Selective Focus Posts

Selective Focus: Festival of Sail

A smattering of images via Instagram from the weekend’s Festival of Sail in Two Harbors.

Selective Focus: Dirtbike Boyfriend

Bret Holland pops a wheelie while finishing a dirt bike race

Photo by Gary Walton

Bret Holland, or “Dirtbike Boyfriend,” is a multimedia artist based in Duluth. His art — encompassing doodles, denim painted clothing, music and more — explores themes both personal and political. And yes, he does ride dirt bikes.

Selective Focus: Noihsaf Bazaar

Noihsaf Bazaar is a community-based resale marketplace focusing on independent designers and small labels. Founded in Duluth by Kate Lindello, Noihsaf has recently launched its own online platform to better provide a more curated experience for its unique community.

Selective Focus: Grey Days

Foggy, rainy, cloudy … but not necessarily gloomy. May was a lot like April. Collected here are select images from the past month, via Instagram.

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.

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