Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Volume 26, Number 16 | PDF

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art EVENTS  


Art for Hire: Prints from the Minnesota WPA will be on exhibit from June 16 through September 6.

Force of the North: Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations, WPA opens June 16. It continues through August 30. Story Time at Tweed event will be held featuring the book Molly of the Mounties: The Story of a Horse with Courage on Thursday, June 18 from 10 - 11 am.

The Summer Collection Feature is a painting by Francois Boucher, Allegory of the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748. It is from the collection of Alan H. Zeppa.

Apart at the Seams: Drawings and Paintings by Allen D. (Big Al) Carter will be on display thru August 16.

Selections from The Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art will be on display thru Sept. 13.

Discovery at Tweed will be held from June 16 - August 11. Every Tuesday from 12 noon - 4 pm museum staff and UMD student interns publicly inspect and assess extraordinary objects from the museum’s collection.

For Tweed Museum information, go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music and theater EVENTS

The Sieur Du Luth Arts Festival begins June 30 and continues thru August 1.

An Evening with Kevin Kling with special guest accordionist Simone Perrin, benefitting the UMD Department of Theatre, will be presented Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 7:30pm on the mainstage at the Marshall Performing Arts Center. All seats $15. Call 726.8561 or visit http://tickets.umn.edu for tickets.

The Ice Fishing Play, directed by William Payne, will be presented at 7:30 pm on June 30, July 1-3, and July 7-12 and at 2 pm on July 5, 11, and 12 in the Dudley Experimental Theater in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Revisit a Minnesota tradition, the pleasures and pains of ice fishing, as seen through the eyes of Kevin Kling, the legendary Minnesota story teller.

A Chamber Music Concert featuring performers from the Northern Lights Music Festival will be held at 7:30 pm on July 13 in the Weber Music Hall.

A Jazz Concert featuring Ryan Frane and friends in a jazz performance will be held at 7:30 pm on July 20 in the Weber Music Hall.

Footloose will be presented at 7:30 pm on July 23-25, 29-31, and August 1 and at 2 pm on July 26 in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The popular musical, centered around the theme of a city boy who comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned is directed by Ann Bergeron. The UMD production takes an international turn when young artists from the Istanbul University State Conservatory join talented UMD theatre students in this rock ‘n’ roll classic.

For more info visit www.umdartsfest.com, call 726-8561 or visit http://tickets.umn.edu for tickets.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows every Wed. evening at 7 pm. Private shows are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. See list of shows at http://www.d.umn.edu/planet/programs.

The Farmers Market at UMD/Market Day in the Plaza is held every Wed. until Sept. 30 at the Kirby Bus Hub. The market offers local musicians, and artisans and supports local farmers. The musician schedule includes: June 17: Val Turcotte; June 24: Greg Tiburzi; July 1: Jim Hall; July 8: Hunter & Oftedahl; July 15: Dan Burrows; July 22: Jimi Cooper; July 29: Michael Monroe; August 5: Hatti Peterson; August 12: Galen White; August 19: Perfectini; August 26: Kathy McTavish; September 2: Ryan Jordan; September 9: Bill & Kate Isles; September 16: Colleen Myhre; September 23: The Electron; September 30: and Eric Rhame.

Growers can contact Leah Nelson of the Sustainable Farming Association at 940-2138. Artists can contact Teri Glembin at tglembin@d.umn.edu or 726-6507. For more info and to view a list of vendors, go to: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket. For general info, contact Lita Wallace at lwallace@d.umn.edu or 726-7822.

special EVENTS


An open forum, “Challenges to Aquatic Resource Management in Lake Victoria, East Africa and its Catchment”, will be presented from 10 am-12 noon on Thursday, June 18 in the library. The speakers are Tom Okurut, executive secretary of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission, and Dick Nyeko, executive secretary of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization who will provide an introduction to the challenges of managing one of the world’s great lakes. Lake Victoria is the world’s second largest lake and sustains the largest freshwater lake fishery on earth. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Bob Hecky at 726-7926. Sponsors are the Large Lakes Observatory, the Office of International Programs, and the Center for Freshwater Research and Policy.


