Nicolet College - Nicolet features four free arts events in October
Nicolet features four free arts events in October
Sept. 30, 2011
The Nicolet College Creative Arts Series is featuring four free events in October that include a film about Alaska, a travelogue on a honeymoon canoe trip up the Voyageur Highway, a fiber and photography art exhibit, and an environmental reading in the Nicolet College Library.
Details about each event include:
Venture to Alaska
7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10
Nicolet College Theatre
Travel the length of Alaska from near the Russian border to the southern capital of Juneau and experience Alaska as it is today with director Dale Johnson, who will introduce his film and answer questions afterward. Highly regarded for his nature films, Johnson is the guide up the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Prudhoe, through the heart of the Brooks Range, and along the western border of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During the film the audience will see natives in isolated outposts; admire grizzly bears, moose and other wild creatures; and learn about salmon fishing and growing giant veggies under the midnight sun.
Fiber Art and Photography: Toni Bergeon and Nancy Pierce
Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 13
Nicolet College Art Gallery
Colors, textures and shapes from the natural world influence the realistic and abstract fiber designs of the artists featured in this exhibit. Toni Bergeon and Nancy Pierce work from memory and photos to create detailed nature representations and portraits in fabric. Their fiber art and photography will be showcased in this exhibit. A reception to meet the artists will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, before the start of the play Rocketman in the Nicolet Theatre.
Cultivating Appreciation through Environmental Readings
11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 19
Nicolet College Library
Appreciation of our natural world as reflected through literature is the theme of this monthly series. The public is invited to listen as members of Nicolet faculty, staff and students share short passages from their favorite authors on the environment, conservation and the aesthetic appreciation of nature. A discussion follows.
Paddling the Voyageur Highway
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20
Nicolet College Theatre
For their honeymoon, Julie Buckles and Charly Ray paddled 1,700 miles by canoe from their home in Washburn on Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake in northern Saskatchewan, and then stayed for the winter. Hear about their adventures and enjoy spectacular slides of this incredible wilderness called the Voyageur Highway. The slideshow includes the couple's subsequent journey to Wollaston Lake with their team of Siberian huskies.