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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Showcases Artists' Work

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Date: August 27, 2009

Two local artists participated in the 2009 Artist-in-Residence program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. Michelle Michael and Larry Jensen will be show-casing their work on , Sunday, August 30, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the national lakeshore’s visitor center.

Larry Jensen will be displaying a variety of wood-turned objects he has created from different local trees. His pieces reflect a high degree of skill and point out the connection between art and nature in a very tangible way. A variety of his pieces will be on display, and he will conduct a presentation on his work and what he has learned about the nature of trees.

Michelle Michael spent two weeks at the national lakeshore photographing a wide variety of scenes and subjects. She will showcase her work in a slide show and be on hand to answer questions about her residency.

The free program will take place at the national lakeshore’s visitor center located at the intersection of State Road 49 and U.S. Hwy. 20 in Porter, Indiana. . For more information about this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-8914.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.