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Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

‘All Things Arctic’ coming to Niswonger

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Vivid imagery and thrilling tales of explorations to the far north bring the arctic to life at the Niswonger on January 25, 2015, at 3 p.m.

Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic explorer, Canadian biologist and photographer, presents a National Geographic LIVE event at the Niswonger from his first-hand encounters with the creatures of the arctic in “Polar Obsessions”.

This photo of penguins is one taken by Paul Nicklen in the arctic. (photo submitted)
This photo of penguins is one taken by Paul Nicklen in the arctic. (photo submitted)

Nicklen has captured global attention with his daring explorations, whether ice diving among leopard seals in Antarctica, covering hundreds of miles of terrain in -40F temperatures, or mastering aerial shots from his ultralight plane, he has specialized in photographing polar regions since 1995.

Nicklen has worked for National Geographic for 15 years, producing 15 features, but his work is also shared in hundreds of other publications around the world.

The Niswonger, along with Presenting Sponsor Dark Horse Productions, warmly welcomes to its world stage one of the most prestigious photojournalists of all times.

“All Things Arctic!” will be a day of extraordinary entertainment as the excitement begins when the lobby doors open at 2 p.m. Balloon art and a magic show by Aaron Roehm are featured in the lobby, along with a hands-on “Arctic” themed necklace making project in the lecture hall. This fascinating craft project is free to the first 100 children and is sponsored by National Door and Trim, Dr. Tom Wilkin of The Animal Clinic of Van Wert, and Chuck and Karen Koch.

An igloo will provide the perfect backdrop for an interactive photo opportunity for all guests, compliments of Gibby’s Photography and Shutterbugg Studio. Escape the cold and come do it all at the Niswonger, where “Inspiration Is Alive!”

This National Geographic LIVE event is also underwritten with grants from Midwest Electric Inc., Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative and Walmart.

Tickets are now available from $15-$25 and are available online at NPACVW.ORG, or through the Box Office by calling 419.238.NPAC. The Niswonger is located at 10700 Ohio 118 in Van Wert.

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News