Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Friday Night's Art Crawl and Other Twin Ports Happenings This Week

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~ Albert Einstein

A Twin Ports tradition is taking place... The Friday Night Art Crawl. Now in its fourth year, here are some of the openings and events I'm aware of, plus a view additional items of note. I begin with the latter.

Cleave Land, the Documentary

Having been born into Cleveland's "Little Italy" district, I am looking forward to tonight's Zinema showing of a new documentary by filmmaker William Payne. The film "explores the impact of sub-prime mortgage foreclosures, extreme poverty and rampant drug violence in the ghettos of Cleveland, Ohio. The movie speaks through the voices of the community members trying to make a difference, the politicians struggling to fix the problems, and the police officers that confront the harsh reality in the streets of Cleveland every day."

The Zinema will screen this new documentary as part of their Explorer's Club series tonight at 7:30 pm.

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Karen Sunderman of the Playlist. On the panel will be Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, Citizen Review Board Member Renee Van Nett, Xavier Bell of Community Action Duluth and filmmaker William Payne.

Second Friday Art Crawl

Love Your Local Artist
This is the fifth annual Love Your Local Artist event at the Superior Public Library. Not often that you get to sip wine and rub shoulders with artists of all stripes... and some polka dots. Opens at 5:30 and runs till 8:00 p.m. A great way to start your evening, or end it.

Bravissimo Kickstarter Party
This event isn't really part of the art crawl per se, but it's Friday, and you may wish to lock it on your calendar as an alternative. Ellen Sandbeck's FB invitation reads, "Come help us celebrate the Kickoff of the BRAVISSIMO Music Game Kickstarter campaign! Eat, drink, be merry, play the game, watch the hilarious Kickstarter video!"
Event is 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 2532 East Fourth Street, Duluth.

Another creative music-themed event is the Artists' Reception at Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos from 6-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Music by Aleks Tengesdal (Cello) and Angela Tengesdal (Piano).
This is a joint artists' reception featuring the lovely nature photography of UMD Professor Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., and Esther Piszczek's Zentangle (R) inspired art. Last month she showed me a piano she was going to tangle. Friday evening we can check on her progress.

Beyond Light - New Photography by Ryan Tischer
Tischer is a distinctive Duluth landscape photographer who will be  exhibiting new photography at Washington Gallery from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The exhibit will also be open Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-5:00pm through March 1st.

PROVE Gallery
I'm not really sure what's on the docket for this Friday at the Prove. Will have to wait and see. Usually there's something from 7 till 11. Might be that Kathleen Roberts of the collective will be around the corner at the Pineapple Arts Poetry Event that she is co-hosting with Faith King. "Bandage up your hearts, put the whiskey in a flask, and come on down! Or just read something happy…"

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Artists & Their Art
The North End Arts Gallery is holding the opening for their first SCFTA exhibit of 2015 on February 12, from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is on the 2nd Floor of what is coming to be nown as The Red Mug Building. It's upstairs from the new Spirit Room, and will be worth checking out.

Studio 15
Lydia Walker has been very active making Studio 15 into a fun place to be creative. Studio 15 has been hosting a number of classes for kids and adults, with this coming Sunday being a chance for kids to have Fun with Erupting Paint. Lydia announces her events on the Twin Ports Arts Align pages at Facebook if you want to follow along for future events. Pre-registration is required in order to have a suitable supply of materials.

Have fun.

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