Cynthia Coté is the founding director of the Community Arts Center. Though her primary duties revolve around management and community outreach, her real interest is in supporting and encouraging artists in their work. Everything she knows about running the Arts Center she learned on the job - except her humility and sense of humor which comes from being at the tail end of a long line of siblings.
She was magnetically drawn to the place of her roots in the fall of 1992 and couldn’t find any reason to leave. So she spent all the money she had on an abandoned mine house in Osceola Location which she promptly started gutting, while simultaneously gardening the yard. She manages to balance her work of demolishing and growing things with her art making and has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Her art is mostly diminutive and detailed, a curious mixture of collage and poetry in non-traditional book constructions
Bonnie Loukus, Assistant Director
Our Assistant Director Bonnie Loukus has worked at the Copper Country Community Arts Center since 2003. Bonnie plans our programs and events, maintains our social media, press releases, and website. She also curates the Youth Gallery, manages our volunteer program, is responsible for graphic design materials, and assists with all other manner of odds and ends of running an Arts Center.. As an artist, Bonnie has a background in oil painting and is currently increasing her skills in the area of book arts and letterpress printing.. She was awarded a full four year scholarship in the Arts, Culture, and Environment honors program at Finlandia University and graduated summa cum laude in 2010.
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Daniel Schneider, Letterpress Printer
Daniel Schneider is our letterpress printer in residence. He conducts demonstrations, talks, and prints fundraising items for the CCCAC. He has done a lot of heavy lifting to help set up our letterpress studio and continues working towards getting the shop prepared for future workshops and community use. Daniel earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is currently a graduate student in the Industrial Archaeology program at Michigan Technological University.