This month's Alberta House News is now available!

This month's Alberta House News is now available!

What’s Happening in Alberta House Arts Center

Alberta House Arts Center will host the Area School Students’ Art Exhibition March 5 through 30, with an open reception on Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will contain work from area students in grades K through 12. Always impressive, these student exhibits are also real day brighteners because kids have both an infectious sense of humor and upbeat take on things.

The folk duo “February Sky”, Phil Cooper and Susan Urban, will give a concert in Alberta House March 24, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to the artists. All are welcome to attend!

Heather Laurence will teach a watercolor class in Alberta House in April. The class will meet in two sessions, April 3 and 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Class limit is 8. Class fee of $20 includes both sessions and all supplies. Call Heather at 5035933960 to register.

The Alberta House Shop is running a month-long March special. Everything in the Alberta House Shop that has some green in it is 20% off. (If the green is minute, you’d better point it out to the volunteer!) Think early spring and St. Paddy’s Day!

Remembering Ken Hatfield

Ken Hatfield died last month in Silver City, New Mexico, where he and Kyung met and married and where they retired last year—full circle. Ken was a Michigander, a graduate of Michigan Tech, and a career geologist. Early in his career, he was based in the Southwest as a field geologist looking for uranium and recording land forms in pen and ink—easier to carry in a backpack than the cameras of the day. The result was thousands of quick sketches, perfectly drafted—Kyung said that had trunks of them, all suitable for framing. He was subsequently based in Northern Ontario, then back in the Southwest. When he retired from field work, he taught geology at Lake State....

...Drawing was for him, perfectly natural. Ask him a question and out would come the pen and pad and a perfectly sketched illustration was the result. He was a prolific and excellent writer and photographer. His commitment and interest in geology never wavered, and his mind was sharp and his recall perfect right to the time of his death at 97. He took his abilities for granted, probably never thinking about how remarkably special he really was. His work speaks for itself.

Read more and see examples of Ken's work...

New! Index to local arts websites and Facebook events pages

Sault Area Arts Council logoLike us on facebook!Welcome!

This website is your source for information on the arts and related events in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (including Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario).

We cover plays, exhibits, workshops, concerts, art fairs, and anything else we can think of.

Use the navigation frame at the left to find links to our monthly newsletters. All information on this website is collected and provided by the Sault Area Arts Council, a nonprofit organization whose function is to promote the arts in the Sault Ste. Marie area. If you're looking for events to attend, check out our Performance Schedules page. This page includes live events such as theater, concerts, and dance productions.

The Sault Area Arts Council has its headquarters at Alberta House. Alberta House contains exhibits and crafts, and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here is a map to Alberta House. SAAC publishes Alberta House News monthly as a public service.

The two Alberta House Galleries are the Olive Craig Gallery and the Mini Gallery. See the exhibit schedule for the current year. See the newsletters for a few images of items that have been exhibited at Alberta House.

For copies of old newsletters, see the Archive. We also maintain an archive of articles about local artists previously featured in the Alberta House News.

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Sault Area Arts Council
217 Ferris Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
e-mail: Phone: (906) 635-1312