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  1. Talk about Art: The Lake Michigan Mermaid

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    Two Michigan poets have cast Lake Michigan as the setting for a new telling of an ancient struggle in the The Lake Michigan Mermaid. Poets Linda Nemec Foster of Grand Rapids, and Anne-Marie Oomen of Empire created an epic poem in book form about coming of age in a troubled world. They read from their 2018 work and talk about the process of collaboratively crafting this tale on Friday, June 15 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. This author reading and interview begins at 7 pm.

    Accompanied by Meridith Ridl’s illustrations, The Lake Michigan Mermaid explores family relationships and generational bonds. The book was crafted over a decade of back-and- forth emails between Foster and Oomen, of their drafts poems and ideas. GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with the poets about this process. The Lake Michigan Mermaid reading is offered at no charge as part of the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Water = Life = Art,” which continues through August 4 in the GAAC gallery. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  2. Artist In Residence: Stephanie Craig

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    After a year’s hiatus for construction, the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Artist-in- Residence [AIR] program resumes in May. This program of working residencies was established in the 1990s, and now attracts applicants from throughout the United States. Ohio resident Stephanie Craig works with clay, and will be using her May 20 – June 2 residency to prepare for an upcoming exhibition, “Crafting a Safe Home,” at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio. 

    At the end of each residency, the artist-resident makes a public presentation at the GAAC, and talks about the work accomplished during this two-week stay. Craig’s talk is Thursday, May 31, 7:30 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St. Glen Arbor. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to: GlenArborArt.org

  3. Talk about Art: “Forest Flowers” “In Bloom”

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    As part of the “In Bloom” exhibition, the Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] goes into the woods to talk about “Forest Flowers” with Glen Arbor artists and sisters Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege on Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. at the next “Talk About Art” conversation.

    In the 1980s the Brickers and their mother, the late Ananda Bricker, created porcelain sculptures of local woodland flowers known as “Forest Flowers.” They were exhibited throughout the Midwest, and at the Smithsonian Museum, and became the basis for a home- and art-based business that supported three families. Along the way, the Brickers found a way to translate their deep love of this area’s flora into an object of beauty. A selection of “Forest Flowers” are part of the “In Bloom,” an exhibition of flower paintings and sculptures by five local artists.

    “Talk About Art” is free and open to the public. “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., in Glen Arbor. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and noon – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call 231/334-6112, or go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  4. Flowers! Painting Workshop

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    In tandem with the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, April 6 – May 17, the GAAC offers “Flowers!” — a flower-focused painting workshops at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. “In Bloom” exhibitor Lauren Everett Finn leads “Flowers!,” a full day, immersive workshop in learning to paint colorful, vibrant and happy blooms on Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 4 pm, Students will work in acrylic paint, and be guided through exercises in sketching, perspective and painting in layers. The cost of “Flowers” is $85/GAAC members, $100/non-GAAC members.

    For more information or to register, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org, and click on “Classes.”

  5. Talk about Art – In Bloom

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    Flowers are one of the most enduring and beloved subjects in the painting world, but what’s their attraction? As part of the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, two local painters who have created large bodies of work based on flowers will explore the attractions at the next “Talk About Art.,” Sunday April 15, 2 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with “In Bloom” exhibitors Lauren Everett Finn of Honor, and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding about their attraction to flowers. Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her “100 Bouquets” series, a self-assigned project to depict flowers – both real and imaginary – in acrylic paint, oil stick, pencil and a range of other media. Spaulding draws inspiration from her large, home flower garden. For this painter, flowers provide a ready subject and a chance to explore the wide range of color and shape they naturally offer.

    “Talk About Art” is free and open to the public.

    “In Bloom,” an exhibition of floral paintings and sculpture, continues through May 17. The GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and noon – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call (231)334-6112

  6. Acting Auditions for Readers’ Theatre

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center [formerly Glen Arbor Art Association] Readers’ Theater will hold auditions for two Sam Spade plays on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 7 p.m. at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, in Burdickville.

    This Readers’ Theater production offers roles for 19 adults – a minimum of eight men, and 11 women. One of the male roles requires a French accent. One of the female roles
    requires an Italian accent. In this pair of Spades, “The John Doe Caper” and “The Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail Caper,” Dashiell Hammett’s fictional detective finds himself matching wits with a range of colorful criminals and characters. The plays will be directed by Readers’ Theater veteran Harriett Mittelberger.

    Rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays. Performances are April 13 – 14, 7:30 p.m. at the church. Review copies of the scripts are available at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Digital versions of the script are also available by calling the GAAC, 231/334-6112. For more information go to: www.glenarborart.org

    The GAAC is open during the week from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  7. Carol C Spaulding leads Messing around with Paint

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    In tandem with the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s “In Bloom” exhibition, April 6 – May 17, the GAAC offers a flower-focused painting workshop at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    “In Bloom” exhibitor Carol C. Spaulding leads “Messing Around With Paint,” Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 3 pm. The cost is $70/GAAC members, and $85/non-GAAC members.

    “Messing Around” is an introduction to using gouache, a pigment rich water based paint admired for its vibrant color and its ability to be used both opaquely and transparently. Students will generate new work in an atmosphere where experimentation and a non-judgmental approach to painting will be encouraged. Flowers, pots, fruits, and vegetables will be the focus and inspiration for color and composition. The class will include demonstrations, prompts for painting exercises, and suggestions for ways of “getting started.” A materials list will be provided but students can be provided class materials for a $10 fee payable to the instructor.

    For information or to register, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org, and click on “Classes.”