CALUMET -- First Friday evening, Sept. 6, will offer new gallery exhibits, an art workshop, music and dance events in downtown Calumet.
Paige Wiard Gallery to host work by Erv Lewandowski
Lynx in Winter, by Erv Lewandowski. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)
The Paige Wiard Gallery will be welcoming award-winning artist Erv Lewandowski who specializes in colored pencil drawings of subjects and settings from across North America and beyond. Recognized for his contemporary realism/hyperrealism studies, his approach to nature, landscapes, and waterscapes is unique in style, meticulously rendered in detail, and visually appealing in form, content, and composition.
Black Slate Falls, by Erv Lewandowski. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)
Lewandowski's waterscape images depicting slowly moving stream currents, quiet river pools, bubbling brooks, cascading waterfalls, and shoreline settings perfectly illustrate his ability to create the illusion of a speck of time, measure of space, and fluid movement with a subject that is in constant motion.
An opening reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Paige Wiard Gallery, 109 5th St., Calumet. If you have any questions please call 906-337-5970.
Create miniature "Art from Nature" at Copper Country Associated Artists
Copper Country Associated Artists will offer a workshop, "Creating Art from Nature," from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 6, at their Gallery and Working Studio, 205 Fifth St. in Calumet.
Participants will learn the technique of natural impression using inking and paint with specimens of nature to create miniature works of art. Designs created with this technique can be used as an accent on a greeting card, a framed piece of art or original wrapping paper.
For more information, please call 906-337-1252. This workshop is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available.
Tom Rudd to exhibit his Lake Superior fish at Galerie Bohème
Silver Shiner, by Tom Rudd. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)
September at Galerie Bohème will be a month for fish -- with art by Tom Rudd -- a series of 38 fish native to Lake Superior, 20 of them so far.
"Mostly small fish made big -- sculpins, sticklebacks, darters, bass, a couple of trout and other outrageous sweet-water monsters," Rudd notes. "Will also have a couple of stone fish and plenty of cast and painted Pisces."
The public is invited to the opening reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, at Galerie Bohème, 423 5th St. in Calumet. Punch, bread and cheese will be served.
Omphale Gallery and Café to feature art by Margo McCafferty and Tom Rudd
Just up Fifth Street from Galerie Bohème, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6, First Friday visitors will find more art by Tom Rudd -- and by his wife, Margo McCafferty -- at the Omphale Gallery and Café. Music will be provided by Robin Oye.
The Omphale will be offering their two-for-the-price-of-one Latte Frappuccino Special again as well.
Please note their winter hours: M-T-Th-Fri-Sat: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (9 p.m. on First Friday). Closed for rest and restocking Sunday and Wednesday!
Music, art at Calumet Art Center Sept. 6
While you're in Calumet on First Friday, stop by the Calumet Art Center, 57055 Fifth Street, and tap your toes to the accordion music of Marilyn Monsivais!
Find your inspiration while touring the center and open studio featuring looms of all types, lamp work bead station, library and writing studio and the clay studio where artists are gearing up for the Empty Bowls Project. Learn about the center's recent classes and projects and upcoming events.
More music events on First Friday ...
Click here to read about the Keweenaw Social Dance Argentine tango workshop.
Click here to read about the benefit dance to raise funds for lightning damage to the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's.
If you missed First Friday events in July or August, see Keweenaw Now's new slide show, Summer Art 2013, with photos of local art exhibits and activities. Right now it's at the top right corner of Keweenaw Now -- or click here to go directly to the slide show.