Practice, Rhythm & Ritual: Meditative Minimalism

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August 22, 2017
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-9488

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Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City Presents
“Practice, Rhythm, and Ritual: Meditative Minimalism”
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN - Crooked Tree Arts Center announces its new multimedia art exhibition, “Practice, Rhythm, and Ritual: Meditative Minimalism,” which will be on display at its Traverse City gallery through September 30. The exhibit features four Michigan artists exploring the relationships between studio practice and rituals, mindfulness, and materials. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Lydia Boda, Deanna Hergt-Willmott, Nathan Lareau, and Brian Schorn are featured in the exhibit. Lydia Boda is based in Grand Rapids, and is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design. Lydia builds her labor intensive, hand sewn works in a ritualized practice that engages both memory and daydream. Her featured piece in the exhibit is a hand stitched, organic installation, which reaches from floor to ceiling.

Petoskey-based artist Deanna Hergt-Willmott’s art expresses her deep connection to the powerful simplicity and magnificent beauty of our local environment. Through the media of clay, water, and glaze, Deanna aims to represent and evoke the subtle colors and patterns that she experiences while walking along Lake Michigan.

Nathan Lareau lives in Grand Rapids, and teaches at his alma mater, Aquinas College. Through sculpture and video, his work explores how sound and rhythm exist in the work, both visually and aurally. By revealing the connections between music and our physical world, the work creates opportunity for an expanded observation of one’s surroundings.

With the use of found and natural materials, humor, simplicity, and a heightened attention to process, artist Brian Schorn seeks to explore the intersection of art, science, and spirituality. His contemplative practice is an ongoing attempt to “see things as they are."

During the run of the exhibit, CTAC-TC will present related programs, including:
  • August 22: Coffee @ Ten free lecture with artist Brian Schorn.
  • September 19-October 3: The Art of Zen class with instructor Marica Borrel.
  • September 19: Coffee @ Ten free lecture on the mind/body connection.

Crooked Tree Arts Center is a non-profit arts organization, founded in 1971, with a mission to inspire and enrich lives through the arts.  It offers exhibits, concerts, classes and workshops, lectures, special events, and more, from its locations in Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan.

For more information, please visit the Crooked Tree Arts Center website at, or call (231) 941-9488.


Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City
322 Sixth Street, Traverse City, 49684
(231) 941-9488

Megan Kelto, Associate Director, (231) 941-9488