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  1. 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.

  2. Art in Bloom History Talk Lunch

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    Art lecturer Linda Young explores how artist have depicted flowers in paintings throughout the history of Western Art in “Art In Bloom,” a Brown Bag BYO art history talk on April 18, at Noon at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    “Art In Bloom” is a lunch hour talk. Young will highlight paintings from the early Renaissance to contemporary times, with stops along the way to view work by the Dutch Masters, Monet and the Impressionists, as well as Georgia O’Keeffe, Miriam Shapiro, and Andy Warhol. Young’s talk will include a gallery tour of works in the GAAC’s “In Bloom,” an exhibition of floral paintings and sculptures by five local artists.

    Linda Young, a Glen Arbor resident, was director of Museum Education at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for 20 years. She has presented art history lectures and docent trainings in museums and art center throughout the Midwest. 

    Seats for “Art In Bloom” are $10/GAAC members, and $15/non-members. Reservations may be made on-line, at the GAAC website, www.glenarborart.org/lectures/. “In Bloom” continues through May 17. The GAAC is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 2p.m., and noon – 4 p.m. on Sundays. For information, please call 231/334-6112

  3. 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

  4. 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