Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Volunteers needed TODAY for final day of hanging "Story Line" exhibit

HOUGHTON -- Community Artist Mary Wright is in the final stages of installing her piece, "Story Line," at Michigan Tech’s Rosza Center. This community art and history project, inspired by the Pine Mountain Music Festival opera Rockland, is taking shape around the Rosza building and the neighboring Walker Building on the Michigan Tech campus. Volunteers are needed today, Wednesday, July 13, to complete the hanging of the exhibit. The project must be completed by 7 p.m. TODAY!

The stringing is done, and now the pre-strung lines of the remaining panels need to be hung in the installation. Volunteers are needed to get up on ladders to hang the remaining panels. Can you help? Can your son/daughter/friend/neighbor/classmate/fraternity brother/sorority sister?

Volunteers should meet at the Rozsa lobby or look for the crew out among the flapping panels to the west of the Walker building.

Story Line panels have been made by thousands of Upper Peninsula residents and visitors and their family members. These panels tell the story of ancestors who have
faced adversity. The panels have been strung onto wire for installation as clothesline-like Story lines. To honor the efforts of the thousands of folks who have made a total of more than 7,000 panels, just one more day’s worth of work is needed to get them all on display.

If you are available Wednesday at any time before 7 p.m., for 15 minutes or more, please do come. Someone will be there to put you to work.

Community art is about the community. Grab two friends and come on over to the Storyline to be a part of it.

Tickets to Rockland are available for Friday’s 7:30 p.m. premier and Sunday’s 3 p.m. matinee. You may purchase tickets at the SDC box office at Michigan Tech or over the web (fee applies for online purchase) See

Click here to read more about the Story Line project.

Click here to read about the opera Rockland.

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