The Garland City Consort

Andrew McInnes, concertmaster The Garland City Consort has been performing and touring together since 2016. With concertmaster Andrew McInnes, the Consort brings baroque music to venues all across the region. The ensemble is dedicated to encouraging each other as musicians, and enhancing the enjoyment that comes from performing good music well. We welcome them back … Read more

Saga Erickson

Saga learned the age-old skill of broom tying from her husband, Dan Roesinger, a fellow artist and blacksmith. Together they own Stark Raven Studios in Hurley. In addition to making brooms professionally, Saga is also a portrait artist, illustrator, fiber artist, and seamstress. Her work has been featured in area galleries and shops, and she … Read more

Michael Laughing Fox Charette

Growing up as a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa led Michael to dedicate his artistic gifts to teaching about Native history, culture, and spirituality. His work as both a visual and performance artist is woven together with the traditional wisdom of the Anishinaabe people. Michael is a frequent performer at … Read more

Lauren Duffy

Lauren is an Associate Professor of Art at Northland College in Ashland. In her own art, Lauren’s primary body of work is socially engaged and community-driven. She creates collaborative, multi-media portraits of individuals and the groups they represent, and pieces based on the physical, cultural, and emotional relationships of humans to animals and the food … Read more

Kivajat Finnish Dancers

Kay Seppala, Director The Kivajat Children’s Finnish American Folk Dance Group was formed in the fall of 2004, with support from the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University. The group has performed at numerous festivals in the US and Canada, and has traveled to Finland three times. Their director Kay Seppala, a third generation … Read more

Karen Mallum

Karen is a knitter, weaver, spinner, and felt-maker. Her favorite fiber is wool, and she harvests plenty of it from her flock of sheep on Moonstone Farm in Ironwood. Karen first became aware of Monumental Knitting Circles five years ago, and has been yearning to bring the experience to the UP ever since. She’s grateful … Read more

Fran Strong

Fran began playing hammered dulcimer in the late 1980s and has performed in churches, coffee shops, renaissance faires, art festivals, and local concerts. He also plays mandolin with the Garland City Consort.

Ar Schneller

Ar likens herself to an alchemist when she takes out her tools and enters the world of fire and metal that comprises the art of coppersmithing. Her fascination with this locally-mined mineral knows no bounds, and she is constantly experimenting with the medium of copper. Ar loves demonstrating her copper techniques, and teaching at Ironwood’s … Read more

Anthony Hanson-Lynn

Anthony studied music education at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where he also began playing guitar. He currently plays guitar for Zion Lutheran Church’s Saturday night services, and tuba in the Gogebic Range Community Band.