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Rime ice over everything by Maria Isley.

Rime ice over everything by Maria Isley.

Greetings from the North Shore, where we have been celebrating actual sunny days, perfect for everything from snowboarding to cross country skiing, as well as loading up on Vitamin D. The virtual world has been offering a lot, too.

This week, look forward to North House Folk School‘s Virtual Winter Film Festival, featuring a great potpourri of films and videos from around the world. Of special note, The Last Honey Hunter.  It’s a fascinating 36-minute film about a man who scales cliffs in Nepal to harvest wild honey.

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

From Jan 15-21, two films are being offered: Good Work: “Masters of the Building Trades,” a documentary film about master craftsmen restoring everything from a church ceiling to an Hispanic adobe Builder in New Mexico,  and  “The Woodlanders,” an online film series that seeks to document the work of people who care for and depend on forests for their livelihood and well-being throughout the world. Check of the week’s offerings here.

On Friday, WTIP Community Radio continues its ‘Tip Jar Virtual Concert, featuring live music performances by local musicians from 4-7 p.m. This week, listen to Joe Paulik, the Sapsuckers and Bug Dope.

Exhibits:

There are two opportunities to see and enjoy art at the Johnson Heritage Post Gallery this month: An online exhibit entitled, “The Art of Healing,” and an exhibit in the gallery space entitled “Cook County Through My Eyes, Vol II.”

The Art of Healing, a virtual exhibit sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center, has opened at the Johnson Heritage Post with a variety of work from artists and artisans in Cook County speaking to the theme. It’s a very interesting exhibit and highly recommended. Here are a few examples:

"Roots" by Paul Gustafson is one of the paintings in the Art of Healing exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post.

“Roots” by Paul Gustafson is one of the paintings in the Art of Healing exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post.

 

"Misery," watercolor and ink print, by Jourdan Engesser.

“Misery,” watercolor and ink print, by Jourdan Engesser.

 

A Light in the Dark, ceramic tile, by Melissa Wickwire.

A Light in the Dark, ceramic tile, by Melissa Wickwire.

 To see the exhibit, click here. It continues through Jan. 24.

And, the Heritage Post Gallery is now open to the public as a result of new Covid rules in Minnesota. Currently on view, is a wonderful exhibit of photographs by David Johnson entitled, “Cook County Through My Eyes, Vol II.”

David Johnson's photographic exhibit, Cook County Through My Eyes II" is open at the Johnson Heritage Post.

David Johnson‘s photographic exhibit, Cook County Through My Eyes II” is open at the Johnson Heritage Post.

The gallery is open from 1-4 p.m Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Sundays with Covid protocols in place, including masking and hand sanitizing. Only 12 people are allowed in the gallery at one time.

The Nordic Center in Duluth has a new exhibit entitled “A Dala a Day,” featuring the  work of graphic designer Teri Glembin. She used the quarantine to get creative. Armed with a brand-new set of markers, she began to doodle. Before long she found herself drawing and decorating the beloved Swedish Dala Horses of her heritage. Using bold colors, fanciful designs and fresh approaches to the traditional little horse Teri decorated one Dala Horse a day for a month. Thus “A Dala A Day” was born.

The Nordic Center in Duluth is featuring an online exhibit entitled "A Gala a Day." To see, click here.

The Nordic Center in Duluth is featuring an online exhibit entitled “A Gala a Day.” To see, click here.

The Tweed Museum of Art has produced a series of videos with painter Carl Gawboy, whose work is featured in a retrospective at the museum, which is closed. The videos let you see the work and listen to him talk about them. Here’s another one:

 Artists at Work:

 

Self-portrait by Bryn Fitzgerald. Bryn is a student at ISD 166.

Self-portrait by Bryn Fitzgerald. Bryn is a student at ISD 166.

 

Wall #2, colograph, by Jerry Riach.

Wall #2, colograph, by Jerry Riach.

 

Beaded dreamcatcher by Linda Ottis.

Beaded dreamcatcher by Linda Ottis.

 

The Farm, also known as Home, etching, by Betsy Bowen.

The Farm, also known as Home, etching, by Betsy Bowen.

 

Moon phases for 2021, designed unknown.

Moon phases for 2021, designer unknown.

 

There be dragons, wood, lichens and stones by Vicki Biggs-Anderson.

There be dragons, wood, lichens and stones by Vicki Biggs-Anderson.

