Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Life and Landscape of the Copper Country" paintings by Nancy Kromer opens at Kerredge Gallery

Painting by Houghton artist Nancy Kromer -- part of the new exhibit in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery this month. (Photos courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)

HANCOCK -- The new exhibition now on display in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery is "Life and Landscape of the Copper Country," paintings by Houghton artist Nancy Kromer.

Nancy Johnson Kromer was born and raised in Hancock and returned to the Copper Country in 2001. She and her husband built a home on the Houghton Portage Canal where her family spent their summers for three generations. The beautiful Keweenaw is inspiration for her art as well as the Hot Springs area in Arkansas where she and her husband spend their winters

Nancy Kromer with one of her prize-winning paintings.

Nancy graduated from Michigan State University, majoring in Fine Arts with a BA in Elementary Education. While raising her family and teaching elementary school, she pursued her love of art by experimenting in various media. For the last 16 years Nancy has worked in watercolor, acrylic and collage. Her work has been accepted in juried shows and exhibited in many galleries.

The paintings in this exhibition include familiar scenes of fishing boats on Lake Superior, landmark buildings amid fields of wildflowers, and blazing colors in fall. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 2 and is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The public is invited to an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 11.

The gallery is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock and is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit www.coppercountryarts.com

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