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The Glen Arbor Art Association exhibits paintings and drawings by Chicago artist Alex Helfers, Aug. 23-25, at the Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Helfers has been drawing and painting since he could first hold a pencil. He received formal training in illustration and graphic design at Washington University in Saint Louis before embarking on a career in the advertising industry, having created campaigns for a variety of Fortune 500 clients and the NFL Super Bowl. After a post-college painting hiatus, Helfers picked up his brushes with a renewed focus on oil painting. His painting D.H. Day Barn won the 2013 Manitou Music Festival poster competition. Hours: Friday/opening reception 6-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 231/334-6112. Helfers’s website is: www.alexhelfersstudio.com