Friday, July 7, 2017

Local Art Seen: Sinew and A Thousand Words at the Tweed

Last weekend I made two visits to the Tweed Museum of Art on the UMD campus with the aim of taking in the two new summer exhibits, Sinew and A Thousand Words. The latter is a photography exhibit, and Sinew is a mixed media ensemble featuring works by Native women artists from the Twin Cities. Here are some images from the Sinew exhibit. As I've often noted regarding poetry, you can't just rush through it. The same applies to a good art show. In the case of this particular event I wouldn't mind talking about it in more depth, though as the Stones famously sang, "You can't always get what you want."

Disillusion/Dissolution #1 by Carolyn Anderson (Navajo, b. 1982)
Fortunately, this fall I may get a chance to participate in a discussion group consisting of writers whose focus will be on themes related to art. This is something I very much look forward to.

In the meantime, if you want to see some interesting work, check out these two shows. Admission is free and so if you are looking for something to do with someone you enjoy being with, here's a good place to begin.

Below are a few images from A Thousand Words 
(photography from the Tweed collection.)
The title says it all... or rather, you get the picture.
There are words that accompany each image so you 
have a greater understanding of what you're seeing.

Ivy Vainio's distinctive work is always rewarding to run into.
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Of Note:

Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord Schedule:
 • Festival: July 9 – 14, 2017
 • Group Paint: Mon., July 10, Lincoln Park neighborhood
 • Quick Paint: Tues., July 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Lake Superior Zoo
 • Group Paint: Wed., July 12, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Glensheen
 • Opening Reception: Fri., July 14, 5 – 7 p.m. at Blacklist Beer.
Prizes awarded by juror Matt Kania; live jazz performed by Randy Lee Trio 
 • Exhibition: July 15 – Aug. 27, 2017, Blacklist Beer

Meantime, art goes on all around you... but especially next week as 34 painters will be out and about striving to capture the magic of the Northland. I am confident the results will be amazing.

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