Art Posts

Rubber Chicken Theater at The Shack for 2 more weekends!

“QED” by Peter Parnell
March 13-15 and 20-22
Starring Brian Matuszak and Cheryl Skafte
Directed by Minden Anderson
Physics can be fun! At least when taught by Richard Feynman, the real-life Nobel Prize winning physicist who also frequented topless bars, played bongos, and appeared in college theater productions. Oh yeah, he also figured out the atomic bomb and the space shuttle Challenger explosion.
Call (715) 392-3463 for tickets and a delicious dinner!

Fashion Foward


Tickets are $20 in advance – $25 at the door

Aaron McLeod’s Senior Art Exhibition at the Tweed this Week

You're invited to Aaron McLeods Senior Art Exhibition

You're invited to Aaron McLeod's Senior Art Exhibition to be held at the Tweed Museum of Art this week.

Fellow citizens, it is time for Aaron’s senior exhibition. The amount of preparation and development he has put in is staggering and this promises to be one of the best examples of student work to come out of a UMD program.

The exhibition runs March 3rd-8th. Aaron invites you to attend the opening on Tuesday, March 3rd from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Don’t miss out, or you’ll miss out. So there.

Please be aware that some of the work will be rather challenging and although there are no uncensored explicit images, the show covers a wide range of imagery, subjects, and media.

Ads for Amazon

Cleverly disguised as an ad for a fantastic book by an amazingly talented artist and writer, Chris Monroe.  I work hard to promote the many excellent books I come across – a great number of them from within this region:  blogging (at least semi-regularly), writing a weekly newsletter and talking to people through facebook and twitter and, most rewardingly, at the store – talking about books and authors that I love and that people have shared with me.  It’s hard to then see a book that I’ve worked to introduce people to being used as a way to drive money to amazon.

I’m not saying you need to buy it at the store where I work.  Or buy it at Fitgers.  Or buy it up at the Mall.  Or even that it’s the end of the world to buy it from amazon.  But I do want to confront this notion that amazon is either neutral or the only game in town (which it most decidedly is not since it has nothing to do with our town whatsoever) when it comes to links about media, especially books. IndieBound lets you search all books in print and then, after you’ve learned a bit more about them, lets you find a locally owned, independent store of your choice.  You can search for varieties of local businesses across the US. You can add you favorite local businesses.  Authors can affiliate themselves with IndieBound and receive a portion of the sale (not being an author, I have to rely on rumor that the terms are more generous than amazon).

I’m not advocating amazon abstinence, but really try to measure your options more carefully. Get excited about local businesses. Get excited for local events. Celebrate our musicians, writers, actors, publishers, artists, etc. who really make this area so wonderful.

Bill Holm dead at 65

Bill Holm

I saw him read a couple of times since I first learned about his writing 15 years ago. Always captivating, always fascinating. Sometimes hilarious. Other times poignant.

He’ll truly be missed.

Details here. [via]

“from Duluth to Balad” Premiere March 5th

"From Duluth to Balad" Microposter

Crispy Kale Productions (aka Michael Latsch) is premiering his new documentary “from Duluth to Balad.” The video is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 80 and the Northland Anti-War Coalition. It goes up Thursday, March 5th at the Friends Meeting House, 1802 E. 1st St at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, and the showing will be followed by Q+A with the producer.

The documentary uses historic photos and modern combat footage to tell the story of how the wing started making deployments to Iraq in 2005. It examines the costs of that deployment, asks if Duluth can find a different way to sustain its economy.

see the trailer at Questions, contact [email protected], 218-260-7047

Featured Artist for March at Bohemia Arts

print by nick brakel

print by nick brakel

Nick Brakel will be displaying Spirit Boxes and Prints of recent work for the month of March at Bohemia Arts.

There will be an artists’ reception held Saturday, March 7th from 6-9pm. Join us for refreshments and speak with Nick about his work. Music by Dan Dresser, Stephanie Dykema, and Dave Mehling.

Hope to see you there!


Bohemia Arts
Fine Art Supplies*Gifts*Gallery
22 N 1st Ave W Downtown Duluth

*Though we are clearancing the store, there are more art shows to come, through May 2009. We hope you’ll help us go out with a bang by coming out and supporting your local artists!

What’s up at the Red Lion?

zeitgeist489357The Zinema will open in June, according to this Business North article.

“An Exceptionally Funny Show” – DNT


Just a reminder that there are only two weekends left to catch this outstanding comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire.

Thurs-Sat, Feb 19-28th, all shows at 8pm
Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.

Visit for more info or call 218-336-1414 for tickets.

BOLD-choice Theatre

Tonight is the Public Premiere of BOLD(Battling Obstacles Living with Disabilities)-choice Theatre’s Production of ROMEO AND JULIET’S TRAGIC COMEDY. It is at the Fregeau Auditorium at Marshall School, 7:30pm. Please come and celebrate the arts and diversity in our community!

White Man’s World DVD Release Party

wmw-poster-mesquite1Feb. 19
Red Star Lounge

DVDs available for $20 (also get your copy of God Rocked & Newton’s Disease!)

Show At Harbor City International Theatre Tommrow Night!


Drawing demo for kids


The Duluth Children’s Museum has an ongoing program called “Books Alive!” I’ll be doing a drawing workshop for kids (up to age 6) this Friday at 10:30 AM. At the Duluth Children’s Museum in the basement of the Depot.

Have kids age 9 to 12? Or know someone who does?

preserving creativity | spreading beauty

They can pick up an official Art Jam poster entry at Papa Murphy’s (Kenwood, Superior, West Duluth) and return it by March 13 for a free mini pizza!


St. David’s Day Open Reading

slps09stdavid2St. David’s Day Open Reading
on St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Somers Lounge, College of St. Scholastica

Come read an original poem, or one written by someone else. Limit three minutes per reader.

Click here for more info and to become a fan of the Spirit Lake Poetry Series on Facebook.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!