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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 * Volume 27, Number 16 | PDF

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art EVENTS

TWEED MUSEUM

EXHIBITS

"New Installation of Works from the Richard & Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection of American Indian Art" will continue through Aug. 16.

The collection feature, "Blue Dot: The Real Good Chair," which illustrates contemporary industrial design will be on display through Sept. 5.

"Brave, Strong, True: Selections from the Potlatch Collection of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Illustrations," includes paintings and illustrations of Mounties set against breathtakingly beautiful backdrops of western Canadian scenery. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 12.

"In 3D: Selections From the Collection" will continue through Sept. 13.

The exhibition, "You and Yours: A Curatorial Project on the Theme of Family by Patricia Briggs" will be on display through Oct. 17.

"Form and Surface: Selections from the Glenn C. Nelson Collection" will be on display through Nov. 7.

"Entertaining the Gods: Yarn Paintings of the Mexican Huichol" will be on display through Dec. 20. This exhibit showcases various symbolic paintings made with colorful strands of yarn by native Huichol (WEE-chol) people of Mexico. Bright, bold and joyful, they originally functioned as aids to spiritual leaders, as they communicated between the Gods of the Huichol peyote religion and earthly life.

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

music EVENTS

SIEUR DU LUTH OPERA SCENES
On July 29 at 7:30 pm, members of the Sieur Du Luth Opera Training Program will perform scenes and arias from your favorite operas at the UMD Weber Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased at 218-726-8561 or at http://www.umdartsfest.com.

SIEUR DU LUTH OPERA GALA
The festive conclusion of the Sieur Du Luth Opera Training Program will be held Aug. 1 from 2-4 pm in Weber Music Hall. The gala presentation will consist of opera arias with orchestra accompaniments. Tickets can be purchased at 218-726-8561 or at http://www.umdartsfest.com.

EVENTS, lectures, workshops

BOULDER LAKE ELC
There will be a free Dragonfly/Damselfly Field Workshop on July 31 from 9 am-4 pm.

Archaeology Series: Woodland Period will be presented on Aug. 15 from 1-3 pm.

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training will be held Aug. 24, 28, 31 and Sept. 7, 14, 18, 21, 28. The training will be instructed by Larry Weber and John Geissler. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 22 participants. For more information and to register, visit http://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/register/?courseId=208.

The Fifth Annual Agate Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 from 1-3:30 pm.

For more information about these events, visit http://www.boulderlake.org or email jdgeissl@d.umn.edu.
For directions to Boulder Lake ELC, visit http://www.boulderlake.org/maps/Directionsmap.pdf.

PLANETARIUM
The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium holds free public shows at the planetarium every Wednesday and Friday 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.

special EVENTS

MARKET DAY IN THE PLAZA
UMD's Market Day in the Plaza will be held every Wednesday through Sept. 29. Market Day consists of a farmers market, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more. The market runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m. or until sellout and is located in 1120 Kirby Drive, in front of UMD Stores. For more information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/. The event is sponsored by UMD Employee Wellness Program, Department of Human Resources, UMD Stores, Auxiliary Services, Office of Civic Engagement, and Sustainable Farming Association.

SIDEWALK SALE

UMD Stores Summer Sidewalk Sale will be held July 28 through Aug.1 in Kirby Plaza. Save up to 70% off UMD wear, gift, art supplies, snacks, bargain books, select textbooks, office and school products, and more.

SUMMER CASH FOR BOOKS
Textbook buyback will be held Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 from 8 am-3 pm in front of UMD Stores lower level. Online textbook reservations for Fall semester are now open and online textbook buyback is available at http://www.umdstores.com. UMD Stores textbook department offers new and used textbooks, digital textbooks, and new this year, a few titles will be offered as rental textbooks.

TALL SHIPS DULUTH
As part of Tall Ships Duluth 2010, UMD's School of Fine Arts presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, July 29-Aug. 1 at 6 pm at Bayfront Festival Park stage. This comic operetta is filled with tender-hearted pirates, wide-eyed young lovers, and the very model of a modern Major-General. The show is co-produced by the Duluth Playhouse. Admission to the operetta is included in the price of a Tall Ships Duluth 2010 ticket. To view various ticket packages, visit http://visitduluth.com/tall-ships or call 1-800-736-8636.

BOAT FESTIVAL
UMD will be participating in the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival on August 27-28. The race day will be held at Barkers Island on the 28th. The UMD Team consists of 22 paddlers and one drummer. Individuals who are interested in paddling and can commit to the race day, which can run from 7 am-7 pm depending on race times, are needed. No prior experience is required, but attendance at 2 one-hour practice sessions the week before is mandatory. This event raises money for digital mammography at St. Mary's Hospital of Superior. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact Wendy J. Larrivy at wlarrivy@d.umn.edu or Tracey Lundgren at tlundgr1@d.umn.edu.

UMD AT THE STATE FAIR

UMD faculty, staff, and students are invited to sign up for the UMD Booth in the Crossroads Building on Dan Patch Avenue at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. The booth is open from 9 am-9 pm. There are still some openings for evening hours (3-6 pm and 6-9 pm).

The UMD Marching Band will again entertain the crowds. Theatre students will also be back. For more information see http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/10/statefair2010.html. For additional information or to sign up for the booth, contact Cheryl Reitan, director of marketing and communications, at creitan@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8996.

EVENTS, faculty and staff

GLENSHEEN

GLENSHEEN EVENTS

On Saturday, July 31 UMD's Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin will host the Tall Ships Gala from 7-10:30 pm. Cocktails and hors d' oeuvres will be served, followed by a plated dinner and entertainment.

On August 2-3, 9-12, and 16-17, at 8 pm Gaetano Donizetti's opera L’Elisir D’ Amore – The Elixir of Love will be performed in the formal garden.

The Festival of Fine Art and Craft will be hosted on Glensheen grounds on Aug. 14 and 15 from 9 am-5 pm. The festival features some of the region’s finest artists and is attended by thousands every year. The event is free to attend.

The Glensheen 2010 Croquet Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 9 am to 4 pm. Dress the part by donning your croquet whites, and enjoy a champagne toast at the end of the day.

The historic Congdon estate, Glensheen mansion, is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am-4 pm.

For more information and prices for the events listed above, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/glen/, email glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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