Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

This weekend is the Free Range Film Festival held each year at the Food Farm's Wrenshall Barn.  Films will be shown Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

As always the festival is comprised of independent shorts and some not so short films by regional and national filmmakers. This year's schedule has 25 films ranging from 2  to 95 minutes.

©Ivy Vainio

 This week, what do you do when nothing can be done?

Adam Swanson

This is an exciting week at the Wrenshall Barn with the Free Range Film Festival happening Friday and Saturday plus new shows from some Twin Ports favorites.

Painter, photographer and multi-media artist Erin Welch talks about leaps of faith, cribbage at the cabin and taking her show on the road.

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Glass artist Dan Neff talks about his new space, the live glassblowing demonstrations he'll be featuring, and why ... wait for it ... transparency is so important when it comes to glass art!

A collaborative project with author Brenda Child, artist Jonathan Thunder and language immersion teacher Gordon Jourdain produced a delightful tale (in English and Ojibwe) of dogs and dreams and dancing.

Bailey Builds: Reclaimed Wood Art

Former furniture maker Anna Bailey is just like the rest of us.

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Doug Becker loves creating things from blown glass.

And there's no ego here; he's anxious to share the experience with anyone who wants to learn.  That prompted this post to his Facebook page:

Doug has the patience of a saint! 12 women on a mystery trip stop to make roses!

Natalija Walbridge

Last year, Duluth artist Natalija Walbridge was the award winner for fiber arts at the Park Point Art Fair and this year she returns with her original textile works from her creative endeavor, Dock 5.  She has become known for her lift bridge design messenger bag but her canvas bags also carry a variety of art and graphic designs from vintage maps to works inspired by the natrural world. 

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Photographer Ryan Tischer talks about his process, the opening of his gallery last fall and where the "magic" happens.

Painting of an owl
Tonya Sell, from parkpointartfair.org

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  

Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

This week we talked about making steamroller art (with a real steamroller!) at Friday's Lincoln Park Solstice Street Party.

And of course we talked about this weekend's Park Point Art Fair.

Author Cary Griffith talks about his chronicle of 2007's Ham Lake fire and the process - and challenges - of documenting the most destructive wildfire in modern Minnesota history.

Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Lance Cyril Mountain

Prøve Gallery celebrates the new collective show "Chromascope" on Friday June 15, with works of over ten local and regional artists creating a visual panorama. 

©Ivy Vainio

This week,  a chance for kids and adults to walk in both their worlds completely.

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