Duluth Art Institute

William Warby (via Flickr, modified)

Anywhere art is presented (be it in a gallery or otherwise), Annie Dugan gives us a few simple activities to help open our minds to look at art differently.  For example, instead of the 14-second (average) time one usually takes to observe a piece of art, try timing yourself for two minutes.  What more can you see?  Where does your mind take you as you spend two minutes with an artwork?

Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafter's Guild has already taken over a little corner of the Duluth Art Institute; their Fiber Studio is one of the nice perks the DAI makes available to artists in the area.  But Saturday's blow out will really give folks a sense of what they do.  And you might even get a notion to try your hand at it.

Brent Kustermann

The Duluth Art Institute opened 3 new shows this month in the Morrison and Steffl Galleries.

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Is it true?  Are there stupid questions?

Annie Dugan says no, and encourages folks to ask theirs this week when the three artists with solo shows currently on view at the Duluth Art Institute host - not an artist talk, exactly - more of an art "meandering conversation" on Wednesday.

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.

D. R. Martin

Local photographer Kip Prazlowicz has curated a new show, in cooperation with the Duluth Art Institute, of the street photography from Duluth native, writer and photographer D. R. Martin.  

The show includes select images from a large project from his youth with images captured 1967-1973 in Duluth.  The show is up through August 17 and offers a window into Duluth's past.  The artists and curator will be on hand at the opening reception Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm at the Red Herring Lounge at 208 East 1st Street in Duluth.  


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.

©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."

  Opening tonight at Zeitgeist is a new exhibit by area photographer Henry Roberts.

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 shares a couple of art events this week in the Twin Ports:

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Thursday, Kathy McTavish will be hosting a talk about artists' "works in progress" in conjunction with the Sarah Brokke exhibit currently on display at the Duluth Art Institute.

©2014 Briand Morrison

A cultural round table at the Duluth Art Institute this week ... and a special pairing of art and music and father and son as Briand Morrison performs live jazz at the Tweed Museum of Art before an exhibit of his father's works.