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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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U.P. Premiere exhibit reception

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The “U.P. Premiere” will showcase the 28 artists whose work was selected to be displayed at ArtPrize Sept. 21-Oct. 9 in the first-ever all-U.P. art exhibit in the U.P. Pavilion at DeVos Place, as well as those chosen to be displayed at other ArtPrize venues. In addition, all residents are invited to a free “welcome home” reception Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bonifas.

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November 2016

Northern Exposure XXIII Reception

November 10, 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 opening of the Northern Exposure XXIII exhibit in the Powers Gallery. Join us for a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 8 p.m.   A Complete List of NEXXIII Awards »   The exhibit closes on December 21.

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January 2017

No B.S. or B.F.A. Yet! Exhibit Reception

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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No B.S. or B.F.A. Yet! showcases the best of Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design’s upper class art students. The exhibit also serves as a backdrop to the type of study and growth available at the university. The exhibit runs from January 12 — February 23. A reception and awards will be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. Award Sponsors: NMU and Bonifas Arts Center. The reception is a great opportunity to talk with the…

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March 2017

Youth in Art Reception

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until March 16, 2017

Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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March 15: Grades K-5 March 16: Grades 6-12 The Bonifas holds gallery receptions to honor student artists in the same fashion that we do all of our visiting artists. With the huge number of visitors and well-wishers, the Youth in Art receptions are held in two separate evenings, complete with refreshments and awards presentations. Awards presented include: Kiwanis Award Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Award GFWC Award The Bonifas Arts Center Award Michigan Education Association Coordinating Council #17B Award Verso Corporation…

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April 2017

‘The Inspiring U.P.: A Photography Competition’ exhibit reception

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonifas Fine Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The reception & awards presentation for "The Inspiring U.P.: A Photography Competition" Exhibit on April 13 is free to the general public. This exhibit combines the juried pieces and artwork by Michael Olson and Paul Rose. This year’s competition theme is a celebration of a cherished subject matter — the U.P. Exhibit dates are April 6 - May 4, 2017. Bonifas exhibits are free to the general public. Award Sponsors: Mackinac Arts Council & OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical…

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