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.

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.

Not only does the Northland have an astonishing variety of places to see art and artists ... there are plenty of places ready and waiting to help you become an artist yourself.   Annie Dugan, the curator of the Duluth Art Institute explains.

How do you take in something like the Park Point Art Fair - or even a museum - without visual overload?  Before everything becomes just a blur in your memory, try some of these tips from the curator of the Duluth Art Institute, Annie Dugan.

Annie Dugan is in the hot seat herself this week, as we continue our Art Week theme with some questions about the art of being a curator at the Duluth Art Institute.

An opportunity to make art and drink wine on Wednesday ... Becky Buchanan, Dusty Keliin, Jeredt Runions, Andrew Perfetti, Ed Newman, John Heino and more are Going Postal in Superior on Friday ... and you can meet and enjoy the work of Minnesotans-made-good at the opening of the Duluth Art Institute's "MN Comics: Paneled Pages from the Northland" exhibit this week. 

The photography of Kip Praslowicz

Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute talks about events near and far, including the Duluth Art Institute's "The City As a Work of Art" bus tour on Wednesday, the exhibit of Kip Praslowicz photography at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, and Kathy McTavish's Mill City Requiem for Solo Instrument and Distance at the Mill City Museum as part of the Northern Spark event in Minneapolis.  

There's art every day this week and up and down the North Shore ... Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute has the wrap up of everything from A (Alberta Marana Pastels and Oils) to Z (Zinema2sDays Defender series).

Empress of Blandings/Flickr

A rainy Memorial Day is a great excuse to stay in and make art, and here's a little "art exercise" anyone can do - automatic drawing.  Pick something to draw and look only at it while you sketch, not the paper.  Whether it's doodling,  coloring books (they're not just for kids anymore),  Annie Dugan says we need to be encouraged to make things the way we're encouraged to journal.  "Permission to do it every day just because it's a good thing to do,"  she says. 

40 years of the work of internationally recognized watercolorist Cheng-Khee Chee is being honored through September at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art.  "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014" opened last week.  In the weeks and months to come, events include an artist painting demonstration, workshops and various gallery talks.  Annie Dugan, the curator of the Duluth Art Institute, tells us more.

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