January-April 2017 - Bonifas Arts Center

January-April 2017 - Bonifas Arts Center
Bonifas Arts Center
A publication of the
J a n u a r y –
Architectonics Hull Improv
by Brian Kakas
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Mission Statement:
A publication of the
Bonifas Arts Center
Volume 43, Issue 1: January - April 2017
Founded in 1974, the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a
comprehensive arts organization. With a commitment to
excellence in its exhibits, education, performances, facilities,
events, and other activities, the Center exists to enhance and
inspire the cultural and creative lives of the people in the
Central Upper Peninsula.
Table of Contents
2 - Bonifas Info
3 - Director Note
3 - New Faces
4 - Powers Gallery
4 - Studio Gallery
4 - Artist Opportunities
5 - Youth & Family Classes
6 - Youth & Family Classes
7 - Lifestyle Classes
8 - Lifestyle Classes
8 - Teen & Adult Classes
9 - Teen & Adult Classes
Tuesday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
10 - Artist Level Classes
10 - Gladstone Senior Art Projects
11 - Bonifas Senior Art Projects
12 - Special Events
13 - Class & Event Listing by Date
13 - Support the Bonifas
14 - Support the Bonifas
15 - Affiliates
15 - Membership/Contribution Form
Phone: (906) 786-3833
Website: Bonifasarts.org
Gallery Sponsored by the Following:
For the latest information about different
arts and culture centers around the U.P.
Sponsored by:
Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bays de Noc Convention & Visitors Bureau
St. Ignace Visitors Bureau
Travel Marquette
With special thanks for assistance from
UP Travel and Recreation
From the Director
Arts and culture have a vital
role in supporting the local
quality of life, celebration of
the natural world, and opportunities of rural tourism.”
- ArtsLab, Arts Midwest
“The Upper Peninsula benefits from the richness of its
natural environment, and
with this resource a growing
tourism economy. Along with
recreational opportunities,
the tourist of today seeks a
destination experience. Tourism taps into local arts and
culture, local history and culture, local “sense of place.”
The Bonifas Arts Center, in
cooperation with arts and
cultural leadership of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is
speaking with leaders in economic development and
business to explore strengthening economies through
The recent, successful UP
Artists @ArtPrize project
was a collaboration of this
type and encourages us to
continue the dialogue.
With that in mind, U.P. arts
and cultural organizations
will be invited to explore
their vital role of preserving
and enhancing the UP as a
distinctive cultural region,
and in turn, strengthen local
and regional economy. Facilitating this new group will be
done by professional facilitators from USDA’s rural development, regional planning
districts, and other professional facilitators.
New Faces at the Bonifas
Sue Roll
Business Director
Pasqua Warstler
Artistic Director
Carla Meyer
Laura Robinson, Board Trustee, was appointed to fulfill
a vacated seat. Laura is a band teacher at Escanaba Junior and
Senior High School. She is the principal oboist in the Marquette
Symphony Orchestra.
Events Coordinator
Corinne Haberstich
Education Coordinator
Kate Oman
Administrative Assistant
Jodi Canney
Administrative Assistant
Helen Sherman
Renee Theut, Board Trustee, is a marketing specialist for
U.P. State Credit Union. She believes in strong communities and
has supported the Bonifas Art Center’s community programs
like Music Mondays and Waterfront Arts Festival.
Christine Motto
Alicia Holmes
Copy Writer
Rick Kenyon
Bonifas Board
Cathy Sjoquist, Board Trustee, is an Instruction Aide at
the DSISD Learning Center. She is an emerging artist preferring
to work in watercolors. Cathy organizes the entries from the
Learning Center in the Bonifas Youth in Art exhibit "There are
no boundaries when students do art. It is a chance for all to
express their own interpretation of the world around them."
Marnie Anderson
Tim Wilson
Vice President
Laura Strom
Lynn Soderberg
Tom England
Carla Meyer, Events Coordinator, has recently joined the
Bonifas staff with wonderful, forward thinking ideas. She has
been involved with the Girl Scouts for nearly five years and is a
Troop leader of 38 girls. Carla is a photographer, volunteer and
an educator. Her most current creative interest is in fabric art.
Tom Knoll
Laura Robinson
Renee Theut
Cathy Sjoquist
The Powers Gallery
No BS or BFA Yet!
Auction Preview Week
January 12 - February 23
May 15 - 20
No BS showcases the best of NMU’s
School of Art and Design’s Upper
Class art students. The exhibit also
serves as a backdrop to the type of
study and growth available at the
This week is dedicated to early
viewing and bidding on our art
auction items. Come in and do
your bidding this week! Sign
up at the front desk to get your
bid number.
