In Progress with Ningaaseg (Oct)

In partnership with Fennville District Library, join us for a hands-on 4-week program inspired by exhibition artist, Michael Belmore. This free program encourages students to learn about the power of persistence and the wonder of creating with natural materials. Class takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

Tuesdays, October 3, 10,17, 24


About The Program

Join Saugatuck Center of the Arts at Fennville District Library for this special series featuring the artwork of Canadian Anishinaabe sculptor, Michael Belmore. In this 4-week program led by SCA’s Arts Outreach Educator, students will learn about the power of persistence and the wonder of creating with natural materials. Inspired by earth’s elements, textures, and Belmore’s creative process, students will create their own nature-inspired installations and 3D artworks. During one special session, Michael Belmore will be on-site to visit and share why and how he creates his large-scale stone sculptures!
Michael Belmore

Michael Belmore

Michael Belmore utilizes a variety of materials and processes that at times may seem disjointed, yet, the reality is that together his work and processes speak about the environment, about land, about water, and what it is to be Anishinaabe. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Ottawa in 2019.

Practicing for over 25 years, Belmore is an internationally recognized artist and is represented in the permanent collections of various institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institute. Belmore is a member of Unsettled Ground Artists Inc and is currently involved in the creation of a multi-year public art project for four light rail stations as part of Phase 2 of Ottawa Light Rail. His exhibitions include: Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art at the Peabody Essex in Salem, MA and HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor at the National Museum of the American Indian – George Gustav Heye Centre in New York.

Seemingly small things, simple things, inspire his work; the swing of a hammer, the warmth of a fire, the persistence of waves on a shore. Through the insinuation of these actions, a much larger consequence is inferred.

In Partnership with the Fennville District Library

Fennville District Library & Enrichment Center’s mission is to provide access to varied materials and services for lifelong enrichment.

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