Thursday, June 04, 2015

First Friday in Calumet art walk to offer art, music, poetry, more

CALUMET -- The First Friday art walk in Calumet promises some new exhibits, art receptions, music, poetry and more in the galleries on and near Fifth Street.

Paige Wiard Gallery: "Wild Things"

Art by Joyce Koskenmaki -- part of the "Wild Things" exhibit through June at the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

For the month of June the Paige Wiard Gallery, 109 Fifth Street, has encouraged the artists to walk on the wild side! For this "Wild Things" show artists have created art work that shows wild creatures, wild colors and wild movement.

Wild art by Jason Limberg -- on exhibit at the Paige Wiard Gallery. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 5. Come in and see something wild! For more information call 906-337-5970 or email

Calumet Art Center: Music and Art

A change of landscape is in progress at the Calumet Art Center. Come wander the circular walking paths through the newly planted Heritage Rose Garden, hear the musical talents of local musician Dave Morehouse as he plays tunes on his accordion and concertina, visit the gallery displaying a beautiful collection of smoke-fired pots by clay worker extraordinaire Ed Gray and sign up for the exciting new line up of Art Class offerings.

The Calumet Art Center is at 57055 Fifth Street. Call 906-934-2228 or email for more information.

Galerie Bohème: Art by Clyde Mikkola

Art by Calumet artist Clyde Mikkola. Galerie Bohème is hosting an exhibit of Mikkola's work through June. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

On Friday evening, June 5, visit the Galerie Bohème, 423 5th Street, and check out Clyde Mikkola's outstanding images on canvas that will be festooning the walls of the small gallery on the north end of 5th street in Calumet -- two doors south of Artis books and three doors down from the Omphale Gallery and Restaurant, across the street from the yacht yard, and a couple of vacant lots uphill from the L and L bar to the place with the fish in the window. Disregard the fish, come inside for enlightenment and a plastic of Pinot Noir or punch and a cracker or two. Talk to Clyde and the Toms about the blank spot on your wall and in your collection.

"Be There or miss out on the fun and cheap wine," says Tom Rudd, Galerie Bohème host.

Hahn Hammered Copper: "Salvagion"

Stop by Hahn Hammered Copper this First Friday and check out "Salvagion" -- cool, salvaged, recycled industrial objects that will make you happy just looking at them! And always in store -- Peter and Shelly Hahn's very own hand-hammered copper jewelry and décor. They also feature beautiful vintage items.

Hahn Hammered Copper is at 203 Fifth Street in Calumet.

Cross Country Sports: Bike Nomads: Photography by Chris Guibert

Come explore the world from behind the handlebars and lens of photographer Chris Guibert. These giant 4' x 6' prints will inspire thoughts of traveling to Maui, Baja, the Florida Keys and many other places.

Photography by Chris Guibert. (Photo courtesy Cross Country Sports)

Chris Guibert worked as a mountain bike guide for over 10 years in the American West. He was the first person to guide a 75-day tour down the Continental Divide Route for Adventure Cycling. At age 30 he went back to school for photography and has been an adventure travel photographer for the last 15 years. His work has appeared in Bike, Mountain Flyer, Powder, Adventure Cyclist and Outside magazines.

Visitors are welcome to a special Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5, to enjoy refreshments and a chance to talk to Chris about his travels and his work. International foods and drinks will be served by the lovely Amy Oesteich. For more information call 337-4520, see or visit them on Facebook.

Café Rosetta: Katie's Creations and Poetry

Café Rosetta will again be showing handsewn creations by Katie of Katie's Sew Shop. Enjoy some of her re-purposed clothing items -- handsewn and made with leather and linens. Also, optional: Join the Community Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. before walking the Fifth Street Calumet Art District!

Copper Country Associated Artists: "Book Page Collage"

Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA), at 205 Fifth Street, will offer a First Friday art workshop, "Book Page Collage," from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday, June 5. Anyone interested in learning the art of creating a collage using many mixed medias is welcome to attend. All supplies will be provided. You just need to bring your creativeness to explore new techniques using many types of paints, papers and embellishments.

This event will take most participants about an hour and a half to complete. It will start promptly at 6 p.m. CCAA does not offer reservations for this event. Sorry.

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