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Art and Pop: The Influence of Pop Culture on Contemporary Arts


A Gallery Talk with Author Alicia Eler

Tues., Jan. 9, 6 - 7 PM

DAI Galleries

The DAI and its newest program, Ambient Intelligence Writing Cohort, is thrilled to host Alicia Eler as a visiting writer. Alicia is currently the visual arts critic for the Star Tribune and dozens of publications nations wide. Alicia leads a lively and inspiring discussion about her approach to writing. Here newest book, The Selfie Generation, ties together her insights into writing and the elements of story that draw readers into her work. Join us for this wonderful hour of writing exploration while meeting one of Minnesota’s finest visual arts critics.


Art and Pop: The Influence of Pop Culture on Contemporary Arts



A Gallery Talk with Andy Sturdevant

Tues., March 6, 6 - 7 PM

DAI Galleries

Exciting and energizing emersion into writing about art outside the gallery walls is what Andy Sturdevant delivers! The DAI Ambient Intelligence Writing Cohort welcomes him for an evening fun and enlightening perspectives in writing the story of visual arts beyond gallery walls. Andy currently serves as the Artists Resource Director for Springboard in St. Paul. He has been published in Archetecture MN, MinnPost and the City Pages. He has published two books Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow and Downtown: Minneapolis in the 70’s. Join us for an hour to work on heightening your awareness of the art around you and hone your writing practice.

Empty Bowl 2018


Make it!

Empty Bowl Throw-a-Thon 

for experienced potters

Saturday, January 20, 10 AM - 4 PM

Calling all potters! Come for an hour, come for the day ... either way please join us at the Duluth Art Institute’s ceramics studio as we prepare for the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser. Free, no registration required.

Make it!

Empty Bowl Open Studio

for experienced potters

Thursday, starting January 4, 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturdays, starting January 6, 9am-1pm

For experienced potters who wish to contribute bowls to the event. Call 723-7110 for more information and directions to the studio.

Learn how!

Lessons in Bowl Making

Tuesdays 6 - 8 PM

Sessions: Feb. 6; Feb. 13; Feb. 27; Mar. 6

Lack experience with clay but still want to contribute to the cause? Schedule a one-night lesson with our instructors. All bowls will be contributed to Empty Bowl. $35 fee includes one ticket to Empty Bowl plus instruction and supplies.

Glaze it!

Saturday March 17, 10 AM - 4 PM

Experienced glazer? Join our Glaze-a-Thon at the Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Building!

Preview it!

Sea of Bowls at the Depot

Monday, April 16, 5 - 7 PM

This evening preview includes a wine and cheese reception, and bowls starting at $25.

Bid on it!

Silent Auction at the Depot

Monday, April 16, 5 - 7 PM

Tuesday, April 17, 10 AM - 6 PM

The juried Best of Bowls will be on display for your bid. All donations benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

Empty Bowl – the main event – at the Depot

Tuesday, April 17, 10 AM - 6:30 PM

$20/Ticket

Enjoy this community tradition while sampling locally made soups and breads and selecting your forever bowl. Hosted by the Duluth Depot, benefiting Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. Tickets are available at the door.



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