Calendar of Art Events

(Updated 12/17/2018 – included some big community events as well)

2019 “CALENDAR” OF ART EVENTS

NOTES:

 

2019ArtSwapFundraiser

APRIL 2019

  • JAN 25-MAY 26: “Points of Interest” by April South-Olsen, Upper Peninsula encaustic painter. Her paintings explore the human connection to the natural world. Each landscape aims to capture a single moment, inspired by a pattern or event.
    Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public.
    Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
  • APR 29-SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit Opening
    Location: 
    Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org Reception: May 1, 5-7 pm – with talk by Dan Truckery at 5:30 pm. Truckey will speak about the folk traditions brought to our region by ethnic groups. Research Librarian, Beth Gruber, will present on genealogy sources available in our library. This is free to the public. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community. Contact: (906-226-3571) or visit website.
  • APRIL EXHIBIT: LSAA Deo Gallery (lower level PWPL): NMU Painting Students

MAY 2019

  • UNTIL MAY 26: “Points of Interest” by April South-Olsen, Upper Peninsula encaustic painter. Her paintings explore the human connection to the natural world. Each landscape aims to capture a single moment, inspired by a pattern or event. Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm)
    Free & open to public. Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
  • APRIL/MAY: Carved Wooden Birds, crafted & donated by Louis Taccolini  on display in PWPL Violet Johnson display case on the upper level.
  • APRIL/MAY: Yarnwinders Fiber Guild of Mqt “Superior Inspirations” Fiber art inspired by Liz Yelland’s “Wave Mural” of Lake Superior on exhibit in PWPL Lower-Level Reception Gallery/Lobby
  • MAY: COPPER COUNTRY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER’S (CCCAC) Kerredge Gallery (coppercountryarts.com) – JD Slack (pastels)
  • MAY-JUNE 5: “Bird Song” is at Cafe Bodega on Third St, Marquette517 N 3rd Street, Marquette. Welcoming the beginning of spring after the long winter months, the Marquette Artist Collective presents this invitational art installation featuring a wide variety of art media showcasing the beauty & splendor of birds. Participating artists include: Joy Bender Hadley, Chris Burnett, Julie Fine, Stacy Giroux, Scott Leipski, Jason Limberg, Vicki Londerville, Dyana Nefe, Taryn Okesson, Megan Ouilette, Linnea Salo, Judy Sarosik, & Cameron Wilcox.
  • MAY: Colleen Maki – “Unseen Marquette” A collection of photos of beautiful unseen areas exhibit in the PWPL Huron Mountain Club Gallery (main floor, back)
  • MAY 1, 1-4 pm: Thank God It’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters Meet EVERY Wednesday each month, in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Open to everyone. Next meetings: May 8, 15, 22 & 29. Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)
  • MAY 1, 5:30-6:30 pm: Photo Presentation with John Macdonald
    at Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, 317 N. Main Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849 Local photographer John Macdonald will talk about his new book “Photo Presentation: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”. This is John’s second book of photography. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
  • MAY 1, 5-7 pm: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit Opening Reception & Talk by Dan Truckery at 5:30 pm about the folk traditions brought to our region by ethnic groups. Location: Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community
  • MAY 2, 6:30-8:30 pm: NCLL – Knitting with Dan Jarvis. Meets Thursdays in May in PWPL MACC Studio #1.
  • MAY 2, 10-10:45 am: Toddler Art (Also 5/9, 16, 23, & 30)
    Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • MAY 2, 6-9 pm: Raku Pottery w/ Al Hansen– outdoor firing
    Member: $60; Non-Member: $70 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • MAY 2 (Th), 6-8 pm: DEO GALLERY Art Reception for Area High-School Art Students whose work will be on display for the month of May in the DEO Gallery, lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs.
  • MAY 6, 2-4 pm: MACC Senior Acting Class Senior Acting classes are open to individuals ages 60+ & cater to a wide variety of skill levels. FREE to City of Marquette residents; non-residents $5 / classClasses offered 2-4 pm on 2nd & 4th Monday of each month in MACC Studio #2 (lower level of PWPL). Contact: Moire Embley (906-360-7126) for more information or to register for classes. Next Senior Acting Class: May 20
  • MAY 6-26: 2019 Annual Children’s Art Exhibition
    Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public.
    Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
    Reception: Fri, May 10, 5-8 pm
    Celebrating area schools that support art programs for students. Work organized by local art teachers and featuring talented K-12 students.
  • MAY 8, 1-4 pm: Thank God It’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters Meet EVERY Wednesday each month, in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Open to everyone. Next meetings: May 15, 22 & 29. Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)
