Arts

Arts and culture

University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Douglas Wood, the author of Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir, published in 2017 by University of Minnesota Press.

The book is a personal and familial reflection on his lifelong connection to the promise and of nature.

Nathaniel LeCapitaine/Fox 21 News. Used with permission.

Non-profit theater and arts company Twin Ports Stage has been working for years to create an arts & event center in Superior.

Photo: Dusty Hoskovec

What starts at sundown and ends at daybreak? Northern Spark 2017.  Not your ordinary arts festival, Northern Spark launches with a  party 7-9 pm Saturday, June 10 at Thresher Square in Minneapolis and the festival goes all night from 8:59 pm Saturday through until Sunday at 5:29 am. 

The Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference starts Thursday in Duluth ...

The Prøve Gallery opens a show Friday called Needlework: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance ...

and Larry Turbes' show at the Zeitgeist opens this evening with an exhibit of his drawing, painting and sculpture.

  

Hello Mudda, hello Faddah
Here I am at Camp Grenada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining

I went hiking with Joe Spivey
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got Ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner

Wait a minute, it's stopped hailing Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's bettah
Muddah, Faddah kindly disregard this letter

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Richard Hansen might consider sending Jessica Chastain an invitation.

The Oscar-winning actress called for more women storytellers and filmmakers after serving as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival, and called the world's view of women through film "quite disturbing."

Duluth Public Arts Commission

It's more fun than street repair or replacing old sewer pipes ... and it's got its own funding stream.

Now there are five goals and five "next steps" outlined by the mayor, UMD's School of Fine Arts and the Duluth Public Arts Commission to cultivate the arts, engage neighborhoods, expand the audience for all kinds of arts - and git 'er done.

©Sue Brown Chapin

The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program Thursday answers who, what, where, when, why and how questions about public art;  Sinew opens that evening at the Tweed Museum of Art and the Lakeside Art Gallery showcases the

The incomparable Dudley Riggs on the international incident he created that changed the face of a nation, how Ringling Bros. "killed the brand," and why he still dreams of flying. 

Last year the Tweed held an incredible exhibit of paintings by Jeffrey T. Larson and this week marks a year of students attending the new Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art in Observation Hill founded by Larson.  A classically trained painter, Larson and his son Brock renovated the Old St. Peter's Church at 810 W. 3rd Street in Duluth into a fine arts academy; and along with their current students, are putting together their first public show. 

©Ellen Sandbeck (used with permission)

This Is A Real Job: Insights Into Arts Work presentation today at the Holden Fine Arts Experimental Theater on the UWS campus ... WATER, featuring artist Kimberlee Roth and ecologist Tom Hollenhorst is the final installment in Maria Brown's Earth: Clay + Science series ... and Ellen Sandbeck brings cutting-edge work to the Powless Cultural Center this week.

Crimson Clear Productions/The Duluth Playhouse

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is onstage at The Underground ... and it all goes to show that 122 years after its debut in London, it's still making audiences laugh.

Susan Price is tired of plants being just ... wallpaper for our lives.

She wants us to think about them: to recognize their importance, to set aside land for them, and to think about the people whose lives revolve around them

Kristi Abbott

With Bob Dylan being an avid artist, it's nice to see the week long celebration of the man and his music, Duluth Dylan Fest, will also include an art exhibit. Dylan has been painting and welding metal sculpture for much of his adult life and his work  shares a slice of the many places in the world his career has taken him. 

Adu Gindy

The community celebrates patron of the arts and retiring CEO of the North Shore Bank of Commerce, Larry Johnson, with a star-studded exhibit opening Wednesday night at the bank ...

The NEMBA Awards will be handed out Thursday night ... in addition to guest speaker Larry Weber, three books by local artist/photographers are nominated for awards

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