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Glen Arbor Arts Center

6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States

June 2018

Exhibit: “New Views: Water=Life=Art”

June 1 - August 4
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
News Views

Water surrounds us in Northern Michigan. The Glen Arbor Arts Center looks to the Big Lake, the streams, wetlands and ponds for New Views: Water = Life = Art...

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Open Studio

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
Open Studio

Join others for unstructured work time in the GAAC’s classroom. The studio is open to visual artists of any ability looking for a place to work temporarily.

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Meet Your Creative Self and Find Your Inner Artist

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$75 – $90 8 tickets left
2018 Meet Your Creative Self

Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, instructor of the popular “Learn to See as an Artist Sees” course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage both seasoned artists and those that have never considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Each participant will receive the kit, learn the philosophy behind its creation, and get hands on instruction on the numerous ways it can…

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Art Studio: Feed the Birds

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Make several different bird feeders to hang outside and entice the birds and other woodland creatures to come visit.

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Creative Techniques For Photographing Water

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$125 – $135 5 tickets left
2018 Creative Techniques For Photographing Water

Life in the Great Lakes affords endless opportunities to photograph water in all its many moods. Explore the techniques and tools used by pros to capture these moods effectively and make dynamic, creative and satisfying photographic images. We'll cover concepts you need to understand including angle of light, time of day, and filters and shutter speeds. Learn to anticipate where the best reflections will be and how to enhance them. Whether you want to capture the awesome power of an…

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July 2018

Art Studio: Collagraph Creations

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.  The printing plate will be used to create multiple artworks.

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Art Studio: Collagraph Creations

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.  The printing plate will be used to create multiple artworks. 

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Art Studio: Mixed Media Landscapes

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Use a variety of media to create a landscape inspired by the beauty of the area in which we live.

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Art Studio: Botanical Tangles

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Practice a variety of tangles and then apply this knowledge to create a Botanical Tangle masterpiece.

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Art Studio: Bookmaking Extravaganza

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 10 tickets left

Explore three different bookmaking techniques while having fun with various paste paper and marbling techniques. Experiment with lots of art materials.

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Art Studio: Weaving with Nature

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 11 tickets left

Nature provides us with an unending supply of inspiration. Take a step outside to collect natural objects to weave with while learning how to construct your own loom to take home.

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Art Studio: Is the Blue Dog Really Blue?

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Look to the art of George Rodrigue for inspiration as you create a large-scale painting of your own. Grab your palette and be ready to add your own style and pizzazz! Various painting techniques will be covered.

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Art Studio: Pop Art Self-Portraits

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 10 tickets left

Try your hand at creating a stylistic self-portrait while studying the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Capture all that is unique about yourself while investigating the acrylic paint medium.

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Art Studio: Fairy Gardens and Gnome Homes

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 8 tickets left

Using materials found in nature, kids will make little fairy gardens or gnome homes. We will use sticks, moss, rocks, and other treasures and materials from the art studio.

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Parent/Child: Glen Arbor Landmarks

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$25 – $60 4 tickets left

Come ready to paint! Work together to create a diptych painting of your favorite Glen Arbor landmark. Begin class with some painting tips and techniques. Next, take a walk and set up your easel around town to create your own memorable masterpiece.

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Panel Discussion: “More Than Just A View”

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 New Views More Than a View

“More Than Just A View,” a facilitated panel discussion about the health and welfare of local water bodies and watersheds; the Crystal River; bottled water; and threats to the Great Lakes from Line 5.

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Art Studio: Rambunctious Robots

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Design and paint a 2D robot and create a colorful background for your robot to live in.

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Art Studio: Mixed Media Landscapes

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Use a variety of media to create a landscape inspired by the beauty of the area in which we live.

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Art Studio: Bird on a Wire

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Work with aluminum wire, beads, beach glass and more to create your own bird sculpture. Take home a beautiful, one of a kind piece of art that shows off your creativity and imagination!

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Slide Presentation: Glen Lake’s Discovery

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 Glen Lake Discovery

Slide presentation about the Glen Lake Association’s water monitoring boat, the Discovery, with Watershed Biologist Rob Karner.

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Art Studio: Awesome Altered Books

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Cut, rip or tear into a good book! We will be learning to look at books in a different way. How can you take a traditional book and alter both the pages inside and cover to create an original piece of work?

