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In this issue: From the Director • p2 Board of Trustees • p3
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Farm Lane Project • p4
Museum & Friends Gift Shop
Ella’s Patio Party • p5
Monday: Closed Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-7pm Sunday Closed (gift shop closes at 4:30pm)
Civil War Lecture County Nat’l Bank • p6 Sugaring & Shearing Volunteer Luncheon • p7 Speaking with Spirits
The Andrews Gallery has recently rotated its collection to feature songbirds, ducks, birds of prey and more. The gallery showcases wood carvings, paintings, sculpture and taxidermy from a variety of artists.
Birds of a Feather
The Andrews Gallery of Wildlife
This fall, the Museum will host a juried art exhibit featuring the work of the Ella’s staff, volunteers, students, faculty and all members. Work submitted must have been completed within the past two years and the exhibit is open to all ages. Entries will be juried by Elizabeth Williamson. Entries must be submitted by September 13, 2013 and ready to install. For entry forms and more information, visit our website at ellasharp. org, or email Judy Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emmet Gallery September 27 - October 19, 2013
Ella’s Community Art Exhibit
Art, Beer & Wine Festival a Success! A beautiful summer day set the (including bottled wine and beer backdrop for 1,200 community sales) will benefit the Museum and members to enjoy the 8th annual our educational department, which Art, Beer & Wine Festival on June runs such programs as Pioneer 8th, 2013. Living and The festival Arts Go to 1,200 community showcased School. wines from members to enjoy the f o u r t e e n 8th annual Art, Beer M i c h i g a n wineries, a & Wine Festival... world wine tent, craft beers from local breweries, and more than 40 artists. This year’s festival featured a home beer brewing demonstration presented by Jackson’s Cork n’ Cap and multiple art demonstrations! Our food vendors, including Bone Island Grill, Cantu’s Mexican Kitchen, Mat’s BBQ, Stone Hearth Bakery, Cuppa, and Dancy’s Fancy Butter, contributed to the festival atmosphere. Visitors were also able to buy for home consumption, the wines and craft beers they had sampled during the afternoon. All proceeds from the festival
One-Day Wonders • p8 Classes, Workshops • p9 Members • p10 Exhibitions • p12
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From the Director Firstly, I want to thank the many members and friends of Ella Sharp Museum – you keep the organization m o v i n g f o r w a r d through your gifts of time, talent and treasure. Volunteers gave 7,700 hours of time to the museum projects during the past year – that’s the equivalent of 4 full-time employees! We could not be where we are without those precious hours of time. The museum operates on the income generated by memberships, sponsorships and donations – over half our yearly budget comes from these sources! We thank you most gratefully for this income and support and hope we can count on you all in the future.
– Amy Reimann
additions to the original plan that unfolded as the actual construction took place. We are thankful for the thoughtful guidance of Dennis Ray of Tri-State Paving and his crew for their professional job and helpful suggestions along the way. Perhaps the most exciting news everyone has been waiting for is the announcement that we have signed a new operator lease for The Granary Restaurant. Emmeline Leutz of Jackson will be our new owner/operator and we anticipate her opening to be in early August. We are excited for this opportunity and welcome Emmeline and her family to our family. Hours and details will be promoted as we move close to opening day – watch our website and the weekly e-blast of news for updates.
Our future is bright!
This issue highlights the dedicated members of our community Board of Trustees. We would like you to get to know this great group of folks that have volunteered to advise and manage the business of the Ella. Many are serving on their second term and are passionate about the importance of Ella Sharp in this community. This summer there are many exciting things happening in the museum and throughout the grounds. Our Farm Lane project is nearing completion with a few
Preparations are also underway for American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony which will be open in the Hurst and Emmett Galleries October 26, 2013-January 11, 2014. We are looking forward to this exciting exhibition! Our Patio Parties on Thursday nights continue to be an opportunity for great music and good times – we are averaging over 70 people each week! We hope to see everyone soon! I am delighted to be Ella’s new executive director. Our future is bright. I would welcome the chance to get to know all of you, so please stop by anytime!
Welcome to Our Newly Designed Newsletter! In order to more efficiently report to you our news and exhibits, we have decided to publish quarterly instead of bi-monthly. We will still have the latest and greatest class listings, gallery and exhibit schedules as well as the upcoming events you will not want to miss. As a member of the Ella, you receive many benefits, including this newsletter, admission to the galleries on any day we are open, invitations to our openings and events and discounts on class fees among them. We thank you very much for being a part of our family. If you have ideas for events, classes or exhibits, we invite you to share them with us at any time.
