Serving the Menominee and Marinette Area Arts & Culture Community



Mission Statement

The Menominee Arts Council is a non-profit umbrella organization whose mission is to promote, educate, present and encourage support of the arts in our area communities.



(Open to All)

 Business meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month - 4:00 pm
Steering Committee meetings:  4th Tuesday of each month except Dec. 4:00 pm
Spies Public Library - 940 First Street, Menominee, Michigan


MAAC Strategic Planning Calendar Achievements - 2009


Art for All - Children's Art Experience, Frame It, Refreshments
Art in the Park (artists display/sell their work; $10.00; free for members)
Annual Great Paint-In/Draw-In
"A Series of Short Films" by Michael McGuire
Beaux HeARTS Repast, VIP of the Arts Award, Silent Auction
Silent Movies at Spies Public Library
City Beautification (Aesthetics) - Menominee's Clean Sweep Day & Flower Fund
Cairns Sculpture Contest at Henes Park
Menominee City Hall Gallery Exhibit
Nativity Art Exhibit


Member of M & M Chamber of Commerce & Non Profit Network
New Member folders & MAAC-PLAN folders 
Advertisement in the Regional Guide 
UP Art Tour Map Ad [per Bonifas Art Center]
MAAC Business Cards
Affiliate Membership - Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba, MI
Gratis MAAC memberships for High School art students

"Assist, Endorse, Promote"

Volunteers at Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall
Holiday Studio Tour
Carole Whitton Exhibit of paintings
Bay Area Home School Association Art Exhibit
Myra Christophersen Exhibit of photography
Northwoods Quilters Quilt Show
Art Activity for Children at MCC School
UW-M sponsored Digital Movie Festival
"The Beauty of Menominee, Marinette, & Peshtigo" Art Exhibit
Bands at Badger (Park - Peshtigo)
Charles & Kay Eaton Exhibit of Paintings

 Financial Support

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall Sponsor 
River Cities Concert Association Grand Piano Fund 
Children's Art books to Spies and Stephenson Public Libraries 
UW-Marinette Art Students' Projects Spring & Fall Awards
Michael McGuire for AFI thesis film project, "Liberty Lane"
Sponsor - Concert in the Park (Marinette)
Theatre on the Bay - Playbill advertising
City of Menominee Beautification Project




Calendar of Area Arts & Culture Events

Beaux HeARTS Repast

Sunday, February 14, 2010

On Sunday, February 14th, at the upper level of Murray's Pub, 711 First St., Menominee, we will celebrate our 2nd annual Valentine's gathering, including the V.I.P. Award. It is our Beaux HeARTS Repast! We began this event last year as an opportunity for members to get together with one another and honor a person whose contributions on behalf of the arts has enriched our area's cultural life. (John Henes, 2009 honoree, leads the parade!) With a silent auction of works by our artists $500 was raised, shared between the RCCA grand piano project and MAAC, to support local art and culture.

This year the proceeds will be focused on the Fish Sculpture, a work of community art which will be placed on the northern lawn site of the Water Plant at the marina. Arthur Baron will auction off services donated by our members; we hope and trust that you will join in. Some ideas: babysitting, pet sitting, birthday cakes, # dozen specific occasion cookies, day trip (Door County, Bonifas Center in Escanaba, Green Bay art venues, etc.), flowers purchased & planted, yardwork, appetizers for 8, dinner for 6, gift certificates for gas, movies, florists, restaurants etc. and the list goes on.

Tickets are $25 for a prime rib buffet. The great news is that the ticket price is the same as last year but we will be making a profit of $6.00 per ticket. Cash bar begins at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 with violin music from 7:30 - 8:00. You may purchase tickets at the Menominee Angeli's County Market or at Aurora Books. Because the reservations have to be in by February 8th, tickets will not be sold at the door and there are no refunds. If you are unable to use your tickets give them to someone else or donate them back to MAAC and realize that you are supporting the arts through an energetic arts council!

Gather your special someone (or future special someone), your friends, family and anyone you know who would be interested and enjoy a festive Valentine evening! Thank you for all of your generous efforts in supporting the arts!

