May 14, 2002, Volume 19 number 16

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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 artist’s brother Burt Arvilla and family friend Michelle Lee, a local newscaster for KBJR, have preserved Arvilla’s paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks, as well as his unpublished manuscripts.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 Tweed’s “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.

music EVENTS

Call 726-8877 for reservations and further information.


theatre EVENTS

The Minnesota Repertory Theatre will perform Arsenic and Old Lace from June 19 - July 28 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Show times are 8 p.m. on June 19-22, July 5, 10, 11, 20, 25 and 2 p.m. on July 7 and 21. For tickets and further information call 726-8561.

The Minnesota Repertory Theatre will perform Pippen from June 27 - July 27 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Show times are 8 p.m. on June 27-29, July 12 - 13, 17 - 18 and 26 - 27. It will be performed at 2 p.m. on July 14. For tickets and further information call 726-8561.

The Minnesota Repertory Theatre will perform Love Letters starring Tom Isbell and his wife at 8 p.m. on July 6, 19, 24 and at 2 p.m. on July 28. For tickets and further information call 726-8561.

EVENTS workshops

Writers' Workshop on Lake Superior
Don’t miss the events that are part of the Duluth Writers’ Workshop on Lake Superior to be held June 12-18 at UMD. They all take place in the UMD Library Rotunda. Hear Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery read at 7 p.m. on Wed., June 12. Hear Henry Taylor, author of the Pulizer Prize-winning poetry book The Flying Change at 7 p.m. on Thurs., June 13. Hear Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulizer Prize-winning book of short stories A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain at 7 p.m. on Fri., June 14. Attend a session with Marly Rusoff, New York literary agent; and Leigh Haber, executive editor for Hyperion Books, at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 15. Hear Joseph Maiolo, fiction writer, and two Writers’ Workshop alumni, poets Ruth Roach Pierson and Sharon Chmielarz at 7 p.m. on Sat., June 15. Maiolo is the workshop director and UMD Publications Director Cheryl Reitan is the program coordinator. For information see or call 218-726-8996..

The Demise of Democracy: The Rise of Corporate Power
The Democracy Revitalization Project (DRP) is a conference series aimed at identifying the major forces eroding democracy and reversing them. This years conference will be held July 28-30 at UMD.

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, (218)525-4781, or

EVENTS classes

Learn about spring bird migration in the classroom and on field trips with local bird watcher Dave Benson at the Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors, May 19-24. Jamie Harvie will lead you into guided discussions of the most pressing environmental issues of our times: toxins, forest destruction, global warming and what is being done to protect future generations. Explore the Lake Superior shoreline with Andrew Slade, as you learn of the lake’s history of shipping, storms, lighthouses and its geology. Contact 726-6347 or for more information.

glensheen EVENTS

Glensheen’s tour hours are changing on May 1. The summer tour hours from May- October are daily from 9:30 a.m.-4pm.

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 Congdon’s 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.

special EVENTS

There will be a Sustainable Farming Association Farmers’ Market at UMD starting Wednesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. Farmers’ Market will be held every Wednesday through September. Anyone wishing to get an email reminder on
market day can send their email address to

The tenth annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards will recognize the Arrowhead’s entrepreneurs at a luncheon ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the DECC. Joel Labovitz, founder of Labovitz Enterprises, is scheduled to be keynote speaker. Call 726-7298 to make reservations. The Labo Awards celebrate the many contributions that entrepreneurs make to the Arrowhead.

For more information please contact Patricia A. Samberg Executive Administrative Specialist, UMD Center for Economic Development at 218-726-7298.

The UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library will host the 14th Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Award Celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, in the UMD Library’s entryway and first-floor reception area. This event will feature a book fair, awards presentation, and reception with harpist Georganne Hunter performing.

Seventeen titles were nominated for this year’s 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 One title nominated is The Original Betty’s Pies Favorite Recipes by Betty Lessard. Sample slices of Betty’s pies from the popular North Shore eatery will be served. For more information, contact Charlene Brown,, 726-8539.

Planetarium shows are offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 130 Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium. For more information contact or 726-7129.

A summer triathlon training program will be held June 10-August 3 at UMD. The Tri Team is a training program for individuals over the age of 18 who want to improve their skills and fitness levels in swimming, biking, and running. Beginners to experienced triathletes are welcome. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.

Rod Raymond and Kevin Preckel’s sports conditioning camp will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday from June 17 - August 8 at UMD.

This camp is for high school and college athletes, both male and female, wanting to get stronger, faster, and more flexible. Athletes involved in hockey, soccer, basketball, or football will greatly increase their overall fitness and ultimately excel in their sport by attending this camp.
Participants must register by June 7. For more information contact Rec Sports at 726-7128.



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