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  • January 24 - February 24, 2019 Reception: January 24, 5-8pm Depot Great Hall From seasoned artists to first time exhibitors this annual show is a celebration of our community's expressive self and artistic diversity. Expect a rich and personal collection of work created by members over this past year; from paintings to printmaking to ceramics, fiber, photography and more. Every member is invited to submit one piece that is ready to install.  Please note that DAI student members participate in …
  • Please join us for the Opening Reception of Darren Houser's "Real-Unreal". From 6-9 PM on November 8th, engage in conversation with the artist and their art, and enjoy hors-d'oeuvres with fellow patrons.     At the core of Houser’s thinking, he ponders reality. What does it mean to be here; coagulated matter, with the ability to question our very existence? How is the objective reality we experience created and maintained? To what amount and degree must we consider the inherent subjecti…
  • Please join us for the Opening Reception of Patrick Luber's "Exceptionally Ordinary". From 6-9 PM on November 8th, engage in conversation with the artist and their art, and enjoy hors-d'oeuvres with fellow patrons.   Perhaps one of the greatest ironies of Postmodernism is that it has allowed for a more open discussion about the relationship between art and religion- a topic largely ignored by Modernism. While organized religions have prescribed rituals, doctines, and visual traditions, the …
  • Aaron Squadroni lives in Mesabi Range in northern Minnesota. His art focuses on the themes of nature, industry, and memory, he creates drawings that explore the visible and unseen tensions in the mining landscape.
  • Land/People investigates the decline of family farming and the emotional and spiritual issues that underlie the human relationship to land, making, larger universal relationships visible through Breitbach’s and her family’s own experiences.
  • (Opportunity closes: September 14, 2018) Originating in 1919, the Arrowhead Regional Biennial is one of the longest running in the country and features the wide range of artwork being produced from the upper Midwest. Individual artists and collectives residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North/South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada are eligible to apply. The exhibit is open to all 2D & 3D work; traditional, new media, performance, emerging modes, and site-specific installation are en…
  • The term suspension of disbelief has been defined as a willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe something surreal. Thunder’s project will feature sound and what he calls ‘animated canvases’, a hybrid of hand painting and animation.
  • Karen Savage Blue grew up in Hartley and is excited to share this natural sanctuary with participants of all levels. Paint with an award-winning artist whilst sipping a beverage under the full moon. All supplies and one beverage included.
  •  The looms are wrapped and ready to weave! Enjoy the fun of weaving without the prep work…and with a glass of wine. Complete a rag rug placemat and get a taste of what weaving on a floor loom is about.
  • The Duluth Art Institute invites proposals from local artists to re-invent the 4th floor education space.  All local artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply.  Proposals incorporating methods and concepts evident in DAI exhibitions and contemporary art in general, to engage all ages are desired. Proposals might include self-guided activities or structured workshops for visitors performed by working artists. The duration of the proposal can last anywhere from a weekend to a year lo…