Friday, September 14, 2018

Local Art Seen: Murals, DAI and Earth Rider Fest + Bonus Tracks

Driving through the North End of Superior you will have no doubt noticed a mural that has been in process there for quite some time on the Earth Rider brewery building. Artist Tom Napoli has been working on an image perfectly suited to the narrow, horizontal space. Yesterday I grabbed a few pics of the work in progress. I find it quite striking.

When I turned and looked West I could see that the big tent was up for Earth Rider's First Anniversary Beer Fest. They've brewed up some special Bier for the occasion and lined up a long list of favorite local bands. Tonight's show will kick of with The Polkarobics at 5, Woodblind at 6, Ingeborg von Agassiz at  7, RADDA RADDA at 8, closing out with Rich Mattson and the Northstars at 9:30.

A long narrow ore boat for a long narrow wall.

I'd made an attempt to visit the UWS Faculty Show mid-afternoon because of my inability to attend the opening, but it wasn't meant to be. The doors were locked. Opening at 5-7 no doubt went off without a hitch. I will catch the show and share what I find.

At the DAI I poked in during the lunch hour to catch the three shows there. Aaron Squadroni's Mesabi Land Portraits is displayed in the John Steffl balcony gallery, Nik Nerburn is a Camera in the Corridor Gallery and Amanda Breitbach's Land/People in the George Morrison Gallery. The open reception last night did not include two of the artists who were unavailable.

If you have been paying attention, we have quite a number of new murals that have made an appearance here the past few years. It's actually impressive, considering how short our "growing season" is.

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Flashback Friday
Life is a Gift (Feb 2009)

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