Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reception for Lake Superior Art Association exhibit to be May 18 in Marquette

"Cycle of the Ages," oils on wood, by Gary Raether, Jr., is Best of Show at the 36th Annual Lake Superior Art Association Members' Exhibition, which continues through May 31 in the Lower Level Gallery of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)

MARQUETTE -- An artist reception for the 36th Annual Lake Superior Art Association (LSAA) Members' Exhibition will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Lower Level Gallery of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street.

"Momo," mixed media collage by Reneë Michaud, winner of the First Time Exhibitor award.

This exhibition, featuring the work of over 70 regional artists, continues through May 31, 2012.

Tiina Harris, director of Arts and Culture for the City of Marquette, says the location of the Gallery in the Peter White Public Library offers the opportunity to connect with people who otherwise might not often visit an art gallery.

Tiina Harris, director of Arts and Culture for the City of Marquette, whose office is next to the Lower Level Gallery of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the Peter White Library, says the location of the gallery attracts people to art. At left is "Barn Find Model A," an acrylic painting by Corbin Lutz. Harris says the painting reminds her to announce the coming convention of the Model A Ford Club of America, which will take place June 18-22, in downtown Marquette.

"Of the 11 exhibits that we host in this gallery every year, LSAA curates six of them," says Harris. "It's wonderful because we're located inside the Peter White Library. People wander in, having no idea what this is all about -- and it's a nice surprise."

Carol Phillips, an artist in her own right and curator of the Lake Superior Art Association Members' Exhibition, places labels on the pieces on April 30, just before the exhibit opened on May 1, 2012.

Editor's Note: We are having technical difficulties attempting to post on this page our slide show with some more art works from the LSAA exhibit. Click here to go directly to the slide show in our Picasa album. Click on slide show at the top left corner of the page of thumbnails.

No comments: