Beading in Circles Workshop at MRHC Starting June 3rd

June 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Regional History Center presents: Beading in Circles Workshop on Mondays, June 3rd and 10th from 11:00-1:00 pm.
Instructor: Cynthia Coté.
Fee: $40 + $5 materials. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Two 2-hour sessions are required one week apart for time to complete the beadwork. Make a beautiful beaded rosette brooch or pair of earrings with Cynthia Coté. 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 and a metal pin back (or wires for earrings) are attached. The instructor will demonstrate the stitch and techniques for handling the tools and materials. She will lead the class step by step in the process of constructing 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 required one week apart for time to complete the beadwork.

Instructor Bio: Cynthia Coté keeps her home and studio in the Copper Country of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She has been involved in the arts since 1979 working as a studio artist, curator, consultant, director, adjudicator, and instructor. She has been actively showing her art since 1989 in juried competitions and group and solo gallery exhibitions in the Midwest. She has been doing beadwork and sharing her love for the craft for over thirty years. Coté coordinated the Northern Bead Symposium which was held biennially at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, Michigan in the years 2000 through 2006. Her beadwork has been published in The Best in Contemporary Beadwork: Bead International 2000 Interweave Press 2000, Great Northern Beadwork Copper Country Community Arts Council 2000, Artists of the Keweenaw: Cynthia Coté The Vertin Press Calumet, MI 2007 Ed Gray, editor, and When Beaders Unite Beadwork Magazine Feb/Mar 2008 by Diane Fitzgerald.

This Heritage Craft Series workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or the MHC. No refunds on workshops after 14 days prior to the workshop date. No-shows or cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Borderland Arts and Marquette Poets Circle Present Interactive Display June 1st

May 31, 2019

Marquette, MIWords & Music Borderland Arts Meets Marquette Poets Circle an Interactive Display will exhibit art by Borderland Arts of Iron Mountain and poetry by the Marquette Poets Circle from June 1st to July 26th in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery of Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Artists and poets were challenged to create on the theme: music that inspires us. QR codes and sound modules allow gallery visitors to hear the music and learn more about the artists and authors. The public is invited to a reception on Thursday, June 6th from 6 to 8 pm. To learn more call Janeen Rastall at 906-410-3368, visit the event page on Facebook or the virtual gallery.

Participating artists and authors are listed below:
Martin Achatz, Esther Margaret Ayers, Milton J. Bates, Christine Burns, Melisse Carr, Lynn Domina, Lisa Fosmo, Gail Galotta, Genean Granger, Stella Hansen, Kathleen M. Heideman, John Hilden, Susan Huotari, The Reverend ME Kilpatrick, Christina Kionka, Kathy Kuczek, Jane Landwehr, Gala Malherbe, Barbara Willard Marden, Terry O’Connor, Jane Piirto, Janeen Rastall, Christine Saari, Cyndi Safstrom, Sharon Schmeltzer, Audrey Smith, Gail Stanek, Darlene Strand, Rebecca Tavernini and Russell Thorburn

This project is dedicated to Genean Granger. Genean invented the collaboration of U.P. poets and artists with Melisse Carr, Stella Hansen and the Borderland Arts group. We are honored that her final poem appears as part of this project. Please visit the virtual gallery to learn more about this strong, witty and wonderful poet.

Borderland Arts is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the creative arts, enrich the cultural fabric of the Michigan/Wisconsin borderland communities, and build mutually beneficial relationships with similar groups elsewhere. To learn more about, please visit their website:

The Marquette Poets Circle welcomes poets of all ages and experience level. They meet on the first Monday in the month as part of the Center for the Healing Arts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Once a quarter, Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Poets Circle co-host an Open Mic called Inspired Words. Find us on our public Facebook page.

Mother’s Day Craft Show at Superior Dome May 11-12

May 10, 2019

Marquette, MI – The TV6 Mother’s Day Craft Show takes place at the Superior Dome in Marquette May 11th – 12th.

Friday, May 10, 2019, 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11 am to 4 pm

Spring Fair Craft and Vendor Show May 4th

May 3, 2019

Escanaba, MI – The Spring Fair Craft and Vendor Show will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 am to 6 pm at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba, MI. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Annual Spring Bazaar and Luncheon at St. Peter Cathedral May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The St. Peter Cathedral “Women Caring and Sharing”/Altar Society will be holding their Annual Spring Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, May 4th in the Church Hall located at 311 W. Baraga Ave. from 9 am – 1 pm.

This year we will be featuring Maggie Linn Prints along with: Jewelry,
Baked Goods, White Elephant, Silent Auction and area vendors. (Interested Vendors contact Linda at 906-225-1690 for tables.)

Soup, salad and dessert luncheon begins at 10:30 am for $6. Something for everyone!!

Creative Residency Opening Reception at The Gallery May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Opening Reception for the Creative Residency will take place Saturday, May 4th at 6 pm at The Gallery. The Marquette Artist Residency and Evolve Marquette present the Marquette Creative Residency Artists at this fun event. Learn more about the featured artists by visiting the event page.

Spring Arts and Crafts Show in Iron River April 13th

April 12, 2019

Iron River, MI – The Spring Arts and Crafts Show at the Windsor Center in Iron River, MI will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information on all the crafts and vendors, visit the website.

Craft Sale April 13th

April 12, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The Negaunee Auxiliary to the VFW is hosting a craft/sale luncheon at the Negaunee Township Hall on Saturday, April 13th from 10 am – 3 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the luncheon, which includes soup, bread, desserts, and coffee. For more information or to reserve a tale please call Renae at 906-475-4000.

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