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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 14, 6 - 8 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, 6 - 8 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 Stephenson 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 Idea 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 17 – December 29
Reception: November 17, 6 - 8 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

January 6 – February 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 – September 6

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: Kribs-Mays, A Retrospective

September 10 - October 20                                                                          Gallery Reception: October 16; 1 - 3 PM

Come experience the wonderful world of multimedia artist, Diane Kribs-Mays with a retrospective of her multi-decade journey through the arts. She recently won the Bonifas Membership Show Featured Artist Award which grants her a solo show in our Studio Gallery. Diane stated that she’s an educator, singer, artist, mom and a very happily married woman with a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to create beauty for others to enjoy. “My show will be a Retrospective of my art years and being a multi media artist the show will have a wide variety of art. I hope you will come and enjoy.” - Diane Kribs-Mays

 

New Works by John Hubbard

November 10 – December 29

John Hubbard, oil painter, has been very busy these past few years. His talent has been growing one stroke at a time with most of his works emphasizing a concern for light. This will be observed in his recent Raven series where Hubbard remarks that “Ravens are very intelligent birds and are one of only a few animals that have learned to use tools. I think they are a very underrated animal and in the past have been depicted in demeaning ways.” Hubbard continues to say, “Any subject is a potential image for a painting if it is played up in a way through the use of lighting that creates a visual excitement of brightness and shape structures.  As a result, I often paint images that may not have any obvious social intent, and are merely an exploration of pattern.”