Steeltown USA – Tom Hocker

This exhibit includes both portraits of steelworkers and landscape views that reveal the immensity and energy of the production facilities.

In the 70’s and 80’s Hocker worked on staff and on contract with the steel mills of the Calumet Region. Sparks shower and molten steel runs like water through troughs. Men and women are armored in protective gear to withstand the dangers ever present in the shaping of metal. These days the process is much more controlled remotely, but in the previous generation personnel worked up close to the heat, the smoke, and the grit. Threat of harm has always been present.

CHESS ART GALLERY is owned by Purdue Northwest. Free entry & parking.

Keweenaw Coffee Works – Artist in Residence

Super excited to be the first Artist in Residence for Keweenaw Coffee Works out of Calumet, MI.  As part of this AiR program I made an original artwork their label as well as a limited edition print to be cut and framed!  Once this coffee is gone, it’s gone!

Check out Warriors Stance – A Peruvian Coffee blend with notes of Cocoa, Fig and Caramel with a Nutty Finish.

Purchase On-Line at:

Or if you are in Michigan City, IN you can purchase at: Walnut Ink Projects

(Frame & Mug Not Included)
(Frame & Mug Not Included)
1st Open Studio – Sept. 14th

Happy to announce my first Open Studio event on Sunday, September 14th from 4-8pm.

This event is co-hosted with Ruth Crnkovich of CRN Fine Art.

RSVP isn’t necessary, so if you find yourself in the area stop by for some food, drink and art!

Open Studio Card