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6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States

April 2019

Exhibit: Exposures

April 19 - April 28
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2019 Exposures Exhibit

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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Reception: Exposures

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2019 leelanau exposures

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

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Little Artists (Drop-In)

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States

Each "Little Artists" session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack. “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult,…

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Yarn Bomb Maker Day

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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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

PL*ART Basics

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$45 – $60 2 tickets left
Oneill Plart

Frustrated by the amount of single-use, post-consumer plastic bags and packaging that stream through your life?

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The CATS on the Prowl: A Superior Adventure

May 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 26, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 CATS Exhibit Barbara Reich Flow

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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Reception: The CATS on the Prowl

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2019 CATS Art Exhibit reception

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

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Soft Pastel for Beginners

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 15, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$85 – $100 6 tickets left
Vintage Gold, Barbara Reich

May 14 – 15: This two-day class is designed to take the mystery out of interpreting and painting from your favorite landscape photos using soft pastel.  A broad explanation of this marvelous medium and its related materials and products are covered.  Through lecture, demonstration, and handouts, Barbara helps students discover how to create studio landscapes that are expressive and filled with light.  This is a fun and relaxed class emphasizes not only the fundamentals of fine art, but also cover…

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Talk About Art: The Cats

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2019 CATS Exhibit Barbara Reich Flow

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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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Susan Wink

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Susan Wink Amore

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

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$10 – $50
Woman With Hat

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

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$10 – $15 31 tickets left
Woman With Hat

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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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Jessica Kovan

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Jessica Kovan Finding Balance In The Noise

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

Acrylic Painting Sessions Class

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$150 – $165 3 tickets left
2019 Burian Acrylic Class

Take your painting to the next level! The best way to improve is by practice. Learn, refresh, or refine the basics of using acrylic paint...

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The Meaning of Home & Place

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$40 – $55 8 tickets left

The idea of “home” is as central to our well-being as “love.”  But what do we mean by “home”?  By “place”?

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Rebecca Casement

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Rebecca Casement Offerings Detail

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

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Everyone Is Creative

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$40 – $55 10 tickets left

What is creativity?  Who is creative?  We are all creative, by choice and by necessity, as we respond to our daily lives solving problems, making beauty, and shaping meanings.

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Introduction to the Figure

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 21, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$150 – $165 10 tickets left
Deans Intro to Figure

This class is perfect for the artist of any age that understands the importance of knowing how to draw the human form.

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Introduction to Abstraction

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until June 27, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 9 tickets left
Burbee Trees

This class will guide you through the process of abstraction by referencing the work of famous abstract artists...

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July 2019

iPhone Camera Magic

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$45 – $60 8 tickets left
West Smartphone

July 1: Looking for a way to take your iPhone Photography to a new level and create some magic? This photo adventure is for you. The workshop includes basic photography techniques with specific tips on using the iPhone camera. In addition to the native iPhone camera, we cover three shooting apps: Camera+ gives control of focus, shutter speed, exposure and other shooting functions.  Slow Shutter is a great app for capturing beautiful motion blur, light trails and low light images…

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iSmartphone/iPhone Photo Art

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$45 – $60 10 tickets left
West Smartphone Photo Art

July 1: This workshop covers editing and artistic apps to make your picture POP! After working through Dr. West’s Snapseed formula, a common response heard at her workshops is, “Wow!” Prisma is easy, fun and turns the camera into a paintbrush. Please download Snapseed, Prisma and Distressed FX BEFORE the workshop. Some apps are free, others range from $1 - $5. Dr. West is a photographer by heart and passion, and a philosophy teacher by mind and trade. Both together…

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iPhoneography

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 10 tickets left
West iPhoneography

July 2: iPhoneography opens the creative potential of digital photography on the iPhone. This workshop covers apps that include masking, layering, filters, effects, tools and others to create amazing digital artistic images. Dr. West’s step-by-step handout guides you through the creative process. Her interactive learning method makes learning fun and easy. The apps used in this workshop are ONLY available on iPhone. Please download Leonardo, Painnt, DistressedFX, Prisma, and Enlight BEFORE the workshop. If you want to print your images,…

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Introducing Color

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 9, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$140 – $155 8 tickets left
Lombardo Introducing Color

July 8 - 9: In this introductory workshop students will learn to see, identify, and mix color. Students will gain an understanding of the language of color and how to control their mixing palette. We will create a comprehensive color wheel focused on the three attributes of color: value, hue, and intensity. After finishing this comprehensive color class students will have the ability to name and directly mix any desired color. We will learn to see the colorful world around…

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Plein Air on the Town

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$190 – $210 8 tickets left
Lombardo Plein Air on the Town

Experience plein air oil painting in the beautiful town of Glen Arbor. This workshop will focus on painting architecture in the landscape.

