Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: A New Mural in the Craft District and AICHO's Dr. Robert Powless Community Center

Local Art Seen
Two arts-related ribbon cutting ceremonies, one last week and the second this coming weekend, demonstrate again how vibrant the arts scene is here in the Twin Ports. In between there's a Plein Air Festival taking place in which 34 artists from around the country and the community are painting various scenes around town. Keep an eye out and you'll no doubt see a few artists set on capturing our beautiful city and its surroundings.

Here's a sneak peek at the new mural as it near completion on the Frost River Building at 1910 West Superior Street. The official unveiling will be celebrated Sunday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. The mural by Paul LaJeunesse, the Duluth Art Institute’s first Artist-in-Residence in its new, Lincoln Park Craft District artist residency program, painted this mural celebrating local craft workers. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to the public.

AICHO's Fifth Anniversary A Special Occasion

The first ribbon cutting this month took place last Wednesday, July 5. Dr. Robert Powless, whose sacrifices helped make the center now bearing his name possible, held the scissors that cut the ribbon. A small crowd was on hand along with local media to watch the ceremony and to celebrate the occasion. A new gift shop has opened and the American Indian Community Housing Organization continues its services to the people.

My photos here give a feel for the moment, but Ivy Vainio's shot at KBJR6 was the money shot of the day. Nice!

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

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