  • MAY 9, 6:30-9 pm: Yarnwinders Fiber Guild Meets 2nd Thursday each month (except July-Aug), 6:30-9 pm, in MACC Studio #2. Next Meets: June 13, Sept 12. Contact: Patty Beyer (906-458-8974); yarnwinder98@yahoo.com
  • MAY 9, 6:30-8:30 pm: NCLL – Knitting with Dan Jarvis. Meets Thurs in May in PWPL MACC Studio #1. Contact: MACC: arts-culture@marquettemi.gov; (906-228-0472)
  • MAY 9, 10-10:45 am: Toddler Art (Also 5/16, 23, & 30)
    Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • MAY 9, 7-9 pm: Bonifas Arts Membership Show (Escanaba) Opening Reception with Awards at 8 pm
  • MAY 10, 5-8 pm: 2019 Annual Children’s Art Exhibition Reception
    Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public.
    Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
  • MAY 11, 11 am-4 pm: Felting w/ Marikah – Intro to Wet Felting, Cobweb Scarf 
    Member: $60; Non-Member: $70 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • MAY 13-17: Birchbark Canoe Build. Thanks to a Community Foundation grant, we are able to create a hands-on learning opportunity for all. Rochelle Dale and Jan Zender will build a birchbark canoe in our gathering hall. School groups will visit the build and learn from Jan and Rochelle. The public is invited to stop in and observe too. We will have a special evening visit with the artisans.
    Location: Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org
  • MAY 14, 6:30-9 pm: Superiorland Woodturners Meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month in PWPL MACC Studio #1Next Meets: June 11, July 8, Aug 13. Contact: Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695. (Marc will give individual lessons for $25/hour.)
  • MAY 15, 1-4 pm: Thank God It’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters Meet EVERY Wednesday each month, in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Open to everyone. Next meetings: May 22 & 29. Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)
  • MAY 15, 5-7 pm: Birchbark Canoe Open House All ages welcome. Come with questions & time to observe the historic crafts experts at work.
    Location: Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org
  • MAY 16, 5-7:30 pm: UP North Knitting Guild Meets 3rd Thursday each month (except July-Aug) in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Next Meets: June 20. Yearly dues: $10 (https://tkga.org/guild-finder/) Contact: Pat Gunning patchgun@charter.net;
    (906) 249-3128
  • MAY 16, 6:30-8:30 pm: NCLL – Knitting with Dan Jarvis. Meets Thurs in May in PWPL MACC Studio #1. Contact: MACC: arts-culture@marquettemi.gov; (906-228-0472)
  • MAY 16, 10-10:45 am: Toddler Art (Also 5/23, & 30)
    Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • MAY 18, 11 am-2 pm: Carving a Wooden Spoon Workshop
    Instructor:
     Russ Dees – an elder of Hannahville Indian Reservation. He brings years of carving experience & the history of Potawatomi craft, & will share a bit of that history with the class. Many Native American woodcarving traditions focus on using available materials to craft useful objects. Russ Dees has decades of experience practicing & teaching heritage carving techniques that reflect traditional Potawatomi craft practices. Learn how to carve a wooden spoon, beginning with roughed out wood blanks provided by instructor. Pre-registration required. Fee: $20. Call: (906-226-3571) or stop in to register.
    Location: 
    Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org
  • MAY 18 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #1. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Next Meets: June 15, Aug 17, Sept 21. Contact: Coralie Hambleton (906-869-2046)
  • MAY 18 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Superiorland Woodturners Symposium 
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #2. Contact:Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695
  • MAY 20, 2-4 pm: MACC Senior Acting Class Senior Acting classes are open to individuals ages 60+ & cater to a wide variety of skill levels. FREE to City of Marquette residents; non-residents $5 / classClasses offered 2-4 pm on 2nd & 4th Monday of each month in MACC Studio #2 (lower level of PWPL). Contact: Moire Embley (906-360-7126) for more information or to register for classes. 
  • MAY 21 (Tues): LSAA ProgramJoe Rayome Watercolor Demonstration – 7-9 pm. Joe is a skilled, young watercolor artist who has won some major awards in a very short time. He’ll demonstrate his methods of capturing a scene, and will probably make it look really easy!
  • MAY 22, 1-4 pm: Thank God It’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters Meet EVERY Wednesday each month, in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Open to everyone. Next meetings: May 29. Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)
  • MAY 23, 6:30-8:30 pm: NCLL – Knitting with Dan Jarvis. Meets Thurs in May in PWPL MACC Studio #1. Contact: MACC: arts-culture@marquettemi.gov; (906-228-0472)
  • MAY 23, 10-10:45 am: Toddler Art (Also 5/30)
    Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • MAY 25, 10 am- 4 pm: REPAIR CAFÉ: In PWPL MACC Studio #2. Bring an item that needs repairing or volunteer to repair items. Contact: Tom Gauthier (573-300-1341)
  • MAY 29, 1-4 pm: Thank God It’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters Meet EVERY Wednesday each month, in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Open to everyone. Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)

