Annie Dugan

Daniel Botkin

Daniel Botkin's exhibit Busy Being Born opens tonight (5/23) at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior ...

An exhibit of Dylan handwritten lyrics and other memorabilia from Bill Pagel's collection will open - with musical accompaniment - Wednesday (5/25) ...

Jonathan Thunder

Jonathan Thunder's solo show Underwater Dreaming Bunnies opens this week at Zeitgeist ...

Advancing Lincoln Park wants feedback on studio space needs in our community - take their survey here.

Max Macgruder

If you're not still in a Homegrown stupor, you can take in the Duluth Art Institute's Photo Stupor opening at the Red Herring tomorrow night ... Design: DLH's Pop-up Shop and exhibit pops up Thursday ...

Homegrown Music Festival/Duluth Art Institute

It's pretty much "all Homegrown all the time" this week in Duluth - even for artists.  At the Duluth Art Institute, it's the two part Homegrown Photo show and at the opening reception tonight at the Red Herring, be one of the first 30 or so people in the door and the DAI will give you a disposable camera to carry with you all week to record your Homegrown impressions and experiences.

Creative Minnesota

Is art a frill?  If you can’t make a living at it, is it worth bothering with?  On the other hand, the first  Creative Minnesota report, issued last year, says the Northland – that’s just our little corner of the state - benefits from over a million dollars in economic impact from the arts and culture.

It’s a fascinating conversation that needs history to give it context – and out of the box thinking to project into the future.

©Andy Miller

Jamie Ratliff talks the confluence of sports and art this week ...  and the Homegrown Music Festival is hatching a couple of photography shows:  the Homegrown Photography Show and "Photo Stupor."  The latter is a chance for folks to get a disposable camera and take it everywhere during Homegrown week to, in the words of the organizers, document "what really happened during this year's festival."

from Jen Dietrich: Baseball, A Secular Religion

Jen Dietrich and Robb Quisling open a show called Team Spirit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday ...

Nationally celebrated sports artist Tim Cortes opens the companion exhibit, Hat-Trick, also that evening.

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Annie Dugan's wonky cell phone created a cliff-hanger this morning.

After mentioning Sarah Brokke's Art History lecture this evening, Daniela Sandler's talk tomorrow as part of UMD's Visual Culture Lecture Series, Brett Grandson's demonstration of platinum printing as part of the Darkroom lab at the DAI, Annie talked about setting up for the One River, Many Stories project.

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?

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We celebrate National Pi Day with artist/composer/cellist/mathematician Kathy McTavish's mutimedia chamber work høle in the skY in the root cellar at The Food Farm in Wrenshall, MN on Saturday ... 

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Shawna Gilmore's Land of Wonder exhibit is up at the Duluth Art Institute ... Wednesday, she'll present an artist talk and her exhibit - deemed "surprisingly kid-friendly" by museum curator Annie Dugan - will even feature some artwork hung at kids'-eye-level.

Annie Dugan has just returned from a week in Spain: she talks about what she's brought home with her to share with the Northland ... and the art that moved her most.

Artist Sue Rauschenfels has a show opening this evening at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe; likewise Shawna Gilmore's Land of Wonder and Ken Bloom's Public Domain open this week at the Duluth Art Institute.

Annie Dugan calls Carolyn Olson's work "hot spicy casserole on the coldest day of winter."

Olson has an exhibit opening tonight at the Zeitgeist.

A curated exhibit of photographs from the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon opens at the Great Lakes Aquarium ... and the next Nerd Night promises to be both boring and dangerous ...

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