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Twinsies! Photo courtesy of Trail Center Lodge.

Twinsies! Photo courtesy of Trail Center Lodge.

New-borns cavorting in the woods, sailboats sliding on blue, blue waters and just enjoying the beauty of the North Shore coming into full life after a tough winter is what June is all about. And, since it’s the start of the summer season, there are all kinds of things to see and do.

First up is a fascinating sale of arts and crafts from Asia collected by Karen Flolid when she was a Peace Corps volunteer during the 60s and 70s. She needs to downsize and hopes to find appreciative homes for her prized collection. She will have them on display from 3:30 -5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14  at the Cook County Community Center. All invited.

Dayak Beaded Hat.

Dayak Beaded Hat.

The collection comes primarily from six Southeast Asian countries, notably Borneo, where she worked with headhunting tribes. The wide variety of items includes beaded hats, handpainted leather shadow puppets, a great collection of fabrics including batik, wool, intricately stitched pieces and more. She also has tribal aprons, Hmong patterns and batik, caftans, dresses and vests as well as Burmese lacquer boxes and other “hard goods”, to name a few. Flolid will speak at the opening at 3:30 p.m., but the public is invited to come at any time and see what she has collected.

Also on Thursday, North House Folk School will hold two sessions of Try-It: Wood-fired Baking where students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood-fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring the history and science of bread baking.

Students in a Try-it Wood Fired Baking class at North House Folk School. Two sessions will be held Thursday, from 1-3 p.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Students in a Try-it Wood Fired Baking class at North House Folk School. Two sessions will be held Thursday, from 1-3 p.m. and from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The sessions are from 1-3 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $20/person or $30 for an adult/child pair. Call 387-9762 to register.

And, the Local Food Market, featuring produce and baked goods from Cook County residents, will open for the season in the parking lot of the Cook County Community Center on Thursday. The market is held from 5-6 p.m.  every Thursday during the growing season. Early vegetables, fresh eggs, artisan breads and more will be featured this week. Open to all. Free.

On Thursday night, listen to classic jazz and originals from two northern Minnesota legends: Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich. They will play for a house concert at the Art House B&B from 7-9 p.m.

Jazzmen Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich will play a house concert at Art House B&B at 7 p.m. Thursday. Art House is at 8 7th Ave. W. in Grand Marais.

Refreshments will be served, but BYOB. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. All invited.

To hear a preview of the concert, listen to WTIP Community Radio at 4 p.m. on Thursday where Will Moore will interview the musicians about their music and they’ll play a few tunes.

There are some interesting workshops on Friday.

North House will offer a Try-It: Timber Framing session from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, where students will be introduced to the concept of timber framing by exploring timber framing tools, joinery, and history. As a group, students will raise a small timber frame and take it apart.  Call 387-9762 to register. Free.

And the last Paint-A-Tile class in June will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s ceramics studio from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday. The next Paint-A-Tile class won’t be held until the end of July.

The last Paint-A-Tile class in June will be held on Friday at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The next workshop will be held at the end of July.

The last Paint-A-Tile class in June will be held on Friday at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The next workshop will be held at the end of July.

Students will learn about ancient Majolica glazes and try their hand at it by painting two tiless. The tiles will be fired over the weekend and students can pick them up on Sunday morning. Pre-registration is required. Call the Grand Marais Art Colony at 387-2737 or click here to register online. Cost of the workshop is $25.

On Friday night, WTIP’s the Roadhouse will interview Duluth poet Bart Sutter on his latest book and Soozin Hirschmugl, creator of sPARKit!, who is coming to Cook County next week courtesy of the Grand Marais Public Library, will talk about the project and how residents can participate. The Roadhouse is aired from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, the Cook County Market, featuring arts and crafts by Cook County artists as well as fresh produce from Round River Farm in Finland, opens at the Cook County Senior Center parking lot at 9 a.m. The produce arrives around 10 a.m.

Jim Cordes looking at the agate table

The Cook County Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senior Center parking lot every Saturday through MEA weekend, weather permitting. Pictured is a young man looking through the agates at Jim Cordis’ booth.

Also on Saturday, artist Andy Ness, who is the new intern at the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Print Studio, will teach a mini-class on making sculptures with aqua resin, a non-toxic resin.

Andy Ness will teach a mini-class on sculpting with aqua resin on Saturday.

Andy Ness will teach a mini-class on sculpting with aqua resin on Saturday.

Ness will demonstrate how to use AquaResin in sculptural projects and students will have a chance to explore the medium. AquaResin is a water based, non-toxic, sculpting resin. Tuition isi $15. To register, click here or call 387-2737.

Also on Saturday, Voyageur Brewing will host “Painting with Artful Palette” from 2-5 p.m. The theme is Superior Love. The artist-led class includes a canvas and paints. Cost is $35. Prepayment is required.

For those who can’t make it up to the North Shore this weekend, consider attending the Midsommar celebration at the Swedish Institute from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The event features live music, a Pop-up Shop, cow calling and a performance by our very own, SVEA singers.

SVEA will perform at the American Swedish Institute's Midsommar celebration at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

SVEA will perform at the American Swedish Institute’s Midsommar celebration at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

SVEA is Erika Ternes, Rose Arrowsmith Decoux, Tina Hegg and Yvonne Mills.

Here in Grand Marasi on Tuesday, Bonnie Gay Hedstrom will lead a Dry Felting workshop at Wunderbar from 7-9 p.m. Hedstrom is well-known in the community for her beautiful felted paintings. She will provide materials and instruction. Cost is $20. All invited.

And on Wednesday, potter Guillermo Cuellar and painter David Feinberg will give an Artist Talk at Cook County Higher Education at 7 p.m. The title of the presentation is “Unfiltered: A Conversation about Art and Water.” Both artists will talk about the role of water in their own artistic lives. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more info, click here.

Exhibits:

This is the last weekend to see the exhibit, “Northerly Pots: The Long Pleasurable Carry” at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Thunder Bay potter, Fritz Lehmberg, is exhibiting his work at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Thunder Bay potter, Fritz Lehmberg, is exhibiting his work at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Fritz Lehmberg, owner of Early Snows Pottery near Thunder Bay, has been working in wood-fired pottery for more than 30 years. The exhibit captures the excitement and commitment of this talented potter. The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Monday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Free.

The Prairie Falcon Show at Tettegouche State Park continues this weekend, with a variety of falcon artwork exhibits in the Great Hall

Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society compares a live falcon with a painting by Tim Pearson at Tettegouche State Park. The Peregrine exhibit continues through the end of June.

Jackie Fallon of the Midwest Peregrine Society compares a live falcon with a watercolor by Tim Pearson at Tettegouche State Park. The Peregrine exhibit continues through the end of June.

This weekend, wildlife photographer, Ryan Pennesi, will hold a workshop on photographing wild birds at Tettegouche starting at 9 a.m., and the park will host guest speakers to talk about the history and restoration efforts to save the species from 1-3 p.m. Both events are free. Call the park at 218-353-8809 to register for the photography workshop.

In Duluth, theNew-borns cavorting in the woods, sailboats sliding on blue, blue waters and just enjoying the beauty of the North Shore coming into full life after a tough winter is what June is all abou has a number of exhibits including “In Solidarity: Revolutionary Women of Print,” featuring a great collection of  work by women printmakers.

"Ash," print by Cecilia Lieder, is at the Tweed Museum of Art as part of the

“Ash,” woodcut print by Cecilia Lieder, is at the Tweed Museum of Art as part of the “In Solidarity: Revolutionary Women of Print” exhibit.

In Thunder Bay, the Definitely Superior Art Gallery is featuring two exhibits, “Fortify This” and the Lakehead University Retrograduate exhibitions.

the "Fortify This" exhibition at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay continues through this weekend.

the “Fortify This” exhibition at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay continues through Saturday.

 Upcoming:

 The Northwoods Fiber Guild Exhibit, “Through Our Hands V: Sun, Moon, Stars” opens at the Johnson Heritage Post with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 22. The exhibit will feature all things fiber, including weaving, felting, paper art, knitting, beadwork and more. The exhibit runs through July 16.

Henna dyeing by Cheryl Larsen. Larsen is one of many artisans who will be exhibiting in the Northwoods Fiber Guild show which opens June 22.

Henna dyeing by Cheryl Larsen. Larsen is one of many artisans who will be exhibiting in the Northwoods Fiber Guild show which opens June 22.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival at North House Folk School is next weekend, too.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival is next weekend. Photo by Jean Cochrane.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival is next weekend. Photo by Jean Cochrane.

Look for details next week. Meanwhile, here’s a link to all the events and classes.

Poet Amy Schmidt will give a Full Moon Reading at Drury Lane Books June 28. Stay tuned.

The Hovland Arts Festival is July 7 & 8 at the Hovland Town Hall in Hovland. The festival features everything from prints to pottery, paintings to photographs as well as woodwork, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles and more.

The Hovland Arts Festival is July 7 & 8 this year.

The Hovland Arts Festival is July 7 & 8 this year.

More than 20 local artists are featured in this show, which celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. There is live music and food available all day as well.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will hold a Book Arts Weekend July 5-7 with Sue Bjerke and Jana Pullmen. The class includes a tour of a local bookbindery studio. For more info, click here.

The Grand Marais Arts Festival is July 14-15, with 70 artists scheduled to set up their tents in downtown Grand Marais. The Art Colony has put out a call for submissions for the Clothesline Art Sale, the historic and popular fundraiser held during the festival. Started in 1947, this year’s “Clothesline Art Sale” features 5-inch x 7-inch original works of art hung in the Art Colony festival booth. Each piece will sell for $35. The artwork is actually hung on clotheslines and people can choose their favorites.

The Grand Marais Art Colony has put out a call for submissions for the Clothes Line Sale.

The Grand Marais Art Colony has put out a call for submissions for the Clothesline Art Sale. Deadline is June 29.

Artists are invited to donate one or more pieces of original works in any media that is hang-able (room for a few three-dimensional items). Draw, paint, collage, sketch, print, stitch, stamp – have fun while supporting the Art Colony! The submission deadline is June 29. For more info, click here.

Artist News:

Anna Hamilton’s first book, “Boy” is available locally at Birch Bark Books & Gifts , Joy & Co. and Trail Center Lodge. The book is a “journey of love, friendship and little white lies, discovered while in the fight against the monster Dementia.” It is also available on Amazon.com

Anna Hamilton boy front book cover (1)

Jim Sannerud has a number of his handmade cutting boards at Betsy Bowen Studios & Gallery.

 

Jim Sannerud has a number of his handmade cutting boards at Betsy Bowen Studios & Gallery.

Cutting boards by Jim Sannerud are available at Betsy Bowen’s Studio & Gallery.

Kim Knutson is exhibiting her feltwork at Kah-New-Tah Gallery in Lutsen.

Felted painting by Kim Knutsen is at the Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery.

Felted painting by Kim Knutsen is at the Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery.

Ron Piercy, owner of Yellow Bird Fine Art, makes jewelry, including this blue opal pendant.

Ron Piercy, owner of Yellow Bird Fine Art, makes jewerly, including this Peruvian blue opal  pendant.

The blue opal in this pendant  at Yellow Bird Fine Art is from Peru.

There’s lots of great music this week. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, June 14:

  • Frozen Britches, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Live Music by the Campfire, Lutsen Resort, 6:30 p.m.
  • Briand Morrison with Sam Miltich, Art House B&B, 7 p.m.
  • Billy Johnson, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne and Friends, North Shore Winery, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 15:

  • Brian Morrison and Sam Miltich, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Rich Lewis Band, Gunflint, 8 p.m.
  • DJ Real Pure Heart, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Billy Johnson, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Jim & Michele Miller, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 16:

  • Andrew D. Huber, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Rich Lewis Band, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Mysterious Ways, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Brothers in Arms, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 17:

  • Briand Morrison, Mogul’s Grille, 10 a.m.
  • Sky Blue Trio, Wunderbar, 11 a.m.
  • Broken Hearted String Band, Skyport Lodge, 4 p.m.
  • Open Stage with Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.
  • Rich Lewis Band, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.

Monday, June 19:

  • Briand Morrison, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20:

  • Jam Session, Gun Flint Tavern, 6:30 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.

As usual, we found lots of great photos this week. Here’s a selection.

Let’s start with wildlife —

First: Moose

Nace Hagemann caught this moose grazing in a local pond the other day.

Nace Hagemann caught this bull moose grazing in a local pond the other day.

 

"The moment you feel so doubly lucky you could almost drool," by Mark Ellis.

“The moment you feel so doubly lucky you could almost drool,” by Mark Ellis.

 

Mom and her youngster by Nace Hagemann.

Mom and her youngster by Nace Hagemann.

 

Kits nursing. Nace Hagemann said he got to watch this for several minutes "until this little guy busted me."

Kits nursing. Nace Hagemann said this was the first time he saw this. He watched for several minutes “until this little guy busted me.”

 

Quick capture of a newborn floundering around in the driveway by Natalie Sobanja.

Quick capture of a newborn floundering around in the driveway by Natalie Sobanja.

 

"Out for a Ride" by Kirk Schleife.

“Out for a Ride” by Kirk Schleife.

