Registration and Fees for Artworks Events

Most Artworks events (e.g., Exhibits, Foreign Film Series, Novel Tea Series) are free and open to the public. Classes and workshops, however, generally require advance registration and payment of fees. You can register at the Painted Turtle, 106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Mi 49307 during normal business hours; or by phone (231 796-2420) ; or online at Eventbrite.


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September 2017

Wolf’s Mouth

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By John Smolens, 2016 During WW II a large number of prisoners of war from Europe were transported to various camps across the US. This is the story of a camp located in Michigan’s UP, close to Grand Marais. It tells the story of Nazis who hung on to their tenants for the duration of their lives, those who got away but were pursued for many years and those who were finally punished for their war crimes. A great read!…

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October 2017

Sweets from Morocco

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By Jo Verity, 2009 Tessa and Lewis are unnerved by the arrival of baby brother Gordon. He has disrupted their perfect childhood and something must be done. Secretly they construct an effigy of the interloper and transport it to a phone box at the edge of town. They don't wish the baby dead, just gone, but when Gordon does disappear, it blights the lives of the whole Swinburne family. Coming to terms with the past doesn't get any easier with…

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November 2017

Hillbilly Elegy

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By J.D. Vance, 2016 Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal.analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. But has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with…

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December 2017

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By Jonas Jonasson, 2012 To lighten things up a bit, we turn now to another well-written silly and wonderful novel by a Swedish author, Johan Jonasson. About to turn 100, Allan Karlsson decides to terminate his time in a nursing home not by dying but by escaping. This is not your usual Nordic Noir. Events include a suitcase full of money, unpleasant criminals and an elephant. “Fast moving and relentlessly funny.” A good way to end a tough year here…

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