Charles H. Aymond
Anonymous Curt & Karen Askins Colin Aymond Dana Aymond Brian & Sharon Bell Brad & Danielle Bivens John & Jean Calvert Patricia Chipman A.P. & Beatrice Cook John & Joan Cummings Robert & Cynthia Davey Jeanne Draper Robert & Barbara Duke Karen Dunigan Richard & Patricia Erhardt Travis Fojtasek Carol Lee Gates Roger & Edythe Gilbert Jewel Gill Michael & Libby Greanya Edward & Helen Greene Hancock Foundation
Martha Fuerstenau Kim Hastings Ed & Tina Heap Louise Hefka Gordon & Ellen Heins Virginia Hoover Donald & Judy Horn Robert & Charlene Johnson Barry & Ellen Keatley Robert & Dorothy Kobs Mickey & Connie Kress Les & Ellie Langford Jean Laughlin Kent & Traci Melville Russell & Patricia Melville Cynthia O’Rourke Florence Osborne Lloyd & Shirley Preston Peter & Betty Pultz Robert & Nancy Robidoux Bob & Mary Smith Doug & Lori Sten Dorothy Tansey
Thomas Trosin John & Sharon Vanderpool Peter & Amanda Vincich Beth Voulgaris Andy & Julia Walz Charles & Susan Wrzesisnski
Consumers Energy Foundation
Welcome Rachel! We have hired a smiling new face for our permanent staff – Rachel Veramay has joined us as Collections and Exhibits Assistant. Rachel is originally from Concord, MI and has recently graduated with a degree in Art & Design from Grand Valley State University. Please tell Rachel hello when you see her! We also have a large number of summer interns helping us with all areas of museum management including Marketing and PR, Graphic Design, History and tours, Education Research, Grants Research, and Collections.
Contributions Donations: Carolyn Bloodworth Helen Crary Experience Jackson Friends of the Ella Sharp Museum Friends of Ella Sharp Museum Gift Shop Anthony Gardner Jane Handley Trust Jackson Literary &
Art Association John Guidinger Stephanie Kolman The Stanton Family Ardis Sussell C. Thorrez Industries, Inc. Weatherwax Foundation
In Kind Donations
Libra Industries, Inc.
Year End Appeal
Mickey & Connie Kress Newell Oren Nancy D. Reid
EllaSharp.org • 517.787.2320
New/Renewed Members February 1 - April 30, 2013
Student/Teacher Janette Bowers Sheryl Fagin Tara McCoy-Jones Kelsey Lademan Michelle Lake Christina Norris Emily Reimann Hannah Reimann Sandra Schultz Michelle Woods
Individual Paula Alexander Barbara Anderson Rosemary Balunas Kay Bills Carolee Buseth Ronald Chalfant Joe Collins Stephen Conley Robert Craft Janice Crispell Tim Cullen Anita Cummings Helen Fenech Lois Finkbeiner Yvonne Foley Sheila Fritz Maryanne Fuchs Christine Ganton Kristin Gifford Darlene Hammond Trent Harris Ruth Hedges Ellie Hill Sue Hitchingham Dorothy Kerr Faith Kline Nancy Kyro Phyllis LaChance Kathleen Lindbert Maureen Lochey Marcia MacCready Alison Marshall Soni Martin Mary Lou McFadden Paula Moore John Neely Donna North Irene Nowak Susan Patton Pamela Perlos Ann Polewka Donna Riley Linda Robertson Mary Scroggs Savanah Sheets Carolyn Siler Robert Simmons Connie Spotts Charles Stanton Emily Stebing Sandra Steele Lori Swope Sten Jean Taylor Steve Tucker Judith Walz Anne White
