The Huron Mountain Club Gallery is located on the main floor of the Peter White Public Library. This gallery is a part of the Public Gallery Program, a partnership between the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture and the Peter White Public Library to provide accessible and inclusive formal gallery spaces in public places.
It is a community art gallery that features locally curated collective displays, local and emerging artists, and educational exhibits. This gallery aims to host exhibits featuring community-oriented artwork and displays. This space provides an opportunity for local curators to display collections of artworks of any level or medium and a platform for local and emerging artists to share their work. The gallery also serves as a valuable educational resource by offering a large venue for traveling or locally curated culture and heritage exhibits.
For more information about the Public Gallery Program, visit the homepage.
Artist Daric Christian carries his phone everywhere with him and often photographs the environments he experiences. Christian’s exhibit, Cell Phone Photography, will be on display in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor) through the end of September.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, August 10th, from 6-8PM.
My goal is not to document, but to recreate the feeling I had at that moment and place. Light and scale are the most critical elements to replicate those feelings.
The cell phone photographic works presented here are informed by historical process of photography that I explored in my younger years as an artist. Coating to create chemical surfaces to record information captured through large format cameras was the process of my early work.
The photographs are a welcome respite from my other artworks, which often deal with complicated personal narratives or complex social issues, utilizing symbolic structures. These photographs allow me to strip away complexity and focus on composition and visceral feelings.
In this show, only one image has been cropped post-process, and that process of composing while photographing is, in its own way, rewarding and keeps my design skills sharp.
Upcoming HMC Exhibits:
December 2023/January 2024
Maarten Vermaat – Photography
NMU Art & Design
Lisa Colwell – Mixed media
Elijah Haswell – Digital Illustration
Chiseled and Inked
David Berg – Linocut reduction printmaking
December 2024/January 2025