Tuesday, June 18, 2002 • VOLUME 19, NUMBER 17

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Due to the generosity of Glenn C. Nelson, UMD Professor Emeritus and collector of international ceramics, the Tweed Museum of Art is holding 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 through July 2. Mark Arvilla grew up in Tower, MN, and was a UMD Art Department student in the 1960s. His paintings range from color abstractions of the northern Minnesota landscape, to expressionistic works reflecting a landscape of inner turmoil, as he struggled to overcome depression in his later years.

“One Lake, Many People: Document Superior” an exhibit by UMD alumni Carrie Kohlmeier and Cynthia Lapp, will be displayed through July 28. 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.

Another exhibit that will be featured at this time is “Mountie Legacy and Illustrations.”

The two new shows that are coming in August include “Selections from the Permanent Collection: Photographs” and “Discontinuum: Photographs by Jane Calvin.”

For more information regarding the exhibitions and lectures mentioned above, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

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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 Pippin 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 and Pat Isbell 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

Local organizations bring Paul Wellstone and many other nationally known speakers to the DECC this summer for a conference.
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 speakers include: Paul Wellstone, John Stauber, David Korten, Marjorie Kelly, John De Graaf, Paul Templet, John Nichols, Monika Bauerlein, Ronnie Cummins, Joel Sipress, Jennifer Buckley, Bill Brakken, Barb Olsen-Browne, Theresa Amato, James Boyce, Mary Bottari J. Drake Hamilton, Beth Fraser, and many others.

Workshops will be conducted by panels composed of leading national activists. The workshops are designed to educate and engage conference participants, to identify solution strategies and the skills necessary for their implementation, to strengthen connections between those currently working on these issues, to establish new coalitions and working groups.

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 smageau@isfusa.org, (218)525-4781, or www.revitalizedemocracy.org

EVENTS classes

The 11th annual Educators' Institute will run July 8 - August 2, offering 29 one- and two-day courses and workshops. Most courses are available for undergraduate credit, graduate credit, or non-credit. Workshops are available in the areas of educational theory and practice, instructional strategies, diversity, special education, collaborative ideas, renewal and revitalization, technology, and arts and education. For a brochure, call 726-6536.

Introduction to E-Commerce will be offered from 2 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at the UMD Center for Economic Development office in suite 210, 11 East Superior Street, Duluth. If you'd like to create an e-commerce website for your business or organization, this is the place to start. For information call 726-7298 or 1-888-387-4594 or go to: http://www.umdced.com/newswire.

special EVENTS
The public is invited to attend a welcoming ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, for aboriginal students and faculty from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, in the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community Amphitheater. The event is jointly sponsored by UMD and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

The event will celebrate an Indigenous Peoples Exchange Program jointly developed by the University of Minnesota and Curtin University of Technology. Twenty-five UMD students and faculty visited Australian Aboriginal communities in May 2002. Centre for Aboriginal Studies faculty and staff hosted the UMD visitors while in Perth and on their extended field trip into the Outback Aboriginal communities.

The aboriginal visitors will spend two weeks in the northland. During their time here, they will visit American Indian Reservations; tour significant spiritual, cultural and historical sites; and, learn of the educational programs designed for and by the American Indian communities and the University of Minnesota. The Amphitheater is located at 2101 14th Street in Cloquet.

glensheen EVENTS


Glensheen’s summer tour hours from May- October are daily from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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 through September 2. Call 218-726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

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