Where's Art

John Akre

The Duluth Art Institute's executive director will be an art instructor come the start of the school year ... but in the meantime, Annie Dugan is still our host for Where's Art.

In other news, John Akre's Demolition Dreaming will be showcased at this weekend's Free Range Film Festival ...

Tomorrow, the Duluth Art Institute hosts Polaroids! ...

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.

Duluth Art Institute

A "quick paint" at the zoo this week, Wednesday at Glensheen and all kinds of swirling social media regarding the Duluth Art Institute's Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord week ...  a mural installation all this week at Frost River in West Duluth

©Christopher Selleck

Exhibits by Christopher Selleck, Jonathan Thunder, Robert Dewitt Adams and Elizabeth LaPensee open this week at the Duluth Art Institute.

Jonathan Thunder

Annie Dugan on an upcoming show by Jonathan Thunder, a memorial and retrospective for Russel Gran at the Washington Studios he helped create, and The Gong Show returns with a Duluthian on the hot seat.

The region bids a happy retirement this week to Bob DeArmond, the longtime head of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ... and Annie is in search of fiction books about art history to enjoy on vacation.

The Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference starts Thursday in Duluth ...

The Prøve Gallery opens a show Friday called Needlework: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance ...

and Larry Turbes' show at the Zeitgeist opens this evening with an exhibit of his drawing, painting and sculpture.

©Sue Brown Chapin

The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program Thursday answers who, what, where, when, why and how questions about public art;  Sinew opens that evening at the Tweed Museum of Art and the Lakeside Art Gallery showcases the

©Ellen Sandbeck (used with permission)

This Is A Real Job: Insights Into Arts Work presentation today at the Holden Fine Arts Experimental Theater on the UWS campus ... WATER, featuring artist Kimberlee Roth and ecologist Tom Hollenhorst is the final installment in Maria Brown's Earth: Clay + Science series ... and Ellen Sandbeck brings cutting-edge work to the Powless Cultural Center this week.

Adu Gindy

The community celebrates patron of the arts and retiring CEO of the North Shore Bank of Commerce, Larry Johnson, with a star-studded exhibit opening Wednesday night at the bank ...

The NEMBA Awards will be handed out Thursday night ... in addition to guest speaker Larry Weber, three books by local artist/photographers are nominated for awards

Paul Lundgren

The Tweed Museum of Art's book club meets tomorrow night (plenty of time to skim the book before then) ...

The actual film is actually being developed for the opening of the Photo Stupor exhibit opening at the Duluth Art Institute Wednesday evening ...

Amancay Maahs/Flickr

Homegrown isn't just about the music any more.  Over the years it's grown to encompass some cool art, too, not the least of which is the Homegrown Photo Show, and the crowd-sourced Photo Stupor Show.  The Duluth Art Institute combines disposable cameras with music-crazed, party-all-night Homegrown fans and then sits back to watch the magic happen.

Sandra Brick

The Lest We Forget traveling show opens this evening at the Duluth Art Institute this evening, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

There will be an artist talk at the opening reception beginning at 5pm.

Baylee Reinert, Tweed Museum of Art, Alan Light/Flickt

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