Artist Meet & Greet

Images from the Storyteller's Night Sky

Join us for a free artist reception!

Saturday, February 4th

3pm - 5pm

Mary Stewart Adams' "Images from the Storyteller's Night Sky" is an exhibit of original water color artwork and starry storytelling she created together with her sister, artist and designer Patricia DeLisa, for their Fairy Tale Moons calendar project from 2008 to 2011. Patricia created each image according to the scenes from traditional folk and fairy tales that Mary linked to the stars overhead throughout the seasons to support a humanities-based approach to understanding the night sky. 

As a star lore historian and Program Director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Mary describes the work this way: "Our celestial world is like a mighty, living book that can be read from nearly every angle of human endeavor: Through the telescope of the scientist; the calendar of the agriculturist; the horoscope of the astrologer; the records of the historian; the rhythmic lines of the poet. 

Approaching the cosmos through the lens of the storyteller awakens the moral and cultural imaginations that are needed in order to inform and infuse the scientific research and discovery of our age with a soul-satisfying quality." Please join Mary Stewart Adams for a special meet and greet exhibit opening and presentation on Saturday, February 4th at 3:00 PM.

The Bee & the Dream

A beautiful tale that allows the storyteller to link the role of the stars in the wisdom of dreaming!

A Japanese Tale

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inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


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