Artist & Writer Residency

Mission: Our mission is to connect artists and writers from around the world with the local community to inform, educate and empower people through art in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

During my stay, I made many Haiku/Tanka and was able to visualize them as my individual art practice. Thank you for the great hospitality, and community members to support my work!! I will miss being here.

Fly debris
Dusk and Iron
Baby Bump
Hungry raccoon
Prowl about for birdseeds

On ceiling
Hung over
Swinging stains

Mami Takahashi – June 2018

Time to visualize my practice

Wow, What an incredibly productive two weeks amidst glorious sunny weather, brilliant scenery, and excellent company.

I appreciate the gift of time, not just the solo work hours in the studio, but the time you all spent with me on hikes, mushroom hunting excursions, and trips to other sites around here.

I can honestly say I learned quite a bit about plant life, seasons, various animals, and the moon – which has really galvanized the content and production of my work.

Joanna Hoge – May 2016

The Gift of Time