Delta County Historical Society Presentation — Role of Women in Delta County History

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Delta County Historical Society Presentations at the Bonifas In conjunction with the exhibition Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, on display now at the Bonifas Arts Center, the Delta County Historical Society will host two presentations in the studio space of the Bonifas Arts Center on May 7 and May 21, both at 7 p.m. Both presenters will provide insight into varying decades of life in Delta County, thus offering parallels to the three central themes in the Visions of American Life exhibit: American History Revisited, America at Home, and America Outside. The Role of Women in Delta County History – presented by Karen Lindquist On May 21, at 7 p.m., Karen Lindquist’s program covers some of the hardships that faced Delta County women during the early years of our history. The illustrated talk will have examples of a number of exceptional women who made lasting contributions to their communities, from the first woman elected to public office in Delta County, to the role of the courageous suffragettes who helped win the vote, to three women entrepreneurs who managed one of the largest farms in the county, and at least one example of a woman who made contributions to the artistic life of the area. Karen Lindquist, a retired library director, is a board member and volunteer at the Delta County Historical Society. Her area of interest is the Archives where she volunteers as an archivist, helping to organize and manage the collection of historical material. Her special interest is historic photographs and what they can tell us about our history. These presentations are free and open to the public.

BENT II Gallery Reception

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

BENT II: New Glasswork by Alysa Marie Diebolt EXHIBIT: July 12 – August 23 Opening Reception: July 12 Inspired by colors and shapes, this expanded collection by Alysa Marie Diebolt brings to life unique hue combinations in a variety of forms. Each piece in BENT II brings together bright colors, interesting patterns, and a whimsical touch to contemporary fused glass artwork including functional clocks, slumped glass, wall pieces, as well as sculptural stand pieces. Diebolt, a native of the Upper Peninsula, began doing fused glass with her father, a stained glass artist, when she was 14 years old. She now lives in Eastpointe, outside of Detroit and her work is sold at galleries across Michigan.

Area Code 906 Studio Gallery Reception

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Dennis Dufek, Perkins, was the winner of the Membership show Award that entitles the winner to a solo show in the Studio Gallery to show case his/her talents. Come celebrate with us and check out the 2D and 3D work that Dennis has been busy with. Any Hunters or fishermen out there? Be sure to stop in to check out the exhibit! On display through Sept 7.

Golden Age of Album Covers Gallery Walk and Trivia Night

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Come enjoy the night reminiscing with live music from the era of classic rock and view the artist album covers from that era. The evening begins with live music and gallery walk to view classic album covers from the 1960’s and 70’s at the Bonifas Arts Center; then the evening continues across the street with more music and music trivia at Hereford and Hops. 6 p.m. Music 7 p.m. Gallery Walk 7:30 p.m. Music Trivia at Hereford and Hops.

Northern Exposure XXV Reception

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

The U.P.’s premier and longest-running regional arts competition, Northern Exposure supports artists throughout the region by encouraging new work and offering over $3,000 worth of prizes. This exhibit showcases a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the Upper Peninsula.

Gallery Reception: No BS or BFA Yet!

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

January 10 - February 20 Meet the Artists Reception: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m. In collaboration with Northern Michigan University’s College of Art & Design, the Bonifas Arts Center ad-dresses NMU’s senior students as early career artists and provides them valuable professional practice in this biennial, exhibit! This exciting exhibit offers a look at the out-of-the-box ideas being explored and developed by the art students at NMU.

Gallery Receptions: Youth In Art

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

February 28 - March 28 Artist Reception: Grade K-5th: Wednesday, March 13, 6-7 p.m. Artist Reception: Grade 6th-12th: Thursday, March 14, 6-7 p.m. The Bonifas Art Center gallery and studio spaces honor the creative learning happening in Delta County area schools. As part of a nation-wide celebration of youth in art, we remind our community of the importance of creative learning options and of our commitment to the creative spirit. Nearly 1,000 pieces of children’s artwork enliven the galleries and the studio and herald the coming of spring with a flourish of color and a genuine voice. Come in and feel good!

Gallery Reception: Sensoria Artists Collective

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

April 4 - April 30 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 7-9 p.m. Although artist collectives have been going strong through-out history, Sensoria, a Marquette-based collective is fairly newly-formed. Typical of the traditional collective, it is selective and its membership make-up is well-thought out with a mix of media, styles and skill sets. This careful combination strengthens the group and offers a diverse and thoughtful mixture of artwork, and that is what viewers will find in Sensoria Artists Collective: Recent Works.

Gallery Reception: Bonifas Membership Show

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

May 9 - June 6 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9, 7-9 p.m. A 40+ year tradition, the Bonifas Membership Show has encouraged members to share their creative explorations at every level of ability. It is a rich and varied exhibit where emerging artists show side-by-side with our experienced and professional artists. It is a community favorite and a walk worth taking through the galleries. Enjoy!

Powers Gallery Opening — Of Both Minds

Of Both Minds: An Exhibit of Engineering Wonders & Artistic Beauty September 4 – October 29 Start with intelligence and curiosity about how it all works. Include a unique perspective on the world and a drive to explore the fun and fascination of our universe and you will have Of Both Minds, a collection of engineering wonders and artistry by inventor and artist, Steve Bowles. This exhibit includes a selection of the drawings and prototypes that led to the realization of a variety of interactive machines that will completely engage the viewer. These kinetic sculptures are expertly crafted from wood, copper and brass.

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