Arts & Culture

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Artists who might be inspired by the rugged Upper Peninsula outdoors can apply for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program.  

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking applications for this year's spring, summer and fall residencies and for winter of 2017.

The program offers writers, composers and visual and performing artists an opportunity to spend at least two weeks at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. They stay in a rustic cabin on the Little Union River and can get a three-night backcountry permit.

ST. IGNACE, MI (AP)--   Enbridge Energy Co. has donated $20,000 toward restoring a memorial to Jacques Marquette, a 17th century explorer and Jesuit missionary. 

The Father Marquette National Memorial is located at Straits State Park in St. Ignace. Its museum was destroyed by fire in 2000.

Enbridge owns twin oil pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the nearly 5-mile-wide waterway linking Michigan's two peninsulas.