For change of pace, this:

Photo by Kristofer Bowman.

Photo by Kristofer Bowman.

Here are two views of the sacred tree in Grand Portage.

Manidoo giizhikens standing guard over the great Gitche Gumee by Kirk Schleife.

Manidoo giizhikens standing guard over the great Gitche Gumee by Kirk Schleife.

 

A glorious night sky makes the imagination run wild by Travis Novitsky.

A glorious night sky makes the imagination run wild by Travis Novitsky.

And we found some gorgeous skyscapes:

Sunset on Devil Track Lake by Don Davison.

Sunset on Devil Track Lake by Don Davison.

 

Superior sunset breaking through the clouds.

Superior sunset breaking through the clouds by Ann Bowman.

 

Reflecting on the river this evening by Thomas Spence.

Reflecting on the river this evening by Thomas Spence.

 

Early summer fog by Travis Novitsky.

Early summer fog by Travis Novitsky.

And these beauties:

Singin' the blues at Brighton Beach by Mary Amerman.

Singin’ the blues at Brighton Beach by Mary Amerman.

 

View from Benedictine by Chris Olson.

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Crossing the Bridge by Mary Amerman.

Crossing the Bridge by Mary Amerman.

 

Seven Bridges Road by Jeff Henningsgaard.

Seven Bridges Road by Jeff Henningsgaard.

 

Gooseberry State Park by Mary Amerman.

Gooseberry State Park by Mary Amerman.

 

Two Harbors breakwater by Michael Nesset.

Two Harbors breakwater by Michael Nesset.

 

And, this majestic one:

White Pine tree in the North Country by David Grinstead.

White Pine tree in the North Country by David Grinstead.

To finish off… a little pet humor.

Studio cats spell trouble! by Randal Anderson.

Who? Me? Studio cats spell trouble by Randal Anderson.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Summer Follows Close Behind

White Face River by Matt Herberg.

White Face River by Matt Herberg.

Last weekend was pretty busy and this weekend hikes it up a notch. There’s music, a Block Party, puppet workshops, a memoir writing workshop, art workshops, a Dixie dance, a backyard concert and more. The summer season continues …

First up is a Memoir Writing Workshop at the Grand Marais Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, conducted by memoir author Kate St. Vincent-Vogl.

Kate St. Vincent-Vogl will give a workshop on writing memoires at the Grand Marais Public Library on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Kate St. Vincent-Vogl will give a workshop on writing memoires at the Grand Marais Public Library on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Entitled “Writing Memoir, Writing Life,” St. Vincent-Vogl will give tips, suggestions and writing exercises on how to write the best story of your life. The workshop is free.

Also on Thursday, the first Good Harbor Hill Puppet Workshops to create puppets and backdrops for the Summer Solstice Pageant at North House Folk School later this month will be held at the Betsy Bowen Studio from 6-8 p.m.

Puppet-making workshops will be held at Betsy Bowen's Studio starting on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Puppet-making workshops will be held at Betsy Bowen’s Studio starting on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The workshops are open to everyone and are free … and lots of fun. Workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 & June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. The Solstice Pageant will be performed at North House Folk School‘s Wooden Boat Show at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

On Friday, a Paint-A-Tile workshop will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony with a session from 1-2:30 p.m.

A Pint-A-Tile workshop will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday.

A Pint-A-Tile workshop will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Participants will paint two tiles using colorful Majolica glazes during the session. The tiles will be fired and ready to be picked up on Sunday morning. The workshop is open to ages 12 and older. To register, call the Grand Marais Art Colony at 387-2737. One other Paint-A-Tile workshop will be held this month, on June 15.

The Boundary Waters Expo will be held this weekend at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail this weekend. The 2-day event celebrating the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will feature speakers, exhibitors and activities for everyone. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday. Scheduled speakers include Bruce Kerfoot (“Gunflint Trail History,”) Sue Plankis (“Birding in the BWCA,”  as well as talks about wilderness First Aid, fishing in the Boundary Waters and more. For more info and the schedule, click here.

And, for your evening listening, WTIP’s The Roadhouse will feature an interview with naturalist Larry Weber, who will talking about his latest book, “Web Watching: A Guide to Webs and the Spiders that Make Them.” Also, a new band, The Wunderdogs with Pete K., John Mianowski and Thomas Stamps will be in the studio to talk about their music and play a few songs. The program airs from 5-7 p.m. on Fridays. (The Wunderdogs play at the Wunderbar on Friday night.)

There will be lots to do in Grand Marais on Saturday, too.

First up, the Cook County Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senior Center parking lot, featuring a wide variety of artisans, food and live music. New this week: organic produce from Round River Farm in Finland.

Round River Farm will bring early summer produce to the Cook County Market this Saturday, starting around 10 a.m.

Round River Farm will bring early summer produce to the Cook County Market this Saturday, starting around 10 a.m.

Round River Farm is located in Finland and produces a wide variety of produce for a CSA. This week, they will have spinach, lettuces, cilantro and (maybe) radishes. They plan to be at the Cook County Market every Saturday through the September.

Also new– the first Grand Marais Block Party will be held on Saturday with lots of live music, events, food, a Grand Marais Playhouse performance, a local author/illustrator reception, kite-making, print-making demos, wine tasting and more.

The Grand Marais Block Party will be held in downtown Grand Marais on Saturday.

The Grand Marais Block Party will be held in downtown Grand Marais on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This should be a fun event. There will be a walk/run sponsored by Voyageur Brewing and a variety of musicians playing on 1st Ave. W. during the day, as well as a chance to explore all the interesting shops in the neighborhood. Picnic & Pine is even going to offer S’Mores in the afternoon. Click here for more information, maps and the complete schedule.

Also on Saturday, the Friction Farm, a modern folk duo that has written songs inspired by children’s books, will sing some songs and talk about reading at the Grand Marais Public Library at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aidan and Christine of Friction Farm will perform at the Grand Marais Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Aidan and Christine of Friction Farm will perform at the Grand Marais Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Also, the Cook County Historical Society will hold at Open House at the Johnson Heritage Post from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Cook County Historical Society will hold at Open House at the Johnson Heritage Post from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Cook County Historical Society will hold at Open House at the Johnson Heritage Post from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet the new staff and board members, and learn about future plans for the Society’s historic sites and art gallery. All five sites will be open for visits: the Lightkeeper’s House and Museum, Bally Blacksmith Shop, St. Francis Xavier Church and a 1930s fish house replica with fishing tug Neegee. There will be refreshments and activities at the Heritage Post. All invited.

And, a top-vote getter for Saturday: The Big Dixie Swingers, who will play at the Wunderbar on Saturday night from 8-10 p.m.

The Big Dixie Swingers will be at the Wunderbar on Saturday night.

The Big Dixie Swingers will play at the Wunderbar on Saturday night.

Winners of the 2017 band division of the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Americana Roots Contest, the Big Dixie Swingers of New Orleans are a traveling musical collective headed up by fiddler Aaron Gunn and banjoist Elizabeth Vargas. The band is committed to reviving the music of America’s rural radio stations and stages and their sound blends old time country and pre-war era pop, spinning it back out as western swing-style dance band numbers. So, the event at the Wunderbar is an event for dancing! The North Shore Music Association is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $15 at the door. Here’s an example of their music:

It should be a fun time.

On Sunday, the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center will host a Shrimp Bowl fom 4-6 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Historical Society. The event will be held at the Seagull Lake Community Center. All invited. The suggested donation is $15.

On Monday, the Voyageur Brewing Co. hosts a Community Collaborative Drawing session from 4-6 p.m. Open to all.

And, on Wednesday, June 13, Kristy Kutch will give a demonstration on creating with colored pencils at the Art Colony starting at 4:30 p.m.

Kristy Kutch will demo drawing with colored pencils at the Grand Marais Art Colony at 4:30 pm. on Wednesday, June 13.

Kristy Kutch will demo drawing with colored pencils at the Grand Marais Art Colony at 4:30 pm. on Wednesday, June 13.

Colored pencil is gaining prominence as a fine-art medium and it offers some remarkable techniques and tools. Kutch will demonstrate how to layer, blend, and create interesting textures painting with colored pencils. All invited. No registration necessary.

Exhibits:

 The exhibit, “Northerly Pots: The Long Pleasurable Carry” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Early Snows potter Potter Fritz Lehmberg is exhibiting work at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Early Snows potter potter, Fritz Lehmberg, is exhibiting work at the Johnson Heritage Post.

The exhibit features a variety of work by this acclaimed Thunder Bay potter. The exhibit continues through June 17. The Heritage Post is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays and from 1-4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Tuesdays.

The Spring Art Underground Show continues at Betsy Bowen’s Studio featuring works by more than 30 local and regional artists.

Misha Martin has paintings in the Spring Art Underground show at Betsy Bowen Studio.

Misha Martin has paintings in the Spring Art Underground show at Betsy Bowen Studio.

Minnesota potter, Guillermo Cuellar, is the featured artist in the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Gallery Store this month.

Guillermo Cuellar is the featured artist at the Grand Marais Art Colony's Gallery Store this month.

Guillermo Cuellar is the featured artist at the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Gallery Store this month.

Cuellar is teaching a class the Art Colony this month and will be one of the featured speakers at an Artist Talk. Stay tuned for details.

The Peregrine Falcon Show continues at Tettegouche State Park with a wide variety of work by local and regional artists.

This painting by Laurie Olson Hohman is at the Peregrine Falcon exhibit at Tettegouche State Park.

This painting by Laurie Olson Hohman is at the Peregrine Falcon exhibit at Tettegouche State Park.

Upcoming:

Jazz musicians Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich will be in house concert at the Art House B&B on June 14 at 7 p.m.

Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich will play at the Art House B&B on June 14.

Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich will play at the Art House B&B on June 14.

The $10 admission fee includes a smorgasbord of snacks and punch. BYOB. All invited.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival will be at North House Folk School June 22-24.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Pageant will be at North House Folk School June 22-24.

The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival will be at North House Folk School June 22-24.

This highly anticipated event features workshops and presentations, lots of wooden boats, an auction, and the Summer Solstice Pageant, to name a few.Stay tuned for details.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild will hold an opening reception for its exhibit “Through Our Hands V: Sun, Moon, Stars” at the Johnson Heritage Post from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 22.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild will have an exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post that opens June 22.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild will have an exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post that opens June 22.

The exhibit will include weaving, knitting, felting, basketry, beadwork, quilts, paper, clothing, jewelry, accessories, wood carving, rugs, wall hangings, and mixed media andn continues through July 16.

And here’s a great opportunity for opera fans and those who have never gone to an opera before. Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be performed at the renovated NorShor Theatre in Duluth on Friday, June 22 and Sunday, June 24. The NorShor used to be the Duluth Opera House back in the day, so it’s just great that opera is being performed there again.  The performance is a production of Lyric Opera of the North. Stay tuned for details For tickets, see www.loonopera.org

Here’s the local music schedule:

Thursday, June 7:

  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Live Music by the Campfire, Lutsen Resort, 6:30 p.m.
  • Billy Johnson, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 8:

  • Billy Johnson, Voyageur Brewing, 4 p.m.
  • Black River Revue, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • WunderDogs, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Bug Dope, Bluefin Bay, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 9:

  • Mark Miller, Cook County Market, Senior Center parking lot, 9:30 a.m.
  • Friction Farm, Grand Marais Library, 10:30 a.m.
  • Live music on 1st St. and the Grand Marais Block Party.
  • Common Ground, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • The Cruisers, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.
  • Pete K, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Black River Revue, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • The Big Dixie Swingers, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.

 Sunday, June 10:

  • Mark Miller, Wunderbar, 11 a.m.
  • Open Stage with Joe Paulik, 6 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Monday, June 11:

  • Mel Parsons, Monday Singer/Songwriter Series, Papa Charlie’s, 9 p.m.

 Thursday, June 14:

  • Briand Morrison & Sam Miltich, Art House B&B, 7 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Bluefin Bay, 9 p.m.

As usual, we found some interesting photos this week. Here’s a selection.

Let’s start with some wildlife shots.

Getting a little crowded. Photo by Matthew Pastick.

Getting a little crowded. Photo by Matthew Pastick.

 

A nesting loon by Paul Sundberg.

A nesting loon by Paul Sundberg.

 

A visitor in my front yard by Therese Misgen.

A visitor in my front yard by Therese Misgen.

 

Male Spruce Grouse by Thomas Spence.

Male Spruce Grouse by Thomas Spence.

And here’s a wildflower shot.

Bunchberry bu Cary Schmies.

Bunchberry by Cary Schmies.

And  here are a few black and white beauties.

Playing with a new camera by Alec Johnson.

Playing with a new camera by Alec Johnson.

 

Fun to see this bull today by Nace Hagemann.

Fun to see this bull today by Nace Hagemann.

 

Split Rock Lighthouse by Scott Berglund.

Split Rock Lighthouse by Scott Berglund.

 

A rain fills the Beaver River by Roxanne Distad.

A rain fills the Beaver River by Roxanne Distad.

 

The Temperance after ice-out by Thomas Spence.

The Temperance after ice-out by Thomas Spence.

And then two BWCA beauties– one at dawn, one at dusk.

