MACC shows off new art and teaches seniors tricks of the trade

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Arts and Culture Center is hard at work bringing new art opportunities to residents of the City of Marquette and beyond.

The main gallery at the center is featuring a unique collection of highly detailed art through November 20th. The exhibit of artist Jason Limberg’s ink and graphite drawings is entitled “Fleet,” and many of the pieces focus on nature.

“He’s a local draftsman,” said Tiina Harris, the City of Marquette Community Services Manager for Arts and Culture. “His drawing is very technical, very, very small strokes, and I think you’ll be amazed to see what you can do with simple pencil and pen.”

In addition to the exhibit, the center continues to provide art classes for senior citizens every first and third Tuesday and Thursday of the month. The classes are designed to help community members harness their creativity.

“It’s something that they can take home and use the same techniques and do something on their own just for the fun of it, just to get a good feeling about themselves and what they’ve created,” said Gene Bertram, who teaches painting at the center. “That’s what we do here, is we provide a lifelong learning kind of thing, and no matter what age you are, you’re going to have fun with it, and who knows, you might become the next Picasso.”

“We have a really creative community, and the idea of the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is to introduce people to the arts, bring artists in so the artists themselves are getting exposure, and getting the community to discover their creative talents, which we all have,” Harris added.

You can contact the Marquette Arts and Culture Center for more information about art classes, exhibits, and activities by calling (906) 228-0472.