Glen Arbor Arts Center features Members Create

From staff reports

An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC). Members Create, an exhibition showcasing GAAC members’ talent, opens in the main gallery with a reception on Friday, June 9, from 5-8 pm. The exhibit features the work of 49 current members, in an array of work: 2D + 3D media including: clay, collage, fiber, mixed media, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and more. Members Create may also be viewed online. The virtual version may be found at Create is on display through August 10. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.


Artist in resident explores native, invasive species

Pennsylvania artist Ruth Trok will use her GAAC residency to produce a body of porcelain pots and vessels that explore the interaction between native and invasive species in Leelanau County. Trok, a ceramist, will talk about her project during a public presentation on Friday, June 9, at noon, at the GAAC. The presentation is free.

Since the 1990s, the GAAC has welcomed visiting artists who want to immerse themselves in their work. The GAAC’s 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, or to develop an on-going project. For more information visit


Gaudi-Inspired Fairy Garden

Dozens of community members watched a brief introduction to Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi then transformed ordinary bird houses into Gaudi-inspired fairy houses. Middle school students from the Leland School’s Spanish Language classes contributed by transforming fairy doors in Gaudi’s style. All are on display outside the GAAC in the wooded area behind the gallery, known as the Grove, through September 4. The Grove is open every day during daylight hours.


Arts Center offers LAMP

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Learning in the Arts Mentoring Program (LAMP) offers hands-on learning in the arts for ages 16-22 years. Participants spend two weeks working directly with artists, gallery owners, and arts educators to gain valuable, real-world experience for careers in the arts and earn a $500 stipend. The program is individualized based on the student’s interest.

LAMP runs in two-week slots from June 19-August 17 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 am-1 pm at the GAAC. Apply at: