Arts

Arts and culture

Marcia Anderson's fascinating, gorgeously illustrated book of the art of the Ojibwe bandolier bag had its genesis in a box she opened in 1981.

Maybe it's a little step, but for the first time, UMD's Music Department is sponsoring a recital of queer-identified faculty.

Derek Bromme, Elizabeth Fisher, Elias Mokole and Tom Hamilton of UWS are performing tonight at 7:30 at the Weber Music Hall in The Rainbow Connection Concert.

UMD art students open a new exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art on Tuesday, August 29 called "Water Isn't Free" with a reception from 4-6.p.m.  Their exhibit was inspired by their time in a study abroad class this summer which took them to incredible global exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, to discover new cultures of art and appreciation.

All My Relations/Moira Villiard

All My Relations Arts in Minneapolis has just opened an exhibit of the works of Karen Savage and Jonathan Thunder.  Called Savage/Thunder, the exhibit runs through the end of September.

And students from Thunder Bay have their work on display as part of the Art = Bridges to Understanding Youth Art Exchange.  The exhibit is already up, but there's an actual opening slated for Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

The translation of  Michael Perry's 2002 book,  Population 485, to a stage show at Big Top Chatauqua means he could invite all of New Auburn, Wisconsin and still have room left over under the big blue tent for, oh, Glen Haven.  Or Cary.

After a long time of mulling, re-reading and note-taking, Perry did the "heavy lifting" of preparing the script in Norb Blei's chicken coop over three days.  The resulting story is a clean, sparingly retold version of his memoir, without, as he puts it, "tacky drama" -- or one of his brothers.

Eric Dregni's Let's Go Fishing is the perfect antidote for the I-can't-believe-it's-over-summertime blues.

Local artist Erika Mock creates whimsical and colorful wearable art that inspires a freedom of expression in collectors. Made from recycled cloth like gently-used textiles and old clothes, her pieces include shawls, scarves, sleeves and other accessories. Although Mock travels and shares her work with audiences, collectors and customers across the midwest and beyond, her textile works can add color, warmth and delight to the long cold months in Duluth.  We are lucky she has her studio right here in our backyard.

Kristina Estell

Erika Mock and Kristina Estell are co-hosting a Pop-Up Shop and Open Studio Thursday at 12 N 21st Avenue W (look for watercolor paintings of bubble wrap).

Artists and non-artists alike can register for The Artist as Cultural Producer workshop September 9 at the Duluth Art Institute ...

Vintage Books / Penguin Random House LLC

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Peter Geye, the author of Wintering, published in 2016 by Vintage Books.  This novel, his third, revolves around the lives of Harry Eide, who has gone missing in the woods of Northern Minnesota, his son Gustav Eide, and their friend Berit Lovig.

MN Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Camargo Foundation

Open to all early-career artists in Minnesota, the deadline to apply for the 2018 Jerome Foundation Fellowships is Friday, September 15, 2017.  

Rosemary Guttormsson

The 4th Annual Art Festival at Brighton Beach happens all day Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.

Christopher Selleck

Seth Korpi has a solo show at Zeitgeist ... the theme for this week's Art Canopy at the Duluth Art Institute is watercolor, the Lake Superior Art Festival at Brighton Beach is coming up this weekend, and Annie Dugan has composed a poem for this week's Artist Talk:

You can find inspiration anywhere

Given the choice between a cash prize for their annual contest and a chance to get published, the Lake Superior Writers voted back in 2016 to get published.

The result is one of the best possible souvenirs of the Northland: a book about the lake by people who live near it and love it.

Chris Dunn

Check out "Duluth Noir," a new summer exhibit from local artist Chris Dunn of Rooster Tail Ink, on view at the Red Herring Lounge. Dunn has created a new body of work in his unique ink drawing style with a series evoking Duluth's urban landscape.  Dunn's work combines thick, lush lines with a quick and light hand, achieved through multiple renderings. Offering many versions of the each work rather than one final selection, sheds light on his process and perspectives.  

Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild takes over the Art Canopy event with Get Threaded! tomorrow ...

Shawna Gilmore's "woodland fiction" opens at the Lakeside Gallery on Wednesday ...

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