18th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

18th Annual Bay Harbor Arts Festival

This year, 2017, the Bay Harbor Arts Festival is trying something new! With many developments and transformations happening throughout Bay Harbor, we are excited to showcase the present and future of the Village.

The dates and times for the 2017 show are
Friday, July 28, from 10am- 6pm
Saturday, July 29, from 10am – 6pm

Bay Harbor Arts Festival Details

Bay Harbor HISTORY

For over 100 years, mining operations and a massive cement plant had scarred over 1,200 acres and five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline on Little Traverse Bay.  After the industry played out and the land lay desolate, various developers tried to reclaim the site.  All of them failed.  Then, in 1993, David V. Johnson dreamed of transforming this abandoned moonscape into the most luxurious residential community on earth.  The undertaking became the largest land reclamation project in North America.

On July 12, 1994 his dream became reality with Governor John Engler on hand and thousands of spectactors looking on, explosions demolished the century-old cement plant smokestacks.  What followed, in March, 1995 was another “big bang” – the explosion that would blast away the barrier between Lake Michigan and a quarry letting water rush in at one million gallons per minute.  Within 24 hours, over 2.5 billion gallons would form the new “Nautical Center of the Great Lakes” in Bay Harbor Lake.

The vision was always to create the ultimate lifestyle, a year-round resort graced by boutique shopping, a deep-water marina, premier yacht club, equestrain center and a premier golf course with more water frontage than any course in North America.  All of this would be part of a greater community which encompasses 32 neighborhoods, each with it’s own uniqueness including the tranquility of woodland living in The Preserve to the Victorian charm of Village Beach.

Bay Harbor was built to be generational – for families to come and enjoy the amazing beauty and hand it down to their kids and grandkids. The plan was to keep it low-density, with generous use of nature preserves with homes high on a bluff, or at the waters edge or on the green of a championship golf course; all meticulously carved into the natural landscape and wrapped around Little Traverse Bay.

In just 20 years, there are property owners from around the globe and thousands of visitors who grace the community to attend premier events and enjoy the world-class amenities throughout every season.  What will truly be amazing is to see what the next 20 years will bring.

Realist Artist Roy Tabora finds inspiration through the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands

ArtQuench Introduces Artist Roy Tabora

Tabora continues the legacy of generations of artists who populate his family tree by capturing magical moments of the tranquil beauty of the Hawaiian Islands

Roy Tabora was destined to be an artist. Born into a family of painters, young Tabora was brought up in a world where art was a way of life. Under the watchful eye of a loving uncle, his hand was skillfully trained to reproduce what his heart saw. Those early days as a studio apprentice fueled his desire to elevate his art to one day stand among the works of the finest, past and present. By the age of twenty, the years of training and discipline had produced a highly accomplished realist painter. His quest for excellence continued with a formal education in fine art from the University of Hawaii. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s leading seascape painters.

Born on June 18, 1956, Tabora continues the legacy of generations of artists who populate his family tree. Growing up surrounded by art and artists, his earliest memories are of watching the creative process in action. His lessons in the disciplines of drawing and painting began almost as early as he can remember. During his youth, he was directed by his favorite uncle, Rick Gonzalez. As with all apprentices, his days were occupied by sweeping floors, cleaning paint brushes and preparing painting materials, as well as receiving expert training in the traditional techniques of the old masters.

Already an accomplished Realist at the age of twenty, he opted to continue his education, starting at Washington State University, and receiving his degree in fine arts from the University of Hawaii. He was soon discovered by Hawaii’s leading art galleries and has since risen to great renown as one of the finest seascape painters in the world. The splendor of Hawaii’s tropical shores is a constant source of Tabora’s inspiration yet in his creative process, he relies even more on his heart than he does on his eye. “I romanticize,” he says. “The scenes I portray are memories I have imagined…memories of when the footprints of men were not so prolific and deep. Nature alone is the subject of my work. Its allure is exquisitely pure; That’s what I wish to convey. I see Hawaii’s land and sea as the essence of beauty itself. It reaches to me with a richness of emotion that I simply must express.”

