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Bonifas Arts Center

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700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
906-786-3833 www.upartandculture.com/bonifas-arts-center/

March 2016

Congeries, Amassment & Heaps exhibit

March 31, 2016 - April 28, 2016
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Both mold-maker and storyteller, Scott Leipski’s most recent claywork provides an array of figurines, seemingly similar and others unrelated, into stacks and heaps. His exhibit — Congeries, Amassment and Heaps — presents “the enduring theme about too much stuff in our lives and the trappings that we carry with us year after year after year.” Reception: March 31 at 7 p.m. Clay Sculpture Workshop: Intermediate – Artist Level Tuesdays, April 4, 12, 19, 26 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

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September 2016

Bonifas Cabaret: ‘Muse’-ical

September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Enjoy live entertainment with some of your favorite local performers and new faces in our romantic studio atmosphere. Bring your sweetie or come solo to enjoy the entertainment and entrees! Light snacks will be provided, and guests are welcome to bring their beverage of choice. Tickets are available at the Bonifas, Leigh’s Garden Winery on Ludington Street, Pat’s Foods in Gladstone and online below. Also, Leigh’s will be remaining open an additional hour, from 6-7 p.m., to accommodate people attending…

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January 2017

Bonifas Arts Center: Friday Night Live! Made in Michigan

January 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Enjoy live entertainment (formerly cabarets) in our Bonifas studio. Offered several times a year, this themed-event makes a perfect date night for the special couple or come in solo and 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. $12 for members and $15 for non-members MORE INFO: www.bonifasarts.org

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March 2017

Bonifas – Youth In Art Talent Show

March 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This show will take place in the Bonifas Theater. Come join us for a fun evening of singing, music & dancing by our community youth. This is in conjunction with the Youth In Art Exhibit, up on March 2 - 30. Tickets are available at the Bonifas Arts Center -- $8/adults, $5/students. Children 5 and under are Free. Picture of girl on stilts is from last year, 2016.

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April 2017

Bonifas Arts Center: Friday Night Live! “Spotlight” Musical Showcase

April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Enjoy live entertainment (formerly cabarets) in our Bonifas studio. Offered several times a year, this themed-event makes a perfect date night for the special couple or come in solo and 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. $12 for members and $15 for non-members MORE INFO: www.bonifasarts.org

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‘The Inspiring U.P.: A Photography Competition’ Bonifas Exhibit Reception

April 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The reception & awards presentation for "The Inspiring U.P.: A Photography Competition" Exhibit on April 13 is free to the general public. 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. Exhibit dates are April 6 - May 4, 2017. Bonifas exhibits are free to the general public. Award Sponsors: Mackinac Arts Council & OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical…

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Bonifas – Collograph Printmaking with Laura Maze

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2017

Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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This is an intermediate level class to Artist level. Collograph printmaking is a process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate. The plate can be inked with a roller or paintbrush, or some combination thereof. Ink is applied to the resulting collage, and the board is used to print onto paper or another material using either a printing press or various hand tools. Substances such as acrylic texture mediums, sandpapers, textiles, bubble wrap, string or other fibers, cut…

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Bonifas – Photography Workshop: Inspiring Photography

April 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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INSTRUCTORS: Mike Olson and Paul Arno Rose Personal style emerges out of personal work and, in this workshop, these artists will share their favorite tips from years of shooting. The workshop begins with a walk through their gallery exhibit, “The Inspiring UP: Photography Competition” with a personal 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…

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August 2017

Bonifas — Helga Flower Workshop

August 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 10, 2017

Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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Learn how to loosen up and become fearless with watercolor and mixed media through experimenting. Students will learn to paint abstract designs from realistic photos by creating abstract backgrounds and incorporate realistic images to paint on top of them. $250 M / $300 NM; Register by July 28 About Helga Flower: A native of Munich, Germany, Helga Flower now maintains her home and studios in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Clewiston, Florida. After studying art in Germany, Canada, and all…

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January 2018

Mother-Son Superhero Date Night

January 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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There is a “Father-Daughter Dance” but what about a special time for Moms and their boys? The Bonifas invites you to bring your sons to a Super Hero themed date night where you will enjoy pizza and dessert, play fun games and create a great project together. Create special memories with your boys at the Bonifas! $20 a couple (Mother & son) $5 each additional son For Ages: K - 6th Grade Co-sponsored by: Delta County Credit Union Register »

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February 2018

Air Force Wind Quintet

February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Bonifas is proud to offer a concert featuring The Heritage Winds, the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airmen-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation. Free to Attend

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Flannel Fest

February 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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The Bonifas Arts Center would like to delight your taste buds with a variety of craft beers, yummy food and some great music at the first-ever Flannel Fest, coming to the BAC. The event will feature a best-dressed flannel contest, which can include flannel shirts, pants, or more creative flannel outfits, such as full-on flannel gowns. Prizes will be awarded for the best flannel outfit. There will also be miniature ice shanty races! A miniature ice shanty can be purchased…

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