 

JUNE 2019

  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • JUNE – Thursday Painters group on display in DEO Gallery (lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs)
  • JUNE: COPPER COUNTRY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER’S (CCCAC) Kerredge Gallery (coppercountryarts.com) – Octave DuTemple – a private collection
  • UNTIL JUNE 5: “Bird Song” is at Cafe Bodega on Third St, Marquette
  • UNTIL JUNE 6: Bonifas Arts Membership Show (Escanaba) 
  • JUNE/JULY: Chiara Schippa– Walt Disney’ cartoon-line drawing series on exhibit in PWPL Lower-Level Reception Gallery/Lobby No Reception: Artist lives in Italy
  • JUNE 1, 10 am-5 pm: MACC STUDIO #1: LSAA ARTS & CRAFT SWAP LSAA FUNDRAISER Swap ALL art & crafts materials, yarn, fabric, beads, kits, books, videos, etc. NO FINISHED CRAFTS! Contact:Michele Tuccini – (906) 250-7364 to reserve table space – Tables Cost: $10-15. Buy stuff, sell stuff!
  • JUNE 3 & 10, 11 am-1 pm: Beading in Circles Workshop
    Instructor: Cynthia Coté.
    Make a beautiful beaded rosette brooch or pair of earrings. Students will learn bead appliqué stitch to create a circular beaded brooch or pair of earrings. The beadwork rosette is stitched on Ultrasuede. The rosette and leather backing are joined together with a decorative beaded edging & a metal pin back (or wires for earrings) are attached. The instructor will demonstrate the stitch & techniques for handling the tools and materials & will lead the class step-by-step to construct the brooch or earrings. Samples of beadwork will be shown and a brief survey of appliqué beadwork will be presented. Two 2-hour sessions are requiredone week apart for time to complete the beadwork. All materials will be provided by the instructor. Pre-registration required. Fee: $40 + $5 materials. Call: (906-226-3571) or stop in to register. Location: Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St
    https://www.marquettehistory.org
  • JUNE 4-29: SAULT AREA ARTS COUNCIL, ALBERTA HOUSE, Olive M Craig Gallery “ESSENTIAL” ART SHOW – June 9, 2-4 pm: Reception & prize winners announced
  • JUNE 6 (Th), 6-8 pm: Art Reception for Marquette Poets Circle “Words & Music” art display in the PWPL Huron Mountain Club Gallery (main floor, back)
  • JUNE 11, 6:30-9 pm: Superiorland Woodturners Meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month in PWPL MACC Studio #1Next Meets: July 8, Aug 13. Contact: Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695. (Marc will give individual lessons for $25/hour.)
  • JUNE 13, 6:30-9 pm: Yarnwinders Fiber Guild Meets 2nd Thursday each month (except July-Aug), 6:30-9 pm, in MACC Studio #2. Next Meets: Sept 12. Contact: Patty Beyer (906-458-8974); yarnwinder98@yahoo.com
  • JUNE 14, 5:30-7 pm: Flower Arranging w/ Dave Gafner  
    Member: $30; Non-Member: $35; Walk-in: $40 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JUNE 15 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #1. Meets 3rd Saturday each month.
    Next Meets: Aug 17, Sept 21. Contact: Coralie Hambleton (906-869-2046)
  • JUNE 17-AUG 9NORTH OF THE 45TH: UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public. Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
    Reception: Aug 9. Features art from residents of MI, MN, & WI living North of the 45thparallel.
  • JUNE 20, 5-7:30 pm: UP North Knitting Guild Meets 3rd Thursday each month (except July-Aug) in PWPL MACC Studio #2. Yearly dues: $10 (https://tkga.org/guild-finder/) Contact: Pat Gunning patchgun@charter.net;
