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Meet Children’s Book Illustrator Patricia Polacco at Muskegon Museum of Art
 
Muskegon, MI—Michigan children’s book author and illustrator Patricia Polacco will visit the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, April 25, in conjunction with A+ for Educators: Illustrations by Patricia Polacco, the MMA’s exhibition of her work from books honoring educators. Ms. Polacco will sign books, meet guests at a public reception, and give a lecture during her visit. Event admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. 
 
Event Schedule
Book Signing 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Lecture by Patricia Polacco 7:00 pm
 
The Exhibition
Patricia Polacco is well known for her beautifully written and illustrated books that weave stories from her life into pages that have captured the imaginations of generations of readers. A+ for Educators: Illustrations by Patricia Polacco highlights a selection of her books that celebrate and honor educators that made a difference in her life. Each book addresses a piece of Patricia’s childhood, from bullying, to learning difficulties, to teachers that pushed her to be her very best. Her books are honest and sometimes raw, exposing themes or issues that can be difficult to confront. This collection of stories is a striking reminder of the importance that good educators can play in a child’s life. The exhibition features original art for Thank you, Mr. Falker, An A from Miss Keller, The Art of Miss Chew, The Lemonade Club, The Junkyard Wonders, and Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece. The exhibition runs through May 12, 2019.
 
A+ for Educators is underwritten by the Folkert Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for more information.

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Event Date 04-25-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Acclaimed folk duo Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert to perform at Muskegon Museum of Art
 
Muskegon, MI – Acclaimed folk musicians Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert will perform at the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Frey Foundation Auditorium on Saturday, April 27, at 7:00 pm. 
 
Kieran Kane has been referred to as "the godfather of Americana music" for good reason. His seminal work in The O'Kanes and Kane Welch Kaplin, as well as co-founding the independent label Dead Reckoning Records, laid the foundation for the contemporary world of Americana music. A successful solo artist, collaborator, and songwriter (with songs recorded by Alan Jackson, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and many more), Kieran is a musician's musician: his playing is always understated, always groove-oriented, and always serving the song.
 
If Rayna Gellert seems a preternaturally gifted songwriter, it’s because she’s seen farther into the old songs than most. Growing up in a musical family, she turned to Appalachian old-time music at a young age, becoming a prodigious fiddler, and leading a new revival of American stringband music through her work with the acclaimed roots band Uncle Earl. An in-demand collaborator, she has toured and recorded with artists such as Scott Miller, Abigail Washburn, Toubab Krewe, and Robyn Hitchcock. 
 
Kieran and Rayna met at San Francisco's celebrated Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which led to co-writing songs for Kieran's recent album, Unguarded Moments (Dead Reckoning).They joined forces again for Rayna's 2017 release, Workin's Too Hard (StorySound Records). Their first duo album, The Ledges, was released in February on Dead Reckoning Records.   
 
Fans of either artist will recognize musical kindred-spiritedness in their restrained and roots-oriented approach to both songs and arrangements.
 
Concert tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance and $15 for members of the museum. They may be purchased at the MMA Museum Store or by phone at 231-720-2580.  Doors open at 6:30. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar prior to the concert and at intermission. 
 
The Muskegon Museum of Art is located in downtown Muskegon at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon, MI. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for visitor information.  
 
Made possible through generous support from Art Bridges
 
Event Date 04-27-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Concert tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance and $15 for members of the museum. They may be purchased at the MMA Museum Store or by phone at 231-720-2580. Doors open at 6:30. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar prior to the concert and a

Bring pencil and pad and join Richard Ballard and friends of the Muskegon Fine Arts Society.

Event Date 05-01-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 05-01-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

For more information about the artists see the gallery website. The Gallery hosts a Reception introducing a new exhibit on the 1st Friday of every month -- 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Event Date 05-03-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 05-03-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Bring pencil and pad and join Richard Ballard and friends of the Muskegon Fine Arts Society.

Event Date 05-08-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free