Feb 21 Wednesday
North of the 45th is an annual juried exhibition of artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The 2024 exhibition will be juried by Shawn Powell and Annie Wischmeyer based in Kent, Ohio. Powell is an artist, associate professor, and the graduate coordinator at Kent State University. Wischmeyer is a curator, writer, and curatorial consultant for Curated Storefront in Akron, Ohio. Together they run Gazebo Gallery bringing in artists from around the country to stage ephemeral outdoor exhibitions.
Eligibility: Open to residents of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin,18+ who are living north of the 45th parallel with up to +/- 1 degree of this area.Submissions: There is a $20 fee to submit up to five images; the juror willselect specific artworks for the exhibition based on these submissions.Cash prizes will be awarded.
Timeline (all dates are 2024):March 13, 11:59 PM EST: Deadline to submitApril 16: Artists notifiedJune 3, by 5 pm: Artwork due at the museumJune 13 - July 12: ExhibitionReception to be announced
For full call details and to apply visit:devos.slideroom.com
*Join the Escanaba Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge for Adults and Teens! Read six books between Monday, February 5 – Saturday, March 16 to be eligible for prizes.
Pick up a reading log at the circulation desk or drive-up window. Completed Reading Logs can be turned in to the circulation desk beginning February 12, with one entry per person while supplies last. The prizes are custom mugs made by Al Hansen of Escanaba.
Thanks to the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library for sponsoring this challenge. For more information visit our website at www.escanabalibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.
An exhilarating professional development conference cultivating a bcommunity of changemakers
Innovation Week is a three-day professional development conference co-hosted by SISU: The Innovation Institute at Northern Michigan University and Innovate Marquette that brings together thought leaders, innovators, and creative minds in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.
Featuring keynote speakers, carefully-curated innovation quests, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities– Innovation Week aims to inspire, enlighten, and spark curiosity.
Visit innovation-week.org to learn more and register.
A World War II pilot, fisherman, artist, printmaker, and educator, Fred B. Brian’s many rolesrelied on keen observation. While born in Normal, Illinois, in 1924, Brian found creativeinspiration in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Summers at the family’s cabin in the OttawaForest on Lake Gogebic feature prominently in his work. Brian translates childhoodobservations into narrative artwork. Stories swapped at the kitchen table and surrealmemories of his father placing a fishing boat into the living room for winter storage arethe basis of personal myths in his black and white woodcut prints.
Thursday, September 21, 5:30 pm - Please join us for a reception and an introduction to the exhibition by Holle Brian.
Celebrate Dental Health Month with silly stories, movement activities, crafts and a snack at the Great Start Family Fun Night. Geared for children ages 0-8 and their families, each child will receive a free book and a toothbrush.
This event will be held in the City Council Chambers adjoining the library. Space is limited, so registration is required by going to https://bit.ly/gssmile.
The purpose of this Planning Commission Special Meeting is to facilitate a presentation of the completed Draft Community Master Plan Update for the community. It has been approximately one year since the project to update the City of Marquette's Community Master Plan began with an online community survey that received over 4,000 submissions and an open house attended by over 500 people on Feb. 15th, 2023. The final draft Plan has been compiled by consulting firm Beckett & Raeder after many months of preparation, review by city staff and committees, and revisions. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for public comments to be submitted verbally and in writing.
Feb 22 Thursday
Do you know of an exceptional pet or compassionate person or organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community? Now is your chance to nominate them! The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is seeking help in our search for extraordinary pets and individuals deserving of the prestigious 2023 UPAWS Awards! We urge you to submit their information in one of the potential categories listed on https://upaws.org/2024-upaws-awards/ and click on one of the categories to submit your nominee. Accepting nominations until February 29th. Questions contact email@example.com