A painting demonstration, a jewelry symposium and a live radio variety show are on tap for this weekend, plus lots of art and music to enjoy, and chances to do some artmaking yourself.
First up is a painting demonstration by Cheng-Khee Chee at the Tweed Museum of Art Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The first 100 to arrive after 4:30 p.m. will be seated.
The demonstration is being held in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibit of Chee’s work at the Tweed. Tickets are free.
Also on Thursday night, the summer exhibition season opens at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery with exhibits by Janna Brown (“Still Echoes Resound”) and Sonny Assu (“Continuum”).
Brown will give a presentation about her work at 7:30 p.m. (EDT)
Thursday also marks the beginning of “Findings: A Jewelry Symposium” at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The symposium, to be held June 11-14, includes classes, demos, discussion and lectures for the novice to professional, as well as the broader community, to learn more about jewelry making. The event is held in partnership with the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild.
Tova Lund is the featured artist in the Art Colony’s gallery shop and will teach a class and speak at the symposium.
The Art Colony will host a Group Trunk Show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, which is open to the public. The show features work by Grace Hogan, Rebecca Wicklund, Danny Saathoff, Beth Novak, Tedd McDonah, Pat Robinson Schmidt, Scott & Katie Hanson, Brittany Foster, Karla Bradley and Cheri Meyer. For more info about the symposium, click here.
For the Boundary Waters lovers, the first annual Boundary Waters Expo will be held at Seagull Lake Public Landing on the Gunflint Trail June 12-14, with lots of hands-on opportunities, demos, speakers and more. For the complete schedule, click here.
Saturday also brings the Great Northern Radio Show to Grand Marais with a live radio broadcast from the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 5 p.m.
The show is based out of KAXE of Grand Rapids, a sister station to WTIP Community
Radio. The live broadcast will be hosted by Aaron Brown and his cast of characters, and includes local celebrities Sherri Lindskog, Lonnie Dupre, Mark Hansen and more. Musical guests include Barbara Jean and Pushing Chain and will be broadcast live on WTIP during the ACA performance. It should be a fun show.
Tickets are free. Call 800-662-5799 to reserve seats.The audience must be seated by 4:30 p.m.
- June 19-21: North House Folk School‘s Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival, Click here for all the info.
- June 26-July 19: “Through Our Hands IV,” Northwoods Fiber Guild’s group exhibit, Johnson Heritage Post.
There are lots of art exhibits to see this week, too. Painter Bruce Palmer and beadworker Marci MacIntire continue their exhibit of work at the Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder, and the Frozen Photographers group exhibit: “Fire & Ice: No Ordinary Landscape” continues at the Johnson Heritage Post through June 21. Local photographers in the show include Bryan Hansel, Sandra Updyke, Don Davison and Thomas Spence.
Lauri Olson-Hohman is exhibiting her paintings at the Coho Cafe in Tofte. She also has paintings and photographs of her rock balancing at Tettegouche State Park.
In other art news, work continues on the Good Harbor Hill Summer Solstice Pageant which will be presented at North House Folk School June 20. Everyone is welcome to help create puppets and props for the event. Free workshops will be held from 10 a.m to noon and 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. on Sundays and 4-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call Betsy at 218-370-8077 for more info. All ages welcome.
Drury Lane Books has copies of Chel Anderson and Adelheid Fischer’s blockbuster, “North Shore,” as well as Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” and Kate Atkinson’s new book, “God in Ruins.”
Sivertson Gallery has a great selection of Neil Sherman’s plein air paintings, including the one at left entitled ““May 15th, 2015: Dog and Fog.” Sherman said it is part of a personal project he calls “Another Day in Grand Marais” where he tried to go out every day in May and paint. More paintings to come, he said.
Birchbark Books & Gifts has just received new books about shipwrecks including “Last Laker” by Frederick Stonehouse, “November’s Fury and the Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913” by Michael Schumacher, and “The Lost Legends of the Lakes: An Illustrated History” by Robert McGreevy.
The Tall Tale Yarn Shop in Tofte will hold a number of basketmaking classes in June and July, including how to make a tote basket, a potato masher basket, pie basket and hearth basket. For more info, see www.talltaleshop.com/
Great Gifts of Lutsen is featuring soaps by three local makers including Superior Herbals (Dev & Steve Dobbleman), Sweet Suds (Linda Morris) and Hands of Harvest (Hana Senty.)
The Lake Superior Trading Post has new blown glass pendants by Dan Neff of Lake Superior Art Glass in Duluth.
The Betsy Bowen Gallery has a new artist – wood turner Glen Hambleton. He is exhibiting bowls, trays, vases and wine-coolers in walnut, Russian olive, cherry, apple and birch woods.
And here’s the music for the week:
Thursday, June 11:
- Joe Paulik, Music by the Campfire, Lutsen Resort, 6 p.m.
Friday, June 12:
- Portage Band, American Legion, 6 p.m.
- Timmy Haus, Voyageur Brewing Co., 8 p.m.
- Pete K Group, Gun Flint Tavern, 9 p.m.
- Pushing Chain, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 13:
- Great Northern Radio Show, Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 5 p.m.
- Joe Paulik, Music by the Campfire, Bluefin Grille, 7 p.m.
- Earth, Wind & Todd, Windigo Lodge, 7 p.m.
- Maria Nickolay, Cascade Lodge Pub, 7:30 p.m.
- Pushing Chain, Voyageur Brewing Co., 8 p.m.
- Timmy Haus, Papa Charlie’s, 9 p.m.
Monday, June 15:
- Briand Morrison, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16:
- Briand Morrison, The Pie Place, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17:
- Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
What a selection of photos we found this week! Let’s start with wildlife.
We found some wonderful landscapes, too.
And last but not least, a joke somebody found on Facebook.
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!