards as a recording artist and producer, and has been a longtime iconic leader and steward of Michigan’s music community. His newest work, “Eggtones”, is a four album series released over the last 2 years to critical acclaim. 

“I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.”

-Greg Brown, Folk Legend

“This music not only swings, rocks, and grooves–it matters. It’s the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.”

-Bill McKibben, Author, environmentalist, journalist

“The argument for the most influential human in the Michigan music uprising of the past decade may begin and end with one Seth Bernard.”                                                         

 -Jack Clark, Red House Concerts

Old Art Building Captures the Sun:

All Points North Foundation Awards Solar Grant to LCCC

Leland, MI- The Leelanau Community Cultural Center (LCCC) has been awarded a $60,000 grant to install a 20 kW rooftop solar system on the Old Art Building. The solar panels will produce electricity equal to, or above, the building’s current annual usage.  Funding for the project is from All Points North Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to supporting programs that promote solar energy awareness, education, training and hands-on application of solar as a practical and cost-efficient energy source. Peninsula Solar, LLC, of Leelanau County and Marquette, will do the installation in the spring.

“The Leland community cares about the quality of the environment,” said Dan Lisuk, Board President of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center, in explaining the reason they sought a solar power at the Old Art Building.  “As an organization, we continually try to reflect community standards, and this region places a high premium on the quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene and clean, beautiful and natural surroundings.” 

Students in the science classes at Leland Public School will incorporate the solar project into their learning.  Jenifer Zywicki, 8th grade science teacher says, “I am continuously looking for connections between my classroom and the ‘real world’.  It is exciting to be able to partner with a local organization. This collaboration will allow our students to interact with the process to see the benefits and challenges of solar energy along the way.”

“We have a dual mission, promoting projects that increase solar energy awareness, and also improving public middle school education,” said Laura Staich, Executive Director, All Points North Foundation. “This project combines both, and reflects our vision of striving toward a better future for our planet and our children.”

Becky Ross, LCCC Executive Director asks everyone “to mark your calendars for our Solar Celebration on June 22nd! We’ll have an energetic concert featuring singer songwriter Seth Bernard, science projects created by the students, solar art and more…”

For over 96 years the Old Art Building has been both a touchstone and a welcome home sign for the residents and visitors of Leland, Michigan to enjoy a variety of over 600 programs focused on education, arts and culture. Today, the building is known as one of the oldest, continuous art centers in the state, where young and old can come together and learn how to dance, paint or see a world class concert.

Since becoming a nonprofit in 1992, the LCCC has been administering these cultural programs and working to maintain the Old Art Building. In addition to providing a clean energy source, the new power system will help mitigate the rising cost of energy. A monitoring display unit on the outside of the building will provide the public with real time information on energy consumption and savings. The LCCC will coordinate on-site visits for both private and public area schools. In addition, LCCC will highlight the benefits of solar energy through lectures and tours of the building and will produce a flyer for the 16,000 visitors who come through the doors every year.

While the primary mission of the LCCC is to promote cultural enrichment programs and events, and provide a gathering place for the community, the new PV solar system helps to ensure that the building will continue to be a significant part of Leelanau history for years to come.

Leland Little Birds ~ Music with Miriam Pico

April 12, 19, & 26 May 10, 17, & 26
Drop in: $10 for 1st child, $5 for additional.
9:30 – 10:30 am

Little Bird School of Song is where children (ages 0 to 5) and adults can sing, dance, be silly, and play provided instruments together – all while incorporating educational elements of music theory, Spanish, and empowered individual creativity! During the weekly one-hour sessions, you and your child will be invited to participate in community with a varied mix of original and traditional songs. The focus is on having fun, promoting positive messages of peace and self-acceptance and fostering the joy of being mindfully “in the moment” with the people you love.

Professor Qwbli 1/2 Day Camp, ages 7 – 14, at the Old Art Building ~ 4/19

Professor Qwbli’s is bringing their  Day Camp to Leland & The Old Art Building! Professor Qwbli’s Camps are Northern Michigan fastest growing and most dynamic experience!

Professor Qwbli’s  Camps offer unique opportunities for kids to develop their cognitive abilities, as well as motor functions and important life skills such as patience, cooperation, concentration, teamwork, perseverance and leadership in a setting that is just plain fun!
Ages: 7 – 14
Date:  Friday,  April 19
Time:   11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost:  $30

To Register Click Here

You will be redirected to Professor Qwbli’s website

Looking for Summer Camp with Professor Qwbli?

Ages: 7 – 14
Dates:  August 5 – August 9 & August 12 – August 16
Time:
Drop off: 8:00 – 9:00 am
Camp: 9:00 am – 4:00 PM
Cost: $255

Interested? Click here for more information and to register

Harry Potter Movie Marathon ~ March 2 & 3 ~ 8 am – 7 pm ~ FREE