Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. for an Author Talk with 2023 Michigan Notable Author Jeff Morrison and his book, Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas. He will present a sixty-minute program with more than 250 pictures of architectural sculpture found on buildings throughout Michigan, from Ann Arbor to Ontonagon and all points in between. You will learn about the symbolism behind the sculpture and hear some of the untold stories of the artists, artisans and architects involved in the creation of these structures and the unique art that adorns them.
Jeff Morrison is a photographer and writer who has been taking pictures since his parents gave him his first camera at age nine. He has a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in art from Eastern Michigan University and over thirty years of experience as a graphic artist. His first book, Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2019 and won a State History Award from the Historical Society of Michigan and a Midwest Independent Publishers Association and was honored as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. His second book, Guardians of Michigan: Architectural Sculpture of the Pleasant Peninsulas, was published by The University of Michigan Press and just released this past September and has been honored as a 2023 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan. Jeff lives in Oxford, Michigan, with his lovely wife Susie.
The event does not require registration and is free to the public.
Thanks to the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library for their support of this program, The Library of Michigan, The Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Humanities, and the Michigan Center for the Book for making this program available to our community.
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