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  1. 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.

  2. Works In Cloth by Molly Phinny

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center [formerly the Glen Arbor Art Association] is showing Works In Cloth 2015-2017, a small survey of fiber constructions by Leelanau County artist Molly Phinny. This mini-show is hung in the GAAC’s new Hall Gallery and continues through April 8, 2018. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    For decades, Phinny’s creative practice focused on landscape painting. She worked in watercolor and acrylic, and painted widely: scenes from her Leelanau County home, from her travels to Europe and throughout the U.S. In recent years, Phinny has transitioned away from paintbrush and paper, and embraced thread and needle, fabric and stitching as the foundation of her expressive compositions.

    Fiber work is “an extension of my painting,” Phinny said. “It’s still working with shape and color.” Her scissors — instead of brushes — create the shapes. Fabrics supply the color. Phinny composes with vintage textiles [cast-off laces and handkerchiefs inherited from her maternal grandmother], and recycled clothing. Used clothing has history, she said. It is softened by wear. And each piece of denim or corduroy or velvet or cotton comes with a story, which can suggest an idea for a composition. The GAAC is open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the week, and noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information please call 231/334-6112.

  3. 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

  4. In Bloom – Artist Reception

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    The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May – both outside and inside. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] presents “In Bloom,” an exhibition exploring the different ways five local artists interpret the subject of flowers in paint, mixed media and porcelain. “In Bloom” opens April 6, at 6 p.m.with an artists’ reception.

    Painters Lauren Everett Finn of Honor, and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding look to their gardens and the woods for inspiration. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her 100 Bouquets series. Spaulding paints in watercolor paint create dream-like impressions of her subject. Rounding out the exhibition is an installation of Forest Flowers, the award-winning porcelain sculptures created by Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege, both Glen Arbor residents, and their late mother, Ananda Bricker.

    “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information about the exhibition or any of its programs, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  5. In Bloom Art Exhibition

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    The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May – both outside and inside. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] presents “In Bloom,” an exhibition exploring the different ways five local artists interpret the subject of flowers in paint, mixed media and porcelain. “In Bloom” opens April 6, 6 p.m. with an artists’ reception.

    Painters Lauren Everett Finn of Honor and Kasson Township resident Carol C. Spaulding look to their gardens and the woods for inspiration. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Finn brings to “In Bloom” work from her 100 Bouquets series. Spaulding paints in watercolor paint create dream-like impressions of her subject. Rounding out the exhibition is an installation of Forest Flowers, the award-winning porcelain sculptures created by the late Ananda Bricker, and her daughters Beth Bricker and Cherrie Bricker Stege, both Glen Arbor residents.

    In addition to the exhibition, the GAAC offers a series of programs that explore in more depth the subject of flowers, and the “In Bloom” artists’ thinking and creative processes:

    • Talk About Art with Lauren Everett Finn and Carol C. Spaulding on Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. Free.
    • “Art In Bloom,” an art historical tour of flowers in painting led by Linda Young on Wednesday, April 18, noon. Tickets for this Brown Bag BYO talk are $10/ members, $15/non-members. Please register on line.

    • Talk About Art, “The Family That Makes Flowers Together …..,” a conversation with the Bricker Sisters about Forest Flowers, Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m. Free.
    • “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

    For more information about the exhibition or any of its programs, please go to the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org

  6. New Views – A Storm of Art

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    New Views: A Storm of Art opens June 10 at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. An artist’s reception opens the show at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m.

    The juried exhibition – created in response to the Aug. 2, 2015 wind and hail storm – interprets, rather than documents, the storm. Underlining New Views is the philosophy that artmaking offers a way to address difficult events, and provides an avenue for transformation and hope.

    New Views continues through June 23. The exhibition is open during regular GAAA office hours, Monday through Friday; and Saturday, June 11 and 18, 11 am-2 p.m. Support for the exhibition comes from The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, The Leelanau Conservancy and Pryor Design Co. of Ann Arbor. For more information, please call the GAAA, 231/334-6112.