Reception on
Thursday, January 26; 7-9 pm
The Bonifas Membership
Award Sponsors : NMU & Bonifas Arts Center
May 25 - July 6
The Bonifas proudly carries
on the 40+ year tradition of
presenting artwork created
by its own members, in a nonjuried, annual exhibit. Come
see great examples of the artistic
ability from right here in our area.
Youth in Art
March 2 - 30
We are pleased to
support our local
education community
as we feature Delta
County students artwork.
Meet the Artist Reception on
Thursday, May 25, 7-9 pm
Public receptions will be held on
March 15 for K-5 starting at 6 pm
March 16 for 6-12 starting at 6 pm
YIA Sponsors:
Verso Corp.
Escanaba Noon Kiwanis
Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District
Michigan Education Association
-Coordinating Council 17B
GFWC– Escanaba Women’s Club
The Inspiring U.P.: A
Photography Competition
The Studio Gallery
The Studio Gallery showcases a wide variety of
media and styles of artwork from artists from
Delta County and nearby communities.
Upcoming exhibits span the ages with artwork
created by elders in our own Senior Arts Program
to the vibrant art created by students grades K –12
for our Youth In Art Exhibit.
Arts organizations or artists groups interested in
displaying in The Studio Gallery are welcome to
contact the BAC and inquire regarding scheduling.
April 6 - May 4
This exhibit combines the juried
pieces and artwork by Michael
Olson and Paul Rose. This year’s
competition theme is a celebration
of a cherished subject matter
- the U.P.
Artist Opportunities!
The Inspiring U.P.: A Photography Competition
Applications available online or at the Bonifas.
Open to both professional and non-professional
photographers 18 and older.
Entry deadline is Thursday, March 23
Reception & Awards Presentation
Thursday, April 13; 7-9 pm
See Page 10 for Artist Workshop
The Bonifas Membership Show:
Award Sponsors: Mackinac Arts Council
& OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group
Applications available online or at the Bonifas.
Memberships can be purchased online or at the
Bonifas Arts Center.
Artwork drop off is: Tues. May 2 - Sat. May 6
Youth & Family Classes
4-H SPIN Club at the Bonifas
A 4-H SPIN Club is a special interest club where
young people learn about a specific topic of interest
(project area) led by volunteers who have a passion
and want to share their knowledge and interests
with young people. Participants in 4-H SPIN Clubs
are considered 4-H members. All 4-H SPIN Club
members are encouraged to enter their final projects in the 2017 U. P. State Fair Youth Exhibits.
Parent involvement in 4-H SPIN clubs is encouraged
but not mandatory. Below are the SPIN Club classes
being held at the Bonifas.
Homemade Body Products
Thursdays & Fridays,
February 2, 3, 16, 17; 4-5:30 pm
In this club you will be making homemade body
products. Making your own homemade body
products such as body butters, lotions, soaps,
scrubs, lip balm, and bath salts has become quite
popular. They are fun to make and use, can make
great gifts, and have the potential to become a
source of income for a young entrepreneur.
Ages 9-15
$20 / Student
Toddler Art
Thursdays 10-10:45 am
Session 1: January 12 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
Session 2: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6
Session 3: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18
Join us for creative play activities and music fun!
Toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help
nurture imagination, problem solving and develop
motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands
on fun.
Ages Mobile - 3 & their caregivers.
$5 a day or $25 / Session
Hand Drumming
Thursdays, January 12, 19,
February 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-7 pm
Experience the fun and joy of drumming.
Learn basic techniques on congas, djembes and other percussion instruments
while creating multi-part ensemble music. No musical experience is needed and
all skill levels are welcome!
Teens (Ages 12 –18)
Fun with Paper Mache
Tuesdays, February 28,
March 7, 14, 21, 28; 4-5:30 pm
Looking for some messy fun?
Learn to make figures out of
newspaper, tape, cardboard,
balloons and wire. We’ll start
simple and advance to more
elaborate projects. Your
imagination is the limit.
Ages 3 -15 (9 & under must
be accompanied by an adult)
$20 / Student
Michigan State University Extension programs and materials
are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin,
gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight,
disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status,
family status or veteran status.
Six-week session for $32 M / $ $40 NM
Kids Culinary Series:
Around the World
in 8 Days
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
of the month, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
February 1, 15, March 1, 15, April 5,19, May 3,17
Note: Classes at Escanaba Upper Elementary (EUE)
With so many countries around the globe, our Junior
Chefs will be going on many cooking adventures. Our
students will be dabbling in everything, from bento
boxes from Japan to Solyanka soup from Russia.