Chasing First Light in the BWCA by Layne Kennedy.

Chasing First Light in the BWCA by Layne Kennedy.

 

The end of the day in the BWCA by Thomas Spence.

The end of the day in the BWCA by Thomas Spence.

And finally, this evocative photo by Bryan Hansel.

Fishing Boat at the end of the "fog bow" by Bryan Hansel.

A fishing boat at the end of the “fog bow” by Bryan Hansel.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

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Summer has started!

The High Falls at Grand Portage by Jolene Johnson.

The High Falls at Grand Portage by Jolene Johnson.

 

The “official start” of summer over Memorial Day weekend was followed early this week by another gift of the season–rain, and plenty of it. So this weekend, there’s lots of energy on the North Shore to celebrate the warm season and lots of things to do.

The weekend starts with the Northern Landscapes Festival at North House Folk School. This popular festival focuses on discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of the dynamic and rich landscape on the North Shore. Field-focused courses form the backbone of the event, including classes on birdwatching, geology, landscape photography and more with evening presentations rounding out the full weekend schedule.

Birding at the Northern Landscapes Festival by Layne Kennedy. File photo.

Birding at the Northern Landscapes Festival by Layne Kennedy. File photo.

The Northern Landscapes Festival also features public presentations, and they’ll be great this year. On Friday, June 1, Bob King, a Duluth-based astronomer and Duluth News Tribune photographer, will give a presentation on the summer sky. Entitled “Summer Sky Spectacular: Planets, Satellites and the Milky Way,” The presentation is at 7 p.m. If the night is clear, King will set up a telescope to observe Venus and Jupiter around 9 p.m.

And on Saturday, renowned ecologist Bernd Heinrich and author (“The Mind of the Raven”) returns to North House to teach a class on his latest book, “Bumblebee Economics.” He will also give a presentation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, entitled “Bluejays, Crows and Ravens: Behavior and Ecology.” Few people know more about the world of corvids than Bernd Heinrich, having spent a lifetime observing and studying the smartest birds on the planet. Discover the rare abilities of our commonly obvserved feathered friends, the bluejay, crow and raven as Bernd shares images and stories of these unique creatures.

Both presentations are free to North House members. A $5 suggested donation for all others. For more info on the Northern Landscapes Festival and to register for workshops, click here.

Also on Friday, the Grand Marais Art Colony will host “Paint-A-Tile,” an opportunity for the public to come to the ceramic studio and paint tiles with their own designs.

A Paint-A-Tile class will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

A Paint-A-Tile class will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

This is one of a series of Paint-A-Tile opportunities that are scheduled this summer. Registration is required. For more information, call 387-2737 or visit www.grandmaraisartcolony.org.

Also on Friday, singer/songwriter Jon Kallberg will be on WTIP Community Radio’s The Roadhouse to talk about his music and play a few songs. Kallberg plays original acoustic guitars and electronic keyboard with live loops. Also, ecologist Bernd Heinrich will be on the show to talk about his life’s work.

The Peregrine Falcon Show at Tettegouche State Park opens on Friday with an artists reception from 7-8:30 p.m. The exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of the successful effort to restore wild peregrine populations, which were nearly extinct throughout most of North America due to human activity, such as DDT pesticide use. A number of falcon-related activities are scheduled for the exhibit this month, and on Friday, the art show opens.

"Our Lives," by Swanson.

“Our Lives,” by Adam Swanson is one of the artworks in the Peregrine Falcon Show at Tettegouche State Park that opens on Friday.

The art show is a group show featuring multiple artists who have already or will soon have shows at Tettegouche. Adam Swanson, Lauri Olson Hohman and Deborah Kirkeeide are among the artists represented. The exhibit continues through the end of the month. On June 9, there will be a live falcon demonstration from 2:30 -4:30 p.m., a wild bird photography workshop on June 16 and a retrospective on the work that was done to restore peregrine populations from 1-3 p.m. June 16. Stay tuned for details.

Saturday brings the Grand Opening of the Big Lake, a new gallery on 12 First Ave. West. in Grand Marais. The gallery features a wide variety of artwork including paintings, pottery, prints and jewelry as well as a big selection of cards, kids’ clothing and more.

The Big Lake gallery will hold its Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Jordan Sundberg created this poster for the new gallery.

The Big Lake gallery will hold its Grand Opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Jordan Sundberg created this poster for the new gallery.

The opening is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and features homemade lefse and events throughout the day. All invited.

Also on Saturday, look for artisans on the streets of Grand Marais in two markets: The Cook County Market and the Cook County Makers Cooperative Market.

The Cook County Market celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and features a variety of artisans working in wood, fiber, metal and clay as well as homemade sweets, massage services and live music.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a booth at the Cook County Market.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild has a booth at the Cook County Market.

The Cook County Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the Senior Center parking lot. For more info, click here.

The Cook County Makers Cooperative, a recently formed organization to support artists and makers in the county, has organized a Makers Market that is located in the lot between the Beaver House and 8 Broadway Gallery and Studios in downtown Grand Marais. Hours are still fluid, but check out the space this weekend.

The Cook County Makers Cooperative has started a market between the Beaver House and

The Cook County Makers Cooperative has started a market between the Beaver House and 8 Broadway Gallery and Studios.

This new enterprise is encouraging people who make things to check out the new space and talk to the founders. For more info, contact Jayne Richards at 387-4590 or Mike Smieja at 612-558-1501. For more info, click here.

The Grand Marais Art Colony has a crafted a “refresh” of their gallery store with lots of new work.

Glass artist Jeffrey Stenbom was an artist-in-residence at the Grand Marais Art Colony earlier this year and created these fused glass maps of the city. Several of them are in the Grand Marais Gallery Store.

Glass artist Jeffrey Stenbom was an artist-in-residence at the Grand Marais Art Colony earlier this year and created these fused glass maps of the city. Several of them are in the Art Colony’s Gallery Store.

And here’s a fun opportunity to get inspired and inspire others. Check out this interactive sculpture, “Inspiration Exchange” by Greg Mueller, which is located on a stairway at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Grand Marais Art Colony director, Amy Demmer, checks out one of the "inspirations" snuggled into a box in Greg Mueller's sculpture on an outside stairway at the Art Colony.

Grand Marais Art Colony director, Amy Demmer, checks out one of the “inspirations” snuggled into a one of the boxes of the sculpture.

The little boxes are open for the public to use as a way to inspire others. Check out a box… if you get inspired, exchange what you find for an “inspiration” of your own. Right now, the boxes contain quotes, a bird’s nest, a rock … and who knows — the contents can change daily. Be part of this inspiration exchange and check out the sculpture this weekend.

n Duluth, the Duluth Superior Film Festival got started this week and continues in a number of different venues through Sunday with a variety of dramas, documentaries, experimental films and more. The film festival is headquartered at Zinema – Zeitgeist (222 E Superior St) in Duluth.

Of particular interest is the screening of “Virginia,” a film that was shot at a number of North Shore locations, including Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais. Here’s the trailer:

VIRGINIA MINNESOTA – Trailer from Daniel Stine on Vimeo. “Virginia” will be screened at Zinema Theater, Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

Here’s another trailer from the film festival … a New Zealand documentary entitled “Living the Change.”

 To find out more about the film festival and see the schedules, click here.

There are a number of interesting on-going exhibits on the North Shore this weekend, too.

“Northerly Pots: The Long Pleasurable Carry” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Early Snows potter Fritz Lehmberg is exhibiting at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Early Snows potter Fritz Lehmberg is exhibiting at the Johnson Heritage Post.

The exhibit features work by Thunder Bay potter Fritz Lehmberg and continues through June 17. The Heritage Post is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. It is open from 1-4 p.m. Sundays and closed on Tuesdays.

“The Art of Creating a Buzz: A Beehive Exhibition,” featuring bee boxes painted by local artists, is on exhibit at the Grand Marais Art Colony through Thursday, May 31.

Bee hive painted by Jan Attridge. The beehive exhibit concludes at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Thursday.

Bee hive painted by Jan Attridge. The beehive exhibit concludes at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Thursday.

The Tweed Museum of Art is featuring a number of exhibits, including the University of Seniors exhibit.

"Portrait of a Young Man (Gavin) by Dale Lucas is on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

“Portrait of a Young Man (Gavin) by Dale Lucas is on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery in Thunder Bay is exhibiting “Fresh Perspectives: Secondary School Art” through June 10.

"For Him," pencil drawing by kaitlyn Chalar, 12th grade, St. Patrick High School, is one of the works at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

“For Him,” pencil drawing by kaitlyn Chalar, 12th grade, St. Patrick High School, is one of the works at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Upcoming:

The Grand Marais Public Library will host a memoir writing workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, with Kate St. Vincent-Vogl. This free workshop is entitled “Writing Memoir, Writing Life” and is intended for audiences 12 to adult. The author conducted a writing/editing workshop at the library earlier this year. For more info on the workshop, contact the library at 387-1140.

The North Shore Music Association is bringing in the Big Dixie Swingers, a New Orleans-based band to play for a dance at the Wunderbar on June 9.

The Big Dixie Swingers will be at the Wunderbar June 9, hosted by the North Shore Music Association.

The Big Dixie Swingers will be at the Wunderbar June 9, hosted by the North Shore Music Association.

The music starts at 8 p.m. Stay tuned for details.

Artist News:

Gwen Danfelt, manager at Drury Lane Books, has a new program on WTIP Community Radio entitled “Talking Books.” The program airs on the last Monday of the month on North Shore Morning.

Drury Lane Books' Gwen Danfelt has a new monthly radio show on WTIP's North Shore Morning.

Drury Lane Books‘ Gwen Danfelt has a new monthly radio show on WTIP’s North Shore Morning.

 To listen to her first broadcast, click here.

Here’s the music for this week:

Thursday, May 31:

  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Bug Lite, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.
  • Pushing Chain, Wunderbarm 7 p.m.

Friday, June 1:

  • Joe Paulik, Voyageur Brewing, 4 p.m.
  • Bug House, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Chris Koza, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 2:

  • Jon Kallberg, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Pushing Chain, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Timmy Haus, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.
  • Common Ground, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 3:

  • Briand Morrison, Moguls Grille, 10 a.m.

Monday, June 4:

  • Briand Morrison, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.

We found some great photos this week. Here’s a selection:

The eagles are nesting in Cook County! Paul Sundberg caught this pair the other day.

The eagles are nesting in Cook County! Paul Sundberg caught this pair the other day.

Wildflowers are blooming like crazy now, too.

March Marigolds by Paul Sundberg.

March Marigolds by Paul Sundberg.

Here’s a beautiful sunset:

Sunset in isabella by Rachel Ewinski.

Sunset in isabella by Rachel Ewinski.

And cloudscapes were great this week.

"Now send in the clouds" by Ann Bowman.

“Now send in the clouds” by Ann Bowman.

 

Storm Cloud coming in by Rebecca.

Storm Cloud coming in by Rebecca.

 

As the storm rolled by Duluth by Luke Goossens.

As the storm rolled by Duluth by Luke Goossens.

 

At the Laurentian Divide by Jess Olson.

At the Laurentian Divide by Jess Olson.

And finally, this classic shot:

Along the Gunflint Trail by Roxanne Distad.

Along the Gunflint Trail by Roxanne Distad.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Memorial Day: A Moving Parts Weekend

A perfect evening on the lake tonight.

A perfect evening on the lake tonight by Thomas Spence.

There are lots of moving parts this weekend in Grand Marais as it celebrates Memorial Day and the beginning of the summer season. The Art Along the Lake Spring Gallery Tour features art openings, demonstrations, a Sound Garden, a Block Party, classes and workshops.  Plus, the Cross River Heritage Center and the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center both open for the season this weekend, with special receptions and new exhibits. Plus, there’s lots of great music, including Duluth’s Charlie Parr, who will play at Voyageur Brewing Co. on Saturday from 4-7 p.m., a great chance to get up-close and personal with this versatile musician.

The details:

The Grand Marais Art Colony has opened an exhibit of beehives painted by local artists. Entitled “Creating a Buzz: A Bee Hive Exhibition,” the exhibit features real bee boxes decorated by Jeff Niesen, Betsy Bowen, Jan Attridge, Karen Cedarmoon,  Cedar Adams and Greg Mueller.

art colony jeff niesen Bee boxes spirulina tumeric beets cane sugar

Jeff Niesen painted his bee boxes with natural colorants including spirulina, beets and tumeric. He covered the painting with a sugar solution, making it safe and enticing for bees.

The exhibit is the project of beekeeper Bob Janicek, who will host a Meet-and-Greet at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The exhibit continues through Sunday.

Excuse the pun, but the Art Colony is going to be a beehive of activity this weekend. It will hold the Grand Opening of the refreshed Gallery Store and the installation and unveiling of a public art sculpture by Greg Mueller entitled “The Inspiration Exchange.” Besides a number of workshops, (painting tiles, making glass window ornaments) the Art Colony is holding a real Block Party on Saturday where the street will be closed off and a number of activities for all ages will be held. The Block Party is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes string wall art, chalk the walk, hula hoop making, glass window ornaments, puzzles, screenprinting, and good coloring old-fashioned coloring books, and should be fun for all.

