Thursday, July 04, 2013

First Friday in Calumet to feature open house, art, music, more ...

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet, July 5, will offer a ribbon cutting and open house for a new business, art exhibits and activities in the galleries, and music for listening and dancing.

Smythtype Design to open July 5 in Calumet

Laura Smyth, proprietor of Smythtype Design, cordially invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting, open house and art show as part of Calumet’s First Friday Celebration TOMORROW, July 5, 2013. The ribbon cutting, welcoming Smythtype Design to downtown Calumet, will be at 1:30 p.m., followed by an open house and art show from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 104 Fifth St., Suite A, upstairs and to the right, above Cafe Rosetta.

The show will display the work of Jack Oyler and feature publications by Thimbleberry Press and Mudminnow Press, including Stars in the Water, three magical tales of nature and the North Woods for readers of all ages.

Photo: Stars in the Water, published by Mudminnow Press, is a collaboration of four Copper Country artists: Lesley DuTemple (author), Jack Oyler (illustrator), Laura Smyth (designer), and Joe Kirkish (photographer). (Book  cover image courtesy Main Street Calumet.)

Button, button, who's got the button?

First Friday, July 5, at the Copper Country Associated Artists will be an exploration in embellishing with buttons. Participants will use a wooden base to create a pin embellished with buttons. Buttons of all kinds will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. These pins can also be painted or decorated with fabric.

The workshop will run from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., and participants can join any time during the evening. The gallery is also featuring new large prints by photographer Mark Upton. Be sure to take a look at these while you're visiting. For more information, call 906-337-1252.

Galerie Bohème to exhibit Artwork by Jerome Ferretti and J. D. Slack

An opening reception for Galerie Bohème's July exhibit, Artwork by Jerome Ferretti and J. D. Slack, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, July 5, in the gallery at 423 Fifth Street, Calumet.

Artwork by Jerome Ferretti, left, and J. D. Slack, right: Ferretti's Dogfight, enamel on panel, and Slack's House and Tree: For Egon Schiele, pastel. (Image courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Each of Jennifer Slack's haunting new pastels pays homage to a noted artist, while artworks from Jerome Ferretti give meaning to Detroit, present time.

Other than First Friday, Galerie Bohème hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call Tom Rudd at 906-369-4086.

Backroom Boys to play jazz, swing at Carmelita's

The Backroom Boys -- trio version -- will be playing that good old traditional jazz and swing from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. First Friday on the patio at Carmelita's on Oak Street.

Omphale Gallery and Café to offer fine cuisine, art, music July 5

The Omphale Gallery and Café will host super nova outlaw ART by WADE WAINIO a.k.a. GRANDPA HELICOPTER from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, July 5.

Experience retrospective art, fine cuisine and music by WADE with classical guest star ROBIN OYE.

Learn more by visiting the Omphale on Facebook.

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