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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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Lecture: A Short History of Color in Painting

Art educator Linda Young traces how artists have used color — from the luscious pigments used by 16th century Renaissance artists to the color-drenched canvasses of the 1960s…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gallery Talk: Wings of Wonder Rebecca Lessard

Wings of Wonder [WoW] founder Rebecca Lessard talks about the Leelanau County raptor rehabilitation sanctuary she created in the 1990s.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Gallery Talk: Katharine Crawford Robey

Author Katherine Crawford Robey feathers her nest with a new book about birds, Birds that Fill the Sky: The True Adventures of John James Audubon and His Dog.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Gallery Talk: Saving Birds Thru Habitat

Habitat loss and degradation are the primary threats to healthy bird populations. The Glen Arbor Arts Center digs into this challenge with Kay Charter…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Gallery Talk: Birds of the Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to 280 bird species because of the many and varying habitats. Two park biologists visit the Glen Arbor Arts Center…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

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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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gallery Talk: How Art Transforms Community: Three Approaches

Three Northern Michigan groups have pressed the arts into the service of creating better communities. A conversational discussion of the role of the arts and community building…

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

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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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gallery Talk: The Power of Theater

Parallel 45 Theatre of Traverse City produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life – and fresh relevance. A conversational discussion with two of Parallel 45’s key players about how theater is especially suited to examine a wide range of issues. Guests Erin Anderson Whiting, Parallel 45 Executive director, and Artistic Director […]

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