Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This Week in the Twin Ports Arts Scene

"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
~ Gertrude Stein, who was born on this day in 1874.

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The weekend cold snap has passed so relax and get out a few times if you can.  Here are some ideas of happenings this week in the Twin Ports arts scene...

I'll start by noting that The Turn of the Screw is playing all this week atThe Underground, the relatively new theater space downstairs in the Depot. Details here.

Tweevening with Jim Klueg and Liz James
6:30 p.m.
Tweed Museum of Art is hosting another evening talk about works in their collection. This month is a continuation of discussions based on the Resurfaced and Reformed exhibit currently on display. Klueg, a ceramist and head of the Department of Art & Design, will present about works related to the European and Bauhaus Influence group. Liz James, ceramics area head, will will focus on works from the grouping Variations on Form: The Vessel moves toward Sculpture. This is a free, and always informative, event. With light refreshments after.

Obscurities. Photos by Lori Molin
Lori Molin is also into ceramics. Currently a student at UWS this show at the Red Mug Coffeehouse in Superior features her photography, another of her interests. She uses her lens to catch the rare things people tend to overlook in everyday life. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

9th Anniversary Celebrity Dance Contest
From what I hear this is an event not to miss. Area celebs partner with Minnesota Ballet dancers in a barn-burner ballroom competition in styles from elegant waltz to steamy tango. The event takes place in the Marshall School auditorium. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Pop Up Galleries Workshop
On February 6th at 7:00 p.m. the PRØVE Gallery is hosting a collaborative presentation on activating vacant commercial property with temporary visual displays, aka "pop ups." Across the bridge, the Superior Phantom Galleries project is in its fourth year, with many exciting shows having taken place in various spaces there.

This Friday Joan Vorderbruggen will share images and storytelling from her project, Made Here, which is the largest storefront initiative of it's kind in the nation, currently hosting 38 visual displays over 16 city blocks in downtown Minneapolis.

Jami Rosenthal, who is a part of Duluth Pop Up Galleries, will also give an update about this project that hopes to add to the beauty of downtown Duluth with the help of local artists. This project produces galleries in storefront windows that are accessible anytime, day or night, and appealing even to those who might
not usually engage in art spaces.

For more information contact Flo Matamoros at flo@provegallery.com, or Jami at duluthpopupgalleries@gmail.com

Or visit this website to learn more about Made Here.

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Enjoy it. 

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