May 14, 2002, Volume 19 number 16
Tweed Museum of Art September Schedule
Due to the generosity of Glenn C. Nelson, UMD Professor Emeritus and collector of international ceramics, the Tweed Museum of Art will hold a major collection of ceramic works from Scandinavia, Korea, Japan, and the U.S. This exhibition presents a selection from the original Nelson gift, donated in 1991, as well as works acquired through the Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Purchase Fund. Selections from The Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection will be displayed through July 28 in the Tweed.
The Regional Projects Series, Paintings by Mark Arvilla will be at the Tweed Museum from May 21-July 28. Mark Arvilla grew up in Tower, MN, and was a UMD Art Department student in the 1960s. Mark Arvilla, or MARVILLA as he signed his last works, created an astounding body of work during his lifetime. His paintings range from sensitively composed and color abstractions of the northern Minnesota landscape, to imaginatively expressionistic works reflecting a landscape of inner turmoil, as he struggled to overcome depression in his later years. The artists brother Burt Arvilla and family friend Michelle Lee, a local newscaster for KBJR, have preserved Arvillas paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks, as well as his unpublished manuscripts. A selection of these, most of which have never been exhibited, will be seen in this installment of Tweeds Regional Projects series.
One Lake, Many People: Document Superior an exhibit by UMD alumni Carrie Kohlmeier and Cynthia Lapp, will be at the Tweed May 21- July 28 with the opening reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2. This exhibition presents photographs and writings by the two alumni of the UMD Art Department who circumnavigated Lake Superior by bicycle in 2000, documenting the people, places and events they encountered along the way.
From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 there will be an opening reception and museum store event for the Regional Project Series exhibitions and the Mountie Legacy and Illustrations exhibition at the Tweed. This even is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.
Call 726-8877 for reservations and further information.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE; A CLASSIC COMEDY
PIPPEN; A SHOW STOPPING MUSICAL
LOVE LETTERS; A MAGICAL ROMANCE
Writers' Workshop on Lake Superior
The Demise of Democracy: The Rise of Corporate
The long-term goal of the DRP is to build and maintain a coordinated set of working groups composed of individuals and organizations from the following areas: Electoral Reform, Globalization, Corporate Governance, Media Reform, Simple Living, Corporate Subsidies, Environmental and Social Externalities.
Invited speakers will begin by describing the major components of the problem. The workshops, conducted by panels of leading national activists, will focus on identifying key policy and community outreach goals, effective strategies for achieving them, and building broad based coalitions of folks with the skills required for their implementation.
The long-term outcome of the DRP promises to be a coordinated effort by all involved to mitigate the dangers of excessive corporate influence, and to strengthen the democratic process.
This years topics will be: Money and Politics, with Paul Wellstone, Global Free-market Capitalism with David Korten, Corporate Governance Structures: Shareholder Dominance with Marjorie Kelly, Corporate Manipulation of Media/Public Opinion with John Stauber, Consumerism with John De Graaf, and Corporate Welfare with Paul Templet.
The solutions-oriented workshop topics with be: Electoral Reform, Empowering Local Production, Policies for Fair Global Trade, Corporate Governance: Implementing Stakeholder Rights, Making Media Serve Democracy, Adopting Public Policies for Simple Living, Eliminating Corporate Subsidies, Eliminating Environmental Externalities, Eliminating Social Externalities, Making Science Serve Democracy.
The Democracy Revitalization Project is a collaborative effort between the UMD's Center for Ethics and Public Policy, and the Institute for a Sustainable Future. For more information contact Sue Mageau at email@example.com, (218)525-4781, or www.revitalizedemocracy.org
ELDERHOSTEL AT SUPERIOR SHORES RESORT
NEW AT GLENSHEEN
Go beyond the ropes and take a peek into closets and drawers every Saturday at 3:45 p.m. with the Bedroom Slipper Tour.
A specialty exhibit, A Closer Look: The Congdons Children- Pets and Pastimes, will run from May 24-September 2. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.
AWARDS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
For more information please contact Patricia A. Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development at 218-726-7298.
BOOK AWARD CELEBRATION
Seventeen titles were nominated for this years award, and many of the authors, illustrators, and publishers will be attending. Books will be available for purchase throughout the event. For a list of the nominees, view the NEMBA Web site http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/nemba/home.html. One title nominated is The Original Bettys Pies Favorite Recipes by Betty Lessard. Sample slices of Bettys pies from the popular North Shore eatery will be served. For more information, contact Charlene Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 726-8539.
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