Sky Stories presents cultural literacy with a collection of artwork from Mary Stewart Adam's calendar, Fairy Tale Moons. Artist Patricia DeLisa teams up with astronomer, star lore historian, author, and storyteller Mary Stewart Adams to give you the moon and the stars.
Enjoy original watercolors from the Fairy Tale Moons interactive calendar, imaginatively designed to bring the cycle of the seasons and the wisdom of fairy tales alive for adults and children alike. Images represent both the story told in fairy tale and revealed in the Moon and Stars currently overhead.
Opening Reception: Meet astronomer Mary Stewart Adams, artist Patricia DeLisa & photographer Shawn Malone and gallery walk with them on Thursday, September 26 from 7 - 9 PM. FREE to the public
Partnership Programming with Marquette Arts & Culture:
Beyond the Telescope with Mary Stewart Adams and Patricia DeLisa; Friday, September 27, TBA at the Shiras Planetarium at 1203 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette, MI (Marquette Senior High School) - It's a dynamic and entertaining evening about finding our own story in the stars. All ages welcome. For more information call the MACC at (906) 228-0472 or check out the city website at www.mqtcty.org/arts.
Social Astronomy with Mary Stewart Adams and Patricia DeLisa; Saturday, September 28, time TBA at the MCAA Peter White Library in Marquette, MI - Using maps of the current night sky over Marquette, instructors lead you through the playful art "social astronomy" which is story telling based on the current cosmic gesture. Ages 12 and up. For more information call the MACC at (906) 228-0472 or check out the city website at www.mqtcty.org/arts.
Brown Bags with the Delta Astronomical Society - John Burroughs and Dan Young:
Wednesday, October 9th at noon at the Bonifas Arts Center - Public Welcome
Demonstration on using telescopes - what they are & how they work. Leasrn basics of what a telescope is, how it works and what you can see with it. Free One page DAS flyer featuring what’s up in the Oct skies above us. Free Copies of informative and handy “Sky Calendars” from Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University, will also be available.
Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:45 AM gather at the Bonifas Arts Center - Public Welcome
Take a Walk Through the Solar System, tour from the Sun to Saturn with DAS. Rendezvous at the Bonifas – walk to library & through to H&H for lunch. Or, meet at the library at 11:55 (Dress appropriately, this is an outdoor event). Guided tour of the Solar System with commentary by the author of the Planet Walk, Dan Young.
Star Tales from the Sky: Escanaba Public Library is doing a story hour in honor of Sky Stories on Saturday, October 12 at 1:30 PM with Mrs. Patt Fittante at the Escanaba Public Library. Enjoy stories and a hands-on-project! Free to the public.
FAMILY EVENT: Bonifas Open House -- all free to the public!
Devil's Night: A Closing Celebration with Mary Stewart Adams on Wednesday, October 30 at 4 PM, join us in the gallery for Old Devil Moon Stories for the whole family--featuring The Unique Tale from the book The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum--Sponsored in part with contributions by Friends of the Escanaba Public Library. And or join us in the Studio for stargazing in the 'Star Lab', an inflatable planetarium. *Dress casually, entering the dome requires a short crawl through an inflated “tunnel,” and sitting on pads on the floor. (20 mins per session). The Delta Astronomical Society will lead students in identifying constellations from Native American mythology. Then, at the Municapal Dock star gaze with the Delta Astronomical Society for the Comet Ison (time to be determined). Enjoy popcorn at the Bonifas and other refreshments.
It’s an exhibit you’ll love – it’s out of this world!
Companion Exhibit in the upper gallery: North Country Dreamland: A Dark Sky Exhibit featuring dark sky photography by Shawn Malone. (See exhibit listing)
Astrophotography WorkshopI: Intermediate - Advanced with artist Shawn Malone
Saturday, November 2 from 6:30 - 10 PM (New Moon Phase) at the Bonifas Arts Center - Registration is required. (See class listing)
This exhibit is supported, in part, by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library, Delta Area Astronomical Society, NEA, MCACA, The Addisson Foundation, and and by MEMBERS like you!