New art exhibit in Hancock

HANCOCK – The Copper Country Community Arts Center is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by ceramic artists, Kenyon Hansen and Lindsey Heiden in the Kerredge Gallery now through July 5, 2014.

Kenyon Hansen grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He earned his BFA in 2005 from Finlandia University. He has been an artist-in-residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts, and the Archie Bray Foundation where he was awarded the Lincoln Fellowship.

Lindsey Heiden earned a B.F.A. in painting from Western Illinois University in 2007.

After graduating she was a resident artist at Center Street Clay and traveled to Taiwan to participate in building an anagama kiln. She currently lives and makes her art in Hancock.

Together the two artists’ works demonstrate the richness and variation of the medium as well as the sensitive approach each takes to their art. Kenyon creates elegant, functional pottery with softly hued glazes, fired in a soda kiln that he built. Lindsey creates whimsical animal shaped jars and masks that are hand-built, heavily decorated with incised pattern and glazed in bright colors.

Please join us for an opening reception today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Arts Center at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock.

The artists will give a brief gallery talk and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-6pm and Saturdays 1-5pm. For more information please call (906) 482-2333 or visit our website at