Thursday, March 12, 2015

This Week in the Twin Ports Art Scene

The warm weather has certainly been delicious this week. Looks like a fine weekend is shaping up as well. Kudos to Esther Piszczek for assembling a Duluth 2nd Friday Art Crawl website where we can check in to see what's happening around town in the visual arts.

Here are a few of the activities you may wish to make note of.

The PROVE Gallery in Duluth is hosting its 3rd Annual Minerva Zine Party. Hard to believe its been 8 years since the birth of the Minerva zine. The will be original zine artwork, readings, beverages and a limited number of their newest edition, in color. There will also be music by Israel Malachi starting around 6 pm and Black Diary around 8:15 pm. Readings start around 7:30 pm featuring Jeanne Jewell, Kym Young, AF Bat, Palabrazo, Allen for SeatBeltHands, and Jill Woman.

There will be art and music at Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos, 405 E. Superior Street from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
It's a wonderful setting to hear music by Wendy Grethen on her Mountain Dulcimer.
Free Will Donations accepted at the door. 100% of donations benefit the musician.


Nice Girls of the North are calling their event at the Lakeside Lester Park Community Center a Spring Fling. 10am- 3pm at 106 N 54th Ave East.

Browse a collection of handcrafted clothing and bags, original artwork, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, photography cards & prints, personal care products, locally made candles and soap, delicious jams, knit, felted & crocheted work, baby items & much more. Artists are on hand to help you select just the right one-of a kind gift for every occasion. One central checkout adds convenience and major credit cards are accepted.
Visit us at
Facebook: Second Saturday Marketplace
As always, thanks for shopping local!

Guest Artists this month:
Kathleen Cargill: Decorative hand sewn pillow cases in fabulous prints with decorative stitching. Kathy Frick: A whimsical variety of crocheted animal hats, crocheted stuffed animals (amigurumi), fingerless gloves, cowls and hats.

Art Around Town
Public places where local artists are featured throughout the month.

Zeitgeist Arts
The Café: Ann Klefstad and Bridget Riversmith
The Atrium: student art from The Marshall School in conjunction with Youth Art Month
The Teatro Lobby: student art from Laura MacArthur Elementary School

A painting by Wendy Rouse
An Evening with Paintings by Wendy Rouse
Thursday March 11, 5-7 p.m.
Paintings donated by Wendy to support Spirit of the Lake Community School.
This is one of the two places I get my artwork framed. If you're looking for a good eye with attention to detail, Jeff is your guy. The artwork on display is always top-notch, too.
11 West Superior Street

Pizza Luce
11 East Superior Street
Paintings by Jeredt Runions are featured this month.

Benchmark Tattoo
1831 E. Eighth Street, Duluth
Mike Joens Ceramics is on display in March, along with numerous pieces from previous shows, including a few of mine. April will feature artwork by Dan Hansen. Not to be missed.

Beaner's Central Coffeehouse
324 N. Central Avenue
For the month of March Beaners is featuring a Cloquet High School Collaborative Art Exhibit
Great place pick up your java on the way to work... nice atmosphere for a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Free wi-fi.

Red Mug Coffee House
916 Hammond Avenue, Superior
Stop to see landscape paintings by Aaron Kloss.


Chee's Duluth Depot
The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014
May 12 - September 20, 2015
Special Exhibition Gallery & Special Events Gallery
This is a solo exhibition featuring paintings by the internationally celebrated watercolorist Cheng-Khee Chee. This exhibition brings together 40 paintings created over the past 40 years (1974 - 2014), including this Duluth Depot of 1974, the first painting Chee exhibited with the American Watercolor Society, and the monumental 100 Koi, which he finished in late 2014. More information coming soon.
Cheng-Khee Chee (American, born China 1934) Duluth Depot, 1974
watercolor on Strathmore Aquarius paper, 21 x 25”
Collection of Cheng-Khee and Sing-Bee Chee

Meantime, art goes on all around you. And if I see you, say hello. 

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