HANCOCK - For a small city, downtown Hancock has a significant selection of places to both view and purchase art in various forms. A variety of antiques are available downtown, also.
Although many people, including local residents may not know it, Finlandia University has two locations for viewing and purchasing art.
Carry Flaspohler, director of the Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center at 601 Quincy St., said the gallery has several rotating exhibits during the year.
"Pretty much at every exhibit the art is for sale," she said.
Prices are either on the art or listed at the entrance to the gallery, Flaspohler said.
The Finlandia University Gallery has nine exhibits during the year, Flaspohler said. There are two student shows in spring, a contemporary Finnish American artists series, a bachelor of fine arts diploma exhibit, and six other shows, which feature international and American artists.
"We run the gamut," she said. "We bring in ideas from all over the world."
Media used for items on display in the gallery are varied, also, Flaspohler said. There are paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculptures, ceramics and digital art.
Flaspohler said the Finlandia University Jutila Center for Global Design and Business houses the student-run Reflection Gallery. Items on display there are also for sale.
To find out more about what is available at the two galleries, go online to finlandia.edu and click on the community link.
Another source for art in downtown Hancock is the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy St.
The CAC has many types of art for sale, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, wood carvings, sculpture, hand-made jewelry and photographs.
Month-long exhibits are shown in the CAC Kerredge Gallery, with work by local and visiting artists and themed exhibits. The Youth Gallery features art from local students.
Cynthia Cote, executive director of the CAC, said from Aug. 12 to 31, the Kerredge Gallery will feature work of Calumet artist Clyde Mikkola.
There will be a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12.
Cote said Mikkola uses a wide variety of media, including watercolors, acrylics, pencil and ink drawings and stone carvings. His show is subtitled But Is It ADD?
"We had his art work in the sales gallery before," Cote said of Mikkola. "This is his first solo art exhibit."
Also during August, Cote said Nicole Yarrouch, who is from Hancock, will be creating a mural for the outside of the CAC building.
"The Youth Gallery has been transformed into her studio for the summer," Cote said.
Part of the CAC mission is to connect people with art, and to that end, classes in various art forms are offered.
For more information about the CAC, call 482-2333 Tuesday through Saturday.
As for antiques, Deja vu & Daily Brew at 1109 West Quincy St. offers gourmet coffee as well as antiques and collectibles, including vintage dinner ware, carnival and depression glass, jewelry, tools and furniture.
For more information about what items Deja vu & Daily Brew has available, call 483-2143.
There are other businesses in downtown Hancock where art is available, including the studio of Joyce Koskinmaki and Brockit Photography.
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