Saturday, December 28, 2013

Artist Interviews: Best of 2013 (Part 2)

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~E.B. White

Seen at the Tweed
As we close out the year its a tradition to take one more backward nod as if to bid farewell before turning to face forward again into what lies ahead. The year 2013 provided the local community with numerous new arts venues and showcased many new artists as well as new works by the veterans. Though we were disappointed to lose the Ochre Ghost and Double Dutch, and recently received word that Canal Park's Blue Lake Gallery is closing in February, there is plenty new emerging and much to look forward to in the year ahead.

Last night I posted links to artist interviews from January to June. Here is another list of interviews from the second half of 2013.

Painter and plein air artist Lee Englund

Author/artist Ellen Sandbeck talks about her Buddha-a-Day project.

Print maker and arts advocate Celia Lieder 

Artist and Limbo Gallery curator Eris Vafias

Special guest curator for Tweed's Blood Memoirs show, Amber-Dawn Bear Robe 

Local artist Kat Senn, Part I and Part II.

Eris Vafias talks about Artist Kamikaze V

Artist/photographer Scott Dovey from Florida's west coast.

Newly transplanted to the Northland, Santiago painter Rodrigo Bello 

Playing an essential role in the local arts scene Crystal Pelkey 

Portugal's Margarida Sardinha discusses her latest achievement, London Memory multi+city

The energetic Dusty Keliin 

Talking photography with John Heino and the vision behind Zenith City Lines

Scott Murphy's return to the DAI with Broken Threads, Lost Causes.

A very good talk with the Tweed Museum's Bill Shipley

Bottom line: It's been another good year for art in the Twin Ports.

Reminder: Be sure to make a selection for the Duluth Art Institute Member Show coming up. Dates to submit work run from January 2-10. Mark January 23 for the opening reception, always a highlight of the new year. 

1 comment:

Ellen Sandbeck said...

The glass bust shown in your photo looks really, really cool if you shine a flashlight on it! (I always have a small LED flashlight in my belt pack: have flashlight, will travel!)