Margaret Wilds Dual Charles & Karen Annable Gerry & Mary Lou Blanchard Rebecca Bowen Max & Sue Brail Grant & Anne Brown Bruce & Cindy Burgener Tom & Sherrie Campbell William & Norma Clemons Robert & Geraldine DuBois Richard & Patricia Erhardt Richard & Therese Fifelski John & Marie Fisher Dottie Griebenow Charles & Karen Gyles Jim & Marsha Haehnle Charles & Lou Ann Hardwick Clifford & Marian Herl Jack & Ada Hurula Jack & Dee Jackson Tim & Mary Johnson Peter & Virginia Kent Rod & Colleen Kirtland Mickey & Connie Kress Keith & Anna Kusterer Les & Ellie Langford David & Shirley Lapinski David & Virginia Latz Pete & Myrtle Muraf Bob & Rita Neustifter Newell & Lois Oren Donn & Cinda Roberts John & Dorothy Rose Grant & Jeanne Shafer Michael Shore & Lonnie Bostwick Stanley & Helen Taylor Shane & Elizabeth Williamson Family Nick & Jill Arcaro Marjorie Barden William & Lynn Bullinger Dave & Becky Clark Shawn Corlew & Ralph VanHeyningen Robert & Valerie Doan Dennis & Lori Gardner Brian & Carrie Glick Michael & Morgan Graves Charles & Bernice Haglund James & Patricia Hart Dave & Cathy Heins Rick & Shaun Hitt Roy & Lois Kelly Paul & Diane Kenyon Philip & Phyllis Leathead Larry & Kimberly Lloyd Lytle & Grace Miller Allen & Edna Nickolai Chad Noble Susan Riley Raymond & Kimberley Saari Tom Schindler James & Peggy Shimko Vincent & Cheryl Simonetti Kevin & Juli Smith Paul Stowell
Monica Moser & Steven Trosin John & Beth Voulgaris Bonnie Warner Brian & Melissa Woodhurst David & Joan Yohe Sustainer Nancy Angelo Carl & Patricia Bachle Wilma Bass Tor & JoAnn Beier Peter & Jacqueline Blake Carole Briggs Fred & Marie Bruey John & Ann Cross Donald & Betty Depew William & Karen Ellison Paul & Utoomporn Ernest Jason & Kristin Flick Jack & Joyce Fowler Daryl & Linda Frederick Bill & Pat Fuerstenau Martha Fuerstenau Paul & Barbara Gilbert David & Natalie Halsey Shirley Hoaglin Don & Mary Jo Huff Ed & Eileen Idziak Jason Idziak & Anna Fisher Roger & Jan Kaywood John & Cheryl Lawrence Tim & Laura Levy Kate Martin John & Catherine McLaughlin Maria Orlowski Fred & Sally Pesetsky Don & Shirley Pomering Dave & Amy Reimann Lou & Carol Scheerbaum Patricia Short Bob & Myra Sonsara Jim & Pam Stark Bev Tippmann Daniel Vainner John & Wendy Waldron Geraldine Walker Fred & Beverly Walters Andy & Julia Walz Wayne & Sharon Watters Lee & Helen Zimmerman Investor Pat Chipman Raymond & Susan Fix Georgia & Travis Fojtasek Maurice & Dorothy Huffer Jon & Donna Lake Ronald & Barbara Markowski Frederick & Deborah Marshall Ann Wolf Benefactor Robert & Cynthia Davey Lifetime Ken & Mary Thompson
Memorials Philip H. Conley Curt & Karen Askins Victor Cuiss Jerry & Jackie Booth Diane Zimmer
Board of Trustees 2013-2014 The Ella Sharp Museum is fortunate to have a dedicated board of trustees that consists of leaders from many of Jackson’s finest organizations. These trustees volunteer their time and energy to guide and oversee The Ella – ensuring it will remain one of the area’s most treasured cultural and educational assets.
Jack S. Fagin Sheryl Fagin Barbara Franklin Anonymous Joyce & Woody Furman Vista Grande Villa Michael Gumper Robert & Barbara Duke Cynthia O’Rourke St. Paul’s Chancel Guild Jim & Winnie Taylor Russ & Betsy Youngdahl James Lazaroff Mary Deming Elsie Mae Melms A.P. & Beatrice Cook Barry & Ellen Keatley Leonard Moseman Jerry & Jackie Booth Lou Nash Jerry & Jackie Booth Robert & Barbara Duke
Executive Director Amy Reiman (right) joins Board of Trustees (left to right): Lloyd Ganton, Joe Macklin, Lori Grace, Daniel Vainner, Anna Fischer, Michelle Lake, Karen Beers, Anthony Gardner, and Mick Falahee. Not pictured: Marc Egan, Martha Fuerstenau, John Stewart, Stephanie Drago, Sharon Peacock.