And that’s just a small part of the Memorial Day whirl.

Yellow Bird Fine Art will hold its Grand Opening this weekend, with a reception from 4-6 p.m. on Friday. Refreshments will be served, and Joe Paulik will play. The gallery features handmade jewelry by owner Ron Piercy, sculptures, paintings and ceramics.

"Adeline and Horse with Blue Coat" by Patricia Canelake has just arrived at the Yellow Bird Fine Art gallery.

“Adeline and Horse with Blue Coat” by Patricia Canelake has just arrived at the Yellow Bird Fine Art gallery.

There will be stone drilling demonstrations all day Friday at the gallery and Paula Gustafson will give an oil painting demonstration from noon to 2 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a Q&A about jewelry design. All welcome.

The Spring Art Underground Show at the Betsy Bowen Gallery opens with a Sneak Peak reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday. The show includes work by more than 40 local and regional artists in glass, ceramics, paintings, fiber and more. The show continues through June.

And to top off the Friday events in Grand Marais, the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery will hold the opening reception for “Northerly Pots: The Long Pleasurable Carry,” with work by Fritz Lehmberg of Early Snows Pottery near Thunder Bay.

johnson heritage post Fritz Lehmberg

“Northerly Pots: The Long Pleasurable Carry,” an exhibit by Fritz Lehmberg opens at the Johnson Heritage Post on Friday with reception from 5-8 p.m.

Lehmberg has been making wood-fired pots for more than 30 years in his pottery tucked inside the woods just outside Thunder Bay. The reception will be from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit continues through June 17. The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Monday, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Also on Friday, jazz guitarist Briand Morrison will be on WTIP’s The Roadhouse talk about his music and play a few songs. The Roadhouse airs from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

In Schroeder, The Cross River Heritage Center opens for the season with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday featuring refreshments and live music. There are new exhibits in the center this year, too, including “Children of the Finnish Homestead.”

One of the photographs from the exhibit "Children of the Finnish Homestead" at the Cross River Heritage Center.

One of the photographs from the exhibit “Children of the Finnish Homestead” opening at the Cross River Heritage Center on Friday.

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery in Lutsen will have a wide variety of demonstrations over the weekend, including wool spinning on Friday and stone carving, gemstone jewelry and silk and wool dyeing demonstrations on Saturday.

And, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, there will be Bronze Pour at the Mueller Studio (formerly Last Chance Gallery) in Lutsen.

Also on Saturday, Steve Frykman of Art of the Elements Gallery in rural Grand Marais, (306 County Rd. 44) will give a demonstration of chipping and faceting glass.

The Art of the Element gallery is located at 306 County Rd. 44.

The Art of the Elements Gallery is located at 306 County Rd. 44.

For a complete schedule of all the events during the Art of the Lake Spring Gallery Tour, click here.

And on Sunday, the Harbor Park Spring Sound Garden will be held in Harbor Park from noon to 5 p.m.  The event will celebrate the coming of spring, and the history, geography, and ecology of Harbor Park and Lake Superior with music, art, poetry and more.

The Spring Sound Garden in Harbor Park will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Spring Sound Garden in Harbor Park will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Spring Sound Garden event will feature a temporary sound installation, combining live musicians and a small choir with 35 small, battery-powered remote speakers distributed throughout the park, each playing a different part of the larger piece of music – a spatial concert you can walk through!  In addition to the sound installation, the event will feature visual art elements by local artists, live poetry, history, and storytelling and interactive opportunities.
The Spring Sound Garden is created by Minneapolis-based award-winning composer/director James Everest. It should be fun, for sure, so saunter through.

Also this weekend, the Cook County Market opens for the season in the Senior Center parking lot. The Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through mid-October.

The Cook County Market opens this Saturday.

The Cook County Market opens this Saturday.

The market features a wide variety of artists and artisans working in wood, clay, fiber and metals. There are several new vendors, including Patty-Cakes cupcakes. See you there!

In Duluth, look for some interesting work at the Tweed Museum of Art:

"Our Good Earth" by Steuart Curry in the "Treasures from the Home" exhibit is at the Tweed Museum of Art.

“Our Good Earth” by Steuart Curry in the “Treasures from the Home” exhibit is at the Tweed Museum of Art.

There are three exhibits at the Duluth Art Institute:

One of the works currently on exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute.

One of the works currently on exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute.

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is currently exhibiting work by secondary school students.

"Fresh Perspectives: Secondary School Art" is currentl on exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

“Fresh Perspectives: Secondary School Art” is current on exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

The Definitely Superior Art Gallery spring show in Thunder Bay includes exhibits and installations.

"Fortify This" on exhibit at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery through June 16,

“Fortify This” on exhibit at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery through June 16,

Upcoming:

Next week, the Duluth-Superior Film Festival begins with five days of innovative films, music, director interviews and more in a number of different venues. The festival will include the premiere of “Virginia Minnesota” a film directed and written by Daniel Stine and shot on the North Shore and the Iron Range. The premiere will be on Wednesday, May 30 at the Clyde Iron Event Center at 8 p.m.  For more info on the film festival schedule, click here Stay tuned for details.

Here’s the music for the week.

Thursday, May 25:

  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Frozen Britches, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • James Moors, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 25:

  • Two-Bit Revival, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Portage, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.
  • The Grace Notes, Cross River Heritage Center, 6:30 p.m.
  • Don Juan Trio, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Briand Morrison, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26:
  • Joe Paulik, Cascade Lodge Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Michael Monroe, Log Cabin Concert, 7 p.m. , rural Grand Marais, www.michaelmonroemusic.com
  • Charlie Parr, Voyageur Brewing Co., 7 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Boats and Bridges, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Cook County’s Most Wanted, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Thunder Bay Legends, Grand Portage Casino, 8 p.m.
  • Rich Mattson and the NorthStars, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flnt Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • DJ Beavstar, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 27:

  • Briand Morrison, Mogul’s Grille, 10 a.m.
  • Harbor Park Spring Sound Garden, noon to 5 p.m.

We found some interesting photos this week. Here’s a selection:

I had to duck out of Anger Management classes because they were led by some quack by Gary Jake Jacobson.

“I had to duck out of Anger Management classes because they were led by some quack” by Gary Jake Jacobson.

 

A spring snack by Nace Hagemann.

A spring snack by Nace Hagemann.

 

"Woody reflection" by David Johnson.

“Woody reflection” by David Johnson.

 

Annual visit by the Indigo Bunting by Thomas Spence.

Annual visit by the Indigo Bunting by Thomas Spence.

 

Synchronized Swimming by David Johnson.

Synchronized Swimming by David Johnson.

 

Two Spring Treasures by Sandra Updyke.

Two Spring Treasures by Sandra Updyke.

 

Spring ferns by Coleen Greiskains.

Spring ferns by Coleen Greiskains.

 

Pasque flower by Maia Cavelli.

Pasque flower by Maia Cavelli.

And here are some landscapes:

Cascade Falls is always awesome by MaryJane Van Den Heuvel.

Cascade Falls is always awesome by MaryJane Van Den Heuvel.

 

In the BWCA by Jeffrey Doty.

In the BWCA by Jeffrey Doty.

And finally… this:

A view from the top by Justin Ledesma.

A view from the top  by Justin Ledesma. This photo was taken from an airplane.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

P.S. If you missed the Ruthie Foster concert at the ACA last weekend and/or want to hear more, check out this interview by WTIP’s Will Moore.

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Waterfalls, Ruthie Foster’s Blues & A Book Talk

Waterfall Season! Shanne Mossman took this great shot of Kakbeka Falls near Thunder Bay the other day. Enjoy!

Waterfall Season! Shanne Mossman took this great shot of Kakbeka Falls near Thunder Bay the other day. Enjoy!

This would be a great weekend to explore the North Shore. The trees are just beginning to bud and early spring wildflowers are blooming in abundance. Plus the waterfalls are fantastic, and offer such a variety of experiences. From the gorge at Cascade to the thundering of the High Falls at Grand Portage, waterfalls are in this month. And a trip across the border to experience the Kakabeka Falls is definitely worth the trip. The falls are almost as tall as Niagara Falls — something to see.

And, to get a preview of waterfalls on the North Shore, check out this month’s art exhibit at Tettegouche State Park. Photographer and author “Waterfalls of Minnesota,” Lisa Crayford, is exhibiting some stunning photographs of waterfalls this month in the Great Hall there.

Cascade by Lisa Crayford.

Cascade by Lisa Crayford.

And for outstanding indoors entertainment, join 3-time Grammy Award nominee, blues singer Ruthie Foster,  in concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Blues singer Ruthie Foster will be the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Friday. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Blues singer Ruthie Foster will be the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Friday. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Foster is the recipient of seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for “Female Blues Artist of the Year.” She has performed all over the world and performed with a number of famous artists including Bonnie Raitt and the Allman Brothers. This should be a great concert, for sure. Tickets are $15 general admission at aca.tix.com (no fees!) and the  door on the night of show. Here’s a clip of Foster performing “Ring of Fire.”

On Saturday, Drury Lane Books is hosting author Cary J. Griffith to talk about his book “Gunflint Burning–Fire in the Boundary Waters, “ the story of the Ham Lake Fire.

Author Cary J. Griffith will talk about his book, Gunflint Burning" at Drury Lane Books on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Author Cary J. Griffith will talk about his book, Gunflint Burning” at Drury Lane Books on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

One of the most destructive wildfires in modern Minnesota history, Griffith describes the blaze, the firefighters’ battle, the human toll… in short, “Gunflint Burning”  describes the key events of the fire as they unfold, transporting readers to the front lines of an epic struggle that was at times heroic, tragic, and sublime. He will read from the book, discuss the writing process with the audience, and sign books. All invited.

In Duluth on Saturday afternon, the Joseph Nease Gallery will feature artist talks at 2 p.m. with Tim White and Allen Killian-Moore, both of whom opened exhibits at the gallery recently.  White, a photographer, is exhibiting new work. Kllian-Moore is exhibiting an installation film entitled ““Permanent State of Exception.”

"Untitled" (Cape May) by Tim White is on exhibit at the Resase Gallery in Duluth.

“Untitled” (Cape May) by Tim White is on exhibit at the Joesph Nease Gallery in Duluth.

The two artists will discuss the points of connection (and perhaps disconnection) in their work and their process. They will also give tours of their exhibits.  The gallery is located at 23 W. 1st St. in Duluth

On Tuesday, May 22, consider attending a Critical Response Process session at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 5-7:30 p.m. The Critical Response is an artist-led, multi-step, group system for giving and receiving feedback on creative processes and works-in-progress by an individual artist. The process helps the artist by offering he or she an opportunity to ask questions about their work in a non-judgemental setting.

A Criitical Response session will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Tuesday.

A Critical Response session will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Participants will be observing and participating in the session as part of the peer critique group, but will not bring in their own artwork for this training session. Tuition is $10. For more information and to register, call the Art Colony at 387-2737.

And on Wednesday, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council will present the 2018 Arts Awards at the WDSE studios in Duluth at 5 p.m. Photographer and documentary filmmaker Craig Blacklock will receive the George Morrison Artist Award and filmmaker Karen Sunderman will receive the Maddie Simon Arts Advocate Award.

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council will present the 2018 Arts Awards in Duluth on Wednesday.

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council will present the 2018 Arts Awards in Duluth on Wednesday.

Because of limited space, advance reservations are required to attend the ceremony. To RSVP to attend the awards, please visit
https://20thannualarrowheadartsawards.eventbrite.com

This would be a great weekend to visit galleries and shops in Grand Marais, too.

This is the last weekend to see the exhibit “Found: 3 Views on Nature, a Group Art Show” at the Johnson Heritage Post. This show is a wonderful mix of block prints, encaustic paintings, and mixed-media artworks by Stephanie Mostre-Kotz (mixed media), Stanley Leonard (woodblock prints) and Bethany Kepler (encaustic works).

"Found: 3 Views on Nature" is one exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post through Sunday.

“Found: 3 Views on Nature” is one exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post through Sunday.

The Heritage Post is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and Mondays, and from 1-4 p.m. Sundays. It is closed on Tuesdays.

In Duluth, the Duluth Art Institute opened three exhibits last week: Jason Pearson’s “Travels with My Twin: Selected Works from the Pearson Brother’s Collection,” Tara Austin’s “Boreal Ornament” and Jonathan Herrera’s “Querida Presencia.”

One of works in Jason Pearson's exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute, "Travels with My Twin."

One of works in Jason Pearson’s exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute, “Travels with My Twin.” Credit: Ennymen’s Territory.

The DAI exhibits continue through July 1. The Art Institute is located in the Depot and is open daily.

The Tweed Museum of Art on the UMD campus is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, May 19. The event includes art activities for kids and a chance to see the wide variety exhibits at the museum. Open to all. Free.

"Twilight on the Sound" by Luther Emrson Van Gorder, 1889, is one of the paintings on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

“Twilight on the Sound” by Luther Emrson Van Gorder, 1889, is one of the paintings on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

In Thunder Bay, the Definitely Superior Art Gallery will hold a gala opening reception for two new exhibits on Friday starting at 7 p.m. (EDT). The exhibits include the Lakehead University RetroGraduate Exhibit 2018, and  “Fortify This Collective” which highlights the longevity, creativity, and achievements of Indigenous artists’ production in northwestern Ontario.

