Friday, July 04, 2014

First Friday in Calumet: Galleries feature July 4 art openings, new exhibits

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet -- July 4 -- will offer new exhibits and opening receptions in the galleries.

Calumet Art Center quilt exhibit

Quilt from the collection of the late Geraldine Pennington -- one of 50 quilts from this collection on display at the Calumet Art Center. (Photo courtesy Calumet Art Center)

The Calumet Art Center will be open on July 4. Currently on display at the Center are 50 quilts from the collection of the late Geraldine Pennington. These quilts were inherited by her daughter Harriett White, and granddaughter-in-law, Kirsten White, who wished to share them with the public this summer. Some of the quilts were made by family members, and many of the quilts were purchased from auctions in the northern Indiana area from the 1970s through the 1990s. Many patterns and sizes are represented.

These quilts will be on display through the month of August. Visit the Calumet Art Center to learn about the history of this collection and to appreciate all the hard work and creativity that went into making these beautiful quilts!

Paige Wiard Gallery: Nature Photography of Jim Hay

 Photo of loon by Jim Hay. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

An opening reception for an exhibit of nature photography by Jim Hay will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Paige Wiard Gallery.

Bald Eagle and eaglet by Jim Hay. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

After being introduced to the Upper Peninsula in the late 60s Jim Hay turned his photography from a hobby into a passion. Over the years Jim and his wife, Bonnie Hay,  have been spending their summers in the Copper Country experiencing the natural wonders of the area. This has given Jim an opportunity to capture amazing photographs of native bird species and the surrounding area. His works of nature photography will be on display at the gallery through July 31.

For more information call 906-337-5970 or email

Galerie Bohème: Four artists

For July Galerie Bohème is proud to show many types of prints -- woodcuts, lithos, mono prints, intaglio, and silkscreens from four internationally recognized and collected artists.

Tiger Stadium, by Jerome Ferretti. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Jerome Ferretti is a Detroit artist known for his murals, brick sculpture, drawings, paintings and prints. He is also a movie star in the academy award winning Searching for Sugarman.

Art by Martin Moreno. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Martin Moreno of Michigan lives and works in Arizona. He is a muralist, sculptor, painter, printmaker, educator. Martin is the recipient of many grants and honors and the 2012 Arizona Governor's Art Award.

Tom and Margo McCafferty Rudd of Calumet make a lot of artworks including prints. McCafferty and Rudd will show a few previously unpublished prints.

An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, July 4. After the reception you will still have time for a leisurely drive to Eagle River or Copper Harbor to view their outstanding fireworks and festivities.

"So be cool and do both," says Tom Rudd.

This show runs from July 4 through July 31. For more information call 906-369-4087 or email

Copper Country Associated Artists: "American Pride"

The Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA Gallery) will hold an opening for their "American Pride" Exhibit from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m, on Friday, July 4. The show runs from July 4 to July 19.

Hahn Hammered Copper: Vintage photographs

Stop by Hahn Hammered Copper this First Friday! As well as celebrating the Fourth, they'll be celebrating 5 years in business. Visitors will have a chance to win a Pendleton Dance Shawl -- a $200 value -- or one of two $50 gift certificates.

Their July exhibit is "Copper Country Time Travel" -- vintage photographs brought to new life as gallery-wrapped canvas prints -- the idea of local historian and author Richard Buchko.

Cross Country Sports: Photography by Joe Kirkish

Cross Country Sports will feature photography by Joe Kirkish through the month of July. A retrospective of architectural photographs taken over the years, these black and white and color images capture buildings and landscapes with Joe's eloquent sense of artistic composition. Even in stages of decomposition and abandonment, buildings serve as a cultural expression of place and time -- a remembrance of human activity. Many of these "ghosts of place" exist now only in photographs or in the collective memory of the community.

Stop by the shop at 507 Oak Street. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Closed on July 4.)

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