Under the radar: Little-known artists living in the Central Hillside
By ERIC LUDY
If you were looking for working artists, chances are you wouldn't go to Duluth's Central Hillside to find them.
Lining the streets are businesses with names like Last Chance Liquor, Mom and Pop's Market, and Pawnbrokers. You won't find any eclectic coffee shops or trendy art galleries here.
Stick around long enough, though, and you'll meet people like Jimmy Henry and Sandra Rennquist-Swenson. They're both talented artists living and working in the Central Hillside, but so far have received little attention from the art world at large. Even most locals have never heard of them.
"There's a lot being created out there that sort of falls under the radar," said Samantha Gibb-Roth, the director of the Duluth Art Institute.
Click on links below to learn more about Jimmy and Sandra--the two different artists working off the beaten path.
Jimmy Henry's Story
Jimmy telling his own story
What poetry is to Jimmy
Jimmy's poetry reading: "Unemployed Hunter Gatherer" and "One Less Drunk Irishman"
Sandra Rennquist-Swenson’s story
Sandra's sculptures at Washington Galleries