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Fall Colors 9.2.22-9.23.22

The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort presents "Fall Colors" show. 

The time of year that Keats called the 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness', Autumn is a season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights.

Thinking about Autumn can bring about some pleasant thoughts. And while it is common to think about cozy scarves and delicious pies, the symbolic meanings of Autumn can be more profound. Ancient cultures, science, and astrology have associated many aspects of this beautiful season to human life. These symbolic associations are powerful reminders that Mother Nature has an incredible influence on our lives. 

This show sought works that address the artists' perspective and attempts to explore the colors and the light of Autumn. The curator will attempt to convey an alternative and exciting approach to a special time of year where shadows grow long, the air is cool and crisp, and the surrounding foliage is resplendent. 


Celebration: Creative Spirit of Area Students 10.3.22-10.31.22

The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort presents "Celebration: Creative Spirit of Area Students" show. 

Kids love to color, create, and imagine. Creativity is a child's unique response to all they see, hear, feel, and experience. A child's individual responses to materials, experiences, and ideas inspire their creativity and imagination...

Art engages children's senses in open-ended play and supports the development of cognitive, social-emotional, and multisensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self-esteem, and creativity. 

The Contemporary

Founded in 2021, The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort is a gallery specializing in modern and contemporary art located in the Dancing Eagles Hotel. It is unique as it is the first tribally owned contemporary art gallery in the nation.

The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort's vibrant contemporary program features the work of leading regional, national and international artists. Additionally, unparalleled exhibitions are prepared and presented on the work of legendary artists such as the inaugural show featuring the work of the elusive British street artist Banksy.

The gallery publishes monthly and bi-monthly online prospectuses soliciting artists to exhibit in their juried shows as well as sponsoring annual themed exhibits featuring the exclusive works of regional artists. It is truly the focal point of the arts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and it is proudly owned and operated by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.