Thursday, June 14, 2012

"North of the 45th Parallel" exhibit to open June 15 at DeVos Art Museum in Marquette

MARQUETTE -- The DeVos Art Museum in Marquette will host the exhibit "North of the 45th Parallel" -- featuring 52 artists from Michigan,Wisconsin and Minnesota -- from June 15 through August 5. The North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living North of the 45th Parallel in these three states.

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the museum, which is located at at the corner of Tracy and 7th Street on the campus of
Northern Michigan University. The reception will feature live music by Kerry Yost and The Chanteymen and a special one-night art performance by Emily Lanctot.

Each year a different juror from outside of the area, but within the Midwest, is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from an open call for entries. The jury process is anonymous and based on image, title, media and dimensions. This year's exhibition is juried by Wally Mason, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Click here to learn more about the exhibit and the artists who will be featured this year, including several from the Copper Country and Marquette areas.

Hours at the DeVos Art Museum are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Wednesday and Friday, noon - 8 p.m. Thursday, and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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