Tabora’s work is magical with a remarkable glow that seems to shine from an inner light. His colors are all at once subtle and intense. He achieves this through a long and painstaking process of layering and glazing. Tabora begins with a wash of turpentine and color. Then using oils, he under-paints the image. This is followed with five to ten applications of colors he calls transparent, each to bring out a greater sense of depth or tonal value. Each layer builds luminosity and light within the transparent waves. Highlights and glazes complete his paintings, resulting in works that enter our minds and become our dreams.

Tabora’s art strikes a chord deep within, sending us to a mystical place where our imagination is free to wander amid our fondest memories. Ultimately we arrive at a moment of tranquility. To capture these moments and share them with his viewers–this is the artist’s highest aim and this is the true essence of Roy Tabora’s unforgettable seascapes. His original paintings and limited editions prints are highly prized by collectors for their irresistible qualities of majesty, mood, and meticulous perfection.

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New Upcoming Band is One to Watch!

 ArtQuench Introduces The Responders

Friends, curiosity of music and a whole lot of talent and drive has led this band to pursue their ultimate dream of becoming the worlds next big success of artistic sound.

“ArtQuench says…This is the band you want to keep your eye on!”

This is the story of how it all happened so far……

Please Support and Share!

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Shane Fitzgerald (guitarist) and I (drummer) have known each other practically forever, but we really became friends when our lockers were next to each other’s in eighth grade. We ended up talking about music often, and it turned out we both were into a lot of the same bands, like Modest Mouse and Beirut. During the summer, Shane picked up a half-broken toy piano that was laying around my basement — he didn’t really know how to play it, but we thought what he played sounded great. Shortly after, I started playing a drum kit that had been abandoned in my basement for roughly fifteen years. Around then, Shane and I started a project that we called Tuna Inequality. We recorded a few improvisational pieces in one take as sort of a joke, but we ended up really liking how it came out. Tuna Inequality is really what let Shane and I to see music as a dream and gave us a drive to succeed as musicians.

We spent a few years trying to build connections and find dedicated musicians to join our band. We went through tons of iterations, playing at every school event we could under names like “The Sun Will Eventually Explode” and “Skinny Moth and The Prospect”. Unfortunately, Shane and I had a lot of trouble finding other musicians whose drive matched ours — it felt like every time we had a good band and material ready to record, somebody got too busy for the group or went off to college. Having to start over so many times was really discouraging, but we kept auditioning new members anyway in the hopes that something would take. The thing that really drew us to our current lineup is their drive and desire to improve just as much as their talent. We really feel like we’ve hit upon a group that is willing to put in the effort we need to make a real career of this.

How hard was it to make it to where you are now?

I know we haven’t really made it very far yet, but even getting here has felt like the hardest thing in the world. When you’re a musician, you want to put all your time and energy into music and take every possible opportunity to showcase your ideas, but life gets in the way. More than that, money gets in the way, and it’s sad because I think it takes away from the art of music. Shane and I have worked hard on managing our social media accounts and trying to engage our followers with our work, but sometimes even that feels cumbersome. Just making it to the point where we have music to show people has been very hard, and building a fan base seems nearly impossible. That said, we feel rewarded by all the work we’ve put in, too. Even though we’ve gone out onstage and failed to nail it countless times, it’s really allowed us to recognize our weaknesses and improve upon them.

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How do you keep each other strong?

Shane and I have been friends for a very long time and know each other well, so when either of us has doubts, the other’s always there to lean on. We try very hard to make sure everyone in the band is happy and comfortable coming forward with ideas or issues. Whenever someone feels like it’s not their place to make suggestions or speak up about a problem they have, he and I usually are the ones who pull the band through that. I think everyone in the band keeps each other strong, though — we’re all just trying to create something together, so we pick each other up when we have to.

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

In five years, I see us still gigging, whether we’re making money or not. Beyond that, it’s hard to know — while me, Shane, and the rest of the group would love if music were our actual career, whether that’s a realistic goal is up to the band as a whole. It’ll take a lot of luck to get there, but we’re working as hard as we can to achieve our dream.

