Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Friday in Calumet to offer exhibits, art activities for all

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet, Feb. 1, will feature art exhibits, a special unveiling, and art activities for young and old.

Galerie Bohème

At Galerie Bohème this First Friday, Joanne Lynn Thomas will unveil her portrait of "Big Annie" Klobuchar Clemenc, titled "Visions of NADA," showing another side of the legendary local hero. An opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Margo McCafferty will present her artist's book "Genetic Baggage."

Artworks, by Stuart Baird, Tom Rudd, Georgi Tsenov and other local artists will also be on exhibit. So stop by, be enlightened, have a glass of something, a cracker, cookie, a lump of cheese and a talk with friends.

Galerie Bohème is at 423 Fifth Street in Calumet. Gallery winter hours are 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information call Tom Rudd at 906.369.4087.

Calumet Art Center

Bring the entire family to the studio level of the Calumet Art Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, as part of the First Friday experience in Calumet. Enjoy the creative experience of making your own artist trading cards. Materials will be available to construct the cards. Or feel free to bring your own materials to construct cards with a Valentine theme.

Doors of the Calumet Art Center will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and experience First Friday in Calumet.

For more info call (906) 934-2228.

Copper Country Associated Artists

At the Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery at 205 Fifth Street, Nancy McCabe will be conducting a beginner watercolor workshop on First Friday, Feb. 1.

Participants will do a study of trees using watercolor technique. There will be one session at 7 p.m. sharp, free and open to the public. All materials will be provided and refreshments will be available. Come and enjoy!

Upcoming Events at Copper Country Associated Artists:

March: At the start of the Copperdog 150 on the First Friday of March, the Hancock Girl Scouts will be doing Face Painting, with donations going to the Copper Country Humane Society.

April: Get ready for Spring with a slide show of local butterfly photography.

Update: Ziyad and Co. Gallery

"The Visit," painting by Pam Urbis. (Photo courtesy Ziyad and Co.)

February is the month of artist choices at Ziyad and Co. art gallery. This month artists were asked to pick some their favorite pieces to be presented in the February show. The exhibit will feature a wide range of work -- including painting, photography, drawing or paint, wood, stone, metal, paper, colored pencil and fiber. Stop by, warm up and take a look at what the artists have picked for the favorites.

An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Feb. 1, at Ziyad and Co. art gallery, 109 Fifth St, Calumet. For more information call 906-337-5970 or email at

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