There’s something in here for everyone!
Register at the EUE office or at the Bonifas
Grades 4th, 5th, & 6th
$5 per Class or $25 for all 8
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Youth & Family Classes
Kids Culinary: St. Patrick’s
Day Cupcakes
Friday, March 17; 6-8 pm
We will explore “a wee bit o’Ireland”
with cupcakes! Youth and their
parents will be making and
decorating their special treats
while learning fun facts about
Ages 3 - 16 (7 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
Earth Day’s Upcycle Art class
Saturday, April 22; 1-3 pm
Earth Day will be celebrated
by doing what many artists do
…recycle! Explore the process
behind Upcycling. Take what
might be thrown away and
turning it into beautiful art.
Ages 7 & Up
$8 M / $10 NM
$8 M / $10 NM
This class is sponsored in part by Pat’s Foods in Gladstone
Mother’s Day Pottery Glazing
Saturday May 6; 10-11:30 am
Magic Marble Kaleidoscope
Saturday, April 8; 12-2 pm
Make your very own Magic
Marble Kaleidoscope. With
the marble lens, catching a
wider view and bending the
light, everything you look
at turns into abstract art.
Moms love gifts from the heart.
Why not make her something
special with hand glazed pottery!
Students will be able to choose
one piece of pottery to glaze and
have the option to purchase an
additional piece to finish.
Ages 10 & Up
3rd - 7th Graders
$20 M / $25 NM
(Must be accompanied by an adult)
$14 M / $18 NM
Snap To It 2
Snap To It
Saturdays, May 13 & 27; 2-4 pm
Find your own photographic voice. With outdoor
adventures, we will take photos of what ever moves
you and then enter into the digital darkroom and
learn the basics of editing photos. You will need a
digital camera or cellphone camera with removable
SD Card.
This class will continue to build on the basics
learned in “Snap To It” and will focus more on the
digital dark room. Students will have hands on learning with editing photos. We will crop, add photo filters, change brightness, color, and contrast. A digital
camera or cellphone camera with removable SD Card
are required. The Snap to It class is recommended
but not a requirement to take this class.
7th & 8th Graders
7th & 8th Graders
$14 M / $18 NM
$14 M / $18 NM
Saturdays, April 8 & 15; 2-4 pm
M = Members
NM = Non Members
Lifestyle Classes
Ashtanga Yoga
with Heather Budkis
Mondays 6-7 pm
Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone
muscles along with increasing flexibility. Learn
how to synchronize breath with standing postures
to increase the benefits of your workout. Students
should bring own mat and block.
$15 /Session Walk-In fee or Register by Month
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Belly Dancing – Beginner level
with Jeana Harmon
Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Session 1: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Hand Drumming
with Lorne Watson
Thursdays, January 12 , 19,
February 2, 9, 16 , 23; 7-8 pm
Experience the fun and joy of drumming! Learn basic
techniques on congas, djembes and other percussion
instruments while creating multi-part ensemble
music. No musical experience is needed. All skill
levels welcome!
Adults (Ages 18 & Up)
Six-Week Session $32 M / $40 NM
Genealogy Workshop
with Lori Taylor Blitz
Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31,
February 7; 6-8 pm
Ages 9 & Up
Create, or continue to work on, your own family
tree. Students will learn the various genealogy
websites and research techniques used in finding
out family history. Suggested materials to bring:
a laptop, flash drive, any started family tree or
family information and snacks are encouraged!
Some additional costs may apply depending on
websites used. Templates will be provided to help
in collecting your history.
Six-week Session $30 M / $38 NM
$26 M / $32 NM
Session 2: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10
Come have fun, and experience the benefits of learning
basic belly dance moves. Jeana Harmon will have you in
fluid motion and putting together a routine by the end
of six weeks.
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Lifestyle Classes
Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’?
Classes start at 7pm
Let Your Yoga Dance
A series of cooking demonstrations designed to
bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Sessions
include step-by-step demonstrations, Q&A period,
tips and recipes, and delectable samples. These
sessions fill up fast so sign up now to ensure
your spot!
January 17 – Laurie McIntosh from Nahma Inn:
Gluten Free Chicken Soup, Pasta Faggioli,
and rustic bread selection with herb butter.
February 21 – Cathi Knauf & Lori Geiger:
Kombucha Tea and Sour dough bread
March 21 – Darolyn Spannuth:
Incorporating Vegetables
4th Saturday of the Month,
January 28, February 25,
March 25, & April 22;
10:30-11:45 am
Let Your Yoga Dance is a combination of
Yoga, dance, and the chakras (the body's
energy centers) with wonderful music from
around the world.
