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20th Anniversary Homegrown Illustration Show



Reception: Friday, April 27, 7 - 10 PM

**On View: April 27 - May 18, 2018

Prøve Gallery, 21 Lake Ave

The 20th Anniversary Homegrown Illustration Show will feature twenty different artist-rendered caricatures, depicting the region’s cultural luminaries dressed as the Homegrown Chicken mascot. The individuals were chosen for being instrumental in the success and growth of the Homegrown Music Festival and overall commitment to the regional arts scene. Illustrations will include Homegrown portraits of Duluth celebrities such as Homegrown Music Festival Director Melissa LaTour, Starfire, Walt Dizzo, Erin Naughton-Garrison, Twin Ports mayors Emily Larson and Jim Paine, Low, Robot Rickshaw, and more! The artists selected to create the illustrations represent the region’s emergent and established creative voices. The exhibition will feature illustrations by Moira Villard, Dave Moreira, Terresa Hardaway, Adam Swanson, Cam Rose, Chris Monroe, Joanna Harms, and many others! Illustrations will be available for purchase.


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Jonathan Herrera: Querida Presencia



Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, May 10, 6 - 9 PM

On View: May 10 - July 1, 2018

John Steffl Gallery

Querida Presencia explores various relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies. Bodies become politicized by either attempting to dislodge themselves from their dispossessed condition or by their cultural identities opposing a dominant status quo. Within a Latin Americanhistorical framework, Herrera constructs print-based objects, installations, and environments that echo lived experiences of those who are no longer with us.

Print-based processes translate the content through symbolically revealing the act of remembering in producing tracings and impressions. Slicing open wounds into wood, burning the surface of lithostone with acid, and the crushing of ink on paper under immense pressure, re-animates acts of violence that carries through an art-object’s final presentation.

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Tara Austin: Boreal Ornament



Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, May 10, 6 - 9 PM

On View: May 10 - July 1, 2018

George Morrison Gallery

Tara Austin earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Painting. Her early years in Grand Marais, MN instilled an appreciation of botany and a keen observation of patterns in the natural environment. Reflecting on her experiences in the Midwest, South America, and Europe, Tara seeks to communicate a form of natural beauty.

Her paintings are inspired by rosemaling, a traditional form of decorative folk art that originated in the rural valleys of Norway. Incorporating techniques from faux painting and reverse painting on glass, Tara hybridizes traditional techniques with a contemporary perspective. These customary processes became a means for developing a personal aesthetic focused on traditions of geometry, harmony, and craftsmanship.

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Upcoming Exhibits (Details to be Announced)

Chholing Taha, July 12 - Sept. 2, Morrison Gallery

Sonic Divide, July 12 - Sept. 2, Steffl Gallery


                                  

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Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Operating support is made possible in part by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. 



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