First Friday

Calumet Art Center hosts First Friday double event:

 “The Nature of the Keweenaw: A Silent Auction”

We are collaborating with Horizon’s High School to host their Silent Art Auction, bake sale, and raffle. The art was created by the graduating class of 2014. Chris Davidson, a faculty member expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity for Horizon students to have the full art experience from the creation of the art to the sale, or in this case auction of their pieces. There will be a bake sale, and a raffle that features special art pieces by local artists. Music will be provided for your enjoyment by Horizon’s students.

Proceeds will offset the expenses associated with the class of 2014 graduation ceremony. This creative, talented group of students is well worth supporting.

Baltimore Album Quilt show by artist Gina (Salmi) Heck

Baltimore Album Quilt artist Gina (Salmi) Heck grew up in the Houghton area across the street from her grandparents’ farm. She eventually attended MTU, married and then moved to another state. Years later she and her family returned to Michigan and she earned an Interior Design degree from MSU and went on to become an Interior Design Consultant and Advertising Manager for a large department store in Lansing. 

While living downstate near Lansing Gina took a few beginner lessons in quilting.  It brought back memories of her grandmother sewing on her machine in the kitchen of the farmhouse. That’s when she realized that sewing and therefore quilting were a natural part of her heritage.

She became particularly interested in the historical features of quilting with the German applique method of scherenshnitte which is the basis for Baltimore Album Quilts. Of her quilts that will be on display in the Performance Hall, two are of the Baltimore Album style.

Hours will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For more information call 934-2228.

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