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MMA Exhibit: ‘Jonathan Thunder: Maamawi’

The Michigan Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit Jonathan Thunder: Maamawi through January 8, 2023.

Thunder creates paintings and animated films that speak to popular culture, modern society, and his Ojibwe heritage, exploring the ongoing contrasts and fractures in our society. Inspired by imagery from media, cartoons, entertainment, and Ojibwe traditions, he offers his own unique, often surreal take on the “good side and less than pristine side of the human journey.”

“Maamawi” is the Ojibwe word for “together,” and addresses shared humanity.

Jonathan Thunder is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation.

His paintings and films were included in the 2020-2021 exhibition The Art of People: Contemporary Anishinaabe Artists by Muskegon Museum of Art and Grand Valley State University Art Gallery (with guest curator Jason Quigno).

‘Gingerbread Houses’ set for December 5

The North Muskegon Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library will offer “Family Fun Night: Gingerbread Houses,” 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, December 5.

Build and decorate your own ‘gingerbread’ house with graham crackers, frosting, and candy. The library will provide supplies. Dress for a mess. Registration required. Visit https://madl.evanced.info

‘Clickity Clack Ho Ho Ho’

The West Michigan Symphony will present its brass quintet reindeer, at noon, Saturday December 3. Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, the concert visits Farmer Brown’s barn to see what the animals are up to for Christmas.

Tickets: Children $5; adults $10. Visit https://westmichigansymphony.org/events/clickity-clack-ho-ho-ho/