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Exhibit: Joan Richmond | Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages

January 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm


Traverse City artist Joan Richmond exhibits collages at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages, an exhibition of 12 new works, is on display in the GAAC Lobby Gallery January 15 – April 22, 2021.
Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages may be viewed on-line, too. Go to: and click on Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.

Richmond is more widely known for her distinctive, spare gouache paintings depicting land- and waterscapes. In recent years, she has expanded her practice to include compositions assembled from acrylic-painted papers – materials she creates in her studio.
“This series of collages is a selection from more than 60 pieces I created during COVID-19 isolation,” Richmond said. “How does one stay creative while fighting off anxiety? I found that making images that were immediate in execution helped me not ‘over think’ the process thus creating a calming, meditative effect.”

Richmond discusses how she creates a collage, what materials and tools she uses in a short video interview with GAAC Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal. A link to this companion program is at Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.

The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. It is open Monday through Saturday 11 am – 2 pm. For more information go to


January 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am
April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm


Glen Arbor Arts Center
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S. Lake Street
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
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