BUILDING AND FIRING THE EMBERLIGHT DRAGON KILN

Join us for this cooperative venture led by potter Lauren Duffy of Ashland, with help from her cohorts the Dragonistas, as they build a pottery kiln in the shape of a dragon using locally sourced red clay to cover a metal and mesh frame. Watch as the kiln is loaded with pottery made by area children through a joint program with Ironwood’s DAP gallery. Marvel as the fire is lit inside the kiln, and the dragon comes to life breathing smoke and fire, and glowing from within. We encourage the audience to participate in the kiln building, so come prepared to get your hands dirty as we sheath the dragon in clay “scales”. Once the dragon is built and the fire is lit, we’ll continue with the firing into the night. Plan to take a break, attend the premier screenings of the Emberlight International Film Festival that evening, then return to the park for a night of fellowship and firelight under the summer sky.

STRING TIME IN THE PARK

The Garland City Consort returns to Emberlight this year, bringing music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to life in the lovely outdoor setting of the Park. Enjoy an afternoon of baroque chamber music performed by this local musician-owned cooperative, and learn the fascinating history behind some of the very rare pieces of music they perform.

KIVAJAT FINNISH DANCERS

Experience the joy of traditional Finnish and American folk dance. This troupe of young performers, under the direction of Kay Seppala, is based out of the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan.