Jun 23, 2012 to Feb 1, 2013
The public is invited to attend an exhibit titled "Penokee: Explore the Iron Hills" June 23, 2012 to February 1, 2013 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, located 2 miles west of Ashland on US Highway 2. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 23, 1 to 3 p.m.
A recent proposal to mine iron in the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin stimulated discussion and controversy, bringing statewide attention to this beautiful corner of the state. Sparked by the mining issue, 20 visual artists, musicians, and writers from Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan decided to explore their relationship to the Penokees, creating works for the exhibit. The exhibit also highlights the area’s metallic mining history, natural history, geology, and cultural and Native American perspectives.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
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