Virtual Coffee @ Ten Talks

Coffee @ Ten is our free lecture series. Each session, CTAC will host a presentation by or discussion with interesting people engaging in the arts.

Join Scott Leipski in this online conversation about his work.
No fee.
Petoskey artist Heidi Marshall will speak about her creative practice.
No fee.


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Passionate Reality 6/11 Meet the artists in Passionate Reality

We have the power to choose the way we see the world. Through the imaginative colors and bold brush strokes of six Northern Michigan artists, Passionate Reality: Life in Full Color presents a world that is full of life, energy, vibrancy, and passion.
The exhibition includes work by artists Brenda J. Clark, Susan Glass, Debra Howard, Colleen Shull, Pam Spicer, and Jennifer Tobias.

Coffee@Ten6/4 Zakkiyyah Nejeebah Dumas-O'Neal with Juana Williams

This year, Good Hart Artist Residency contracted with Juana Williams, a Detroit-based curator who specializes in elevating diverse voices in art, to select a Black Artist on an invitation basis for one of their 2021 residencies. The artist selected for the 2021 Elevating Diverse Voices Residency is Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas-O’neal.

Raymond Gaynor 4/23 Rymond Gaynor

Photographer Raymond Gaynor. Raymond is featured in a solo exhibition at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey A Land's Conservancy: Reclaiming Nature, on display April 19 - June 1. We will discuss this exhibition, Ray's work, and his involvement with Little Traverse Conservancy.

Cody Walker Headshot 4/9 Cody Walker

Cody Walker recently completed a residency at Good Hart Artist Residency in Good Hart, Michigan, and is the co-director of the Bear River Writers Conference. 

Coffee@Ten 3/26 Celebrating Youth Arts in Northern Michigan

Celebrating K-12 Youth Arts in Northern Michigan. 

Preserving Tradition through Arts and Crafts3/12 Preserving Tradition Through Arts and Craft

Ways of making decorative and functional objects have existed and evolved over tens of thousands of years. Through this evolution, new contemporary art practices emerge, but what traditions, practices, and crafts remain? Which fade away? Do we have an obligation to preserve the traditions of the past?


Coffee@Ten2/26 Classical Music and Climate Change

Join Classical IPR's music director Amanda Sewell for a look at how composers and classical musicians in the 21st century are addressing issues related to climate change. From pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi's performance of his "Elegy for the Arctic" on a melting glacier in Norway to initiatives such as the German Orchestra of Change promoting sustainable reforestation techniques in Madagascar, we'll consider several recent projects at the intersection of climate change and classical music.  Click here for links referenced during the conversations.

AGM salon Show2/12 Artist Guild Member Show

Celebrating the Guild Member Salon Show Each year, Crooked Tree Arts Center celebrates the creative work of our Guild Member Artists in our annual Guild Member Salon Show. This invitational exhibition presents a diverse collection of art by equally diverse artists. This year's exhibit was developed virtually. Join us for a brief exhibit walkthrough and conversation about the Artist Guild Membership and annual show.  Click here for artist links.

Coffee@Ten1/29 Preserving Creativity through Arts Advocacy.  Michelle Boyer, Ragnar Avery, Alison Watson, Executive Director of Michigan Council for the Arts and Culture Agency and John Elwell, Edward Jones of Traverse City

Click here for document referenced by John Elwell.

Craig Hadley1/15 Craig Hadley:  Preserving Family Treasures
Click HERE for resources referenced during the conversation


Sue Uhlig12/11 Sue Uhlig:  Collaboration, Collecting and Art as a Agent for Social Change

Show Notes


Zach Tate11/13 Zach Tate:  Ceramic Arts and the Community


Art & Music Under Nazi Germany10/30 Art & Music Under Nazi Germany

Amanda Sewell



ClaySpace TC10/16 Community Collaborations- ClaySpace TC
Clay Maas and Phil Wilson discuss their community driven clay center.

Collective Impulse10/2 Collective Impulse
Join Michigan artists Ruth Bardenstein, Jean Beuscher Bartlett, and Susan Moran in a conversation about their work and exhibition, The Collective Impulse.

Color Catchers9/15 Color Catchers
Kathleen Carpenter, Marilyn Hoogstraten, Kathy Silbernagel, Babs Young

Paint Grand Traverse 20208/4- Paint Grand Traverse 2020 
Featured artists:  Kurt Anderson, Kristin Hosbein, Barb Reich, Bob Scudder, Jill Stefani Wagner 
with special guest, Megan Kelto

Delita Martin7/21 - Delita Martin, Black Box Press