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60th Arrowhead Regional Biennial



 Sponsored by 

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November 13, 2014 - February 15, 2015
DAI Steffl Gallery & North Shore Bank of Commerce

Opening Reception & Awards:
November 13, 4 - 7 PM
4 – 7 PM at the Duluth Art Institute
5 – 8 PM at North Shore Bank of Commerce
5 - 7 PM Free shuttle between venues

The Duluth Art Institute is celebrating a milestone this fall – The 60thArrowhead Regional Biennial. Started in 1919, the Arrowhead Regional Biennial features some of the best artwork coming out of the upper Midwest. The exhibit celebrates a variety of mediums and artistic voices with excellence as the core theme. A snapshot of the community’s cultural zeitgeist, the 2014 Arrowhead Biennial showcases the work of 26 of the most exciting artists in the upper Midwest, drawing talent from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.  Three awards will be named on the evening of the opening reception, including a first prize of $1,000 sponsored by North Shore Bank of Commerce, a second prize of $500 sponsored by CPL Imaging, and a third prize of $250 sponsored by Lizzards Art Gallery & Framing.

Drawing at the Horizon

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George Morrison

November 13, 2014 - February 8, 2015
Morrison Gallery
Reception: November 13, 4 - 7 PM

George Morrison (1919 – 2000) is an international treasure celebrated in institutions in New York, Minneapolis, and Washington DC. Morrison’s understanding of abstraction and its unique connection to natural surroundings made him a leader in the modernist movement. His deep understanding of the horizon line and its universal appeal allowed his work to connect to broad audiences. The Duluth Art Institute is excited to present a show featuring drawings, notebooks, and source material for Morrison’s masterpieces. This connection to process is part of the mission of the DAI as we look at the act of making art as well as the finished product.

Meaning of Home

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October 20, 2014 – January 22, 2015
Corridor Gallery
Reception: November 13, 5 - 7 PM

Jo Wood's bead and fiber landscapes celebrate her connection to Nature. They serve as portals to the peace and beauty of Place. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is in the collections of Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN and the Mayo Clinics, Rochester MN. Her work has been published in Lark Books, NY 500 Beaded Objects (2004), and Beadwork Magazine, Interweave Press "Stitching a Sense of Place In Beads".


Wood was born in Berwyn, IL in 1952. In 1970 she moved to DeKalb, IL to attend Northern Illinois University and study weaving and studio arts. The North Shore of Minnesota has been her home for more than 20 years. Much of that time she lived in a rustic log cabin where she hauled water, heated with wood, and created her intimate scale landscapes in beads.