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INTERSECTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

6:00-8:00 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Main Gallery

Free and open to the public

 

Dyani White Hawk, Karen Savage and Steve Premo, who all have works on view in the current exhibition Intersections, will join us for a panel discussion at the Tweed.

 

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Dyani White Hawk currently resides in Shakopee, Minnesota. She is Sicangu Lakota, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. White Hawk earned a MFA in Studio Arts in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and BFA in 2-Dimensional Studio Arts in 2008 from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She served as Gallery Director and Curator for the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2011-2015. In May of 2015, White Hawk transitioned into full-time studio practice.

 

White Hawk is a 2019 recipient of a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship grant in the visual arts, a 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2013/14 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, and the 2012 Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Discovery Fellowship. Her work has been acquisitioned into the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Tweed Museum of Art, Akta Lakota Museum, the University of Wisconsin- Madison's Wisconsin Union Art Collection, and the Robert Penn Collection of Contemporary Northern Plains Indian Art of the University of South Dakota. She is represented by Shiprock Santa Fe and the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis.

 

Steve Premo is a member of the Mille Lacs Ojibwe band. Steve has been drawing and painting since he was a child.When he was little, he suffered a leg injury, which left himat his mother's side. With her guidance, he learned to make beadwork, birch bark baskets, quillwork, jingles, and bandolier bags. His wise mother, Rose Clark, took him to the medicine lodge In Mille Lacs when doctors in Minneapolis wanted to amputate his leg. His healing began, and Steve learned to walk again. This was the beginning of his life as an artist. In 6th grade, he went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art where he realized in a moment of inspiration that he wanted to "chronicle or be the recorder of Ojibwe life and conscience." He studied art at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Today, Steve's work combines traditional and contemporary art forms, painting, illustrations, textile design, and ceremonial blankets.

 

Karen Savage-Blue lives on the Fond du Lac Reservation in northern Minnesota. Her Native American heritage insists that she acknowledge nature by practicing respect and gratitude for the natural world. She was introduced to oil paints in high school and took many art classes. After graduating, she went to the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While attending the Institute, she met some of the most proficient Native American Artists of our time. Karen returned to the Great Lakes area and lived on her Reservation while attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she received her K-12 Teaching Art License. In 2012, she received a Masters of Education. She currently teaches at the local Fond du Lac Community College.

 

About our Moderator: Dr. Jill Doerfler is a professor and the department head of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is from the White Earth Nation and her scholarly interest is in American Indian, specifically Anishinaabe, identity and tribal citizenship. She currently co-coordinates Zaagibagaang, which is a grassroots community education and empowerment project.

 

 

29th GALLERY HOP FOR EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Free and open to the public

 

Tweed Museum of Art is featuring the exhibitions: Intersections, Manifest'o, as well as Space: Time and Place for this year's Gallery Hop for Earth Day.

 

FAMILY DAY/ART EDUCATION OPEN STUDIO

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1:00-3:00 pm

 

Dr. Alison Aune, Art Education Professor in the School of Fine Arts at the Unversity of Minnesota Duluth, and her Art Education students are offering this community event in the Sax Brothers Gallery space, in conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day. Participants are invited to make and take a beautiful Finnish Himmeli mobile to hang at home. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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TRUNK SHOW AT TWEED STORE

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1:00-4:00 pm

 

The Tweed Museum Store manager invites visitors to browse new merchandise at a trunk show in the Special Events gallery space.

 

 

Please note that this year the Department of Art and Design WILL NOT offer Open Studio as in the past, and the Annual Student Exhibition 2019 Reception and Awards Ceremony is scheduled the following week.

 

 

ASE2019 RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY

Sunday, April 23, 2019

3:00-5:00 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Main Gallery

 

 

TWEEVENING: OUT OF THE SHADOWS: ANNIE TRAQUAIR LANG & HELEN M. TURNER

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

6:30-8:00 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Court Gallery

Free and open to the public

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Webb is offering a Tweevening art talk titled Out of the Shadows: Annie Traquair Lang & Helen M. Turner.

 

While women and children are the subjects of many of the genre scenes in the Tweed Museum of Art exhibition, Quiet Simplicity, also on view are paintings by two women artists, Helen M. Turner and Annie Traquair Lang. These women, the focus of the Tweevening, were highly praised in their lifetimes but have since received little scholarly attention. Their contributions to American painting are overshadowed by their connection with their teacher, mentor, and travel companion, William Merritt Chase, a leader in American Impressionism.

 

Biography

Dr. Jennifer Webb is an Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Fine Arts at UMD.

 

Dr. Webb's research combines an exploration of the art, architecture and culture of Renaissance Italy with an interest in local Minnesota history. She teaches courses on Ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque art and architecture, as well as a class on the history of Urban Planning.

