Enjoy an afternoon with traditional Finnish wood carver Peter “Pekka” Olson, as he hews whimsical birds and trees from blocks of wood, and regales onlookers with tales from his treasure trove of life experiences. A carver since he could hold a puuka (knife), he’s been honing his skills ever since, and was a recipient of NMU’s Upper Peninsula Folklife Award in 2020. Pekka is also an exhibitor in Art in the Park, so be sure to visit his display before you leave. This performance infusion is open to the public and free. Located at Site 18 of the Miner’s Memorial Heritage Park.
About Emberlight’s Performance Infusions:
Each Saturday through July and August, the Emberlight Festival will produce a variety of enriching experiences that truly embody our motto of “Discovering artists in nature.”
Karen Mallum has teamed with Emberlight to help us curate an exciting lineup this summer! The season opens with Music with Miles (July 10), The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping (July 17), Baapaagimaak (July 24), Fantail Birds and Fanciful Trees (July 31), Rainbow in the Woods (August 7), String Time in the Park (August 14), Poets in the Park (August 21).