Thursday, January 1, 2015

2016 Summer Symposium

The Visitor Center is accepting applications for the 3rd annual Sustainable Practices Symposium, August 3-14th, 2016We will gather to examine sustainability in life and in artistic practice. People of all creative backgrounds, experience levels, and fields of practice are encouraged to apply.

We offer Workshops in Local Clay, Metal Casting, and at Seeger's Sawmill where participants can see a project from tree to finished work. We also accept proposals for Independent Projects that embrace the Visitor Center's rugged setting and adventurous attitude. 


The programming for the Sustainable Practices Symposium is intended for both personal and collective growth. We will share our skills and ideas with each other though lectures, discussions, and around the campfire, and take day hiking and canoe trips nearby Lake Superior and Sylvania National Forest.


Symposium participants will collaboratively design and build infrastructural apparati each summer using donated and scavenged materials. Within these collaborative projects we strive to harmonize diverse skill-levels and skill-sets. Applicants with previous design or building experience OR exceptional enthusiasm in skill-building related to the design, technical aspects, or construction should include this in their application.