The mission of Let Your Yoga Dance is to
spread joy and consciousness throughout
the world by transmitting body, brain,
heart, and soul health to all populations.
$6 M / $8 NM per Day
April 11 – Carla Meyer: Cupcakes
$12 M / $15 NM per Class
This Culinary Series is sponsored by: Pat’s Foods in Gladstone and Delta & Menominee Health Department
Teen & Adult Classes
Cozy Cowl: Crochet
with Brianna Ecklid
Monday, January 30; 6-9 pm
Presenting crochet in a comfortable, fun way, students will learn
two different crochet stitches,
how to read a pattern, and will
have made a cozy ear warmer/
cowl combination.
$18 M / $22 NM
Alcohol Ink Coasters
with Kate Oman
Wednesday, February 8; 7-9 pm
We will have fun playing
with alcohol inks; an acidfree, highly-pigmented, and
fast drying medium used on
non-porous surfaces; learning
how they move on tile while
creating a set of 4 coasters.
$16 M / $20 NM
See & Draw Like an Artist: Beginner to
Intermediate with Brady Nelson
Mondays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27; 6-8:30 pm
Students will develop important
skills while exploring pencils,
charcoal, and graphite. Learn the
how-to’s of using light, shadow
and value while drawing from still
lifes and models. Individual care
will be given so that students can
advance at their own rate.
$30 M / $38 NM
M = Members
NM = Non Members
Introduction to the art of Scratchboard
with Tracy Anderson
Wednesday, February 22; 6-8 pm
Introduce yourself to the medium of
Scratchboard, a white clay board that
black ink has been applied to, and learn
the techniques used to scratch away the
black to reveal the white underneath.
$14 M / $18 NM
Teen & Adult Classes
Essential Oils Aromatherapy Pendants
with Teresa Ross
Wednesday, March 8; 6-8 pm
We will make 3 clay pendants and
once dried, essential oils will be
added which will allow you to smell
and experience the power of aromatherapy throughout your day- it's like
a personal diffuser!
$16 M / $20 NM
Wire Wrapping: Belt Buckle
Bird Cage Pendant
With Corinne Haberstich
With Linda Berry
Saturday, March 25; 1-3 pm
Zentangle is creating
beautiful images “one
stroke at a time!” This
class invites all levels
and requires no artistic
experience. You will
learn the Zentangle
history, applications,
and basic steps and use
this knowledge to create
an original Zentangle tile.
$16 M / $20 NM
Saturday, March 11; 1-3 pm
Create a unique and stylish piece
of jewelry all your own. Using shell
bird beads, silver wire and a belt
buckle, learn the basics of wire
wrapping to create your own look.
$18 M / $22 NM
Pen & Ink
with Eddie Moritz
Mondays, April 10 & 17; 7-9 pm
Draw your favorite subjects in
pen and ink. Several techniques
will be demonstrated, including
cross hatching, cross contour,
stippling and more that can add
a new look to your drawing repertoire! Bring your own landscape photo or one will be provided for you.
Acrylic painting: Monet Study
with Eddie Moritz
Mondays, March 13 & 20; 7-9 pm
Create your own personal masterpiece. Working from the inspiration of the great master, Claude
Monet, Moritz will guide you
through the step-by-step process
of acrylic painting.
$18 M / $22 NM
$20 M / $26 NM
Raku Pottery
with Al Hansen
Tuesdays, March 14 & 28; 6-9 pm
Collograph Printmaking
with Laura Maze
Join local potter Al Hansen in the
pottery studio for hand building,
glazing, and firing of raku pottery.
The first class will be building the
pottery and the second will be the
firing process that results in flashes
of beautiful metallic glazeware. The
28th will also include a pot luck, so
bring a dish to pass.
Make collograph prints by
creating a printing plate,
covering it with your favorite
ink or pigment colors, then
transfer those colors onto
paper or another material.
The resulting print is termed
a collograph.
$48 M / $60 NM
$52 M / $64 NM
Thursdays, April 20 & 27; 6-8 pm
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Artist Level Classes
Class Registration Info:
Photography Workshop: Inspiring
Photography with Mike Olson
& Paul Arno Rose
Saturday, April 29; 12-3 pm
Personal style emerges out of personal work and in
this workshop Photographers Mike Olson and Paul
Arno Rose will share their favorite tips from years
of shooting.
The workshop begins with a walk through their gallery exhibit, “The Inspiring UP: A Photography Competition” with conversation on how to develop your
own personal style.
