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2022 Manitou Music Poster Competition

The Glen Arbor Arts Center is accepting submissions of original paintings for its 2022 Manitou Music poster competition. The deadline for on-line submissions is September 16, 2021. This call-for-submissions is open to all current GAAC members. There is no application fee.

Each year, the GAAC selects an original painting for this limited edition poster. It is sold through the GAAC and at selected shops and art galleries in Leelanau County. To see the work of previous poster winners, go to GlenArborArt.org Shop page.

Read the application criteria and apply here.

Free Membership For Healthcare Workers & Therapists

To express appreciation for the frontline heroes and therapists caring for us all during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Glen Arbor Arts Center will be giving free, one-year individual memberships to healthcare workers. The offer is now available and valid through the end of the year.

The GAAC believes in the restorative power of art and that creativity can lift our spirits and support our well-being. COVID-19 has had an impact upon all of us, but particularly the healthcare workers and therapists who have been on the front lines caring for our entire community. We want to support them during this stressful time. To activate the free membership, healthcare workers can contact GAAC to sign up.

Creativity Q+A

A chronicle of creativity. Interviews with creative practitioners – writers, performing and visual artists, GAAC artist-members, and other Northern Michigan makers  – about process, technique, tools, materials and the influence of place on practice.

 

April 1, 2021

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. Until the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wooten regularly traveled to work with school children throughout Michigan on an array of poetry and oral history projects. And, […]

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March 1, 2021

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. The materials she uses don’t define her. She moves fluidly between them, looking for the […]

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February 10, 2021

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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February 1, 2021

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. Hickman moved an urban-infused creative practice to rural Northport, Michigan, and found new […]

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January 15, 2021

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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January 15, 2021

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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January 15, 2021

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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January 15, 2021

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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January 4, 2021

Creativity Q+A with Colleen Kole

Colleen Kole is “an artist who uses textiles.” She hand dyes her fabrics – makes her own materials – and with them creates abstract, contemporary quilts.

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December 1, 2020

Creativity Q+A with Cherie Correll

Cherie Correll, a mixed media artist living in Benzie County, retired in 2010 after decades of teaching art in the public schools.

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Publications

2021 Spring Program Guide

2021 Winter Program Guide

2019 Annual Report

2019 Program Guide

2019 Winter Newsletter

2018 Summer Newsletter and 2017 Annual Report

2018 Winter and Spring Newsletter

2018 Program Catalog

2017-2020 Strategic Plan

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