Menominee Area Arts Council art exhibit features 30 pieces of work

MARINETTE, Wis. – The annual Menominee Area Arts Council’s “MAAC Attack” exhibit, as it has been dubbed, opened July 3 in the art gallery of the Fine Arts Building at University of Wisconsin-Marinette. The exhibit will be on display during the months of July and August.

A reception will be held in the gallery on opening night of Theater on the Bay’s summer musical, “Cabaret,” Thursday, July 17 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. to be followed by the play. The public is invited to meet the artists whose work is on display and for sale.

The exhibit features the art of many well-known local artists such as MAAC president Susan Perrine, watercolorist Ernie Pleger, photographer Kathleen Harpt and photographer Myra Christophersen. James LaMalfa, gallery curator and professor emeritus, is showing five sculptures including a miniature version of “Harlequin,” Theater on the Bay’s signature figure representing one of the characters from the 18th century Italian Commedia del Arte troop of actors. LaMalfa said, “I created the large outdoor sculpture, Harlequin, in 1995 as a logo for Theatre on the Bay. When Herb Williams retired in 1996, I made a smaller, three-dimensional figure to give him as a token of our esteem at UW-Marinette for his many years of service as director of Theatre on the Bay.” The miniature Harlequin is now on display in the gallery under a photo of Herb Williams taken by photographer Kathleen Harpt.

For more information, please contact James LaMalfa, professor emeritus, at james.lamalfa@uwc.edu or (715) 735-4300, ext. 4391.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on weekends except during theatrical performances.