December 10, 2002, Volume 20 number 8

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The exhibits, “Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” and “Joel Philip Myers: New Works, 1996-2000” run through December 21.

Sarah Bauer, professor, Department of Art and Design, and media/multimedia artist will be displaying her works now through January 12.

Bauer has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen since 1996 and has traveled extensively to countries including South Africa, Israel, Europe, Thailand and most recently Nepal and Tibet. Bauer’s mixed-media installation works will be featured in this exhibition.

The exhibit “Body of Clay - Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and Art from the Saint John’s Pottery” will show January 14 - March 23. A reception will be held at the at 6 p.m. on February 4 in the Tweed for Bresnahan at which time he will give a short lecture. “Body of Clay - Soul of Fire” features 46 works by artists associated with St. John’s Pottery over the past twenty years, including works by eleven artists sponsored by the Grotto Foundation, and by twenty artists who have held Jerome Foundation-sponsored residencies at the pottery studio. Some of their work echoes Bresnahan’s style with its subtle coloration and irregular splashes of natural ash glaze achieved from being fired in the studio’s massive wood-fired kiln. Others reflect the independent directions taken by artists after working at the studio. Richard Bresnahan presents an artist lecture on February 4 at 10 a.m. in the Tweed Museum of Art.

The exhibition is accompanied by the recently released 230-page book Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John’s Pottery, written by Matthew Welch The book is available for purchase in the Tweed Museum Store.

The Tweed Museum of Art will have Weber Music Hall architect Cesar Pelli drawings and models on display in the Balcony Gallery through December 15.

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

Dot’s teenage life is knocked wildly off balance by the shocking diagnosis that she is slowly going blind. Through a comically charged tug-of-war with her mother and her wild menagerie of friends, Blur explores Dot’s struggle to create a happy, healthy family. This Melanie Marnich masterpiece will be performed in the Marshall Performing Arts Center December 10 - 14, at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets or information call 726-8561.

EVENTS workshops/lectures

The Department of Geology will offer presentations throughout the year. All presentations will be at 4 p.m. in 175 Life Science, with coffee at 3:50 p.m.

On Thursday, December 12, Kim Smith and Jill Flater, Department of Geological Sciences, will present “Iceland.”
For more information on any of the Geology presentations contact Claudia at 726-7238.

EVENTS classes

Duluth’s Office of Human Rights presents “What Is It and Why Do We Need It?” on Wednesday, January 15, at 1:15 p.m. in the Griggs Center. Mureen Bye, Duluth’s first Human Rights Officer, will discuss her role in the efforts by the city of Duluth to enforce the Human Rights ordinance passed in 2001. Bye has served three terms on Duluth’s City Council, four years as the Executive Director of the Arrowhead Food Bank, and most recently completed training as a mediator in civil or family law disputes as qualified by the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

Tim Schandel presents “The Depot That Endured,” on Wednesday, January 29, at 1:15 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom C.
Learn the 110-year history of this Duluth landmark from Schandel, a life-long resident of Duluth and a 25-year employee of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

UMD faculty member Ann Anderson is joined by Judith Arnold present “Sophisticated Ladies,” on Wednesday, February 12, at 1:15 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom C, as a salute to women composers. Both women are accomplished musicians and performed this recital program in the Tweed last year.

University for Seniors Lectures are commonly held on Wednesday afternoons, are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45 minute lecture. For more information contact Carole Schweiger at 726-7637.

glensheen EVENTS

The sights and sounds of the holiday season will greet you at Glensheen Historic Estate. Glensheen will be decorated for the holidays. Holiday brunches will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy the festive décor throughout Glensheen’s main house, then settle down in the winter garden for a holiday brunch. Self-guided tours start at 9:30 a.m., brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter months. Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

The UMD School of Fine Arts presents Mardi Gras 2003 at Glensheen on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event includes music, theater, art & design, silent auction, French-Acadian cuisine and an ambiance in the tradition of New Orleans. Prepaid reservations are required and will be limited. Call 726-8921 for more information.

special EVENTS

UMD Professor of English, Joseph Maiolo will read Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory in the Weber Music Hall at 4 p.m. on December 12. The event is free and open to everyone.

Learn how to reduce your waste on campus and at home at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, in Campus Center 25. The Facilities Management Recycling Department will talk about recycling at UMD and their new program focusing on white paper recycling. A representative from Minnesota Waste Wise will also discuss the three R's. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.



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