Traverse Higher Art Gallery is dedicated to increasing the visibility of artists in all disciplines whose work is focused on exploring their unique vision. Located at 126 S. Union Street, in Traverse City, Michigan, the gallery focuses on innovative contemporary art. Tel: 231-735-4448.
Along with outstanding regional photography and landscape paintings, the gallery is renowned for its contemporary folk art, which is colorful, joyful, uplifting, and often humorous.
Whimsical Jewelry by Elizabeth Paxson is available at the new gallery location at 317 A, E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan. Paxson also designed the bold entry arch for the gallery.
An entry in the form of a multi-dimentional installation. Featured exhibit at the First United Methodist Church, Fulton St., downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sept. 19- Oct. 7, 2012.
A place dedicated to the preservation and nurturing of honeybees and other pollinators, upon which humankind and other species are totally dependent for food.
For thousands of years, the bee has been treated as a scared animal, and has been revered by humans and associated with gods and goddesses. In the last 200 years, the bee has been subjugated by humans for profit, poisoned by toxic chemicals, and treated as a mere commodity to be exploited for our use. This is at our peril. Whether or not one believes that humanity can survive without bees, the quality of life without them would be a dismal prospect, limiting our food to grains and meat, and leading to the demise of all creatures that depend on flowers, fruits, and vegetables, which would inevitably lead to the collapse of the whole food chain.
The treatment of nature as a commodity, and the loss of our relationship with the sacredness of the bee and our connection to the web of life on the earth has us to the brink of a dark and perilous time as a species. Please see information on my installation called "Sacred Hive," and support organizations that are working to save the bees.
The website of my brother, science fiction writer, inventor and philosopher extraordinaire.