Friday October 26, 2018 Arts Walk

Look for flags outside these venues participating in October 2018 Downtown Arts Walk:

315 Gallery at the Washington Co-op (315 N Lake Avenue)

What you’ll see: Co-op member show, artists include: Monica Ares, Karolyn Carpenter & Sam Pranger. Paintings, photography, digital art.

AICHO Galleries / Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center / Indigenous First Art & Gifts (202 W 2nd Street)

What you’ll see: Powless Center gallery: illustrations by Ojibwe artist Jonathan Thunder from new children’s book “Bowwow Powwow” written by Brenda Child’s. In the front gallery: original work by Chilean artist Rodrigo Bello. Plus Indigenous First Gift Shop will be open with many new gifts for holiday shopping.

Alison Aune Studio (128 W 1st Street, 2nd Floor)

What you’ll see: Alison will be working on new paintings for her upcoming exhibitions in Grand Rapids and Leverett, Massachusetts. She will have small Nordic Baltic paintings and cards for sale.

Art in the Alley (230 E Superior Street)

What you’ll see: Becky Holst from Rose Among Thorns Creations will be our featured artist. She designs clothing with her local photos, Aerial Lift Bridge, Bentleyville Tree of Lights, Enger Tower, etc.

Blush (18 N 1st Ave W)  *open late night too!

What you’ll see: Open at 6PM! “Sail the Moon with Me” works exploring subjects of self preservation and self discovery by Alex Goldenwolf and Ascher Sinkkonen.

 Dubh Linn (109 W Superior St)

What you’ll see: Show of Photography works by Bre Berini!

Duluth Art Institute (DAI) (506 W Michigan Street)

What you’ll see: ONLY OPEN UNTIL 5 PM.  Last chance to see: “Amanda Breitbach: Land/People”, “Aaron Squadroni: Mesabi Land Portraits” On view till December 2: Nerburn: Nik Nerburn is a Camera”!

Duluth Coffee Company (105 E Superior St)

What you’ll see:  In the Cafe: Kelly Dupre, Lino Print with Watercolor InstallmentIn the Hallway: Samantha Nielsen, Watercolor Installment

Duluth Fine Pianos (331 W Superior Street)

NEW MEMBER VENUE! What you’ll see: Duluth Fine Pianos is the only retail piano dealer in the Northland. Its new showroom features a recital space that will be filled with music. Music is always happening. Housed in the Phoenix Building, which arose from the ashes of the Duluth Grand Opera, music has returned to the corner of 4th Ave W and Superior Street! Currently, the Zentangle Art of local artist, Esther Piszczek, graces the walls.

Joseph Nease Gallery (23 W 1st Street)

What you’ll see: 6 PM Artist Talk with choreographer Laura Goodman and painter Karen Owsley Nease, discussing their artistic collaboration. Goodman’s sensuous and powerful dance piece is titled “Curl, Uncurl and…”.

“Elemental Forces and Other Work” is a special limited-time exhibition of the Karen Owsley Nease paintings that inspired Goodman’s choreography.

Kirsten Aune Textiles (134 W 1st Street, in Magic Smelt Ship shop, second door to the west)  What you’ll see: WORKING ARTIST’S STUDIO! Original, vibrant hand painted textiles and designs!

Legacy Glassworks (32 W First Street)

Lizzard’s Gallery (11 W Superior Street)

What you’ll see: Powerful NEW work by Scott Murphy and Robin Murphy!

Nordic Center (23 N Lake Avenue)

What you’ll see: Justin Anderson presents “Viking Ships, Nordlands Boats, Wool Sails” featuring photographs, stories, questions and answers about recent American Scandinavian Foundation funded research travels in Denmark and Norway and community boat building in Duluth, Minnesota. Presentation begins at 7:00pm.

Pineapple Arts  (124 W 1st Street)

The Rathskellar (208 E 1st Street) *open late night too!  (132 E. Superior St, Corner of Michigan Street and 2nd Avenue East, under the red light)

The Red Herring (208 E 1st Street) *open late night too!

What you’ll see (and hear!): Jim Richardson’s cartoon art show! Beginning @ 8 PM, Boofest 2018, featuring Costume Contest, and a huge lineup of music including, Zeke Beats, Attom, jamesg, The Crunchy Bunch, C-SILENCE, NorthWood Beats, DJ Sox, Boost, and Shinobi.

 Rockingchair Studio (120 W. 1st Street)

What you’ll see:  Video excerpts from the Sophronia Project,  work created by Joellyn Rock in collaboration with multimedia composer Kathy McTavish and Netprov writer Rob Wittig with a crew of contributing actors and artists.

Studio 101 (101 E. Michigan St)

What you’ll see: WORKING ARTIST’S STUDIO!  Portrait and Landscape Work by Dorothea Diver, Goran Hellekant, Constance Johnston, Cot LaFond, Dale Lucas and Larry Turbes.

The Tight Squeek Press (128 W. 1st Street, Suite B)

What you’ll see: Tight Squeek Press Open House featuring hands-on card printing of an autumn theme hosted by Jon Hinkel, Proprietor.

Tischer Photographic Gallery (5 W Superior Street)

What you’ll see: Exhibition opening – A Retrospective of Southwestern Photographs by Ryan Tischer.

Wagner Zaun Architecture (3 W Superior Street)

What you’ll see: The fine woodwork of Josh Rude, as well as an original encaustic by his partner, Natalie Salminen. There will be an opening reception with Josh and Natalie, from 5-8 on October 26, and their work will be on display through the end of the year.

Zeitgeist Arts (222 East Superior Street)

What you’ll see: Cherie Hamilton Art Exhibit- “Nottie Pine and the Dreamtime.” Cherie has an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Art Education, and  illustrations from her novel “Nottie Pine and the Dreamtime.” Along with the illustrations, Cherie will feature a passage from her book next to each of her paintings.

Looking forward to seeing you at this month’s night of ultimate downtown fun!

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This is a walkable, year round event, welcome to all, 5 to 8 PM, + late night at participating venues, the final Friday of each month! Join us for a night of art & entertainment, featuring downtown art galleries, artist studios, cultural centers, eateries, bars and performance venues, as Duluth celebrates downtown arts culture!

Brought to you by the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective, a group of committed colleagues, representing over 26 arts businesses & groups, individual artist studios and cultural centers in the downtown neighborhood,  living into our mission to “unite, revitalize, and enrich the community through the arts.”

Look forward to seeing you on Friday October 26!

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