July 11, 2003, Volume 20 number 17

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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 through 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.
“Selections from the Permanent Collection: Glenn C. Nelson Ceramics and Studio Glass from the Collection of Don and Carol Wiiken” will be on display through October 5.
“Gilbert Davis Munger: Quest for Distinction” will be on display July 26 - October 12. 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 with an engraver at the Smithsonian Institution, and following the Civil War, developed his landscape painting skills by studying 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 Tweed collection.
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.

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The farmers market at UMD will be held in a new place this year due to construction. It will run each Wednesday from 2- 4:30 p.m. through September in Lot A, the Medical School pay lot. Parking in the lot is free during 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, e-mail Wendi@duluth.com or call Deb Shubat at 726-7258.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to explore fascinating themes through art, music, and dance. See the wild west through the brushstrokes of Gilbert Munger. Sing and dance to the sounds of African drumming. Paint, print, sculpt, dance, sing and create in the UMD School of Fine Arts Academy. Classes are held Monday - Friday from 9 a.m.- noon in July and August. For more information contact Kathy Neff, Department of Music at 726-7090 or Susan Hudec, Tweed Museum of Art, at 726-8527.

Explore Duluth’s waterfront and Park Point in a single or tandem sea kayak. Excursions will be held Fridays from 1-5 p.m. July 18, August 8, 15, 22 and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. July 12, 19, August 9, 16. Paddle next to the William A. Irvin, the Aerial Lift Bridge, and ships from around the world. Learn about the natural history of Superior Bay and the world’s largest fresh water sand bar. One child age six or above may participate on tours if accompanied by a parent. Participants will meet at the Aquatic Center. For more information contact Outdoor Programs at 726-6533.

Since intercollegiate men’s hockey made its debut at UMD, nearly 500 players have worn the Bulldog uniform. This summer UMD Head Coach Scott Sandelin is hoping to get many of those former Bulldogs together for the Annual Bulldog Hockey Alumni Golf Outing. The two-day event will kick off on July 18 with an informal dinner and conclude the next day, July 19, at the historic Northland Country Club with 18 holes of golf.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Coach Sandelin at (218) 726-8579.

The UMD School of Medicine is holding the Seventh Annual Golf Classic on Monday, July 21, at the Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St. in Duluth. The shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. and the event includes the opportunity to win a new car! Dinner and a silent auction will follow. Play the fantastic Northland course and contribute to the Medical Student Research Fund which enables UMD to support research and scholarships for medical students.
The $175 per person entry fee ($55 is tax deductible) includes greens fees, cart fees, use of the driving range and putting green, entry in the hole-in-one contest, dinner and prizes. Limited registration.
New this year is an opportunity to obtain CME credits by attending the morning CME session entitled, “Inflammation: From Bench to Bedside”.
People can still participate by attending the dinner at a cost of $35 per person or departments and organizations can also sponsor a golfer (medical student, resident, or a golfer of your choice) for $175. Of course, any donations to the Medical Student Research Fund are appreciated and are tax deductible. Questions? Contact Lori Isaacson at
218-726-7572 or e-mail lisaacso@d.umn.edu.

The UMD College of Pharmacy, will host an open house on Tuesday, August 5, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in 386 Kirby Plaza. Please stop by to meet our new faculty and staff, view our facilities, and enjoy some refreshments as we celebrate the Pharmacy program’s expansion to the Duluth campus.

UMD is sponsoring a Dragon Boat in the Second Annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival, August 22 - 23. The fun begins Friday night with the ancient waking of the dragon ceremony, a team parade, live music and fireworks. On Saturday, 100 dragon boats will shove off from Barkers Island. After the race, enjoy food, an awards ceremony and post-game festivities. All registrants will receive a t-shirt.
The UMD boat, made up of alumni, students, faculty and staff, is filling up fast. For more information contact Amy Partch, apartch@d.umn.edu, 315 Darland Admin. Bldg., 726-7164 or check out www.lakesuperiordragons.com.

University for Seniors (US) will host their fall convocation on September 6 in Bohannon 90 . The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and the opportunity to visit with fall session study group leaders.
At 10 a.m. Deb Decker, a local FBI agent, will discuss the topic of “Homeland Security in Our Backyard”. John Kiheri, UMD Department of Police, will join her during the question and answer session. Note: the U.S. fall session begins on Monday, September 29. The U.S. convocation will be followed by a luncheon. Reservations must be made in advance. The event is open to the public. Call 218-726-6347 or e-mail: cschweig@d.umn.edu for information.

UMD and cultural organizations in Palermo, Italy, including the Accademia di Belle Arti and the Conservatario Statale di Musica, “Vincenzo Bellini,” are hosting an Italian American Festival. It is a collaboration of students and faculty that will produce several theatrical and musical events, in Duluth and Palermo, in early 2004. An international academic conference is planned to occur simultaneously with the Italian American Festival cultural events in Duluth, April 29 - May 1, 2004.
The conference, “Crossing the Waters: the Cross-Cultural Connections of Lifeways, Society, and the Fine and Folk Arts in the Mediterranean and Across the Atlantic” will explore the connections, transmissions, and transformations of cultural traditions and social institutions among Mediterranean societies, to and within the Americas through immigration and other processes, and between the “fine” and folk arts. Many academic disciplines are appropriate for the conference including: history, anthropology, popular culture, folk literature, Italian-American studies, film, opera, visual arts, education, immigration studies, sociology, music, theatre, dance, linguistics and language studies, and more. In keeping with the multi-disciplinary approach of the conference, we invite scholars from the sciences, business and economics, and medicine, as well as the humanities and social sciences to participate.
For further information, contact UMD, or papers@italiafest.us, or go to http://www.italiafest.us. Abstracts of 200 words or less may be submitted electronically or by mail by September 30, 2003.


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.

On Tuesday, July 15, camp runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is open to children ages 8 through 12. This new “learning & fun” program gives kids the opportunity to travel back in time and gain a better understanding of life in Minnesota during the early 1900s. Hands-on-History activities include a tour of Glensheen, crafts, games, stories, snacks and more. The cost is $24 for Friends of Glensheen and $30 for non-members.
An additional day camp is planned for Wednesday, August 13. Reservations have to be made at least one week in advance. Please call 726-8921 to register for either date.

Glensheen’s popular Concerts by the Lake Series continues. Concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, July 16, Wednesday, July 23 and are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or picnic for a family event.
Glensheen’s free parking lot fills quickly for these concerts and guests are encouraged to arrive early. Additional parking is available along 32nd Avenue East above London Road. Rain may cause postponement or cancellation of concerts. Please contact Glensheen at 726-8910 for additional information.

Glensheen’s Ninth Annual Festival of Fine Art & Craft is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be over 50 artists to exhibit and sell unique pieces of art. Musical performances will enhance the atmosphere. There’s free admission to Glensheen grounds during the event, free parking and a free shuttle bus. Call 726-8921 for more information.

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