Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Twin Ports Arts Happenings

Suumertime, and the livin' is easy,
Catfish are jumpin' and the cotton is high...

Every part of the world has its own signs of summer. In Minnesota, August is the season for farmer's markets, raspberries, early corn. Target and Walmart are stocked with back-to-school supplies already. As for the local arts scene we have plenty happening. Here's the lay of the land for this last month of summer.

Tuesdays, August 1, 8, & 15, 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Art Canopy, Duluth Depot Porte-Cochere, 506 W. Michigan Street

Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art-making experiences this summer. Each Tuesday the Duluth Art Institute invites the general public to get inspired and messy under the Duluth Depot canopy from July 11 to Aug. 8. Not sure why it says August 15 above and only August 8 here, so if in doubt, contact the Duluth Art Institute for more information, 218-733-7560 or info@ duluthartinstitute.org

Friday, August 4, 8:35 p.m., The Secret Life of Pets, PG, Greater Downtown Council's Movies in the Park, Leif Erikson Park
Saturday, August 5, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Woodlandia, featuring works by Shawna Gilmore at Lakeside Gallery.

Monday, August 7, 5-7 p.m. Art Opening Reception: Gabriel Christopher Dee's 'Muse: Images of Women', Zeitgeist Arts Atrium, 222 E. Superior Street "Presented by Duluth Superior Pride & Zeitgeist. This show will depict images of women in various mediums including: photography, oil painting, watercolor painting, and drawing. It will include both portraits of women close to the artist as well as imagined women. The styles will vary from Realism, Impressionism, Romanticism, Classicism and Surrealism. Themes will vary from the serious to the whimsical. This show is dedicated to all the women who have touched the artist’s life and to the memory of the artist’s sister and grandmother."

Monday, August 7, 5-7 p.m. Art Opening Reception: Seth Korpi, Zeitgeist Arts Café Mezzanine, 222 E. Superior Street

"Seth is an emerging artist from Northeast Minnesota who loves working with ink and acrylics mostly on paper, canvas, or wood."

Thursday, August 10, 6:30 p.m., Lyric Opera of the North's Summer Sparkler, Historic Scott House, 1321 County Road 4, Carlton (click blue text for driving directions) "Final Performance of the Year! Usher in a new season with an outdoor concert and fundraiser featuring Vicki Fingalson, Sarah Lawrence, Cal Metts, Jeffrey Madison, and Beth Sobczak. Songs inspired by childhood and the dreams we love to dream! Also: terrific raffle items and other ways to support little opera of the north!"

Tickets: General Seating, $25; Bus Transportation available from multiple locations, $12, Picnic Box Supper, $12.

Friday, August 11, 8:25 p.m., Marley & Me, PG, Greater Downtown Council's Movies in the Park, Leif Erikson Park

Friday August 11, 3-7 p.m., Under the Spreading Walnut Tree Art Festival, P.K. Anderson House, 8th Street and Highway 61, Two Harbors (also known as the Lake Superior Hiking Trail Information House) This fair runs August 11-13, see further dates and times below. This festival is put on by Artists & Event Coordinators Christine & Terry Williams of Infinity Arts & Designs.

Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Under the Spreading Walnut Tree Art Festival, P.K. Anderson House, 8th Street and Highway 61, Two Harbors. This festival is put on by Artists & Event Coordinators Christine & Terry Williams of Infinity Arts & Designs.

Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nice Girls of the North 2nd Saturday Marketplace, Lakeside Lester Park Community Center (the former Lakeside Library), 106 N. 54th Ave. East

"Free coffee, cookies, and a friendly atmosphere await while you browse a collection of handcrafted clothing and bags, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, photography, personal care products, baby items and much more. One central checkout, most major credit cards accepted."

Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Superior Art Festival, Brighton Beach

Friday, August 18, 8:10 p.m., Alvin & The Chipmunks, PG, Greater Downtown Council's Movies in the Park, Leif Erikson Park

Saturday, August 19-20, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Art in Bayfront Park  (Ends Sunday at 5:00 p.m.)

August 19 & 20, Cookin' at the "O" -- Jazz and blues weekends in the Carlton Room. Three-course dinner and live jazz with Pippi, Glenn and Friends. (Upcoming shows are also scheduled for September 29 & 30.) Book your Carlton Room reservations here at the Oldenburg House website.

Wednesday, August 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Zentangle (R) & Wine with Esther Piszczek, CZT, Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road.

Come experience the fun and relaxation of drawing simple, repetitive line patterns with pen and ink and pencil shading. No previous drawing experience necessary. Class Cost: $35; Supplies: $10 (or use supplies provided without additional cost). RSVP to episzczek@gmail.com. Seats are limited.

Friday, August 25, 8:00 p.m., Sing, PG, Greater Downtown Council's Movies in the Park, Leif Erikson Park

Special thanks to Esther Piszczek for her help assembling the local arts monthly update. 

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Rain or shine, there's art to be seen here. Don't forget the Tweed and the Duluth Art Institute.

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

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