Porter County Museum Briefs, October 23, 2014

porter-county-museumCelebrate Dia de los Muertos at the POCO Muse!
This traditional Mexican holiday will be commemorated with a variety of family friendly activities throughout the day, on November 1 from 10am-4pm.

Visitors to the POCO Muse can participate in various games, decorate sugar skulls, and make papeles picados to hang at the Porter County Museum. Traditional foods will also be available. All visitors are invited to partake in a tradition of honoring their loved ones by placing paper marigolds on our community altar.

The annual Dia de los Muertos celebration @ the POCO Muse is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy this festive fall season together! Admission is free and open to the public!

Artists of the Dunes Discussion Panel
Join a diverse group of local artists for a conversation of place, beauty, and community November 8 at 4p at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 101 W. 2nd St, Michigan City. These artists work with a variety of media, and come from different towns and backgrounds but they share something in common, their love for the Indiana Dunes.

Artists sitting on the panel include: Jean Bargeron from Ogden Dunes, Valerie Taglieri from Beverly Shores, Susan Henshaw, from Union Pier, MI, and Edward Maldonado from Chicago and Michigan City.

The Area Artists’ Association and the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes invite you to join this conversation about the arts in the dunes. This panel discussion moderated by Gregg Hertzlieb, curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, will explore questions about life in the dunes, each artist’s work, and the artistic community of the region.

This program is part of the Ogden Dunes Stories Project, a series of programs and exhibits exploring and celebrating life along the lakeshore. The Ogden Dunes Stories Project is made possible by a generous grant from Indiana Humanities.