Eagle Harbor Art Fair August 10 and 11

August 10, 2019

Eagle Harbor, MI – The Eagle Harbor Art Fair will take place Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th at the St. Peter’s by the Sea Church and Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Celebrate local artists in beautiful Eagle Harbor. Over 60 vendors will be selling their work! Visit the website for more information.

Les Cheneaux Arts Council Art Show Through August 15th

August 9, 2019

Cedarville, MI – The Les Cheneaux Arts Council Art Show will be on display through August 15th at the Cedarville Lodge. View local artists’ work and support the local art community! A reception will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, August 15th. Visit the website for more details.

Art on the Rocks July 27th and 28th

July 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 61st Annual Art on the Rocks will take place Saturday, July 27th through Sunday, July 28th in downtown Marquette at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Beautiful art from over 140 artists will be on display and for sale against the stunning backdrop of Lake Superior. Upper Peninsula summers aren’t complete without a stop at Art on the Rocks!

Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival June 28th – 29th

June 26, 2019

Marquette, MI – The third annual Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival will begin in the evening on Friday, June 28th and go through Saturday, June 29th in Presque Isle Park. Local artists will take to the Lake Superior shoreline to put brush to canvas in the open air. Walk along and get inspired by artistry that comes alive in front of your eyes. Want to know more? Whether you’re an artist or an enthusiast, go to the website for more details.

Marquette Art Week Begins June 24th

June 23, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Art Week begins Monday, June 24th and runs through Saturday, June 29th. Celebrate the Marquette art scene with exhibits, performances, and other events. Visit the event website to find out more.

MRHC Presents UP Scale Modelers Showcase June 22nd

June 21, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: U.P. Scale Modelers Showcase on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Join us at the Marquette Regional History Center for an exhibit day of models created by the Upper Peninsula Scale Modelers. This club has been meeting for over 40 years. Originating at KI Sawyer Air-force Base, the club has grown to encompass modelers of various specialties – from ships and boats to aircraft, armor, and cars. Bring your questions and get an up-close look at the process from club members as they display models in various stages of completion and the tools they use. This is a wonderful time to explore if this craft is for you. $5 suggested donation. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.

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: www.borderlandarts.net.

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.

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