Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Upcoming Events of Note, Twin Ports Scene


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Due to the forecast of Thunderstorms, the BEST DRESSED DOG CONTEST that was to take place at Wade Stadium tonight has been moved to the Essentia Heritage Center. It is believed that there will be an equal amount of fun at the new location as at the Wade. (Yes, that's a Wiener Dog wearing a bun.)

Indigenous Economy & Entrepreneurs Series
202 W, 2nd Street, Duluth

Nick Hernandez, Indigenous Economy & Entrepreneurs Series
The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), with support from the Duluth LISC and McKnight Foundation Seed Grant, is offering a three-part Indigenous Economy, Indigenous Entrepreneurs series. We are excited to welcome Nick Hernandez of Makoceag Agriculture Development on August 28 to share his expertise on launching Indigenous economic development and the business start-up process from an Indigenous perspective. Nick will share development strategies, planning process tips, and personal experiences from his work at Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation and his new startup organization Makoceag Agriculture Development.

We will have two FREE opportunities on August 28 in AICHO's Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center (212 W. 2nd Street, Duluth):

A. Workshop for Entrepreneurs from 2 pm - 4 pm
Nick Hernandez will present on business planning, startup process and food system enterprises. This workshop is geared for entrepreneurs, those interested in creating future enterprises, and community members who are thinking about Indigenous & local food production.

B. Community Presentation from 6 pm - 7 pm
Nick Hernandez will present on Indigenous economic development and creating local & Indigenous food system enterprises. All community members are invited to attend and enjoy an evening of knowledge sharing, storytelling, and being in community. Light food will be served before the presentation at 5 pm with time to visit before the presentation.

Please join us!

Nick Hernandez Bio: Nick Hernandez is a member of the Oglala Lakota Oyate and a citizen of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Nick is the partner to Liz Welch and the father of two boys Alee Jax and Kai Tyndall Hernandez. In 2019 Nick earned a master’s degree in Lakota Leadership and organizational management from the Oglala Lakota College (Kyle, SD). in 2015 Nick helped to develop the Food Sovereignty Initiative for Thunder Valley CDCand managed the initiative for 4 years as its Director. Today, through his many years of developing experience, training, partnerships and education in the realm of agriculture and food systems for his community and people. Nick’s passion and dedication are focused on developing Indigenous agriculture and food systems designed to regenerate healthy equitable communities, economies and our environments.

Shocks and Surprises in a Gallery Filled with Sculptures.

Bill Shipley shares his passion.
Saturday, September 7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
"Shocks and Surprises in a Gallery Filled with Sculptures!" is a Gallery Talk topic that Bill Shipley is offering about Asymmetry: Three Dimensional Works from the Tweed Collection exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art.

If you want to see a Fallen Angel in welded steel by Katherine Nash be prepared for a somber note, but if you need a cheery subject look at Judy Onofrio's Pair, Pear creatures.

Docent Bill Shipley will give a tour with highlights of the show, including two lyrical relief wall mounted works by Charles Biederman and paper and fiber sculpture by Leslie Bohnenkamp who made challenging work in both mediums. Ceramic art by Rudy Autio and Sterling Rathsack are also notable for their innovation and humor. This is a memorable show for its diversity and for the variety of materials used in contemporary sculpture.

The Never Ending Book: Paintings by Anna Sorenson
This is an ongoing conceptual project by Swedish artist, Anna Sorenson. A display of her work will be at the Nordic Center.

Sept.10, a lecture by Anna from 6-7 pm at Montague Hall, UMD. Free & open to the public.
Sept. 14, reception at the Nordic Center, 2-5 pm. There is also a SunFunday for kids on Sept. 8, 1-3 pm.

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Always more happening than time to share, but we do the best we can. 
Keep making art. Keep making a difference.

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