Karen M. Beers (Secretary and Vice President)
Anthony Gardner (President)
Lori Grace (Treasurer)
Leader Weight Watchers, INTL
Co-President of the Friends Organization
Vice President, Marketing and Communications Allegiance Health
Accountant Jackson Community Foundation
Fred Pesetsky Charles & Dana Aymond Mary Deming Betty Lou Landman Charles & Susan Wrzesinski
Michael (Mick) Falahee
Teacher Jackson Public Schools
Leroy Scott Charles & Susan Wrzesinski
Executive Vice President American 1 Credit Union
Marian Warren Kristina Barncard
Capital Projects Manager Industrial Steel Treating Company Attorney White, Hotchkiss, and Falahee, PLLC
Michelle Lake Joe Macklin
Artist, Designer, Teacher Jackson Area Career Center
CPA Bond & Company, PLC
Martha Fuerstenau (Immediate Past President)
CEO Ganton Retirement Centers
Co-President of the Friends Organization Vice President Wells Fargo Advisors
Daniel Vainner (2nd Vice President) Registrar Jackson Community College
Farm Lane Restoration Project This summer, the Ella Sharp Museum began work on the Farm Lane Restoration Project. By the time this newsletter reaches you, the project will be complete. This $72,000 project will replace the asphalt paving on the 600-foot portion of the historic Farm Lane that passes through the complex of historic Museum buildings. Farm Lane will be rebuilt with a narrower width, more in keeping with its
original appearance. The new Farm Lane will be handicap accessible and connect with existing concrete walks and entrances into buildings on the Museum grounds. The east end of Farm Lane will be realigned to reconnect to the remaining portion of the original Farm Lane east of Oakridge Drive. The work will involve removal of various modern concrete pads, curbs, aprons, and walkways, and the replacement of deteriorated concrete at the Dibble School House. Also included is the installation of a new concrete base for Ella Sharp’s Victorian garden gazebo, which has been placed in a new location north of the wood shop.
Looking east along the farm lane about 1900. Ella Sharp is sitting on the steps off the dining room. In the distance on the left is the Tower Barn, and on the right beyond the trees is the Granary.
In addition to paving, the Farm Lane Restoration Project also involves developing eight new interpretive signs and a sign on Fourth Street to identify the Museum to passing motorists. Interpretive signs will be placed along the lane to identify each of the historic buildings on the museum site and describe its function and history. The new signs will be fabricated by a sign company and installed by Museum volunteers. This work is funded primarily through the generosity of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Jackson’s Weatherwax Foundation and Hurst Foundation, and other donors. The sign on Fourth Street will be the first to identify the Ella Sharp House to passing motorists. Museum staff reports that many people contact the Museum asking if the old house is for sale, not realizing that the historic house was donated to the City of Jackson more than 100 years ago.
Same view in the summer of 2012. The large walnut trees are gone along this length of Farm Lane, but they remain in the far distance along the portion of the Farm Lane east of Oakwood Road. The tower barn is on the left and the Granary is behind the trees on the right.
Teen and Adult Summer Classes
Please visit our website for more class information. Pinterest Party Instructor: Emily Jarvi Tuesday: June 4, 18, July 2, 16, August 6, 13, 6:30PM - 8:30PM Single Day: $15/$20, All Sessions: $75/$100 Summer Ceramics Instructor: Romelle Frey Member $23/day Non-Member $30/day Wednesday Afternoon Classes: July 17, 31, August 14, 28, 1PM - 4PM Thursday Evening Classes: July 18, August 1, 15, 29, 6:30PM - 9:30PM Beginner to Advanced students welcome. No Chalk Please! (Pastels) (Beginning & Continuing) Instructor: Sharon Sunday 5 Wednesdays, July 17 through August 14, 6PM - 9PM Member $75/Non-member $85. Beginning and Intermediate Plein Air Painting (all medias welcome!) Instructor: Sharon Sunday 5 Wednesdays Session 1: June 12 through July 10, 9PM - 12PM Session 2: July 17 through August 14, 9PM - 12PM Member $65 per session / Non-member $75 per session Watercolor Monotype (Beginning & Continuing) Instructor: Sharon Sunday 5 Wednesdays, June 12 through July 10, 6PM - 9PM Member $65 / Non-member $75 Scratchboard Instructor: Dick Stanton 3 Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25, 1:30PM - 3:30PM Member $45 / Non-member $55
Ella would like to thank Tri-State Paving of Jackson for their excellent workmanship and partnership on this project. You have been excellent to work with!
