Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

After their retirement from UMD, Tom and Betsy Peacock weren't the type of folks to kick back and do nothing.

They saw a need: for more children's books for Native kids and for Native authors and illustrators to have a way to get a foot in the door of the publishing world.

So they founded Black Bears & Blueberries Publishing.

Patricia Canelake & Duluth Art Institute

Words can open up new ways of seeing, changing our ideas, creating new views. How many times have posted writings at an exhibition revealed hidden layers and meanings?

This month there is a new show at the Duluth Art Institute combining poetry and art; not meant to explain but rather to compliment, amplify or share in the experience.  Faith King is a local writer and artist who has written ekphrastic poetry, an imaginative, artistic response to visual stimuli, here in response to paintings, prints and drawings of local artists and some of her own work.  

Imago Mundi/Luciano Benetton Collection

This weekend marks the official unveiling of the Sami contemporary art collection, Imago Mundi, with a full schedule of events in Italy.  The collection contains 140 art works shared through a hardcover catalogue, in a public online gallery and in future exhibitions. The Saminiature collection released this week is dedicated specifically to the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia as well as from North America.

©Susanna Gaunt

Susanna Gaunt's multi-media exhibit Taking Stock opens Tuesday at the Tweed Museum of Art ...

Saltless Sea Cinema presents Lo-Fi Lumen on Wednesday ...

The art of being in the "once upon a time" and in the "now" simultaneously, why you need the best of your humanity to defeat a troll, and why no Norwegian child ever wants to be called "a troll-kid."

David Berger [via Flickr]

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we listen to Obizaan  [Lee  Staples], a spiritual advisor for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Chato Gonzalez, Obizaan's apprentice and translator. 

Karin Kraemer

Longtime Twin Ports ceramic artist Karin Kraemer is celebrating the opening of a location for Duluth Pottery & Tile on Saturday, October 25.  Duluth Pottery, Superior Division has lived in the Old trade and Commerce Building in Superior along with the Spirit Room and The Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery for many years and is just settling into Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 1924 W. Superior Street.

Joseph Nease Gallery

Three events happening Wednesday to help you make a day of it, art-wise ...

The Joseph Nease Gallery flings wide the doors at 23 W. 1st Street with their inaugural exhibition Three States, featuring the work of Matthew Kluber, Kathy McTavish and James Woodfill.

Listen as Linda Legarde Grover introduces her new book, "Onigamiising Seasons of an Ojibwe Year" and talks about the significance. 

Onigamiising in Ojibwe translates to, "the place of the small portage," which refers to the strip of land separating the bay and harbor near Park Point. 

Linda had written small excerpts about seasons and met with editors to create this novel.

Lindsey Schmitt

On Friday, October 13, Prøve Gallery opens a new exhibit of all women artists  in a re-imagined community-minded space. 

©Prøve Gallery

The exhibition Shady Rest opens Thursday at the Prøve Gallery ...

And the Duluth Art Institute is holding a Free Family Art Day Saturday in connection with the Lincoln Park Open House.

Also Jonathan Thunder will be creating a temporary chalk mural on Elephant Rock that will be revealed on Saturday.

Maija Jenson

Most people don't think of the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera as the Raiders of the Lost Ark of it's time ... but then, most people haven't watched it every day for a week, getting ready to accompany it in a special performance at the Sacred Heart Music Center.

More information about tonight's performance of The Phantom of the Opera is available here.

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