By Terry Kovarik
Algoma Mop Manufacturers gave Milwaukee-area artist Melissa Dorn some material for her latest works. She was also inspired to showcase those works in Algoma. Dorn’s exhibition is called Mopping Up. It looks at the design and functionality of mops and their potential. Dorn’s idea started with a childhood memory. A visit to East Shore Industries, which makes Algoma Mops, helped bring the concept for “Mopping Up” to light.
East Shore Industries, which owns Algoma Mop Manufacturers, employs people with disabilities. Melissa Dorn used her visit to the company to hold art workshops for ESI employees. “Mopping Up” will premiere October 5th at Yardstick on Steele Street in Algoma.