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Earth: Clay + Science

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CLAY: AN EARTH MATERIAL: Artist Dan Paulson + Associate Professor of Geology Dr. Andrew Breckenridge
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., DAI Galleries, Duluth Depot

POLLINATORS & POP-UP PICNIC: Artist Anna Metcalfe + Dan Shutte, landscaping company owner
Thursday, April 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Great Room of the DAI Lincoln Center for Arts Education

WATER: Artist Kimberlee Roth + Ecologist Tom Hollenhorst
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Great Room of the DAI Lincoln Center for Arts Education

The Duluth Art Institute presents a series of three Thursday evening conversations, “Earth: Clay + Science,” that explores interconnections in ceramics and earth science. The series is organized by ceramic and mixed media artist Maria Brown and is managed by DAI Exhibitions Director Catherine Meier. The series is free and open to the public.

Saturday Morning Art Films

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Saturday Mornings, 10 AM
$5 @ Zinema 2 - 222 E Superior St.

The tradition continues! Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film series, and discover fascinating details about artists or art movements. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Feb 25: Frida
March 4: Pollock
March 11: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
March 18: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
March 25: Downtown 81
April 1: American Splendor
April 8: Exit Through the Gift Shop
April 15: Pussy Riot: The Movement

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Wiki Edit-A-Thon for Arts & Equality

Wiki Edit a Thon

Wiki Edit-A-Thon for Arts & Equality
March 5, 2-5 p.m.
DAI Lincoln Center (2229 W 2nd St)

The public is invited to join an afternoon of communal Wikipedia editing related to contemporary art and feminism. The objective is to combat Wikipedia’s gender gap by improving coverage of women in the arts. The Art+Feminism organization has been organizing these events since 2014 and have hosted 140 across the globe, including in the Twin Cities via the Walker Art Center. This will be the first session to be held publicly in Duluth, with a focus on women artists, as well as artists of color and those from traditionally marginalized communities. The DAI will have two ipads available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and ideas for entries. The event is open to all genders, ages and abilities, and no Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. UMD professor Dr. Jamie Ratliff will provide a free tutorial, and reference materials and free Wi-Fi will also be available.

Artist Statement Workshop

Make a Statement
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Monday, April 10, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
$10/Session - choose one session
Registration Required: 218-733-7560
@ DAI Galleries - 506 W Michigan St.


Join Amber White to discuss the importance and various functions of the artist statement while demystifying the writing and editing process. Instruction will include multiple approaches to writing an artist statement, Dos and Don’ts (and Whys), discussion surrounding the voice of the artist, and peer-to-peer review.

Please bring two printed copies of your artist statement as well as two to four images of current work.

*In order to maximize time for in-class discussion and personalized feedback, artists with a current artist statement are encouraged to send a copy to the instructor, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., at least two days prior to the workshop.

Limited to 15 participants for peer-to-peer feedback.

Art Reading Group

Mondays at 5:30 PM, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, and April 17
Free @ DAI Galleries - 506 W Michigan St.

Per the initiative of a new member, the DAI launches a new Artist Reading Group! The first meeting will take place on Jan. 30 to discuss “The View From the Studio Door” by Ted Orland. What does it means to be an artist in a community? How can artists express their beliefs and ideas through their art to make a cohesive statement and communicate to others? Orland also discusses the exciting possibilities when artists get together to share ideas, experiences, feedback and encouragement. This first meeting will be facilitated by Colleen Nelson, a DAI member, painter, fiber artist, and art teacher in the Duluth Public Schools. Additional books will be announced.