Art gallery presents mill from different perspectives

Art gallery presents mill from different perspectives

The Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery has hosted shows in the past that offer several artists’ takes on nature, landscapes and seasons.

The gallery’s latest exhibit is a bit more ambitious. It features six artists and their interpretations of the Humboldt Mill.

A collage of pieces featured at the show

Gallery owner Friederike Roach spent over a year gaining permission from the Lundin Mining Corporation to allow the artists to come to the mill and sketch and photograph what they saw.

Each artist took what they’d captured and produced uniquely individual works.

“I came up with the idea to have a specific scene for the artists, and at the same time work with the mining company to have some art or modern history produced,” Roach said.

A second collage of pieces feature in the exhibit

The works range from the realistic, to impressionistic, to abstract and are epitomical of how many people can view the same thing differently.

Roach said, “We went into the mill with all of the geometric forms, and at the same time with all of the landscapes. Each artist came up with a different solution of mining and milling is done.”

Three pieces by artist Michael Friend

The show is filled out with other artists’ works that relate to mining.

A meet and greet reception will be held Sunday, November 2nd from 2 to 4 p.m. where people will be able to talk with the artists.