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.

GLRC 2nd Annual Spaghetti and Sisu June 3rd

June 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – Great Lakes Recovery Centers (GLRC) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Spaghetti and Sisu event on Monday, June 3rd, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The event is open to the public and will include a spaghetti lunch and a short program addressing behavioral health issues and needs in the UP. All donations will benefit the John Kivela Legacy Fund to support behavioral health services in the UP.

The John Kivela Legacy Fund was established within the GLRC Foundation in collaboration with Kivela friends and family as a tribute to the late State Representative and his passion for the communities he served. The Fund began with a Spaghetti and Sisu Dinner organized by friends and family of Kivela in Lansing on May 9th, 2018, to celebrate Kivela’s life. It is the hopes of Kivela’s friends, family and GLRC that the Fund will continue to grow, ensuring that substance abuse and mental health services will continue healing community members across the Upper Peninsula.