UWS Student Exhibition

The Superior Council for the Arts and North End Arts Gallery are showing University of Wisconsin-Superior student-artist paintings, weaving and sculpture until Feb. 11.

North End Arts Gallery is in the Red Mug Building at 1323 Broadway St. in Superior. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. T-TH-F-S.

Duluth Art Institute event was very special

Wednesday evening at the Depot there were four art openings in one … including the Member Show, and exhibits by Kathy McTavish, Steve Read and Emerging Photgraphers. Here is my take on the night. The DAI is a gift to our community in so many ways. Check in and check it out.

View from the balcony down into the Great Hall. Music by Tangier 57 permeated the scene as friends of the arts enjoyed the Member Show below.

Duluth Care Package

Let’s say you were sending a care package to someone. You want it to reflect Duluth. The female recipient is in college out of state and isn’t from Duluth (although her parents are recent transplants). What would you send?

Farewell, Newspaper Lady

The Newspaper Lady has died. When I moved here, I stubbornly continued to red MSP papers for a year. At every street festival, at every new student weekend on campus at UMD and LSC, she was there, giving out papers and tempting me with deals. After about four free papers and four smooth pitches, I became a DNT subscriber and never looked back.

Thank you, Newspaper Lady. You helped make Duluth home.

See: “Man held on suspicion of drunken driving in Duluth crash that kills woman, injures grandson” for details.

Fiasco Changes

Just a heads up: Friday night’s Homegrown Winter Fiasco has moved Murder of Crows (featuring Gaelynn Lea & Alan Sparhawk) to Carmody Irish Pub @ 11:30PM, and the Acceleratii to the Rex Bar @ 12:30AM. That’s why it’s called a fiasco, folks.

Duluth Blog Makes Outside Magazine

Thought PDD would like this.

Dahlberg Appointed to Port Authority

St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg has been appointed to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. This is an excellent move toward economic development in our area. Our state needs to put more business-minded individuals like Dahlberg into theses positions. Better yet, the state needs to get more business oriented across the board.

Google Kansas City: Poles & Tubes

Google Fiber work in KCK is delayed by dispute over how its wires are hung.

Duluth vs. the Midwest

January in Duluth rolls on, including a piece on Rich Narum’s monthly dip in Lake Superior for over 15 years.

I have an invitation to offer — I’m looking for Wisconsinites and other Midwesterners who have relocated to Duluth to talk about their process of adjustment, assimilation, and Duluthification. I was looking to record parts of this conversation, this Saturday, at Anchor Bar in Superior. Any immigrants interested in a drink and chat?


Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Perfect Duluth Day programming. For roughly 24 hours, PDD was blacked out to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act in the U.S. Senate, co-sponsored by senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

Now that the silence is over, rant and rave all you want in the comments.

Here are some news links:

Fox 21: “Websites Black-Out in Protest of Possible Internet Censorship
MPR: Delegation responds to Internet piracy bills
AP: Wikipedia editors question site’s SOPA blackout

What Canal Park Brewing Company will look like

Following up on a post from July 2010:

The Canal Park Brewing Co. has the beginnings of a website now, it is expected to open this summer, construction is underway and Wagner Zaun Architecture’s designs look like this:

Tiny Art Show Call for Entry

The Tiny Art Show, a large group exhibition at the Prøve Gallery showcasing small pieces of artwork, will be held Friday, Feb. 10. All mediums are welcome, including but not limited to; canvases, prints, custom toys, stickers, and sculptures. As long as it fits in a 12-inch by 12-inch box, it qualifies as tiny art.

This week: Homegrown Winter Fiasco, Delicate Grace, Gallery Celebration

Wednesday, Jan. 18
The Duluth Art Institute at the Depot hosts a Gallery Celebration with four new exhibitions and music by Tangier 57.

Friday, Jan. 20
Can’t wait for Spring to get your local music fix? Homegrown takes over the town for their Winter Fiasco. There will be poster art on display with music at Prøve Gallery. Mary Bue and Bliss & Sitter perform at Sir Ben’s. Carmody plays host to the People Say Fox and the Crunchy Bunch. The new venue of Tycoon’s will have Murder of Crows and the Acceleratii. Next of Kin and Jason Wussow & Friends play at the Rex. All free and all awesome.

Saturday, Jan. 21
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra performs pieces by deFalla, Rodrigo and Dvorak with Delicate Grace. Paul Metzger, Ring Toss Twins and If Thousands play at Short Circuit Duluth II at the Teatro.

Keep checking the PDD Calendar for more events.

Puebla Service Project fundraising ideas?

Hello Duluthians! My name is Astrid Mazariegos. I am a second year pharmacy student at UMD.

This year I am coordinating a trip to Puebla, Mexico. Usually, only students from the College of Pharmacy Twin Cities campus participate. However, this year I wanted to promote this great opportunity in Duluth. So far I have 15 classmates who have signed up.

Homegrown 2012 Band Registration Opens

Homegrown: The Apocalypse

Band registration for the 2012 Homegrown Music Festival is now open! You can register here. Homegrown is also seeking volunteers for the 8 day festival. Learn more here.