In progress, 7 Grandfather Teachings, mural in programs at the American Indian Community Housing Organization, by Sam Zimmerman and friends.

In progress, 7 Grandfather Teachings, mural at the American Indian Community Housing Organization, by Sam Zimmerman and friends.

Bryan Hansel has just written a blog with tips on winter photography for glasses wearers. Click here to read.

Bryan Hansel has just written a blog with tips on winter photography for glasses wearers. Click here to read.

Online Art:

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has made 709,000 artworks available to see online for free.

Delft, painting by Vermeer, is one of the paintings that the Rijksmuseum Museum has put online for viewers to see.

Delft, painting by Vermeer, is one of the paintings that the Rijksmuseum Museum has put online for viewers to see. To explore, click here.

Here is a collection of drone photos (aerial art)  from around the globe. Click here to see.

Skyline by JP and Mike Andrews, from a series on Abstract Aerial Art. Check it out here.

Skyline by JP and Mike Andrews, from a series on Abstract Aerial Art. Check it out here.

 Movies/ Videos

 The Keepers of the Earth:

Lonnie Dupris summits Denali in winter:

A Russian folk dance:

 Music:

Thursday, Jan. 14:

  • Gordon Thorne, Date Night at the North Shore Winery, Extremely limited indoor seatings. Reservations strongly recommended at, www.northshorewinery.us or call (218) 481-9280. Music at 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 15:

  • WTIP’s ‘Tip Jar Live Virtual Performances, Joe Paulik, The Sapsuckers and Bug Dope, 4-7 p.m. listen at 90.7 FM or stream online at Wtip.org
  • Free Digital Concert: Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m. 
Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven's 4th in a free digital concert at 8 p.m. Jan.15. To listen click here.

Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven’s 4th in a free digital concert at 8 p.m. Jan.15. To listen click here.

Impossible high notes…Pop opera with young Chinese opera star Jane Zhang.

And a Playing for Change with Keb’ Mo:

 Photographs:

We found lots of photographs this week. Let’ start with

Wildlife:

We had a visitor stop by today to see what we were doing by Tom Gmach.

We had a visitor stop by today to see what we were doing by Tom Gmach.

 

Superior National Forest at dawn by Sparky Stensaas.

Superior National Forest at dawn by Sparky Stensaas.

 

Fish in the Poplar River by Jean Grover;

Fish in the Poplar River by Jean Grover;

 

Snowshoe hare by John Keefover.

Snowshoe hare by John Keefover.

 

A beauty by Paul Sundberg.

A beauty by Paul Sundberg.

 

Lovin' her spa time by Thomas Demma.

Lovin’ her spa time by Thomas Demma.

 

My first owl photo by Gene Dianoski

My first owl photo by Gene Dianoski

 

Sandhill Crane couple walking in snow in Milford, Mich. by Shixing Wen.

Sandhill Crane couple walking in snow in Milford, Mich. by Shixing Wen.

A gaggle of moose by Sparky Stensaas.

A gaggle of moose by Sparky Stensaas.

Great Gray at sunrise by Christian Dalbec.

Great Gray at sunrise by Christian Dalbec.

Landscapes, Skyscapes & Waterscapes:

Framed in ice by Ken Harmon.

Framed in ice by Ken Harmon.

Tangerine dreams and marmalade skies by Staci Lola.

Tangerine dreams and marmalade skies by Staci Lola.

Snow snake by Nancy Haarmeyer.

Snow snake by Nancy Haarmeyer.

Photo of 100 sunsets by Matt Molloy.

Time lapse photo of 100 sunsets by Matt Molloy.

View from the top of Lutsen Mountains by Molly Cat.

View from the top of Lutsen Mountains by Molly Cat.

Winter on the North Shore by Lissa Grover.

Winter on the North Shore by Lissa Grover.

A sweet sunset by Travis Novitsky.

Sweet sunset by Travis Novitsky.

Morning reflections by Bryan Hansel.

Morning reflections by Bryan Hansel.

Up the Caribou Trail by Paul Bolstad.

Up the Caribou Trail by Paul Bolstad.

Morning commute by Kristofer Bowman.

Morning commute by Kristofer Bowman.

Sea smoke morning by Jan Swart.

Sea smoke morning by Jan Swart.

And finally, this:

Foundation by Layne Kennedy.

Foundation by Layne Kennedy.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay safe.

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