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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.

 

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Creativity Q+A video with Michelle Stitzlein: The Art of Repurposing

Ohio artist Michelle Stitzlein is a creative force whose sculptures elevate familiar objects to a new level of art.

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Creativity Q+A Video with Steve Palmer: Maker of Fish

As part of the GAAC’s exhibition Everyday Objects, we’re in conversation with Leelanau County artist Steve Palmer – maker of mixed media fish from found and antique objects.

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Video 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.

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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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