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Starts: May 3 Ends: August 31

Exhibit: Amy L. Clark-Carels

A CELEBRATION: THE PAINTINGS OF AMY L. CLARK-CARELS
The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates Amy L. Clark-Carels’s love of watercolor painting in a small exhibition of work May 3 – August 31.

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Starts: May 28 Ends: August 19

Exhibit: Food Is Art / Art Is Food

Visual artists throughout time have found food a rich, inspiring subject. Food Is Art / Art Is Food takes an expanded view of the subject.

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Starts: May 28 Ends: April 28, 2022

Outdoor Gallery Exhibit: Pam Spicer

The vibrant paintings of Traverse City artist Pam Spicer is the 2021-2022 installation in the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Outdoor Gallery. Five of Pam’s paintings will be reproduced on 5-foot-square weather-resistant aluminum panels by Image360 of Traverse City.

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Starts: July 19 Ends: August 14

Documentary: Gather

Gather, a 2020 documentary by director Sanjay Rawal, depicts the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty…

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Starts: July 19 Ends: August 14

Native Food Sovereignty: Amanda Weinert and Joe VanAlstine

Amanda Weinert and Joe VanAlstine, both of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, talk about their work toward native food sovereignty. Video will appear on this page below […]

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Starts: July 24 Ends: August 27

Clothesline Exhibit

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is moving art outdoors. The Clothesline Exhibit is an open-air exhibition of small work.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Why and How of Seed Saving

Humans have saved seeds since the beginning of time. The Grow Benzie Seed Saving Guild has been saving seeds since its formation in 2008. Two citizen seed savers who tend […]

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Plein Air Weekend: Quick Draw

The Plein Air Weekend opens August 6 with the Quick Draw. Artists will fan out around Glen Arbor and create in a designated two-hour period of time work to this year’s theme.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Plein Air Weekend: Paint Out

The weekend’s culminating event, the Paint Out exhibit and sale features work by 70 artists who registered early to be included in this all-day painting event.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Traverse City Dance Project at Thoreson Farm

The seating is sold out!!! blanket-style seating still available.
In lieu of the Dune Climb concert, GAAC will be hosting the Traverse City Dance Project Community Tour at the Thoreson Farm campus.

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Starts: August 27 Ends: October 28

Exhibit: Everyday Objects

Western art before the 20th Century, primarily still life paintings, is filled with everyday objects. But in the 20th Century, things shifted. The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s exhibition Everyday Objects explores this territory.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

AIR Presentation: Susanna Lang

Susanna Lang talks about a new writing project. This work is a series of poems in response to the landscapes in which she finds herself; and the interdependency of humans and the natural world. The Illinois poet returns to these theme during her residency.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Everyday Objects Opening Reception

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is bringing back opening receptions, a popular tradition that launches a new exhibition. Please join the celebration of the Everyday Objects exhibition on Friday, August […]

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Friday, September 10, 2021

AIR Presentation: Janet Dunbar

Janet Dunbar will discuss how her residency was focused on the Leelanau flora and fauna for inspiration. This Michigan potter hand builds pots and fires them in the tradition of Japanese raku.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

6ft Apart Art: Artist Pop-Up + Demos

The Artist Pop-Ups + Demos turn the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s front yard and parking area into open-air exhibition and music venues. Participating studio artists will demonstrate what they do, talk about their work, and exhibit.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lecture (AM): ‘Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art’

Time: 10:30am
The world is swimming in material goods – the stuff of landfills as well as the stuff of a rich body of work by visual artists. “Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art” is a survey of work created during the 20th and 21st centuries…

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lecture (PM): ‘Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art’

Time: 1:00pm
The world is swimming in material goods – the stuff of landfills as well as the stuff of a rich body of work by visual artists. “Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art” is a survey of work created during the 20th and 21st centuries…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

AIR Presentation: Dana Falconberry

Michigan artist Dana Falconberry talks about her work in a variety of media – from watercolor to embroidery. Falconberry’s residency focused on a series that examines the effects of climate change on the local landscape.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Lecture: ‘Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art’

The world is swimming in material goods – the stuff of landfills as well as the stuff of a rich body of work by visual artists. “Everyday Objects: Common Things, Uncommon Art” is a survey of work created during the 20th and 21st centuries…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

AIR Presentation: Gail Wallace Bozanno

Gail Wallace Bozanno discusses how she worked to complete a short story collection during her residency. Learn more about her work on Tsunami. Gail lives in Illinois.

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