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Emi LymanLyman Snail Web
April 3 - August 28, 2014
Corridor Gallery
Opening Reception:
May 8, 5 - 7 PM

Emi Lyman was born and raised in Duluth, MN. She grew up visiting the Duluth Art Institute and the Tweed Museum of Art and was inspired at an early age to draw everyday objects by local greats such as Gendron Jenson and Kay Kurt.

She received her BA in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota, Morris and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. While at Cranbrook, Emi worked installing exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum and was able to run free with her interest in drawing on a larger scale. After moving to Minneapolis in 2008, Emi began working at the Walker Art Center as a gallery guard and installation assistant where she was able to interact with the Walker’s collections as well as traveling shows on an intimate level. There, she developed a deeper understanding of the edges of contemporary art as well as how viewers currently interact (or choose not to interact) with contemporary artworks.

Hero/Villain/Savior/Scoundrel

AT ZEITGEIST ARTS 
Images of Jim Carlson & Don Nesshero.villian whitneysaurer

Presented by the Duluth Art Institute & Zeitgeist Arts
April 5 - May 3, 2014
Zeitgeist Arts Atrium
Opening Reception: April 10, 7 - 9 PM, Zeitgeist Arts

Zeitgeist Arts and The Duluth Art Institute are presenting Hero/Villain/Savior/Scoundrel: Images of Jim Carlson & Don Ness in the Zeitgeist Atrium from April 3 through May 3. The show will feature portraits of Ness and Carlson from local artists. While some portraits may be light and humorous others may investigate power, leadership, and the role of an individual in society. The exhibit is meant as a celebration and investigation of our community. In order to have a strong show we hope to have a wide range of artists from the area represented.

First Spark

YouthArtK-12 Youth Art Show
Steffl Gallery
February 20 – April 20, 2014
Closing Event: April 17, 5 - 7 PM

A recent study published in the New York Times shows a causal relationship between students experiencing art and higher test scores. With education funding for the arts under constant threat, it’s refreshing to focus on the depth of talent we have in teachers and students. This exhibit celebrates the unique excellence that is coming out of our local and regional public schools.

The Space Around You

HowWeLive webKristen Pless
Sponsored by CPL Imaging
Morrison Gallery
February 6 - April 20, 2014
Closing Event: April 17, 5 - 7 PM

In this body of photographs Kristen Pless chose to work in the traditional platinum printing process giving her work a rich physicality. When taken together with her careful placement choices in the gallery, the exhibit becomes an installation experience for the viewer.

"Fundamentally, I am interested in how photography can serve as a link between our subconscious and conscious experience. I am curious about the tension that exists between these realities. In the work I create, my motivation is not to pre-visualize an image, but to record the environment around me. It is not aimed at capturing an exact representation of our surroundings, but at observing an atmosphere or emotional presence within a space."  - Kristen Pless