Taking a class at The Clearing is a wonderful and truly memorable experience, but not everyone can participate in a Clearing class every year. If you can't join us for a class this year, maybe you can join us for one or more of many special events planned for 2013. Below is a list of some of those events and activities. You can also view these and the entire Clearing calendar, including classes, by clicking the calendar link to the left.
Take a look. If a class isn't in your future in 2013, maybe one of our special events is!
Welcoming Winter Celebration
December 12 | 4 - 7 PM | Jens Jensen Visitor Center
Join us for a special seasonal celebration in December. Enjoy fine wines, gourmet and artisan cheeses, holiday sweets and seasonal music in the glow of The Clearing's Christmas forest in the Jens Jensen Center.
Winter Program Potlucks
January 10, January 24,
February 7, February 216 - 8 PM | Stella Maris Parish, Sister Bay
"Taste of The Clearing" potlucks are almost as much a part of The Clearing's Winter Program as the classes themselves. Meeting new friends and enjoying lively conversation during meals is a long-standing tradition of The Clearing's Summer Program. Taste of The Clearing potlucks help extend this tradition into the Winter Program. All students, instructors and one guest are invited to attend this social event in conjunction with The Clearing's Winter Program. Please bring a dish to pass able to serve 6-8 people. Doors open at 5:00 and dinner is at 6:00. Come and enjoy the camaraderie and food!
The Clearing Speaks: Project Council Ring
May 4 - December 19, 2014
The Clearing Speaks is a combination of two unique exhibitions celebrating both visual and written work inspired by The Clearing’s beautiful landscape, charming buildings and creative spirit. Initiated in 2010 to help celebrate The Clearing’s 75th anniversary, The Clearing Speaks gained instant popularity and quickly became an annual fund raising event.
This years’ exhibition theme is The Clearing’s council rings. Council rings are a Jens Jensen motif, intended as a spiritually powerful symbol of fellowship, unity, and equality. The Clearing property contains three circular stone council rings. The Small Council Ring was built in 1925 by Jensen's son-in-law, Marshall Johnson, and a friend of his. The Dance Ring was built in 1938 with stones from the Schoolhouse quarry and was designed for folk dancing, which was part of Jensen’s Danish heritage. The Buchholz Council Ring was built by students in 2000 in honor of long-time resident managers, Don and Louise Buchholz.
Instructors, students and friends are invited to share their artistic interpretations and perspectives of these wonderful historic landscape elements through unique and inspirational works of art and writing.