Art

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Annie Dugan says she's not usually into making resolutions, but all the time with her family over the holiday and - face it - the last nine months or so has he resolving to set aside time for art on a regular basis.

You don't have to paint or sculpt; your "art time" might be looking at art.  But Annie's kind of intrigued by the intersection or art and other "cozy indoor activities" - like jigsaw puzzles, for instance.

It's common knowledge that Louisa May Alcott's tale of a family's home life during the Civil War, Little Women, was loosely based on her own growing-up.

But thank heavens clever scholars followed up on the real-life counterparts of the book's heroines, because Abigail May Alcott Nieriker ("Amy" is an anagram of "May;" get it?) really did go to Paris and made a moderate success of herself as an artist and writer.

Painting of a woman
Zamara Cuyun

The closing reception and artists' talk for "Long Night of the Floating Shell" happens tonight 6:00-7:30 at the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, at AICHO in downtown Duluth.  Jonathan Thunder joins us to share insight into his current work, recent collaborations and the evolution of his work. 

This is your last chance to catch "Long Night of the Floating Shell" which shares contemporary Indigenous art by Jonathan Thunder with roots in the Red Lake Nation and Zamara Cuyún of Minneapolis, with roots in the Maya Highlands of Guatemala.

Impressionistic Painting of four sisters, lots of deep red and light purple, quite abstract
Sue Rauschenfels

Local painter Sue Rauschenfels has been busy creating new work in acrylic, and mixed media and has opened her latest exhibit at Pizza Luce, up through then end of June.  With selections from multiple projects, the show includes her large scale "Trees" as well as pieces from the "Sisterhood" series and more.  Rauschenfels also has work up at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors and is looking forward to her August show at the Whole Foods Coop - Denfeld.

Black and White Image by Ken Bloom Japanese documentary photo series, Elderly Policeman with hands on hips,
Ken Bloom

This week, Director of the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD Ken Bloom retires. His dedication to local art, a growing Native American art collection and increased community programming will leave a lasting impression on the Tweed. But this is not the end, but rather new beginnings.  Bloom has shared that he is returning to his first passion, photography, and will possibly return as a guest curator. 

Russ White

"Another Fine Mess" drawings and installations by Russ White opens for one weekend only, Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis. 

Director Amber McGinnis

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival, in its ninth year, is happening now,

Rob Adams

Mixed media, painter, cartoonist and collage artist Rob Adams has a retrospective show up through May 24, at CF Design, before he ships out. 

Radio Gallery: Beads

Apr 24, 2019

A deeply Minnesotan exhibit called Beads opens this week at The Nordic Center in Duluth.  Beads brings together beadwork pieces from northern peoples, "specifically the Norwegian Hardanger tradition and the Anishinaabe traditional and contemporary beadwork here in Minnesota,” according to the Nordic Center.

Carla Rodriguez

"Honestly tho...,"an exhibition about the revolutionary nature of vulnerability," opens this Friday, April 12 at Prøve Gallery in Duluth. This is a collective show, celebrating the power of intimacy, pleasure and physical body autonomy. 

Sirpa Särkijärvi

The Joseph Nease Gallery welcomes a Finnish painter to Duluth this week. Opening on Friday, March 22 is Transcription by Sirpa Särkijärvi.  Her active and fluid style brings her large scale figurative paintings to life.  Driven by human connections to nature and the complexities of the human experience in this stressful modern world, her insights carry great expression.

Beehive Collective

Beehive Design Collective have brought their art, storytelling and presentations to classrooms, coffee shops, colleges, conferences and this Wednesday, to Prøve Gallery in Duluth. 

Ashley Whitcomb

Head out into the snow on Friday night for the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk and you'll find the work of Jay Whitcomb at Prøve Gallery. Whitcomb opened his exhibit "Demons and Angels: Moments of Clarity" on February 8, a collection of introspective figurative works in paint and ink. 

Sarah Brokke

Duluth painter Sarah Brokke opens a new show called "Sacred Selves" at The Duluth Pottery this week.  In the heart of the Lincoln Park Craft District, The Duluth Pottery has emerged as an arts center, celebrating and sharing the work of two and three dimentional artists. Everyone is invited to an opening reception on Sunday Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m. 

Brokke's body of work, on display through March 31, is a continuation of her portrait painting with a nod to sacred, medatative practice. 

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