Friday, June 11, 2010

Upcoming Events

Art is easy, life is hard. Let’s dance.

Just as the robin has traditionally been call the first sign of spring, so it is that here in the Northland an overabundance of joggers is the first sign that Grandma's Marathon is just around the corner... in fact, next weekend to be exact. They may use the 100-meter-dash as the benchmark for "World's Fastest Human" but the marathon should not be so easily discounted.

Grandma's is one of the more beautiful 26 mile jogging events in the world, slithering down the North Shore of Lake Superior from Two Harbors to Duluth. It's a scenic drive 364 days of the year and a congested mass of exhausted runners on the third Saturday in June. It's heartwarming to see all the volunteers who help serve water, shuttle the weary to medical tents and just plain pitch in wherever needed. Lots of music and parties afterwards, too.

Art for a Cure is an art show that will take place at the North End Arts Gallery in Superior, WI on July 2 & 3. Local artists will be donating 50% of their sales to The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Superior/Douglas County. To show your support for local artists' contributions in the fight against cancer, join us from 5-8 p.m. on July 2 or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Broadway and Hammond. If you are an artist who would like to join the fight against cancer, contact Nancy at

The Many Faces of Ennyman, Live @ Beaners Central is my own art show featuring (almost) all new work. My paintings will be on the walls there for the month of July with an Art Opening slated for July 1 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Music by Perfectini (light jazz) will accompany us a portion of the night, along with a little finger food and wine. A short film showing how a few of my paintings have been created will also be shown. Consider yourself invited.

Dreary weather is in the forecast for the next few days. If you need a place to go, most cities (even smaller one) have art galleries where artists and artisans showcase their wares. Take your nose off the grindstone and sharpen your aesthetic sensibilities.

Lastly, a quick reminder that Father's Day is fast upon us... the 20th, to be precise. If your father is a war veteran, and you're not sure what to get him because he has all the golf clubs and balls and fishing gear he needs, you might try some art. A limited edition signed giclee reproduction of my painting Dogs of War is one possibility.

In the meantime, have a great weekend.

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