Arts

Arts and culture

© 2017 Prospect Park Books

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Quinton Skinner, the author of Odd One Out, published in 2017 by Prospect Park Books.  This novel, his third, starts with an abrupt awakening of three children in the night by their father who has found that their mother has deserted them.  Their ensuing cross-country journey to find her reveals many more unanswered questions, some that take years to resolve.

©Pupparazzi Companion Animal Photography

A new exhibit goes up at the Duluth Art Institute called "Forever Home." The brainchild of Anne Dugan and KUMD's Lisa Johnson, the upcoming photo exhibit is a community show about adopted animals finding their forever homes.  

KUMD Northland Morning host is an Animal Allies volunteer who photographs the animals for the shelter's website and adoptable animals page.   The series includes before and after adoption images and stories, plus the c public was also invited to share photos or artwork of their animal adoption stories. 

Intellect Ltd

Annie Dugan tells us about three big events coming up this week in the Duluth art scene:

- An exhibit at Zeitgeist by Kip Praslowicz - Watershed: Wild Humans,

- Sarah Brokke's exhibit, Reliquaries of the Sacred Feminine, opens this Friday at 315 Gallery, and

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

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