Having an art to fall back on

Posted on March 28, 2011

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My friend Molly is raising her children right.  “You should have an art to fall back on,” she tells them.  Traverse City is a good place to do that. 

Babs writes: The arts are alive and well in Northern Michigan. This is taken from inside the Dennos Museum in Traverse City. Unfortunately I do not know the name of the artist who did the outdoor sculpture, but like it a lot. The Dennos brings great things to Traverse City and it’s always worth stopping to see what they have.

I love the Dennos.  It’s a small museum, but very well designed and curated.  The Inuit art collection is something special, there’s a good performing arts series, and there’s a hands-on children’s room where I like to spend a lot of time whenever I’m there.  The museum store is a tiny treasure house. 

While Babs was hanging out at the Museum, Louan and I were over at Sleder’s listening to Bill Staines.  Stories ripple through his music, or maybe it’s the other way around, but at the end you know you’ve been someplace else for a little while, and you know you’d like to find your way back there again sometime. 

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