March Events: Polar Bears, Puppets, and Post

March at Mindport opens with Waiting for Ice, a show featuring the conservation photography of wildlife guide Drew Hamilton. As part of his guiding work, Drew documents remarkable animals in threatened habitats.  Waiting for Ice presents a collection of photographic images from a recent trip to Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season.  Drew is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for his work in conservation photography.  He is also the current board president for The Friends of McNeil River, an organization whose purpose is the preservation of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary for Brown Bears.  An alumnus of WWU’s Recreation Program, Drew is now based in Homer, Alaska.

Join Drew for two events at Mindport:

Friday, March 6, 1:00 pm -Artist Gallery Talk for Children

Friday, March 6, 6:30-9:00 pm – Artist Gallery Talk 

We continue the month with an evening show by  Pappenspiel, paper puppet theater created and performed by “Max” Eberhard Eichner.  In celebration of World Puppetry Day, Max will present “Hans in Luck” and “The Fox and the Geese” in Mindport’s gallery. This bicycle-traveling, trunk-sized, one-man paper marionette show offers intimate audiences of all ages the opportunity to experience puppetry, one of the oldest of art forms-and one that, in Max’s words- “continues to feed the play of the unending child within all of us.”

Wednesday March 18, 6:15 – Free, with donations gladly accepted. 

Finally, join Mindport’s Correspondence Club for some creative company and mailing, March 28, from 10:30 to 12:30 in Mindport’s mezzanine.  We have typewriters, scissors, glue sticks, and loads and loads of all sorts of paper available for collage, mail art, envelopes, postcards, and more.  Lively company and inspiration is the norm.  This fun, creative, hands-on activity is open to all ages over 8 years (although young folks need to bring a participating adult).  Bring your addresses and your postage, and make it a good mail day.  Please contact Tallie ( with questions, or if stairs will limit your access to this event.