Thursday, September 5, 2019

Twin Ports Arts Happenings the Next Ten Days of September

Mind if we start with a riddle?

Which is heavier, one gallon of water or 10 gallons of butane?  
(answer at bottom of page)

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Here is a partial listing of what’s happening. Esther Piszczek’s Twin Ports Art Blog includes yoga activities, ballet, farmer’s markets, classes and much more. If you want to know what’s really going on, bookmark the Twin Ports Art Blog (TPAB).

Many of the listings here are abbreviated. The TPAB has more complete descriptions.

Wednesday, September 4, 7-9 p.m.
Last night was the Paint Duluth Artist Reception, Pizza Luce, 11 E. Superior St.
“Paint Duluth is a collaborative exhibit of 20 artist works from the Lake Superior Watercolor Society. On View: till October 6

TONIGHT--Thursday, September 5, 5-8 p.m.
Carlton/Cloquet Art Crawl. There is a lot of creative activity just south of Duluth, with great music and events at both the Oldenburg House and Scott House. The CC Art Crawl is a trio of other locations where we can gather to enjoy the visual arts and share an evening with friends of the arts.
The Coquet Pine Knot—5 to 7 p.m.
Magnolia Café—6 to 8 p.m.
The Encore Theater—6 to 8 p.m.
Carlton and Cloquet are just a hop skip and a jump away Twin Ports. Do yourself a favor and get to know our neighbors to the South. You’ll be glad you did.

Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nice Girls of the North 2nd Saturday Marketplace, Lakeside Lester Park Community Center (the former Lakeside Library), 106 N. 54th Ave. East

Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Harvest Fest, Bayfront Festival Park, 350 Harbor Drive
"Listen to music and treat yourself to handmade craft items. Eat something fresh and healthy (or maybe just a little bit indulgent). Learn about backyard composting or backyard chicken-raising or beekeeping. Meet your neighbors—and meet the people who grow your food. It’s food, it’s learning, it’s growing, it’s fun. It’s something for everyone, and it’s free. Why not make a day of it? Admission and parking are free to the public. Check for updates on Facebook!

Monday, September 9, 5-9 p.m.
Hawks on High: Art Opening Reception and Book Release and Reading, Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior Street
"Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season is a book with poems by Phil Fitzpatrick and drawings by Penny Perry. WOODBLIND will be performing live music from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For a full list of Hawks on High events visit their Facebook page at Hawks on High." On View: through September

Get to know Phil and Perry
"Phil Fitzpatrick Talks About His New Book of Poems, Hawks on High: Everyday Miracles in a Hawk Ridge Season" 
"A Visit with Penny Perry: Long Time Arts Advocate and Duluth Art Scene Asset"

Spied at Art on the Planet, Superior.
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 5:30 p.m.
Tangling Mondays, Mount Royal Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
This group meets in the the old Yarn Harbor space, which was taken over by the library awhile back (on the left when you walk in). It is open to anyone, but primarily focused on pattern drawing. Bring your supplies and something you want to finish or start. No instruction, no fee, no organization. It's wonderful to tangle together, if schedules align, and lovely to tangle alone. If you find yourself alone, no worries, another Monday is right around the corner. Enjoy!

Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 12:30-3 p.m.
Open Studio at the Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan StreetThe Duluth Art Institute offers a regular Tuesday open art-studio session at the Depot. People of all abilities practicing all artistic mediums are invited to bring their own supplies and join the weekly group. Cost: $5 plus a DAI membership (first session is free).

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Zentangle (R) & Wine with Esther Piszczek, CZT, Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road
Come experience the fun and relaxation of drawing simple, repetitive line patterns with pen and ink and pencil shading. No previous drawing experience necessary. Class Cost: $35; Supplies: $10 (or use supplies provided without additional cost). RSVP to Seats are limited.You can read about one student's experience here: Local Art Seen: First Lesson in Zentangle with Esther Piszczek, by Ed Newman, Ennyman's Territory, August 18, 2019.

Spied in my studio.
Wednesday, September 11, 7:30-9 p.m.
This one falls slightly out of my normal sphere, but it sounded so interesting I have included it anyways.
Flamenco Vivo: Live Flamenco Music and Dance Performance, Teatro Zuccone, Zeitgeist Arts, 222 E. Superior Street "Audiences are invited to Join the following locally and internationally recognized Flamenco artists for an evening filled with raw emotion and expression embodied in the sultry rhythm, sound and movement of Flamenco; dancer Sachiko “La Chayí” (Minneapolis 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow), singer Alfonso Cid (Seville, Spain & New York City), guitarist Kris “El Cuervo” Hill (Phoenix, AZ) and guitarist Ross “El Vecino” Fellrath (Minneapolis).

"FLAMENCO VIVO, in its distinctly Southern Spanish tablao-style, offers a twist of spontaneity and skilled improvisation to traditional dance and music, which comes to life through the high-spirited collaboration between the dancer, singer, and guitarists performing together on stage."

Friday, September 14, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Enkindle Dance Theater Performance, Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. 4th Street
"Enkindle Dance Theatre is a new nonprofit modern-and-contemporary dance company based in Duluth. The group is being led by two local artists whose mission is to bring a diverse group of dancers together to perform original dance works. The performances will consist of a collection of 10-12 pieces created by 3-4 choreographers. This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

"Tickets are available at Adult admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Student admission is $7. Visit for more information."

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"Man's Fate"--12"x 24" Acrylic on panel
Don't forget there's always something to see at the Tweed Museum of Art on the UMD campus, and the Duluth Art Institute galleries in the Depot, as well as a dozen framing shops, another dozen art galleries and an assortment of local eating establishments that support local artists and display their work.

And if you're an artist with a desire to scan your work for producing giclee reproductions, or simply for posterity, contact Kelly and Jeff at Custom Photo Lab (CPL Imaging). Voted Best in the Northland for 30 years straight.

ANSWER: The water. 
No matter how much you have, butane will always be a lighter fluid.


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