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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.

Friday, May 28, 2021

AIR Presentation: Samantha Purze

Indiana potter Samantha Purze talks about her residency. She is developing a series of ceramic vessels that use map-like drawings on the surface to talk about personal connection, and her visual travels.

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Rescuing Food In Northern Michigan

Taylor Moore, program manager of Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan, is in conversation about how this Traverse City organization feeds people and supplies food pantries with fresh, healthy food.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Writing About Food: In Conversation With Chef Nancy Krcek Allen

Leelanau County chef and author Nancy Krcek Allen talks about food, recipes and writing about both.

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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 this project are in conversation. This outdoor program is offered as part of the GAAC’s exhibition Food Is Art / Art Is Food, in the […]

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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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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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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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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 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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