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Powers Gallery

All Mixed Up

January 6 – February 17
Reception: January 6, 7 - 9 pm

All Mixed UP is a new competition show for all of our mixed media artists. What is mixed media? Artwork that was created using more than one medium. Assemblages, collages, and sculpture are three common examples of art using different media. Come see how artists use materials in unique ways to create a work of art. Awards will be given out to the top three artworks, chosen by fellow artist, Mara Manning. This is the first exhibit of its kind here at the Bonifas and we are hoping to add it to our rotation of competition shows--joining Fabrications and the Photography exhibits.

 

Youth In Art

March 3 – March 31
Open House: 4—7 pm
Grades K— 5th & Learning Center: March 16, 4-7pm
Grades 6th—12th: March 17 4-7 pm

The Bonifas Art Center sets aside its gallery spaces each year to honor the creative learning in Delta County area schools. As part of a nation-wide celebration, we remind our community of the importance of creative learning options and of our commitment to the creative spirit. Nearly 700 pieces of children’s artwork brighten up the gallery spaces and herald the coming of spring with a flourish of color. This year we will be handling the receptions differently. We will be holding open houses from 4-7pm on March 16 and March 17 to help spread the visitors out that come to view the exhibit. In addition, we will be recording the awards ceremony and posting it to our Facebook on March 15th. You are sure to leave with a smile on your face after visiting this show!

 

Perm Collection: Shape

April 7 – May 5

Learn about the element of art, Shape, while viewing our permanent collection. This show is the 3rd of our series that uses our permanent collection as a teaching tool. Shape is all around us, but what is it? Come and find out.

 

NMU Art & Design Student Biennial

May 12 – June 30
Reception: May 12, 7-9 pm

This exhibit’s intent is to showcase the best of Northern Michigan University’s upper class art students and in doing so, to present a backdrop to the type of study and growth available at Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design. This show gives real world exhibiting experience to the Junior and Senior classes of NMU School of Art and Design students and in turn gives us a glimpse into the future of art and the added bonus of knowing that is was created right here in the UP!

 

Bonifas Membership Show

July 7 – August 25
Reception: July 7, 7 - 9 pm

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!

 

Abstraction: Unveiling the Surface
Featuring Ginnie Cappaert & Dan Cross

September 1 - October 20
Reception: September 1, 7 - 9 PM

Highlighting the art world that can be found in the Door County area, we are featuring two artists from that area. We have invited a local favorite, Ginnie Cappaert, formally of Stephen-son MI, and owner of Cappaert’s Contempary Gallery, to show off her new cold wax paintings. Her color palette is sure to please the eye. Joining her will be friend, artist, and owner of Ideas Gallery, Dan Cross. He will introduce his unique painting and photography to us. “My work always searches for the unseen resonating on a subconscious level, places that may seem vaguely familiar, yet mysteriously ambiguous.” –Dan Cross

 

Northern Exposure XXIX

November 10 – December 29
Reception: November 10, 7 - 9 pm

Northern Exposure Mission Statement: The Bonifas Arts Center supports its annual regional competition, Northern Exposure, expressly to both encourage Upper Peninsula artists to create new artworks and to showcase a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the U.P.

The Studio Gallery

Alberta House Guest Artst:
Laura Maze Solo Show

Jan 6 – Feb 17

Laura Maze was chosen from the 18 artists that participated in the Alberta House Arts Center's annual juried show back in April. This Studio show is a great way to start off 2022 as Laura’s artwork has a little element of mystery in them. Be sure to come see her exhibit be-fore the mystery is gone.

 

Youth in Art

March 3 – March 31
Open House: 4— 7 pm
Grades K— 5th & Learning Center: March 16, 4-7pm
Grades 6th—12th: March 17 4-7 pm

The Bonifas Art Center sets aside its gallery spaces each year to honor the creative learning in Delta County area schools. As part of a nation-wide celebration, we remind our community of the importance of creative learning options and of our commitment to the creative spirit. Nearly 700 pieces of children’s artwork brighten up the gallery spaces and herald the coming of spring with a flourish of color. This year we will be handling the receptions differently. We will be holding open houses from 4-7pm on March 16 and March 17 to help spread the visitors out that come to view the exhibit. In addition, we will be recording the awards ceremony and posting it to our Facebook on March 15th. You are sure to leave with a smile on your face after visiting this show!

 

everyone can do art, See the able, not the label

April 7 – May 5

Disable the Label is an exhibit of artwork made by individuals with disabilities. These artists wanted to hold a show to help promote inclusion and erase the stigma that is associated with individuals with disabilities. With this show, we hope to educate the community about the power of art made by all people.

 

The Solistice Project

May 12 – June 2

This exhibit will show off the artworks made during the revised version of the 100dayproject, called The Solstice Project, which launched on the winter Solstice date, December 21, 2021 and ended on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2022. After Covid, the 100dayproject group decided to stick with a weekly creative format instead of the pressure of everyday. The art-works on display were created in weekly increments. We hope you find some inspiration to create your own artwork after visiting this show.

 

East Ludington Gallery

June 9 – Aug 4

Come see what the artists have been up to over at the East Ludington Gallery. We have invited the artists in the artist coop to expand their exhibit space to our Studio Gallery. This show usefully features all different types of media and subject matter. East Ludington Gallery is located at 1007 Ludington St. Escanaba and houses artwork made by some of the best artists in the area.

 

BAC Membership Show Winner

Sept 10 - Oct 20

This Studio Gallery exhibit will feature artwork by the winner of the Bonifas Featured Artist Award given out at the Bonifas Membership Show. This award gives the winning artist the experience of a solo show, greater visibility and potential sales opportunities. This is the ideal opportunity for the artist to reach new audiences and gain valuable exposure. To find out who will be featured this year, come out to the Bonifas Membership Show reception on July 7th.

 

John Hubbard Solo Show

Nov 10 – Dec 29

Oil painter John Hubbard will be filling our walls with his wonderful depictions of nature at its finest. John has a great sense of light and uses this knowledge in his paintings. His talent with a brush can be appreciated with his large format paintings. We are excited for this solo show and hope you will come see one of the local greats on our walls this fall.