The Main Gallery

September Exhibit: Russell Thorbun & Sons "Burden of Place"

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s September exhibition will be Burden of Place by Russell Thorburn and Sons. Russell Thorburn, a poet-in-residence for 12 years in the Upper Peninsula public schools, and U.P. Poet Laureate, will have a collection of poetry on exhibit, accompanied by photographs taken by his sons.

His sons are Gabriel Thorburn, a Northern Michigan University Art and Design graduate who lives in Los Angeles and is employed by Warner Bros as an editor; Christopher Thorburn, a Michigan State University student studying bio chemistry; and Michael Thorburn, a Marquette Senior High school student and a published poet.

The show will be running from Sept. 1 to Sept. 28, and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

July Exhibit: Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal and Gordon Gearhart

July Exhibit Main Gallery

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its July exhibition: UNEARTHING/RECONSTRUCTING, Pieces of Landscape by artists, Leopoldo Cuspinera Madrigal and Gordon Gearhart. This exhibition reflects on the current environmental crises.

Cuspinera’s paintings are reconstructed pieces of landscape memories made from natural materials, mainly plant fibers and Gearhart’s welded steel sculptures relates to the landscape through the use of the artifacts found and collected in our immediate surroundings. Sculptures integrate iron, bone, wood and concrete.

Mexican artist, Cuspinera, has studied and worked throughout Europe including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Mexico and Switzerland. Cuspinera has a B.A. in Architecture, a Master’s Degree in History and most recently studied Industrial Heritage and Archaeology at Michigan Tech University. 

Gearhart has exhibited across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and makes both utilitarian commission work and sculptures. Gearhart attended Northern Michigan University and studied under Dale Wedig. He opened his own blacksmith shop in Marquette in 1997. Gearhart is a member of the Zero Degrees Artist Gallery. 

The show will be running from July 1-31. There will be an artist reception on Thursday, July 3 at 6-8 p.m. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org."

August Exhibit: Noelle Allen

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its August exhibition: Sender Channel Receiver Feedback by Chicago based artist, Noelle Allen. Allen’s exhibition is a collection of experimental, interdisciplinary sculptures made from resin, felt, wax and concrete. Allen received her Masters of Fine Art in 2004 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently is an Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. The shows will be running from Aug. 4 to Aug. 30, and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

About the MACC Lower Level Gallery

MACC Lower Level Gallery

In order to fulfill Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s mission of encouraging and facilitating an enriched environment of creative activity within the city, MACC has provided a visual arts gallery space within the art center in the lower level of Peter White Library.

Exhibitions are curated with consideration for quality of the exhibit, what will be of interest to the community locally, regionally or nationally and suitability of subject matter. Lake Superior Art Association sponsors six of the eleven yearly shows giving their many members an opportunity to display their artwork.

The other five shows are curated by a MACC's resident curator and are varied in media and subject matter. All shows are professionally hung. All displays that the art gallery exhibits are suitable for all ages and will not promote discrimination against any person or group.

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Marquette Arts & Culture Center
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Ph. 906.228.0472
Fax 906.228.0479
arts-culture@mqtcty.org
Art Center Hours:
Mon: 9am-5pm
Tues-Thur: 9am-9pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed