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Artists have been inspired by H2O since its first surprising visualization in the prehistoric African Sahara. Artist Hank Feeley springboards off of this history and into “The Art of Water in 28 ½ Minutes,” July 19, 11 am in the Glen Arbor Arts Center gallery, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. Cost of the presentation is $10 GAAC members and $15 nonmembers.
In a lively and fast-pace presentation, Feeley explores how artists have invoked the water muse as symbolic of such human concerns as life, immortality, purification/cleansing, passage/transport, revitalization/refreshment, destruction and, of course, beauty. This wide-ranging presentation will cover prehistoric visualizations of water, painting from Leonardo to today’s David Hockney, sculpture from Bernini to Jaume Plensa, installation art, water as a physical material, architecture, water inspired music and dance, digital art, poetry, performance art, and video and film.
Feeley is an author, painter, and sculptor whose second book Painting the Joy of Sleeping Bear County was published in 2016. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard Business School. “The Art of Water in 28 ½ Minutes” is offered as part of the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Water = Life = Art,” which continues through August 4. For more information or to register, go to: GlenArborArt.org.