Friday, July 06, 2018

Paige Wiard Gallery hosts Copper Country Strong Art Auction through July 10

After the Storm. Collage by Fredi Taddeucci. This is one of several works of art donated to the Copper Country Strong Art Auction at the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet. The money raised will go to the Keweenaw Community Foundation to help people who have lost their home or need to make repairs because of the June 17 storm. (Photos courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

CALUMET -- Artists who exhibit their work in the Paige Wiard Gallery in Calumet have donated art works to the Gallery's Copper Country Strong Art Auction. Bidding ends on Tuesday, July 10.

Maple with a Touch of Turquoise, by Bill Wiard. This auction item is a maple vessel has been hand turned from maple from the Keweenaw that has a touch of turquoise from the Kingman Mine in Arizona. This piece is 5 inches tall and approximately 7 inches wide.

All money raised from this auction will go to the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF), which keeps all donations in the Keweenaw area. The money will be used to help people who have lost their home or need to make repairs because of the June 17 storm.

If you would like to make a bid, you can post a bid in the comment section of the announcement on the Paige Wiard Gallery Facebook page. If you don’t want your name attached to a bid, instant message Paige or email her at paigewiardgallery@gmail.com and she will post it as anonymous.

Purple Iris, by Edith Wiard. This original watercolor was inspired by the beautiful iris that grow in Edith's garden along the shore of Lake Superior in Calumet.

You may also stop by the Gallery at 109 Fifth Street in Calumet during the First Friday Art Walk tonight, July 6, and make a bid.

To see more photos of art donated to the auction visit the Paige Wiard Gallery Facebook Page.

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