Germaine Vincent and Pat Johnson, co-chairmen

Pat's phone: 906-863-2943 and e-mail:


March 1


MAAC Member Artists will remove their Winter work(s) and hang the Spring pictures on Monday at 12 noon at the Menominee City Hall.  In December, 23 artists brought items for the exhibit and we hope more of our member artists will participate this time. If you have questions see the  ...Requirements notice sent in November or contact Sandy Kuber at 863-5219.


March 1 - 31


MAAC member Laurie Ceesay is having an Art Quilt Exhibit at Spies Public Library. She has won awards in national fabric art competitions.  If you have never seen Laurie's artistry you will be surprised and amazed at what she does.  Check out her website,, to whet your appetite, but nothing compares to seeing her "paintings" up close and personal 
There will be an artist's reception on Thursday, March 4th, from 4-6pm.


March 5-7 & 12-14


Theatre On The Bay presents "Lobby Hero"  Tickets are $11 for general admission, $7 for UW-Marinette students.  Purchase tickets at Angeli Foods or the UW-Marinette theatre box office (735-4313) one hour before curtain time.   




MAAC's Eat with Art Series

MARCH 10, 11:30am at Spies Public Library with CHIHULY


(V)ision by Jean, (I)nitiated by Pat, (P)articipation by all who are interested:
Bring your lunch and settle in to watch a video about glass artist, Dale Chihuly, who is considered the most inventive glass sculptor in the history of the medium. His work and installations are famous for their size, splendor and variety.  Did you know that one of our members has worked with him?  And that "a piece of Chihuly" can be found within an hour's drive . . . ?  Pat Johnson is leading this presentation and discussion.  Bring your experiences to share.
Please spread the word on this and encourage others to enhance their art education.  We hope to see you there! 
Looking ahead, the second Eat with Art (name by Glenda) will be Wednesday, April 14, same time and place.  Glenda Banta, who lived and worked in Korea for over 4 years, will present KOREAN ART.


PHOTOGEOgraphy:  Someplace Like Home

March 26 - April 22, 2010

Photographers throughout the Upper Peninsula over the age of 18 are invited to submit photos to PHOTO(GEO)graphy: Someplace Like Home, a juried show that will be featured at the Bonifas Arts Center from March 26 through April 22.

"This is our first juried photography show," said Pasqua Warstler, Gallery and Education Director for the Center.

"We're excited about showing these photos along with those of Phyllis Banis, Carole Elchert, and Andrea VanVorhis in Converging In-Sight: Photographs of pilgrimages from four continents, and we're delighted that these three photographers have agreed to be our jurors."

Applications are available at the Center and online under "Artist Opportunities". Photographers must insure that their submissions reach the Arts Center by 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. No late applications can be accepted and this is not a postmark deadline.

Prizes will be awarded, including cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and Viewers' Choice. A special award from Genesis Graphics will give the winning artist free file consultation and limited edition prints, and eight publications will feature an artist from their own area in an article.

Publications participating are the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette, Escanaba's Daily Press, the Iron Mountain Daily News, the Manistique Pioneer Tribune, the Marquette Mining Journal, the Marquette Monthly, the Munising News, and Superior Times. All prizes except Viewers' Choice will be awarded at the Gallery Reception on Friday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Entry fee is $12 for Center members and $15 for the general public. Call (906) 786-3833 or visit for more information.




April 1-30


"Nine Lives" - an exhibit at Spies Public Library of mixed media paintings by MAAC member Glenda Banta.  Glenda's work is housed in private and public collections around the world.  She is a long term supporter of the Humane Society and uses her work and profits from sales to promote animal welfare.  Artist reception TBA


April 14


MAAC Eat with Art educational series:  Between Two Giants: Art in Korea will be presented in power point format by artist Glenda Banta, who lived and worked in South Korea for more than 4 years.  Glenda will discuss traditional and contemporary art.  After the presentation, she will be open to any questions about art, culture, and life in general as an expat in South Korea.

Membership Structure

Youth Membership


Individual Membership


Affiliated-Arts Organizations


Family Membership


Friends of the Arts


Business & Corporations




As a 501c3 organization your membership dues are FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE. 


Officers For 2010


Sandra Kuber


Vice President

Patricia Johnson



Jeanne Arnold



Myra Christophersen


We invite you to contact us, and to become a part of the twin counties arts and culture community.
Contact:  Jean Arnold (Membership Committee)
906-863-3310 or any MAAC Officer.
Please leave a message.