    (906) 249-3128
  • JUNE 21, 6-8 pm: Fairy Houses Member: $23; Non-Member: $28; Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JUNE 24-29: ART WEEK a week-long celebration of the visual and performing arts. For a complete listing of Art Week events go to: www.marquette365.com, City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Facebook page, or call (906) 228-0472
  • JUNE 25, 1-6 pm: MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER ANNUAL CEMETERY WALKING TOURS AT PARK CEMETERY www.marquettehistory.org Join us for our ever-popular walking tour of a local cemetery, this year’s theme honoring artists. Art Week will be in full swing in Marquette and we will take a look back at artists from our region: musicians, writers, visual and performing artists. BF Childs, Dorothy Maywood Bird, & others featured. Meet near main gate. $5 suggested donation
  • JULY 27, 10 am-2 pm:Wiigwaas Workshop 
    Instructor: Leora Lancaster.
    Create a wiigwaas (birch bark) box and learn fundamentals of quilling. Anishinaabe porcupine quillwork is a pre-colonial practice, found thriving within tribal communities yet today. This particular workshop will specialize in summer bark, which pairs well with quillwork. Pre-registration required. Fee: $30. Call: (906-226-3571) or stop in to register.
    Instructor Bio: A professor at the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, Leora is deeply immersed in Ojibway heritage. She is also a prolific artist known for using traditional Native American techniques in new ways. In this workshop Leora will teach participants how to use porcupine quills & about all steps of the quill crafting process, including ethical harvesting techniques. No refunds on workshops after 14 days prior to the workshop date. No-shows or cancellations after this time will not be refunded.
  • JUNE 27, 11 am-12 pm: Kids Drawing & Painting (Also 07/11, 18, 25; 08/01) Member: $30 – per session: $8; Non-Member $40 – per session: $10
    Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JUNE 28-29: 3RD ANNUAL FRESH COAST PLEIN AIRE (FCPAC) COMPETITION
    Presented under the auspices of LSAA, as part of the City of Marquette’s annual Art Week.
    * Over $2,500 in cash awards
    Friday evening, June 28: “Dusk-to-Dark session
    * Saturday, June 29: All-day painting session, followed by a reception & awards
    * Competition at 2 Levels:
      Level 1: Professional & advanced painters
    –   Level 2: Novice, intermediate, & recreational painters
    * Discounts available at several area hotels. Request lodging info. if interested
    Other Plein Air Events of interest:
    * May 22-23:Watercolor Workshop by New York artist, Joe Rayome, who won the Plein Air Festival’s “Best in Show” award in 2017 & 1st Place & “Peoples’ Choice” awards in 2018. A third optional day on plein air painting offered for those interested at an additional cost. Contact: Michele at mtuccini@charter.net or (906-250-7364)
    * May-June: “Painters on the Loose” Pre-festival Plein Air Exhibition at Donckers Restaurant.  A great warm-up for the Festival. If interested in the show or in joining “Painters on the Loose”, Contact: Michele at mtuccini@charter.net or (906-250-7364)
    For more information – go to this events’ page on our site: LSAA Annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire Competition

