Thursday, June 30, 2016

First Friday in Calumet, July 1, to offer art, music, refreshments, more ...

Canoe Fire. Photography by Paul A. Rose, featured artist for July at the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery) 

CALUMET -- Start your July 4th weekend with a colorful First Friday Art Walk Friday evening, July 1, in Calumet. The galleries will be offering new art exhibits, refreshments, poetry, live music and more!

Paige Wiard Gallery: Photography by Paul A. Rose

Louie's Sheep. Photography by Paul A. Rose. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

Join the Paige Wiard Gallery in welcoming Paul A. Rose as their featured artist for the month of July. People who travel and live in the Upper Peninsula have fallen in love with the beauty and tranquility of this amazing place. Paul's photographs do an amazing job of capturing those elements. Paul’s photographs will be on display at the gallery for the month of July with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Stop in and meet Paul and see his beautiful photographs. For more information, email or call 906-337-5970.

Calumet Art Center: Water colors, organ music, rose garden, more ...

Poster for Calumet Art Center First Friday activities and coming summer events. (Poster courtesy Calumet Art Center)

Calumet Art Center, 57055 Fifth Street, will be open from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on First Friday, July 1. Meet Donna Lenard and "loosen up with water colors." While you're there, listen to sounds of the organ by Connie, see new paintings and demonstrations and walk the Heritage Rose Garden. Take a chance on winning the 50/50 drawing, too. For more info on the Center's variety of programs and classes, click here.

Café Rosetta: Poetry and Music

Café Rosetta, at 104 5th Street in Calumet, will celebrate First Friday on July 1 with poetry and music. Poet Elizabeth Halt will host a Poetry Open Mic session from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Bring and read a poem you have written, or something by your favorite poet. Songs are also welcome. From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Back Room Boys (trio version) will play old-time jazz and folk music. Musicians will be Bob Norden, trombone and vocals; Matt Durocher, double bass; and Oren Tikkanen, guitar and vocals (John Munson is off this week celebrating his and Julia's 40th anniversary.)

Galerie Bohème: Lisa Marta Glass

Lisa Marta Glass will be on exhibit for First Friday, July 1, at Galerie Bohème. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Lisa Marta Glass will be featured through August 3, 2016, at the Galerie Bohème, 423 5th Street, with an opening reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1.* Stop by and view the superb leaded glass and glass sculpture by Lisa Marta, have a cheese and cracker and discuss art and current events with friends and travelers. Other than First Friday, Galerie Bohème hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Vertin Gallery: Clay dragons and more by artist June Lander

The Vertin Gallery, 220 6th St., will feature Michigan Artist June Lander, who brings her spectacular technicolor clay dragons, jewelry, trinket boxes and games to the Vertin for First Friday, July 1. Visit the Vertin between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and enjoy live music, refreshments, fine art, vintage and antique décor, jewelry, furniture, barware, and collectibles on display at the Vertin to help you celebrate the holiday week-end!

Cross Country Sports: Printmaking by Josh K. Winkler

For July, Cross Country Sports, 507 Oak Street, will host a very special exhibit by Minnesota artist Josh K. Winkler, assistant professor of printmaking at Minnesota State University - Mankato, Minn. He works with traditional and contemporary print media, including woodcuts, drawings, etchings and lithographs. The works in this exhibit reflect on the history of Euro-American settlement in the United States and the difficult narratives of American westward expansion -- how the destruction of forests and waterways and the devastation of native peoples continue to teach us lessons on sustainability, the importance of our natural resources, and cultural discrimination. 

As an artist, Josh states: "I am interested how humans manipulate and label the land -- how time, politics, and social change alter the context of both natural and inhabited locations. By combining personal experience with historical investigation, I build layered landscape narratives to reflect on an uncomfortable disconnect between contemporary Americans and the history of the land. I utilize a range of drawing, printmaking, and sculptural processes to facilitate these ideas."

An open house with refreshments will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this First Friday, July 1.

Copper Country Associated Artists: Art of Doodling

First Friday, July 1 will be DOODLE TIME at Copper Country Associated Artists, 205 Fifth St. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. visitors can learn the "Art of Doodling." Back by popular demand will be Heather McGee, who will be teaching participants how to express themselves with lines, circles and some of those funny looking twists. Each participant will be given a ceramic tile for creating a masterpiece. This workshop is FREE, and all ages are welcome. Supplies are provided.

*Editor's Note: This announcement for Lisa Marta Glass at Galerie Bohème originally incorrectly stated the exhibit would continue through July 3. We have corrected the date. The exhibit continues through Aug. 3, 2016.

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