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.

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).

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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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Joellyn Rock

Duluth Art Institute curator Annie Dugan is excited about the Alison Aune, Kirsten Aune and Joellen Rock collaborative project "Patterns and Mermaid Tales" that opens this Friday at the Nordic Center.  There's even an audience participation component that will be recorded and shared in Bergen, Norway.

It's Homegrown Week on KUMD and pretty much everywhere else in Duluth, but in addition to all the Homegrown music events, there is Homegrown art, photography, poetry and more.  In addition, Ivy Vainio's photography exhibit called "Naamijig: Honoring our Traditions" opens at the Duluth Art Institute as does Karen Owsley Nease's "Found Horizons."  Annie Dugan is the curator of the Duluth Art Institute and she has the details:

William Wilson

This week's cool, damp forecast makes it a good one for  making the art rounds.  In addition to the 25th Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop in Duluth,  Prøve Gallery has put together a Homegrown Hall of Fame exhibit with some of your favorite Homegrown celebrities illustrated as ...

Duluth Art Institute

Heidi Jenson is the guest at tomorrow night's Visual Culture Lecture Series at UMD, the Youth Art exhibit at the DAI continues for a few more days, and the Cat Video Festival is fast approaching.  Annie Dugan, curator of the Duluth Art Institute, reports.

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