April 2004 Happenings -- June 2004
May 2004 Happenings
Turquoise Gallery exhibits Turkish Traditional Art
HANCOCK -- The
Turquoise Art Gallery welcomes Spring with its new exhibit of Turkish
Traditional Art, including new flowery marbling paintings* and reproductions of
fine hand-made Iznic ceramic dishes and bowls. Iznik pottery was produced in the
Ottoman Empire from the 15th to the 17th century. Today's Turkish traditional
artists keep alive these designs--famous for their technical quality, bright
colors and immediacy. In June, the Gallery will host an exhibition of black and
white drawings and pastel color paintings by Rebecca Koivu of Calumet. The
Turquoise Art Gallery is located in the E.L. Wright Building, just south of
Pat's IGA on U.S. 41. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
*Marbling is water surface painting. See the
Aug. 7, 2003, article on the
"Dream of Water" paintings exhibited at the Turquoise
Gallery. Above photo: Detail from 16th-century Iznik tiles. (Photo
courtesy Turquoise Gallery)
CCGAP to hold
dance, raffle May 15
HANCOCK -- The Copper Country Guatemala Accompaniment Project (CCGAP) will
hold its annual fundraising dance and raffle from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May
15, at the Motherlode Coffee House in downtown Houghton. The band Finn Street will
open the evening with a set of Spanish songs, to be followed by the local band
"Algoma." The public is invited to dance, socialize and join the festivities.
Raffle tickets will be available for a variety of handmade Guatemalan crafts including purses, hats and the grand prize, a hand-woven wool blanket. For more information contact CCGAP at 482-6827.
CCGAP recently sponsored a Hancock showing of the award-winning PBS film Discovering
Dominga, presented by Denese "Dominga" Becker, who spoke about the
1982 massacre of her family in Guatemala. more
Help Stamp out Hunger Saturday, May 8
-- Help stamp out hunger on Saturday, May 8, by placing a donation of non-perishable food items at your mailbox before your letter carrier arrives. The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, is collecting food items such as canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice to help families in need in your own community. The food will be delivered to local food banks and pantries. Please do not include any glass or perishable items.
April 2004 Happenings
-- June 2004 Happenings
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