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.

'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.

Annie Dugan says the "fall back" as we return to Standard Time says we have an extra hour to enjoy art this week.

Mary Plaster

UMD's Visual Culture Lecture Series kicks off our week in art with a presentation from Rima Girnius, the Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

Then it's what Annie Dugan calls "the biggest fall art celebration in town:" Mary Plaster's All Soul's Night celebration Friday night.

©Lisa Johnson

The Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event at Duluth Timber Company was not only rich in ambiance ... held in the warehouse of the antique reclaimed wood business, it was one of the best-smelling fund raisers in recent memory.

Duluth Timber Company

If the wood doesn't get you ... the artists will.

Set against the backdrop of the Duluth Timber Company, the Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event will feature 10 local artists creating work on the spot.

And DAI executive director Annie Dugan is equally excited  about Duluth Timber's Max Taubert providing a place where our "outdoor culture mixes with art culture."

Annie Dugan says Shakespeare's first folio is a little like "The Wizard of Oz."

Perhaps not in so many words.

But the executive director of the Duluth Art Institute continues to marvel at the "richness of storytelling" that Shakespeare's works have given us to explore ... and in turn, the riot of color and events stemming from the black and white pages of the First Folio.

More on the First Folio exhibit is here.

Shakespeare isn't just for English classes and acting students any more.

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.

 

Three solo shows/one reception this Thursday, September 22, from 5 – 7 PM at the Duluth Art Institute. From the Basement: Brent Kustermann, Rust & Flow: David Asher Everett, and Fragments/Memory: Adam McCauley display new work by three Northland artists.

Bob Pokorney

John Schuerman's Curator Talk had to be rescheduled thanks to the July storm, but folks can hear his take on the exhibit he curated, ALL THIS IS TRUE: the Art of Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott Thursday night at the Tweed Museum of Art.  (He even wrote an essay about it that you can read here.)

Carla Hamilton

  Annie Dugan informs us about many artistic events this week to visit.  

Three that have already opened: Ryan Fisher's photography at the Lakeside Gallery, the art of Mary Beth Downs at Zeitgeist Arts Café, and the exhibit Framing GLBT Lives in the Zeitgeist Atrium.

Two new events open this week: 

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Annie Dugan's got State Fair fever as she contemplates award-winning Duluth artists (Brent Kustermann, John Salminen and John Skarja), seed art, Art on a Stick and more.

©Jeffrey T. Larson

Don't be surprised if you see Annie Dugan sitting in the audience at Jeffrey T. Larson's Gallery Talk at the Tweed Museum of Art Saturday night.

She's pretty excited to hear about his upcoming art school, "the science of realism," - oh, and she's kind of captivated by that vacumn cleaner as well.

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.

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