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Exhibit: “New Views: Water=Life=Art”

News Views

Exhibit runs June 1 – August 4, 2018

Water surrounds us in Northern Michigan. The Glen Arbor Arts Center looks to the Big Lake, the streams, wetlands and ponds for New Views: Water = Life = Art, an exhibition running  in the GAAC gallery.

New Views: Water is a juried exhibition of 2-D and 3-D work that offers an interpretative exploration of the many ways in which we intersect with water: ecologically, economically, creatively, through the lens of tourism, as a contributor to regional identity, and the basis for a dynamic and enduring creation myth symbolized by a mother bear and her cubs.  In addition to the exhibition, New Views: Water offers a full complement of programs that approach the exhibition’s theme from a range of different directions.

An artist’s reception to open New Views: Water is Saturday, June 9, 6 – 8 pm. The public is welcome.

Companion Programs

Friday, June 15, 2018 — Talk About Art: The Lake Michigan Mermaid by poet-playwright Anne-Marie Oomen and Linda Nemec Foster. An in-depth conversation with the authors about the process of writing this book, the challenges of collaborating on a shared work, and more. In the gallery, 7 – 9 pm. Free.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 — “More Than Just A View,” a facilitated panel discussion about the health and welfare of local water bodies and watersheds; the Crystal River; bottled water; and threats to the Great Lakes from Line 5. Participants: Jim Lively of the Groundwork Center; Tom Nelson, director, Leelanau Conservancy; Jim Olson, Founder/President FLOW [For Love of Water]. In the gallery, 2 pm in the gallery. Free.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Slide presentation about the Glen Lake Association’s water monitoring boat, the Discovery, with Watershed Biologist Rob Karner. In the gallery, 10 am. Free.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — “The Art of Water in 28 1/2 Minutes,” a survey of the ways visual and performing artists interpret and translate water, with artist Hank Feeley. In the gallery, 11 am. Tickets: $10 GAAC members, $15 nonmembers. Please reserve in advance.


June 29 & 30, 2018 — Workshops: “How to Photograph Water workshop.” [Instructor: Jim Jacoby].

July 26 & 27, 2018 — Workshop: “Liquid State: Painting Water” workshop. [Instructor: Margo Burian].


June 1, 2018
August 4, 2018
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States



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