Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tweevenings at the Tweed: Karin Kraemer To Discuss Majolica

"God said to the clay 'Be ware' and it was." 
~ George Ohr

Karin Kraemer has been a fixture of the Twin Ports arts scene since I first arrived on these shores in 1986. A long time friend of the Duluth Arts Institute (DAI), she is also a lover of music and has played in a number of area jugbands along the way. She has a great sense of humor as indicated by the title of her business: Duluth Pottery, Superior Division. Her studio is in historic Trade and Commerce Marketplace Building adjacent to the Red Mug Coffeehouse.

This coming Tuesday Karin will be the presenter for this month's Tweevenings talk, Tuesday, December 2 at the Tweed. Her presentation will be about Majolica, a handpainted tin-glaze technique. Her piece Bee Mandala is currently on view at Tweed, as part of the exhibition Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics.

Every other month, on the first Tuesday, the Tweed holds informal viewing and discussion of selected works from their collection. Faculty, students and community members are invited to choose work to be discussed, and it's always free. I myself enjoy the Tweevening events as an excuse to see what's going on that is new. There is nearly always a student show on display in the corner gallery space on the main floor. And the major shows are always worth your time. If you miss this one, the next event will be the first Tuesday in February.

Read more about Karin Kraemer in this 2011 interview.

To learn more about the Tweed Museum, www.d.umn.edu/tma/



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