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Matt Kania

This week you may see folks around town creating art in public with easels set up in front of vistas of ever-changing light. "Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord" returns to the Twin Ports July 9-14, 2017.  

This is a live painting festival drawing artists from near and far to enjoy time on Lake Superior, painting alone and in groups.  By Friday, the work will be ready for showing with an opening reception at Blacklist Ales in downtown Duluth.  The celebration is from 5-7 p.m. on Friday July 14, with live music and prizes awarded by the festival juror Matt Kania.  Matt is a plein air painter and he joins us on Radio Gallery.


Duluth Timber Company

If the wood doesn't get you ... the artists will.

Set against the backdrop of the Duluth Timber Company, the Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event will feature 10 local artists creating work on the spot.

And DAI executive director Annie Dugan is equally excited  about Duluth Timber's Max Taubert providing a place where our "outdoor culture mixes with art culture."

Brian Ring & Flo Matamoros

On Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute, Susannah Magers will give a presentation about artist opportunities through the 2017 Emerging Artist Series at Rochester Art Center.  Ms. Magers is the Deputy Director and Curator of Contemporary Art at RAC.

MN State Arts Board

Have you considered applying for a grant for your next art project, event, effort or idea? On Friday April 15th, two program officers from the Minnesota State Arts Board will be at the Duluth Art Institute presenting 2 workshops.  At 12:00pm there is a general information session about their grant system along with a Q&A and 1:30-2:30pm is a special session dedicated to the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program.  These workshops are free and open to all.

Ken Bloom

Lifelong photographer and Director of the UMD Tweed Museum of Art, Ken Bloom has spent the last few years gearing up for a show of his own work. Stashed away for years, he has brought to light an intriguing window into the past through his documentary photographs from Japan.  Opening Feb 11 at the Duluth Art Institute, “Public Domain: Photographs by Ken Bloom,” includes selected works from 3 years of shooting the streets of Japan 1976-79. Up until April 2, the exhibit opens with a reception on Thurs. February 11, from 5 – 7 pm.  Listen for more about the inspiration for his work.

The Guerrilla Gilrs

Do women have to be naked to get into the Met...Museum? That is the question raised by the Guerrilla Girls. This week the activist, feminist performance collective the Guerrilla Girls are in Duluth celebrating 30 years of agitation! There is a art/propaganda making workshop at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday evening kicking off a 3 day extravaganza in town.  A Friday gallery hop and a free show Saturday at 11 am at the UMD Weber Music Hall.  Listen for more about these interesting visitors.

The Duluth Art Institute welcomes a trio of exhibits with an opening on Thursday of this week:  Poetics of Evolution by Carolyn Halliday,  Cody Paulson's Port City Supply Co. and Found Horizons by Karen Owsley Nease.