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Talks & Lectures

Dig deeper into an exhibit’s theme, learn what our latest Artist in Residence has created, or immerse yourself in a period of art history with one of GAAC’s many talks and lectures.

 

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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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, 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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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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Video Lecture: The History of Flower Painting in 28 1/2 Minutes

“I love the scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. They remind me of gardens and visits to the ocean I would make as a boy.” – Narisco Rodriguez. Hank Feeley […]

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Creativity Q+A with Nancy McRay

Nancy McRay, 65, is “a fiber artist … mostly a weaver” of tapestries who pushes the medium out of its historic, domestic context, and into the Capital “A” Art world.

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Creativity Q+A with Terry Wooten

Terry Wooten, 72, is an oral poet, a bard in the truest sense. This Antrim County artist has authored more than 500 published poems, and memorized 567 poems.

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Creativity Q+A with Angela Saxon

Angela Saxon, 59, is a self-described “mark maker.” That’s her calling and the basis of her creative practice, which is about seeing more, getting beyond the surface of things, and depicting layers of time in her paintings, prints and drawings.

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Creativity Q+A Video with Joan Richmond

Traverse City artist Joan Richmond responded to the COVID shutdown in her Northern Michigan town by going to work in her studio. She created 60 collages, a selection of these abstract, color-and-line composition are exhibited at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

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Creativity Q+A with Jesse Hickman

Jesse Hickman, 65, moved to Northern Michigan from Chicago, Illinois more than 25 years ago, wife and two small children in tow. The creative opportunities that Chicago offered this visual artist were weighed against the challenges of raising children in a city.

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Creativity Q+A Video with Paul Stebelton: Author of Writer’s Block

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an interview with Paul Stebelton. Traverse City poet and proprietor of Landmark Books, a bookstore, and Landmark Press, talks about his 2018 chapbook “Writer’s Block.”

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Creativity Q+A Video with Crystal Neubauer: Pushing Through Creative Block

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an interview with Crystal Neubauer. Wisconsin visual artist + teacher working in mixed media, talks about her 5-Minute Strategy for pushing through creative block.

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Creativity Q+A Video with Joan Richmond: Collage

Traverse City artist Joan Richmond responded to the COVID shutdown in her Northern Michigan town by going to work in her studio. She created 60 collages, a selection of these abstract, color-and-line composition are exhibited at the Glen Arbor Arts Center.

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Creativity Q+A Video with Fleda Brown: Writer’s Block and Not-Writing

The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents an interview with Fleda Brown. The Traverse City poet and author, talks about writer’s block and not-writing.

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Video Lecture: The History of Landscape Painting In 28 ½ Minutes

Join Hank Feeley, artist and occasional art historian, for The History of Landscape Painting, another informative, fast-paced online lecture in his continuing series Art In 28 1/2 Minutes.

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Video Lecture: Creative Resistance — Political Art + Craftivism

Politics – past and present – provide ample fodder for creative inspiration. Sarah Bearup-Neal, Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery manager, surveys some of these powerful examples…

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Video Lecture: The Power of Art in 28 1/2 Minutes

Studio artist Hank Feeley returns with another lecture in his recurring series “Art in 28 ½ Minutes.” This time, Feeley takes with a look at “The Power of Art,”

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