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.

Bigfoot Is Back at Travel Marquette Beginning April 5th

April 4, 2019

Marquette, MI – SPRING IS BACK AND SO IS BIGFOOT! Artist Dan Barrington’s 8 foot Bigfoot, last spotted during the 2018 Marquette Artweek, is now lurking at Travel Marquette (Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau), at 117 W. Washington Street, Marquette.

He is part of Art Speaks, A Marquette Poets Circle Interactive Display, during the month of April. Come hang out with Bigfoot and take a selfie. Join him for a reception and reading by the authors/artists on Friday, April 5th from 5 to 7 pm.

The exhibit displays the art and writing of local authors/artists: Martin Achatz, 2019 U.P. Poet Laureate, Esther Ayers, Dan Barrington, Milton Bates, A. Lynn Blumer, Lynn Domina, Amber Edmondson, Kathleen M. Heideman, John Hilden, Gala Malherbe, Dr. Beverly Matherne, Janeen Rastall, Richard Rastall, Christine Saari, and Alex D. Tadder. Each artwork is labelled with a QR code. Viewers can hear and see the authors online by scanning the QR code with a mobile phone.

Travel Marquette is open 9:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays. To learn more call Travel Marquette at 906-228-7749, email kristi@travelmarquette.com or visit the event page.

Queen City Seed Swap at Peter White March 23rd

March 20, 2019

March 23
1-3:30pm
Peter White Public Library in Marquette

Marquette, MI – The Queen City Seed Library Seed Swap will take place Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Peter White Public Library. To participate in the seed swap, please bring open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, date of harvest, and location of harvest. There will be envelopes and bags on hand at the event, but experienced seed savers are encouraged to bring their own envelopes.

The Queen City Seed Library invites everyone who is interested in gardening and growing their own food to attend. All activities are free. The event offers gardeners and seed savers a chance to exchange seeds and share knowledge. The swap is an opportunity for new seed savers to get locally harvested seeds for starting their own gardens. “If you’re new to this, you don’t even need to bring seeds; just come,” said Michael Riesterer of Transition Marquette, adding that “For experienced seed savers, a seed swap helps growers to localize their seed sources while also introducing the practice of seed saving to the public — both of which helps build local food security.”

Participants who bring seeds for the seed swap should arrive at 1:00 pm. All others should arrive at 1:30 pm. Attendees are not required to bring seeds. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at queencityseedlibrary@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

Art Speaks Interactive Display Beginning April 5th

March 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Travel Marquette (Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau) welcomes Art Speaks: A Marquette Poets Circle Interactive Display, an exhibit of art and writings by local authors throughout April.

Each artwork is labelled with a QR code. Viewers can hear and see the authors online by scanning the QR code with a mobile phone.

Participating authors include Martin Achatz, 2019 U.P. Poet Laureate, Esther Ayers, Milton Bates, A. Lynn Blumer, Lynn Domina, Amber Edmondson, Kathleen M. Heideman, John Hilden, Gala Malherbe, Dr. Beverly Matherne, Janeen Rastall, Richard Rastall, Christine Saari, Alex D. Tadder and John Taylor.

The public is invited to a reception and reading by the authors on Friday, April 5th from 5 to 7 pm. To learn more visit the event page. Open 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays, the bureau encourages local artists to apply online for the opportunity to display their work on a monthly basis beginning in July. Go to travelmarquette.com and click “Artventure” under Events at the bottom of the page. For more information, call Travel Marquette at 906-228-7749 or email kristi@travelmarquette.com.

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: NORWEGIAN FIBER ARTS WORKSHOP

March 1, 2019

Marquette, MI – This two-session workshop will start with a brief history of the rich textile traditions of Norway such as weaving, knitting and embroidery, showing examples of these arts. The classes will then concentrate on embroidery techniques. At the first class, attendees will be able to create several samples which could be made into an ornaments, coaster or pincushion using diamond, satin and star stitch in colorful wool yarn.

The second class will explore Hardanger embroidery which is a very intricate white on white cut thread technique. This sample can be fashioned into an ornament.

Attendees should bring a sharp embroidery scissors. All other supplies will be provided by the Instructor.  $75.00 registration fee, and limited space available. Pre-registration is required. The classes will be held at the Marquette Regional History Center on March 16 and March 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. Call MRHC at 226-3571.The instructor, Rosemary Michelin has been embroidering for over 40 years, and has attended Hardanger embroidery and weaving classes at the Vesterheim Museum in Iowa. 

Juried Art Exhibit Seeks Submissions

February 24, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is seeking submissions from artists for its “North of the 45th: 12th Annual Upper Midwest Juried Exhibition.” Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota residents living above the 45th parallel are eligible to participate. The submission deadline is Friday, March 22.

Work in all media is accepted and there are no size limitations. Artists can enter a maximum of five images for a $20 fee. All entries should be submitted to https://devos.slideroom.com.

The exhibition will run Monday, June 17-Friday, August 9. Awards for Juror’s Choice, Audience Choice and the Permanent Collection Acquisition Award will be presented.

New Exhibits Open at DeVos Art Museum

January 27, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum presents an exhibition titled “April South-Olson: Points of Interest.”

South-Olson is an Upper Peninsula-based artist whose encaustic paintings—pigments mixed with hot wax—explore the human connection to the natural world. Within each landscape, Olson aims to capture a single moment in time. The transparency of the material reveals the present moment while illustrating its connection to the fleeting past.

DeVos Art Museum hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 8 pm Thursday and Friday, and noon to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

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