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Art Studio: Learning to Look Close

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Let’s start outside looking closely at nature with magnifying glasses. Then let’s move inside and learn how artists use scale in their artwork. Finish by creating a chalk-pastel insect drawing that highlights detail.

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Art Studio: Watercolor Journals

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Keeping an art journal can be a wonderful way for artists to record their own original ideas and thoughts. Experiment with various watercolor techniques while creating a unique journal to take home.

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Art Studio: Whooooo’s in the Woods?

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 11 tickets left

Learn a little about owls and make our own. Children will engage in several different owl crafts and make a habitat for their favorite one.

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Lecture: The Art of Water in 28 ½ Minutes

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$10 – $15 52 tickets left
2018 Art of Water

Artists have been inspired by H2O since it's first surprising visualization in the prehistoric African Sahara. This talk will explore how artists have invoked the water muse...

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Parent/Child: Recycled Art Garden Sculptures

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$25 – $60 8 tickets left

Come together to create a one of a kind sculpture for your garden! Use a variety of recycled and reclaimed materials while having fun as a family.

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Art Studio: Color Abstraction

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Create a colorful design while learning about symmetry.

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Art Studio: Metals and Jewelry

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until July 25, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$85 – $95 11 tickets left

In this three-day class students will create a copper pendant and learn how to cut, file, and sand their metal.  Students will also learn the basics of copper enameling. Dates: July 23, 24 and 25

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Art Studio: Watercolor Workshop

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Learn a variety of watercolor washes and how to use them to improve your landscape painting skills. Each student will create a set of postcard size paintings using the techniques.

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Liquid State: Painting Water

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 27, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$195 – $210 9 tickets left
2018 Margo Burian

Water has been a source of fascination for artists throughout history. This two day acrylic workshop will focus on investigating, interpreting and responding through paint, the water that surrounds us by focusing on its unique properties. Water presents the painter with a number of challenges due to its ever-fickle nature. Class will begin with a presentation, a visit to the GAAA Gallery for inspiration from the “Water, the Exhibition,” and then into the classroom or lakeshore where students will begin…

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Art Studio: Mixed Media Collagraphs

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Create a collagraph that will be incorporated into a mixed media painting. Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.

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Art Studio: Mixed Media Collagraphs

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Create a collagraph that will be incorporated into a mixed media painting. Use cardboard, foam shapes, yarn, tape and other interesting found flat items to create your own collagraph printing plate.

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August 2018

Art Studio: Big and Bold

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Paint an acrylic still life of local fruits and vegetables. Consider how color juxtaposition and value play into a composition.

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Art Studio: Perspectives in Painting

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Add depth and volume to your painting. We will review the laws of perspective and sketch out examples before painting a finished piece. Then let’s go outdoors and paint!

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Art Studio: Bird, Beast, or Fish

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$35 – $40 12 tickets left

Get inspired by Michigan wildlife! Create a sketch based on photos of some of Michigan’s common animals, then turn it into an acrylic painting.

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Art Studio: Galaxy Jars

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$30 – $35 12 tickets left

Glow-in-the-dark paint meets glitter, swirled in a bed of cotton. Slime meets stars. Intrigued? Come make galaxy jars that will remind you of summer nights up north.

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Exhibit: The Leelanau Women Artists

August 10 - August 11
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 Leelanau Women Artists

The Leelanau Women Artists exhibit new work in a wide range of media – painting, pastels, jewelry, fiber and fused glass...

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Watercolor Printmaking: Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock)

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 16, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$295 – $310 4 tickets left
2018 Linda Beeman

This intensive workshop covers various aspects of the traditional and rare Japanese printmaking process – mokuhanga.  The process is versatile and differs from western (oil based ink) woodblock in that it is water based and non-toxic, using watercolor pigment, wood block, Japanese carving tools, rice paste, and Japanese paper to create beautiful refined prints.  It is done entirely by hand without a printing press.  Each participant will learn how to design, carve and print an edition of multicolored woodblock prints. …

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Exhibit: 2018 Members Show

August 17 - August 31
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 GAAC Members Show

An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The GAAC’s 2018 Member Show, a showcase of GAAC members’ talents...

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GAAC Members Show Reception

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 Member Show

Come celebrate the creative talents of GAAC members at the opening reception for the 2018 GAAC Members’ Show...

