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The Plein Air Painters of America are coming to Duluth this week and holding a variety of events ...

Woman and four men posing in front of a wall of cd's
Ryan Ueki for KUMD

This native of Northern Minnesota's Leech Lake Indian Reservation has a new album combining her environmental activism and her music. The release, The Beast and the Garden, features veteran musician Mark Shark of the late John Trudell's Bad Dog band among others. Humphrey joined us in the studio on September 19, 2017 with The Long Hairz Collective; they all perform on Friday, September 22 at the AICHO Galleries in Duluth.

Annie Humphrey

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.

No, it is neither "mosquito season" nor "road construction season."  It is actually mural season here in the northland, with large-scale artworks being unveiled around town this week, including:

Yesterday a new mural was unveiled in Lincoln Park on the side of the Frost River building (1910 West Superior Street) by artist Paul LeJeunesse, a Duluth Art Institute artist-in-residence.

A record-breaking 182 artists entered the Duluth Art Institute's Member Show this year, and Annie Dugan has her eye on some new artists to watch.

Friday is Paint Night with Karen Savage-Blue at Gimaajii - and since it's her birthday, it will technically be Paint-and-Cake Night ...

AICHO

AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) is looking after 175 people at the moment, providing culturally specific help for families and individuals struggling with domestic abuse, homelessness and poverty.

More and more people in the non-Native community are becoming familiar with AICHO, thanks to their exploding presence as a showcase for Native art and artists, and Daryl Olson, a domestic violence/sexual assault training specialist, says the community - Native and non-Native alike, can help the organization by getting involved through attending events and volunteerism.

AICHO

We've learned in recent years that a variety of social and personal ills can be addressed by a couple of strategies: first, meet people where they are (and not where we think they should be) and second, get them into stable housing. 

AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) has been handling the first two since 1993.  But it's only recently that they've added a third ingredient to the mix and it's having a profound impact: art.

Paint du .... rain.  From a train.

The Duluth Art Institute's second annual outdoor painting festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord,  finds forty artists from Minnesota jostling along in a baggage car en route to their first scenic Northland location this morning.

Watercolors, anyone?

Julia Smith

Julia Smith's exhibit I'm Not Ok, But It's Ok opens tomorrow in Room 307 at the Life Sciences Building at UMD - aka the Artery...

The work of Gordon Coons comes to AICHO next month ...

And Design Duluth's series continues Thursday with The Lake Effect: What is Lake Superior's Role in Our Design?

Thursday, Design Duluth takes on the city's "visual identity" and four artists will be talking about "thinking outside the lift bridge."  Friday AICHO opens the show  Asemaa "The Vessel of Creation" and Saturday,  the Tweed Museum hosts a free workshop with artist Sharon Louden.