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  1. Little Artists: April 26

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  2. Little Artists: April 12

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  3. Little Artists: March 15

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  4. Little Artists: March 1

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  5. Little Artists: Feb 22

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  6. Little Artists: Feb 8

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  7. Little Artists: Jan 25

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  8. Little Artists: Jan 11

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    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session is hosted at the Glen Arbor Arts Center and includes a story, snack, multiple stations to explore and features a unique interactive, hands-on project. Instructor Michelle Aucello guides parents and children to work together to to create an amazing seasonally inspired or holiday themed project to take-home each session.  Each class is 90 minutes on select Friday mornings, which also includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program is $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

     
  9. Winter Songs and Carols

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    Manitou Winds celebrates the coming season with a concert of “Winter Songs & Carols,” December 7, 7:30 pm at The Leelanau School, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor. An evening intertwining chamber music with song and spoken word, the annual concert is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Arts Center. It’s open to the public without charge.

    The ancient Celts divided the year into a light half (May-September) and a dark half (November- April), seeing the dark half as the beginning. Inspired by this traditional view of the seasons, Manitou Winds created a program of music exploring winter as a beginning rather than an end. The eclectic program will contain both traditional music and original compositions performed on colorful combinations of instruments, reflecting a sense of optimism for what lies ahead in the New Year. 

    Founded in 2014, Manitou Winds is a versatile chamber ensemble comprised of five musicians who perform on many different instruments throughout their programs. In this December concert, Emily Curtin Culler, soprano, and Jan Ross, narrator, join the quintet. For more information please go to GlenArborArt.org, and click on EVENTS. No reservations required.

  10. “Talk About Art” What is an artist’s residency?

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    The GAAC AIR Collection exhibition also includes two related programs: Friday, November 9: Glen Arbor painter Harvey Gordon, a past chairperson of the AIR
    Committee, offers “A Radical Perspective of Art,” a Brown Bag art history presentation at 12 noon. This event is free and open to the public.

    Sunday, November 11: What is an artist’s residency? A panel of working artists who have all enjoyed artists’  residencies — Margo Burian, Lori Feldpausch and Joan Richmond — talk about how an artist’s residency figures into a studio practice. Presented as part of the “Talk About Art” series. 2 pm in the GAAC gallery. No charge.

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center spotlights its permanent collection of works by more than 40 artists who have enjoyed a two-week residency in the GAAC’s Artist-in-Residence [AIR] program. The exhibition runs November 9 – December 21 at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Artists who enjoy a residency in the AIR program often make a gift of work to the GAAC at the end of their stay. It is a practice that was initiated more than a decade ago, and has allowed the GAAC to build a permanent collection and a record of AIRs’ work. This program of artists’ residencies began in the 1990s at the initiation of the late Suzanne Wilson, one of the GAAC’s
    founders. Wilson handpicked visual artists for the program, and found area friends to house them. Today, a committee of seven volunteers administer the program. The GAAC offers seven residencies each year from May to October. A selection of work by Suzanne Wilson will also be part of this exhibition.

    For more information about these activities, go to GlenArborArt and click on EVENTS. In November and December, the GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm, and noon
    – 4 pm on Sundays.

  11. “A Radical Perspective of Art,” a Brown Bag art history presentation

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    The GAAC AIR Collection exhibition also includes two related programs: Friday, November 9: Glen Arbor painter Harvey Gordon, a past chairperson of the AIR
    Committee, offers “A Radical Perspective of Art,” a Brown Bag art history presentation at 12 noon. This event is free and open to the public.

    Sunday, November 11: What is an artist’s residency? A panel of working artists who have all enjoyed artists’  residencies — Margo Burian, Lori Feldpausch and Joan Richmond — talk about how an artist’s residency figures into a studio practice. Presented as part of the “Talk About Art” series. 2 pm in the GAAC gallery. No charge.

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center spotlights its permanent collection of works by more than 40 artists who have enjoyed a two-week residency in the GAAC’s Artist-in-Residence [AIR] program. The exhibition runs November 9 – December 21 at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Artists who enjoy a residency in the AIR program often make a gift of work to the GAAC at the end of their stay. It is a practice that was initiated more than a decade ago, and has allowed the GAAC to build a permanent collection and a record of AIRs’ work. This program of artists’ residencies began in the 1990s at the initiation of the late Suzanne Wilson, one of the GAAC’s
    founders. Wilson handpicked visual artists for the program, and found area friends to house them. Today, a committee of seven volunteers administer the program. The GAAC offers seven residencies each year from May to October. A selection of work by Suzanne Wilson will also be part of this exhibition.

