Glen Arbor Art Association presents Dahl, Damstra

From staff reports

The Glen Arbor Art Association will present the following artist shows later this month:

Linda Gene Dahl, Traverse City Artist: Aug. 17-19, Reception, Friday 6-9 p.m. Gallery Open Saturday 11-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-3 p.m.

Linda Batdorff Dahl is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Interior Design. She spent 17 years in Minneapolis in her field along with studying at the Edina Art School, where she fell in love with Sumi-e, an Asian ink wash painting style. As a native of Traverse City, she returned home. She has studied with Susan Hanssen, a signature member of the National Watercolor society and an instructor at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In her pursuit of watercolor and mixed media, Dahl infuses luminous light and color into her nature pieces.

Carolyn Damstra, East Lansing – Aug. 24-26, Reception, Friday, 4-9 p.m., Gallery Open Saturday, 11-8 and Sunday 11-6 p.m.

Carolyn Damstra works in acrylics as a landscape painter. She primarily depicts Michigan’s natural areas and her paintings capture the energy of the moment. Carolyn is resuming her art career full-time after many years of working for Michigan’s state art council and Michigan History Magazine. She holds a BFA in Studio Art and a MA in Art History, both from Michigan State University, and has taught art history at Olivet College. She has had two solo exhibitions; illustrations published in books and magazines, and created murals for Michigan State University.