Creativity Q+A LIVE with Blacksmith Scott Lankton


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    How do artists think, work, and practice? Those questions are explored during Creativity Q+A LIVE, a series of conversations with Northern Michigan artists at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Leelanau County artist Scott Lankton talks about his practice with Sarah Bearup-Neal, GAAC gallery manager. The program is free. No reservations are required. Doors open at noon.

    Blacksmith Scott Lankton was “hooked on hot steel” the first time he worked with it. He went on to find a vocation in the forge, pounding metal into domestic objects of great beauty. Lankton also found that this old art + craft form can be put to use in the pursuit of peace, and be a way of raising awareness about gun violence — as he raises the profile of his calling – blacksmithing -- and how it is more than a historical craft form demonstrated in museum settings.

    Creativity Q+A LIVE is an offshoot of the GAAC’s online feature, Creativity Q+A. Since 2020, the GAAC has published monthly, long-form interviews that dig into artists’ creative practices. Lankton’s conversation was published in October 2022. To read it, and all the Creativity Q+A interviews, go to click here.