Thursday, June 11, 2015

New exhibit of work by Robert Dawson, Orphans at Large, to open June 12 at Community Arts Center

Isle Royale Wilderness, by Robert Dawson. This painting is part of Dawson's new exhibit, Orphans at Large, at the Copper Country Community Arts Center's Kerredge Gallery. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The new exhibition in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery is recent work by Robert Dawson. The exhibition, a mix of pastels, watermedia, and acrylic paintings is called Orphans at Large. Dawson, an artist from Toivola now living in Calumet, is accomplished in many media and works in realistic landscape and expressive abstraction. His themes relate to the lifestyle and lore of the Copper Country. The exhibition will run from June 12 through July 3, 2015.

The public is invited to an opening reception and gallery talk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call (906) 482-2333.

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