Thursday, December 12, 2013

Twin Ports Art Happenings This Weekend

"If what you want to paint is the emotive mood in all its strength ... then you must not sit and stare at everything and depict it exactly as one sees it." ~Edvard Munch

Christmas is now less than two weeks away. If you haven't finished your holiday shopping there's still two weekends. And if you're short on ideas, there are some arts events I can point you too where you can satisfy that need to find a gift an support local small businesses as well.

2013 Annual Holiday Open House at the Trade and Commerce Marketplace
Creative expression abounds these days at the historic Trade and Commerce marketplace located at the corner of Hammond and Broadway in Superior. There are a wide variety of artists with spaces here and this weekend the doors will be wide open. Even Santa will be dropping by Saturday afternoon from 3-5 pm and artist Chris Monroe will be reading three of her books from 5-6.
5-8 pm Friday  8ff, live bluegrass fusion with Cousin Dad.
Saturday from 10 a.m. till evening the building will be alive.

End of the Year Potluck with Prøve
Another great art opening will round out the 2013 art season a the Prøve. Some of my favorite artists will have work displayed tomorrow evening: Bob Pokorney, Ryuta Nakajima, Andy Hardman, Sarah Brokke, Flo Matamoros, Sarah Riley, and Aya Kawaguchi.
Check their Facebook page for details.

2nd Annual Trunk Show
Seven local artists will show their work at Otlak Felt Studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 4th Floor of the Dewitt Seitz Building. Billed as a Trunk Show you can check out works z e n t a n g l e artist Ester Piszczek, Sally Cavallaro Designs, Kathleen Cargill, Patty Salo-Downs, Deeps Coffee, Otlak Felt Studio's Mary Riechart and Talmadge Farm. Historically the DeWitt Seitz Building in Canal Park has always been a reliable destination for finding gift ideas. The Trunk Show (and I doubt it has anything to do with elephants) is just one more reason to go there this weekend.

150 years ago today Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was born. Thank you, Norway, for having shared with us this psychologically astute and gifted painter and print maker.

"My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss." ~Edvard Munch

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Share it!

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