Artist and Michigan Tech Humanities Professor Jennifer Slack introduces Max Seel, former Dean of Michigan Tech's College of Sciences and Arts and professor of Physics, at the opening of his exhibit "Digital Realities" Nov. 6 at the Vertin Gallery. At left is Kerri Corser, Vertin Gallery artistic coordinator. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)
"I take a picture, I think it looks boring and then I do something with it," says Max Seel of his digital photography creations. Also pictured, from left, are visitors Sharon Levine and Sarah Green and Jennifer Slack (artist j.d. slack).
Max Seel explains he took all the photos used in the exhibit with the simple, inexpensive Canon 4-pixel digital camera in his hand.
Bellagio (above) and Caesar's Palace are two of Seel's prints on etching paper.
Airport Blues by Max Seel (inspired by waiting near Gate A4 in the Minneapolis Airport for the connection to Hancock).
This photo print on etching paper is titled At the Beach in Houghton, Michigan, by Max Seel.
Max Seel explained he achieves a special texture by printing his photos on canvas, like this one, Crocusses.
Moths on Screen, photo print on etching paper, by Max Seel.
...and more. "Digital Realities" continues through Dec. 2, 2009, at the Vertin Gallery in Calumet.
At Ed Gray's Miskwabik Gallery on 5th Street, several fiber artists are displaying their creations in this exhibit, "A Woven Past." Equilibrium is Elizabeth Leifer's wall hanging, woven with New Zealand wool. The scarf on the left is also by Leifer, and the other scarves, hats and mittens by Kathleen McInnes.
Scarves and hats by Kathleen McInnes and Eve Lindsay.
The Water Scarf and matching hat are originals by Deb Korppanen and the rug, shawl and scarves by Eve Lindsay.
Dave Morehouse of Baraga provides musical entertainment during the opening of the fiber art exhibit at Ed Gray's Gallery. The exhibit continues through November.
Dave also plays some tunes on his mandolin.
Heaven Hawkins and Tony Laux returned to The Tamarack Trading Company (formerly Beadazed Studio) on Nov. 6 to commemorate artist and drummer Len Novak's Esrey Park teepee location, which was dismantled this fall after seven years of drummings, guests, canoe excursions, etc.
Len Novak plays one of his handmade drums for the First Friday in Calumet event at the Tamarack Trading Company Nov. 6.
At the Calumet Art Center the Uptown Swingsters play some tunes for dancing and listening. Musicians pictured are, from left, Oren Tikkanen, guitar and vocals; Brian Parmeter, upright bass; Bob Norden, trombone and dancing; John Munson, piano and sax; and Greg Wright, drums and vocals. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)