Painting b Blake Evans, one of the pieces in the Lakehead University RetroGraduate exhibit, which opens at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay on Friday.

Painting b Blake Evans, one of the pieces in the Lakehead University RetroGraduate exhibit, which opens at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay on Friday.

The exhibits continue through June 16.

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery featuring four exhibits: “Fresh Perspectives: Secondary School Art Exhibition 2-18,”  “Future Dreams and Aspirations.” “Aaron Veldstra: Tarlacan” and “By Request: Collective Curation of the Permanent Collection.”

"Untitled" by Noel Ducharme, one of the paintings on exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

“Untitled” by Noel Ducharme, one of the paintings on exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Upcoming:

There’s lots going on in Grand Marais over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will hold a feature a variety of short classes, including a ceramics class,  Paint-A-Tile, and  a glass class, Glass Window Ornaments, as well as Beehive Exhibit in the Founders Hall. On Saturday, May 26, the Art Colony will host a Block Party where the street will be closed  and a number of festive activitie will be held,  including Community Ink Day: Screenprinting, Hula Hoop Making, and so more.

A Paint-A-Tile class will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Friday, May 25, as part of their Block Party celebration over Memorial Day weekend. For more info, call the Art Colony at 387-2737.

A Paint-A-Tile class will be held at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Friday, May 25, as part of their Block Party celebration over Memorial Day weekend. For more info, call the Art Colony at 387-2737.

The Art Colony’s exhibit, “The Art of Creating a Buzz: a Bee Hive Exhibition” should be great. It opens at the Grand Marais Art Colony on May 21 with work by local artists Cedar Adams, Jan Attridge, Betsy Bowen, Karen Cedarmoon, Greg Mueller and Jeff Niesen.  Each of the artists were given a hive to decorate with paints and designs safe for bees. Then at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, Beekeeper Bob Janicek and the artists will be at a Meet-and-Greet at the Art Colony.

Here is what Betsy Bowen made for the exhibit. She calls it “Hollyhocks for the Bees.”

Hollyhocks for the Bees, wood-burned hived by Betsy Bowen.

Hollyhocks for the Bees, wood-burned hive by Betsy Bowen.

Betsy Bowen’s Studio will host the Spring Art Underground Show next week, and the Yellow Bird Fine Art Gallery will hold it’s Grand Opening as well, and there will be special exhibits at other Cook County galleries. In Schroeder, the Cross River Heritage Center will open for the season with a number of new displays as well as demonstrations.  And not to forget, the Harbor Park Sound Garden on May 27. Stay tuned for details and/or check out VisitCookCounty.com for schedules of events for this Spring Gallery Tour.

Artist News:

The Big Lake Gallery opened this week, with the Grand Opening set for June 2.

The Big Lake Gallery opened this week to accolades.

The Big Lake Gallery opened this week to accolades.

The Plucked Up String Band was featured to TPT the other day where they talked about their music and played a few songs. Check out the clip.

Travis Novitsky has the cover shot on the the June/July issue of Lake Superior Magazine.

travis cover of lake superior magazine

And Bryan Hansel has some photos on the edition, too.

Bryan Hansel has an image in the latest issue of Lake  Superior Magazine.

Bryan Hansel has an image in the latest issue of Lake Superior Magazine.

 

Here’s the music this week –

Thursday, May 17:

  • Briand Morrison, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Billy Johnson, North Shore Winery, 7 p.m.
  • Robert Hunter, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.

Friday,. May 18:

  • Timmy Haus, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Ruthie Foster, Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
  • Billy Johnson, Grandma Rays’, 8 p.m.
  • Robert Hunter, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Brothers in Arms, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 19:

  • Gordon Thorne, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • SisterTree, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Brothers in Arms, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 20:

  • Timmy Haus, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.
  • Open Stage, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22:

  • Eric Frost, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.

We found some fun photographs this week. Here’s a selection.

First, wildlife:

Baby Fox by Schnortz.

Baby Fox by Schnortz.

 

Expectant Momma by Nace Hagemann.

Expectant Momma by Nace Hagemann.

 

Osprey in Two Harbors by Roxanne Distad.

Osprey in Two Harbors by Roxanne Distad.

 

 

Egret Fishing by Travis Novitsky.

Egret Fishing by Travis Novitsky.

 

 

Mom with two tiny ones by Ann Possis.

Mom with two tiny ones by Ann Possis.

 

Wood ducks by Paul Sundberg.

Wood ducks by Paul Sundberg.

We found some great landscapes and waterfall shots, too.

Got to love it when she breaks by Christian Dalbec.

Got to love it when she breaks by Christian Dalbec.

 

Singing the Superior Blues by Mary Amerman.

Singing the Superior Blues by Mary Amerman.

 

I rfeally liked the lake tonight and how it looks as it starts to melt by Nace Hagemann.

I rfeally liked the lake tonight and how it looks as it starts to melt by Nace Hagemann.

 

Early spring on the Western Waterfront Trail by Alison Gimpel.

Early spring on the Western Waterfront Trail by Alison Gimpel.

 

Spring sunset over Partridge Falls by Travis Novitsky.

Spring sunset over Partridge Falls by Travis Novitsky.

 

Spring green leaves glow in the sunshine by Roxanne Distad.

Spring green leaves glow in the sunshine by Roxanne Distad.

 

"Steve," an unusual northern lights phenomena by Thomas Spence.

“Steve,” an unusual northern lights phenomena by Thomas Spence.

 

Time Lost and Memories Gained by Matt Daugherty.

Time Lost and Memories Gained by Matt Daugherty.

And last, but not least, this great historical photo.

Remember to Set Your Emergency Break. Photo posted by Scott Roen.

Remember to Set Your Emergency Break. Photo posted by Scott Roen.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!




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Dance! A Silvery Smelt Parade & A New Book

donald jay olson north of two harbors May 6

Northern lights and stars by Donald Jay Olson.

Mother’s Day weekend is celebrated in dance, parades and pottery this weekend — so lots to choose from…

First up is the dance recital by the Cook County YMCA Dancers that opens tonight at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Performances are also at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night.

Entitled “4 Love,” this highly anticipated spring event stars dancers of every age performing jazz, ballet, tap and multi-media dances in a show that features spectacular lighting and music as well as humor and drama.

The YMCA Dancers will perform "4 Love," a recital featuring a wide range of dances. Perfomances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The YMCA Dancers will perform “4 Love,” a recital featuring a wide range of dances. Perfomances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance at aca.tix.com. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students. Get there early, because these shows often sell out.

On Friday, the Grand Marais Public Library will host psychologist and author Tom Glaser, who will present “Choosing Happiness” at 5:30 p.m. Glaser is the author of “Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know,” an Amazon.com bestseller. The presentation is free. All invited.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, Blacksmith Cody Myers, who has been the resident instructor at North House Folk School for several weeks, will hold an open demonstration night in the Blacksmith Shop at North House. The demonstration will be from 6-9 p.m.

Blacksmith Cody Myers will be dmonstrating his craft at North House from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Blacksmith Cody Myers will be demonstrating his craft at North House from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

The community is invited to drop-in, talk to Cody, and get a glimpse of what it’s like to forge molten metal into knives and other functional objects. Free. Open to all.

And on Saturday, Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery will host “Painting with Mom,” with artist Pam Fioritto.

 Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery will host a painting class on Saturday.

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery will host a painting class on Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

Participants will be supplied with painting materials. The class is $30 and is from 3-5 p.m. To register, click here.

There’s a new place to listen to music in Grand Marais, too. The Cove Lobby Bar at Best Western is featuring live music on the weekends. Chris Gillis and Thomas Stamps will perform jazz from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday.

Chris Gillis & Thomas Stamps will play jazz in the Cove Lobby Bar at Superior Inn on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

Chris Gillis & Thomas Stamps will play jazz in the Cove Lobby Bar at Best Western on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

The new fireplace Great Room is open to the public with a bar and food available. No cover charge.

Mother’s Day weekend is always busy in Minnesota. In Duluth, the Duluth Art Institute will hold an opening reception and Artist Talks with Tara Austin and Jon Herrera.

Tara Austin and Jon Herrera will open a joint exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday.

Tara Austin and Jon Herrera will open a joint exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday.

Austin, a painter, is inspired by rosemaling, a traditional form of decorative folk art that originated in the rural valleys of Norway. Herrara is a printmaker who is exploring the collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma in this show. He was recently the Artist-in Residence at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

The opening reception and Artist Talks will be from 5-7 p.m. All invited.

And on Sunday, the Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe will hold the “Run Smelt Run” parade on the Lakewalk in Duluth starting at 3:30 p.m. This is a lively spectacle, which starts out at the Lift Bridge near the Maritime Museum and continues on the Lakewalk to the Zeitgeist Cafe, where there will be a smelt fry. The Brass Messengers, a brass band from the Twin Cities, will perform as well.

The

The “Run Smelt Run” parade will be held on the Lakewalk in Duluth on Sunday starting at 3:30 p.m.

For those who want to learn how to make smelt puppet art, the Duluth Art Institute will hold Smelt Parade workshops at its Lincoln Park location, 2229 W. 2nd Street, over the weekend. For more info, call 218-370-8980. All are welcome to march in the parade–silver costumes preferred!

Exhibits:

The exhibit, “Found: 3 Views on Nature, a Group Exhibition of  Block Prints, Encaustic Paintings, and Mixed-Media Artworks” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post through May 20. Artists include Stanley Leonard (wood block prints), Bethany Kepler (encaustic paintings) and Stephanie Molstre-Kotz (mixed media). This is a must-see show.

Wood block print by

Wood block print by Stanley Leonard.

Abstract Ocean, encaustic by Bethany Kepler.

Abstract Ocean, encaustic by Bethany Kepler.

Muti-media piece by Stephanie Mostre-Kotz.

Muti-media piece by Stephanie Mostre-Kotz.

The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and Monday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Photographer Lisa Crayford is exhibiting her work in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park this month.

Partridge Falls by Lisa Crayford.

Partridge Falls by Lisa Crayford.

In Duluth, Ann Klefstad’s exhibit, “carbon,” continues at the Zeitgeist Art Cafe with sculptures, prints and tar paintings, exploring the theme of how burning the carbon that is trapped in coal, oil and tar effects our world.

"Looking Back." tar on wood by Ann Klefstad.

“Looking Back.” tar on wood by Ann Klefstad.

Also in the Twin Ports, screen printmaker Joel Cooper has a 25-year retrospective on exhibit at the Red Mug Coffee Shop in Superior. Cooper also has work at Lizzard’s Gallery in Duluth.

Screenprint by Joel Cooper.

Screenprint by Joel Cooper.

The retrospective will continue through May. The Red Mug is located at 916 Hammond Ave. in Superior.

And, one of the most spectacular pottery tours in the U.S. is this weekend. The St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour is May 11-13. This year there will be 62 potters from 17 states and England who will be showing at seven host potters’ studios in and around Chisago County.

The St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour will featured 62 potters in seven different studios. The pottery is just placed on tables outside, perfect for pottery lovers to pick and choose.

The St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour features 62 potters in seven different studios this year. The pottery is just placed on tables outside, perfect for pottery lovers to pick and choose. This photo was taken at Guillermo Cuellar’s studio last year.

Studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Refreshments are served. For more info and maps, click here.

This is last weekend to see two exhibits at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in Thunder Bay. The Lakehead University Visual Arts Department Major Studio Exhibition and “Honouring Our Stories” close on Sunday.

The

The Lakehead University Visual Arts Department Major Studio Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery is on view through Sunday.

Opportunities:

 There is still time to apply for the 2019 artist in residence program at the Grand Marais Art Colony. wo concurrent juried residencies are available in 2019, one in the Founders Hall multi-use Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Juried residents are provided with two weeks of independent studio access, lodging, and a weekly stipend. The deadline is May 18. For more info, click here.

Also, the Art Colony is accepting applications for the Executive Director through May 20. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Art Colony will hold a series of workshops for youth this summer, starting in June.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will hold a series of workshops for kids this summer.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will hold a series of workshops for kids this summer.

Entitled “Summer Art Space, ” the workshops will be held on Thursdays from June 14 through July 26. To find out more, click here.

The Cook County Courthouse. the Johnson Heritage Post and Tettegouche State Park are all accepting applications for exhibits. For more information about each: Cook County Courthouse,  Johnson Heritage Post . For Tettegouche State Park, email kurt.mead@state.mn.us

Upcoming:

Blues singer Ruthie Foster will be in concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18. Three-time “Best Blues Album” Grammy nominee has dueted with Bonnie Raitt, performed with the Allman Brothers, and shared the stage with Susan Tedeschi. She’s the recipient of Seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for “Female Blues Artist of the Year.” Listen to her here.

The North Shore Music Association has been working to get Foster here for years. Tickets for this solo show are $15 general admission at www.aca.tix.com (no fees!) and at the door night of show.

Breaking News: The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Annual Arts Awards. Photographer Craig Blacklock will be awarded the George Morrison Artist Award and WDSE’s Karen Sunderman the Maddie Simons Arts Advocate Award. The award ceremony will be held at WDSE-TV on May 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. For more, click here.

