June 2010 Archives

Jennifer Webb speaking at DAI

June 24, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT PERSON: Anne Dugan, 218-310-4703, annie@freerangefilm.com

 

Duluth Art Institute programming: In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit is supported locally by a grant from the Depot Foundation, sponsored locally by Cartier Agency and in partnership with the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center

 

These programs are part of two months of enhancement programming surrounding the Duluth Art Institute's exhibit "In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits" from the Smithsonian Institution. Learn more at duluthartinstitute.org

 

TOUR and TALK with Art History Professor Jennifer Webb

When: Monday, June 28th, Noon

Where: Duluth Art Institute Depot Galleries

FREE and open to the public!

 

Portraiture has been used in human's cultural expression from ancient Mesopotamia to Marie Antoinette.  Join University of Minnesota Duluth Professor of Art History, Jennifer Webb, to explore a snapshot of portrait practices throughout art history that give context to the exhibit In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits, currently on display in the gallery.

 

TOUR and TALK with Anthropology Professor Deborah Augsburger

When: Tuesday, July 6th, 5:30 pm

Where: Duluth Art Institute Depot Galleries

FREE and open to the public!

 

What is National Geographic really showing us, not just about other peoples, but how we as Americans view them? Come for an anthropological discussion of why some of the portraits displayed in the gallery might tell a different story than the one we're used to. UWS professor Deborah Augsburger will lead visitors through the National Geographic Greatest Portraits exhibit

 

The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible through the support of contributing members of the Duluth Art Institute, A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Bush Foundation, City of Duluth, Depot Foundation, Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, 506 Campaign, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, River Road Foundation Fund, St. Louis County, and Wildey H. Mitchell Family Foundation.

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Joellyn Rock's work in Seattle Exhibit

Joellyn Rock's work will be part of the retrospective exhibition,  
Umbrella for the Arts: 40 Years of Bumbershoot Artwork, on view at Seattle City Hall featuring posters and original artworks created over the past 40 years specifically for Seattle's Music + Arts Festival, Bumbershoot.
Claes Oldenburg, Jacob Lawrence, Joe Max Emminger, Barbara Earl Thomas, Faye Jones, Ginny Ruffner, Cheryl dos Rem├ędios and Dawn Cerny are just a few of the other artists in this exhibit.

The show will run from July 1st through September 7th in City Hall's lobby and Anne Focke Gallery. The reception is at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, on Thursday, July 8, 2010, from 5p.m.-
7 p.m., with welcoming remarks at 5:30.

http://bumbershoot.org/

tele-present wind invite

tele-present wind invite

Tele-Present Wind: David Bowen installation

Art Opening
Tele-Present Wind: David Bowen, UMD Art + Design
Thursday, June 3, 2010,
9:30 am-11:30 am,
Viz Lab, 154 MPAC, UMD
http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/news/Wind-Cam.html

Prof. David Bowen's installation consists of a series of 21 x/y
tilting devices connected to thin dried tansy plant stalks installed
in the gallery in Moscow Russia and a dried tansy plant stalk
connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows
it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this
movement transmitting it in real-time to the grouping of devices in
the gallery in Moscow. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move
in real-time in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

In June of 2010 the 21 x/y tilting devices will be installed at
Laboaratoria Art and Science Space http://newlaboratoria.ru/www/ in
Moscow and the sensor will be installed at the Visualization and
Digital Imaging Lab at the University of Minnesota. The data collected
by the sensor will be sent in real-time via the internet to the
installation in Moscow. Thus the individual components of this
installation in Moscow will move in unison as they mimic the direction
and intensity of the wind in Minnesota. You can view the accelerometer
via webcam here. http://www.d.umn.edu/vdil/news/Wind-Cam.html

UMD staff who assisted in setting up this international collaboration
include Eric Stykel, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Michele Clark, Andy Manteuffel,
Matt Zagrabelny and Ken McMillan from ITSS and Steve Chepelnik, Ed
Allan and Brian Scott from Facilities Management.

Call for entries at DAI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           

June 1, 2010

 

Contact: Duluth Art Institute Curator

218-733-7562/733-7560

getart@duluthartinstitute.org

www.duluthartinstitute.org

 

2010 Arrowhead Biennial

John Steffl Gallery

FREE Opening Reception, Thurs, Nov 4, 5 - 7 PM

Exhibition Runs Nov 4, 2010 - Feb 6, 2011

 

The Duluth Art Institute is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2010 Arrowhead Biennial.  This exhibit showcases the work of 40 to 50 of the most exciting artists in the upper Midwest.  Named after northeastern Minnesota's Arrowhead region, the Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition has been a continuous thread in the cultural fabric of Minnesota since 1919.

 

Artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada are eligible to submit work for the selection process.  This year's juror is Paula Brandel, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

 

Three awards will be named on the evening of the opening reception, including a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, and a third prize of $250.

 

A full-color catalog promoting and documenting the exhibition will be available at the opening on Thursday, November 4th.  Catalogs will include images of all work in the exhibition along with the announcement of the first, second and third prizes, and honorable mentions.  The catalogue will also include a statement from juror Paula Brandel.

 

Entry forms and further information about the submission process can be downloaded at: duluthartinstitute.org

 

The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible through the support of contributing members of the Duluth Art Institute, A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Bush Foundation, City of Duluth, Depot Foundation, Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, 506 Campaign, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, River Road Foundation Fund, St. Louis County, and Wildey H. Mitchell Family Foundation.###

 

Events at DAI

June 1, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT PERSON: Anne Dugan, 218-310-4703, annie@freerangefilm.com

 

Duluth Art Institute programming: In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit is supported locally by a grant from the Depot Foundation, sponsored locally by Cartier Insurance Agency and in partnership with the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center

 

These programs are part of two months of enhancement programming surrounding the Duluth Art Institute's exhibit "In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits" from the Smithsonian Institution. Learn more at duluthartinstitute.org

 

When: Monday, June 7

6:30 - 7:30 self-guided tour

7:30 movie "Prom Night in Mississippi"

Where:  Duluth's downtown Depot DAI galleries and Zelda Theater (506 W. Michigan St.)

FREE and open to the public!

 

In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the integration of segregated schools in America, including their events. In 1970 the town of Charleston, Mississippi, finally allowed black students into their one high school. White parents refused to integrate the school Graduation Dance, starting a tradition of separate, parent-organized White Proms and Black Proms. In 2008, it changed. "Prom Night in Mississippi" follows the disturbing, surprising, and hope filled steps to the first integrated prom at Charleston High School. 

 

This is the second in the series of three "Free Movie Mondays" offered by the Duluth Art Institute. Tour the exhibit "National Geographic Greatest Portraits" for free from 6:30 to 7:30 then join everyone in the Depot's Zelda Theater for a movie that provides a portrait of racism in our country today.

 

TOUR and TALK "Everyone's Dream Job: Professional Photographer"

When: Wednesday, June 9

5:30 PM

Where:  Duluth's downtown Depot DAI galleries (506 W. Michigan St.)

FREE and open to the public!

 

Learn about the life of a professional photographer. What does it take to be at the top level? Tour the photos on display in the Art Institute galleries and discuss all things photo with local expert Mark Fitzgibbons.

 

For more information on the Duluth Art Institute please call the business office at (218) 733-7560 or email getart@duluthartinstitute.org.

 

The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible through the support of contributing members of the Duluth Art Institute, A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Bush Foundation, City of Duluth, Depot Foundation, Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, 506 Campaign, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, River Road Foundation Fund, St. Louis County, and Wildey H. Mitchell Family Foundation.