Thursday, December 15, 2016

Local Twin Ports Art Scene: 3West and More

During the past several years Downtown Duluth has been developing into a lively arts district. It's taken time but a lot has been quietly happening as various buildings and locations have evolved, undergone facelifts or interior renovations. The Zeitgeist/Zeppa Building once housed the Red Lion Bar. The Last Place On Earth has new owners. Lake Superior Glass appears to be maturing.

Up on First Street Bob Monohan (with a little help from his friends) has renovated an empty space into to create a happening place called The Red Herring Lounge. If you missed last week's opening reception for Ryan Lamahieu's Art Show, it's not too late to catch his latest exhibition which will be on display through December 23.

Another block that is coming alive is that section of Superior Street across from the Tech Village. Lizzard's Gallery is half way down the block with a number of shops and 7 West lining the street in the direction of the main intersection in town. Now the building at 3 West Superior Street has become home to Studio 3 West, a new space that we wrote about earlier this fall when Kathy McTavish was hosting her eight week #DQCP.

Tonight at 5 till 7 p.m. there will be an Open House at Studio 3 West. The invitation is open to the public, especially those with an interest in our developing Downtown arts district. Their interest is more than just a space for exhibitions or events. According to Drew Digby, they are also interested in providing career development services for artists. Stop in to discover more about what this means.

Then, on Friday the 16th, there's a new exhibit coming to the space, a Pop-Up Art Sale called "Natural Abstractions" featuring work by Elizabeth Kuth and Stacie Renné.

Elizabeth Kuth will be showing large and small oil paintings and drawings from her 2014-2016 work, "Ritual Forms."

Stacie Renné will be showing her work that she describes as finding the abstraction in nature. "Whether through a camera lens or brush, I seek to capture the naturally occurring abstract patterns, lines, and textures in a realistic manner."

Their show will be open Weekdays 5-8 p.m. from December 16-23
And Saturday-Sunday December 16-17 from 11-5 p.m.

Additional Opportunitites to Meet the Artists
Opening Reception: Friday, December 16, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Chat: Stacie Renné, Monday, December 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Artist Chat: Elizabeth Kuth, Wednesday, December 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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Winter Moon Holiday Boutique @ the Zeitgeist
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lincoln Park AICHO Pop-Up Gallery
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And don't forget the Art of Bentleyville!

For additional visual arts activities, all the local art galleries will be open Saturday with plenty to consider for Holiday gifting. Be sure to re-visit my blog post of December 1 for other arts 

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

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