Fall colors in Cook County are at their peak, according to the Department of Natural Resources Fall Color Finder. The back roads are truly spectacular, and fall hiking will be a pleasure.
There are fun things to do in the county as well. Sivertson Gallery‘s Inuit Premiere is this weekend, as it the Caravan Du Nord, which will feature workshops and a concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.
And there are exhibits to see as well as great live music.
This year, the Grand Marais Art Colony is partnering with Sivertson Gallery during the Inuit Premiere to bring visiting artist Ningiukulu Teevee from Cape Dorset to work with Cook County printmakers Kari Vick and Betsy Bowen in the print studio at the Art Colony.
Teevee will share her experiences working at the Cape Dorset/Kinngait WBEC Studios and with Dorset Fine Arts with Bowen and Vick in the Print Studio. Stop by the Art Colony at 1:30 p.m. to see what the printmakers are have been doing. All welcome.
The Inuit Premiere also features Inuit throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge who will perform at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday at Sivertson Gallery. Get a preview of their singing and hear about this ancient Nunavik musical tradition on WTIP’s The Roadhouse on Friday night. The Roadhouse airs from 5-7 p.m. (P.S. The Roadhouse will also feature an interview and music by the group, Dat Dere Jazz.)
Also, check out this video of their throat singing the 2015 Inuit Premiere.
The Inuit Premiere will feature new prints, sculptures and carvings by Canadian native artists, including new work by Teevee.
The Premiere will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. At 6 p.m., there wil be a Fireside Panel Chat with all guests, including with all guests, including William Huffman of Dorset Fine Arts.
Also on Saturday, The North Shore Music Association will host the 2017 Caravan du Nord Tour, which kicks off in Grand Marais with a day of artist workshops and music industry networking followed by performances by the honky-tonk heroes Trailer Trash, New Orleans swing band Patty and The Buttons and the Grand Marais trio, Lake Effect.
The schedule of events includes two workshops at the Cook County Community Center on Saturday:
- 3 p.m. “Touring Beyond the North Shore” (free.) Trailer Trash frontman Nate Dungan talks about what artists can expect when booking and touring in the Twin Cities and beyond.
- 4 p.m. “Getting to Know Local Radio” (free) DJs from The Current, WTIP North Shore Community Radio, KUMD 103.3 FM and KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul talk about their local programming and how they go about selecting music and booking guests.
All are invited to both workshops.
Here’s a short video about Caravan du Nord.
At 6 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a social hour at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts where the public can meet the performers, local artists and music industry professionals over food and beverages. The concert is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for student. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at tix.com.
And not to forget the Cook County Market, which will run for two more weeks, closing during Moose Madness weekend. The market features a variety of local arts and crafts and is held in the parking lot at the Senior Center from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
In North House news, woodcarver Harley Refsal will be the instructor in residence for two weeks and will give woodcarving demonstrations at various locations around the county as well as at North House.
Refsal’s demonstration schedule is:
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 • 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Cross River Heritage Center
- Friday, Oct. 20 & Saturday, Oct. 21 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at North House Folk School
- Monday, Oct. 23 • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cook County YMCA
- Wednesday, Oct. 25 • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Grand Marais Public Library
- Thursday, Oct. 26 • 10a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cook County Senior Center
Also, North House will host Open Carving Nights on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. with Refsal and Angela Robins from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17, 24 and 31. All ages are welcome, but adults mus accompany those 14 to 18. All carving styles, and experience levels welcome. The sessions are free. No pre-registration is required.
The Heritage Post is closed on Tuesdays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays as well as Mondays. It is open from 1-4 p.m. Sundays.
Barb Lundell is the featured artist in the Great Hall at Tettegouche State Park this month.
Other exhibits at the Tweed include “Moments” by Carly Christiansen, a UMD art student exhibit Plein Air: America’s Industrial Landscape.
At the Duluth Art Institute, the exhibit “Forever Home” continues through Oct. 27. The exhibit features photographs and paintings of dogs and is held in conjunction with Animal Allies.
Other exhibits at the Duluth Art Institute include Reservation Pop: Wendy Red Star
In Situ: Studio 101 Artists.’
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has a number of exhibits as well, including “The Path of the Paddle” which features original art work by Rejean Roy and David Lightwood as well as hand painted maps by Hap Wilson. The exhibit explores the maps and views of the Great Trail – 1,200 km of water from Thunder Bay to the Manitoba border.
Other exhibits at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery include “Kohesion: Quentin Maki.”
“On the Trail: Denise Smith,” and Permanent Collection Spotlight Angus Trudeau.
The Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing in Thunder Bay continues its exhibit of Thunder Bay and regional printmakers. The exhibit is entitled “Making an Impression.”
The Grand Marais Playhouse will host a community dance workshop entitled “Shake It Up Renaissance-Style” at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. The instructor is Carrie Nath. The cost is a donation at the door.
The Art Colony is featuring its Fall Into Art Family Weekend with mask making, tile-painting, making glass coasters, monoprints. For more info and to register, click here.
For the complete Moose Madness schedule, click here.
Also, take a look at the writers and presentations for the Art Colony’s North Shore Readers and Writers Festival Nov. 2-5. The line-up of presentors is impressive, and local writers are represented! Check it out here. And stay tuned for details.
Jazz musicians Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich will perform at the Ice House in Minneapolis on Oct. 15 from 5-7 p.m.
Photographer Layne Kennedy was recently featured in a video by MN Original. Check it out:
Thursday Oct. 12:
- Gordon Thorne, North Shore Winery, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13:
- Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
- Portage, Grandma Ray’s, 6 p.m.
- Jim & Michele Miller, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
- Jon Miller and the Homebrews, Gun Flint Tavern, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14:
- Timmy Haus, Voyageur Brewing Co., 4 p.m.
- Caravan du Nord, Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.
- Jim & Michele Miller, Cascade Restaurant & Pub, 7 p.m.
- Bughouse, Grandma Ray’s, 8:30 p.m.
- Jon Miller and the Homebrews, Gun Flint Tavern, 9 p.m.
- Timmy Haus, Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15:
- Jon Miller, Gun Flint Tavern, 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16:
- Pete K, Bluefin Grille, 9 p.m.
We found some nice photographs this week, too. Here’s a selection.
Let’s start with grouse.
And here’s a beauty:
And this one:
And there were lots of photos of Lake Superior.
And fall color:
And this classic shot:
Have a great weekend, everyone!