The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild’s next program meeting on Wed., April 6, will feature Leara Glinzak of Lowell on “The Art of Altered Books,” at the Holland Area Arts Council, 150 East 8th St., Holland, MI 49423, starting at 6:30pm with social time beginning at 6pm. Non-members are asked to pay $5 toward the speaker’s fee.
Leara Glinzak will share her journey of working with altered books from struggles with the process to a way of honoring the artistry of books. Highlights will include the steps in prepping a book and a demo of a technique to incorporate mixed media when altering books. Several examples of her books will be available to enjoy that may offer inspiration to others.
Leara Glinzak graduated from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with a BA in Art Therapy, then received her Master of Science in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. She is currently an Art Therapy Dementia Specialist in the Grand Rapids area working primarily with dementia clients at Clark Retirement Community where she founded and developed the Art Therapy program.