Visual artists throughout time have found food a rich, inspiring subject. The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s next exhibition, Food Is Art / Art Is Food, takes an expanded view of the subject.
The juried exhibition opens May 28 at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor and goes until August 19th, 2021. It features the work of 23 exhibitors from Northern Michigan and beyond, who have approached the theme of food as a way to talk about feeding mind, body and spirit.
In addition to the gallery exhibition, the GAAC’s Companion Programs explore food from other angles:
June 5, 11 am – In conversation with Taylor Moore, program manager of Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Feeding people and supply food pantries with fresh, healthy food gathered from groceries, restaurants, food processors and more. GAAC Front Porch. FREE
June 11, 7 pm – Feed Me! A word-feast about food. Open to all poets and writers. GAAC Front Porch. FREE
July 10, 11 am – In conversation about the art of writing about food with Leelanau chef and writer Nancy Krcek Allen, author of the Discovering Local Cuisines. Rain Date: July 11, 11 am. GAAC Front Porch. FREE
July 19 – August 14 – Gather, a documentary released in 2020, is an intimate portrait of the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. A link to view the documentary will be online beginning July 19. Go to: GlenArborArt.org / EVENTS. FREE.
July 31, 11 am – In conversation about the Benzie Seed Saving Guild with citizen seed savers Josh Stoltz, Grow Benzie executive director; Becky Thatcher, project seed librarian. Rain Date: August 1, 11 am. GAAC Front Porch. FREE
More information about Food Is Art / Art Is Food is at GlenArborArt.org