LCAAC member Katie Eberts has been asked by SaveArtSpace to curate 4 billboards along US2 between St. Ignace and Manistique with artwork submitted by local and national artists. This project is in conjunction with the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI. Artwork can be submitted until May 15, see more info on their website.
About SaveArtSpace: Founded in 2015, SaveArtSpace is a non-profit organization that works to create an urban gallery experience, launching exhibitions that address intersectional themes and foster a progressive message of social change. By placing culture over commercialism, SaveArtSpace aims to empower artists from all walks of life and inspire a new generation of young creatives and activists.
Old Shell Gallery will be holding it's 3rd Annual Art Garage Sale the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10-5pm. This event is a lot of fun and has been a huge success in the past -- come check out our artist's seconds, misprints, and odd pieces, at a very discounted rate.
Randy Dunn has been awarded the Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant, organized by the Michigan Sate University Museum and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and has been training his apprentice Kyle Slater in the art of welding since January of 2018. Randy and Kyle work together 3 times a week in the studio, and have been creating various pieces together including a pine branch chandelier. Congrats Randy! We look forward to seeing all of your and Kyle's collaborations!
Photo courtesy of the St. Ignace News
The Olive Craig Board/Sault Area Arts Council in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, has kindly invited the LCAAC to exhibit in the Alberta House gallery during the month of April! Exhibiting artists include Julie Porter and Brent Heerspink, Steve Wirtz, Linda Sattler, Roxanne Eberts, Katie Eberts, Jeannette Landreville, Rick Shapero, Lisa Bohn, and Megan Kromer.
There will be a joint reception with Sault artist Judy Merrill-Smith on Friday, April 6th from 5-7PM. Hope to see you there!
Jeannette Landreville, an LCAAC fabric and quilt artist, will be selling her wares at the Home Show at the Little Bear Arena in St. Ignace, MI. The event is on April 6th and 7th. Go and say hello and check out her functional fabric art!
LCAAC member artist Reini Friebertshauser recently won first place honors in the 46th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The winning piece was a large bowl, turned on a lathe from the root ball of an old fallen walnut tree. The 20 inch diameter piece was further embellished with hand-carved patterns and pyrographic textures, and included embedded stones and roots. Of the 375 entries from 5 states, a jury of three art professionals selected 68 works by 57 artists to represent in the show.The opening was attended by more than 3000 people. Reini's work can be seen at www.rfriebo.com and at the Old Shell Gallery.
Lisa Bohn will be exhibiting 10 photographs in the Photography Show at Alberta House Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The show runs February 6-27, with a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 17, 2-4 pm. This is Lisa's first time exhibiting in a gallery show!
Below is one of her photographs in the show, titled Naxos.
Old Shell Gallery had it's final day of the year on Sunday, December 17. We thank everyone who came through our doors and supported our artist's work. See you in June 2018!
The LCAAC is excited to announce a new project, the all-ages Les Cheneaux Coloring Book. It is on schedule to be available beginning Memorial Day Weekend, and will be sold at the Old Shell Gallery and at various events throughout the summer.
The coloring book will feature a number of outline drawings by local artists, showing scenes or images which are iconic or evocative of the Les Cheneaux area. (Artists who are interested in submitting their work for the book can visit this link.) We hope that this volume may be the first of several.
Proceeds will benefit the LCAAC as well as the Les Cheneaux Arts Council. The Arts Council has gotten involved to help reach out to artists, as well as get the word about the book once it is published.
LCAAC members Elizabeth Fels and Katie Eberts have submitted pieces to the Sault Area Arts Council Emerging Artist Show at Alberta House in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The show runs from November 1 - 26, with a reception on November 18th from 6-8 p.m. The public is invited to vote for their favorite works which will determine award recipients.
Sault Area Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the arts and to make the arts readily accessible to the people of the Sault Ste. Marie area. The organization publishes the Alberta House News and owns and operates the Sault Arts Center in Alberta House. Many LCAAC members exhibit work at the Alberta House and in their shows on a regular basis. For more information, visit www.saultareaartscouncil.org.