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Contact: Wyndeth Davis, Superintendent, 906-483-3020
Learning about local history through art is a theme that CLK High School art teacher Susan Rosemurgy often explores with her classes. Recently, her students studied Cubism by focusing on the area’s local mine shafts. Students looked at the work of Picasso and Braque, two artists known for this style of painting, which was revolutionary in its time. After learning more about Cubism, students were able to apply the concepts of analyzing a subject, breaking it apart, and reassembling it. This creative challenge seemed to work especially well with the subject of the old mine shafts in our community and the changes in the landscape that have occurred since the end of mining.
Some of the student artwork is now on display at the Calumet Visitor Center in downtown Calumet. The temporary art exhibition is a collaborative effort to highlight student talents and local historic landscape features. The students' oil pastel paintings are varied, thoughtful, interesting, and hopefully inspire viewers to learn more about our local history.
A special viewing of the student artwork will be available from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, October 6 as part of Calumet’s First Friday event. Everyone is invited to view the artwork, tour the three floors of exhibits, and spend an evening in Calumet’s historic district.