WATERSMEET, Mich. (WLUC) – The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort Art Gallery, the new contemporary art space located in the Old Desert Lake Tribe’s Northern Waters Casino Resort, announced on Friday that its inaugural exhibition: “Banksy takes a pause ” (Because even artists take vacations) will open to the public on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time.
Designed and built by the resort’s casino team, The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort art gallery will welcome visitors from near and far with free general admission to this inaugural Banksy installation curated by private collectors of the whole world.
The famous but elusive street artist’s works include authenticated and certified Banksy prints, paintings and quirks rarely seen by the general public, as well as iconic favorites such as Balloon Girl, NOLA, GDP, a Dismaland Balloon and Flower Thrower.
“The management and I are delighted to announce the region’s new contemporary art gallery and its opening date, and we are already looking forward to welcoming the general public, art lovers, artists, Banksy fans and tribal members on the property and our beautiful new creative space, ”said Michael J. Broderick, general manager of the casino complex.
“This is an exciting time for Michigan’s complex and upper peninsula as it will be the first time that a major Banksy exhibit of this size has been shown in the Midwest and on a Native American reservation,” Broderick continued. “More importantly, unlike other ‘unauthorized’ Banksy exhibitions around the world that charge entry fees, ours will be completely free to the public. We are convinced that this fact alone would gain the approval of the artist and we are honored to show his works of art in our very first gallery exhibition!
The new contemporary art gallery in the state of Michigan will host an array of unique pieces from the mysterious political activist, satirist and artist, who has spent most of the past three decades anonymously touring and tagging the streets of the world.
The opening installation of the new gallery will be a selection of works from the time the artist traveled to different parts of the world to relax and work at the same time. This includes pieces from his travels through his native England, the Middle East, New York, Los Angeles, the Caribbean and even Chicago Illinois.
Reflecting that even such a provocative, productive and well-known artist as Banksy has to take vacations from time to time, and as the resort is an important destination for visitors to the region throughout the year, this new gallery d art is a perfect place for this special exhibition.
The show will run until November 1, 2021.
A VIP ribbon cutting will take place on September 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the entrance to the new gallery located next to the hotel. Then at 7:00 p.m., the gallery will be open to the general public.
A self-guided tour, the show will feature over 30 original and ephemeral works by the artist spanning over 23 years.
Once Banksy’s exhibition is over, the gallery will feature monthly and bimonthly themed groups and paneled exhibitions by artists from the region and country. Periodical prospectuses and calls for artists will be announced via www.CallForEntry.Org and on the resort-casino website www.lvdcasino.com.
More information about The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort art gallery, Banksy’s show, upcoming shows and the casino complex are available on the website resort-casino website.
The Northern Waters Casino Resort is located in Watersmeet, Michigan, approximately eight miles north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border on the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are a friendly community surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest and Sylvania Wilderness and are proudly owned and operated by the Old Desert Lake Band of the Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior. We offer casino style games with over 500 gaming machines that include the latest themed slots from the region. There is a new Pointsbet bookmaker coming up as well as a new art gallery which will open soon for your viewing pleasure. . The Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino offers a 132-room hotel, which includes suites with hot tub / fireplace, indoor pool, sauna and large hot tub. We offer live music, a sports bar with food, a snack bar and a stimulating eighteen hole golf course. For more information, please visit www.northernwaterscasino.com
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