2017-04-27 / Life in Leelanau

‘Exposures’ release includes music from five local schools


THIS COLORFUL streetscape, painted by Glen Lake junior Breanna Geiger, was also selected for "Exposures". THIS COLORFUL streetscape, painted by Glen Lake junior Breanna Geiger, was also selected for "Exposures". Creative writing and visual arts again have a place to be celebrated as the “Exposures 2017” county journal for students will soon be released.

The publication, now in its 29th year, includes original artwork, essays and poetry from students at Glen Lake, The Leelanau School, Leland, Northport, Pathfinder, St. Mary and Suttons Bay.

The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host an opening reception Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

“We as art teachers were really excited get more involved in the reception this year and are including student performing arts for a wider view of the arts in our seven schools,” Leland art teacher Kat Murphy said. “We brought back together our CLAE (Collaborative Leelanau Arts Educators) to plan, and it was a great opportunity to network and share ideas.”


JAKOB HESTER, a Northport junior, submitted this piece for "Exposures". JAKOB HESTER, a Northport junior, submitted this piece for "Exposures". A musical performance by students from five of seven participating schools in the county will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Participating muscians are the Pathfinder String Ensemble; Madelynn Porter, vocalist from Suttons Bay; Gwen Morris, oboist, also from Suttons Bay; vocalist and songwriter Lexi Schaub of St. Mary School; “Mighty Snappy” from the Leelanau School; and the Glen Lake drumline.

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of participating schools and area businesses.

All students whose work is included in the book will receive a complimentary copy. Additional copies will go on sale for $5 per issue at area book stores.

The exhibit continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Exposures” is made available with financial support from many generous individuals and Genuine Leelanau, suttons Bay Art Festival, Glen Arbor Art Association, Leelanau Township Foundation, Leland Educational Foundation, Suttons Bay-Bingham Fund, and the Youth Advisory Council of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation are also gratefully acknowledged.



IRIS WALTERS, a Leland Public School junior, had her work selected for the cover of the 29th annual issue of "Exposures". IRIS WALTERS, a Leland Public School junior, had her work selected for the cover of the 29th annual issue of "Exposures".

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