And finally, Lonnie Dupre has a new book out. “Alone at the Top,” chronicles his struggles as he climbs Denali, the highest mountain on the continent.

Lonnie Dupre chronicles the challenges of climbing Denali, the highest peak in the continent, in his new book, "Alone at the Top."

Lonnie Dupre chronicles the challenges of climbing Denali, the highest peak in the continent, in his new book, “Alone at the Top.”

The book has just been released and is available at Drury Lane Books.

 Music:

Thursday, May 10:

  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • James Moors, Lutsen Resort, 6 p.m.
  • Frozen Britches, Cascade Lodge Pub, 7 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 11:

  • Jim Lundorff, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Portage, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.
  • Cook County’s Most Wanted, Grandma Ray’s, 9 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 12:

  • Jazz with Chris Gillis and Thomas Stamps, The Cove Lobby Bar at Best Western, 5 p.m.
  • Tim Fast, Poplar River Pub, 7 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • Lowland Lakers, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • SplinterTones, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 13:

  • Open Stage with Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.
  • Boyd Blomberg, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15:

  • Jim & Michelle Miller, Lutsen Resort, 6 p.m.

Here are some photos we found this week:

First, some wildlife shots.

Sharp-tailed grouse by Paul Sundberg.

Sharp-tailed grouse by Paul Sundberg.

 

This guy-- 20 feet from the house by Nace Hagemann.

This guy– 20 feet from the house by Nace Hagemann.

 

"That feeling when y're finally home," by Nancy Seaton.

“That feeling when you’re finally home,” by Nancy Seaton.

 

Play fighting ... how else do you learn? by Ryan Pennesi.

Play fighting … how else do you learn? by Ryan Pennesi.

 

Cleared for Takeoff by Mark Ellis.

Clear for Takeoff by Mark Ellis.

And a few skyscapes, waterscapes and landscapes:

Lake Superior by Kristofer Bowman.

Lake Superior by Kristofer Bowman.

 

The Kadunce .. a few years ago by Jeff TenHave.

The Kadunce .. a few years ago by Jeff TenHave.

 

Amity Allure by Gregory A. Isreaelson.

Amity Allure by Gregory A. Isreaelson.

 

Stars in the water by Curt Brown.

Stars in the water by Curt Brown.

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The Cascades, Manitou River b Arden LaBonte.

The Cascades, Manitou River by Arden LaBonte.

Spring is almost here — certainly the rivers and creeks as well as migrating birds think so. The waterfalls are full and noisy and sightings of  loons and eagles, song sparrows and mourning doves abound. Temps? Not so much, but they should pick up nicely this weekend, just in time for the Grand Marais Kite Festival.

The first annual Grand Marais Kite Festival is this Saturday, featuring professional kite flying demonstrations, a group fly as well as kids’ activities.

The Grand Marais Kite Festival is this weekend.

The Grand Marais Kite Festival is this weekend.

Avid kite fliers from the Twin Cities, Mitch Kiel along with his friends Richard Masak and Pam Hodges, will be in downtown Grand Marais demonstrating kites between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday. They will primarily be in the Coast Guard parking lot. And, depending on wind conditions, they may also fly in other locations around downtown Grand Marais.

The kite flying trio: Kiel, Masak, and Hodges are all members of the American Kitefliers Association (AKA) and have been flying kites professionally for many years at kite flying festivals and national conventions across the United States, Canada and overseas in Singapore.

A kids’ kite-making class will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fireweed Bike Co-op, located near the Coast Guard parking lot, with a group fly to follow.  Kites and kite-making kits will be available through Fireweed as well. Don’t forget to look up this weekend for some air candy.

For eye candy, there are two great exhibits in Grand Marais: the Members Show & Sale at the Grand Marais Art Colony and “Three Views of Nature” at the Johnson Heritage Post.

The Members’ Show  at the Art Colony features a wide range of work by member artists throughout the region. Paintings, woodcut prints, fiber art, ceramics, wood carving and more fill the Founders Hall.

The Grand Marais Art Colony Members Show & Sale continues through May 6,

The Grand Marais Art Colony Members Show & Sale continues through May 6.

The Art Colony is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

“Found: Three Views of Nature” is an outstanding group art show at the Johnson Heritage Post. Artists include Bethany Kepler, an encaustic painter, Stanley Leonard, a block print artist and photographer, and Stephanie Molstre-Kotz, a mixed media artist.

"The Long Velvet" by Stephanie Moistre-Kotz is one of the works at the Johnson Heritage Post.

“The Long Velvet” by Stephanie Moistre-Kotz is one of the works at the Johnson Heritage Post.

“Found: Three Views of Nature” continues at the Heritage Post through May 20. The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Also this weekend, storyteller Rose Arrowsmith-Decoux will tell “Animal Tales of How and Why” at the Grand Marais Public Library starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rose Arrowsmith Decoux will tell animal tales at the Grand Marais Public Library on Saturday.

Rose Arrowsmith Decoux will tell animal tales at the Grand Marais Public Library on Saturday.

Other fun things to do this weekend include the Gunflint Green-up Anniversary Potluck at the Seagull Lake Community Center on Saturday. The community is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gunflint Green-Up, which began a year after the Ham Lake Fire. The goal was to help plant new trees and bring greenery back to the section of the Gunflint Trail that had burned. Thousands of trees have been planted in that area. The celebration includes a 3 p.m. Walk in the Woods with  Myra Theimer, U.S. Forest Service,  to check on the trees with a potluck at 5 p.m. Brats are provided. All welcome.

On Saturday night Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin will perform “Finding Your Voice: Stories & Song” at Gunflint Lodge from7-9 p.m.

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin perform at Gunflint Lodge on Saturday night.

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin perform at Gunflint Lodge on Saturday night.

The evening brings legendary Minnesota story-teller Kevin Kling and songstress Simone Perrin to a legendary Minnesota destination to share stories and song. Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows like “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log,” delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Tickets are $15 and available at the door.

On Monday, the Grand Marais Playhouse will hold auditions for “Mom’s Gift,” a comedy by Minnesota-born award-winning playwright Phil Olson.  The auditions will be held at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. For more info, email Sue Hennessy at sue@grandmaraisplayhouse.com

Exhibits:

 Tettegouche State Park is featuring waterfall photographs by photographer and author (“Waterfalls of Minnesota”) Lisa Crayford.

Photogapher Lisa Crayford is exhibiting her photographs of waterfalls at Tettegouche State Park.

Photographer Lisa Crayford is exhibiting her photographs of waterfalls at Tettegouche State Park.

An opening reception will be held at the Visitor Center at the park from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4. The exhibit continues through the end of the month.

In Duluth, Ann Kleftstad opened an exhibit of her drawings and sculptures at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe this week, entitled “carbon,”  which continues through May.

Klefstad writes: “(It is) a series I am creating from blow-down wood, mostly basswood, taken down by climate-change-created windstorms. These animals are life-sized, carved, then burned. They relate also to a series of animals painted in tar in wood panels. Carbon is the subtext—the carbon released from the ancient forests trapped in coal and oil and tar; the carbon that makes up our bodies and the bodies of other living beings. The carbon is made visible by burning … This carbon-rich substance, made from the bodies of extinct beings, which releases the immense energies of millennia of sunlight when burned, is what is spelling the extinction of our ecosystem.”

"Carbon" drawing at Ann Klefstad, one of her works at the Zeitgeist Cafe.

One of Ann Klefstad’s drawings in her “carbon” exhibit at the Zeitgeist Cafe.

The exhibit at the Zeitgeist Cafe continues through the end of May.

At the Lakeside Gallery, 4431 East Superior St. in Duluth, an opening reception for an exhibit of watercolors by Sue Brown Chapin, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday.

lakeside sue brown chapin

“Let There Be Light” by Sue Brown Chapin, is at the Lakeside Gallery in Duluth.

Brown Chapin is the featured artist at the gallery for May.

This is the last weekend to see three exhibits at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay: Canadian Contemporary 16, from the collection of Dr. Bob Chaudhuri; “Glitched Memories” a  video installation by Drew Degruyter, the “Erysichthon Film Installation” by Jon Rafman.

An image from "Glitched Memories," on view at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

An image from “Glitched Memories,” on view at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

The exhibits at DefSup close May 5.

Upcoming:

The YMCA dance groups will present a recital, “Dance Four Love,” at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts May 10. Stay tuned for details.

The Big Lake, the new gallery store in town, will open on Thursday, May 17. Stay tuned.

Opportunities:

 The search for the new executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony has begun. For more information, click here.

The Cook County Senior Center is organizing a trip to the Minnesota Quilt Show which will be held in St. Cloud in mid-June.  For more information, call the Senior Center at 387-2660 and ask for Kim Nelson.

Here’s the music schedule for this week:

Thursday, May 3:

  • Jon Kallberg, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Hometown CD Release Show, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Boyd Blomberg, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 4:

  • Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Pushing Chain, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Eric Frost, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.
  • 4-Shore, Grandma Ray’s, 9 p.m.
  • Pushing Chain, Wunderbar, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 5:

  • Common Ground, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Social Animals Duo, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.
  • DJ Beavstar. Wunderbar, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 6:

  • Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.

]Tuesday, May 8:

  • Gordon Thorne, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Tony Peterson & Dedric Clark, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

We found a potpourri of images for you this week. Let’s start with wildlife.

Nace Hagemann writes: This little guy stopped by our work site this morning.

Nace Hagemann writes: This little guy stopped by our work site this morning.

 

The return of the vultures. Photo by Thomas Spence.

The return of the vultures. Photo by Thomas Spence.

 

A pair of moose on the run in Cook County, by Thomas Spence.

A pair of moose on the run in Cook County, by Thomas Spence.

And two views of Gooseberry Falls:

Gooseberry Falls by Paul Sundberg.

Gooseberry Falls by Paul Sundberg.

 

Goosberry Falls by Nathan Soley.

Gooseberry Falls by Nathan Soley.

Other spring river shots:

Embrace the turbulence, Amnicon River, Wis., by John Heino.

Embrace the turbulence, Amnicon River, Wis., by John Heino.

 

Temperance River b Thomas Spence.

Temperance River by Thomas Spence.

And the rivers run into—

Lester River and Lake Superioro by Zoey Cohen Leege.

Lester River and Lake Superior by Zoey Cohen Leege.

A view from on-high:

Aerial of Grand Marais.

Aerial of Grand Marais by Christian Dalbec.

An iconic shoreline:

Split Rock Lighthouse by Matthew Pastick.

Split Rock Lighthouse by Matthew Pastick.

A pretty incredible sunset.

May Day sunset by Ann Bowman.

May Day sunset by Ann Bowman.

A fantastic find:

I found this on the shore in Hovland by Ryan R. Murray. (The company had side off-loading trailers.)

I found this on the shore in Hovland by Ryan R. Murray. (The company had side off-loading trailers.)

Fancy northern lights:

Northern Lights by Thomas Spence.

Northern Lights by Thomas Spence.

And finally, a series of incredible images by Jan Swart:

Stoney Point Morning by Jan Swart.

Stoney Point Morning by Jan Swart.

 

Cityscape: Morning on the Bridge by Jan Swart.

Cityscape: Morning on the Bridge by Jan Swart.

 

Cityscape: Those Building Blocks—Downtown Duluth by Jan Swart.

Cityscape: Those Building Blocks—Downtown Duluth by Jan Swart.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Put On Your Time-Traveling Suit

Sawbill Trail: In the pines last night/this morning by Thomas Spence.

“Sawbill Trail: In the pines last night/this morning” by Thomas Spence.

Spring has officially sprung on the North Shore this week, with reports of the arrival of robins, mourning doves and song sparrows, to name a few, as well as the first photos of pussy willows. And, with great excitement, we are proud to report that we heard Harley Tofte’s fishing crew heading out of the harbor at 5:30 a.m.  this morning for the first herring catch of the season — the Angry Trout Cafe opens for the season today.

There are lots of fun art happenings this weekend, too, especially on Friday…which is why we’re suggesting that you pull out your time-travelin’ suit from the closet and go for a spin. There are two art openings scheduled for Friday night. One is at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The other is at the Johnson Heritage Post. Both should be great.

First off is the Annual Members Show & Sale at the Grand Marais Art Colony featuring a variety of interesting work by member artists from throughout the region.

The Grand Marais Art Colony's Annual Members Show & Sale opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 27.

The Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Annual Members Show & Sale opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 27. Here’s an example of some of the works that will be on display.

Many of the works submitted to the show (each artist can submit two) center around the theme of dialogue and exchange. This includes giving and receiving, or a transfer of ideas, or a discourse where one gives up something for another. The exhibit continues through May 6. The Art Colony is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The annual Members Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, before the public reception, and there will be news.

Amy Demmer, who has been executive director at the Art Colony since 2009, is stepping down from her post. She announced her decision at a board meeting April 12.

Amy Demmer is stepping down as executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Amy Demmer is stepping down as executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Demmer assumed the position of executive director of the Art Colony in 2009. At the time she was the only full-time employee. Under her leadership, the 71-year-old Art Colony has grown to become one of the leading arts organizations in the region, offering a wide variety of artists’ services and community education programs, as well as attracting artists and creative seekers from across the United States. She has also been a leader in the community, working with partners to develop a vision for supporting and developing the arts in Cook County.

