CALUMET -- Calumet First Friday, Sept. 4, events will include new art exhibits, receptions and more. Most galleries will be open between 6 p.m. and 8:30 or 9 p.m. unless otherwise indicated below.
Galerie Bohème: Art works from David Masten and Tom Rudd
Trophy, by Tom Rudd. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)
Galerie Boheme, 423 5th Street, will present art from David Masten and Tom Rudd from Sept. 4 through Oct. 1, 2015. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. For more information please call Tom Rudd at 369-4087.
Paige Wiard Gallery: Pastel works by jd Slack and Terry Daulton
The Paige Wiard Gallery welcomes pastel artists jd Slack and Terry Daulton, featured artists for the month of September.
Movement and Stillness, by jd Slack. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)
These two artists paint in vibrant colors of soft pastels and have worked together for many years to create a conversation between their works of art. In their latest dialogue they have created waves and walls, movement and stillness, chaos and quiet. An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 4.
Sea Meets Shore, by Terry Daulton. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)
The Paige Wiard Gallery is at 109 Fifth Street. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-337-5970.
Cross Country Sports: Jewelry by Jackie Ellinich
For the month of September, Cross Country Sports, 507 Oak Street, will feature nature-inspired jewelry by Jackie Ellenich -- Designs by Jak. Each of Jackie’s pieces is a unique, one of a kind, wearable art piece which reflects her love of nature. She uses rocks, birch bark, driftwood and found objects collected while hiking, biking or walking along the shores of the Keweenaw to create what she calls "Rustic -- Wearable Art."
Jewelry by Jackie Ellinich is on exhibit at Cross Country Sports. (Photo courtesy Cross Country Sports)
An open house with refreshments will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. The public is invited to visit and admire Jackie’s beautiful creations!
Calumet Art Center: Exhibits, pottery, raffle, more ...
Roses in the Calumet Art Center Heritage Garden were just getting started in August. Now, gardener Karen Schmidt reports, they have taken well to their new setting, having survived the summer drought; and a few are still yielding lovely blossoms. Be sure to visit the garden to admire a variety of flowers and plants. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
This month members of the Calumet Art Center, 57055 Fifth Street, are exhibiting seven inspired paintings by accomplished artist Carole Gorgas (1938-2006). Gorgas, who spent some of her youth in Ahmeek, went on to become an internationally acclaimed artist. Eva Papineau-Anderson, Carole's daughter, will share stories of the landscapes and people which influenced her mother's evocative artistry. The paintings are on display upstairs in the Art Center Auditorium.
Master potter Ed Gray and intern Jacob Thill have untiringly turned the potter's wheel all summer; and -- with laughter, wisdom and lessons learned -- each of them has created an impressive collection of extraordinary pottery, which is available for sale in the gallery.
Jacob Thill, Michigan Tech student in mechanical engineering, displays some of his pottery during the August First Friday art walk. Thill has been working as an intern with Ed Gray this summer. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
"It's been really nice working with Ed," Thill said. "This is the first time I've been working in Calumet."
Thill, who has been doing pottery for eight years, also exhibited 150 pieces of his work at the Eagle Harbor Art Fair in August.
September's First Friday will mark the Art Center's first 50/50 raffle drawing. Each First Friday throughout the year a winning ticket will be drawn at 8 p.m. Tickets are
available for purchase inside the studio during normal business hours,Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets sell for $1 each or 6 for $5. Good luck!
The Calumet Art Center Board plans to install and dedicate an 8-foot tall Peace Pole in the Heritage Rose Garden by the spring of 2016. A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted hexagonal monument that displays the message and prayer "May Peace Prevail on Earth" on each of its six sides, in six different languages. For a $200 donation name plates will be added to the pole as funds come in.
Café Rosetta: Waters Collection of Model Birch Bark Canoes
These model birch bark canoes, made by Bill Waters of Marquette, are on display at Café Rosetta, 104 Fifth Street in Calumet.
The Waters Collection of model birch bark canoes are on display in Café Rosetta during the month of September. Bill Waters has crafted these canoes of local birch bark from fallen trees only. Bill, a retired NMU professor of Criminal Justice who lives in Marquette, has a passion for the birch tree and the role it has played in the history of the Great Lakes region, especially as a source of bark for Native American and Voyageur canoes. Bill started making his canoes last October when, while walking in the woods, he picked up a magnificent piece of bark and noticed for the first time the richly colored, flexible but durable characteristics of this natural material. Bill strives for an authentic look in his canoes.
The Waters Collection canoes have been and currently are featured in galleries in Michigan and Wisconsin and are on sale in shops across the U.P.
Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA): Paper Quilting
Copper Country Associated Artists announces a Paper Quilting workshop on First Friday, Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy Copper Country Associated Artists)
Do you enjoy making a quilt, but have never made one? To get a taste of creating a quilt the CCAA's first Friday event in September is paper quilting taught by Millie Little and Karen Secor. It's the look of a quilt, the pattern of a quilt, and favorite colors of a quilt. Supplies and ideas will be provided to make your own paper quilt in a class setting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
CCAC wishes to support the Sandstone Piecemakers Quilt Guild's quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in Calumet so visit CCAC and see the raffle quilts.
Omphale Restaurant and Gallery/Eagle Café: Art by jd Slack continues
Sievi Country, by jd Slack. (Photo courtesy Omphale Restaurant and Gallery)
The Omphale Restaurant and Gallery/Eagle Café, 431 Fifth Street, will continue the exhibit of oil pastels by jd Slack this month.
Call 906-235-9191 for more information or dinner reservations. Visit their Facebook page for the menu and music announcement.
Red Jacket Art Supply and Gallery: Works on Paper
The Red Jacket Art Supply and Gallery, 570305 6th St., will display Works on Paper this First Friday. These include graphic design, mono prints and word image collage. A demonstration on using collage and print materials will take place at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Hahn's Hammered Copper: Guess the mystery object!
Gustavo Bourdieu, left, tries to guess Peter Hahn's mystery object at Hahn's Hammered Copper during the August First Friday art walk. Did you guess it? (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
On First Friday, Sept. 4, stop by Hahn's Hammered Copper and check out Peter and Shelly Hahn's hand-hammered copper jewelry and décor. They also feature beautiful vintage items and may ask you to guess a mystery object for a prize!
Hahn's Hammered Copper is at 203 Fifth Street in Calumet.