Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members visit the Bonifas

October 1, 2015  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

Members of the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning (NCLL) at NMU visited the Bonifas Fine Arts Center. They toured the galleries and walked on the set of the Bonifas stage.

Executive and Gallery Director Pasqua Warstler greeted the group. She showed them the pin-hole photos in the Studio Gallery by Christine Flavin, a former instructor at NMU.

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Flavin was also in juror for the Powers Gallery photo exhibit "Transient Moments". Craig Woerpel, who won first place in show, talked about his winning photo.

He told the group that he choose the photo because the fencing equipment was invented by an Upper Peninsula company. It not only changed the fence industry by revolutionizing how chain link fencing was installed but showed how fencing changes the landscape. The photo was taken at sunset at the Delta County Airport.

He also walked them around the gallery and talked about the other photos on display.

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The then went to the Upper Gallery for Christine Flavin's second exhibit recreating historic photos from France. It is titled "Mission Héliographique".

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A backstage visit to the set of Players de Noc's production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" ended the tour. The group went through the staging panels to appear in the living room of a victorian home.

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The NCLL is an organization that plans and offers informal educational programs and activities to enrich the daily lives of its members and others through mini-courses, regular programs, outdoor activities and social events. It is affiliated with Northern Michigan University and the Road Scholar Elderhostel Institute Network.

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