Proud member of the Calumet Art District
Our Winter Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
First Fridays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
You can also contact Ed Gray at (906) 281-3494 to work something out with studio time.
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Fund Raiser with EconoFoods
The Calumet Art Center is now officially signed up with EconoFoods and their 1% grocery receipt program. If you shop at EconoFoods, please do save all your receipts — and gather them from friends and neighbors. We’ll have an envelop in the Art Center to amass the receipts. We thank EconoFoods for their generosity!
“Footprints of the Ancestors” for 2015 with Carroll University May 11 – 16
Footprints of Our Ancestors 2015
On Monday, May 11th, twenty-four students arrive from Carroll University for a five-day cross-cultural experience at the Calumet Art Center with Ed Gray. They have yet to imagine how it may change their lives. For a third year Carroll students return for the college course, Footprints of Our Ancestors. The class introduces them to the Anishinaabe-Ojibwe culture and values, through making traditional objects, working with copper, clay, stone, and wood. The students also participate in drumming and talking circles, joining new knowledge of the Anishinaabeg with recollections of their own ancestors and cultural traditions.
Experiencing the extraordinary beauty of the Keweenaw teaches students, many from big cities, to appreciate and respect nature in a new way, through the Anishinaabe practice of giikinawaabe—learning through observation. The students also learn about Calumet’s generous community and its rich history of copper mining, stretching back centuries though early European settlers to the earlier Native people. Ed Gray (Jikiwe), Ojibwe elder and life-long artist, and Deirdre Keenan, professor of Literature and American Indian Studies at Carroll University, co-teach the class, Footprints of the Ancestors.
At the end of each class, students record their impressions of their experience. The first year, one student wrote this:
“Although our immersion into the Anishinaabe culture lasted only five days, I feel that I have truly learned lessons that I will carry with me forever. Jikiwe and Professor Keenan have passed on to each of us at least a part of their lifetime’s worth of wisdom and knowledge, teaching us to listen to nature and ourselves, to always be open to new experiences, and to trust in our own hands and our hearts.”
Last year, a student commented:
“There is so much that can be learned from an experience like this. Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives that we miss all the things that are truly important. After spending the week in Calumet I don’t think I will be making that mistake ever again. Out of the many lessons I learned, the one that truly stands out above the rest is that life is a gift. We are each on our own journey and use our pasts to help guide us along the way.”
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Old Mission twiner Teri Gray-Keenan
enjoys twining a rug while streaming movies.
Teri is the daughter of Ed Gray.
“The Bridge” Pit Firing
Our latest pit firing bridged The End of 2014 with The Beginning of 2015. We started December 31 and continued on till January 1. in spite of the weather (or because of). A group of smiling faces project satisfaction of working with and keeping the heritage of the old ways alive. So, when the visibility outside returns, hop on the bus and head on over to see them in the gallery!
“Art of the Outdoors”
Snow Bank Smoke Firing November 2014
Our Art Library
Looking for information on a “new to you” art form?
Then come on in and try out our Art Library!
There are volumes of books on the arts to inform and guide you on your way.
We also feature an eclectic mix of books donated by T. Kilgore Splake,
our resident poet, in the Splake Writing Room and Library
just upstairs in the Performance Hall.
These beautiful 100% recycled wool rugs are made by the many hands of the Calumet Art Center.
The price of each of these beauties is $100.
If you are in the area stop by to see these gorgeous rugs in person!
Here are the members of the newly formed Calumet Arts District
located on Fifth Street of Beautiful Downtown Calumet:
Heading north on US41, turn right at the corner of US41 and M-203. Go 1 block then left around the corner on Rockland Street. Blown glass, old bottle museum and wood carvings of birds.
Omphale Gallery & Cafe
Located at 431 Fifth St. (906) 370-8956. Open 8am – 8pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm Saturdays.
Monthly art exhibits from local and regional artists in a cozy cafe and coffee bar. Breakfast & Lunch served all day.
Artis Books & Antiques
429 Fifth St. (906) 337-1534, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vast selections of used and rare books, antiques and objects d’art.
423 Fifth St. (906) 369-4087. Open 1pm – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Exhibits exceptional works by regional artists with international acclaim.
Pocket Sculpture Park (in progress)
Mid 300 block of Fifth Street.
Relax outdoors amid sculptures.
Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery and Working Studio
205 Fifth St. (906) 337-1252. Summer hours Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 4pm.
A co-op gallery where you can meet the artists and watch them work. Sponsors of the Eagle Harbor Art Fair August 10 & 11, 2013.
Cross Country Sports
507 Oak St. (906) 337-4520. Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm.
The ultimate bike and ski shop with a local artist featured occasionally as well.
Hahn Hammered Copper
Pete and Shelley Hahn. 203 Fifth St. (906) 337-0636. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 11am – 5pm; Thursday 11 am – 3pm.
Art copper made in Calumet, local artwork and salvaged items.
104 Fifth St. (906) 337-5500. Open Monday – Sunday 7am – 7pm
Organic expresso, tea, and French pressed coffee. Organic bakery, soup and quiche. Local art.
Paige Wiard Gallery
109 Fifth St. (906) 337-5970. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm; Sunday noon – 4pm
Located in the heart of historic Calumet, the Gallery shows the works of over 75 artists from Upper Michigan and the Great Lakes Basin.
Calumet Art Center
57055 Fifth St. (906) 934-2228
“Where art, culture and history inspire and challenge the people of the Keweenaw.” Art class offerings include private as well as Art Immersion Youth Summer classes. There’s always something going on here!
Private Classes on the Potter’s Wheel with Ed Gray
Set up your private class with Ed Gray in a one on one session. Whether you are a beginner or advanced with the potter’s wheel, Ed offers two hour sessions to fit your time frame. Each two hour session is $35 plus the cost of clay. The cost of clay, dates and times will be determined between Ed and the student.
The Calumet Art Center is a proud member of the Buellwood Fiber & Weavers Guild and Michigan Weavers Guild!
We are pleased to announce that we are members of the Buellwood Fiber & Weavers Guild. The Guild began with Dorothea Buellwood in Chassell, MI. Dorothea had 17 looms at her home and developed a 17 member weaving guild. It has been in existence since the early 1950’s and has varied in size between 15 and 20 members. They are happy to assist with answers to all who are interested in weaving, as their objective is to continue to support this art form for the future.