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Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Skye

There are different viewpoints on what constitutes a long song.  When it comes to writing, Bob Dylan has spun some long yarns like the 11 verse "Hurricane" or 10 verses of Desolation Row.  Never have they seemed so long as when written out, by hand, stenciled in 2 inch type.  "Some of his longer songs are 27 feet long" says installation artist Skye.

Tara Austin

This week painter Tara Austin opens her new body of work "Boreal Ornament" in the George Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute.  Along with Jonathan Herrera, Austin welcomes the public the opening on Thursday, May 10, with a reception and gallery talk from 6 - 9pm.

An MFA graduate from UW Madison, Minnesota native Austin brings the northland and Nordic traditions of rosemåling into her vibrant flora, patterned paintings.  Listen for more about her process and inspirations and check her work on display at The Duluth Art Institute May 10-July 1.

Manny Villanueva

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival brings out photographers in droves and at every show this week you'll see music fans pulling out their phones in dark barroom lighting to snap a pic of the band of the hour.  It's such a tradition there is an annual photo show and a field guide full of these captured moments. 

Plus there is a lot of filming going on; enter Manny Villanueva.  A photographer, videographer and former news cameraman; Villanueva has been working on a 20th Anniversary Homegrown documentary with live footage, photos and interviews with the key players. 

Prove Gallery

This Friday April 27, the 20th Anniversary Homegrown Anniversary Illustration Show opens at Prøve Gallery with a reception 7 - 10 pm.  This is an exciting addition to Ancillary Arts Night that has been a part of the usual Homegrown schedule.  Local artists were invited to create fantastic illustrations of Homegrown luminaries, who have helped create the success and longevity of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.

Two artists in the show join us on Radio gallery this week: UMD Professor David Short and art student Joanna Harms.

Maija jenson

This weekend is the Annual UMD Student Exhibition, Reception & Award Ceremony in the Tweed Museum of Art.  Students in the University of Minnesota Art & Design Department are celebrating the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop along with other Duluth Art venues with open studios and this student art exhibit.

Anne Labovitz

Anne Labovitz has continued to share updates about her artistic saga that is "122 Conversations."  We look forward to the final exhibition coming to Duluth in the Fall of 2018, on view Sept 25 - Dec 31 at the Tweed Museum of Art in at UMD in Duluth. The project celebrates the combined 122 years of relationships with Duluth’s five sister cities international.

Dana Fritz

The photographs of Professor Dana Fritz in the current Duluth Art Institute Exhibition "Terraria Gigantica: World Under Glass," peer into the complicated world of artificial environments. It is also the name of her recent book. From Biosphere 2, built in the '90s (yes, it still exists) to the worlds largest desert at the Henry Doorly Zoo, her images reflect both the incongruity and the educational and research benefits of these "human-created" natural worlds.  

Jennifer Szczyrbak

Local artist Jennifer Szczyrbak opens a show of new work at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior with a reception on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm.  Szczyrbak’s show of paintings and sculpture opens alongside collage artist Martin Nelson.

March is Women's History month and at the American Indian Community Housing Organization, they are celebrating in a big way.

Naomi Christenson

Lakeside Gallery is celebrating fresh new work by local painter Naomi Christenson with a reception this Saturday, March 3, from 1-3 pm.  Christenson's work is often inspired by patterns in the natural world and although she has produced large scale work, a fresh look at lichen and fungi inspired her to paint these vibrant, miniature patterns on a smaller scale.

Be inspired by this local painter showing at Lakeside Gallery through the month of March. Lakeside Gallery is located in East Duluth at 4431 E Superior Street.

Last month Adam Swanson opened a new show called “Art and Science” at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in Duluth.

“Art and Science” expands on his common threads of humans, animals and their coexistence in the world.  This new body of work brings in ideas of energy, sustainability, machines and how humans have the ability to change their impact in the world.  Swanson said “The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”

Maija Jenson

This month the Duluth Art Institute is showing their Annual DAI Member show, where members who participate in this Duluth organization are invited to show a piece of their own art. 

Tia Salmela Keobounpheng

Former Duluthian Tia Salmela Keobounpheng opens a new exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, January 11 called "100 days: Tia Keobounpheng."  

Pack up the kids and head out to the lake! The annual outdoor Art Shanty exhibit open Saturday, January 20 and is free and open to the public for four weekends of performance and interactive delight on the ice.

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