In the TALK ABOUT ART ® series, our host conducts live interviews with local and regional artists about their art making and thinking. These insightful interviews take place monthly, January-May, at no charge. Our current host, Norm Wheeler, recently retired from teaching Science and English for 32 years at the Leelanau School. He is the Director of the Lanphier Observatory, hosting public stargazing two nights a week in summer on Sleeping Bear Bay. The co-founder and continuing host of the Beach Bards Bonfire, a gathering for by heart poetry, storytelling, and music on Friday nights in high summer at the Leelanau School Beach. He also helped Crispin Campbell, Ben Bricker, and Tom Fordyce build the first stage behind the Lake St. Studio for the first season of the Manitou Music Festival many years ago. Admission is Free.
Kaz McCue has spent the past twenty-five years working in the arts as a visual artist, educator, curator, and arts administrator. He holds a BFA in photography from Parson’s School of Design and an MFA in mixed media from Long Island University/ C.W. Post Campus. Kaz has received numerous grants and awards and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. As a curator, he has put together over 200 exhibitions and over 100 lectures and artist presentations. Kaz has taught at numerous universities, colleges and academies and has served in several arts administration positions.
As a professional, Kaz has dedicated his life to the arts. His enthusiasm and dedication has helped to define his career and his belief in the power of the arts has driven his commitment to participating in the process of the arts and mentoring young artists. Kaz is currently an Instructor of Visual Arts at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor and he also serves as the Artistic Director at Michigan Legacy Art Park.