Monday, November 29, 2010

Poor Artists Sale to benefit Community Arts Center Dec. 4

Kevin and DeeDee Maki with their rustic furniture at last year’s Poor Artists Sale held at the CLK Gymnasium. (Photo courtesy Community Arts Center)

CALUMET -- The Copper Country Community Arts Council celebrates its 34th annual Poor Artists Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the CLK Gymnasium in Calumet. This year’s sale offers the work of over 60 artists including 12 that are new to the event along with the return of many long-standing favorites.

Shoppers will find handmade jewelry, pottery, wreaths, ornaments, baskets, functional and decorative wood art, blown glass, stained glass, metal sculpture, rustic furniture, rugs, art clothing and accessories, fiber art, candles, soaps, paintings, photography, gift baskets, and much more.

Artist Diane Zurcher, left, and Cynthia Coté, Copper Country Community Arts Center director, at the 2009 Poor Artists Sale in Calumet. (File photo by Keweenaw Now)

This year’s artists include the following: Mark Bukovich, Colleen Carroll, Colleen Carlyle, Debra Charlesworth, Connie Cogger, Ryan Dalman, Yana Dee, Tom Doman, Charlie Eshbach, Josh Frazier, Janet Ford Hietala, Michael Gage, Gordon Gearhart, Randall Geda, Linda and Mike Greene, Kathleen Harter, Todd Gemelli, Susan Hooker, Sue Hubbard, Georgiana Hurst, Wendy Johnson, MoJo Staley, Ronda Jones, Jess Kane, Mark Klemp, Barbara Knapp, Rowan Leithauser, Cynthia Lynn, Anthony Maier, Kevin Maki, Les McBean, Kristi Mills, Ted and Carole Noonan, Lee and Jan Perry, Miriam Pickens, Christine Protzel, Andrea Puzakulich, Chip Ransom, Robin Rastello, Jodi Rauvala, Marsha Rosenburg, Rebecca Rudaski, Mark and Dave Sarazin, Brian Larsen, Serenity Schoonover, Rick Shapero, Diane Simonson, Dennis snd Leslie Sotala, Caitlin Spera, Derik Spoon, Sue Stephens, Nancy Stoneman, Robert Sturos, Stephanie Trevino, Becky Weeks, Bill and Edith Wiard, Charles Young, Cyle Zablocki, and Diane Zurcher.

Miriam Pickens exhibits her pottery at the 2009 Poor Artist Sale. (File photo by Keweenaw Now)

Shop and visit with friends in a festive atmosphere and enjoy homemade baked goods at the hospitality table.

"Keweenaw Krayons will be staffing the hospitality table and have our own table right next to the table with all the goodies and coffee," says Carol Rose, Keweenaw Krayons interim director. "It’s great to network and partner with the Copper Country Community Arts Council!"

Copper Country Suzuki students will perform at 1 p.m. Renew your Arts Council membership or join for the first time.

The Poor Artists Sale is a program of the Copper Country Community Arts Council and is a benefit for the Community Arts Center located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit the website:

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