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Radio Waves Music Festival, Beauty and Art

We found this gorgeous photo on Destination Duluth's Facebook page. The only photographer id was justin9066. Kudos, Justin!

We found this gorgeous photo on Destination Duluth’s Facebook page. The only photographer id identified was @justin9066. Kudos, Justin!

The sounds of fall will reverberate through the Grand Marais Recreation Park this weekend as the 12th annual Radio Waves Music Festival gets under way at Sweetheart’s Bluff. Also this weekend, look for spinning and dying demos at North House Folk School, two markets (the Local Food Market and the Cook County Market),  the start of Plein Air Grand Marais and lots of great art to see and experience on the North Shore.

We start the week with spinning/dying demos at North House Folk School featuring Tasha Miller Griffith.

Tasha Miller Griffith will be at North House Folk School from Thursday through Sunday giving demonstrations in spinning and dyeing fibers. She will teach a mini-course on Saturday morning.

Tasha Miller Griffith will be at North House Folk School from Thursday through Sunday giving demonstrations in spinning and dyeing fibers. She will teach a mini-course on Saturday morning.

Miller Griffith will demonstrate spinning fiber as well as techniques of dyeing it every day through Sunday. On Saturday, she will teach a mini-course at 10 a.m. Participants will have a chance to try out spinning and then dip their new yarn in indigo dye, and watch as it chances from green to a beautiful blue. To register for the class, call 387-9762. There is a $5 materials fee. The minimum age is 8 with an adult. All welcome.

Also on Thursday, the Local Food Market continues at the Cook County Community Center parking lot with lots of fresh produce grown in Cook County, including tomatoes and peppers!

The Local Food Market is held at the Cook County Community Center from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday.

The Local Food Market is held at the Cook County Community Center from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday.

There are food demos at 5 p.m. each week, too. This week, artisan baker Trevor Huggins will discuss wood-fired bread baking.

On Friday, Plein Air Grand Marais begins, featuring a week of painting and mini-workshops for plein air painters from around the region. Sponsored by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota and the Johnson Heritage Post, the 16-year-old tradition welcomes painters of all ages and abilities to paint anywhere in Cook County. The results will be showcased at the Johnson Heritage Post with an exhibit and opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.  Joshua Cunningham is the juror this year.

There are a number of different painting mini-workshops scheduled for this year, too, featuring some of the award-winning painters from previous years. To find out more, click here.

One of the most popular events is the Quick Paint, which will be held on Artist’s Point on Thursday, Sept. 12,  from 3-5 p.m. The public is encouraged to get out and watch the painters at work. A few years ago, Karen Sunderman of WDSE’s The Playlist came up for the Quick Paint one year and made an Emmy-award- winning video. They called it “Plein Air Brushoff.” Here are snippets. Check it out:

The award ceremonies will be held at the Johnson Heritage Post at the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 13. First place prize is $1,000.

And this is the Friday when the the 12th annual Radio Waves Music Festival opens at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Rec Park. The festival is a production of WTIP Community Radio. This beautiful outdoor venue features a Big Tent with two stages and a wooden floor for dancing, a children’s activities tent as well as food vendors and on-site camping.

The 12th annual Radio Waves Music Festival is this weekend. It opens at 4 p.m. Friday with music all day Saturday and Sunday.

The 12th annual Radio Waves Music Festival is this weekend. It opens at 4 p.m. Friday with music all day Saturday and Sunday.

There are 26 acts this year, with many favorites, like the Carpenter Ants, returning, as well as several new bands. It’s also a great community get-together. Tickets are $20 for the entire weekend, $10 per day, and this year, they can be purchased online here.

We have included the schedule of music in our Music section, but to learn more about Radio Waves, see photos, etc., click here.

Also in WTIP news, Nashville fiddler and actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas will be a guest on The Roadhouse, which airs from 5-7 p.m. on Friday.

Nashville musician, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas will be a guest on The Roadhouse this Friday.

Nashville musician, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas will be a guest on The Roadhouse this Friday.

Caitlin will talk about her music and life in Nashville as well as play a few songs.

Also on Friday, there will be an opening reception at Tettegouche State Park at 7 p.m. for an exhibit of work by Keith Thompson.

"Fly Fishing by Keith Thompson. The painter is exhibiting his work in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park in September, with an opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday.

“Fly Fishing by Keith Thompson. The painter is exhibiting his work in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park in September, with an opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday.

Thompson’s work will be on exhibit in the Great Hall at Tettegouche through September.

On Saturday, the Cook County Market, featuring work by artists and artisans in Cook County, opens at the Senior Center parking lot at 9 a.m.

Woodworker Jake Carr is one of the artists exhibiting at the Cook County Market on Saturdays. The market continues every Saturday through Oct. 19 weather permitting.

Woodworker Jake Carr is one of the artists exhibiting at the Cook County Market on Saturdays. The market continues every Saturday through Oct. 19 weather permitting.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to all.

Photographer Bryan Hansel has opened an exhibit of his work at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors. The exhibit continues through October.

Photograph by Bryan Hansel. The photographer is exhibiting work at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors.

Photograph by Bryan Hansel. The photographer is exhibiting work at the Cedar Coffee House in Two Harbors.

If you’re going to be in Duluth on Saturday, consider a stop at the Tweed Museum of Art in the afternoon. Bill Shipley will be leading a tour through the sculpture exhibition, “Asymmetry: Three-Dimensional Works from the Tweed Collection.”

This stoneware sculpture by Hayashi Kaku is entitled "Kegon no Taki (Kegon Falls) and is on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

This stoneware sculpture by Hayashi Kaku is entitled “Kegon no Taki (Kegon Falls) and is on exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Shipley will be leading a tour of the exhibition from 2-3 p.m. All welcome. Free.

In Grand Marais Art Colony news, four artists will be welcomed to the Art Colony next week to explore the concept of water and life on the shore of Lake Superior. The artists are Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman, and Nick Wroblewski. The artists will talk their work during a panel discussion at Cook County Higher Education from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. All welcome. Stay tuned.

Exhibits:

This is the last weekend to see the Circle Tour Exhibit by painter Douglas Ross at the Johnson Heritage Post.

Pancake Bay, Ontario by Douglas Ross.

Pancake Bay, Ontario by Douglas Ross.

The exhibit closes on Sunday.

Upcoming:

 Next weekend, look forward to North House Folk School‘s Uplugged and Birch Bark Bash, Sept. 13-14.

Friday night will feature the Birch Bark Bash fundraising celebration with a dinner that explores the northern landscape provided by chefs Judi Barsness and Scott Graden, followed by our guest speaker, Carol Sauvion of PBS’ Craft in America.

On Saturday, there is a great line-up of activities, demonstrations, coursework and more including the Folk Artisan Marketplace, Speaker Series, Points North Auction, workshops and more.

Laughter and good music is featured during North House Folk School's Unplugged next weekend.

Laughter and good music is featured during North House Folk School‘s Unplugged next weekend.

The Saturday night concert features  Detroit-based roots & blues musician and 2018 Kresge Arts Fellow Reverend Robert Jones , as well as Claudia Schmidt, Prudence Johnson, Dan Chouinard, Marc Anderson, Simone Perrin, Dane Stauffer, and Bradley Greenwald. The host and storyteller for the evening is Kevin Kling. For more info and tickets, click here.

Art News:

 Potter Natalie Sobanja is the Artist of the Month at the Johnson Heritage Post.

A jar by Natalie Sobanja. She is the Artist of the Month at the Johnson Heritage Post and is exhibiting a collection of her covered jars and mugs.

A jar by Natalie Sobanja. She is the Artist of the Month at the Johnson Heritage Post and is exhibiting a collection of her covered jars and mugs.

A new window display has been installed at the front entrance of the YMCA in Grand Marais, featuring artwork by Linda Ricklefs Baudry and photographs by Tim Young.

One of the photo collages on the entrance windows at the YMCA in Grand Marais. Artwork by Linda Ricklefs Baudry, photos by Tim Young.

A detail of one of the photo collages on the entrance windows at the YMCA in Grand Marais. Artwork by Linda Ricklefs Baudry, photos by Tim Young.

The Northwoods Fiber Guild is exhibiting members’ work at the Angry Trout Cafe this summer.

Fiber art by Melanie Mathieson of Thunder Bay is currently on view at the Angry Trout Cafe.

Fiber art by Melanie Mathieson of Thunder Bay is currently on view at the Angry Trout Cafe.

 Barbara Meirhusby is a new painter at the Art of the Elements gallery in rural Grand Marais.

Barbara Meirhusby's December: Study in Rose Cream is at the Art of the Elements Gallery in rural Grand Marais.

Barbara Meirhusby’s “December: Study in Rose Cream. Admidst the Reeds”  is at the Art of the Elements Gallery in rural Grand Marais.

The Art of the Elements gallery is at 306 County Rd 44 in Grand Marais. Call 218-387-1949 or more info or see www.frykmanart.com

The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council has a number of new grant opportunities for artists. Check it out by clicking on the icon below.