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Now accepting submissions!

If you would like to submit your artwork/photography to become a resident artist with ArtQuench Gallery send us 2 images and information about yourself to artquenchsubmission@gmail.com 

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ArtQuench TV Presents Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

ArtQuench TV is Pleased to Present

Artist Kathy Curtis Cahill

Kathy was the winner of the ArtQuench TV Contest. The ArtQuench TV production crew met with Kathy and has created this video showcasing Kathy’s incredibly moving images and the telling of her heartfelt back story.

We Introduce “Memories and Demons”

 

Kathy Curtis Cahill

After being educated as an art teacher, I moved to Los Angeles and became involved in film and television. I worked in the Art Department as a Set Decorator, over 30 years in this capacity, garnering an Emmy Nomination in 2001. I retired in 2011 and now pursue photography full time. My subject matter is varied, I pursue what interests me at the moment, but all of my work reflects my extensive background in the artifice of the entertainment industry, telling a story non verbally, with the actors still off stage. I prefer to use mannequins and dolls as stand ins.

Your Opportunity to Meet the Artist

Kathy Curtis CahillKathy will be exhibiting at Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles

“Make Believe”

January 21 – January 31

Opening Reception   Sunday January 22, 3-6pm

KEYSTONE GALLERY

338 South Avenue 16

Los Angeles, Ca. 90031

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Now accepting submissions!

If you would like to submit your artwork/photography to become a resident artist with ArtQuench Gallery send us 2 images and information about yourself to artquenchsubmission@gmail.com 

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Call For Art and Photography

Call to Artists Reminder!

Submissions Deadline to participate in “Creative Masters III”

10 December 2016

Information

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ArtQuench Magazine will publish another“special edition”

 Of “Creative Masters” hard copy in 2017

We want to offer another way for artists to showcase their work and tell their story.
Our on-line magazine has been a success and we feel it is time to take another
step in our journey. Creative Masters will be for sale to the public through Magcloud.com and sent to galleries to help promote the artists work.

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This “special edition” will be a showcase of artists and photographers work along with up to 500 words to tell their story.

Artists may submit 3 images for display on a two page spread;

(One image will be displayed on the full left page with contact information

and 2 more images displayed on the right side along with text.)

The AQM “Creative Masters” special edition  will be  8 1/2 x 11 in size.

To participate in “Creative Masters”

Artists and photographers submit your 3 images and 500 words along with the contact information you wish to publish

TO:  artquenchmagazine@gmail.com

Once approved you will be sent payment information.

Purchase price for 1 two page spread in AQMCreative Mastersspecial edition is $275.00 US

NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS For AQM “Special Edition” “Creative Masters III

MUST BE IN BY Dec. 10, 2016  (This special edition will be published in March 2017)

 

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2 New art contests

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ArtQuench TV Contest Winner Announcement

ArtQuench is Excited to Announce

The Winner of the ArtQuench TV Contest

Congratulations! To Kathy Curtis Cahill

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After a long and intense reviewing process of over 60 very original creatives in the ArtQuench TV Contest the consensus was that Kathy Curtis Cahill’s creative way of using her imagination with the use of dolls and mannequins along with her incredible talent as a photographer brought a unique and expressive style that is one of a kind. 

ArtQuench TV will be filming with Kathy in the near future and publishing the interview at www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com 

We introduce you to;

Kathy Curtis Cahill

After being educated as an art teacher, I moved to Los Angeles and became involved in film and television. I worked in the Art Department as a Set Decorator, over 30 years in this capacity, garnering an Emmy Nomination in 2001. I retired in 2011 and now pursue photography full time. My subject matter is varied, I pursue what interests me at the moment, but all of my work reflects my extensive background in the artifice of the entertainment industry, telling a story non verbally, with the actors still off stage. I prefer to use mannequins and dolls as stand ins.

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 ArtQuench would like to thank everyone who sent in an entry. This was not an easy task of choosing just one artist to win. Everyone should feel proud of their work and knowing they were considered a contender. Keep going and stay in a positive light for there are more opportunities coming your way! 

