Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University Art Museum is hosting an exhibition titled “Disparate Visuals” beginning Saturday, Feb. 14.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The exhibition features six artists and is curated by Aron Packer, owner and director of the Aron Packer Gallery in Chicago. The six artists offer a wide variety of works. The artists are: Stephen Anderson, a self-taught artist who creates idealized portraits of stars of B-grade movies; Iris Adle, who still creates surrealism in sculpture in her seventies; Brian Dettmer, an artist that uses minimalism and abstraction with larger-scale sculpture- and collage-based “paintings;” Doug Smithenry, whose style is reminiscent of paint-by-numbers; Erik Sotik, who uses detailed brushwork to create paintings similar to those of the Renaissance period; and Friese Undine, whose technique involves backwards monoprint with lettering.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Also on Feb. 14 at the NMU Art Museum is the Fourth Annual Valentine Soiree, from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $20 each to benefit the museum. Call 906-227-2194 for more information.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The NMU Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman