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To a Glorious Autumn, oil, by David Gilsvik.

Good morning. Today is Thanksgiving and we lead with a “painting of thanks”  by David Gilsvik. Entitled “To a Glorious Autumn,” the painting does homage to the wondrous fall we had this year on the North Shore. Thankful … for the fall and for the talent and dedication that made this image. Thank you, David, and to all the artists whose work resonates in our souls.

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival and restaurants throughout Cook County are offering special menus for this day. To see all the offerings, click here.

There are a number of  “feasts” in store for you this weekend, too.

First up is the Pop-up Art Sale featuring a wide variety of work by members of the North Shore Artists League that will be held in the Ballroom at the Waves of Superior Café from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26.

The North Shore Artists League Pop-up Winter Show is in the ballroom at Surfside

The North Shore Artists League Pop-up Winter Show is in the ballroom at Waves of Superior Café Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26.

Look for pottery, glass, paintings, weaving, collage, sculpture and leatherworks by local artists. All invited.

The North Shore Winery will also host a Christmas Market on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. featuring work by local artists, as well as gifts, food and wines. Featured artists include Greg Mueller, Kari Vick, Nan Onkka, Julia Klatt Singer, Anna Hess, Dave Woerhide, and Jim Cordes. Two local shops, North Country and The Big Lake, will have items there as well.

The start of the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without Grand Marais’ iconic Christmas parade,“Oh Ole Night,”which is known for its cheer and lightheartedness, as it makes two loops around downtown instead of one.

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Grand Marais’ Christmas parade is entitled “Oh, Ole Night,” and celebrates the town’s Scandinavian heritage. It starts at the Senior Center parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to participate.

The parade ends at Harbor Park where there will be a ceremonial tree lighting and then fireworks. Here is a video of what the fireworks looked like last year.

Papa Charlie’s is hosting the New Standards Holiday Show again this year on Friday night, but it has sold out. Instead, check out WTIP Community Radio at 6 p.m. for a special Oh Ole Night Radio Special followed by Small Change at 7 p.m. featuring holiday fun.

The Holiday Art Underground exhibit at the Betsy Bowen Studio Gallery opens Nov. 26 and continues through Dec. 31 featuring a variety of work by local and regional artists.

 

The Holiday Art Underground exhibit opens at the Betsy Bowen Studio Nov. 26.

The Holiday Art Underground exhibit opens at the Betsy Bowen Studio Nov. 26.

This  Saturday, the Hovland Winter Art Show begins at 10 a.m. in the Hovland Town Hall. This one-day event features a wide variety of local arts and crafts and is a popular destination for holiday shopping.

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The art show features everything from pottery, glass, paintings and handcrafted ornaments to beeswax candles, birchbark art and more. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All invited.

Exhibits:

The Far and Near, an exhibit of paintings by Karen Owsley Nease, continues at the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery.

Yin Yang, detail, acrylic, by Karen Owsley Nease, one of the paintings on exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Yin Yang, detail, oil, by Karen Owsley Nease, one of the paintings on exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Warmth of a Distant Sun, acrylic, by Karen Owlsley Nease, currently on view at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Warmth of a Distant Sun, oil, by Karen Owlsley Nease, currently on view at the Johnson Heritage Post.

The Cedar Coffee Company in Two Harbors has recently opened a new exhibit entitled “Three Moods for the Holidays,” featuring works by Alison Aune-Hinkel, Kirsten Aune and Jon.

One of the paintings by Alison Aune-Henkel on view in the new exhibit at the Cedar Coffee Company in Two Harbors.

Paintings by Alison Aune-Henkel on view in the new exhibit at the Cedar Coffee Company in Two Harbors.

The exhibit continues through January.

The 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial continues at the Duluth Art Institute, featuring works by 27 regional artists, including artists from Canada. This year’s exhibit focuses on works that examine community, the environment, heritage, and current events. Works from a large-scale sculptural installation to video, from oil paintings to collage are featured in the show. Jonathan Thunder was awarded first place with his painting, Modern Times.

Modern Times, acrylic, by Jonathan Thunder, was awarded first place in the 63rd Arrowhead Biennial exhibit, on view at the Duluth Art Institute through Jan. 10.

Modern Times, acrylic, by Jonathan Thunder, was awarded first place in the 63rd Arrowhead Biennial exhibit, on view at the Duluth Art Institute through Jan. 10.

 Upcoming:

Next weekend, the holiday sales continue.

The Northwoods Fiber Guilds Holiday Sale and Open House will be held  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. in Studio 21. This popular event features knitting, weaving, felting, quilting, woodcarving, paper art, cards, beadwork, and felted sculptures as well as unique clothing, scarves, hats, mittens,  socks and more.

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Winter Moon, bead painting by Jo Wood. She is one of the artists that will be featured at the Northwoods Fiber Guild’s Holiday Sale and Open House that will be held at Studio 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4.

The sale will be held in a new location this year — Studio 21, the Grand Marais Art Colony‘s new building on Hwy. 21. Open to all.

Also on Dec. 4, the Art Colony potters will be presenting a variety of new work at the 1st annual Pots for Presents Holiday Sale in the Founders Hall at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Bowls, mugs, jars, ornaments, luminaries and more crafted from porcelain, stoneware and earthenware will be featured.

A ramen bowl by Kari Carter, one of the potters featured in the Pots for Presents Holiday Sale Dec,. 4.

A ramen bowl by Kari Carter, one of the bowls that will be featured in the Pots for Presents Holiday Sale Dec,. 4.

The potters who will be exhibiting at the sale include Adrea Beres, Kari Carter, Joan Farnam, Natalie Sobanja and Ann Ward.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Art Colony. All invited.

And on Dec. 10, the Johnson Heritage Post will open a new exhibit featuring works by nine glass artists enbtitled The Glass Show.

Fused glass by Tony Rau.

Fused glass by Tony Rau.

Glass Show artists include Mary Bebie, Sharon Frykman, Melissa Grover, Jeri Person, Bob PranisTony Rau, Lee Ross, Nancy Seaton and Veronica Weadock. Stay tuned for more on this spectacular event.

 Artists at Work:

Bovland photographer Meadow Adams has just published a calendar for 2022. She will be at the Hovland Holiday Art Festival on Saturday.

Bovland photographer Meadow Adams has just published a calendar for 2022. She will be at the Hovland Holiday Art Festival on Saturday.

Michael Furtman had one of his photographs published on the state of Mississippi's  Duck Stamp.

Michael Furtman had one of his photographs published on the state of Mississippi’s Duck Stamp. Usually Duck Stamps are illustrated with paintings.

Betsy Bowen has published a 100-page booklet of ta collection of daily drawings from the pandemic time of 2020. It will be available Dec. 3. To learn more, click here.

Betsy Bowen has published a 100-page booklet of a collection of daily drawings she did during the pandemic in 2020. It will be available Dec. 6. To learn more, click here.

Online Music

 

Live Music:

Friday, Nov, 26:

  • TBA, Gunflint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 27:

  • Fred Anderson, Lutsen Resort, 6:30 p.m.
  • John Gruber, Gunflint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Photographs:

 Here is a selection of the photographs we found this week:

Wildlife:

A beautiful pair in the Superior National Forest by Thomas Spence.

A beautiful pair in the Superior National Forest by Thomas Spence.

 

Portrait of a Red-Bellied Sapsucker.

Portrait of a Red-Bellied Sapsucker.

 

Who's ready for winter? Photo by Christian Dalbec

Who’s ready for winter? Photo by Christian Dalbec 

 

I want that stick to go here! Photo by Thomas Demma at the DNR eagle nest.

I want that stick to go Here! Photo by Thomas Demma at the DNR eagle nest.

 

Ruffed Grouse by Paul Sundberg.

Ruffed Grouse by Paul Sundberg.

 

On the beach by Ilena Hansel.

On the beach by Ilena Hansel.

 

Prowling around the corner  by Thomas Spence.

Prowling around the corner by Thomas Spence.

Harvesting herring in Hovland. Photograph by Louy Pignolet.

Harvesting herring in Hovland. Photograph by Louy Pignolet.

Landscapes, Skyscapes, & Cloudscapes:

Takes my breath away every time by Annie Possis.

Takes my breath away every time by Annie Possis.

 

Tis the season where I'm up long before the sun by also at work beyond the time when she tucks in for the night. By Kristofer Bowman.

Tis the season where I’m up long before the sun by also at work beyond the time when she tucks in for the night. By Kristofer Bowman.

 

Natural abstraction. Pure perfection by Kjersti Vick.

Natural abstraction. Pure perfection by Kjersti Vick.

 

Went out to moon bathe for a moment. Photo by Jamie Rex.

Went out to moon bathe for a moment. Photo by Jamie Rex.

 

Lunar eclipse, Nov. 19 by Paul Sundberg.

Lunar eclipse, Nov. 19 by Paul Sundberg.

 

The sunset and its reflection over a shiny lake by Teresa Bauman.

The sunset and its reflection over a shiny lake by Teresa Bauman.

 

M morning sun by Lin Salisbury.

Morning sun by Lin Salisbury.

 

Just like that she is still, exhausted from her windy tantrum by Nancy Seaton.

Just like that she is still, exhausted from her windy tantrum by Nancy Seaton.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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