The Calumet Art Center would like to send out a big huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our First Friday Auction Fundraiser in any way. With your support we were able to raise over $1,000 in much needed funds.
Good news!! Silent Auction bids will run through 7:30 pm on Friday, October 4 with winning bids being announced at 8 pm
Area artists are donating some fabulous items to the Art Auction Fundraiser. Silent Auction bids begin at 10 am on Monday, September 30 and run through 4 pm Friday, October 4. Be sure to stop in!
The Calumet Art Center participates in the Econo Foods receipt program and we receive a 1% donation from Econo for every receipt we turn in. If you shop there, and would like to support the Art Center, you can drop receipts off anytime during regular business hours, or just drop them in our mailbox. Thank you for supporting the Calumet Art Center.
Last chance for all the snowbirds to take this wonderful class with Laura. Call today!
The Tree Applique in Wood-Triangles class with Wayne Walma, scheduled for Saturday, August 17, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in the fall. Stay tuned!
Laura Hamlett will be doing a $5 Make & Take at tonight’s First Friday at the Calumet Art Center from 6 – 8:30 pm for ages 10 – adult! Stop in, have a snack, a sip of wine, and make some great art – all for only $5!
A few possibilities showing what awesome things can be done with a simple piece of wood at Wayne Walma’s Tree Applique’ in Wood-Triangles class schedule here at the Calumet Art Center for Saturday, August 17.
Students had a great time yesterday at the Classes for Kids-Watercolors with Donna Lenard. Some great art was created also. Were you here? If not, you missed a great time!
We’d like your ideas for classes here at the Calumet Art Center for the upcoming fall and winter. Let us know what you would like to see and we will look for teachers. You can email us, email@example.com, or call us at 906-934-2228.
We’ve added another session to the Kids Classes on July 29.
The Watercolors with Donna Lenard class scheduled for Saturday, June 15 has been cancelled.
The class Needle Felted Birds with Sandy Lindblom scheduled for Saturday, June 8 has been cancelled.
The Copper & Bead Bracelet class with Lori Laurie scheduled for Saturday, June 1 has been cancelled.
Pamela Hecht will be teaching everyone how to create a very unique flower bouquet design using real flower petals for the background then helping you sketch in a few abstract flowers in a vase to create a one of a kind piece of art. You will create 4 or 5 designs in various sizes to use as greeting cards or wall hangings. Everyone will leave with one creation framed in an 8×10 that day. Students need to bring their own small hammer.
JOIN ME, Pamela Hecht, as I help you create & paint in acrylic paints a Birch Tree scene on canvas. I’ll have many sizes available to choose from. You’ll learn how to create & paint these trees with a few tricks & techniques. Even if you never painted or worked with acrylic paints before this class is for you…you can do this! Each painter will have the opportunity to choose your background colors.
WHO REMEMBERS….when you did string art??
Pamela Hecht will be teaching everyone how to create your own UP State outline design by hammering in copper nails to create the outline design. She’ll have many colors of string to choose from as well as colors for your background. Size is about 14 x120 give or take an inch or so! PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SMALL HAMMER.
THE BOHO SCARF OR WALLHANGING CLASS WITH SANDY LINDBLOM ON APRIL 20 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE ‘LEARN TO PAINT TREES’ CLASS WITH PAM HECHT, SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY APRIL 13 HAS BEEN CALCELLED.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT THE CALUMET ART CENTER AND CLASSES ARE BLOOMING! FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE AND GIVE US A CALL!!!
All Classes for Kids have been cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled for summer.
MANY NEW EXCITING CLASSES COMING UP IN THE NEXT MONTHS, INCLUDING CLASSES FOR KIDS. SEE THE CALENDAR! WATCH FOR FLIERS COMING SOON!
Artist Sherrie McCabe will be returning to the Calumet Art Center in May with two of her popular classes: Blown Glass Ornaments and Glass Bead Making. Register soon as her classes always fill up early.
Artwork by Susan Rosemurgy’s CLK Art Class will be on display at the Calumet Art Center for the entire month of February. “Night Time Landscapes” and some of the cutest little felted “Monsters” you will ever see. Stop by soon!
Students at the Calumet Art Center have been busy making some incredibly awesome art. Painting, glass blowing, felting, woodworking, bead making….WOW! Keep an eye on the calendar for all our class updates. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecalumetartcenter
The Introduction to Stained Glass Class with Laura Hamlett scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 26. Still some spots open, so call 906-934-2228 to pre-register.
Our Calumet Art Center elves have crafted a beautiful selection of hand-made, one-of-a-kind wreaths for the holidays. Stop in soon as they do NOT last long.
Remember to shop at The Calumet Art Center in The big Green Church for your Christmas presents. We have a beautiful selection from handmade soap, art quilts, some quaint and wonderful birds, hand painted electrical cover plates, hand painted refrigerator magnates, carved and decorated gourds, jewelry, hand painted scarves, creative wood pieces, some beautiful paintings, photographs and the list goes on and on.
Have you been to the Calumet Art Center lately? Stop in anytime Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday 10 am to 1 pm and see all the new items by so many of our local artists. You’ll be delighted!
