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Exhibit: IN FOCUS: The GAAC Artist-In-Residence Collection
The Glen Arbor Arts Center spotlights its permanent collection of works by more than 40 artists who have enjoyed a two-week residency in the GAAC’s Artist-in-Residence [AIR] program. The exhibition runs November 9 – December 21 at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.
Artists who enjoy a residency in the AIR program often make a gift of work to the GAAC at the end of their stay. It is a practice that was initiated more than a decade ago, and has allowed the GAAC to build a permanent collection and a record of AIRs’ work. This program of artists’ residencies began in the 1990s at the initiation of the late Suzanne Wilson, one of the GAAC’s founders. Wilson handpicked visual artists for the program, and found area friends to house them. Today, a committee of seven volunteers administer the program. The GAAC offers seven residencies each year from May to October. A selection of work by Suzanne Wilson will also be part of this exhibition.
The GAAC AIR Collection exhibition also includes two related programs:
• Friday, November 9: Glen Arbor painter Harvey Gordon, a past chairperson of the AIR Committee, offers “A Radical Perspective of Art,” a Brown Bag art history presentation at noon. This event is free and open to the public.
• Sunday, November 11: What is an artist’s residency? A panel of working artists who have all enjoyed artists’ residencies — Margo Burian, Lori Feldpausch and Joan Richmond — talk about how an artist’s residency figures into a studio practice. Presented as part of the “Talk About Art” series. 2 pm in the GAAC gallery. No charge.