Thursday, April 10, 2014

Upcoming Visual Arts Events in the Twin Ports

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." ~Pablo Picasso

Picasso passed away 41 years ago this past Tuesday, but his influence remains, one of the three or four most influential artists of the twentieth century. A painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, poet and playwright -- he did it all, and always with his unique fingerprint. He was always trying new things and never settled permanently on a singular trademarked style. The quote above really does say it all. In the beginning he learned the techniques of the Masters. Then took that knowledge in new, innovative directions, opening new possibilities for art in the most fluid century in history up to his point in time, an era of change.

Here are some noteworthy art happenings in the Twin Ports the next few days.

TONIGHT

Girls Night Out..... SHOP AND PARTY featuring Art in the Alley and Black Water Lounge.
5-7 p.m.  Details HERE.

Zeitgeist Arts and The Duluth Art Institute present "Hero/Villain/Savior/Scoundrel: Images of Jim Carlson & Don Ness" April 5-May 10
Mayor Ness said he may avoid the opening, but he's undoubtedly curious. Since the two events are across the street from each other, you might as well just stay downtown. The appetizers are wonderful at Blackwater, as well as Zeitgeist. My mouth is already watering.
7-9 p.m. Details HERE

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FRIDAY

Landscapes of Northern Minnesota featuring the art of Wendy Savage-Blue
This one was postponed due to one of our recent weather events. I was glad they did not reschedule while I was out of town. Looking forward to this show at Trepanier Hall
5-7 p.m. Details HERE

the ørigin of birds
A show featuring Kathy McTavish's multimedia installation at the PROVE Gallery.
Opening Reception 7-11 p.m. with live music by the cosmic pit orchestra.
There will be a Saturday workshop as well.
Details HERE

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SUNDAY

The Lori and Teresa Spring Studio Sale
2-7 p.m. at their Purple Sun Studio
Details HERE

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And if you haven't seen Ken Marunowski's latest work, it's worth going out of your way to see. Head to Beaners sometime during the month of April, grab a cup of java and enjoy.

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

PS: One more reminder about our Call for Art for Red Mug Show in May featuring art inspired by Bob Dylan. Details HERE

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