How do artists think, work, and practice? Those questions are explored during Creativity Q+A LIVE, a series of conversations with Northern Michigan artists at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. On April 23, 1 pm Leelanau County artist Angela Saxon talks about her practice with Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager. The program is free. No reservations are required. Doors open at noon.
Saxon is a self-described “mark maker.” That’s her calling, and the basis of her creative practice, which is about seeing more, getting beyond the surface of things, and depicting layers of time in her paintings, prints and drawings. The materials she uses don’t define her. She moves fluidly between them, looking for the best combination of tools and processes to interpret the local landscape’s ephemeral essence.
Creativity Q+A LIVE is an offshoot of the GAAC’s online feature, Creativity Q+A. Since 2020, the GAAC has published monthly, long-form interviews that dig into artists’ creative practices. Saxon’s conversation was published in March 2021. To read it, and all the Creativity Q+A interviews, go to GlenArborArt.org / ARTISTS. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.