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The week-long 2018 Plein Air Grand Marais painting festival kicks off Friday, Sept., 7.   An annual mecca for painters across Minnesota, this year touts lectures, exhibits and additional workshops open to anyone, not only competing artists. 

Stacie Renne, Janelle Miller

This weekend is the Duluth Superior Pride Festival, four days of celebrating the rich LGBT community in the Northland.  Thursday is the Duluth Mayor's reception at The Depot and Friday evening Zeitgeist hosts the DS Pride Exhibition with a reception at 7 p.m.

The Pride Exhibit includes work from 11 local artists and will be on display through September.  We spoke with local artists Janelle Turner Miller and Stacie Renee of Warrior Printress, an independent printing company in Duluth.

Cecilia Ramon

This Sunday, an experiment in art opens in the Free Range Barn in Wrenshall, Minnesota.  Successful Duluth artists Cecilia Ramon and Kathy McTavish stretch their creativity in the experimental lab that is, the Free Range Trials. McTaish is a coder, composer and multi media artist, while Ramon is a visual artist, meditation practitioner and UMD art teacher. This is an exciting pairing as these women are cutting new paths in media, mixed media and mindfulness in art.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Carl Gawboy

Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg or four friends, a new show in The Depot Great Hall, has opened and is up through July 24.  Minnesota artists George Morrison, Joe Geshick and Carl Gawboy each took different artistic paths with their work but their journeys as leading Ojibwe artists in the 20th century brought them together. They welcome you on this journey with them, as the fourth friend.

Chholing Taha

Chholing Taha brings her work to the Duluth Art Institute this month in a show called “Every Spirit Tells a Story.” Her bright and vibrant paintings inspired by Great Lakes tribes opens with a reception and artist talk on Thursday, July 12, from 6-9 pm

Painter and ceremonial shawl maker Chholing Taha is a Cree First Nations artist is originally from Quebec and New York state but now is based in Minnesota.  You can hear more from her at the artist talk on July 12, the exhibit is on display through September 2, 2018.

Taha shares her journey with us here on Radio Gallery.

Natalija Walbridge

Last year, Duluth artist Natalija Walbridge was the award winner for fiber arts at the Park Point Art Fair and this year she returns with her original textile works from her creative endeavor, Dock 5.  She has become known for her lift bridge design messenger bag but her canvas bags also carry a variety of art and graphic designs from vintage maps to works inspired by the natrural world. 

Lance Cyril Mountain

Prøve Gallery celebrates the new collective show "Chromascope" on Friday June 15, with works of over ten local and regional artists creating a visual panorama. 

Radio Gallery: Chance

Jun 5, 2018
Kathy McTavish

There is still time to see Chance, an art experience created by local composer and media artist Kathy McTavish. Chance is a thought-provoking, experiential installation at the UMD Tweed Museum's Sax Brothers' Gallery, up through the summer. It is a self creating, coded, digital and audio installation, ever-changing through the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. To get the full affect of the work, you want to visit multiple times as no two days of the exhibit are the same.

Director: Daniel Stine

The Duluth Superior Film Festival celebrates opening night with the Northland premier of the locally-filmed heart-warming story "Virginia Minnesota" on Wednesday, May 30 at Clyde Iron Works.

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

Skye

There are different viewpoints on what constitutes a long song.  When it comes to writing, Bob Dylan has spun some long yarns like the 11 verse "Hurricane" or 10 verses of Desolation Row.  Never have they seemed so long as when written out, by hand, stenciled in 2 inch type.  "Some of his longer songs are 27 feet long" says installation artist Skye.

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