Thursday, April 05, 2012

Ed Gray Gallery to exhibit art in silent auction to benefit Calumet Art Center

These art works in the Ed Gray Gallery have been donated by the artists to benefit the Calumet Art Center. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

CALUMET -- Several artists have donated pieces which will be sold at a silent auction at the Ed Gray Gallery in Calumet during April. The public is invited to come in to bid on items from a variety of media.

Artist Susan Robinson has donated these lovely painted rocks for the auction.

The proceeds will benefit the Calumet Art Center. Please help make this year's auction as successful as last year's was.

Artist Bob Dawson donated this painting for the auction.

An opening reception for the auction/show will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on First Friday, April 6. Refreshments will be served.

By supporting the Calumet Art Center, you can help the Center to help others. See below:

Calumet Art Center, BHK Great Explorations to host Empty Bowls Project

Calumet Art Center in collaboration with BHK Great Explorations will host the Empty Bowls Project -- an international effort to fight hunger. It’s a community-based fundraiser designed to create awareness of food insecurity and to generate income for local food pantries. The Calumet Art Center in collaboration with BHK Great Explorations is laying the ground work to host this project.

Local groups, including youth, will be decorating bowls like these for the Calumet Art Center's Empty Bowls Project -- an international effort to fight hunger. (Photo courtesy Calumet Art Center)

Local craftspeople, potters and educators will handcraft bowls, which are then used for a meal of soup and bread for a $10 cash donation. Several groups, including local youth, will be involved in the decoration and glazing of the bowls. Guests of this meal are then encouraged to keep the bowls as a reminder of those who are struggling to put food on the table for their families.

Members of both the Calumet Art Center and BHK host committee will determine the distribution of funds raised. ALL proceeds go to local organizations that alleviate hunger.

This project has made a dramatic impact in fighting hunger across the nation as well as in at least twelve other countries -- one community at a time. For more information about this project please contact the Calumet Art Center at (906) 934-2228, or email

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