JULY 2019

  • JULY – Marquette Artist Collective (mixed-media) on display in DEO Gallery (lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs)
  • MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER JULY LUNCH WITH THE HISTORY PEOPLE TOURS https://www.marquettehistory.orgOne day each month in July, August, September. Different local historians will give a chat over lunch. Bring your pasty and questions! Historians to be announced. Watch our site for updates.
  • UNTIL AUG 9NORTH OF THE 45TH: UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public. Contact: (906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
    Reception: Aug 9. Features art from residents of MI, MN, & WI living North of the 45thparallel.
  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • JULY: COPPER COUNTRY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER’S (CCCAC) Kerredge Gallery (coppercountryarts.com) – Tom Oliver (color photography)
  • JULY 8, 6:30-9 pm: Superiorland Woodturners Meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month in PWPL MACC Studio #1Next Meets: Aug 13. Contact: Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695. (Marc will give individual lessons for $25/hour.)
  • JULY 10, 10-11am: Summer Arts at the Bonifas (Also 07/17, 24, 31; 08/01) $5 per session. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • JULY 11, 11 am-12 pm: Kids Drawing & Painting (Also 07/18, 25; 08/01) Member: $30 – per session: $8; Non-Member $40 – per session: $10 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JULY 15-19, 10 am – 4 pm: Escanaba Summer Music Camp
    Performance: July 19, 4 pm. Must fill out registration form: http://www.bonifasarts.org/event/escanaba-summer-music-camp/2019-07-15/ Cost: $150
  • JULY 16-17, 12-3 pm: iPhoneography 1.0 – Smartphone Photography Workshops Member: $25; Non-Member $32. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • JULY 17, 10-11am: Summer Arts at the Bonifas (Also 07/24, 31; 08/01) $5 per session. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • JULY 18, 11 am-12 pm: Kids Drawing & Painting (Also 07/25; 08/01) Member: $30 – per session: $8; Non-Member $40 – per session: $10 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JULY 19, 4 pm: Escanaba Summer Music Camp
    Performance: July 19, 4 pm. Contact: Bonifas Fine Art Center (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JULY 11-AUG 22: Bonifas Arts Center glass-art show, “Fires Around the Lakes”
    Invited Artists Include: LSAA Member & Art Instructor, Diane Krebs-May. Dual show opening receptions will be held July 18, 7-9 pm. There will also be artist demos at the glass shop of U.P. Steam and Gas Village in Escanaba, and a Brown Bag Series of lectures at Bonifas Arts Center.
  • JULY 12-AUG 22: Bonifas Art Center Show, “The Art of Interpretation”
    Curator: LSAA Member & Art Instructor, Diane Krebs-May. Will be displayed in Upper Gallery. Consists of works of 26 artists interpreting a photograph done by Florida artist, Jim Redding. Multi media works will be shown by local and five out-of-state artists, including CA, FL, IL and WI. Brown Bag Lecture by Jim Redding, July 17, 1 pm.
  • JULY 16 & 30, 1 pm and JULY 24 & 31, 6 pm: MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER JULY HISTORIC MARQUETTE BUS TOURS www.marquettehistory.org Hop on & enjoy historic characters & stories of the community. Be entertained & learn about the fascinating history of Marquette. Each year our tours delight locals & tourists alike. Tours sell out quickly so buy your tickets in advance! Tickets: $20, on sale May 1st, at the History Center or our website.
  • JULY 24, 10-11am: Summer Arts at the Bonifas (Also 07/31; 08/01) $5 per session. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • JULY 25, 11 am-12 pm: Kids Drawing & Painting (Also 08/01) Member: $30 – per session: $8; Non-Member $40 – per session: $10 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • JULY 26: 18TH ANNUAL MQT. BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
    10 am-7 pm: Sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, & activities for children & families. Downtown restaurants with blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer, while many downtown shops offer will offer “blue” specials. Local farmers selling fresh produce, including mounds of plump blueberries, & music fills the streets.
  • JULY 27-28: 61STANNUAL ART ON THE ROCKS
    Volunteers always needed. Sponsors help award amazing artists and are very much appreciated. Sponsorship starts at $100. Contact: Jason Limberg – marquetteatontherocks@gmail.com; (906) 235-4006. (Application for artists starts Jan 1 each year.)
  • JULY 27, 10 am-2 pm: Marquette Regional History Center Wiigwaas Workshop  
    Instructor: Leora Lancaster.
    Create a wiigwaas (birch bark) box and learn fundamentals of quilling. Anishinaabe porcupine quillwork is a pre-colonial practice, found thriving within tribal communities yet today. This particular workshop will specialize in summer bark, which pairs well with quillwork. Pre-registration required. Fee:$30. Call:(906-226-3571) or stop in to register. Location: Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St https://www.marquettehistory.org Instructor Bio: A professor at the Center for Native American Studies at NMU, Leora is deeply immersed in Ojibway heritage. She is also a prolific artist known for using traditional Native American techniques in new ways. In this workshop Leora will teach participants how to use porcupine quills & about all steps of the quill crafting process, including ethical harvesting techniques. No refunds on workshops after 14 days prior to the workshop date. No-shows or cancellations after this time will not be refunded.
  • JULY 31, 10-11 am: Summer Arts at the Bonifas (Also 08/01) $5 per session. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES

