Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Community Arts Center to host new exhibit; Art, Music Festival seeks artists, musicians, bakers

HANCOCK -- "Corroborate"  is an exhibit of ceramic sculpture by Jess Kane at the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery May 8-June 2, 2012. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Everyone is welcome to attend.

In her artist’s statement Jess Kane says, "My new work attempts to access the part of memory that is neither wholly inherent nor acquired, but exists as an alliance of experience and physiology. This intimacy is translated through a rebus of earthenware forms that challenge scale and surface to be both precious and provocative."

Kane studied ceramics at University of Michigan, Northern Michigan University and University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She moved to Helena, Montana, in 2006 to work at The Archie Bray Foundation. In 2008, Kane was the recipient of an artist grant from The Myrna Loy Foundation for her vegetable oil burning kiln design. She has spent much of the last two years building a home studio in Calumet and growing with her daughter.

This exhibit is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call (906) 482-2333.

Art, Music Festival booths available; bakers needed

The 11th annual Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, on the upper parking deck in downtown Houghton. Applications for artists' booths are available at the Community Arts Center in Hancock. The application deadline is May 25, 2012. If you pick up the application on May 25 you must fill it out that same day. Arts Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Community Arts Center will also hold their annual Extreme Bake Sale during the festival. Help the Arts Center raise money for programs by baking and donating cookies, bars, brownies, granola, tarts, etc., by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 8. Please wrap individually or package groups of goodies. Call 482-2333 or email ccarts@coppercountryarts.com if you would like to bake.

Musicians: Apply now to perform at Art, Music Festival

Applications to perform at the June 9 Houghton Spring Art and Music Festival are being taken from local / regional musicians. Original content is desirable for this family event, and the stage can handle a single singer / songwriter or multi-vocalists / musicians. Pay is $100 per group for a 60-minute slot between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Please submit a link and bio via email to adam@brockit.com to be considered by the committee. Please indicate interest by Saturday, May 12.

For more information about the Copper Country Community Arts Center, visit their Web site.

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