The Glen Arbor Art Association will exhibit wooded landscapes by Lynn Uhlmann of Shippensburg, Penn., and part-time resident of Leelanau County. The show is July 26-28 at the Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, with an opening reception on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Uhlmann’s paintings draw their inspiration from the wooded landscapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In her paintings, the viewer is surrounded by magnificent trees. Often in the distance, she’ll add Lake Michigan, Shalda Creek or the Crystal River seen through a screen of trees. Dappled patterns of light inspire an emotional response to being immersed in these landscapes. The fleeting light changes with the breeze.
“I’m interested in the expressive shapes and rhythms of trees as they sway and dance,” says Uhlmann. “I focus on the sensory perceptions of landscape through a series format. I want to describe the magic that I see using various levels of representation and abstraction to explore essential elements of landscape.”
“I hope viewers will gain a heightened awareness for a deeper experience and to reflect upon their own experiences in nature. In my paintings of Sleeping Bear, I strive to highlight the extraordinary gems found worth preserving here.”
Uhlmann holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from the University of Kansas. Over the past 40 years, she has participated in numerous national exhibitions of work in ceramics, painting and photography. She has 23 years of college teaching experience. For the past several years she has worked full time in her home studio. Every summer she spends significant time painting the uniquely diverse landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She will exhibit paintings that focus on the wooded landscapes surrounding the lakes in Leelanau County.
Exhibit hours are Friday/opening reception, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call (231) 334-6112. Visit Uhlmann on her website at Lynnuhlmann.com. And read this story about Uhlmann from our archives.