Thursday, March 04, 2010

Calumet to hold First Friday events March 5

CALUMET -- Calumet's First Friday events this Friday, March 5, include exhibit openings at art galleries as well as music and arts and crafts demonstrations.

An opening reception for "Life on the Keweenaw," an all-media, juried open show, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday at the Miskwabik Ed Gray Gallery, 109 Fifth St. For more information call 906-281-3494. The exhibit continues through March 31.

At the Calumet Art Center Duane Stephenson and piano students will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., while artists Eve Lindsey and Lynn Anderson will give a Weaving Demo.

"New Visions of Place" by Kathleen Carlton-Johnson is the March exhibit at the Vertin Gallery, 220 Sixth St. An opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 5. The exhibit continues through March 31.

Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAC) Sharon Abramson and Dolly Louma invite visitors to join them at the CCAC Gallery and Studio for a creative event beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Together with these artists, using hand and eye and your creative mind, discover what you can do with a piece of copper wire and a piece of leather -- maybe a feather, a bead from a reed or an old pebble or two from that jar on the dresser. Or even a note from the fridge door. Not only will you discover what you can do with a copper wire, you can wear it home as well. (A $ or two could help with the glue.)

First Friday CCAA demonstrations are an opportunity to introduce visitors to a variety of arts and fine craft techniques by some of the area’s most talented practitioners.

The CCAA Gallery is located at 112 Fifth Street in Calumet. Winter Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Fridays, the Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information about the CCAA call 906-337-1252 or visit their web site at

1 comment:

Regina said...

I have to say that the the Vertin opening was a wonderful event for the Copper Country. The music, the art work and the people were an unusual and happy time for the Arts in our area.

If you have a free moment go and see the Carlton Johnson paintings. They represent in color our own area.