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.
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.
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:
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.”
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 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:
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has made 709,000 artworks available to see online for free.
Here is a collection of drone photos (aerial art) from around the globe. Click here to see.
The Keepers of the Earth:
Lonnie Dupris summits Denali in winter:
A Russian folk dance:
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.
Impossible high notes…Pop opera with young Chinese opera star Jane Zhang.
And a Playing for Change with Keb’ Mo:
We found lots of photographs this week. Let’ start with
Landscapes, Skyscapes & Waterscapes:
And finally, this:
Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay safe.
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