Annie Dugan

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Artists in Grand Marais were, to use Annie Dugan's phrase, "skittering around" over the weekend, creating art outdoors at the Plein Air Festival.

Anyone can snap a photo with their smart phone and keep moving, but what happens when you stay with a view and commit it to canvas?

Shannon Cousino/UWS

Every Monday, CSS art instructor Annie Dugan keeps us informed about the great art in our community.  This week:

The UWS Faculty Art Exhibition opens Thursday at 5pm at the Kruk Gallery at UWS,

The Duluth Art Institute has two simultaneous openings, also on Thursday, featuring works by Amanda Breitbach ("Land/People") and Aaron Squadroni ("Mesabi Land Portraits").

©Adam Swanson

"My time on the RV Falkor has been unbelievable so far. Amazing people, inspiring science, and breathtaking ocean as far as the eye can see. I am set up with a painting space in the wet-lab, surrounded by scientists, ocean mud, chemicals, and a wide array of colorful test tubes and equipment. It is an active place and the perfect space for creating direct paintings about this important ocean research. I have two paintings in the works right now and look forward to getting into many more during my time aboard! "   ~ Adam Swanson 

©Karen McTavish. Used with permission.

Free Range Trials is open all this week at the Free Range Film Barn from 2:00pm - 5:00pm ... the exhibition will be open 2-5pm daily through September 4. 

The Downtown Duluth Arts Walk is a perfect way to wrap up your work week and jump-start the weekend ... it begins at 5:00pm Friday and you can find more information here:  

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:

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

Jonathan Thunder

Jonathan Thunder's Suspension of Disbelief is open at the Duluth Art Institute

You can take a look at the video here

Marlene Wisuri's The Cost of Living is at the MacRostie Gallery in Grand Rapids through the end of the month

Chholing Taha

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.  This week:

Two openings at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, Chholing Taha: Every Spirit Tells A Story, and Payton MacDonald: Sonic Divide.

Courtesy of Cai Studio/Netflix

What do you value most about the Iron Range?  If you  have or want to express it art-wise, there's an open call for it as part of the Annual Iron Range Exhibit.  Here's more information:

Painting of an owl
Tonya Sell, from parkpointartfair.org

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.

This week we talked about making steamroller art (with a real steamroller!) at Friday's Lincoln Park Solstice Street Party.

And of course we talked about this weekend's Park Point Art Fair.

Call for entry: AICHO's  Let's See What You See 

Call for entry: Parklet Art! 

Classes, lessons and more:

Pineapple Art Duluth

Otlak Felt Studio and Clothing

Yarn Harbor

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.

Bill Gronseth/Facebook

Where's the best art opening this week?  What shows are closing?  Are there any calls-for-entries anywhere?  

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