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Basic Drawing – Let’s start with a line

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until July 29, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$150 – $165 7 tickets left
Richmond Still Life Window

July 15, 22, 29: This three-session class will help you develop basic drawing skills. Starting with a line, we explore the use of dark and light values as we focus on the drawing process and direct observation. The class includes demonstrations, discussions, and presentations of drawing examples from the Masters to contemporary artists. Creating a personal sketchbook will be encouraged. Joan Gallagher Richmond graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame.…

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Watercolor Fun

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 26, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$85 – $100 9 tickets left
Lim Big Sky

July 25 - 26: Explore watercolor and discover the possibilities with a variety of water-based media such as pencils, crayons, and paints to develop your personal expression and imagery. You may work from your own photographs or from still life set-ups. The instructor will provide demonstrations for all mediums. Lim encourages her students to explore and combine various mediums while using the principles of composition, value, color and space. Award-winning artist L. C. Lim uses her creative spirit to compose…

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August 2019

Trees, Water and Sky

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 7, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 9 tickets left
Guntzviller Moon

Students work at their own level. Mistakes are required and successful painting is within your reach.

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Watercolor Options for the Skilled

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until August 9, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$175 – $190 10 tickets left

Starting with a demonstration, Mary opens the floor to questions and thoughts. During the class, we will look at techniques to fix “mistakes” and ways to correct colors.

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The Collage Class

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 13, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$100 – $115 8 tickets left
2019 Burian Collage

August 12 - 13: Explore the world of color and shape in this two-day acrylic painting collage workshop. Through a series of fast and fun exercises, participants will expand their knowledge of color mixing, while building a “palette" of colored paper. The colored papers will then be used to create collage paintings. Students are encouraged to bring their own photos or sketches to serve as inspiration for the collage paintings. This class is suitable for all levels. Margo Burian is…

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Mokuhanga: Japanese Watercolor Woodblock

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 16, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$350 – $375 8 tickets left

Mokuhanga is water based and non-toxic.  Participants will create beautiful refined prints from their initial design and by carving and printing their work.

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Exhibit: Members Create

August 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2019 Art 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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Reception: Members Create

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 Art Exhibit Members Create reception

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

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Nature & Landscape Photography Seminar

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$30 – $45 10 tickets left
Jacoby Frankfort Sunset

August 24: Whether you’re an experienced amateur photographer or thinking of buying your first DSLR, this one-day seminar will provide a wealth of information you can put into practice immediately to take your photography to the next level. With a very engaging and entertaining style, Jim Jacoby will share original images and the stories behind them, as well as the knowledge gained over decades as an award-winning professional photographer. Gain a better understanding of light, exposure, composition, camera settings, and…

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Patricia Schaefer

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Patricia Schaefer Bather

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

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Emily Bate

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Emily Bate headshot

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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Morning Coffee Klatsch Still Life Painting

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 19, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Feeley Fabric

Start your day with coffee and creativity! This popular three-morning class is designed for the emerging painter who desires to further develop their skill...

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Artist-in-Residence Talk: Maureen Heintz

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR Maureen Heintz fireworks 2018

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

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Intro to Wet Felting

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$50 – $65 10 tickets left
Nichols Gnomes

Learn the basics needed for wet felting clothing, artwork, vessels and any number of other projects.

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October 2019

Artist-in-Residence Talk: Elyse Buffenbarger

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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2019 AIR 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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How to Begin Writing Your Novel

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 16, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$120 – $135 10 tickets left

We will begin with the story you want to tell or are in the middle of writing.

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Writing to Sell

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until October 18, 2019

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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$85 – $100 10 tickets left

There is nothing easy about writing a saleable novel.  First comes reading in the genre you choose.  Second comes studying how to write...

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Lecture: German Expressionism

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$10 – $15 44 tickets left
The Prophet

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

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