Calumet Art Center – An Introduction from Ed Gray on Vimeo.



Quilt Show

From the collection of the late Geraldine Pennington.

From the collection of the late Geraldine Pennington.









Currently on display at the Calumet Art Center in Calumet are 50 quilts from the collection of the late Geraldine Pennington. These quilts were inherited by her daughter Harriett White, and granddaughter-in-law, Kirsten White, who wished to share them with the public this summer. Some of the quilts were made by family members, and many of the quilts were purchased from auctions in the northern Indiana area from the 1970’s through the 1990’s. Many patterns and sizes are represented. These quilts will be on display throughout the month of August. Come in and learn of the history of this collection, and to appreciate all of the hard work and creativity that went in to making these beautiful quilts!





UPDATE ON: Glass Lampworking with Sherrie McCabe


Beads by Sherrie

Beads by Sherrie



Sherrie graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BS degree in Art Education. Hot glass became her passion about 25 years ago. After two trips to Venice, studying under America’s glass master Loren Stump and retiring from teaching art in the public schools of Michigan, bead making became her focus. She now works in a small home studio overlooking Lake Superior.

Besides the several juried art shows that she exhibits at each year, Sherrie has taught bead making in the public schools, through her home studio and at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School all in Ontonagon, Michigan as well as at the Clearing Folk School in Door County, Wisconsin.

Students will be provided detailed instruction about the tools and methods used to manipulate hot glass in the flame of a torch. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, each student will use age-old techniques to create wound glass beads with a variety of shapes and patterns.

This is a 12 hour class split between two days. There will be an hour for lunch, so plan on bringing a brown bag lunch as well as something to drink.


The artist with her torch.

The artist with her torch.

   Class Dates: Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26

   Class Time: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

   Class Cost: $135

   Class Fee:$35 for materials

   Student age: 16 and up.

   This class has a six student minimum and ten student maximum.

   Call us today (934-2228) to indicate your interest and to sign up for this great opportunity! Classes fill up early!

2014 New Music Concert

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2014 New Music Concert poster


Paul Seitz Guitar and Lute Recital

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Christine Seitz Voice Workshop

                      for Youth

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 Christine Seitz Adult Voice Workshop

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Voice Workshop 2014





Copper Bowl Workshop




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Copper Bowl Workshop

Native American Indians living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan discovered outcroppings of a very pure form of copper ore, the most pure in the world. They forged tools from the copper to fit their life needs. This workshop with artist Jikiwe (Ed Gray) will follow the same ancient methods. Workshop participants will form a copper bowl by using primitive tools. The copper bowl will be annealed by fire until the forming process is completed. The bowl can then be embellished with beads, and/or found objects. Class size is limited and on a “first come-first served” basis. All classes start promptly at 9 a.m. Come and learn ancient techniques of copper bowl forging using a stump for an anvil, a stone for a hammer, and an open pit fire for annealing. This class is taught using teachings from the Ancestors. RAIN OR SHINE.

Minimum class size of 6; Maximum class size of 12. As stated above, first come – first served basis.

Bring: mat or chair, rain gear, and a brown bag lunch.

When: July 26

Time: 9 a.m. until 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $155

Where: To be announced.




It’s time again to enroll your students in the Calumet Art Center’s Summer Youth Arts Immersion Program!

The Program runs Tuesdays & Thursdays from June 24 – August 14.  Classes for elementary students are 10-11am, for middle school students 11:15am-12:15pm, and for high school students 1-3pm.  During the 8 weeks, students will have the chance to study Ceramic Arts/Pottery, Sculpture/Assemblage, Drawing/Painting, Copperworks, Knitting, Book Binding, Tie Dying, and more.  All classes and material costs are covered by the one time enrollment fee of $110.  We ask that all students arrive on time so they don’t miss out on any of this wonderful curriculum.  Call us today to reserve a space for your student(s).  Thanks for your continued support, we look forward to a wonderful summer of making art together!














Proud member of the Calumet Art District

Our Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First Fridays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You can also contact Ed Gray at (906) 281-3494 to work something out with studio time.

Check us out on upartmap.com

For more information on upcoming classes and events: info@calumetartcenter.com

The Art Immersion Youth Summer classes are funded in part through a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Copper Country Community Arts Council and Shopko Foundation. A Professional and Organizational Development grant for Board Development was also received from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Copper Country Community Arts Council.  Photo: Here is a pic of our new sign. I see a silouette of a man, can he do the Fandango? This is our new signage!

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……AND our new signage in winter.




Here are some great pictures of our GE students’ projects:



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Gordon's Class pic 4








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Gordon's Class pic 3











 Twined Rugs

These beautiful 100% recycled wool rugs are made by the many hands of the Calumet Art Center. Watch for these items and more coming to our Etsy page. The price of each of these beauties is $100.  If you are in the area stop by to see these gorgeous rugs in person!

"The Keweenaw""Spring"" Keweenaw Garden" "Summer Tracks""Waning Summer"


 Saturday Open Studio at the Calumet Art Center


Bring your art projects and materials and enjoy the space and camaraderie of like minded individuals. There is plenty of space! The hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and the cost for these hours is $10. 


"Rebirth" by Emily Gray Koehler.

“Rebirth” by Emily Gray Koehler.  Emily Gray Koehler of Minnesota visited the Calumet Art Center this past week. She brought 15 beautiful woodcuts to offer for sale in our Gallery. This group includes a variety of techniques including color reduction. According to Emily: “I have sought to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world through colorful woodcuts, collagraphs and monotypes.” 




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.


Retired and Senior Volunteers Needed  The Calumet Art Center is looking for volunteers to help with our Youth Art Classes. Classes are held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Volunteers assisting at the Art Center may help welcome students, offer general support or office tasks. We are also looking for docents (tour guides) willing to attend a short workshop on the history of the Art Center’s building. All volunteers will be eligible to take classes at the Art Center on a variety of topics. Interested in helping out? Then call the RSVP office at 482-7382.

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.











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