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Music:

Here’s the music schedule for the week:

Thursday, Sept. 4:

  • Terry V’s Patio Party, Wunderbar, 5 p.m.
  • Roxann Berglund, Cascade Lodge Restaurant, 6 p.m.
  • Joe Paulik, Music around the Campfire, Lutsen Resort,6:30 p.m.
  • Gordon Thorne & Friends, North Shore Winery, 7 p.m.
  • Plucked Up String Band, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Vessel, Gun Flint Tavern, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6:

12th annual Radio Waves Music Festival

  • North Shore Community Band, 4 p.m.
  • North Country Fair, 5:10 p.m.
  • Fish Heads, 6:50 p.m.
  • Pushing Chain, 7:50 p.m.
  • Wunderdogs, 8:50 p.m.

Other Venues:

  • Yellow Bellied SapSuckers, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Caitlin Thomas with Al Oikari & Friends, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Rich Mattson & the Northstars, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7:

Radio Waves Music Festival, Sweetheart’s Bluff, GM Rec Park

  • Curry Family Band, 10 a.m.
  • Upjumped Trouble, 10:50 a.m.
  • SVEA, 11:40 a.m.
  • Sky Blue Jazz with Horns, 12:30 p.m.
  • Sam Miltich Trio & Briand Morrison, 2:30 p.m.
  • Yellow Bellied SapSuckers, 3:40 p.m.
  • Carpenter Ants, 4:40 p.m.
  • Singleton Street, 5:50 p.m.
  • Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League, 6:50 p.m.
  • Dlutkowskis, 7:50 p.m.
  • Joshua J Schmidt Band, 8:50 p.m.

Other Venues:

  • Tom Knutson, Cook County Market, downtown Grand Marias
  • Briand Morrison. Lutsen, 7 p.m.
  • Vessel, Wunderbar, 7 p.m.
  • Caitlin Thomas with Al Oikari & Friends, Grandma Ray’s, 8 p.m.
  • Rich Mattson & the Northstars, Gun Flint Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 8:

Radio Waves Music Festival, Sweetheart’s Bluff, GM Rec Park

  • Carpenter Ants Gospel Show, 10 a.m.
  • Lake Effect, 11:30 a.m.
  • Joe Paulik Band, 12:20 p.m.
  • Fred Anderson, 1:20 p.m.
  • Grand Marais Music Collaborative, 2:10 p.m.
  • Cherry Dirt, 3:20 p.m.
  • Woodblind, 4:20 p.m.

 Other Venues:

  • Briand Morrison, Mogul’s Grille & Tap Room, 10 a.m.
  • Open Stage with Joe Paulik, Wunderbar, 6 p.m.
  • Bug Dope, Gun Flint Tavern, 8 p.m.

 

Monday, Sept. 9:

  • Jim McGowan, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
  • Carpenter Ants, Gun Flint Tavern, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • Patio Series with Timmy Haus, Mogul’s Grille, 4 p.m.

Photographs:

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

Let’s start out with this cutie:

Portrait of a sheep at the Minnesota State Fair by Lee Ross.

Portrait of a sheep at the Minnesota State Fair by Lee Ross.

Here’s an interesting shot by Sandra Updyke.

Pitcher plants in their late summer colors by Sandra Updike.

Pitcher plants in their late summer colors by Sandra Updike.

 

Signs of a healthy garden by Musa Abdel Rahman.

Signs of a healthy garden by Musa Abdel Rahman.

Mushroom season!

The Northern Lights were flickering across the northern tier states recently. Here are some of the beauties we found.

The High Falls and the Northern Lights by Joe Garza.

The High Falls and the Northern Lights by Joe Garza.

 

Caribou Lake Aurora by Paul Sundberg.

Caribou Lake Aurora by Paul Sundberg.

 

"Steve" by Donald Jay Olson, photographed on Aug. 31.

“Steve”  and the Northern Lights by Donald Jay Olson, photographed on Aug. 31.

And we also found some great North Shore scenes.

Fall falls by Bryan Hansel.

Fall falls by Bryan Hansel.

 

Close encounter by Joe Polecheck.

Close encounter by Joe Polecheck.

 

This Morning by Kristofer Bowman.

This Morning by Kristofer Bowman.

 

Perfect waves at Stoney Point by Jamie Rabold.

Perfect waves at Stoney Point by Jamie Rabold.

 

A morning walk to the lighthouse by Gwen Danfelt.

A morning walk to the lighthouse by Gwen Danfelt.

 

The Milky Way by Christian Dalbec.

The Milky Way by Christian Dalbec.

 

It's not coming, It's already here by Don Davison.

“It’s not coming, it’s already here,” by Don Davison.

 

Finally ... a Bull Moose! by Roxanne Distad.

Finally … a Bull Moose! by Roxanne Distad.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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