Where's Art

A weekly feature on Northland Morning keeping you up to date on Twin Ports art happenings. Airs Mondays at 8:20. Hosted by Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institiute.

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Bill sends some shout-outs this morning:  to Gerhard Richter on the occasion of his 85th birthday this month and to Ed Newman of Ennyman fame, a local writer and reporter on art.

Courtesy Tweed Museum of Art

Fans of Where's Art? with Annie Dugan join us in welcoming not only Ellis Sinclair Dugan to the world (last Friday) but artist, retired teacher and tireless volunteer Bill Shipley to Where's Art?

♛魚說‎/Flickr

The Duluth Art Institute is sending a shout-out to artists: there's an open call for gallery submissions through April 1st; an open call for the Plein Air summer festival (and it's not just for painters, BTW) and Studio 3 West has a call for entries for a show called WTF! A Feminist Art Exhibit.

The Duluth Art Institute offers a workshop on that "most excruciating" task: writing an artist statement. (It's not recommended that you actually use one of these, but they are a lot of fun to read).

A record-breaking 182 artists entered the Duluth Art Institute's Member Show this year, and Annie Dugan has her eye on some new artists to watch.

Friday is Paint Night with Karen Savage-Blue at Gimaajii - and since it's her birthday, it will technically be Paint-and-Cake Night ...

Coffee House Press

Annie discusses a few events of interest this week:

On Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Duluth Art Institute is holding its annual Member Meeting at the Lincoln , although the general public is invited to attend.  Minneapolis artist and writer Andy Sturdevant will be the featured speaker.  His first book, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, was published by Coffee House Press in 2013.  In honor of his book, the Institute welcomes attendees to bring their own hot dish to pass.

Cecilia Ramon

Annie Dugan will don her deerstalker hat and investigate the visual artists we may or may not have lost in 2016 - could there be reason to celebrate after all?

And Cecilia Ramon hosts a talk Thursday about ecological design and her time spent at Schumacher College in England.

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?

Art lovers can feed their souls and stomachs at the Whole Foods Co-op's Hillside location this month.

Christine Valento's 6th graders have been studying the work of Duluth's watercolorist, Cheng-Khee Chee, and then got down to business creating their own works, which are on display at the Co-op.

©Chris Monroe

If you read "Opening of the art exhibition "North of Superior," featuring oil pastel drawings of the Duluth area...." Chris Monroe is not the artist you would think of first.

John Frandy

Luciano Bennetton didn't just embrace the idea of diversity in ads for his family's clothing company ... his project Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity is a non-commercial endeavor to "unite the diversities of our world in the name of common artistic experience."

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.

'Tis the season to celebrate the art of the pop-up ... and the art IN the pop-ups.

Joellyn Rock

Maybe your imagination was piqued at an early age by the adventures of Mr Bill or Gumby.  If that's the case, we wanted to give you the heads-up that UMD Art Education students are offering a free stop-motion animation workshop tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15) at the Tweed Museum of Art.  The event is free, open to the public, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Tweed's current show, but you could probably work in Pokey if you really tried.

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