Where's Art


Annie Dugan's got State Fair fever as she contemplates award-winning Duluth artists (Brent Kustermann, John Salminen and John Skarja), seed art, Art on a Stick and more.

©Jeffrey T. Larson

Don't be surprised if you see Annie Dugan sitting in the audience at Jeffrey T. Larson's Gallery Talk at the Tweed Museum of Art Saturday night.

She's pretty excited to hear about his upcoming art school, "the science of realism," - oh, and she's kind of captivated by that vacumn cleaner as well.

Brian Ring & Flo Matamoros

On Thursday night at 6 p.m. at the Duluth Art Institute, Susannah Magers will give a presentation about artist opportunities through the 2017 Emerging Artist Series at Rochester Art Center.  Ms. Magers is the Deputy Director and Curator of Contemporary Art at RAC.

Kathy McTavish

 At Lizards Art Gallery on Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m. is the opening reception for Collusion, an exhibit by two pairs of artists working collaboratively in their respective mediums: Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti  (Raku) and Jeffrey Schmidt & Kristen Wasyliszyn (oils and acrylics).

©Joe Olivieri/Lola Visuals

Art, life, choices, film ... it's all Zentangled® together this evening at Zeitgeist Arts.  It's not only the artist reception for Esther Piszczek's new show, it's a screening of the art documentary, Life & Art Entangled made about her life and work by local filmmakers Joe Olivieri and David Cowardin.

The 2016 Free Range Film Festival is this weekend (July 29 and 30) ... an annual event drawing "thousands of film buffs and curiosity seekers, eager to watch independent cinema in a barn."

It takes all kinds of people to make a world, as my grandma used to say .....

Martin DeWitt

  There are many interesting openings, talks, and exhibits to discover this week in the region.

Paint du .... rain.  From a train.

The Duluth Art Institute's second annual outdoor painting festival, Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord,  finds forty artists from Minnesota jostling along in a baggage car en route to their first scenic Northland location this morning.

Watercolors, anyone?

Are you a fan of social media videos featuring artists and craftsmen creating their work?

How being exposed "process, not just product" can be good for us ... and what to do about it if watching the videos gives you the itch to try making art yourself.

You can see the "Starry Night" video here on YouTube, and learn more about Turkish artist Garip Ay and ebru here.

©Chris Monroe

Art and nature are, in so many instances, almost interchangeable.

But once in a rare while ... art and nature just do NOT play well with one another.

©Peter Ross

Peter Ross is a UMD Biology grad,  a largely self-taught artist,  and a man who loves the patterns he finds in nature.

He's also really looking forward to retirement when he can devote himself to painting full time.

©Adu Gindy

Annie Dugan just wishes she'd thought of it first.

An exhibit of works called Animal Inclinations opens this Thursday (6/23) at Lizzard's Gallery in Duluth.

It features the paintings of Adu Gindy and the ceramics of Jim Klueg.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Park Point Art Fair promises a wealth of art viewing, appreciating, purchasing and making opportunities.

The Duluth Art Institute pairs Northern Minnesota austerity with bouncy-houses this week.

Art fans can sproing between Tim White's In & Out of Context exhibit opening Thursday (6/16) night in the John Steffl Gallery and the DAI's  Art Night Out in the Great Hall.

©Kristen Pless

Environmentalist Dan Schutte and his UMD photography professor Kristen Pless open their exhibition Monarchs: Photographs from the Reserves Saturday at the Great Lakes Aquarium ...

And speaking of UMD, the Tweed Museum of Art, freshly-air conditioned after a six month closing for $1.5 million in HVAC work, reopens Thursday with three new exhibits.

Ashley Kolka

The Vacation Edition!

Wherever you roam up nort' this summer, there is art to enjoy.

Out west, think the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN.

The Miniatures Exhibition, featuring the collage art of Ashley Kolka is on display now ...