Harbor Springs Summer Friends Lecture Series
July 19 Scott Hocking was born in Redford Township, Michigan in 1975. He has lived and worked in Detroit proper since 1996. He creates site-specific sculptural installations and photography projects, often using found materials and abandoned locations. Inspired by anything from ancient mythologies to current events, his installations focus on transformation, ephemerality, chance, and discovering beauty through the cycles of nature. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the University of Michigan, the Smart Museum of Art, the School of the Art Institute Chicago, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Mattress Factory Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Kunst-Werke Institute, the Van Abbemuseum, and Kunsthalle Wien. He has received multiple awards, including a Kresge Fellowship and a Knight Foundation Challenge Grant, as well as residential grants in France, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and throughout the United Scott Hocking_The_Celestial_Ship_of_the_North_Emergency_ArkStates. He is represented by Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit.
July 26 Anders Kelto is Public Radio International’s The World’s Africa Correspondent, based in Cape Town, South Africa. His primary focus is on health and development, and he also covers breaking news, politics, and culture. He has reported on everything from medical circumcision in rural South Africa, to media reforms in Zimbabwe, to discrimination against HIV-positive pregnant women in Kenya, to the disappearance of traditional names in Ethiopia. A Traverse City native, Anders was a three-time All-American and “Mr. Soccer” award winner in high school. He played college soccer at Brown University and Michigan State, where he was named All-Ivy League and All-Big Ten. He played for three seasons with the New England Revolution reserve team and coached for five seasons at Brown. Kelto is the co-founder and director of Mr. Soccer Camps in Traverse City.
August 2 Ken Stolpmann Wooden boat builder by profession, New Zealand native, Ken Stolpmann creates functional works of art in his wood-framed bicycles called Owen Bikes.
August 9 Marie Eckstein and Lin Alessio Red Dirt Road is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women in Cambodia by providing them business and sewing skills to create, market and sell handmade designs.
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Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!