Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,
Each week we invite
grassroots activists, artists, officials, physicians, parents, young
people and others to offer insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we
also invite you to comment on their thoughts!
This week, the Town
Hall is pleased to welcome Stacy Niedzwiecki, a superb Great
Lakes photographer and artist. Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall
to read and respond to Stacy Niedzwiecki's stories and perspectives about
the Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!
Guest Writer this week-- Stacy Niedzwiecki
Michigan resident Stacy
Niedzwiecki began her studies in traditional
illustration and graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Afterwards, she served six years in the Army Reserves as an illustrator
and graphics specialist. Following her military service, she studied
computer graphic design, earning a certificate in Electronic Publishing
by completing courses in web page design, digital photo retouching and
page layout. She was employed for ten years at the Amway Corporation in
the marketing, photography and employee communications areas.
Eight years ago, she launched her own successful Rockford-based graphic
design business. Stacy offers innovative design solutions for a wide
variety of clients in the West Michigan
area. Her areas of expertise are reflected in a portfolio of logos,
brochures, fliers, advertisements, newsletters and event promotion
materials. In addition to traditional design projects, she also serves as
webmaster for a number of organizations.
Although her core skills remain focused on graphic design and layout,
Stacy now leverages her talents in digital photography and digital art.
Her fascination with nature's beauty has found its way through the camera
lens, earning awards in many art and photography competitions. Her work
has been featured in the Michigan 24/7 photography
in the Woods Nature Journal, and the Explore St.
Louis Official Visitors' Guide.
Her most recent recognition is the installation of 46 of her nature
images for the permanent art collection at the new Grand Rapids
Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion, which opens June 30, 2008.
and Respond to Katherine's essays in the Town Hall!
Featured Issue this week - Great
Lakes Friends and Enemies!
In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall
focuses on a new featured Great Lakes
issue each week, provided by co-moderators Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and
Brenna Wanous. This week, Gary
thoughtfully reflects on the line between friends and enemies when it
comes to protecting the Great Lakes.
It often may be clear who the "enemies" are, but when it comes
to "friends" we sometimes need to take a second
Read Gary's Featured Issue, and put in your two
Don't miss this great opportunity to read and
comment on our featured issue - Great Lakes Friends and Enemies! - and the
stories and perspectives of Stacy Niedzwiecki in the Great Lakes Town Hall
all this week!
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days.
While there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and
diverse views are welcome. If you are
interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email. We
encourage individuals of all ages, occupations, and opinions to
participate in the conversation.
Your Great Lakes
Project's Great Lakes Town Hall
phone: (608) 250-9876