Friday, April 05, 2013

First Friday in Calumet offers art for Spring April 5

CALUMET -- Calumet galleries and the Calumet Art Center will be open First Friday evening, April 5. You're invited to celebrate Spring with local artists and art lovers!

Butterflies of Maasto Hiihto at Copper Country Associated Artists

Butterfly near Maasto Hiihto trails. (Photo © and courtesy Miriam Pickens)

April showers bring May flowers -- and, when the flowers are out, the butterflies will come. The Copper Country is summer home to many species of butterflies, and some even live here year round. Miriam Pickens of the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) is an avid collector of butterflies. Armed with a camera, she has taken photos of around 35 different types that live in West Hancock near the Maasto Hiihto trails.

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, April 5, at CCAA, Pickens will present a slide show and will discuss the identification and behavior of these butterflies, plus the techniques she uses to photograph them. The talk will be free and open to the public. Photos, cards and pottery with images of the critters will be available for purchase. The gallery will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The CCAA is located at 205 Fifth Street in Calumet.

Celebrate Superior Spring at Ziyad and Co.

The sun is out, snow is melting and Spring is in the air at Ziyad and Co. art gallery! Spring in the Keweenaw is a beautiful time of year; the Superior Spring show gives artists an opportunity to express their visions of spring.

Painted driftwood by Susan Robinson. (Photo courtesy Ziyad and Co. art gallery)

Join Ziyad and Co. in celebrating Spring and enjoy the photography, water colors, pastels, pottery and wood that express the brilliance of Spring along the shores of our wonderful Lake Superior. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, April 5, at Ziyad and Co. art gallery at 109 Fifth St, Calumet. For more information call 906-337-5970 or email at

Gallerie Bohème to present "Good-bye Winter; Hello Spring!"

Gallerie Bohème is mounting a show of images that relate to the winter work period, some inspired by the the winter season and some by the longing for spring. Stop by and check these out from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday April 5, have a bread and cheese, a dram of punch, say hi to friends and join the dance for spring!

The exhibit continues through May 2, 2013. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Gallery is at 423 Fifth St. in Calumet. For more information call Tom Rudd at 906-369-4087.

Omphale Gallery and Café to feature work by Randy Wakeham

Just a couple doors up Fifth Street from the Gallerie Bohème, visit the Omphale Gallery and Café on First Friday evening to see "Home Is Where I Want to Be" -- a retrospective of work by Randy Wakeham. The festivities will include art, music, refreshments and an art chat by the artist.

Visit the Omphale Gallery and Café on Facebook for more information.


Jim Curtis said...

Whose artwork is pictured here and what technique was used?

Keweenaw Now said...

Not sure which exhibit you are asking about. We did include names of artists. Did you attend the exhibits Friday night? If not they will be up through April.

Jim Curtis said...

The stop sign image. I can't read the caption and I am, sadly, away from the Copper Country right now.

Keweenaw Now said...

That is by Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty. You can read about their print technique in our 2010 article,
"Artists McCafferty, Rudd create, teach, join Keweenaw community" at