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Selective Focus: Sadkin, “Carrera” video and single

Just released today, the first video, “Carrera”, from Sadkin, an art/pop music pursuit in Duluth.

Directed by Daniel Benoit, choreography by Andrea Miller and Erin Tope, featuring the members of the music group Sadkin – Max Mileski, Cory Coffman, Nicholas Hanson, Anton Jimenez-Kloeckl & Daniel Vopal. Lights by Jason Nordberg. Filmed at Spark Works in Duluth.

Selective Focus: Found on Flickr

Hey, remember Flickr? Here are some of the nifty things you might find when searching “Duluth.”

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Selective Focus: Shawn Stigsell

This week we feature work that you’ve probably seen around town recently, but may not know who was behind it. Designer Shawn Stigsell has been busy with some fun projects, and he tells us a little about his story, and the stories behind these designs.

SS: I have been working with digital print since 2002 when I attended UMD. A few years ago I lost my job as an editorial designer due to budget cuts. Needless to say it was the best thing that has ever happened to my career. I have grown as a designer since then. Being a freelance designer is challenging because you have to be able to take on the valleys of the grind and time between each project. The biggest reward is seeing that the handwork is paying off by the satisfaction of clients.

Selective Focus: Jeffrey T. Larson

Jeffrey T. Larson is a painter and founder of the Great Lakes Academy of Art, located in the former St. Peter’s Church, 810 W. Third St. Larson has been working and teaching a classical style of painting in that location since 2015. There will be a student-instructor exhibit at the school May 24-26. Larson talks about his classical training and how working and teaching fit together for him.

JTL: I was fortunate to have found and be accepted into one of the last ateliers (studios) left in the world taking on apprentices and training them in the manner of the old masters. It was a sort of visual Julliard. I work pretty exclusively in oil paints. The tradition that I studied in is really more about retraining your eye to see nature honestly and truthfully as it is about learning how to paint. My style is really my reaction to what I see as beautiful filtered through my personal aesthetics. More simply put, I would call myself a classical impressionist.

Selective Focus: Run, Smelt, Run!

Select Instagram photos from the Run, Smelt, Run! Parade and Party.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019: Brunch & Recovery

Select Instagram photos from day eight of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Roll Night

Select Instagram photos from night seven of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019: Rawk Night

Select Instagram photos from night six of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Soup Town Night

Select Instagram photos from the fifth night of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Westside Wednesday

Photos from night four of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Canal Park Night

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

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Craft District Night

Images from the second night of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Opening Ceremonies

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

Selective Focus: 2019 Frozen Four Champion UMD Bulldogs

Instagram images related to the UMD Bulldogs 2019 Frozen Four championship.

Selective Focus: Sometimes it Snows in April