It’s time for the annual Calumet Art Center’s Fresh Wreath Fundraiser. Cost is $25 which includes tax. Stop in to pick up you beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind wreath any time Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm or Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. We are also taking orders. Need additional information? Call us at 906-934-2228.
Our new look is complete!! The Calumet Art Center in the Big Green Church!
FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH
This beautiful barn loom is for sale on bids by the Calumet Art Center. Bids can be placed anytime during regular business hours here at the Center from now until October 13. The winning bid will be announced during the Art Supply Sale Fundraiser at the Calumet Art Center from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Calumet Art Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Congratulations to Judy Hulkkonen for having the winning bid for the barn loom.
Saturday, October 13th. 10am-2pm.
From the new Executive Director Paige Gwyn
What does it mean to be a leader within a community that values art, authentic education, and the preservation of culture and history? These were the questions I asked myself when deciding to accept the position for the Calumet Art Center’s Executive Director. I have lived in the Keweenaw as a student, and knew the values and historical richness of the community itself.
How do I introduce or reintroduce myself to people with d…eep values, various talents/skills, backgrounds, education, and diversity as a whole?
I can tell you that I am a Finlandia University graduate. I graduated as summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. In the last year, I have worked with students K-12 as an Art/Design Educator at Ewen-Trout Creek, which included graphic design, publishing, and computer media. In the last year, I completed an accelerated teaching certification program through Northern Michigan University, and I am in the process of working on an MA in Education online. I love the practice of drawing, painting, digital art/graphic design, and ceramics (pottery). I maintain a daily practice for making just out of my need for it. It is truly what I love, much as it is the love of those at the Calumet Art Center.
While the worth of education and credentials is not lost on me, it is more important for me to say that there is very little more important than community, educating people of all ages, paying it forward, and sharing visual arts through creation. Ultimately, I am devoted to working with and for people through art. I am passionate about the potential for growth and connections through youth programming and overall outreach.
Maintaining focus on goals and vision for the art center will come with its challenges, but these will all be obstacles that can be overcome together through sharing ideas and coming together. Knowing what I know about Calumet and the Keweenaw already, I have no doubt that through creation and art education, we will continue to grow.
I am thankful that where I need to be right now is the Calumet Art Center, because I can not imagine serving a more open and dedicated community that strongly celebrates their culture, history, and arts.
Ultimately, thank you to everyone reading. You’re already a part of this journey.
New and exciting classes coming to the Calumet Art Center in June. Hurry and sign up as classes fill up fast!
The bidding on the Art Auction is in full swing! If you haven’t been in yet to place your bid, you can still do so until 5 pm Friday. So many awesome items by so many talented artists. If you are out of the area and would like to participate, you can FB message or email us with your desired item. We’ll give you a bid number and record your bid. Winners will be announced at 7 pm on Friday. You need not be present.
Calumet Art Center
Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Calumet, Michigan
Job Description: The Executive Director of the Calumet Art Center, a 503(c) organization, is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The mission of the Calumet Art Center is to create a safe learning environment where art, culture, and history inspire and challenge people of the Keweenaw. The executive director has responsibilities and duties in the development and administration of programs, communication, budget and finance.
Compensation and Hours: To be determined. Ideal candidate would be an artist on site with management aspirations.
Position Available Immediately.
Minimum Education Level Required: Degree preferred, but not required.
- Provide leadership in developing program organizational and financial plans with Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
- Assure that the Calumet Art Center has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Promote active participation of volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
- Maintain official records and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Communicate effectively and fully with the Board of Directors.
- Publicize the activities, goals, and programs of the organization.
- Manage personnel-both paid staff and volunteers.
- Maintain a climate which attracts and maintains a diverse staff of quality people.
- With staff and the Board of Directors, prepare a budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
- Conduct official correspondence of the Calumet Art Center and maintain legal documents.
- Actively seek new sources of funding for the Center, including grants, donations, partnerships, etc.
How to apply: Send application and resume to Michigan Works! Attn: Dale Veran. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking for Board Members – if you are interested in art and would like to be a board member, please email Graydon at email@example.com
WE HAVE A NEW ONLINE STORE..
CLICK ON THE BEAR STUDIO AND SEE..
ART FROM THE BEAR STUDIO
Look for the tag in our gallery and more to come on our website.
This tag represents ART made by friends and volunteers
of the Calumet Art Center!
The proceeds support our
youth programs and operational expenses.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND
Each piece is One of a Kind and you may see
a slight variation in each piece.
THE CALUMET ART CENTER
RAISED & DONATED OVER $4,400
TO HELP FEED OUR LOCAL CHILDREN
Special thanks to Ed Gray, Friends & Staff of the Calumet Art Center
for many hours and dedication to this project.
THIS WAS FOR OUR CHILDREN OF THE U.P.
So much going on…
Any questions – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Keweenaw Poet
Our own Poet Loiret
Since retiring from Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Splake has published over eighty books of poetry and prose writings. In addition he has produced several DVD-films, many upper peninsula broadsides, and was editor of the literary journal “cliffs soundings” for four years.
Visit his Writing Room & Library located upstairs of the Calumet Art Center
Also check out his website at https://tksplake.wordpress.com/
NEW Calumet Art Center Press first edition. “if the walls could talk”
available at the Calumet Art Center.