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.

Annie Dugan shares several art events this week in the Twin Ports, including:

- Tomorrow night's Tweevenings discussion series at the Tweed Museum of Art features Bill Shipley talking about the works of New York Sculptor Leslie Bohnenkamp,

- An art show opening on Friday at The Red Herring Lounge featuring the works of Ryan Lemahieu, Chris Monahan & Esther Piszczek, and

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Name three artists you're thankful for.

That's Annie Dugan's challenge this week.

Thursday, Design Duluth takes on the city's "visual identity" and four artists will be talking about "thinking outside the lift bridge."  Friday AICHO opens the show  Asemaa "The Vessel of Creation" and Saturday,  the Tweed Museum hosts a free workshop with artist Sharon Louden.

Prøve Gallery

It's an unofficial Painting Week in Duluth, marked by a lecture at the Tweed Museum of Art by Ann Klefstad on the work of Robert Minichiello, the opening of an exhibit by Shawna Gilmore at UWS, and the "Plys With Purpose”  exhibition and silent auction on Friday of 30 crafted skateboard decks by regional, national, and international artists to benefit skateboard parks in our communities.

©2014 Briand Morrison

A cultural round table at the Duluth Art Institute this week ... and a special pairing of art and music and father and son as Briand Morrison performs live jazz at the Tweed Museum of Art before an exhibit of his father's works.

Rosy Simas

This week: a reception for Rosy Simas following her dance performance and art exhibit, a meeting to present the findings of Creative Minnesota, and an upcoming presentation by artist/game designer Elizabeth LaPensee'.

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.

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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.

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