Please NOTE: All “Official Entrants” in the ArtQuench TV Contest will be receiving a request for information to be published here at http://www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com You will get to tell your story and we will share it with the world!

(Allow one week for information request)

 

ArtQuench TV Contest Deadline September 25, 2016

ArtQuench is Holding a Contest and in November 2016 One Lucky Winner

Will have the ArtQuench TV crew come to their space and film an interview

all about what they do. 

Winner will be announced on September 28, 2016!

ArtQuench TV is searching for all creatives living in the

Southern California area.

Whether emerging or professional we want to see your work!

If you are an artist, actor, stand-up comedian, singer songwriter, you’re in a band, fashion designer or photography is your gift then we want to hear from you.

How It Works

*ArtQuench is holding a contest for participants living in the Southern California area.

*On Sept.28, 2016 One Lucky Winner will be announced in our newsletter and notified by email.

*In November 2016 the ArtQuench crew will come to the winners space to film an interview.

*The interview will be published at http://www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com via YouTube and in our next issue of AQM.

*This is a great opportunity to have a professional interview published of your work to share with the world!

To Enter

      1. Send us a link to your website or attach 2 images along with your information

          Send To: ArtQuench@gmail.com (subject line ArtQuench TV Contest)

Note; Due to the high volume of submissions anticipated in this contest ArtQuench will not be able to respond back to submissions

Unless accepted as an official entry.

2. If you are selected as an official entry then you will be notified by email

within 2 weeks of your submission and sent information on how to send in your $50.00 entry fee.

NOTE: All official entrants in the ArtQuench TV Contest will have their backstory and images published at ArtQuench Magazine online.

This means you will receive information requesting your BIO and images to be announced as a “Featured Artist” in our online version of ArtQuench Magazine to be viewed by thousand of followers consisting of Art lovers, Art collectors, entertainment professionals, Art galleries and many more.

Deadline to enter is September 25, 2016

Winner will be announced on September 28, 2016!

Don’t be shy and send us your information today!

And remember kids ArtQuench is Rated PG so let’s keep it clean.

 

ArtQuench Announcement Jonathan Karrant at Kitano Jazz Club Oct. 13th

Another Great Opportunity to see one of our favorite musical storytellers,

His technical and artistic proficiency inspires both musicians and audiences around the globe!

A must see!

Song styist Jonathan Karrant returns to Kitano on Thursday, October 13th.

Show starts at 8pm. Two sets 8pm and 10pm

For reservations call: 212-885-7119 or visit: www.kitano.com/Jazz-Schedule

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Song styist Jonathan Karrant returns to Kitano on Thursday, October 13th. Show starts at 8pm. Two sets 8pm and 10pm. With pianist Jon Weber, bassist Ed Howard and drummer Rob Garcia

For reservations call: 212-885-7119 or visit: www.kitano.com/Jazz-Schedule

 Location: 66 Park Ave, East 38th St. New York, NY 10016

Also Appearing: 

21 West End Friday, September 16th Seating @ 7:30, Show @ 8:00 21 North 2nd Street Fort Smith, AR 72901 Call for reverations: 479-434-4213

Kranzberg Arts Center Buy Tickets Friday, September 23rd Doors @ 7:30 pm, Show @ 8:00 pm 501 N Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103

Jonathan’s album, “On and On” hit #4 in jazz charts. He has received honors thoughout the states including; the 2014 New York City Jazz Cabaret Honors and, in 2015, he was voted “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards. Also, in 2015 Jonathan was named one of the top 12 rising jazz vocalists in New York. He has study the art of performance under the direction of Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling.

“A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced, Karrant carries these songs with an emotional weight that make it seem at times as if he had written them himself. Just listen to his jazzy makeover of the Beatles’ eternally beautiful “In My Life” and hear the yearning in his singing.” -Jazz Corner

“Jonathan Karrant works straight out of the American songbook with a level of manly confidence and jazz suave and bonhomie that was patented by Mel Torme himself.” -The Reader magazine

www.jonathankarrant.com 

View Jonathan on YouTube!

