Jonathan Thunder

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.

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On Tuesday, July 9th, The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) is holding open office hours from 2 to 5:30 p.m., where artists can not only ask for grant writing tips from Holly, their grants manager, there is also great local art on the walls to be seen!

Jonathan Thunder

The Tweed Museum of Art is celebrating a new exhibit, years in the planning, curated by Karissa White.  "Intersections" invites the public to discover the vibrant spectrum of new and old work by Native American in Minnesota. Bringing this show together was a collaborative project, drawing from the Tweed Museum permanent collection to bring forward a generation of work from George Morrison, Carl Gawboy alongside the next generation of Frank Big Bear and Jim Denomie and young local artists like Jonathan Thunder.

The Tweed Museum of Art continues its Visual Cultural Lecture Series with documentary filmmaker Keri Pickett and a screening of First Daughter and the Black Snake.

The exhibit Intersections opens at the Tweed Museum of Art on Thursday, and Annie Dugan is calling it the exhibition of the year.

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

A collaborative project with author Brenda Child, artist Jonathan Thunder and language immersion teacher Gordon Jourdain produced a delightful tale (in English and Ojibwe) of dogs and dreams and dancing.

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Artist, cartoonist and filmmaker Jonathan Thunder talks about art/Native art, artists/Native artists ... and arriving at a place where he most concerned with pleasing - or amusing - himself.

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

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Support for Superior artists (pun intended), the art of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the animated Jonathan Thunder and more this week on Where's Art?

The  Beargrease Art Show is on display through March at the Great Lakes Aquarium; hear more about the show this week on Radio Gallery.

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The week kicks off with an artist talk;  Paul LaJeunesse offers insights about his exhibit Laurentian, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 - 7 pm at the DAI Morrison Gallery.

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The exhibition Shady Rest opens Thursday at the Prøve Gallery ...

And the Duluth Art Institute is holding a Free Family Art Day Saturday in connection with the Lincoln Park Open House.

Also Jonathan Thunder will be creating a temporary chalk mural on Elephant Rock that will be revealed on Saturday.

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All My Relations Arts in Minneapolis has just opened an exhibit of the works of Karen Savage and Jonathan Thunder.  Called Savage/Thunder, the exhibit runs through the end of September.

And students from Thunder Bay have their work on display as part of the Art = Bridges to Understanding Youth Art Exchange.  The exhibit is already up, but there's an actual opening slated for Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

No, it is neither "mosquito season" nor "road construction season."  It is actually mural season here in the northland, with large-scale artworks being unveiled around town this week, including:

Yesterday a new mural was unveiled in Lincoln Park on the side of the Frost River building (1910 West Superior Street) by artist Paul LeJeunesse, a Duluth Art Institute artist-in-residence.

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Exhibits by Christopher Selleck, Jonathan Thunder, Robert Dewitt Adams and Elizabeth LaPensee open this week at the Duluth Art Institute.

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