Thursday, April 24, 2014

Twin Ports Art Scene: Items of Note

The other day I was reading the Hibbing paper (online) in order to learn more about the Dylan photography exhibit that is making its U.S. premiere in Hibbing in about four weeks. A little further down the page was a list of the week's crimes. 3 of the 10 involved assault, men assaulting women.

This is a serious problem and it makes a lot of us sick. If you're one of those who find this a disturbing trend in our culture (or a disturbing habit throughout history) you may be interest in tonight's Take Back The Night rally and march. Starts at five downtown. Do nothing and we get more of the same.

OK, Arts Fans, there's a busy weekend ahead. Highlights include...

Damn Yankees at the Marshall Performing Arts Center, hosted by the UMD Departments of Theater and Music. Classic. I would be there except I will be helping to get a show ready for Friday night....

Bob, by Becky Buchanan
And that show is the 2014 Goin' Postal Spring Art Show with work by AJ Atwater, Jeredt Runions, Becky Buchanan, Dusty Keliin, Eric Horn, Tara Stone, Chelsey Miller, Ed Newman, Tal Lindblad, Sharon Rogers, Jeff Peabody, Zach Kerola, John Heino and many more. After party will feature Teague Alexy, Theft by Swindle, the Tico Three and Andy Lipke Fiasco.

SPECIAL OFFER: Anyone who purchases a painting worth $100 or more at this show will receive free a signed copy of my book Unremembered Histories.

If you're in the Twin Cities and can't make it to our Goin' Postal show or the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop on Saturday, it will be worth your while to do the St. Paul Art Crawl tomorrow evening. Erik Pearson is going.

New Adam McCauley piece.
SATURDAY is the annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop in the Twin Ports. Lots of galleries, and lots to see on both sides of the bridge. The hard part will be knowing where to begin and whether one should try to see it all. There will be activities at UMD from 1-6 p.m. including open studios.

On the Superior side of the bridge there's art by Brita Rekve at the North End Arts Gallery (Red Mug Building) and the new Phantom Galleries Superior will be having openings at two locations, 1404 and 1410 Tower Avenue. Among the featured artists will be Adam McCauley and Sarah Brokke, perpetual favorites amongst those who like to see painterly works on canvas. (I confess: I am one.)  Brokke's show is called Shift. The overall theme is called Whirlled. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., just in time to be in your car to catch the beginning of KUMD's Highway 61 Revisited, Dylan music hosted by John Bushey. He'll have a special guest this week talking about the upcoming Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan.

OH, speaking of music.... the Homegrown Music Festival is kicking off, featuring over 200 bands this year. But that is a much longer story.

AND FINALLY, The Shack in Superior, Wisconsin, is now featuring art on its wall. Grab a lunch there or bring a friend to dinner and check it out. The food is fabulous.

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Engage it.

EdNote: Photos will be added later to bring a little color here. My uploads were timing out.

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