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AIR Talk: Kathleen Kalinowski

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 AIR Kathleen Kalinowski

Kathleen Kalinowski will create drawings and paintings based on the themes of “nocturne” and “memory” in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...

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September 2018

Visual Notetaking

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 8, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$175 – $190 9 tickets left
2018 Margo Burian Notetaking

Immerse yourself in the practice of visual notetaking and begin to develop a language uniquely your own through sketchbooks, drawing, painting, and photography in this two-day class. While the focus of the work will be primarily on developing drawing, painting and compositional skills, we will also consider how the camera can help or hinder the painting process. Throughout the workshop, we will make a variety of investigations into furthering each individual’s visual vocabulary by looking at slides, drawing from life…

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AIR Talk: John Hartig

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 AIR John Hartig

2018 GAAC artist-in-residence John Hartig, a resident of Trenton, Michigan, plans to work on his book-in-progress, Great Lakes Champions: Stories of People Who Have Championed Cleanup of the Great Lakes.

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Exhibit: “agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmsteads”

September 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 1, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 agriCULTURE cows

agriCULTURE. It’s what we see and feel throughout Leelanau County. This impact is felt through artistic, architectural, social and historic characteristics...

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“agriCULTURE” Exhibit Artist’s Reception

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 agriCULTURE Opening Reception

An artists’ reception to open agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes.

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AIR Talk: Anne Corlett

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 AIR Anne Corlett

Anne Corlett’s goal for her 2018 GAAC artist-residency is to create awareness-raising paintings of West Michigan’s shoreline and landscape.

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Community Theater: “What Will Be in the Fields Tomorrow?”

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 agriCULTURE Fields

“What Will Be In The Fields Tomorrow?” A community readers’ theater-style piece, “Fields” touches on a wide range of issues at the center of modern agriculture...

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October 2018

Photographing Fall Colors Like the Pros

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 6, 2018

Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$125 – $135 10 tickets left
2018 Jim Jacoby

Explore the beauty of nature all around us and learn to use the full potential of your camera. We’ll begin with the basics of photography and understanding your camera. Then, we’ll dive deeper to discover the tips and tricks the pros use to maximize impact, create powerful compositions, and take full advantage of light to make dramatic images. And, if you’ve ever been disappointed with your fall color shots, Jim will show you how to bring out all the rich…

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AIR Talk: Anne Kauff

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 AIR Anne Kauff

2018 GAAC artist-in-residence Anne Kauff will immerse herself in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, scouting for subject that will be the basis of concept-driven paintings of rural farms and barns.

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Lecture: Romancing the Heartland: American Regionalism

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$10 – $15 54 tickets left
2018 Romancing the Heartland

Art Educator Linda Young leads an hour-long visual exploration of the work of the Regionalists, a uniquely American art movement that flourished in the years between the world wars.

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Documentary and Discussion: “The Barn Raisers“

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 agriCULTURE Barn Raisers

“The Barn Raisers“: A screening and audience discussion of the 2017 documentary film that tells the story of barns in the Midwest by examining them through the lens of architecture.

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Panel Discussion: “A History of Leelanau County Barns and Agriculture”

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
2018 agriCULTURE Poor Farm Barn

Panel discussion: “A History of Leelanau County Barns and Agriculture.” GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal leads this conversational exploration of the restoration, preservation, and community use...

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November 2018

Seeing Voices: A Workshop in Writing from Art

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$25 – $35 10 tickets left
2018 Oomen Seeing Voices

Through the ages, looking at art has been a unique and lively way of coming to writing.  Starting as far back as the Greeks, examples abound of writing inspired by art, called ekphrasis, which roughly translated means “to give voice to the mute.” In this two-hour class, we invite our beloved but silent paintings to speak to us through stories, dialogues, and poems! We will explore works of art, learning the art of “entering” a piece, investigating how paintings work…

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Five Rivers: A Life Writing Class

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
$25 – $35 10 tickets left
2018 Oomen Seeing Voices

Use the Five Rivers of life—the five senses—to tell your life stories: those intense memories, that narrative of love or war or birth or death that you've always wanted to tell but never quite figured out how. Enjoy this clear and direct way to zero in on the essence of your memories, to bring to the surface meanings you didn't know were there, and to enter the world of your past with grace as well as practical strategies. You will…

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