CASPIAN—Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has once again awarded a mini-grant to the Iron County Museum to assist with showcasing four special programs—each a focus on our cultural musical heritage.
All programs will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings, once per month from May through August.
On May 15, Bill Jamerson will tell about underground iron ore mining through story and song.
On June 19 the program will honor our Native American heritage with a program of dance by Pamela Nesbit accompanied by music from Bobby Bullet’s songs on guitar and/or drum. During this program, recognition will be given to artist Amy Brzoznowski who has refurbished the Heritage Hall painting on the Native American ceiling beam.
On July 17, a reception in Heritage Hall will be followed by a musical program presented by Marsha Wainio, with accompanists featuring Scandinavian folk tunes with American words. The reception will be held in Heritage Hall and the program in the Bernhardt Cultural Center.
The final program will be held August 7. Musical commercials will once again be an integral part of the annual “mock radio broadcast” written and directed by Bill Leonoff. This year’s presentation will be about Stambaugh City and Township.
The support of MCACA through its mini-grant program administered by the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) continues to demonstrate its interest and support of the arts and cultural affairs of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.