Thursday, October 03, 2013

First Friday, Oct. 4, in Calumet offers new exhibits, art activities, music, more

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet, Oct. 4, 2013, will feature opening receptions for new art exhibits at three galleries, art activities, refreshments, music, conversation and more -- all free and open to the public.

"Artist Trading Cards" at Copper Country Associated Artists

Artist Trading Cards. Learn to make some at Copper Country Associated Artists on First Friday, Oct. 4. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)

First Friday in Calumet, Oct. 4, at the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) Gallery and Working Studio will be "Artist Trading Cards (ATC)." You will learn the history of this exciting art trend and be able to make a few of your own. Participants may join an ATC group that is starting to form at CCAA.

Materials will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own scrap papers, postage stamps or small pictures. The event will run from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. It's free and open to the public, though donations are always welcome. Please call 906-337-1252 for more information.

The CCAA Gallery and Working Studio is located at 205 Fifth St, in Calumet, Mich.

Galerie Bohème to exhibit work of Ursula Vernon

"Merganser" by Ursula Vernon. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

During the month of October, Galerie Bohème will be pleased to present the work of artist, illustrator, internet meme creator and Hugo award-winning children’s book author Ursula Vernon. Creator of the graphic novel Digger, the popular children’s book series Dragonbreath, and the painting titled The Biting Pear of Salamanca (better known as the Lol Wut Pear), Ursula draws fantastical worlds filled with strange creatures, animal saints and peculiar tableaux. Her drawings provide windows into these odd and enchanting interior worlds.

An opening reception with the artist will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at Galerie Bohème, 426 Fifth St. in Calumet.

Paintings by Michael Ramos at Paige Wiard Gallery

"Near Moskey Basin" by Michael Ramos. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

Paige Wiard Gallery  will be showing the art work of local artist Michael Ramos for the month of October. Join us in taking a journey into the natural world through the eyes of Michael Ramos. His unique vision of nature is expressed through his beautiful oil paintings that show the perfect balance of the light and darkness of the environment we live in.

An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Oct. 4. Please contact the Paige Wiard Gallery at 906-337-5970 or for information or questions. The Paige Wiard Gallery is at 109 Fifth St. in Calumet.

Omphale Gallery and Café to feature art by Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal

The Omphale Gallery and Café, 431 Fifth St., will offer an opening reception for "Among the Trees," an exhibit by artist Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal, Friday evening, Oct. 4.

Madrigal's landscape paintings allow details to be seen that would otherwise be lost.

Meet the artist and listen, dance to the great music of Justin and Tim. Be prepared to enjoy the evening buffet, comfy couches, lemons and "groovy atmosphere."

(Photo: Detail from poster for "Among the Trees," courtesy Omphale Gallery and Café.)

Calumet Art Center offers clay demonstration, open studio

New sign at Calumet Art Center. (Photo courtesy

Be sure to stop in at the Calumet Art Center between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. this First Friday, Oct. 4, and enjoy a demonstration using clay in small animal sculpture.

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 where artists have been making bowls for the Empty Bowls Project. Learn about recent classes, projects and upcoming events which include collaboration with BHK in the Center's Great Explorations Program.

The Calumet Art Center is at 57055 Fifth St. For more information call (906)934-2228 or (906)281-3494.

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