Surrounded by examples of their own work, Olson
and Rose will share their decision process of what
to shoot, when to shoot and what technical skills
can enhance expressive qualities.
The workshop continues on to Genesis Graphics
where the artists will discuss the equipment, software, materials and technical issues that are involved in the printing process; what you need to
know about getting your images to the printer, and
tips on various ways to sell your photography — so
bring your suggestions and questions!
Work shop Sites include the Bonifas Arts Center &
Genesis Graphics.
$30 M / $38 NM
To register for a class visit our website
at www.bonifasarts.org, or stop in to
see us!
Register early to ensure your space in
the class - and bring a friend.
Classes have to meet a minimum number
of students in order for the class to be
The class minimum must be met 1 week
prior to scheduled start date of class.
If you cannot make a class, please call
us to cancel. In order to receive a refund,
you MUST cancel no later than 1 week
before the class is held.
Classes may be rescheduled due to
weather. Paid students will be notified.
The Bonifas offers a 50% scholarship for
qualifying participants. Inquire at front
desk for details.
All supplies are included unless noted
on the registration form.
M = Members NM = Non Members
Creative Corner
For all ages! The Creative Corner is
a self-guided exploration of mixed
media using all different kinds
of supplies and materials. New
items added weekly! Samples
will be available but visitors
are encouraged to use their
imagination. We can’t wait to
see what you create!
Creative Corner is Free to the
public and available during
business hours. Kids 12 and
under should be accompanied
by an adult.
Gladstone Senior Art Projects
Gladstone Senior Art
with Diane Kribs-Mays
2nd Friday of the Month; 1-3 pm
at Gladstone Senior Center
M = Members
NM = Non Members
Thanks to Thrivent Financial, the
Senior Art Program is able to branch
out to Gladstone Senior Center on
the 2nd Friday of each month so you
can catch some creative fun at two
sites this winter!
Jan 13:
Feb 10:
Mar 10:
Apr 14:
May 12:
June 9:
Beginning Crochet
Alcohol Ink Placemat
Wearable Art!
Abstract Painting
Jewelry: Necklaces
& Bracelets
The program will have an open
studio setting, featuring different
work stations with a variety of
materials for paper-crafting,
watercolors and more. There will
also be a new featured project
each month.
Participants can choose to work at
any given station or to join the group
for the new project. Teaching artist,
Diane Krebs Mays will be on site
demonstrating the new project and
for individual attention.
Bonifas Senior Art Projects
Bonifas Senior Art
with Diane Kribs-Mays
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the Month
through June; 1-3 pm at the Bonifas
The Senior Art program continues this winter at
the Bonifas with an Open Studio setting , featuring
different work stations, include a wide variety of
materials for wood-burning, paper-crafting, watercolors and more, as well as a new project at each
session. Participants can choose to work at any
station or to join the group for the new project.
Teaching artist, Diane Kribs-Mays will be on site
demonstrating the new project and for individual
attention. All sessions run from 1-3, but linger
awhile and enjoy coffee and conversation after
each session!
* Beginning Crochet
* Wearable Art!
March 14
You’ll make a fashion statement
in the kitchen when you wear your
artful apron! Using carrots, potatoes and all kinds of produce, it’s
an easy hand-stamp project and
wearable art!
Produce Printing
March 28
Produce printing continues with more handstamping fun. The take-home project today is
a handy and stylish (that’s up to you!) printed
canvas catch all bag, handy for the Farmer’s
Markets or grocery shopping.
January 10
Basic techniques are reviewed
and you’ll be ready to crochet
your set of coasters.
Felted Crochet Pin Cushion
January 24
Learn the first steps in creating a felting project. Felting
is the process of shocking
and shrinking wool fibers
into a beautiful dense mass
of wool material.
Globe Lamp
February 14
Repurpose a simple round vase into a oneof-a-kind globe lamp. Choose to use paints
And other embellishments and add a string
of battery powered mini lights to provide a
soft glow to your winter evenings.
* Alcohol Ink Placemat
February 28
Here’s the latest rage in painting
mediums – alcohol ink! It’s easy!
Just let the pigment flow and do
its own thing and you will have
winning color and designs to
create a beautiful set of four
All Occasion Cards
April 11
Choose from an assortment
of handmade and decorative
papers and learn special techniques to make one-of-a-kind
note cards. Participants will
go home with at least 4 cards.
