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  1. GAAC Member’s Art Show 2018

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    An annual tradition returns to the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The GAAC’s 2018 Member Show, a showcase of GAAC members’ talents, opens August 17 with an artists’ reception, 6 – 8 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake Street, Glen Arbor.

    The GAAC Members’ Show will display up to 50 works by as many member-artists. It is open to both 2D and 3D work. The exhibition runs through August 31. GAAC gallery hours are: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Noon – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  2. The Summer Cottage, a Comedy Drama

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    The Glen Arbor Players [GAP] perform Leland playwright Priscilla Cogan’s new work, “The Summer Cottage,” on July 20 +21, 7:30 pm in the auditorium at the Leelanau School, 1 Old Homestead Road, in Glen Arbor.

    Cogan’s work, a full-length, comedy drama, brings four generations of women to a lakeside cottage where they confront a range of persistent issues and old ghosts. “The Summer Cottage” is built around adult themes, such as abortion, spirits and sexuality, and is rated PG-13. GAP veteran Teddy House directs this show.

    Featured players are: Susan McConnell, Jean Jenkins, Nancy O’Hara, and Jan Ross. Karen Ford is assistant director/stage manager. Sound and light design are by Ron Smith and Fred Ford.

    A project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center, the GAP’s production is a hybrid of readers theater-style performance and traditional stage performance. There is no charge. Reservations are not required. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.

  3. Sunset Boulevard | June 1

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Glen Arbor Players [formerly Readers’ Theater] head back in time to Hollywood in its next production, “Sunset Boulevard.”

    Performances are June 1 +2 at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville. The performance is free.

    It’s 1950’s Hollywood, and the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking of returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion on Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, and, suddenly, Joe Gillis has something to write about. The GAP script was adapted by the production’s director, Ron Smith, from a 1951 radio broadcast and from the 1950 script used in the Hollywood film. 

  4. Manitou Music Festival: Jeremy Kittel

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    Jeremy Kittel, one of the great violinists and creative musicians of his generation, brings it all to the Manitou Music Festival stage on Wednesday, July 18, 8 pm.

    Kittel is known for his technical expertise and sonic sensitivity. He is a composer and performer, and blends inventive ideas and techniques from other genres into Irish and Scottish tunes. The MMF Studio Stage is located at 6023 S. Lake St. behind Lake Street Studios.

    The Manitou Music Festival is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for GAAC members, $20 for nonmembers. Children under 18 are admitted without charge. To reserve tickets or for more information, please go to: GlenArborArt.org, or call 231/334-6112. In the event of rain, this concert will be moved to the Leelanau School Auditorium, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor.

  5. Manitou Music Festival: Mulebone

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    The blues duo Mulebone returns to the Manitou Music Festival stage on Sunday, July 15, 8 pm. Mulebone brings inventive instrumental know-how and expressive blues that evoke the Mississippi Delta to Studio Stage at 6023 S. Lake St. behind Lake Street Studios.

    The Manitou Music Festival is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for GAAC members, $20 for nonmembers. Children under 18 are admitted without charge. To reserve tickets or for more information, please go to: GlenArborArt.org, or call 231/334-6112. In the event of rain, this concert will be moved to the Glen Arbor Town Hall, 6394 W. Western Avenue/M-22.

  6. Plein Art Weekend SUNDOWNER

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    Plein Art Weekend: SUNDOWNER | Thursday, August 2 at sunset – 8 – 10:30 pm

    The kick-off event of the 10th annual Plein Art Weekend is the Sundowner – a challenging painting opportunity that features artists capturing the beauty and awe of the sunset over Glen Lake and Lake Michigan. In true plein air fashion, more than 50 artists will be painting the setting sun from 8 pm until last light along beaches from Glen Haven to Port Oneida, and Inspiration Point. Come watch artists meet the demanding challenge of capturing a northern Michigan spectacular sunset. This Sundowner is a weather-permitting event.

    Sundowner paintings will be on view at the Quick Sale, Friday August 3, 5 – 6:30 pm at the Glen Arbor Town Hall, 6394 W. Western Avenue/M-22, Glen Arbor. The exhibit and sale are open to the public. For more information please go to: GlenArborArt.org

  7. Sunset Boulevard | June 2

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Glen Arbor Players [formerly Readers’ Theater] head back in time to Hollywood in its next production, “Sunset Boulevard.”

    Performances are June 1 +2 at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville. The performance is free.

    It’s 1950’s Hollywood, and the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking of returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion on Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, and, suddenly, Joe Gillis has something to write about. The GAP script was adapted by the production’s director, Ron Smith, from a 1951 radio broadcast and from the 1950 script used in the Hollywood film. 

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.”

  13. 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.”

  14. 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.