Where's Art

Sharon Louden

Sharon Louden's exhibit "Windows" opens at the Tweed Museum of Art this week, as does Robert Minichiello's "Spontaneous Acts" ... and Richie Townsend performs as part of the "enhancement events" surrounding Sarah Brokke's “Portrait of an Artist and (Self)Portrait of an Artist."

Sarah Brokke/Duluth Art Institute

The Duluth Art Institute's like a lovely Thanksgiving dinner these days.

The turkey, if you will, is a project of thanksgiving by Duluth artist Sarah Brokke, in which she painted 35 portraits of people who inspire her to celebrate her 35th birthday.

Copyright Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

The work of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison opens at the Tweed Museum of Art tomorrow night.

Annie Dugan, the curator of the Duluth Art Institute, introduces a new discussion series and exploration of Duluth's "visual voice" called Design Duluth.  The first installment will be held Thursday at Cirrus Design and it's called "How Can We Measure Up?  Defeating Duluth's Inferiority Complex."

Duluth Art Institute

Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute and host of "Where's Art?" on Northland Morning, talks about Ann Klefstad's nature-focused installation in the plaza of the Duluth Government Services Center at 320 West 2nd Street that opens tomorrow, the Duluth Art Institute's "Bob Ross Paint-A-Long" this Friday, and Karen Savage Blue's talk tomorrow night, given in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit of her works at the

Duluth Art Institute Annie Dugan tells us about three new exhibits at the Institute and talks about a recent feature in the New York Times about how keeping a creative brain is important.

Dean Hochman/Flickr

It's the "back to school" edition of "Where's Art"!  Duluth Art Institute curator Annie Dugan says there are art classes for every age, experience level and interest this fall. Options include the DAI's "Big Art for Littles" program,  one-day workshops at Pineapple Arts Center and Studio 15, the tech-rich Makers Space and a chance to make your own glass wine goblet and press it into service immediately afterwards.

The Minnesota State Fair is more than just livestock and food on a stick; Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute recommends you check out the Fine Arts Building (and or the exhibit of seed art.)

A challenge:  Annie says pick a piece that catches your eye (or stop every ten paces or so and choose the piece you're standing in front of),  then set your phone's stopwatch and just look at one piece of art carefully for two minutes.  Then walk on a bit and try it again with another art work.

The art ... of vacation.  Annie Dugan is the curator of the Duluth Art Institute, but she still enjoys taking in art when she's got some time off.  The thing is, she says, a change of scene is important for the making of - and looking at - art.

Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute and host of "Where's Art?" on Northland Morning, talks about the "Three Women, Three Artists, Three Friends" opening at the AICHO Gimaajii-Mino-Bimaadizimin Gallery, Willaim Hurst's Blue Lapis Photography  at the Red Herring Lounge, and the Hold Tight exhibit at the Prøve Gallery.

Duluth Art Institute, from the collection of David Beard

  Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute and host of "Where's Art?" on Northland Morning, talks about the talk given tomorrow evening at 5:30 at the DAI exhibit, MN Comics: Paneled Pages from the Northland, which features several area comic artists.  Artists on view include: Peter Gross, Chris Monroe, Brent Schoonover, Barbara Schulz, Anders Nilsen, John Hoban, Clint Hilinski, Emi Lyman, and Conrad Teves.

Studio 15 Art Gallery

Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute and host of "Where's Art?" on Northland Morning, discusses the new survey that you take put out by the Duluth Public Arts Commission to "grow and ensure the sustainability of our vital arts and culture scene."  The survey is available online, but paper copies are available at the Duluth Art Institute as well.

Free Range Film Festival

"All you have to do is turn your easel."

The 36 artists taking part in last week's Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord festival discovered they didn't need to pack up and move to new locations when they wanted to paint a new scene; all they had to do is adjust their view a little. 

Annie Dugan has some festival highlights and is ready to go with a new festival: The 11th Annual Free Range Film Festival this weekend in her big old barn.

Duluth Art Institute

36 artists - unsupervised - will be roaming the outdoor landmarks of Duluth this week.  They have five days to create five masterpieces as part of the Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord festival all this week at the Duluth Art Institute.  Thursday, the community gets to join in and paint with them at the Rose Garden, and then Friday is the unveiling of their work.

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