Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Metropolitan Museum of Art/Open Access

Welcome to a new poetry feature on Northland Morning!

(poetry) celebrates the other languages that make up the rich cultural landscape of our Northland, through the medium that communicates it best: poetry.  We'll invite guests to share a poem in their native language, and find out what it is about the poem or the poet that speaks to them. 

Youth Art Closing Celebration
Today from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Kruk Art Gallery, Holden Fine Arts Center

UMD Art & Design: VCLS, Michael Barnes

Tomorrow (Tuesday 2/25) from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Montague 70, UMD

Reindeer Connections

Wednesday from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

When Northland Prism and the Duluth Poetry Chapter had the same idea and approached each other about a poetry event, they wanted to expand some of the ideas of love we're inundated with on Valentine's Day.

The brainstorming sessions that followed brimmed with love: of community, of environment, romantic love, platonic love, self-love. But it also overflowed into conversations about transitions, including those small moments when relationships change.

When we have to take a deep dive into things we'd rather avoid, we call it a character-building experience.

Author and artist Tashia Hart knew her writing was lacking something.

So she made the decision to invite the character-building so she could finally build the characters she wanted to.

Gidjie and the Wolves will be published in March by Hart's (Not) Too Far Removed Press.

Art on the Edges: Non-Conformists and Spirituality

Tomorrow (February 18) from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Tweed Museum of Art

The Duluth Public Library might be closed today (President's Day) but it's in hyperdrive through the end of the month and well into March.

There are three art events this week alone:

*Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Artisan Networking at Hoops

Hosted by Superior Artisans and Hoops Brewing

Tomorrow, Tuesday 2/11, from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Novelist Dr Carter Meland will be on campus tomorrow afternoon giving a talk called "Finding Our Way with Native Literature."

He's a senior lecturer in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, and the author of a book called Stories for a Lost Child.

Five years after the first Brave Art community event, there's more art - and more bravery - than ever in our community.

What started as a way for PAVSA and its Youth Advisory Board to help trafficked youth heal from their experiences has become a full-fledged production.

Tonight's event at AICHO will feature original music and poetry as well as art works. And while the narratives about exploitation and trafficking remain front and center, and it's expanded to regognize that art is a huge part of a lot of healing processes.

The Simple Plate Episode 7 - Randy Hanson, PhD

Feb 4, 2020
Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson

From Eco-Entrepreneurship to the climate crisis, Randy walks us through the history of farming in the Anthropocene and ultimately, how food brings us closer together. 


Listen to our full interview with Randy Hanson

Part 1:

Part Two:

Rabbett Before Horses Premiere Screening

February 4 at 5:30 pm at the Tweed Museum of Art



February 6  from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at AICHO

Makers Meetup Watch Party

Every Thursday until the end of February at Hoops Brewing, beginning at 7:30pm

Copyright Ivy Vainio. Used with permission.

  Dr. Vainio, am I going to die?


And there's nothing you can do?


I'm afraid to die. Should I be?

I don't know, Agnes. I don't know.


"Publish or perish."

But if success in academia is tied to writing books and journal articles about your research and what you do, how do you let a wider audience know about it?

In short, can academic writing ever top a best-seller list?

Maybe not, but in celebrating authors here at UMD, it's pretty plain that there is no lack of talent - and fascinating subject matter.

Samuel L. Zimmerman/Facebook

Friday at 5:30 AICHO hosts the Samuel J. Zimmerman Art Opening Pop Up Event. The Journey Home Chapter 2 event will feature the artist creating, live, a portrait of a shawl dancer.

When you lose your language, you lose more than just words. You lose the words you use to hold weddings and funerals and welcome children. You use the words that shape and define your world view.

In his latest book, Dr. Anton Treuer talks about the revitalization of indigenous language and cultures and the success stories that are not only preserving language, they're making a huge difference for the people learning them.