On Friday, June 18 at 7 PM, the historic Mills Community House Theater in Benzonia will host Lore, a multimedia collaboration. The event will feature the creative work of seven Michigan women artists in an exhibition that blends original paintings, textile art, dance, poetry, song, and film that draws inspiration from their personal stories.
The LORE artists are painters Amanda Acker and Kristine Harvery; textile artist Susan Barnard; filmmaker Andrea Maio; dancer-choreographer Gretchen Eichberger; musician-painterMelonie Steffes; and poet Holly Wren Spaulding.
The production is the brainchild of co-directors Grethen Eichberger and Amanda Acker who envisioned this event as a collective of creative individuals whose work speaks in different ways to a strong sense of place. “Lore is the story of a land and its people told in a collaborative, creative new voice,â€ explains Acker. “I view creativity as a natural resource, and the ‘LORE’ ladies are abundant.”
The gallery opens at 7 PM with a seated performance beginning at 8. Admission is by donation and a reception will follow featuring local, organic cuisine provided by Still Grinning Catering. For details, check out their Facebook event page, call 231-399-0099 or email.