ArtQuench Supports Create Now Opportunities for the Youth In Need

Create Now

Gives youth-in-need opportunities to find their voices

Through arts mentoring and education.

Create Now has served 37,000 of the neediest youth in Southern California

since our inception 20 years ago.

Please support these kids and donate and share!

 

TALENT SHOWS FOR THE NEEDIEST CHILDREN

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Create Now

Is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Jill Gurr in 1996. Our mission is to help youth find their voices through arts mentoring and education.

We provide seven high-quality programs in music, visual arts, fashion, writing, performing arts, digital media and cultural excursions for the “forgotten children,” those who have fallen through the cracks and are struggling to survive.

 

These are vulnerable kids who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, orphaned, left homeless, runaways, throwaways, teen parents, victims of domestic violence, children of prisoners, substance abusers, gang members, and/or incarcerated.

 

Create Now has served 37,000 of the neediest youth in Southern California since our inception 20 years ago.

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Every dollar counts!

90% of all money received goes directly to our programs. 

 

To donate online, please click here

 Or contact Jill Gurr at:
(213) 747-2777.

You can also email: info@createnow.org, or mail a check to: Create Now, 1611 S. Hope Street, # E, Los Angeles, CA  90015.

 

Comunidad Cesar Chavez is an emergency homeless shelter in Boyle Heights that gives families 90 days to find a place to live.

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Kids who have been uprooted and are living in temporary housing feel stressed and lonely, but Create Now gave them relief with our three fun classes in Singing, taught by Melinda Salcido, Dance taught by Sonic and Acting with Joshua Ssettuba. They had a blast as they developed skills and made new friends.

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DeAnthony, age 12, shared, “Acting cheers us up when we’re down.” Angel, age 10, had stage fright and felt shy, but he really liked the dancing class, as did his 9-year-old brother Jaden. Their mother Lluvia remarked, “I saw them happy and excited when they practiced. Now they’re outgoing and confident.”

Michelle Baek, Children’s Program Coordinator at the shelter, expressed, “These classes boosted their confidence and made them aware of their talents. I saw a lot of kids coming out of their shells. They created bonds and had a great time even though they’re going through all of this.”

 

Olive Crest is an agency in Bellflower that offers a broad spectrum of care for abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Create Now implemented three more classes in Singing with Nasi Nassiri, Dance with Sonic and Acting with Joshua Ssettuba for 20 kids who are at-risk of being removed from their families. This program also culminated with a Talent Show for their families and friends, and was a huge hit with all the youth.

Resource Coordinator Carissa Cheung stated, “These classes taught the children how to be confident in themselves and they built their self-esteem. Their behavior is worlds apart – 180° – from when they first started this program. Their parents have been coming up to me nonstop and asking for more opportunities. Without Create Now, Olive Crest would not be able to do this.”
 
As with all Create Now programs, every participant received goodies, like backpacks, sunglasses, unique Certificates of Completion and other souvenirs to remind them of their accomplishments.

Watch this short video to see our program in action:

Thanks to the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation and California Community Foundation

For making these programs possible!

 

ArtQuench is Holding a Contest and in November 2016 One Lucky Winner

Will have the ArtQuench TV crew come to their space and film an interview

all about what they do. 

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Stacia Gates and Jennifer Bentson LA Art Show 2016

 

 

Comedian Paul Green at Flappers In Burbank Tonight!

ArtQuench Introduces Comedian Paul Green 

Check out his funny and witty show tonight at

Flappers Comedy Club

 102 East Magnolia, Burbank CA  91502  818-845-9721

10:00 pm Buy Tickets Now!

Paul GreenAbout Paul

Paul Green was born at a very young age…

but it wasn’t until the 4th grade when he realized he had a knack for making people laugh. As the emerging class clown, Paul loved to make his entire class laugh and would stop at nothing to bring the whole class to tears!

He told his teacher… READ MORE 

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ArtQuench is Holding a Contest and in November 2016 One Lucky Winner

Will have the ArtQuench TV crew come to their space and film an interview

all about what they do. 

READ MORE 

Stacia Gates and Jennifer Bentson LA Art Show 2016

 

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