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Rachel PottDecember 4, 2023

Exhibition of visual performing artists one night only at the Peter White Public Library

Ingrid Blixt

By Katie Mara

Among classmates with unspecified interests, undeclared majors, and undecided career paths, it is often difficult to get a clear picture of this undetermined future.

“Against inert uniformity, life sparks as an anomaly, as a storm, as lightning and tells us that there’s more beyond,” Ingrid Blixt said in reference to her artwork, compiled together to form the “Against Inert Uniformity” exhibit.

Carol Phillips, the exhibit’s curator, described the collection as setting a “sad tone,” similar to college students’ feelings as they depart from the life they’ve known.

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Phillips said, “It’s really good art work: very inspiring. It’s a perfect example as to what a presenting artist’s show should be,” similar to that of a student looking ahead to their very promising future.

You don’t have to be an art major to appreciate this exhibit. “All people would benefit from this viewing. It’s incredibly inspiring to see the real-life experience Ingrid Blixt brings to her pieces.” said Phillips. Whether it’s for  cultural exposure or just to get out on the town, all NMU students would improve themselves by attending this exhibit.

A public reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. to welcome Blixt and her artwork for their one-month visit to Marquette for the exhibit. The Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be hosting the exhibit in the gallery of the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, located at 217 North Front St.

While the reception of the artwork is a limited engagement, the exhibit will be housed in the gallery until Oct. 2, giving the public plenty of time to view the pieces again and again.

If not for the reasons already discussed, students in attendance will simply better familiarize themselves with the community of Marquette, re-establishing ties and forming bonds with the local area off-campus.

If interested in attending the exhibit and would like further information, visit or call the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472.

Meegan Flannery

By Delaney Lovett

NMU graduate and local artist Meegan Flannery will display her artwork in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery of the Peter White

Public Library. Her opening reception, which is free of charge, will be on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit will run

throughout the month.

Flannery is represented by the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, and Friedericke Roche is the owner and curator of the exhibit.

A native to the U.P., she uses her surroundings and imagination as ideas for her paintings, in which she takes advantage of the flexible medium by painting with thick layers. She creates works of varying sizes of the local area and portraits.

Flannery graduated from Northern with a BFA in painting and drawing, and turned her passion into a career. For more information, call (906) 323-6546.

Information courtesy of the Peter White Public Library and Marquette Monthly

The Truckey Boys Boys

By Delaney Lovett

Brothers Dan and Drew Truckey began playing music together when they were college roommates at NMU. The Truckey Boys went their separate ways after graduation, now 250 miles apart; Dan remained in Marquette, and Drew moved to Duluth, Minnesota. Although both of the artists have performed solo and as members of other duos and bands, they are reuniting this week.

They will perform at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 as part of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s First Thursday Concert Series, which occurs the first Thursday of each month.

Donations of $2 to $5 are suggested at the door for the band.

The Truckeys grew up in Michigan and graduated from Munising High School. Dan Truckey is now the director and curator of the Beaumier Heritage Center at NMU. He has produced three albums in his 17-year music career: “New World View,” “Way UP ’Dere” and “Lately.” Drew is currently a member of a Duluth band, Abner’s Kravitz.

For further information about the program and the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, call (906) 228-0472.

Information courtesy of Peter White Public Library and The Mining Journal.

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