Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

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This week, running a stop sign on the road of good intentions.

Nicky Sunsdahl

After the city of Duluth expressed interest in a new city flag, Nicky Sunsdahl offered his design: The Tilt Town Flag.  

Tommy Haines

The Haines brothers, originally from Mt. Iron, Minnesota, are bringing their documentary film, Saving Brinton, to Duluth this Thursday, August 16 for a one time showing event. 

Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art in our community every Monday morning at 8:20 a.m. on Northland Morning.  This week:

The annual Art in Bayfront Park festival this Saturday and Sunday, and

Bubble Festival at the Children's Museum on Sunday.

Annie also recommends a few art-related films (streaming on-line) that you can check out on your own time:

Anishinabe author Heid Erdrich talks about how a social media post spurred her to create a collection of contemporary Native poetry by exciting new writers and to "bring our poetry out there where readers can find it."

Heid Erdrich's New Poets of Native Nations is published by Graywolf Press.

How can we die when we're already

Midnight Oil Studio & Workshop

This Saturday, August 11, is the 5th Annual Lake Superior Art Festival at Brighton Beach. Over 70 local and regional artists will be sharing their work on the beautiful shore of Lake Superior in Duluth.  

Local artists Allison and Jonathan Metzger are returning to the festival for their 3rd year.

Lennart Laberenz/Flickr

This week, how sauna and löyly stitch together generations ... and tired hearts.

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann fell in love with a (dead, stuffed, expensive) walrus in a second-hand store.

And even though they didn't end up leaving together, he changed her life.

The Book of Beasties: Your A-to-Z Guide to the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit Animals is published by  Sounds True.

The Soap Factory

Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant are Minneapolis artists who created Common Room, an annual project hosted by arts incubator "The Soap Factory."  The two artists lead a series of public space, art tours. This is not about public art, but rather offer new look at how public spaces are designed to create, enhance and steer your personal experience.

Duluth Art Institute/Facebook

The Art Canopy! series at the Duluth Art Institute returns tomorrow (Tuesday, July 31), giving kids and parents a chance to make stuff outside.

University of Minnesota Press

A leader in Minnesota's environmental history and graduate of Duluth Central High school and UMD, Grant J. Merritt joins us to talk about his book "Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota's Environment."  Merritt chronicles his family history in iron mining and how his young life on the North Shore led to a career of protecting the waters of Lake Superior, as head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.  

JP Renquist

The Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative and Hillside Youth Theater Programs are continuing their long-standing tradition summer theater with a production of Robin's Hood written by Jean Sramek and Margi Preus. Young people, volunteers and arts educators from throughout the city have been working on this summer's play for the last 6 weeks.

Robin's Hood performance information

Jamie Harper

"Salvaged Medium" is a stunning array of North Shore scenic paintings from Jamie Harper, on display at Pizza Luce in Duluth. His work is up through the end of August with a reception happening on Wednesday, August 1, 7-9 p.m. at Pizza Luce, located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street in Duluth.

Harper, who lives and works in Winona Minnesota, joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about discovering the arts after college,  his path to recycled materials his connections to Duluth. 

Lisa Johnson

This week, who could YOU call in the middle of the night and know they would pick up?

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