* Abstract Painting
April 25
Teaching artist Diane Kribs-Mays offers inspiration, samples and demos and then walks you
through step by step so that you can flex your
creative muscles and create an abstract painting! You pick your colors and we provide all
the materials and instruction. It’s a winning
Watch for the upcoming Senior Art Projects
in our next ArtNews:
May 9
May 23
June 6
June 20
* Sandcasting
Intro to Jewelry: Earrings
* Jewelry: Necklaces &
* Indicates projects done in Gladstone also.
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Special Events
Friday Night Live! (formally Cabaret)
Enjoy live entertainment right here in our Bonifas studio. This event makes a perfect date night for the special couple or come in solo to make some new friends. Look for downtown restaurant specials to enjoy a meal before the
performance. We’ll bring dessert and you’re welcome to bring a beverage of your choice.
Made in
Friday, January 17; 7:30-9:30 pm
$12 M / $15 NM
Youth in Art Talent Show
March 18, 2017 7-9 pm
Can you dance? Sing? Juggle? All of
these talents and many more will be
showcased in our annual Youth in
Art Talent show. Come on out and
support our youth as they entertain
us for the evening.
Tickets are $8 / Person
Children 5 & Under are Free
Friday Night Live!
Friday Night Live!
Interested in taking part in this exciting series? We’re
looking for performers, technicians, and food donations.
Contact the Events Coordinator: events@bonifasarts.org
if you would like to donate your time and/or talent!
Spot light
A Musical
Friday, April 7; 7:30-9:30 pm
$12 M / $15 NM
Hops and Chops: A night of Beer Pairing
Friday, February 24 7-9 pm
Join us at the Bonifas for a party for your taste buds!
With help from Bay de Noc Brewers and local chefs, a
variety of beers will be paired with culinary delights.
Together we'll explore how beer and food together can
be a wonderful experience!
$25 in advance * $30 at the door
This event is Sponsored in part by:
Sodas and Snacks
Friday, February 25 1-3 pm
Come on down to the Bonifas
for this family event! You’ll be
sampling several exciting soda
flavors, paired up with some
tasty snacks. See our website
for details and how to register.
$5 / Person
M = Members
NM = Non Members
Auction for the Arts 2017
May 20, 2017 at the Terrace Bay Inn
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Mark your calendars for May 20, 2017 for our annual
Auction for the Arts! The Bonifas will be moving our
auction this year to a new location, the Terrace Bay
Inn! Get ready to bid on our wonderful live and silent
auction items, take a chance at the bucket raffle and
you might even win the $50 bottle of wine hidden in
our wine pull game.
$35 in advance
$40 at the door
This event is Sponsored in part by:
Classes & Events: Listing by Start Date
Ashtanga Yoga 6-7 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Belly Dancing: Beginner 1st Session 6-7 pm
Toddler Art 1st Session 10-10:45 am
Hand Drumming Teens 6- 7 pm
Hand Drumming Adults 7- 8 pm
Gladstone Senior Art 1-3 pm
Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’? 7-8 pm
Genealogy Workshop 6 -8 pm
Friday Night Live!! 7:30-9:30 pm
Kraig Kenning Concert 7-9 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
No BS or BFA Yet! Reception 7-9 pm
Let Your Yoga Dance 10:30 – 11:45 am
Cozy Cowl: Crochet 6 to 9 pm
Kid’s Culinary Series @ EUE 2:30-4:30 pm
Homemade Body Products 4-5:30 pm
Ashtanga Yoga 6-7 pm
See & Draw Like an Artist 6-8:30 pm
Alcohol Ink Coasters 7- 9 pm
Gladstone Senior Art 1-3 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’? 7-8 pm
Intro to Scratchboard 6-8 pm
Toddler Art Session 2 10-10:45 am
Hops and Chops: Beer Pairing 7-9 pm
Let Your Yoga Dance 10:30 – 11:45 am
Sodas and Snacks 1-3 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Fun with Paper Mache 4-5:30 pm
3/6 Ashtanga Yoga 6-7 pm
3/10 Gladstone Senior Art 1-3 pm
Buckle Bird Cage Pendant 1–3 pm
Acrylic painting: Monet Study 7-9 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Raku Pottery 6-9 pm
Youth in Art Reception K-5 6-9 pm
Youth in Art Reception 6-12 6-9 pm
Kid’s Culinary: St. Patty’s Cupcakes 6-8 pm
Youth in Art Talent Show 7-9 pm
Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’? 7-8 pm
Let Your Yoga Dance 10:30 – 11:45 am
Zentangle 1-3 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Ashtanga Yoga, 6-7 pm
Belly Dancing: Beginner 2nd Session 6-7 pm
Friday Night Live! 7:30-9:30 pm
Magic Marble Kaleidoscopes 12-2 pm
Snap to it 2-4 pm
Pen & Ink 7-9 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Culinary Arts: What’s Cookin’? 7-8 pm
Toddler Art 3rd Session 10-10:45 am
The Inspiring U.P. Reception 7-9 pm
Gladstone Senior Art 1-3 pm
Collograph Printmaking 6-8 pm
Let Your Yoga Dance 10:30 – 11:45 am
Earth Day’s Upcycle Art 1-3 pm
Bonifas Senior Art 1-3 pm
Photography Workshop 12-3 pm
Ashtanga Yoga 6-7 pm
Mother’s Day Pottery Glazing 10-11:30 am
Gladstone Senior Art 1-3 pm
Snap to it 2 2-4 pm
Auction for the Arts 2017 6:30-11 pm
Bonifas Membership Show Reception 7-9 pm
Support the Bonifas
Rent the Bonifas
Need a venue for your baby or bridal shower? How
about a birthday party, or a recital? Our Studio has
wood floors and high ceilings, a small stage with a
baby grand piano, and a full kitchen for your party
needs. Host your next event in our historic building
located in downtown Escanaba. Call or send an
email to check availability - we offer great rates.
