Thursday, November 06, 2014

New exhibits, art activities open to all on First Friday in Calumet, Nov. 7

"Pipestone Dreams," litho by Lillian Pitt. Her work will be on exhibit this month at Galerie Bohème in Calumet. (Image courtesy Galerie Bohème)

CALUMET -- First Friday, Nov. 7, in Calumet will feature several art exhibit openings and activities by the following members of the Calumet Art District.

Calumet Art Center Open Studio

First, stop in at the Calumet Art Center (CAC) for an Open Studio where you can find the space you need as well as inspiration to start, continue or finish your own personal art project.

Karena Schmidt, Calumet Art Center volunteer, demonstrates twining to visitors during a First Friday Open Studio. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

If you've seen announcements regarding CAC classes for twining and wondered how it's done, stop in to see what "twining" is all about. Several people have dropped by and signed up for this class. CAC has twining projects in progress for you to enjoy. Find your inspiration while touring the center and open studios featuring looms of all types, lamp work bead station, library and writing studio and the clay studio where there are always works in progress.

Artist Gordon Borsvold, who taught a woodworking class at the Calumet Art Center last summer, examines a wood sculpture done by one of his students. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Learn about CAC's recent classes, projects and upcoming events. The Calumet Art Center is at 57055 Fifth Street. For more information call (906) 934-2228.

Galerie Bohème: Art by Lillian Pitt

This First Friday Galerie Bohème will exhibit intaglio, linocut and litho prints by Lillian Pitt. Lillian is a widely known and collected Native American visual artist and activist working in the Pacific Northwest. A reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Artist Lillian Pitt. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

"Currently, Lil is packing for a trip to New Zealand, where she has been studying the Maori art of intimidation," says Galerie Bohème host Tom Rudd. "Lil is a good friend, and after some arm twisting (on my part) and stressing (on her part) sent me a suite of prints to show at the Bohème. So, come on by this Friday from 6:30 to 9 and check them out. They are very collectible. Also you can have a plastic cuppa and a crumpet, and visit with friends while you enjoy the artworks."

Galerie Bohème is at 423 5th Street in Calumet. Call 906-369-4087 for more information.

Paige Wiard Gallery: "Fiber on Fifth"

 An example of the fiber art that will be on display at Paige Wiard Gallery this month. (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 Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet. Each artist puts a unique spin on the natural elements of fiber to create pieces of art that express the artist's passions.

Fiber art, part of the "Fiber on Fifth" display at Paige Wiard Gallery, opening First Friday, Nov. 7.

An open reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Nov. 7, at Paige Wiard Gallery at 109 Fifth St, Calumet. For more information call 906-337-5970 or email at

Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery: "Paper Weaving"

Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery, at 205 Fifth St., will hold a workshop in "Paper Weaving" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Learn how to weave paper into designs that can be used to make your Thanksgiving or Christmas cards this season. All ages are welcome. No reservations needed.

For more information contact the Gallery at 337-1252 or call Pam, CCAA chairperson, at 337-2274.

Café Rosetta: Art by Richard Buckho and poetry reading

Café Rosetta will be hosting "Richard Buckho: Calumet on Canvas" -- images of Calumet and surrounding areas printed on superior quality -- past and original, and slightly unusual.

Stop in for a poetry reading from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Share your latest creation or poem from your favorite poet. Browse the used books and enjoy a hot drink or homemade treat!

Hahn Hammered Copper: "Guess the Mystery Object"

Hahn Hammered Copper invites First Friday visitors to stop in and see what's new in their reclaimed, repurposed, artful salvaged items. The Hahns will be having another "Guess the Mystery Object" contest. The person who guesses correctly wins a hand-made copper zipper pull.

Cross Country Sports: Photography by Jeremy Rowe

For the month of November, Cross Country Sports will feature work by Jeremy Rowe of Keweenaw Night Sky Photography. Jeremy uses long-exposure photography to capture spectacular views of the Northern Lights and landscapes of favorite places along the north shore of the Keweenaw, where he spends a lot of time monitoring the skies.

Photography by Jeremy Rowe of Keweenaw Night Sky Photography will be the November exhibit at Cross Country Sports, with an open house for the artist on First Friday, Nov. 7. (Photo © 2014 and courtesy Jeremy M. Rowe)

The images are processed onto specially coated aluminum sheets with dyes that are infused directly into the surface, adding a breathtaking luminescence as well as durability. In addition to his metal prints, Jeremy will show time-lapse videos of some of his favorite night sky scenes, set to original music which he composes and produces. 2015 calendars featuring some of his best photos of the year will be available in mid-November. Enjoy an open house and refreshments and meet the artist from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at 507 Oak Street. For more information call 337-4520.

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