Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Cultures define themselves in many ways, frequently with reference to the natural world.

On the surface, it's hard to see that as a bad thing.

But as we delve further into ecology ("a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments, the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment"), is the stumbling block to finding answer the way we see nature ... or just human beings?
 

Last month Adam Swanson opened a new show called “Art and Science” at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in Duluth.

“Art and Science” expands on his common threads of humans, animals and their coexistence in the world.  This new body of work brings in ideas of energy, sustainability, machines and how humans have the ability to change their impact in the world.  Swanson said “The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”

Scott Maxwell

Roxanne DeLille and Valerie Shangreaux share their experiences in community leadership: how they entered into leadership roles, who inspired and encouraged them, and the lessons they have learned.

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  Annie Dugan brings you a comprehensive look at Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

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Chance on Tap: Poetry Reading and Book Release with Kathleen Roberts and guests

Territory: Emerging Photographers 2017

Widespread flu.  Fires burning entire communities to the ground.

Soldiers fighting in faraway hot spots abroad and an anti-immigrant nationalism taking hold.

But journalist Curt Brown's new book isn't a chronicle of today but of one hundred years ago.  "A century," he says, "doesn't seem so long ago anymore."

Minnesota 1918 is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Jane Wunrow, a St. Paul-based artist, opens her solo exhibit “Waking Dreams” on Friday, February 16,with a reception happening 7-10 p.m.  “Waking Dreams” will be on view at Prove Gallery in Duluth February 16-March 17, 2018.

Minnesota author Cheryl Strayed used her hike (an expedition she was woefully unprepared for) on the Pacific Crest Trail to exorcise her personal demons. Another Minnesotan embarked on the same trip within a month of Wild's release for no other reason than turning 40 and wanting to.

Gail Francis on apowerful sense of optimism and feeling of being more connected to people and the country, how the context made all the difference and what she learned about helping others and allowing herself to be helped.

 

Karlyn Coleman celebrates her love of all things winter with a book guaranteed to make natives of the Land of 10,000 Lakes puff out their chests with pride -- and (as it turns out) horrify grade-school kids in Arizona!

Where Are All the Minnesotans? is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Maija Jenson

This month the Duluth Art Institute is showing their Annual DAI Member show, where members who participate in this Duluth organization are invited to show a piece of their own art. 

Tia Salmela Keobounpheng

Former Duluthian Tia Salmela Keobounpheng opens a new exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, January 11 called "100 days: Tia Keobounpheng."  

Minnesota Historical Society

If the committee had seen Bob Dylan's high school poetry, would he still have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016?

For better or worse, they didn't, but Dylan fans will be able to see some of the Dylan poetry canon (circa Hibbing High School, 1956) later this month at the Minnesota Historical Society.

NorShor Theatre

If a building could sigh, the new NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth has been waiting to exhale for decades.

Finally ready to make it's debut - again (Temple Opera House 1869, Orpheum Theatre 1910, NorShor Theatre 1940 and a number of others between 1974 and 2010) -  the NorShor has been lovingly restored and upgraded over millions of dollars and countless hours since June of 2016.

This morning, we talk to the man who probably knows the theatre best.

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