Artist and Vertin Gallery Artistic Coordinator Kerri Corser with her painting, "Spinning Plates Within a Catanary Curve," oil on linen.
Artist Joyce Koskenmaki introduces Helen Klebesadel's recent watercolors at the opening of the exhibit "The Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees" on March 6, 2009.
At left, "Northbound: the End of Ice" (effects of climate change) and, right, "Finches, Sunflower and Seahorses."
Crows are Helen's favorite birds.
Encaustic art by beekeeper-artist Melissa Hronkin is part of the Vertin Gallery's general collection.
At the Vertin Gallery on Jan. 9, 2009, Melissa Hronkin. left, presents her "Wintering: Into the Hive," encaustics and beeswax collage installation. At right is Kerri Corser, artist and Gallery director.
"Honeycomb Bodice" with some of Melissa's own honey.
"Wintering Bodice" by Melissa Hronkin
It's about the hive and the sweet honey ...
Melissa Hronkin, beekeeper-artist, and Gustavo Bourdieu, beekeeper and Keweenaw Now photographer, talk about beekeeping during the opening of Melissa's January exhibit at the Vertin Gallery.