    For more information about these activities, go to GlenArborArt and click on EVENTS. In November and December, the GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 am – 3:30 pm, and noon
    – 4 pm on Sundays.

  12. Little Artists Oct. 26

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    The “Little Artists” program returns Friday, October 5. Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  13. Romancing the Heartland: American Regionalism

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents “Romancing the Heartland: American Regionalism,” a visual exploration of the work of the Regionalists, a uniquely American art movement that flourished in the years between the world wars. This brown bag art history presentation is Wednesday, October 17, noon at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Linda Young,
    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Director of Museum Education [retired], leads this hour-long survey.

    Part of a larger movement, the American Scene painters, American Regionalism focused on scenes of rural America — even as that way of life was fast disappearing. Not being part of a coordinated movement, Regional artists depicted and struck themes of rural conservation. Presented as part of the GAAC’s exhibition agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes, Linda Young’s talk will highlight the work of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry and others.

    Admission is $10 for GAAC members, $15 for nonmembers.

    Please register in advance: GlenArborArt.org. agriCULTURE is supported in part by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  14. Little Artists Oct. 12

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    The “Little Artists” program returns for October 2018! Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  15. Little Artists Oct 5

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    The “Little Artists” program returns Friday, October 5. Each session is geared towards pre-school age children and includes interactive, process-based projects that nurture natural creativity. Each session starts with a short discussion, a story, and then an interactive, hands-on project. Parents and children will work together to make and take home amazing art each week.

    October “Little Artists” classes are on Fridays, October 5, 12, and 26 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Each class is 90 minutes, and begins with a theme-setting story told by instructor Michele Aucello and includes a small snack.

    “Little Artists” is a drop-in program costing $15 per child/adult, and $5 for any additional children. Non-participating infants less than 1 year are welcome at no charge. For additional information, please call the GAAC at 231/334-6112


    Michelle Aucello is an educator with 26 years of experience. Michelle taught first and second grade in Honolulu, Hawaii for 13 years as well as classes on Early Literacy at the University of Hawaii. Michele also worked with Honolulu Family Magazine as a contributor, blogging about food and crafts and providing educational tips for parents. In 2017 Michelle successfully developed a new program for the GAAC called Little Artists which explores creative projects for preschool children and their parents/caregivers.

  16. Fields, a Readers’ Theater-Style Performance

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents “What Will Be In The Fields Tomorrow?”, a readers’ theater-style production, Saturday, September 29, 7 – 9 pm at the GAAC, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    “Fields” touches on a wide range of issues at the center of modern agriculture: food production, food quality, sustainable agriculture, and the lives of farmers today. The readers
    who will perform “Fields” are local residents, farmers, and other people with professional, avocational, and recreational links to local agriculture and rural life. Following the production, Dr. Robert Sirrine, Extension Food Systems specialist with Leelanau County Cooperative Extension, will moderate the post-program, audience talk-back.

    Offered as part of the GAAC’s exhibition agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes, “Fields” is open to the public at no charge. Reservations are required.

    Go to GlenArborArt.org, click on “Events” and scroll to the “Fields” listing.

    agriCULTURE is supported in part by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information call the GAAC 231/334-6112

  17. agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center presents agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes, a juried exhibition exploring the interconnections of food, farming and community through the lenses
    of art, architecture, film, history and theater. agriCULTURE opens Friday, September 14 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm. The show runs through November 1.

    agriCULTURE zeros in on the lore and culture of barnyards and farmstead life. Through a series of companion programs, the exhibition acts as a springboard for explorations of the historic role of barns in the region, how agriculture defines the region’s character, what are examples of some current small farm practices. agriCULTURE is supported in part by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    More details about agriCULTURE’s programs and event can be found at GlenArborArt.org. Click on “Events.” The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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. 

  21. The Barn Raisers, A Documentary screening

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    “The Barn Raisers,” a documentary film telling the story of Midwestern barns, will be screened Friday, October 19, 7 pm at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    The 2017 documentary examines barns through the lens of architecture. What do barn settings, styles, methods and materials tell us about the people who built them, the life they lived, and the role of these vanishing country cathedrals played in the settling and building of a growing nation? Discussion following the documentary will be conducted by Stephen Stier, preservation builder, barnwright and Vice-President of Michigan Barn Preservation Network.

    “The Barn Raiser” is free, and offered in conjunction with the GAAC’s exhibition agriCULTURE: Barnyards and Farmscapes. The exhibition receives partial support from the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. agriCULTURE is on display through November 1. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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. 

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.”

  31. 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.”

  32. 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.