Workshops Floor Cloth Painting Workshop (one-day workshop) Instructor: Sharon Sunday Saturday, July 13, 9AM - 4PM Member $70 / Non-member $85 Shabby Chic (one-day workshop) Instructor: Sharon Sunday Saturday, July 27, 9AM - 4PM Member $65 / Non-member $75 For more information, please contact Emily Jarvi, Director of Education, at (517) 787-2320, ext. 242 or email EmilyJ@ellasharp.org
Target Awards Grant for Children’s Art Tutorials. July 27: Roar Like a Dinosaur (and Uncover Fossils) @ Ella Sharp Museum August 17: Bugging Out @ Boos Center All sessions are drop-in from 11:00am – 2:00pm at designated locations.
The Boos Center is located in Loomis Park at 210 Gilbert Street, Jackson, MI 49201 (517) 788-4064
Summer One-Day Wonders Class The Ella from A to Z (July 15-19) Art, Clocks & Collections (Monday, July 15) Farming, Ella’s House & History (Tuesday, July 16) Log Cabin, Pioneers & Printing (Wednesday, July 17) Schoolhouse, Sculpture Art & Toys (Thursday, July 18) Wildlife Art, Woodworking & Zoo (Friday, July 19)
Wild Card Week (August 5-9) Choose your own Adventure (Monday, August 5) Science Fiction Double Feature (Tuesday, August 6) Outsider Art (Wednesday, August 7) Drama Day (Thursday, August 8) Game Day (Friday, August 9)
Passport Week: Destination Cool (July 22-26) Egypt (Monday, July 22) Japan (Tuesday, July 23) New Mexico (Wednesday, July 24) Africa (Thursday, July 25) Native American Folk Art (Friday, July 26)
Civil War Week (August 12-16) Everyday Life in 1861 (Monday, August 12) Get Ready to go to War (Tuesday, August 13) Train with the Troops (Wednesday, August 14) Camp Life (Thursday, August 15)
Mixed Art Mash-Up (July 29-August 2) Collage & Assemblage: 2D vs. 3D (Monday, July 29) Op Art: Optical Illusions (Tuesday, July 30) Wearable Art (Wednesday, July 31) Steam Punk Art (Thursday, August 1) Street Art (Friday, August 2)
Ella’s Patio Party We are in full swing every Thursday evening through September 5! Please join us again this season on our lovely Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the Galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. •
5:30 to 7:30pm
FREE for members, $3.00 for nonmembers
Sponsored by the Ella Sharp Museum and the Cascades Civil War Muster
Cost is $25/day members, $35/day for non-members. For the whole week: $115 for members, $135 for non-members.
Al and Dave Eicher will provide this lecture and visual presentation at the Ella Sharp Museum’s Grand Community Room on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. This presentation compliments the Ella’s Sharp Museum’s exhibit Mementos of the Civil War. Commemorating its Sesquicentennial on display in the Museum’s galleries through August 31, 2013 and the Cascades Civil War Muster on August 24 & 25, 2013. The Eichers acquired information and photographs from more than 150 Michigan research
Enrollment in children’s classes is determined by the grade students will be entering in the fall (entering 1st-6th grade). Bring your lunch. A snack is provided each morning and afternoon. Dress for a mess each day! Classes will be held inside the Museum’s art studios and outside on Museum and park grounds. All supplies are included in the registration price. Call (517) 787-2320 to register early. Classes fill up quickly!
July 11: Kevin Nichols
August 8: Kevin Krieger
July 18: Steve Berkemeier
August 15: Flutes of Fancy
July 25: Johnny Aimcrier
August 22: Steve Tucker
August 1: Trent Harris Quartet
September 5: Ian Stewart
Michigan in the Civil War Lecture
Summer One-Day Wonders Details Register online at www.ellasharp.org, in person during business hours, by mail, by telephone (517) 787-2320, or by fax (517) 787-2933 anytime. Full payment with each registration is strongly encouraged to reserve your spot in the classes.