Contact: 906-786-3833 or Jodi@bonifasarts.org.
Kasota Gift Shop
For an entirely unexpected shopping experience,
explore the Kasota Gift Gallery at the Bonifas.
The gift gallery features some of the Best in
Class winners from the 2016 Waterfront Art
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Support the Bonifas
The following have supported our ongoing efforts to fulfill
our mission by becoming Day sponsors:
Larry Bell of Bell's
Brewery, Inc.
Herbert & Irene Kirstin
Charitable Trust
Addison Irrevocable Trust;
In Memory of Carl & Ruth M.
Wickman, Ruth Wickman
Addison & Robert W. Addison
Barbara Lindstrom;
InMemory of David
"Ted" Lindstrom
Bonnie A. Boatman
Nancy Beck
The Greg & Diane Besse
Family Fund
Tom, Laurie & Emily Johnson
Pat Frueh & Brian Black
Amy & Rod Deiter
Bonifas Board of Trustees
A. Leslie & Jeanne Rose;
In honor Class of 1961
-55th Reunion
McDonald's Restaurant
(Escanaba & Gladstone)
Juneann (June) Klees
Great Lakes Podiatry, Dr.
Dennis & Mary Pat Leveille
Robert & Anne M. Schmit
Endowment Fund
Jim & Lynn Soderberg;
In honor of Charlie & Pat
Gafner - their 68th Wedding
Bash Family Foundation
Upper Peninsula State Bank
Bink's Coca-Cola
10/11 Elmer's County Market
10/12 Edward J. Sackerson
Charitable Foundation
10/14 Greg & Linda Yagodzinski
10/14 Robert & Jean Sovey
10/18 Ray & Peg Hirvonen
Charitable Foundation
10/19 Jim & Gini Henderson;
In honor of Bonifas Studio
Activities for Memory Care
10/20 Herbert & Irene Kirstin
Charitable Trust
10/22 Bruce & Carol Irving
10/25 Northern Insurance
Agency, Inc.
10/27 Dale & Jo Skogman
11/1 Addison Irrevocable Trust;
In Memory of Carl & Ruth M.
Wickman, Ruth Wickman
Addison & Robert W. Addison
11/3 Don Aronson
11/5 Richard & JoAnn Clark
11/8 Chris Engdahl
11/9 Barbara Lindstrom
11/11 Carol Shiplett
11/12 Larry & JoAnn Leffel; In
honor of Guy's Birthday
11/15 The Greg & Diane Besse
Family Fund
11/16 Barb & Don Pfotenhauer
11/17 Kiwanis Club of Gladstone;
In honor of the Aktion Club
11/18 Pat Frueh & Brian Black
11/22 Bay de Noc Choral Society
We Need You!
Do you like to Organize? Decorate?
Cook or bake? Work with tools? Talk
on the phone? Sing? Put your talents
to good use! By donating your time
and talent to the Bonifas Arts Center,
you are shaping the kind of community you want to live in. Stop by the
Arts Center, or call to find out how you can put your talents
to good use at the Arts Center!
We greatly appreciate all our volunteers and all that they do
for us! We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for their hard work
and dedication!
