Monday, November 17, 2014

Local Arts Scene: Upcoming Events for the Weekend Ahead

"Reservoir" by Cecilia Lieder
Time is a gift. How you spend it is up to you, but here are a couple things for consideration.

Saturday November 22 from 2 - 7 p.m. there's an opening reception for Cecilia Lieder's solo exhibition titled "Reflections."

Ms. Lieder has become a masterful printmaker and woodcut artist and this show features the evolution of her creative work over time with samples from her earliest prints to the present, in tandem. The press announcement states:

Some of her seldom seen drawings will be on view, as well as other examples of her eclectic creative life as it has intertwined with her primary medium of printmaking. In reviewing the changes – as well as the similarities and timelessness – of an artist’s production over an extended period, insights may be gleaned about the artistic journey itself. This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and familiarity with the work of this local printmaker-artist whose creative expression has largely been shaped by her experience of living in Duluth.

When you go you'll get a chance to explore the process of printmaking in general and the processes involved in making her works specifically. If you'd like she'll even give you the opportunity to make a print yourself, which you can keep and frame.

A SPECIAL EVENT AT THE OPENING will be poetry readings on world and national peace by five of Duluth’s most accomplished poets: Deborah Cooper, Linda LeGuarde Grover, Sheila Packa, Gary Boelhower and Ellie Schoenfeld. Lieder will also participate.

The Northern Prints Gallery is located at 318 North 14th Avenue East, a block above the old Farmer's Market and across the street from Burrito Union.

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Down Home Creations’ Visit With Friends & Christmas Sale 

Friday Eve November 21, 5-8 and Saturday, Nov. 22, 10-4

This coming weekend Susie and I are having a variation on an open house, in our garages. Here's a list of what you will find...

Offering Various Art and Susie’s Usable Products Such As:
Wrapping Paper
Goosefeather Quill Pens
Decorative Notebooks
Art Folder Envelopes
Garden Raspberry Products including ▪ dehydrated berries ▪ raspberry sugar ▪ raspberry teas ▪ raspberry liqueurs in decorative gift bottles (These will go quickly, I am certain.)
You will find lots of Stocking Stuffer Ideas here with many products under $5
Drawer/Closet Sachet Bags
Lavender Pillow Spray
Doggie Biscuits
Multi-Purpose Fresheners

Original Paintings and Drawings by “Ennyman”
Plus Joan Hendershot’s Fine Pottery Creations

A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THIS EVENT is that I will have copies of my new illustrated children's book, A Remarkable Tale from the Land of Podd. For those who can't make it, it will soon be in select area bookstores. You may purchase it online here at or at

We have two garages with my art studio in the garage nearer the road. If you visit, the place to be will be down in the Down Home Creator's garage. But I will have my garage heated and as welcoming as possible for those interested in seeing more of my work.

You will FIND US @ 4042 Sandberg Road, ten minutes from Proctor our Highway 2 or ten minutes from the Mall out Maple Grove.
From Proctor via Hwy. 2: 1.8 miles past Midway Road, turn right at yellow house
From Mall via Maple Grove: 1.5 miles past Midway Road, turn left

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

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