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    Flags are objects that are saturated with meaning. The Glen Arbor Arts Center will explore some of that territory in its summer 2022 exhibition FLAGS. The exhibition opens May 27 with a reception, 5 – 7 pm, and continues through August 18. FLAGS may be viewed in the GAAC Main Gallery and online, GlenArborArt.Org/EXHIBITS.

    Flags represent everything -- from a nation to a world view to one’s affinity and allegiance to a sports team. They’re objects that are saturated with meaning. The GAAC’s FLAGS exhibit offers a variety of flags -- artwork that comments on the state of our nation’s culture wars; flags that show sojourners the way to freedom; flags that are prayerful; patriotic in a very traditional sense; and pay homage to the seasons.
    Visitors can explore the exhibition through two other programs:
    Community Prayer Flag Project: The 2022 Clothesline Exhibit will springboard off the FLAGS exhibition. Using the Tibetan prayer flag as a model and inspiration, we’ll convene a community effort to create prayer flags for our time. An outdoor exhibit, hung from clotheslines in the GAAC Front Yard and Grove. FREE. May 27 – August 18.

    Beach Bards Bonus Bonfire: FLAGS Edition: An evening of poetry, stories + music about flags, with Leelanau County’s hometown wordsmiths, the Beach Bards. For more than three decades, the Beach Bards have been celebrating the written and spoken word around Leelanau County campfires. This special edition is open to all poets and writers of any skill level. In the GAAC Grove, 7-9 pm, August 2. FREE.