Lake Superior Rocks, watercolor by Peg Sandin of Ironwood, Mich., is one of the paintings in her exhibit "Inspired by the Lake," the September 2010 exhibit at the Vertin Gallery in Calumet. (Photo © and courtesy Peg Sandin)
Rocks and Ripples, watercolor by Peg Sandin, who writes: "'Inspired by the Lake' took three years to complete because I wanted to paint in a large format to reflect the grandeur of Lake Superior. My paintings in this exhibit are an abstraction of my experiences with a lake I love and respect." (Photo © and courtesy Peg Sandin)
Underwater Magic, watercolor by Peg Sandin. (Photo © and courtesy Peg Sandin)
Basalt and Lichen, watercolor by Peg Sandin. "In doing this project, it is my hope to raise awareness of the lake and what it provides for us and in turn, our need to protect it now and in the future," Sandin notes. (Photo © and courtesy Peg Sandin) See more of Sandin's "Inspired by the Lake" watercolors on her Web site: pegsandin.net.
Carol Phillips of Marquette with some of the works she exhibited at the Ed Gray Gallery in September. (Photos by Keweenaw Now unless otherwise indicated)
"Which Way Home?" by Carol Phillips. Oil on wood.
"Balance" by Carol Phillips. Oil on clay.
"Rabbit Hole" by Carol Phillips. Oil on clay.
Marquette artists Carol Phillips and Russell Prather at the opening of their September 2010 exhibit in the Ed Gray Gallery. The large painting between them is one they did together.
"Grasping Man with Dots and Ducks" by Russell Prather. Acrylic on paper.
"Canadian Moose Takes Flight" by Russell Prather. Acrylic on paper.
At the Copper Country Associated Artists Studio / Gallery, artist Bob Dawson helps Carol Kurz explore textures in watercolor, the Sept. 3 First Friday activity.
Bob Dawson shows Melanie Nulf, 13, of Hancock how to put texture from Nature into a watercolor painting.
A display of Textures in Watercolor inspires budding artists at the Copper Country Associated Artists Studio /Gallery on Sept. 3, 2010, First Friday in Calumet.
Bob Dawson discusses watercolor techniques with fellow artist Miriam Pickens as young Melanie Nulf continues her watercolor painting.
Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) Dolly Luoma, left, and Nancy McCabe chat about art activities during the Sept. 3 watercolor event at the CCAA Studio / Gallery. Artist Jerry Hammes provides many of the homemade baked goods for these First Friday events. "He's an excellent baker," Luoma noted.
Cynthia Coté, Copper Country Community Arts Center executive director, displays Marquette artist Andy Gregg's Milano Lounge Chair, made of recycled
bike parts. In the background are some of Gregg's photos, also part of the September exhibit in the Kerredge Gallery. Behind Cynthia is a photo of County Road 510 in Marquette County. At left, the large photo is the Final Stage of the Tour de France in Paris, 1992. A closing reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1.
Andy Gregg's description of this photo reads as follows: "The Salmon Trout River, running clear, empties into Lake Superior 9 miles downstream from a proposed SULFIDE MINE. The river and lake are under immediate threat by the Kennecott Mineral Company's Eagle Project, proposed to be located directly beneath the river."
Detroit artist Carole Harris with one of her handmade quilts, on exhibit last summer in the Finlandia Gallery of the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock. The closing reception for the exhibit, "Improvisations," was held on Sept. 9, 2010. Harris also worked with Finlandia University Fiber Arts and Design majors during her September visit.
Dancing in the Streets, 2010, by Carole Harris.
Rhythm-a ning, 2009, by Carole Harris.
Artist and Afghanistan veteran Dominic Fredianelli chats with Denise Vandeville, dean of Finlandia University's International School of Art and Design, during the Sept. 2 unveiling of the 12 x 120-foot mural that Fredianelli painted on a south-facing exterior wall of the Finlandia University Jutila Center campus.
This detail from Hancock native Fredianelli's mural depicts scenes from his life including images of the Twin Towers, a mosque, a church and the Quincy Mine Hoist.
This detail from the mural recalls Fredianelli's 2009 deployment to Afghanistan as a member of the 1431st Engineer Company of the National Guard, Calumet, Mich. The mural also depicts a river the artist describes as one of the most beautiful places he encountered in Afghanistan.
Another detail from Fredianelli's mural. After his service in Afghanistan, Fredianelli returned to Finlandia University and is now studying Graphic Design and Illustration in the International School of Art and Design, located at Finlandia's Jutila Campus.
Finlandia University graduate and artist Pamela Kotila models one of her original designs during the Sept. 2 reception and opening of her exhibit of comic illustrations titled "Pandora! Volume 1" in Finlandia's Reflection Gallery at the Jutila Center in Hancock.
Cover image for Pamela Kotila's "Pandora! Volume One," displayed in the Reflection Gallery at the Jutila Center during September 2010.
A page from "Pandora! Volume One" by Pamela Kotila.
Pamela Kotila writes the stories and does the illustrations for her comics. Visit her Web site pandoracomic.com for more images.