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Talk About Art: Historic Cottages of Glen Lake

2019 Gallery Talk Home Place Cottage Talk

More than 20 years ago Barbara Siepker, a Glen Arbor book publisher with a keen interest in local history, began a project to memorialize the heyday of summer resort and cottage life in the Glen Lake area. The result is the book Historic Cottages of Glen Lake. Siepker is joined by Traverse City architectural photographer Dietrich Floeter, her collaborator, to discuss the project. This program is open to the public without charge.

Historic Cottages of Glen Lake, first published in 2008, is visually stunning coffee table book with images of 50 summer cottages. Siepker’s desire to commemorate these iconic dwellings was prompted by concern – as more cottages were torn down and replaced by modern lakefront structures, Siepker feared the loss of important local history. Siepker and Floeter worked together to capture these old cottages’ visual memory, and their contribution to the character of the locality.

This program is offered in conjunction with the GAAC exhibition “New Views: Home/Place,” an exploration of home and place identity. It can be viewed in the GAAC gallery from June 7 – August 8.


July 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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