Thursday, September 11, 2014

Community Arts Center to host Sept. 12 reception for "Isle Royale Artist in Residence" exhibit

Scoville Point Bay watercolor by Clyde Mikkola. (Image courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The new exhibition in the Copper Country Community Arts Center's Kerredge Gallery is "Isle Royale Artist in Residence: Selections from the Permanent Collection." For over 20 years artists from all over the country have applied for a residency that provides transport, lodging and precious time to create artwork inspired by the surrounding wilderness of Isle Royale.

The exhibition, on loan from the Park, includes work by 23 artists -- work that represents the many different ways of seeing and experiencing the unique qualities of the island.

A reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 12, at the Community Arts Center, 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Refreshments will be provided.

Anywhere from 90 to 170 applications are received for a limited number of two - three-week residency slots in the short summer season. In return, artists are asked to donate one piece of art to Isle Royale National Park.

The following artists are included in the exhibit: Amy Arntsen, Cynthia Coté, Lee Dassler, Robert Dorlac, Phyllis Fredendall, Greg Green, Yeshe Helander, Gendron Jensen, Christine Kionka, Gary Kolb, Jeff Korte, Joyce Koskenmaki, Clyde Mikkola, John Miller, Bonnie Peterson, George Provost, Tom Rudd and Margo McCafferty, jd slack, Sharon Schafer, Richard Shilling, Dan Urbanski, and Mary Jo Vandell.

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information call (906) 482-2333 or email

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