Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tonight: Dylan-Themed Art and Poetry Showcase

If you've not made it over to The Red Mug yet this month, tonight is a good evening to do so as we will be gathering there for our Artist Reception and Poetry Showcase. The Dylan-themed artwork has been capturing a lot of attention and will only be up for ten more days.

The announcement I saw read like this:

Art Exhibit and Poetry Showcase
Poetry reading celebrating the voices of the Northland
May 20, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Red Mug Coffeehouse—916 Hammond Ave., Superior
Reception and Refreshments ~ 6:30 p.m.

Red Mug Presents Art Inspired by Bob Dylan: Margaret Manderfeld * Moira V. * Sterling Rathback * Adam Swanson * Becky Buchanan * Timothy Beaulier * Sue Rauschenfels * Gina Lafond * Patricia Canelake * Katherine Anscomb * Tonja Sell * Mary Beth Downs * Ryan Murphy * Patrick Ginter * Linda Lyons * Ed Newman

The slate of poets includes much-respected names with extensive publication credits and awards, along with a local hack tacked on at the end (the author of this blog, who considers it an honor to be listed amongst so many distinguished poets.) The current menu will run like this: Ellie Schoenfeld, Ryan Vine, Tina Marie Higgins, Nicholas Nelson, Liz Minette, Kathleen Roberts, Phil Fitzpatrick, Don Dass, Jeffrey Woolverton and myself.  Woolverton, founder and chief editor of Black Umbrella Books, assembled the playlist.

Speaking of playlists, Karen Sunderman, producer of The PlayList (WDSE/WRPT) will be the master of ceremonies.

Rumor has it that Suzy Johnson, proprietor of The Red Mug, is preparing some very special Dylan-themed fingerfoods for the occasion including Lay Lady Ladyfingers, Tangled Up In Blue Cheese, and "It Ain't Meat, Babe."

The North Country Dylan Celebration is an annual excuse to get out and meet new friends with some common interests such as music, art and life. For more information, visit DylanDays.org, BobDylanWay.com and DuluthArmory.org.

Meantime, life goes on all around you. Celebrate it....

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