Friday, October 05, 2012

Calumet galleries present new art openings for First Friday, Oct. 5

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet, Oct. 5, will offer exhibits of new art in the local galleries.

"Maple and Birch," by Margo McCafferty and Tom Rudd. (Photo courtesy Gallerie Bohème)

Gallerie Bohème, 426 Fifth Street, "Autumn Prints," Collaborative Works by Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty, will open with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

Ziyad and Co. (formerly the Ed Gray Gallery) will exhibit "Visions of Nature," art by Ginnie Cappaert, during October.

 Art by Ginnie Cappaert. (Photo courtesy Ziyad and Co.)

Ginnie Cappaert combines colors and textures in a playful and intuitive working style creating depth and spatial relationships derived from nature as well as incorporating abstracted landscape imagery. Layers of oil paint and cold wax on wood panels create visual and emotional connections with the land and tell a story and complexity of various life experiences.

A reception for the artist will be held  from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Ziyad and Co., 109 Fifth St. Calumet.  Please call 906-337-5066 for more information.

The members of the Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery in Calumet are shifting into autumn mode in many ways. Handfuls of "fallen leaf" pins created by artist Fredi Tadeucci were brought into the gallery recently. The group is painting a new batch of silk scarves, and a 2013 Copper Country Calendar by photographer Mark Upton is for sale.  Watch for a display of autumn scenes produced by the WorldWidePhotoWalk, taking place mid-month with local participants in Copper Harbor.

Copper Country Associated Artists will host a wire pendant workshop for First Friday, Oct. 5. (Photo courtesy CCAA)

The CCAA will be hosting a wire pendant workshop for the First Friday activity Oct. 5. Participants will take round reed and form it into a circle, then weave copper wire and small beads into the center to form a small pendant that can hang as a necklace or pin to a shirt -- a perfect accessory for your fall attire. The project is suitable for teenagers and adults, and there will be two classes -- one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. The activity is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted.

Clyde Mikkola, long time member of the CCAA, has works on display this month at the Omphale Gallery and Café.

The CCAA Gallery is located at 205 Fifth Street in Calumet  Call for more information at 337-1252.

 "Built on a Rock," pastel by jd slack. (Photo courtesy Vertin Gallery)

Artist jd slack will be exhibiting new work in pastel from October 5-31, 2012, at the Vertin Gallery in Calumet. "The Places we Dwell" is a collection of works exploring the house and home, both literal and conceptual.

"We dwell, not just in buildings, but in the fourfold coming together of the material world, living creatures, meaning, and felt sense of place," slack writes in her artist's statement. "We build, not just structures, but the structures of that coming together."

jd slack’s pastel images of dwellings bring into being versions of that structure: relations among earth, sky,  matter, suggestions of the presence or absence of living creatures, and, always, a sense of occupying that particular place. Never simple, these paintings depict what is complex in as simple and direct a way as possible.

A reception for the artist will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Vertin.

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