Friday December 13, 2019 Arts Walk

Take Part in Art and join us Friday, December 13, 5 to 8pm, for the last Downtown Duluth Arts Walk (DDAW) of 2019!
There’s a ton of phenomenal ART happening in downtown, and it’s a perfect opportunity to finish up your holiday shopping too! The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) invites you to come out and experience a variety of arts and entertainment, stay for dinner and drinks or a show during this month’s night of ultimate downtown fun!
Scroll Down for full list of venues open on December 13…

❄️Aaron Kloss Studio at Old City Hall – open studio with new paintings, prints, cards, and hand painted ornaments for the art walk. Also in the ballroom will be a half dozen local artists as well that evening… should be fun!

❄️Blush – music, drinks, art and fun!

❄️Duluth Coffee Company – Duluth Coffee Co will be exhibiting two artists. Cameron Conlon has spent the last four years as a full-time apprentice at Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art and just recently painted a mural in downtown Duluth. Tom Moriarty has spent the last several years in Duluth and you may recognize some of his work from the Brewer’s Garage as well as Taco Arcada. Come and see their fantastic work!

❄️Duluth Fine Pianos w/ Esther Piszczek will be open for the Dec 13th DDAW. No live music, but, music nonetheless, refreshments and good conversation.

❄️Joseph Nease Gallery – kathy mctavish opening reception, “count. map. pulse. breathe.”

“A frayed thread”: Whether the split wires of a computer circuit board; a single line of code from a spooling cacophony of code-driven conversation; a thread of cello or wind in a digital fugue; one out of hundreds of layers of digital shapes – scrolling on monitors and through projections (grey, then black, then blue, red, yellow); a circle stitched into fabric and batting and pooled chording; the tied ends of a loom-woven shawl/covering/scroll – this is the metaphor that unites and runs through the body of Kathy McTavish’s multi-layered trans/media installations.

With this new body of work by Kathy McTavish, Joseph Nease Gallery is pleased to present yet another thread in the tapestry of mediums and concepts that McTavish uses to communicate her particular concerns and interests as an artist. The subtext of the work includes threads of interest and concern that remain for the artist. Among other things: queer identity, ecological collapse, the creativity and inventiveness of the human mind, relationship between humans and technology, the future of the things we create (artificial intelligence). Perhaps AI can be steered toward generative and life-giving mutual understanding and partnership or queered towards an organic intelligence, an embodiment of the complex and rich ecological world.

❄️Nordic Center – Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) will be open for the final Friday DDAW November 29th 5-8pm at the Nordic Center! Everyone is welcome to view the hygge (Danish cozy) village, create a Nordic holiday craft, and enjoy some pepparkakor (Swedish ginger cookies)!

❄️ Legacy Glassworks – Handblown glass pipes and art featuring new drops from Northern Waters and Crux Glass!

❄️Lizzards will be featuring paintings by Elizabeth Kuth at this month’s Downtown Duluth Arts Walk. The paintings will be on display through December 31. Elizabeth has chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Battered Women’s Shelter.

Elizabeth Kuth, a lifelong resident of Duluth, recently packed up her car and moved to Texas. Drawing since childhood, she studied at Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a few years and later down the road earned her Masters in Art and Art Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Elizabeth says she paints from the gut. The process of painting, for her, is a very primal activity. “I learn about myself as I paint,” she said. It’s a very determined process for finding out more about yourself.

❄️ Pineapple Arts – Amber Pelfry Acrylic Pour Paintings. Stop by for discount Art Supplies Sale: 25% off during the Arts walk on Friday Dec 13, 2019

❄️Pineapple Arts Studios – Holiday Studio Sale with John Hinkel.

❄️ Tischer Photographic Gallery – Embrace the beauty of the season with Ryan Tischer’s latest landscape photography!

❄️Zeitgeist – check out the latest exhibit, “Be a Warrior” from Warrior Printress!

“Our letterpress/art exhibit titled ‘Be a Warrior’ has three threads running through it:
1. Joy and Love
2. Advocacy and Activism
3. Collaboration and Community

The photos in the exhibit are snapshots….moments in time that try to capture the feeling behind the words in the artwork and they are in the hands of people whom we either worked collaboratively with to create the final print, or who embody its meaning.

The concept of this exhibit was Inspired by an image that was sent to us via Instagram of a little girl named Lula, holding our “Be a Warrior” poster. Her mom had gifted Lula the poster, and shared with us that Lula had embraced the concept of being a warrior ever since discovering that that was the meaning of her name. We found that moment – seeing how our artwork had connected with her – priceless.

The feeling we hope you come away with is perhaps best summarized by the words of artist, Corita Kent : ‘Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond boundaries,’ and that you embrace each opportunity to “Be a Warrior,” for everything that inspires your life.”

Stop by a bit early (before 5 pm) to see these awesome exhibitions recently opened:
❄️At AICHO Galleries: “Mniidoos and Wiigaas Art Opening: Rabbett Strickland & Pat Kruse” continues. (Gallery open until 5pm)

❄️At Duluth Art Institute: “Laura Andrews and Paula Gudmundson: Integrated Vision”. (Galleries open until 5pm)

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For up to date information about participating venues and programming please visit our Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Facebook page, @DowntownDuluthArtsWalk or our website, https://downtowndulutharts.org

The Downtown Duluth Arts Collective (DDAC) is a grassroots organization, representing downtown arts businesses, galleries, individual artist studios and cultural centers. It is an exciting time of growth for arts groups in downtown Duluth. From the HART District on one end and the Duluth Art Institute on the other, the downtown arts community is thriving. The DDAC produces the Arts Walk as a way to live in to their mission to unite, revitalize, and enrich the community through the arts. We are focused on building upon the City’s existing assets and reputation as an arts-friendly place in which to live, work and play while remaining inclusive of and equitable to all.

For more information, please contact: Amanda Hunter at 218-461-8380 or manager@josephneasegallery.com.