“North of the 45th” art exhibit

MARQUETTE — When you head north there are certain things you can count on seeing, the magestic Lake Superior, the beauty of the Michigan trails and plenty of artwork inspired by said beauty.

For the eighth year in a row the Devos Art Museum is once again featuring artists who understand the beauty of the U.P., with the “North of the 45th” juried exhibition. Sixty six artists are represented with close to one hundred pieces of U.P inspired artwork. These pieces are adorning the walls and gallery for this collection of, one of a kind art that only the U.P. can showcase.

“The North of the 45th comes from the 45th parallel. Often people consider when you cross that line you are up north. This exhibition focuses on artists working north of the 45th here in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota,” said Emily Lanctot, Curator, Devos Art Museum.

The collection consists of pieces that represent bold color, patterns and materials as well as the exploration and experimentation of rural and urban life. All pieces must have a regional flair that relates back to nature.

“Oh my goodness, there are so many pieces in this exhibition that are worth seeing. It is such a breath of work that is here with everything from paintings, photography, multi–media, it speaks leaps and bounds about the artistic and creative community that we have up here,” continued Lanctot.

The gallery opens tonight with a reception that starts at 6:00 PM.  The event is free of charge as well as the museum is also free but donations are always appreciated. You can vote for your favorite piece of art with the winner being selected at the end of the showcase. North of the 45th ends July 26th.