Russell Prather’s “Rope” takes Arrowhead Regional Biennial prize

Russell Prather's "Rope." Photo by Tim White.

Russell Prather’s “Rope.” Photo by Tim White.

Russell Prather’s “Rope,” a hanging piece made with acrylic on layers of polyester film, took the $1,000 first-place prize at the Duluth Art Institute’s 61st Arrowhead Regional Biennial last week. Prather is a professor at Northern Michigan University who teaches British literary and visual culture of the 18th through 20th centuries.

Juror Dyani White Hawk selected three artists from the biennial exhibit to receive awards and cash prizes. Five honorable mentions were also selected.

The second-place prize, in the amount of $500, was awarded to Keren Kroul’s “Lingering Reflection,” a large-scale, multi-paneled watercolor on paper. The $250 third-place prize was awarded to Kathy McTavish’s “B r 1 n k ::: s t 1 t ch,” an installation of two wall-mounted chrome books.

Honorable mentions were:

The 61st Arrowhead Regional Biennial remains on display through Feb. 9.

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Paul Lundgren

about 5 years ago

Update: North Shore Bank of Commerce purchased “Rope” for $1,000. It will join the bank’s growing art collection. North Shore has been collecting works from the Duluth Art Institute's biennial for many years. The majority of them are on permanent display at the bank, scattered throughout various offices and foyers.

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