It is a bittersweet decision, Demmer says. She plans to stay until after the Grand Marais Arts Festival in July.  She was recently interviewed by Joe Frederichs on WTIP Community Radio. You can listen to the interview here.

Information on the position and application procedure is available at www.grandmaraisartcolony.org. (You might want to check out the website anyway. It has been totally redesigned!)

The Johnson Heritage Post opens a new exhibit on Friday as well. Entitled “Found: Three Views on Nature,” the group show features encaustic paintings by Bethany Kepler, block prints and photography by Stanley Leonard, and mixed media work by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz.

"Found: 3 Views of Nature" opens at the Johnson Heritage Post on Friday.

“Found:Three Views on Nature” opens at the Johnson Heritage Post with a reception on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

The three artists are joining in this exhibition with at least two things in common … an appreciation of nature and the talent to express it. The opening reception will feature spectacular artworks, live music by The Grace Notes, and refreshments.  All invited.

The exhibit runs through May 20. The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and Monday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Also this weekend, “Shrek The Musical Jr,” a Youth Community production of the Grand Marais Playhouse, concludes its run with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

"Shrek The Musical Jr." will be performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this weekend.

“Shrek The Musical Jr.” will be performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this weekend.

This is a fun show with lots of great music, fantastic sets and an enthusiastic troupe of actors. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 youth, $1 children under 12. Advance tickets recommended. They are available at www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com.

And, in Duluth, the 20th annual Homegrown Music Festival starts this weekend, with music scheduled at venues all over the the Twin Ports for two weekends.

Duluth's Homegrown Music FestivaL starts this weekend.

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival starts this weekend.

For the schedule and more info, click here.

Exhibits:

This is the last weekend to see the Annual Student Exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art. The show features a wide variety of new work by art students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. It’s a highly acclaimed show.

"We cannot mingle with the splendours we see" by Rheanna Nelson, is one of the pieces in the student exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art.

“We cannot mingle with the splendours we see” by Rheanna Nelson, is one of the pieces in the student exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Also at the Tweed,  the exhibit “Quiet Simplicity” continues.

"Conversation in the Park" by Annie Traquair.

“Conversation in the Park” by Annie Traquair.

In Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery will hold an opening reception for the exhibit, “By Request: Collective Curation of the Permanent Collection” at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, April 26.

 

thunder bay noel ducharme untitle beaver house, mixed media on canvas 1972

Noel Ducharme, “Untitled (Beaver House,” mixed media on canvas, c. 1972, is one of 40 works in the “By Request: Collective Curation of the Permanent Collection” at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

The local curators who chose the works for the exhibition will be at the reception. The exhibit continues through June 3.

 Upcoming:

 The Grand Marais Kite Festival is next weekend, May 4 to 6, offering a chance to see professional kite flyers, make a kite yourself and then fly it over the harbor, depending on the weather.

The Grand Marais Kite Festival is next weekend, weather permitting.

Whale and diver kits fly over Harbor Park during a recent Grand Marais Kite Festival. The festival is next weekend, weather permitting.

Stay tuned for details.

Opportunities:

 Lynn Speaker will present a workshop for artists entitled “Marketing and Recordkeeping” at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

Lynn Speaker will present a workshop on marketing and recordkeeping for artists at the Grand Marais Art Colony May 2.

Lynn Speaker will present a workshop on marketing and recordkeeping for artists at the Grand Marais Art Colony May 2.

Marketing is not just about selling, Speaker says. It is a way for artists to communicate their creative principles. This workshop will help you build a marketing plan that aligns with your artistic intent. Through a series of exercises, students will examine how marketing can reflect the purpose behind their work. Good recordkeeping is essential to running a studio, as well. Speaker will overview simple systems for managing income and expenditures, pricing work, setting up a professional studio practice, and tax considerations. The workshop is $15. To register and for more information, call the Art Colony at 387-2737 or click here.

The Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2021 years. If you are an artist or know a talented artist please pass along this information. Art Exhibitions can also be done in groups, so if you would like to have an exhibition with another artist it is encouraged to apply together. Go to: johnsonheritagepost.org to review the exhibit Application.  The Gallery is also seeking local artists to fill the Gift Shop space. If you are interested in selling in our gift shop please call 218-387-2314 and ask for Liz or email jhp@boreal.org.

A Music/interview Treat

And, for a music treat, check out this Sidetracks interview with Will Moore on WTIP Community Radio with Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles and Deadman Winter, Dave Huckfelt of  The Pines and  Frankie Lee.

Frankie Lee, left, David Huckfelt and Dave Simonett talk about their music and play a few songs on WTIP's "Sidetracks."

Frankie Lee, left, David Huckfelt and Dave Simonett talk about their music and play a few songs on WTIP’s “Sidetracks.”

Listen to the interview here.

And, for live music opportunities, see the schedule below.

Thursday, April 26:

  • James Moors, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Gun Flint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27:

  • Timmy Haus, Voyageur Brewing co., 4 p.m.
  • The Grace Notes, Johnson Heritage Post, 5 p.m.
  • Portage, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.
  • Cook County’s Most Wanted, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Olive Sings, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Saints of Circumstance, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28:

  • Eric Frost, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Mysterious Ways, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Bughouse! Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Saints of Circumstance, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 29:

  • Timmy Haus, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 30:

  • Open Mic Night, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1:

  • Joe Paulik, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.

We didn’t find any storm pictures this week. Instead, calm beauty and some beautiful wildlife shots.

First, proof of that spring is really here:

"Bears are Up," by Sandra Updyke.

“Bears are Up,” by Sandra Updyke.

 

"The Dive" by Jeff Henningsgaard.

“The Dive” by Jeff Henningsgaard.

 

"Winter Birds" by Frank Sander.

“Winter Birds” by Frank Sander.

 

"Golden Eye" by David Johnson.

“Golden Eye” by David Johnson.

 

Eared Grebes by Jeff Henningsgaard.

Eared Grebes by Jeff Henningsgaard.

And then, a great lynx portrait by David Johnson.

Photo by David Johnson.

Photo by David Johnson.

 

Beauties revealed.

Photo by Sandra Updyke.

Photo by Sandra Updyke.

 

Agates from the North Shore by Bill West.

Agates from the North Shore by Bill West.

 

First pussy willows by Sandra Updyke.

First pussy willows by Sandra Updyke.

Some skyscapes:

Northern Lights at dawn by Nace Hagemann.

Northern Lights at dawn by Nace Hagemann.

 

Sunset on the Trego Flowage by Kirk Schleife.

Sunset on the Trego Flowage by Kirk Schleife.

 

Northern Lights by Nace Hagemann.

Northern Lights by Nace Hagemann.

 

Northern Lights by David Johnson.

Northern Lights by David Johnson.

And peaceful landscapes:

"The Lake and the Gull's Nest were at peace today" by DeAn Marie Krey.

“The Lake and the Gull’s Nest were at peace today” by DeAn Marie Krey.

 

Mornin' by Thomas Spence.

Mornin’ by Thomas Spence.

 

Beach stones by Kristofer Bowman.

Beach rocks by Kristofer Bowman.

 

What an amazing contrast from this weekend and last. She has a pretty powerful, gentle side, too, by Mary Amerman.

“What an amazing contrast from this weekend and last. She has a pretty powerful, gentle side, too,” by Mary Amerman.

 

Split Rock on a beautiful and calm spring day by Susanne von Schroeder.

“Split Rock on a beautiful and calm spring day” by Susanne von Schroeder.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

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Earth, Wind & Water — Art Fests, Photos & More

Matt Herberg caught this spectacular waves hitting the rocks just below Split Rock Lighthouse during the storm.

Matt Herberg caught this spectacular waves hitting the rocks just below Split Rock Lighthouse during the storm.

Earth Day is coming up this weekend, and with it one of the highlights of the spring art season in Duluth, the Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop. There are art exhibits in Grand Marais this weekend, too, and a great Artist Talk, as well as a Collaborative Beach Clean-Up. Meanwhile, everyone on the North Shore experienced earth, wind and water last weekend as a historic storm lashed the shore with spectacular waves. We found plenty of photos, which will be featured this week.

First up, though, is Shrek the Musical JR., the Annual Community Youth Play that opens at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Friday at 7 p.m.

The cast from Shrek Jr. The musical opens at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Friday and runs for two weekends.

Shrek The Musical JR.,  is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and Broadway musical.  It’s a “big, bright, beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy-tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Produced by the Grand Marais Playhouse and directed by Sue Hennessy, the play features a cast and crew of 46 youth in grades 3-8. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 20-22 and April 27-29. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth and $1 for children. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com 

A ways down the road from Cook County, the American Craft Council Show opens at the St. Paul River Centre on Friday, with exhibits continuing through April 22. Local artists Dan and Lee Ross are in the show. They will have stone and ceramic sculptures, monoprints and (new!) glass pieces.

Lee Ross will have glass pieces in the show in St. Paul, the first time she has shown this work.

Lee Ross will have glass pieces in the show in St. Paul, the first time she has shown this work.

WDSE’s The Playlist crafted a video of the artists at work. Check it out.

Saturday will be a busy day.

The Grand Marais Art Colony will host an Artist Talk and Installation opening entitled “The Spaces Left Behind” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, featuring artist-in-residence Jonathan Herrera.

Artist Jon Herrera will hold an Artist Talk and Installation opening at the Grand Marais Art Colony at 1 p.m. Saturday. Pictured is an earlier work: "Con Amor, Siempre," colorpgrahs on rice paper.

Artist Jon Herrera will hold an Artist Talk and Installation opening at the Grand Marais Art Colony at 1 p.m. Saturday. Pictured is an earlier work: “Con Amor, Siempre,” colorpgrahs on rice paper.

Herrera will complete his invited residency at the Art Colony by presenting a print-based installation surrounding issues of bodily disappearance and loss of identity. Through a social-political lens, he investigates the spaces left behind by bodies to reveal lived experiences, memory, and trauma, The Artist Talk is free. All invited.

Down at the Grand Marais Harbor, a Collaborative Beach Pick-up starts at 11 a.m., followed by free chili at Voyageur Brewing Co.. at 1 p.m., an Earth Day Rock Talk by Dr. John Green, also at Voyageur and a conservation movie, “A Plastic Ocean,” at the Grand Marais Public Library at 7 p.m. Other art-related Earth Day events, there will be a fish print art activity at the beach pick-up as well as a Cook County Soil and Water coloring contest. All invited to the day’s events. Free.

Gunflint Lodge will hold a “Cork & Canvas Painting Party” from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday featuring instructions on painting an acrylic landscape, lunch, dinner, snacks and wine. For more info and to register, call 218-388-2294.

The City of Duluth goes crazy for art this weekend as the annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop gets underway. There will be  special exhibits at a wide variety of venues throughout the day. Here’s a brief selection of what you might see.

At Siiviis in Duluth, Rick Allen will introduce a new Trapper's Daughter during the Gallery Hop.

At Siiviis in Duluth, Rick Allen will introduce a new Trapper’s Daughter during the Gallery Hop.

The Nordic Center in Duluth will open a new show, Ojibway & Nordic Flowers, Vines & Leaves: Honoring Mother Earth" featuring works by a variety of artists. The pansy, above, is by Alison Aune.

The Nordic Center in Duluth will open a new show, Ojibway & Nordic Flowers, Vines & Leaves: Honoring Mother Earth” featuring works by a variety of artists. The pansy, above, is by Alison Aune.

The Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth will open a Photography Exhibition by Tim White and an art film installation by Allen Killian-Moore.in Galleries A and B.

The Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth will open a Photography Exhibition by Tim White and an art film installation by Allen Killian-Moore.in Galleries A and B.

A number of places will be open in Lincoln Park during the Gallery Hop, including Duluth Pottery, which just opened in its new location. The pottery/gallery will feature the work of Duluth Pottery’s owner, Karin Kraemer, as well as a selection of other works.

Karin Kraemer's bee pitcher.

Karin Kraemer’s bee pitcher.

To see a complete selection, with photos, of participating galleries in the Gallery Hop, click here.

Exhibits:

 This is the last weekend to see “Chroma, Creature, Vessel, Vision,” a fabulous art show featuring works by local artists: Joel Lewis, Josie Lewis, Forest Lewis & Corrie Steckelberg, at the Johnson Heritage Post.

chroma general

“Chroma, Creature, Vessel, Vision” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post through April 22. A must-see.

The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Monday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Neil Sherman’s plein air paintings are featured in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park this month.

Painting by Neil Sherman.

Painting by Neil Sherman.

The Voyageur Art Club continues its exhibit at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors.

"Pond" by Elsie Cook, is at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors.

“Pond” by Elsie Cook, is at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors.

The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth is participating in the Gallery Hop. Here is one of the paintings you will see:

Tweed Japanese Lanterns Luther emrson Van Gorder

“Japanese Lanterns” by Luther Emerson Van Gorder, is one of the most popular paintings in the Tweed’s collection.

In Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery opened a new exhibit by Lakehead University Visual Arts Department graduate Aaron Veldstra.

