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November 2015

Northern Exposure XXII

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Arts Center’s annual regional competition builds the arts across the Upper Peninsula. Highlighting works in any medium, traditional or experimental, Northern Exposure encourages regional artists to create new artworks and in so doing showcases a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the U.P. Juror Justin Kellner is an award-winning painter and sculptor who has shown his artwork in a variety of galleries, festivals and exhibitions nationally. A public reception will be held on Nov. 12 from…

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January 2016

Out of the Studio en Plein Air reception

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The natural light of warmer seasons will be displayed during the Out of the Studio en Plein Air exhibit at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center Jan. 7 through Feb. 18. For three years, the Plein Air Painters of the Upper Peninsula, inspired by the plein air tradition of painting outside “in the open air” to capture the effects of natural light, have traveled to sites across the U.P. and northern Wisconsin. “(We) encounter wildlife and moments of natural beauty never…

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February 2016

Brown Bag Luncheons

February 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 16, 2016

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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All Brown Bags are held at the Bonifas Arts Center Studio and begin at Noon. The public is welcomed to join us during their lunch break. We'll provide the coffee, just bring your lunch! All sessions run about 30 to 45 minutes. There is no charge for Brown Bags programs. Brown Bag Luncheons: Tuesdays from Noon – 1 p.m. January 19 - Bone, Wind, Fire A journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of artists Georgia O'Keefe, Emiy Carr and…

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Youth in Art

February 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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February 25 - March 24 Receptions       Kindergarten - 5th Grade: February 25 at 6 p.m.       6th Grade - 12th Grade: February 26 at 6 p.m. Each year the Arts Center dedicates the galleries to highlighting the good work of Delta County students grades K–12. Come in and get a blast of fresh, uninhibited artwork that will wake you up and make you smile! Student Talent Show       Auditions: Saturday, January 30 starting at 10 a.m.       Performance: Saturday, February 27 at 7…

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May 2016

Bonifas Membership Show Reception

May 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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A local favorite, the annual Members’ Show features our member artists and provides an opportunity for new and emerging artists to show alongside our more seasoned members. This all media show is a must see and offers something for everyone.

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June 2016

Artist Demonstrations

June 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 23, 2016

Upper Peninsula State Bank, 430 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Join us for Artists’ Demonstrations each Thursday at the Upper Peninsula State Bank at Noon during the run of the Bonifas Membership Show exhibit. Learn more about a wide variety of media, see and hear the artist. May 26 — Christine Groleau, Mini acrylic painting June 2 — Scott Leipski, Building an artist portfolio* June 9 — William Oman, Painting latex imprint June 16 — Linda Pearl, Painting acrylic June 23 — Diane Kribs-Mays, Alcohol dye painting *at Bonifas Arts…

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August 2016

From Clay to Bronze: Andy Sacksteder Sculptures

August 25, 2016
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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August 25 – October 6 The process of bronze casting has remained virtually the same since the Bronze Age over 3,000 years ago. Andy Sacksteder’s exhibit, From Clay to Bronze shares that process with us as we view his works from their initial sketches and armatures, to the clay modeling, and to samples of his finished bronzes. Sacksteder, a multi-time ArtPrize winner, is a self-taught artist and has recently moved to Gladstone where his statue, Captain and the Kid (inspired…

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September 2016

The U.P. Road to ArtPrize

September 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Fifty-one U.P. artists will exhibit their artwork at the prestigious ArtPrize, an international art competition in Grand Rapids. Artwork for the show will be leaving the Bonifas parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please join us for a kick-off rally to cheer them on.

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ArtPrize Reception at DeVos Place

September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Bonifas will be hosting a reception on Wednesday, September 21 at DeVoc Place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. Maps and directional signage will be in place to guide art patrons throughout and around our venue.

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October 2016

U.P. Pavilion Premiere from ArtPrize

October 15, 2016
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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October 15 – November 2 We are welcoming home our U.P. artists whose art work will just be returning from ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition. This collection was featured at the U.P. Pavilion at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI. More information about ArtPrize »

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