11/23 McDonald's Restaurant
(Escanaba & Gladstone)
11/28 Barbara L. Van Ermen;
In Honor of Dale Van Ermen
11/30 Jan Watson; In Memory
of Ron & Eunice Watson,
and Gene Watson
12/1 Robert & Jean Sovey
12/2 Bash Family Foundation
12/3 Robert & Anne M. Schmit
Endowment Fund
12/6 John & Betty Toutloff
12/7 Bash Family Foundation
12/9 Len & Martha Fieber;
In Memory of Carol Stoll
12/13 Great Lakes Podiatry, Dr.
Dennis & Mary Pat Leveille
12/15 Greg & Linda Yagodzinski
12/17 Ray & Peg Hirvonen
Charitable Foundation
12/20 Paul & Claudia Bradfield
12/21 Northern Insurance
Agency, Inc.
12/22 Tom & Ann England
12/23 Michael & Tammy Pepin
12/26 Jimmy & Sally Bruce; In
honor of Robert E. "Bo" Olsen
12/27 Herbert & Irene Kirstin
Charitable Trust
12/28 Norbert C. Murphy;
In Memory of Norbert C.
12/29 John & Terry Frankenstein
12/30 Mary Fritz at Classic Auto
Collision; In honor of Classic
Auto Collision
Giving Opportunities
The Bonifas Arts Center has been the
recipient of charitable grant programs from
Thrivent Financial. We would like to remind
all of who are Thrivent members of the giving opportunities available through the
Choice Dollar and the Action Team programs. Please consult your Thrivent financial advisor or visit www.thrivent.com to
direct your monies and keep your investment local!
Bay Choral Society is seeking new singers for the winter and spring months. Our annual Spring concert will
be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba on Sunday, April 9 th. The group is directed by Ann Wood is accompanied by John Ignatowski. The Society performs sacred music, classical, familiar, and contemporary pieces. All are
invited to join and no auditions are required – just the desire to sing four-part music. Rehearsal are on Tuesdays, 7
-9 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church (202 S. 11 th St., Escanaba – use the north entrance on 1st Ave. S.) For more information, call Mike at 241-7731.
Players de Noc have two
The Remnants
Barbershop Chorus
more shows this season; “9 to 5:
The Musical” (Mar. 3-5 and 8-11)
& “Miracle on South Division
Street” (Apr. 28-30 & May 4-6).
Auditions for Miracle will be on
March 12 & 13 at 7 pm at the
theater. Tickets will be available to purchase
online at www.playersdenoc.org and at the Bonifas Front desk 3 weeks before the first show date.
Follow Players on facebook to stay informed on
when auditions are and when tickets go on sale
online and at the Bonifas Arts Center.
has BIG plans! We’re
planning a “Spring into
Harmony” show in May at
Grace Church in Gladstone! No firm date as yet, but
we’re expecting to have fun singing to our fans and
friends in the very nice venue. The Remnants meet
each Monday evening in the old City Council Chambers at the Escanaba Civic Center. Stop in and check
us out. We always welcome new voices!
Friends of the Library:
Little Bay Zen
Buddhist Sangha
would like to invite you to meditate
and join us for Dharma discussion on
readings from Thich Nhat Han, Jack
Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Shunryū
Suzuki and The Dalai Lama. We meet on Tuesday
evenings at 6:30 in the Bonifas Arts Center.
In 1988, a group of library
lovers and supporters joined
together to establish the
Friends of the Escanaba Public
Library. With a dedicated 15-member board and countless volunteers, the Friends provide support to the
Library in a number of ways. Please consider joining
Friends of the Escanaba Public Library and check out
our Facebook page, Friends of Escanaba Public Library.
YES! I want to be a Bonifas Members!
Membership Levels
$20 Student Membership
$35 Individual Membership
$50 Family Membership
$100 Day Sponsor
$300 Arts Partner
$500 Benefactor
$1,000+ Tower Society
Donation only
I am an artist
Yes No
I want to volunteer Yes No
Membership Benefits Include:
Class and event discounts, Discounts on artist
entry fees, Annual meeting voting privileges,
Free ArtNews and flyer delivery
City, St. Zip:_________________________________
Enclosed is my check for $______
Bill my charge card monthly.
Amount $________
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Card # _____/_____/_____/_____ Exp. ____/____
Signature _____________________________
All payment arrangements are private and secure
For more information visit www.bonifasarts.org - Like us on FaceBook - Call us at 906-786-3833
Bonifas Arts Center
Non Profit Org.
U.S. Postage
Permit #26
Escanaba, MI
700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829
Auditions are June 12, 2017 at 10 am
at the Bonifas Theater
Performances are June 17, 2017
at 3pm & 6pm at the Bonifas Theater
This event is Sponsored in part by Classic Auto Collision Center.
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