Events

April 2019

2019 Exposures Exhibit
Starts: April 19 - Ends: April 28

Exhibit: Exposures

The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates the 31st edition of Exposures, an annual exhibition of creative work of nearly 100 Leelanau County students…

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2019 leelanau exposures
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Reception: Exposures

An opening reception to honor the exhibitors for the Exposures exhibit.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Yarn Bomb Maker Day

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is hosting a yarn bomb Maker Day. This is the first of four Makers Days leading up to a September 15 yarn bombing/installation in Glen Arbor.

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May 2019

2019 CATS Exhibit Barbara Reich Flow
Friday, May 10, 2019

The CATS on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure

In 2016 five Leelanau County painters followed in the historic footsteps of seven Canadian painters. The result is a visual record of “The Cats on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure.”

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2019 CATS Art Exhibit reception
Friday, May 10, 2019

Reception: The CATS on the Prowl

A reception to meet their artists for “The Cats on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure.”

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2019 CATS Exhibit Barbara Reich Flow
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Talk About Art: The Cats

In 2016 five Leelanau County painters followed in the historic footsteps of seven Canadian painters. The result is a visual record of “The Cats on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure.”

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2019 AIR Susan Wink Amore
Friday, May 17, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Susan Wink

Susan Wink, a Big Rapids resident, shares stories from her 2019 Glen Arbor Arts Center residency, which focuses on a mixed media project called “Grace + Despair.”

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Woman With Hat
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lecture: Picasso in Paris, Matisse in Nice (with Luncheon)

Glen Arbor Arts Center present “Picasso in Paris, Matisse in Nice,” an art talk about the creative genius of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

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Woman With Hat
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lecture: Picasso in Paris, Matisse in Nice (Lecture Only)

Glen Arbor Arts Center present “Picasso in Paris, Matisse in Nice,” an art talk about the creative genius of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

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2019 AIR Jessica Kovan Finding Balance In The Noise
Friday, May 31, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Jessica Kovan

Jessica Kovan, the GAAC’s second 2019 artist-resident, talks about a new series of mixed-media paintings titled “Art In Nature” – the focus of her AIR residency work.

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June 2019

2019 AIR Rebecca Casement Offerings Detail
Friday, June 14, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Rebecca Casement

Rebecca Casement is a graduate student at Michigan State University, and the GAAC’s third 2019 artist-resident.

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July 2019

2019 MMF NMC Concert band
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NMC Concert Band

Northwestern Michigan College students and community musicians kick off Manitou Music 2019 with a concert of wide-ranging favorites for the whole family.

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2019 Manitou Music Bumpus
Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 Dune Climb Concert: Bumpus

Bumpus and their powerful brand of soul music channels the uplifting energy of Sly & the Family Stone, the energy of James Brown and the reflective cool of Marvin Gaye.

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2018 Dune Climb Jazz North
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jazz North

Jazz North is a “little” big band. The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues, from Latin to bebop.

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2019 MMF Ruth and Max Bloomquist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Ruth and Max celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in folk, bluegrass, and traditional music.

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2019 MMF May Erlewine
Sunday, July 28, 2019

May Erlewine

May Erlewine is a contemporary folk singer and songwriter based in Michigan whose pastoral, socially conscious music has won a sizable and growing following…

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2019 MMF Realta
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Réalta

Réalta make full use of the intricate melodies and driving rhythms that make Irish music so loved throughout the world.

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August 2019

Starts: August 1 - Ends: August 3

Plein Air Weekend: Save the Dates

The 2019 Plein Air Weekend will be held August 1 – 3.

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2019 MMF Chatham Rabbits
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Chatham Rabbits

It’s been about music from the get go. Austin McCombie and Sarah Osborne crossed paths in 2013 when he spotted her onstage opening for Mandolin Orange.

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2019 MMF The Founding
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Founding

The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting…

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Manitou Music Festival Summer Singers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Singers

The Summer Singers, an all-volunteer group of 50 voices, put a period on Manitou Music 2019. As the traditional closing act of the Manitou Music Festival…

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2019 Art Exhibit Members Create
Friday, August 16, 2019

Exhibit: Members Create

Come see what GAAC “Members Create” at the opening reception for the GAAC’s annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents.

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2019 Art Exhibit Members Create reception
Friday, August 16, 2019

Reception: Members Create

Come see what GAAC “Members Create” at the opening reception for the GAAC’s annual exhibition showcasing members’ talents.

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2019 AIR Patricia Schaefer Bather
Friday, August 30, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Patricia Schaefer

During her GAAC artist-residency painter Patricia Schaefer wants to explore the overlay of the human body in the landscape…

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September 2019

2019 AIR Emily Bate headshot
Friday, September 13, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Emily Bate

Vocal arranger and composer Emily Bate’s GAAC artist-residency will be spent composing and scoring music that is still in rough-draft form.

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2019 AIR Maureen Heintz fireworks 2018
Friday, September 27, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Maureen Heintz

Maureen Heintz’s GAAC artist-residency focuses on her experiments in long-exposure photography.

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October 2019

2019 AIR Elyse Buffenbarger
Friday, October 11, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Elyse Buffenbarger

Elyse Buffenbarger will be editing a collection of short stories from her book What We Have To Lose, a love story and a tragedy.

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The Prophet
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lecture: German Expressionism

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an art history talk about German Expressionism.

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