Selective Focus Posts

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Recovery and Smelt Parade

Select Instagram images from day eight of the Homegrown Music Festival and the annual Run, Smelt, Run! Parade and Party.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Roll Night

Select Instagram images from day seven of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Rawk Night

Select Instagram images from day six of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Soup Town Night

Select Instagram images from day five of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Westside Wednesday

Select Instagram images from day four of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Canal Park Night

Select Instagram images from day three of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Craft District Night

Select Instagram images from day two of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2022 Opening Ceremonies

Select Instagram images from opening day of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Joya by Hand

Photo by Menique Koos (@meniquekoosphoto)

Mari Doffin is a polymer clay artist from Duluth who loves to play with shapes, colors and themes. She primarily creates earrings, which are sold online and at a number of local boutiques.

Selective Focus: Emily Koch

Left: Photograph of Emily Koch. Right: “Self Portrait” 20×28. Oil on wood panel.

Emily Koch is a surrealist painter from Duluth. She studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, graduating in 2020 and has worked as a freelance artist since then. She is drawn to all things queer, feminine and counterculture.

Selective Focus: Aaron Kloss

Aaron Kloss is a Duluth-based landscape painter with a distinctive, contemporary style. He draws inspiration from the natural world, particularly North Shore forests and wildlife.

Selective Focus: Presidents’ Day Blizzard of 2022

Somewhere in the range of 17 inches of snow fell on Duluth from Feb. 22 to 23, blowing into tall, fluffy snow dunes. Collected here are a few images from around the region, via Instagram.

Selective Focus: Winter Recreation and Icy Silliness

Sledding, paddling, lollygagging … drifting off on an ice chunk. Collected here are a few images from Instagram of simple winter pleasures.

Selective Focus: Seeking River Stories

The St. Louis River Alliance typically organizes an annual Winter Walk event in February, but the rise in COVID-19 cases led the organization to cancel it for the second year in a row. Instead, stories, photos and videos are being collected throughout the month to to be shared on the alliance’s social media accounts to encourage people to get outside and enjoy winter.

Featured in this post as examples are photos by the alliance’s development director, Alyssa Johnson.

Selective Focus: Beargrease 2022

The 38th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is underway. Collected here are a few select photos via Instagram. The 300-mile race is expected to finish on Feb. 1 in the afternoon.

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