Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Friday in Calumet Nov. 1 offers art, crafts, dinner dance, more ...

CALUMET -- First Friday, Nov. 1, in Calumet will offer receptions for new art exhibits, art activities and a dinner dance with live music by the Backroom Boys.

Galerie Bohème to host group exhibit

Detail: Study for Semaphore, by Margo McCafferty. 2013. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

November's art exhibition at the Galerie Bohème will be a group show with lots of different art works by many local and regional visual practitioners -- including Jerome Ferretti, Joyce Koskenmaki, Margo McCafferty, Eric Munch, Miriam Pickens, Tom Rudd, Jennifer Slack, and Georgi Tsenov. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, Dec. 4.

So stop by between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. for a cup of punch, wine, bread and cheese and lively discussions with other gallery goers on Friday, Nov. 1. Galerie Bohème is at 423 Fifth Street in Calumet.

Winter Hours: Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  For more details call Tom Rudd at 906-369-4087.

Paige Wiard Gallery to exhibit fiber art

Hand-dyed silk scarves by Linda Phillips are one form of fiber art exhibited at the Paige Wiard Gallery. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

The art work of fiber artists from across Michigan and the country will be featured in the November show, "Fiber on Fifth," at the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet. Each artist puts a unique spin on the natural elements of fiber to create pieces of art that express his or her passions. This show reflects all forms of natural fiber, including fiber, paper and wood.

An open reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Nov. 1, at Paige Wiard Gallery, 109 Fifth St, Calumet. For more information call 906-337-5970 or email 

Copper Country Associated Artists to offer workshop on greeting cards

On First Friday, Nov. 1, the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) Gallery and Studio will hold a workshop on various techniques for creating your own Holiday Greeting Cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Materials will be provided, but you can bring your own embellishments if you'd like. The CCAA Gallery is located at 205 Fifth St. in Calumet. Call 906-337-1252 for more information. The CCAA Gallery is currently open for winter hours from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, with extended hours on First Friday.

Calumet Art Center: pottery, weaving, more ...

Stop in at the Calumet Art Center for First Friday, Nov. 1, in Calumet. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. artists will be demonstrating various techniques in clay including how to throw on the wheel. There will also be demonstrations in glass bead making and weaving on a floor loom and/or twining loom. Perhaps you’d like to try weaving while you’re here.

Find your inspiration while touring the center and open studio featuring looms of all types, lamp work bead station, library and writing studio as well as the clay studio. Learn about the Center's recent classes, projects and upcoming events.

The Calumet Art Center is at 57055 Fifth Street in Calumet. For more information call 906-934-2228.

Omphale to hold Dinner Dance event with Backroom Boys

This First Friday, Nov 1, is also All Saints Day, Toussaint, Ognisanti, Pyhäinpäivä, Todos los Santos -- and the Omphale Gallery and Café is celebrating the day by having a dinner-dance, featuring a five-course feast, then jazz and swing by the Backroom Boys.

Menu for First Friday Feast at the Omphale Gallery and Café. (Menu courtesy Omphale)

Take a look at the menu, then call Julie at (906) 370-8956 or Patrick Curtin at (925) 529-0271 for reservations. Admission $25. Since space is limited, call NOW for a reservation, although, as Julie says, "walk-in patrons are welcome as well."

The Omphale is at 431 5th Street, Calumet.

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