Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday Night Art Crawl and Other Arts Activities This Weekend

Years ago when the internet was young, I discovered it was a great resource for humor and began looking for some jokes on various topics. I remember finding websites with 20 pages of German jokes and other kinds of ethnic humor. When the Lawyer Jokes pages appeared, one site alone at 108 pages of not so kind barbs.

I mention this because there seems to be a shortage of artist humor out there. Nevertheless, let's start with this and then highlight things to do here through the weekend.

An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been much interest in his paintings on exhibit there. "I have good news and bad news," the owner replied. "The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings." 

"That's wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What's the bad news?" 

"The guy was your doctor."

The Twin Ports Second Friday Art Crawl continues tomorrow evening. Here are a handful of recommended events to take in on Friday, August 14. Tomorrow night you can find yet another round of impressive exhibitions, openings and happenings.  See if you can hit the following four.

Blue Lapis Photography at The Red Herring, 5-8pm.
"Casual and fun, the way I see art, as life," ~William C. Hurst
DJ Path Annu and DJ BIONIC providing music. El Oasis del Norte providing food (free authentic Mexican street food taco with the purchase of beverage to the first 50 people) at Red Herring Lounge. Sounds like a good first stop for the evening.

Three Women~Three Artists~Three Friends
Art Opening with Joy Kops, Rachel Weiznegger, and Wendy Savage
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the American Indian Community Housing Organization, 202 W 2nd St, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

New Exhibit at Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos 
6-8:30 p.m. 405 E. Superior Street
New art exhibit this month AND be sure to check out Esther Piszczek's ongoing "tangled" piano project. (Recommended.)

Hold Tight //A Feminist Dinner// Reception 
7-11:00 p.m.   Yessica Buenrostro is a ceramicist who lives and works in Minneapolis, MN. She received her BFA in Studio Arts at the University of Minnesota, Class of 2014. Plus, work by Emily Mohrbacher.

Check out the progress at Pierce & Piszczek Pianos
This Week's Art Festival

Bayfront Park Art Fair 
Saturday, August 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bayfront Park Sunday August 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. "Bayfront Park Art Fair" is a free, two-day fine art festival showcasing over 180 gallery quality artists and entertainers from all across the United States." (Note: The event is advertised as free, but the city has charged $5 in the past to park there.)

Art in Public Spaces for August 

Red Mug, Chelsey Miller 

Pizza Luce, "Illusion" by Esther Piszczek 

Beaner's Central, Choice Unlimited  

Studio 15, Nicole Richardson & Mauro All

Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos 

Red Herring, Bill Hearst  

Amity Coffee, Aaron Kloss

Benchmark Tattoo, Michael Wiltse
Full Tarot card deck painted on hand-scraped parchment.

Zeitgeist Arts Café and Atrium, Always a quality show no matter the artist.

Special thanks to Esther Piszczek for assembling much of the information that appears on these monthly forecasts. If you've seen her Zentangle designs and would like to learn how to do it yourself, sign up for her September classses on Zentangle (R) Pattern Drawing: An Introduction. Classes on Mondays, Sept 21-October 12, 5:30-8 p.m., Ordean East Middle School, register online in early September through Duluth Community Education

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

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