POETRY IN THE PARK

Poetry read outside on a balmy summer afternoon – what could be better? This event brings
together poets from the Emberlight National Poetry Contest to read their works, and celebrate
the awarding of Poet Laureate honors to the top contestant. Woven into the afternoon will be
music from mandolin player Fran Strong and guitar player Anthony Hanson-Lynn. Don’t
miss this delightful Performance Infusion finale!

ART SHOWS GRAND OPENING

Join us on Friday, July 1 at 4pm for the grand opening of three art shows at the Historic Depot Museum: Ancestral Women Exhibit, Emberlight Photographers, and the Heritage Flags!

MARY BURNS AND THE ANCESTRAL WOMEN PERFORMERS

Mary Burns takes us behind her award-winning Ancestral Women Exhibit and the afternoon also features the women who were selected by the Tribes of Wisconsin to honor the women in Mary’s weavings.

FOLK’S TUNES: THE UPPER PENINSULA’S MUSICAL TRADITIONS

The 2022 International Film Festival will feature ten screenings at Theatre North from August 20 – 27.  Over 750 films have been submitted from 75 countries.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience perspectives and lifestyles from artists across the globe!

BUILDING AND FIRING THE EMBERLIGHT DRAGON KILN

Poetry read outside on a balmy summer afternoon – what could be better? This event brings
together poets from the Emberlight National Poetry Contest to read their works, and celebrate
the awarding of Poet Laureate honors to the top contestant. Woven into the afternoon will be
music from mandolin player Fran Strong and guitar player Anthony Hanson-Lynn. Don’t
miss this delightful Performance Infusion finale!

ANNEAL APPEAL: THE ART OF COPPERSMITH

Watch as Ironwood coppersmith Ar Schneller transforms a flat sheet of copper into a bowl.
She’ll use a rock, hammer, and open gas fire, then add finishing touches of patina. Copper is
very malleable, and can be fold-formed, texturized, embossed, flame-torched, and more. Delight
in this fascinating process, and learn a bit about the area’s copper mining history as well. Ar is
also an exhibitor in Art in the Park, so be sure to visit her installation before you leave.

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.

FIT TO BE TIED: A BROOM MAKER’S TALE

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.

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.