Tuesday, July 29, 2002 • VOLUME 20, NUMBER 18

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TWEED MUSEUM OF ART SCHEDULE
“Looking North: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations,” which includes nearly 100 Mountie illustrations, 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, and 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. A Free Family Day, with activities based on the exhibition, will be held from 2 - 4 p.m. on September 20.

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. 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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UMD FARMERS MARKET
The farmers market at UMD runs 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.

FINE ARTS ACADEMY FOR KIDS
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.

DULUTH WATERFRONT TOURS
Explore Duluth’s waterfront and Park Point in a single or tandem sea kayak. Excursions will be held Fridays from 1-5 p.m. August 8, 15, 22 and Saturdays from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. 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.

NEW UMD GLBT ALUMNI GROUP MEETS
A group of UMD alumni have formed an organization called Q.A.: UMD GLBT Queer Alumni and Allies. One of their goals is to bring the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus to campus to perform a concert that will benefit the GLBT student scholarship fund. The next meeting of the group is at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 at Sir Benedict’s on the Lake. Meetings will be held throughout the year. Everyone interested is invited to attend. For information contact UMD alumnus Bill Shipley at 879-9451 or Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu or 726-7300.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY OPEN HOUSE
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.

THE RACE IS ON
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 the Alumni Office, alumni@d.umn.edu, 315 Darland Admin. Bldg., 726-7164 or check out www.lakesuperiordragons.com.

UNIVERSITY FOR SENIORS CONVOCATION
University for Seniors (U.S.) 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.

GLBT FALL WELCOME
GLBT Services will host a 2003 Fall Welcome Reception from 4 - 6 p.m. on September 16 in the Griggs Center. Come and enjoy food, beverages, and mingle. Meet other students, faculty, staff and community members.

WITNESS FOR PEACE IN LATIN AMERICA
A Witness for Peace delegation will take two trips to Latin America next year. Susana Pelayo-Woodward is leading a delegation to Mexico from August 16-25, and Lyn Clark Pegg will lead a group to Nicaragua from January 7-17, 2004. The purpose of both programs is to examine the effects of globalization on women’s lives in these two countries. Both programs are currently recruiting individuals who are interested in joining these delegations.
For more information, contact Susana at swoodwar@d.umn.edu, and Lyn at synsails@charter.net.

ITALIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
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.

glensheen EVENTS

SUMMER TOURS
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.

CONCERTS BY THE LAKE
Glensheen’s popular Concerts by the Lake series concludes Wednesday, July 30 on the Glensheen Carriage House lawn. This final performance is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or picnic for the family event.
Contact Glensheen at 726-8910 for additional information.

LIVING HISTORY KID’S DAY CAMP
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 next camp day is Wednesday, August 13. The cost is $24 for Friends of Glensheen and $30 for non-members.
Reservations have to be made at least one week in advance. Please call 726-8921 to register.

FESTIVAL OF FINE ART AND CRAFT
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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