Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Inside the New Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Saturday the public had been invited to something akin to an open house at the new Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art which now resides in the currently-being-renovated former St. Peter's Catholic Church at 810 West Third Street on the Hillside in Duluth. The big draw may have been curiosity not only about this welcome new addition to the local arts, but also the opportunity to watch a masterful live oil painting demonstration by founder, artist and owner, Jeffrey T Larson.

We're all familiar with that expression about watching paint dry. The weather outside was once again frightfully delightful, yet there were masses gather in this place that once held Mass... all to watch this master of pigment, form, line and design.

The images here were taken during the hour of anticipation that preceded the actual demonstration.

This last photo courtesy Tweed Museum of Art.
The Great Lakes Academy will undoubtedly enrich both our local arts community as well as the community at large. We have much to look forward to here.

There are also some exciting new shows coming up at the Tweed this fall. This is also the last week that Larson's Exhibit "Domestic Space" will be on view at the Tweed Museum of Art. You can check it out Thursday evening if you go hear the curator's presentation for the Colescott and Coe exhibit that is also coming down soon. That event will be from 6 - 7:30. Follow all the Tweed events here on their Facebook page.

Meantime, art goes on all around you. Engage it and enjoy it. It's good.

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