May 6, 2003, Volume 20 number 16

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“Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations” which includes nearly 100 Mountie illustrations that were created by sixteen different artists between 1931 and 1970, will be on display May 20-October 5. In conjunction with the exhibition, Afton Historical Society Press, together with the Tweed Museum of Art, have published a new book titled Looking North: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations. A book signing will be held on May 20 from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibition opening.

Authored by Karl Ann Marling, noted American popular culture scholar and Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota, the book will feature 140 color images and Marling’s insightful writing on the legacy of the Mountie illustrations.

“Selections from the Permanent Collection: Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics and Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” will be on display May 24 - October 5.

“Selections from the Collection: The Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics Collection” will also be on display May 24 - October 5.

“Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction” will be on display July 26 - October 12. Virtually unknown today, in the late 1800s Gilbert Munger (1837-1903) was honored by European nobility for his landscape paintings, which often adhere to tenets of the French Barbizon school in their naturalism, moodiness and formal qualities. Born in Connecticut, Gilbert Munger apprenticed at age 13 with an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution, and following the Civil War, developed his skills as a landscape painter by studying the work of the Hudson River School artists. After painting in the American West, Munger lived and painted in Europe for 16 years. His brother Roger had moved to St. Paul and then Duluth, a move which eventually caused many works by his brother to enter the collection of the Tweed Museum of Art.

As the site of the largest known collection of Munger’s work, the Tweed Museum of Art has organized a premier exhibition and national tour celebrating the work of this deserving but under-recognized American artist. Together with Tweed Museum of Art, Afton Historical Society Press has published a new book Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction. Authored by noted American art historian J. Gray Sweeney and collector Michael D. Schroeder, the book will be available for purchase through the Tweed Museum Store.

music EVENTS


“Choral Masterworks: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor,” one of Bach’s greatest achievements, will be performed by the UMD Music Alumni soloists, University Singers, UMD Symphony Orchestra, and Duluth’s Arrowhead Chorale at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and at 3 p.m on Sunday, May 11 in the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

For more information contact the UMD Music Department at 726-8208.


theatre EVENTS

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EVENTS lectures

Professor Francoise Gasse, of Aix-en-Provence, France, presents “Late Quaternary Hydrological Changes in the African Tropics and Subtropics: Implication for Atmospheric Circulation,” on Thursday, May 8 at 4 p.m. in 185 Life Science.

EVENTS classes

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special EVENTS

Vice Chancellor Vince Magnuson and Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin will host an all-UMD reception Wednesday, May 7 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Grigg’s Center to honor recipients of the UMD Outstanding Adviser award, the Blehart award, Tezla award, and other campus awards. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. A short program will begin at 3 p.m., refreshments will be served.

AFROTC’s Arnold Air Society is sponsoring a blood drive on campus on Thursday, May 8 from 8 - 11:40 am. If you are willing to donate, please come to the ROTC building to register. No appointment is necessary. Any questions, please call Ellen Czarneski at 723-6680 or Aerospace Studies at 726-8159.

American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics will be offered May 21-22 from 9 a.m - 5 p.m. The course is designed to prepare rescuers for situations in which an emergency medical services response is 30 minutes or more away. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills to enable participants to make decisions about emergency care in wilderness settings, including patient protection, protection of other members of the party, care of injuries for extended periods of time while waiting for rescuers and simple evacuation techniques. CPR techniques are not covered in this Wilderness First Aid Basics Course. Upon successful completion of this course participants receive a three year Wilderness First Aid Basics Certificate. Participants must be 15 years of age by the end of the course.

For more information or registration call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-6533 or visit

The 15th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) Celebration will be held Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the UMD Library.

NEMBA is a free community event, cohosted by the UMD Library and Friends of the Duluth Public Library. This annual celebration honors writers of books about northeastern Minnesota and brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, writers, illustrators, and appreciative readers.

Twenty-three book titles have been nominated for this year’s awards, and winners will be announced in two categories. For a list of nominees, visit the NEMBA Web site at Refreshments will be served following the program by speaker Lorna Landvik, a best-selling novelist. The Pie-Eyed Pipers flute ensemble will provide music during the social.

Free parking will be available in the general and pay lots at UMD. For more information, call 726-7889 or 726-6843.

The farmers market at UMD will be held in a new place this year due to construction. It opens on May 21 and runs each Wednesday from 2- 4:30 p.m. through September in Lot A, the Medical School pay lot. The lot is free in the summer, but will be pay entry when students come back in September. For more info or if you would like to be a vendor, email or call Deb Shubat at 726-7258 for more information.

Summer Fun and Adventure Day Camp for elementary age children will be held in June and July. The camp will have activities include rock climbing, swimming, adventure hikes and more.
For more information or registration call Recreational Sports and Outdoor Programs at 726-7128.


glensheen EVENTS

The Glensheen Historic Estate is now open daily from 9:30 a.m- 4 p.m. with Bedroom Slipper Tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 4 p.m.

Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

An Archaeology Festival will take place at Glensheen on May 17.

For more information call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.


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