“Kids and Culture” provides area families the opportunity to visit a highlighted cultural organization free of charge from 10 – noon on the third Saturday of each month in 2017. In addition to free admission, highlighted venues will provide hands-on children activities and a chance to win a prize from that venue. This program is generously sponsored by Cardinal Pharmacy and WCFX radio. Complete information can be found at WCFX.com or by calling Art Reach at (989) 773-3689.
Art Reach Auction Committee:
Volunteers are welcome to join the Auction Committee to plan our largest fundraiser of the year. Call 989.773.3689 to help with this fun project!
What I Eat: Around the World in
Photographs by Peter Menzel, essays by Faith D'Aluisio
Feb 1 - Mar 14, 2017
Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery
On exhibit are photographs from a collection of portraits and essays of 80 individuals from around the world, and the food that fuels them over the course of a single day. With camera and notebook in hand, Peter and his wife Faith D'Aluisio traveled to 30 countries and more than a dozen U.S. states to shop, cook, and eat with a strikingly diverse range of people.
Having spent three years and $1,000,000., this project shows the world what everyone consumes on a daily basis, the good and the bad. Recognized by a multitude of different news outlets, "What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets" continues to be very popular.
I want people to understand their own diets better — and their own chemistry and their own biology, Menzel tells NPR and make better decisions for themselves.
Six of these portraits and essays are held in CMU's Art Collection and are currently on display in the Park Library Extended Hours Study and Student Gallery.
Green Pastures & Still Waters
artworks by Katie K. Chichester Mester
March 2 – April 30
Artist Talk and Opening Reception
March 2, 4 – 6pm
Park Library Auditorium
Reception following in Baber Room
"As an oil painter, I use both brush and palette knife to refabricate notable scenes of domestic life and landscapes. My passionate style of natural realism portrays my subjects with correctness in structure and placement but vivacity in exciting color, intense light, and heavy texture." - Katie K. Chichester Mester
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
The Soo Locks in Photos
Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University
During Clarke Historical Library hours: https://www.cmich.edu/library/hours/Pages/default.aspx
February 23-August 2017
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7pm
Speaker: Michelle L. Briggs - Director, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soo Locks Visitor Center
In the late 1800s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began recording the construction of the Soo Locks using large format photography. Approximately 50 years later, the result was a collection of over 1,700 glass plate negatives, providing high definition imagery with incredible detail. Before the glass plate negatives were transferred to the National Archives, the Clarke Historical Library scanned each one, and made the collection available online. www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/SooLocks
The story of the construction of the Soo Locks, told through this spectacular imagery, is featured in a new exhibit which opens Feb. 23. Michelle Briggs will share her award-winning photography of the Soo Locks in the Park Library Auditorium, followed by a reception in the exhibit galleries, where refreshments will be served.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. Please join us!
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