Event Details

  • July 13, 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Free


  • Tweed Museum of Art
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Duluth, MN 55812
  • 218-726-8222
  • http://www.d.umn.edu/tma

Event Description

Bring the family and join Alison Aune and Wendy Savage, both seasoned art educators, as well as Native artist Jonathan Thunder, and Tashia Hart, writer, artist and chef, to the Tweed Museum of Art to participate in the second Family Day developed in conjunction with Intersections, an exhibition of contemporary Native art by Minnesota-based artists. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of art activities throughout the museum, which are all based on works by artists on display in the exhibition. For example, participants may be interested in creating Makuk-style paper baskets, Cray-Pas art inspired by works from the late George Morrison or watercolors by Carl Gawboy. In addition, we are offering a station to create drawings with Prismacolors, inspired by Frank Big Bear. Light refreshments will be served during the event. Free and open to the public. We will offer another Family Day on October 10/19/19 to make bandolier bags, in conjunction with our Bandolier Bags exhibition. Save the Date! Who Alison Aune received her B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1984, her M.A. from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1987, and Ph.D. from Ohio University Athens in 2000. Aune is an Art Education Professor in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She served as education coordinator at the Tweed Museum of Art from 1991 to 1999 before joining the UMD Department of Art and Design. Aune's scholarly interests include museum-based teacher training, women artists in history, and Nordic art education. She and her students have developed curriculum and intergenerational learning experiences using Scandinavian, Portuguese, Turkish, Finnish and American Indian art. Wendy Lee Savage is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Nation, Lake Superior Band, and Fond du Lac Reservation. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her Master's degree in Education through the College of St. Scholastica is presently in progress. Ms. Savage is a multicultural educator, consultant, and independent curator of the art and artists of the Ojibwe culture of this region. She has used her background in art to develop a culture-specific curriculum. She has served as an art consultant to Fond du Lac Reservation Group Home, Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Art Institute, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Minnesota Program Inc., and Northern Pine Girl Scouts. She has taught at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet and the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she is a professor emeritus. Jonathan Thunder is a multi-disciplinary artist currently residing in Duluth, Minnesota, who works in canvas painting, animation, film making and 3D projection mapping. He has attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and studied Visual Effects and Motion Graphics in Minneapolis, MN. His work has been featured in many state, regional, and national exhibitions, as well as in local and international publications. Thunder has won several awards for his art/animation work on multiple projects. Tashia Hart is a writer, artist, and chef who lives in Duluth, MN.