Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mark Your Calenders for the Following Dynamic October Twin Ports Arts Events

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

What a rich month September was here in the Twin Ports, and it appears that October is shaping up to be an equally exceptional month of activities for patrons of the Northland arts scene. Here's a listing of events that I am currently aware of.

Thursday, October 1 
There was an opening reception for Sue Rauschenfels at the Red Mug in Superior. I felt bad missing it but was determined to cover the Design Duluth event that same time frame and will get a chance later in the month to grab a lunch there and check out her new work.

Friday, October 2 
Zeitgeist Atrium: Sprout
The opening is past but the exhibit runs October 1-8 and features collaborative artwork from members of UDAC's Art Junction program. UDAC is a day program for people with disabilities in Duluth. I've been informed that this is "a must-see exhibit."

Tuesday, October 6
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Talk on Collaboration
Shana, who studied painting, dance history and metalsmithing, and Robert, a photographer, have collaborated for over 18 years. The couple will join us in the Tezla Library at Tweed to deliver a talk on collaboration and engage in an informal Q&A session on the topic. This event is open to all students and the public. (Too bad if you've got a day job.

Tweevening with Jim Klueg
The European and Bauhaus Influence in Studio Ceramics
6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Tweed's Tweevenings series has been rewarding for those who attend, and if you don't make it to the Tweed for other enough other events it's a good excuse to catch up. Jim Klueg is a ceramist and head of the Department of Art & Design at UMD. He will be delivering a lecture about the European and Bauhaus Influence in studio ceramics as it relates to the current ceramics exhibition: Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics.

Thursday, October 8
Adam McCauley has a new exhibit opening at the Kruk Gallery at UWS. McCauley will be sharing the space with work by Natalie Salminen. The opening is October 8 from 5-7 p.m. Details here.

Sprout Film Festival, 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
People with disabilities either star in or direct each of the films. Anthony DeSalvo, who created the SPROUT film festival in New York, will be speaking at both showings. Art Junction will have art available for sale at the event.
Tickets: $7 for 1 showing; $10 for both showings

Lyric Opera of the North presents The Barber of Seville by Rossini, October 8 & 10, 7:30 p.m., Superior High School Performing Arts Center, 2600 Catlin Ave., Superior, WI. Buy Tickets Online or call 1-218-464-0922

Friday, October 9
A suggested route for your Second Friday Art Crawl should include the following:

Pierce & Piszczek Fine Pianos, 6-8:30 p.m.
405 E. Superior Street

Red Herring, Adam Swanson, painter, 7-9 p.m.
208 E. 1st Street

Pizza Luce, Laura Richardson (no reception)
11 East Superior Street

Zeitgeist, 222 E. Superior Street
Café: Group Exhibit - The Lake Superior Show - Featuring over 20 area artists. On display until end-October.

Spooky Art Gallery, group show opening at Studio 15, 7 p.m.
This latter includes a few pieces of my work. Details here.
15 N. 3rd Avenue West

If you're looking make a longer night of it, take your after-party to the Reef Bar on London Road to catch Revolution Jones, an energetic reconfiguration of Uprising with John Heino on keyboards.

Sunday, October 11
A Mary Plaster character.
Duluth Children's Museum, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
115 S 29th Ave West, Duluth, Minnesota 55806
Duluth Children’s Museum
This event is free for members and anyone paying admission for the day.

In honor of their Grand Opening Weekend for their new fall exhibit "Puppets on Parade," they will be hosting 2 professional puppet shows presented by master puppeteers Gustavo and Julie Boada of Minneapolis. "Skeletons in the Closet" is a colorful and touching story celebrating love and the cycle of life. The show is a bilingual, Spanish and English, story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Dia de los Muertos, a.k.a the Day of the Dead, and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death.

If the event sounds like it has Mary Plaster's fingerprints on it, you are correctamento. The event is brought to you in part by Mary Plaster, artist-in-residence, along with the fall exhibit "CHANGES: Puppets on Parade".

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds

Monday, October 12
Stephanie Johnson and Angie Arden, WolfFlow - 3rd installment in the series) 7-9 p.m.
This exhibit runs Oct. 8-Nov. 7 in the Atrium.

Thursday, October 15
Another October highlight is the upcoming show at the Duluth Art Institute featuring portraits by Sarah Brokke in a show titled, PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST & (SELF)PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

The exhibition will be on display from October 15, 2015 – January 21, 2016 in the George Morrison & John Steffl Galleries. Opening Reception: October 15, 5 - 7 PM
Full story here.

Friday, October 16
The following night after Sarah Brokke's opening reception at the DAI, the PRØVE Gallery is hosting a tandem event called Ripple Effect in which artists share work that reflects other influences. Word on the street is that they have collected a strong body of work from our local artists and it should be a very worthwhile event.

Friday, October 23
Goin' Postal Fall Art Show
This is the 9th group show at Goin' Postal over the past five years. Art, music and the feel of a Happening. I will have a number of new pieces in this show that I look forward to sharing.

Art Fairs 
Saturday, October 10, 9-3 p.m.
Get to the Point Art and Gift Fair
Lafayette Square, Park Point, 3026 Minnesota Ave, Duluth

Note: Today is the last day of the Crossing Borders Studio Tour.
What a beautiful weekend for touring the North Shore. If you plan to go, follow this link and print a map.

More Zentangle Happenings

Zentangle (R) and Wine, Wednesday, October 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road, $35 (flyer attached) 2 seats left!
Author Note: Artwork featured in attached ZT&Wine Flyer: Krista Carson.

Zentangle (R) Pattern Drawing: Black Tiles
Mondays, Oct 26-Nov 9, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Ordean East Middle School; This class is open to anyone who has ever taken a class with me before.

Cost: $30; Supply Fee: $12 Register here!

Special thanks to Esther Piszczek for her assistance in pulling this list together. For events I've missed, follow Twin Ports Arts Align on Facebook, and #duluthart on Twitter, as well as the Thursday A&E section of the Trib, the Transistor and the arts section of the Reader.

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Get into it.

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