Friday, April 04, 2014

First Friday in Calumet to offer new exhibits, art projects April 4

Editor's UPDATE: We received word that some of the galleries may be closed tonight, Apr. 4, depending on weather. If you are making plans to come to Calumet for First Friday please call ahead to make sure the galleries will be open. The CCAA will be closed; but Cross Country Sports, Hahn's Hammered Copper, Cafe Rosetta, Calumet Art Center and Paige Wiard Gallery will be open, weather permitting.  Phone numbers: Calumet Art Center 906-934-2228; Paige Wiard Gallery 906-337-5970; Cross Country Sports 906-337-4520; Hahn's Hammered Copper 906-231-6510; Galerie Boheme 906 337-4087; Cafe Rosetta 906-337-5500.

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet offers a new art exhibit at Galerie Bohème, a workshop at Copper Country Associated Artists and art opportunities at the Calumet Art Center. Please see UPDATE above.

Galerie Bohème

Evolution Shoes 1. Sculpture by Tom Rudd. (Photos courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Galerie Bohème will exhibit sculpture by Tom Rudd this month, with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

"The walls in the Bohème are looking like Valentines day in a Chicago garage," Rudd says. "Time to clean away the stains, fill and paint. For April we'll take the art off the walls and put sculpture in the center of the gallery!"

The April exhibit is an abbreviated retrospective of small works from Rudd's not-so-small series produced over the past 40 years.

AAAladle. Sculpture by Tom Rudd.

"It will be intriguing to be able to view sculpture in the round, in this small space indoors, so stop by check out the sculpture, have good bread, fine cheese, questionable drinks and stimulating conversation," he adds.

The walls will be made pristine for the upcoming summer shows beginning in May with an exhibit of outstanding  artworks from Dolores Slowinski and Bonnie Peterson.

Update: Paige Wiard Gallery

Trees are such a huge part of our environment. At the Paige Wiard Gallery during the month of April, artists will be showing artwork that celebrates their visions of the beautiful world of trees.

Little Enchanted Forest, by Bill Wiard. (Photo courtesy Page Wiard Gallery)

Weather permitting (see UPDATE above) an opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 4, at 109 5th Street, Calumet. The show will be up for the month of April, so stop by Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see all the wonderful trees!  If you have questions please call 906-337-5970 or email

Copper Country Associated Artists
UPDATE: We have just heard this gallery will be closed because of weather.

Join Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) for a workshop on tiles on this First Friday, April 4. Drop in any time from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and put textures into a 4X4-inch earthenware tile.

These will be fired and available for pick-up on around April 11th, and would be useful as a coaster, trivet or decorative wall tile. The workshop is free and all supplies will be provided, but you can bring your own textures if you'd like.

The Gallery is located at 205 Fifth Street in Calumet.

Calumet Art Center

The Calumet Art Center will be open for First Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continued inclement weather may mean an early closing. If you're on Fifth Street, stop in to check out the current art projects. Visit their Web site for details. Don't forget the jazz duo concert here TOMORROW, April 5.

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