Science-infused cruises aboard a Lake Superior research vessel will be held again this summer. The remaining schedule includes Bayfield, Wisconsin: June 20; Grand Marais, Minnesota: June 24, 25; Silver Bay, Minnesota: June 27; Superior, Wisconsin: July 16, 17, 18; Two Harbors, Minnesota: July 25, 26; Duluth, Minnesota: July 30, 31, and August 1. To purchase tickets and make a reservations for the three-hour A View From the Lake trips go online at: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/vfl, or call Minnesota Sea Grant: 218-726-8106. A View From the Lake 2009 is offered by the Minnesota Sea Grant Program and the University of Wisconsin Extension.


The United Day of Caring will be held June 24 and the UMD Alumni office has volunteered to clean-up Memorial Park in West Duluth. Volunteers are needed to help get Memorial Park in shape for the rest of the summer. For more information or to volunteer, contact the alumni office at 866-726-7164 or alumni@d.umn.edu.

UMD Alumni Association will host a hospitality tent at Grandma’s Marathon on June 20 as a meeting place for family and friends after the race. It is only two blocks from the finish line in the parking lot of Canal Park Lodge, but it’s away from the congestion. From 7:30 am - 11 am complimentary bagels and coffee will be served. From 8 am to 2 pm enjoy music and entertainment provided by KUMD 103.3 FM DJs and a cash bar. From 11 am to 2 pm a BBQ lunch, catered by Grandma’s Restaurant Co., will be available for purchase. Lunch is FREE to alumni UMD runners when they present their race bib! Email alumni@d.umn.edu to let us know how many friends and family may stop by.


The 34th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, sponsored for the first time by UMD Continuing Education and the Department of Social Work, will be held on July 27-28 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites -- Downtown Duluth. This year’s conference theme is Diverse Populations: Challenges for Rural Social Work in the 21st Century. A full conference schedule, including a pre-conference event, Holiday Inn lodging information, and various links to conference features, can be found at: http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/rswconference


This family friendly event will take place on Thursday July 9 at 6 pm. Join UMD Alumni in the Kennel Club for all-you-can-eat-and-drink while watching the Duluth Huskies versus the Madison Mallards. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at Wade Stadium in West Duluth. For more information call the Alumni Office at 218-726-7164 or email at alumni@d.umn.edu.

On Wednesday, June 24, the publisher and authors of Will to Murder will launch the fourth edition of their book at Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate. The event will feature a brief presentation and book signing by the authors; Gail Feichtinger, former Duluth-News Tribune crime reporter, and John DeSanto and Gary Waller, the men who investigated and prosecuted those responsible for the crimes. After the presentation, the authors will offer insight as guests tour relevant areas of the Congdon mansion. Will to Murder tells the story of the crimes that happened at Glensheen nearly 32 years ago. The youngest Congdon daughter, Elisabeth Congdon, and her nurse, Velma Pietila, were killed at Glensheen on June 27, 1977. The new edition of Will to Murder has the latest information on the still-evolving story. Two seatings are offered: from 6 - 7:30 pm and from 8 - 9:30 pm. Tickets run from $15-$25.

Glensheen will offer free Concerts by the Lake on Wednesday nights in July on the lawn beginning at 7:30 pm.

Le Nozze di Figaro – a comic opera by Mozart will be performed at Glensheen on Monday, August 3; Wednesday, August 5; Sunday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 11. The famous opera, set in Count Almaviva’s castle in Seville in the late 18th Century, is transported to the shores of Lake Superior during this once-in-a-lifetime production. Each act takes place in a different space at Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate, creating an intimate and memorable experience for the audience. Seating is limited, $50 per person.

The first tour at Glensheen begins daily at 9:30 am, and last tour begins at 4 pm. For info email glen@d.umn.edu or call 726-8910.

The free Festival of Fine Art and Craft will be held on Saturday August 15 from 9 am - 5 pm. The region’s finest artists participate in the show named a “best bet” by the Duluth News Tribune and attended by thousands every year.

For information call 218-726-8910, 1-888-454-GLEN or e-mail info@glensheen.org, or see http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/.

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