Glen Arbor Arts Center features artist-in-residence presentations

From staff reports

Since the 1990s, the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) has welcomed visiting artists who want to immerse themselves in their work. The GAAC’s Suzanne Wilson Artist-in-Residence program offers up to seven, creative practitioners a two-week respite from their daily lives in order to focus on a new idea that needs space and time to develop, to an on-going project that might be nearing conclusion.

Each of the GAAC’s residents offers a conversational presentation at the end of their stay. The presentations begin at noon at the GAAC. They are free, and open to the public.

On Friday, September 10, Janet Dunbar will discuss how her residency was focused on the Leelanau flora and fauna for inspiration. This Michigan potter hand builds pots and fires them in the tradition of Japanese raku.

On Friday, September 24, Michigan artist Dana Falconberry talks about her work in a variety of media—from watercolor to embroidery. Falconberry’s residency focused on a series that examines the effects of climate change on the local landscape.

For more information call the GAAC at (231) 334-6112.

Arts Center hosts Artist Pop- Up and Demos

The Artist Pop-Ups + Demos turn the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s front yard and parking area into open-air exhibition and music venues. Participating studio artists will demonstrate what they do, talk about their work, and exhibit on Saturday, September 11, from 11 am – 3 pm. The Pop-Up exhibitors are: Lauren Everett Finn, painting; Tracie Herkner, hand spinner; Colleen Kole, improve quilt maker; Mark Mehaffey, watercolor and acrylic painting; Jessica Kovan, mixed media; Sue Nichols, needle felting; John Huston, raku pottery firing.

In addition to exhibiting visual artists, the September Pop-Up features live music from acoustical string players Glenn Wolff and Windy Ridge, 12:30 – 2 pm. The Pop-Up is part of the GAAC’s 6ft Apart Art Series. It’s free and open to the public. A rain date has been scheduled for September 12.