Sunday, October 1, 2017

Local Art Scene: This Week in the Twin Ports

Artist Kamikaze Hall of Fame: Intergalactica*
Tweevening: Annie Dugan Presents the History of Plein Air
Tweed Museum, October 3
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Annie Dugan has stepped down from her role as director of the Duluth Art Institute, but she's not abandoned the Twin Ports arts scene. Come hear Annie talk about the resurgence of interest in plein air (in open air) painting and its historical context in the grand scheme of things.

Opening Reception for Artist Kamikazi 8: Games
October 4, 7:00-10:00 p.m. @ Pizza Luce
Hosted by Eris Vafias and Lesley Ross

Artist Kamikaze is an event designed to pair teams of artists who work in disparate mediums. A theme is selected and the various teams create art that expresses or interprets this.

Sneak Peek: Artist Kamikaze 8 
Opening Reception for As Above, So Below
October 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
New works by Karen Owsley Nease at the Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine Arts Center.

Learn more about the artist here and at

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* I had the privilege of participating in at least two Artist Kamikaze events. In each case I enjoyed getting to know creative people I'd not known or worked with previously. When our project was completed, involving a costume artist, a photographer and myself, the story and pictures were so fascinating to me that I had them converted into a book which is available here for free on iTunes. Intergalactica was a collaborative project conceived and produced by Patty Peterson Mahnke, Kate Dupre and myself in the spring of 2012.

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Meantime, art goes on all around you. Enjoy the shows.

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