Opening – Great Gathering
We had a wonderful reception at the Urban Ecology Center (1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee). Nearly 100 people attended the opening reception on April 8th. We had a number of eloquent speakers including Bad River Tribal member and elder, Donna Yahola, Midwest Environmental Associates, Dennis Grezinsky, and conservation activist and essayist, Eric Hansen. Donna sang a beautiful blessing to open the evening. Eric shared hie perspectives as a long time Penokee hiker and writer, with Dennis giving an overview of the environmental and legal issues.
Terry Daulton also shared comments on the artists and work of the exhibit. The evening was a great way to bring Penokee enthusiasts from northern and southern Wisconsin together for a shared celebration.