"Reflections of Petroculture" (detail) by Aaron Vendstra.

“Reflections of Petroculture” (detail) by Aaron Vendstra.

Upcoming:

Next weekend, the Johnson Heritage Post will hold an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 27 for Found: 3 Views on Nature: A Group Exhibition of  Block Prints, Encaustic Paintings, and Mixed-Media Artworks.

"Borealwlak" by Stephanie Moistre-Kotz, multimedia.

“Borealwlak” by Stephanie Moistre-Kotz, mixed-media, is one of the works in the upcoming exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post.

“Found” will include works by block print artist, Stanley Leonard, encaustic painter, Bethany Kepler and mixed-media artist, Stephanie Molstre-Kotz. By the way, the Johnson Heritage Post has a call for artists to exhibit in 2019 and 2020. An application can be found here.

Master blacksmith, Cody Myers will be the resident instructor at North House Folk School , and will teach two workshops while he is here: The Basics of Blacksmithing” for individual students and “Families at the Forge,” for one adult and one child. To sign up, call North House at 218-387-9762. The registration deadline  for Cook County residents is April 25.  Non-residents can register after that date.

Here’s a video of Myers doing his work:

 Artist News:

 The Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Member Show is April 27 this year. Members who wish to submit work must do so by noon on Monday, April 23. The Member Show & Sale opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 27. The Annual Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. For details, click here.

Here’s the music for this week:

Thursday, April 19:

  • Pete K, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Jon Cron, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, Gun Flint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20:

  • Brothers in Arms, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Frogleg, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 21:

  • Gordon Thorne, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • Blurry, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Bug Dope, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.
  • DJ Beavstar, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 22:

Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo, Wunderbar, 11 a.m.

Monday, April 23:

  • Open Mic Night, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24:

  • JohnRuss (John Gruber & Russ Viton), Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.

And now, for the photos. Let’s start with a few wildlife shots:

A family portrait by Matthew Pastick.

A family portrait by Matthew Pastick.

Early morning bluejay by David Johnson.

Early morning bluejay by David Johnson.

A nice evening for a stroll down the backroads by Thomas Spence.

A nice evening for a stroll down the back roads by Thomas Spence.

And now, for some storm shots.

Split Rock Waves by Jamie Rabold.

Split Rock Waves by Jamie Rabold.

Faces in the Waves by David Johnson.

Faces in the waves by David Johnson.

 

"Dude out shooting the Stack. Crazy" by Thomas Spence.

“Dude out shooting the Stack. Crazy” by Thomas Spence.

 

Aerial View of the Storm b Daniel Schauer.

Aerial View of the Storm by Daniel Schauer.

 

Danger Zone by Gregory Israelson.

Danger Zone by Gregory Israelson.

 

Split Rock Lighthouse in the snow by Rovanne Distad.

Split Rock Lighthouse in the snow by Rovanne Distad.

 

 

Respect is Recommended by Mary Amerman.

“Respect is Recommended” by Mary Amerman.

 

Tettegouche is a Frozen Photographers paradise by Dawn Lapointe.

Tettegouche is a Frozen Photographers paradise by Dawn Lapointe.

 

Campsite 19 at Split Rock Lighthouse... a little ice but no problem with mosquitoes by Lee Radzak.

Campsite 19 at Split Rock Lighthouse… a little ice but no problem with mosquitoes by Lee Radzak.

 

Dyaln Graves and the "Roger Blough" by Christian Dalbec.

Dylan Graves and the “Roger Blough” by Christian Dalbec.

 

Tettegouche by Matthew Pastick.

Tettegouche by Matthew Pastick.

 

"Just Sayin'--April 12 in Duluth last year" by Jan Swart.

“Just Sayin’–April 12 in Duluth last year” by Jan Swart.

And finally…this one!

"After the storm" b Andrew Krueger.

“After the storm” b Andrew Krueger.

Have a great weekend, everyone! And keep dry.

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Buttons & Bowls — A Potpourri This Week

Welcome to Grand Marais by David Johnson.

Welcome to Grand Marais by David Johnson.

There are some pretty amazing things to do and see this weekend on the North Shore, including an art opening, a chance to make a bowl for Empty Bowls, a presentation about buttons, a fantastic film festival, a concert/fundraiser and some great art shows as well as the last performances of “Fences.”  Here are the details:

The Voyageur Art Club, which opened its spring exhibition at the Cedar Coffee Shop (1130 – 11th Street, County Road 26 – just a block north of Super One Grocery Store), will hold an Opening Reception on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show it entitled “Petals and Wings” and features a variety of artwork in different media from member artists.

"Pond" by Elsie Cook, is one of the works in the Voyageur show at the Cedar Coffee Company.

“Pond” by Elsie Cook, is one of the works in the Voyageur show at the Cedar Coffee Company.

The exhibit is in memory of Jason Wilkes, the son of Arlee Wilkes. Arlee is a longtime member and instructor at the club. Jason was killed in a head-on collision on his way to work as head pastry chef at Grand Superior Lodge.

"Jason" by Arlee Wilkes.

“Jason” by Arlee Wilkes.

The “Petals and Wings” exhibit continues through April 30.

On Friday, the Grand Marais Art Colony will host the first sessions of the Spring Make-A-Bowl for Empty Bowls in the ceramics studio. Potter Hannah Laky will run the sessions, which are open to all.

Potter Maggie Anderson helps a youngster make a bowl for Empty Bowls.

Potter Maggie Anderson helps a youngster make a bowl for Empty Bowls laslt year. The Spring Make-A-Bowl sessions will be held this Friday and Saturday.

The Make-A-Bowl sessions will be held from 4-5 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and from 1 – 2 p.m. and 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. The public is invited to come throw a bowl and handbuild a bowl to donate to the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, which will be held this fall. Registration is required and a small materials fee ($5) is requested. To register, click here.

Also on Friday, the North Shore Community Theater’s blockbuster production of August Wilson’s “Fences” comes to Silver Bay where it will be performed at the William M. Kelley High School Auditorium Friday through Sunday. This is the last weekend that you can see this outstanding play.

The set from "Fences," which will be performed in Silver Bay this weekend. Check tix.com for tickets.

The set from “Fences,” which will be performed in Silver Bay this weekend. Check tix.com for tickets.

“Fences” opened on Broadway in 1986 and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama plus The Tony Award & Drama Desk Award for Best/Outstanding Play. The 2016 movie starring Denzel Washington & Viola Davis won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film was recently screened at the Grand Marais Public Library. For tickets, visit www.tix.com.

On Saturday, The Northwoods Fiber Guild will host Rebecca Lyon for a presentation about buttons at the Wunderbar.

Rebecca Lyon will give a presentation about buttons at Wunderbar on Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Optional lunch and discussion to follow.

Rebecca Lyon will give a presentation about buttons at the Wunderbar on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. An optional lunch and discussion to follow.

Lyon will present “A Button Timeline,” and talk about the history of clothing buttons and how they have changed over the years. The Show and Tell is free for members of the Northwoods Fiber Guild. A $5 donation is requested for nonmembers. The presentation will be at 10 a.m. An optional lunch and discussion will follow. Open to the public.

Also on Saturday, the Minnesota Theater Alliance will hold a gathering of Northeast Minnesota theater makers at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.  The executive director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival will attend, as well. to provide information about participating in the annual event.

Regional Network Meetings are open gatherings where theater folks can get together to connect about what’s happening in the community, and learn about resources and programs the Minnesota Theater Alliance provides to support the statewide theater community. It’s also a chance to listen to the needs and desires of the artists our area. The gathering is free and open to all.

On Sunday, the First Congregational Church will host a Raise the Roof Fundraiser/Concert starting at 3 p.m. The benefit concert will  “Raise the Roof” with jazz and gospel music with Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps & Friends.  Featured will be the recently renovated, 1915 Mason Hamlin piano, previously owned and played by traditional jazz pianist, band leader and ethnomusicologist, Frank Gillis, Chris’ father.  The piano has been donated to the congregation, who desires to share its beautifully resorted sound with the community.

Raise the Roof Gillis piano

This 1915 Mason Hamlin piano, previously owned by jazzman Frank Gillis, Chris Gillis’ father, will be featured at the concert. It was recently donated to the First Congregational Church.

The benefit concert will raise funds to repair the church roof and other building upgrades to further enable the church to provide meeting space for a wide variety of community groups and programs. A free-will offering will be received. All invited.

Also on Sunday, the North of Superior Film Festival begins in Thunder Bay with a wide variety of films to be screened  April 15 and April 22. The films will be screened at Silvercity, 850 N. May Street. The collection of films this year is truly outstanding, including “Loving Vincent,” a documentary about Vincent Van Gogh crafted from his paintings. Check out the trailer here:


“Loving Vincent” will be screened at 5 p.m. on Sunday (EDT) at Silvercity. Check out the complete schedule of films here.

Exhibits:

 The exhibit, “Chroma, Creature, Vessel, Vision” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post through April 22 and features a wide variety of artwork by the Lewis family: Joel and his children Josie, Forest and Corrie Steckelberg.

Portraits of the Corrie Steckelberg, left, Forest Lewis and Josie Lewis by Josie Lewis is one of the pieces in the Johnson Heritage Post show.

Portraits of the Corrie Steckelberg, left, Forest Lewis and Josie Lewis by Josie Lewis is on exhibhit at  the Johnson Heritage Post show.

 

Seagull by Corris Steckelberg. Painting in background is by Joel Lewis.

Seagull  (multi-media) by Corrie Steckelberg. Oil painting in background is by Joel Lewis.

Neil Sherman has an exhibit of his plein air paintings in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park.

"Tettegouche" by Neil Sherman. Oil.

“Tettegouche” by Neil Sherman. Oil.

Sherman’s exhibit continues through April.

In Aitkin. the Jacques Art Center, 121 2nd St. NW, the exhibit “The Art of Expressionistic Realism” opens with a reception on Saturday, April 14, from noon to 3 p.m. Artists in the show include Sandi Pillsbury, Gary Guderian, Mary White Kochenderfer and Diane Runberg.

"Across the Pond-- Monet's House, Giverny" by Sandi Pillsbury.

“Across the Pond– Monet’s House, Giverny” by Sandi Pillsbury.

Pillsbury has a number of paintings in the exhibit, including those painted when she visited Europe as well as landscapes of the North Shore. The exhibit continues through May 26.

In Duluth, the Tweed Museum of Art continues its series “Quiet Simplicity”, a collection of works at the Tweed that fit this theme.

"The Footbath (The Toilet) by Helen Turner, 1917, oil on canvas.

“The Footbath (The Toilet) by Helen Turner, 1917, oil on canvas.

In Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, the Lakehead University Art Department Major Studio Exhibition continues through April 15.

"Unity" by Black Evans, (chalk pastel, copper wire, gold leaf), is at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

“Unity” by Black Evans, (chalk pastel, copper wire, gold leaf), is at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

 Upcoming:

The Grand Marais Playhouse will present the community youth production of “Shrek The Musical JR” at the Arrowhead center for the Arts for two weekends: April 20 – 22 and 27-29. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10, Youth $5 and children under 1 $1. Advance tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at www.grandmarisplayhouse.com  

Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Herrera will open his installation and give an Artist Talk in the Founders Hall at the Grand Marais Art Colony at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Stay tuned for details.

In other Art Colony news, the new website has been launched! Check it out here. Besides the modern design, the website also features on-line registration.

The Art Colony Member Show & Sale will be April 25 this year, featuring works in a variety of mediums by members throughout the region.

The Grand Marais Art Colony's Member Show & Sale opens with a reception on April 27. Photo at last year's opening by Bryan Hansel.

The Grand Marais Art Colony‘s Member Show & Sale opens with a reception on April 27. Photo at last year’s opening by Bryan Hansel.

The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 27. The annual meeting precedes the opening and will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Here’s the music for this week:

Thursday, April 12:

  • Maria Nickolay, Voyageur Brewing, 5 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne, North Shore Winery, 6 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Gun Flint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Friday April 13:

  • Jim McGowan, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Portage, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.
  • SplinterTones, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Brothers in Arms, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14:

  • Briand Morrison, Lutsen Resort, 7 p.m.
  • SplinterTones, Grandma Rays, 8 p.m.
  • Rockabilly, Grand Portage Casino, 8 p.m.
  • Brothers in Arms, Wunderbar, 8 p.m.
  • Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15:

  • Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 11 a.m.
  • Andrew Huber, Gun Flint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17:

  • Gene Lafond and Amy Grillo, Poplar River Pub, 6 p.m.

Here are some of the photos we found this week. First, wildlife:

Sleeping in the sun by Chris Artist.

Sleeping in the sun by Chris Artist.

 

Dinner time in Two Harbors by Christian Dalbec.

Dinner time in Two Harbors by Christian Dalbec.

 

Birch inbetween by Ann Bowman.

Birch Inbetween by Ann Bowman.

 

Devil Track Sunset by Don Davison.

Devil Track by Don Davison.

 

Long Gone b Kirk Schleife.

Long Gone by Kirk Schleife.

 

Looking Away from Hollow Rock by Kirk Schleife.

Looking Away from Hollow Rock by Kirk Schleife.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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