AUGUST 2019

  • MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER AUGUST LUNCH WITH THE HISTORY PEOPLE TOURS www.marquettehistory.orgOne day each month in July, August, September. Different local historians will give a chat over lunch. Bring your pasty and questions! Historians to be announced. Watch our site for updates.
  • AUG: COPPER COUNTRY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER’S (CCCAC) Kerredge Gallery (coppercountryarts.com) – Vida Sacic (contemporary letterpress)
  • UNTIL AUG 9NORTH OF THE 45TH: UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm) Free & open to public. Contact:(906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
    Reception: Aug 9. Features art from residents of MI, MN, & WI living North of the 45thparallel.
  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • AUG 1, 10-11 am: Summer Arts at the Bonifas $5 per session. Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES
  • AUG 1, 11 am-12 pm: Kids Drawing & Painting Member: $30 – per session: $8; Non-Member $40 – per session: $10 Location: Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org > CLASSES 
  • AUG 1, 6-8 pm: Art Reception for Christine Saari’s Cigar-Box Shrines – “Small Worlds in Boxes” 
  • AUG/SEPT: Christine Saari’s Cigar-Box Shrines – “Small Worlds in Boxes” on exhibit in PWPL Lower-Level Reception Gallery/Lobby
  • AUGUST  – Brian Burroughs (drawings) – 2018 Bonifas Arts Member’s Show winner is on display in DEO Gallery (lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs)
  • AUG 3, 1-3 pm: Art Reception fo Don Luce (oil paintings) – “Northern Waters” exhibit in the PWPL Huron Mountain Club Gallery (main floor, back)
  • AUG 3, 10 am – 4 pm: ANNUAL WATERFRONT ARTS FESTIVAL & YOUNG ARTIST MARKET at Escanaba’s Ludington Park, the longest running and largest art festival in Delta County. More than 50 vendor booths.
  • AUG 6, 10 am-8 pm: 4thANNUAL SAULT SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL On Portage Street, between Ashmun & Osborn in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI, rain or shine. (saultareaartscouncil.org)
  • AUG 6 & 13, 1 pm and AUG 7 & 14, 6 pm: MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER JULY HISTORIC MARQUETTE BUS TOURS www.marquettehistory.org Hop on & enjoy historic characters & stories of the community. Be entertained & learn about the fascinating history of Marquette. Each year our tours delight locals & tourists alike. Tours sell out quickly so buy your tickets in advance! Tickets: $20, on sale May 1st, at the History Center or our website.
  • AUG 9: Reception NORTH OF THE 45TH: UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION Features art from residents of MI, MN, & WI living North of the 45thparallel. Free & open to public. Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm)
    Contact: (906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
  • AUG 13, 6:30-9 pm: Superiorland Woodturners Meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month in PWPL MACC Studio #1. Contact: Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695. (Marc will give individual lessons for $25/hour.)
  • AUG 17 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #1. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Next Meets: Sept 21. Contact: Coralie Hambleton (906-869-2046)
  • AUG 19-23, 10 am-12 pm: MARQUETTE REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER “HANDS ON!” ART & HISTORY DAY CAMPIn partnership with the Liberty Children’s Art Project, we are excited for our 6th year of summer day camp for ages 8-12. Register at MRHC: www.marquettehistory.org 

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • SEPTEMBER  – Cindy Wedig (paintings & ceramics) on display in DEO Gallery (lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs) 
  • SEPT 12, 6:30-9 pm: Yarnwinders Fiber Guild Meets 2nd Thursday each month (except July-Aug), 6:30-9 pm, in MACC Studio #2. Contact: Patty Beyer (906-458-8974); yarnwinder98@yahoo.com
  • SEPT 21 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #1. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Contact: Coralie Hambleton (906-869-2046)

 

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