‘North of the 45th’ opens

Work for the 11th “North of the 45th Parallel” juried exhibition is installed and open to the public at the DeVos Art Museum. The show represents work from artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole and the tipping point for what’s associated with being “up north.” (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

MARQUETTE–The 11th “North of the 45th Parallel” juried exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum opens today with a juror talk at 6 p.m. followed by an artist reception. Pieces made of various materials, shapes and sizes will be on display.

The show represents work from artists living in the geographical area north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This line is the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole and the tipping point for what’s associated with being “up north.” The 2018 exhibition, which features regional and local artists, is supported by Travel Marquette.

“Above that line in the United States, there are both very rural and very urban areas,” said museum curator and Director Emily Lanctot. “This show really takes a pulse of what’s going on across the region.”

Each year, a different juror is asked to select pieces for the exhibition from more than 200 entries. This year’s juror is Cortney Lederer, a Chicago-based arts advocate, curator and project manager with 15 years of experience managing an array of artistic programming for organizations and businesses. Lederer will be speaking at the museum tonight.

“This show is really hard to jury because there is such a breadth of work and such a wide range of media in this exhibition. There are really big pieces and also small intimate works,” Lanctot said.

The DeVos Art Museum on the Northern Michigan University campus. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

The show will be at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University until Nov. 4. The museum is open Monday by appointment, and 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Corey Kelly can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243. Her email address is ckelly@miningjournal.net.

The exhibit, which features regional, local and student art, will be at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University until Nov 4. The 2018 exhibit is supported by Travel Marquette and includes a wide variety of pieces, some large and some that are small. Visit the NMU website for complete information on the show and presentation. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)