Creating Apart: Karen Savage-Blue

Karen Savage-Blue is one of the artists featured in the Tweed Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, “Creating Apart: Local Artists Respond to a Global Pandemic.” In this video by documentary filmmaker Mike Scholtz, Karen talks about a painting she created as a direct response to the pandemic.

This is the sixth in a series of nine short videos, each featuring a local artist who found themselves creating apart. As we post them here on PDD, they will also be added to a permanent page, Creating Apart. These shorts are just a small part of a larger project called “Stories of Wisdom from Bodies in Separation: Archiving the Coronavirus Pandemic Through the Lens of Humanities” which was organized by UMD professors David Beard and Devaleena Das. They received a Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund this project.

Ten local oral historians are currently conducting interviews for this project. Look for additional articles and artwork inspired by those interviews on Perfect Duluth Day throughout the fall and winter.

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David Syring

about 3 weeks ago

I've been enjoying all of your videos of artists, Mike! I love this one! Karen's perspective on the world seems to be powerfully conveyed in what she says, your shot selection, the musical accents. Thanks to both you and Karen for making art to help anchor all of us in our humanness during these crazy times.

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