Monday, July 7, 2014

Twin Ports Art Scene for the Week Ahead: A Few July Happenings

Two Harbors Chalk Art Instructor
We're serving up a lot this week in the arts, not only things to see but things to participate in as well. Let's start with today.

Zentangle Pattern Drawing at Ordean Middle School
For the next four Mondays, July 7 - July 28, Esther Piszczek is teaching a class on Zentangle pattern drawing. If you've seen her work you know what we're talking about. See the example here on the right. Add a few new tricks to your next show. 4-6 p.m. 2900 E. 4th Street, Duluth

Anyone can create beautiful, intricate line patterns “one stroke at a time” using the zentangle method. New patterns will be taught each class as we create beautiful art on 3.5" x 3.5" paper tiles using pen and ink. No previous drawing experience necessary. Relaxation is a common side effect. There are 3 seats left in this class. Register online at Put "zentangle" in the search box (Class ID 7125) to find the July session.

Sue Rauschenfels Art Exhibit Opening Reception 
"Henry" by Rauschenfels
Beaners Central is a  great place for coffee before work, great soups and sandwiches throughout the day, a stellar music for the evening crowd. But Jason has also made it a great space for artists, and this month Sue Rauschenfels watercolors are on display. The opening reception is this Thursday, which will include music from the Blue Water Big Band. Reception is 5-7.

Third Annual Sidewalk Chalk Fest
Wallace & Grommet in chalk
Two Harbors is celebrating its annual chalk festival and everyone is invited. Friday there will be free chalking art clinics and deomonstrations in Thomas Owen Park at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and then the serious chalk art adventure will commence Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I think it would be cool to combine this with Grandma's Marathon though. You can't start your run until you've made some chalk art. What do you think? (Just kidding.)

North Shore Drive is beautiful this time of year. This might be a good excuse to take a drive. See what the locals and friends are up to. Sponsored by the Waterfront Gallery, the art making will continue on Sunday, again at 8:00 a.m.  Enjoy!

This Friday there are openings at the PROVE and Washington Gallery downtown Duluth, and art to be seen at the new Red Herring Lounge. Brent Kustermann will be showing his work at the Washington Gallery. Kusterman considers it to be the duty of an artist to bring a unique perspective to the world, a process "never fully mastered." He uses a variety of mediums to create his work, sometimes even found objects that others might discard to the trash bin. You can some of his work at the Zeitgeist Atrium this week. There's also an interview with Kustermann in the upcoming Reader.

Finally, at the PROVE you will want to be sure to taste, see and hear the TYPES opening.

For the love of typography, hand painted signs, hand lettering, visual pleasures and what inspires us to write, create, draw and compose poetry. Prøve Collective's members Katelynn Monson and Flo Matamoros sat down to brainstorm a curated exhibit to showcase their love for poetry and typography at Prøve Gallery. They picked people in their lives that inspire them to create and are as obsessive, perfectionist, and detailed. Each individual artist has a unique style and method in which they craft the finalized pleasure for you, and mostly, for themselves. We'll see what concoctions they've come up with.

"you and me, in between us our pencils,
black metal, we can hear it, in the seam
white shoes, montana marker sewing
that pane of glass, bending twigs, letters
and between the reading of them,
cursive and wood. wood and cursive.
take a bite."

An exploration of typography and poetry at PrØve Gallery.

Featuring Visual Pleasures by: Cody Paulson, Andrea Campos, Kelsey Malsom, Alexis LeBlanc, Stephen Pepperoni, Flo Matamoros, Tyler Johnson, Elliot McAllister

Limited Pastries by Brandt

Featuring the words of Katelynn Monson, Josef Conaway, Esther Marcella and Paul Peterson performing poetry with The Glacier Academy. This event is sponsored by Positively 3rd Street Bakery


Pine Arts said...

Pineapple Arts is celebrating it's 4th year in business this Friday- same day/night as the art crawl! We have local artists drawing portraits, face painting, music, and refreshments~ We hope to see some friendly faces!

ENNYMAN said...

Great! Thanks for adding this. Sounds fun. There is also anothe r event Friday next door to the PROVE, the Swedish Immigration Opening Reception, which will be worth checking into..... The only thing needful is a nice Summer Night.