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Vern Northrup: Akinomaage 

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 5 - 8 PM

Artist Talk: March 12, 6 PM

On View: January 17 - May 5, 2019

George Morrison Gallery

Vern Northrup honors the land’s ability to act as a story teller, using his photography as an interpreter to communicate what is effectively described in Ojibwe as Akinomaage - to gain knowledge from the Earth. Shooting only with the camera on his smart phone, Northrup captures the rhythm of nature, the preservation of tradition and the relationship between resilience and sustainability in the setting of where he grew up. Northrup effectively creates nostalgia for those familiar with the area while fostering curiosity for those who aren’t; relaying messages from the Earth to bring awareness and wonder for all to see.

Image: Vern Northrup, Stocton Island, photograph

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Emerging Photographers

On View: March 21 - May 5, 2019

Opening Reception: March 21, 6 - 7:30 PM

Corridor Gallery

The Duluth Art Institute continues its ten-year relationship with the photography department at the University of Minnesota Duluth to showcase emerging voices in the medium of photography. This year, DAI welcomes Anne Dugan, independent curator and adjunct art department faculty at the College of St. Scholastica and University of Wisconsin-Superior, as juror. Dugan states, “The artists in the 2019 Emerging Photographers exhibition are striving for balance between a constructed reality and a search for what lies beyond perception. They employ historic techniques and contemporary digital manipulation to execute these experiments in their chosen medium.”

Image Credit: Stevie Twining



  The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible in part through the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2018.

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