Glen Arbor Arts Center hosts Falconberry’s “Native Plants” canvases

From staff reports

Leelanau County artist Dana Falconberry is exhibiting “Native Plants,” a group of painted and stitched canvases, in the Glen Arbor Arts Center (GAAC) lobby gallery this summer. This small show runs until August 29.

Falconberry, a musician, printmaker, painter and more, has been, in the last few years, creating textile works that combine hand-painted imagery with machine chain stitch embroidery. The stitchery is done with an industrial machine—a machine that is more often used in the service of commercial fashion to create densely stitched surfaces and imagery, than it is used in studio art applications. In her GAAC’s lobby gallery exhibit, Falconberry uses this hybrid method of creation to continue her exploration and interpretation of native plants local to northern Michigan.

Native Plants, and a recorded interview with Falconberry, may also be viewed online. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St. in Glen Arbor.