Classes run from 8:30AM to 4:30PM - 6PM for an additional fee of $7/day or $25/week for members, $7/day or $35/ week for non-members. Must be pre-arranged.
centers, libraries, historical societies, and individuals in the development of this lecture. The visual presentation includes visits to many of the historic sites, including a month by month timeline relating to Civil War events in Michigan. The program will share true stories about Michigan people, and Governor Blair’s call for troops at President Abraham Lincoln’s request.
Calendar of Events July 4, 11, 18, 25 – Patio Party, 5:30 p.m. 9 – Michigan in the Civil War Lecture, 6:30 p.m. Al and Dave Eicher 17 – CNB Free Lecture, 7:00 p.m. Kevin Buist, Director of ArtPrize
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Patio Party, 5:30 p.m.
September 5 – Patio Party, 5:30 p.m. Last one of the season!
Speaking with Spirits: The Ella’s Cemetery Walk
County National Bank
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 | 3PM
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 | 12PM-5PM
This is the sixth year County National Bank has supported this lecture series and given the Ella the ability to provide a variety of great programs to the community. The four-part series began in May and includes topics from American Impressionists to the Circus.
Circus Collections in the Clarke Historical Library by Marian Matyn May 18 at 2PM Austin Blair: Michigan’s Magnificent War Governor by Kelly Chartkoff June 12 at 7PM Make Art Impossible to Ignore: The Story of ArtPrize by Kevin Buist July 17 at 7PM American Impressionists by Dr. Michael Farrell November 9 at 2PM
Sugaring and Shearing Special Thanks Nearly 1500 guests enjoyed our 2013 Sugaring and Shearing Festival on March 25, despite chilly temperatures. Our volunteers, staff members, and board members were there to make first-time or repeat visitors feel right at home and ensured smooth sailing for the duration of the event. Thank you to Joshua Sterrett for doing the sheep shearing demonstrations, Puddingstone Farm and Nursery for bringing their petting zoo, Marilyn Terpstra for demonstrating sheep herding with her talented crew of dogs, Haigh’s Maple
Put on your walking shoes and join Ella Sharp Museum as we visit historic Mount Evergreen Cemetery and visit the graves of some of Jackson’s notable Civil War heroes as portrayed by actors and Civil War reenactors. The walk will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 with tours beginning at 3PM. Due to limited parking at the cemetery, we will meet at the Museum thirty minutes before tours begin for an orientation and carpooling.
Attendees should dress for the weather and be prepared to be on their feet for about an hour and a half, walking up and down several
Put on your walking shoes... hills. There wil be a limited number of golf carts available for individuals who are unable to manage terrain.
Volunteer Luncheon Thanks to Ella’s Volunteers
Syrup for selling their tasty maple syrup products in our Country Store, Tim Griffith for doing blacksmith demonstrations, Jeff Johnson for doing broom making demonstrations, the Jackson Handweavers Guild for spinning and weaving demonstrations, Tim Blair for photography, and the Jackson Math and Science Center for Family Engineering Day. Thank you all for making the event a terrific success!
Very special thanks to the 100-plus people who faithfully volunteer their time at the Ella Sharp Museum. Without their help, we would not be able to operate as smoothly as we do. Their service and support is invaluable! Our volunteers and the Friends of the Museum assist the Ella in a variety of ways. Some of these tasks include documenting and recording our incoming donations to the Museum’s collections, providing tours of Ella’s farmhouse, helping out with the educational programs, working in our Friends Gift Shop (all profits donated to the Museum), cleaning, data-entry, special events and patio parties, research and writing grants, and the list goes on! All of the Ella’s volunteers are
cordially invited to a special Thank You Luncheon on Monday, June 3 at noon in the Museum’s Grand Community Room. The Ella’s staff will be providing lunch. We couldn’t exist without you, and this event is our way of expressing our appreciation and gratitude. Thanks you so very much for all that you do!
Cost of tickets is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 4. Please keep both dates available; there will be no refunds. Call 517-787-2320 or visit our website for more information and to reserve your tickets. You must be pre-registered for this event by August 1.
Great Start in Art Summer Sessions (Preschool) These classes are a great introduction to art and art materials for preschool children. Dress to get messy and get ready to have fun! Members $25 / Non-members $35 per session (4 classes per session). In the Garden (Session 1) Art blooms in the garden this summer! Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 9:30AM - 10:30AM Summer Magic (Session 2) Summer is a magical time when art and immegration combine. Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30AM - 10:30PM