Saturday, October 27, 2018, 6:30-8 PM, Dennos Museum Center
Join author and activist Larry Plamondon for an in-depth look at the stories between the paintings in the exhibition, Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, organized and toured by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Plamondon will offer a historical perspective of the time period as it relates to the Native American experience, pulling from his own involvement in various movements during the 20th century. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Northwestern Michigan College’s Native American Student Organization (NASO).
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8 PM, Milliken Auditorium
John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. The echos of tradition bellowing from the birthplaces he played such as: Maxwell Street, Theresa’s, Checkerboard and Rosa’s Lounges, pulse from every chord in his fingers today. John Primer is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. John Primer is a Chicago Blues living legend.
Tickets are free for NMC students with valid ID (pick them up in person at the Museum), $24 for members, $27 advanced, and $30 at the door by calling the museum at 231.995.1055, MyNorth Tickets at 800.836.0717, or online at https://mynorthtickets.com/events/john-primer.
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 PM, Dutmers Theatre
Dawnland presented by Indy Lens Pop-Up (56 minutes)
By Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip
Follow the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., which investigates the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With exclusive access to this groundbreaking process and never-before-seen footage, Dawnland reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States. Supported by a grant from Art Bridges. Sponsored by Morsels of Traverse City.
Saturday, October 6 – Noon-4 p.m.
Visit the Dennos for a day of celebrating the arts. Local partners and artists will be on hand to help inspire your work, whether it’s a drawing, painting, dance, or performance — anything goes! Day of the Arts is the official kickoff event for DRAW NoMI, a local event whose purpose is to encourage making art together. Supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education. The Museum will be free admission for children 17 and under.
On behalf of the entire Welcome Weekend planning team, THANK YOU to all involved in the success of the 2018 Welcome Weekend move-in day! In total, 34 volunteers helped 327 Hawk Owls move in to East Hall and North Hall – we couldn’t have done it without you!