Thursday, November 04, 2010

New art exhibits to open in Calumet First Friday, Nov. 5

CALUMET -- First Friday, Nov. 5, in Calumet will include opening art receptions in three galleries. These are free and open to the public.

Vertin Gallery to host Joyce Koskenmaki's "New Work, Inspired by the Kalevala"

Aino's Rock, by Joyce Koskenmaki. Oil on panel. (Photo courtesy Joyce Koskenmaki)

At the Vertin Gallery, "New Work, Inspired by the Kalevala," by artist Joyce Koskenmaki, will be on exhibit from Nov. 5 to Dec. 1. The opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. Refreshments will be served.

"My paintings are inspired by the old Finnish folk tales compiled as the Kalevala," Koskenmaki says. "They are mostly new, with two older paintings that fit the theme and one embroidery from 1996."

The Vertin Gallery is at 220 Sixth St. in downtown Calumet. Hours are Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. The Gallery is closed on Sunday. Call 906-337-2200 for more information.

Juried Fiber Show at Ed Gray Gallery

The annual November fiber show will be hung at the Ed Gray Gallery in Calumet on Friday, Nov. 5, and will be followed by a public reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The show is juried and will include the work of local artists Lynn Anderson, Audrey Chamberlain, Eve Lindsey, Millie Little, Dolly Luoma, Katherine MacInnes, Jean Medlyn and Eileen Sundquist.

Three additional artists, Elizabeth Leifer, Julie Sanford and Sharlene Schollmeyer, who have strong affiliations to the Keweenaw, will also be represented in the show. A final artist, Donna Kallner, known nationally as a fiber artist and teacher, will have her work in the show.

The gallery is located at 109 Fifth Street, Calumet. Visit the Ed Gray Gallery Web site for more information.

Copper Country Associated Artists offer copper tooling

The Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) invite the public to their studio / gallery at 112 Fifth Street for a copper tooling project from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. Participants will design a small 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" work. All tools, materials and instruction are free!

Tooling by Miriam Pickens. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

First Friday CCAA demonstrations are an opportunity to discover a variety of arts and fine craft techniques from some of the area’s most talented artists.

Wonderful bakery and coffee will also be provided. Donations are appreciated. The CCAA Studio / 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.

Please call 906-337-1252 or visit the CCAA Web site for further information.

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