Don’t forget to enroll your kids in our Summer Youth Program that starts June 24!
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 934-2228 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!
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 934-2228 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!
Details: Learn to make beautiful Pysanka eggs using a stylus, wax and several colors of dye.
Background information on the art of “Pysanka” :
It was the tradition of Luba Petrushka’s Ukrainian ancestors to celebrate the coming of spring with a great holiday, Velykden. It was the celebration of a new year and of new life. They sang spring songs, baked special breads, feasted on wonderful things, and decorated eggs, both simple colored ones, and the more intricate ones known as pysanky.
Above is a photo of the eggs she made last spring. They are mostly traditional designs, from various regions of Ukraine. She has taken most of them from Zenon Elyjiw’s “60 Score of Ukrainian Easter Eggs,” and a good number from Vira Manko’s “Ukrainian Folk Pysanka.”
For more information call 906-934-2228, or 906-281-3494. Please call to save your spot!
Today is the first day of our course “Footprints of Our Ancestors – A Five Day Immersion into the Lifeway of the Anishinaabeg”!! We have twenty three students from Carroll University this year. All Carroll University students are required to complete a cross cultural experience either internationally or domestically as part of their general education. May the weather be with us!
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.
We are prepping for next month’s Carroll University week long immersion in the lifeways of the Anishnabe “Footprints of our Ancestors”. One of last years students, Dani Jaeger did a wonderful presentation that we would like to share with you! Click on the link, or if your phone doesn’t let you see everything you can go to our website.
Join us at the Calumet Art Center on April 5th at 7:00 p.m for Northern Standard Time an exciting jazz duo featuring Mike Christianson on trombone, tuba, and electric bass, and Mike Irish on guitars. The NST repertoire consists of jazz standards from all eras, Latin and Brazilian classics, blues, Pop, soul, and even some funk. The hallmark of the group is creative improvisation in the moment. No two performances are alike, and thus always refreshing. The groove is the focus. Mike and Mike, as NST, are available for concerts, clinics, private parties, co-op openings, grassfires, and snake-stomps!