Ox-Bow Investions & Festivals Highlight Upcoming "Tuesday Talk" July 26
The water festivals and other art inventions from Ox-Bow will be showcased at the next Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society (S-DHS) “Tuesday Talk” on July 26 at the Old School House History Center, 130 Center Street, Douglas.
The one-hour program begins when the school bell rings at 11 a.m.
Public attendance is invited and audience participation is welcomed to enrich the discussion.
Tuesday Talk admission is free for current S-DHS members. Non-member guests are encouraged to attend with a donation of $5 or become new members with initial dues payment at the Talk.
For all, limited space puts seating on “first-come, first-served” basis.
Exhibition chair of the S-DHS Jim Schmiechen will be presenting about the Ox-Bow School of Art.
Ox-bow has more than 100 years of artistic experimentation and tradition.
The art school has had a tremendous impact on the culture of Saugatuck and Douglas.
This Tuesday Talk digs into the Ox-Bow photo archive at the Old School House History Center.
It will look at the stand-out happenings of this famous local art school, specifically unique architecture, performance art, costume balls, painting by the waterside, and the origins of Venetian Festival.
Schmiechen moved to the area in 1983 where he lived in an old gangster cottage near Mount Baldhead.
He is Professor Emeritus from Central Michigan University who taught urban and European history along with economics.
His first S-DHS exhibit was in 1992 about Chain Ferry Store owner May Heath.
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This Tuesday Talk is been sponsored by Society members Mike Mattern, Bill Hess and Kathleen Markland.
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