 

 


 

INTERSECTIONS: FAMILY DAY WITH ALISON AUNE & WENDY SAVAGE

February 2, 2019

1:00-3:00 pm

Register via EventBrite

Free and open to the public

 

Bring the family and join Alison Aune and Wendy Savage, both seasoned art educators, to the Tweed Museum of Art to participate in the first Family Day developed in conjunction with Intersections, an exhibition of contemporary Native art from Minnesota-based artists.

 

Families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of art activities throughout the museum, which are all based on works by artists on display in the exhibition. For example, participants may be interested in creating recycled toy sculptures, practice quill straw weaving, create a watercolor, and more. We’ll update our Facebook events page as we get more details about the activities.

 

Light refreshments will be served after the event.

 

Free and open to the public.

 

We will offer another Family Day on July 13, 2019. Save the Date!

 

Biographies

Alison Aune received her B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1984, her M.A. from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1987, and Ph.D. from Ohio University Athens in 2000. Aune is an Art Education Professor in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

 

She served as education coordinator at the Tweed Museum of Art from 1991 to 1999 before joining the UMD Department of Art and Design. Aune’s scholarly interests include museum-based teacher training, women artists in history, and Nordic art education. She and her students have developed curriculum and intergenerational learning experiences using Scandinavian, Portuguese, Turkish, Finnish and American Indian art.

 

Aune has received numerous grants and awards including the Art Educators of Minnesota Higher Educator of the Year award for 2015-2016, a Minnesota Artist Initiative grant, a Fulbright Scholar and Teaching award to Sweden, Grant in Aid grants to conduct a Cross-Cultural Study of the Socio-Aesthetic Goals of Art Education in Scandinavia, the UMD Outstanding Adviser Award, the UMD Albert Tezla Scholar/Teacher Award, the Art Educators of Minnesota Museum Educator of the Year award, and a Jerome Foundation International Artist Travel Grant. Aune has published chapters, articles, and on-line instructional resources on art education and museum-based learning for children and youth. The publication of her book, The Art of Cora Sandel: A Norwegian Painter and Writer, is forthcoming. She has exhibited her artwork in over 70 solo and group exhibitions in the U.S, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and she regularly presents guest lectures and workshops internationally, nationally, and regionally.

 

 

Wendy Lee Savage is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Nation, Lake Superior Band, and Fond du Lac Reservation. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her Master's degree in Education through the College of St. Scholastica is presently in progress.

 

Ms. Savage is a multicultural educator, consultant, and independent curator of the art and artists of the Ojibwe culture of this region. She has used her background in art to develop a culture-specific curriculum. She has served as an art consultant to Fond du Lac Reservation Group Home, Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Art Institute, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Minnesota Program Inc., and Northern Pine Girl Scouts. She has taught at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet and the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she is a professor emeritus.

 

Ms. Savage has worked as a curator as well as an assistant curator. She curated the exhibition Many Hands: Contemporary Art of the Anishinabeg in 1996 for the Duluth Art Institute. In 1998, she curated the Ombi Mazini-Kamigiwin for Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

 

Her own works of art have been displayed and awarded at both local and international levels. Her art has been exhibited in northern Minnesota at the Tweed Museum of Art; Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Duluth Art Institute; The Ojibwe Art Expo in Bemidji; the Plains Art Museum in Moorhead Minnesota; and in Cuba. She has participated in exhibitions in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Raven Gallery, the First Peoples Gallery, and at the American Indian Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA. In 1997, Ms. Savage was an invited artist for the Tweed Museum of Art exhibition in Cuba. Ms. Savage has also designed and stenciled the multi-million dollar expansion of the Fond du Lac Reservation's Min-no-aya-win Human Service Center. Her most current commission was to create paintings for the Fond du Lac Reservation's $14 million health clinic in Duluth.

 

 

 

 

RECENT EVENTS


 

 

 

Tweevening: Native American Art with Wendy Savage

December 4, 2018

6:30-8:00 pm

Register via EventBrite

Free and open to the public

 

Wendy Savage will talk about the exhibition Intersections, which is a display of contemporary Native American art from the Tweed Museum of Art Collection. Prior to inviting participants on a walk through the exhibit to share her views about some of the artwork, she will start with an introduction about her background, followed by her thoughts on contemporary Native art past and present./p>

 

Biography:

Wendy Lee Savage is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Nation, Lake Superior Band, and Fond du Lac Reservation. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Her Master's degree in Education through the College of St. Scholastica is presently in progress.

 

Ms. Savage is a multicultural educator, consultant, and independent curator of the art and artists of the Ojibwe culture of this region. She has used her background in art to develop a culture-specific curriculum. She has served as an art consultant to Fond du Lac Reservation Group Home, Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Art Institute, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Minnesota Program Inc., and Northern Pine Girl Scouts. She has taught at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet and the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she is a professor emeritus.

 

Ms. Savage has worked as a curator as well as an assistant curator. She curated the exhibition Many Hands: Contemporary Art of the Anishinabeg in 1996 for the Duluth Art Institute. In 1998, she curated the Ombi Mazini-Kamigiwin for Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

 

Her own works of art have been displayed and awarded at both local and international levels. Her art has been exhibited in northern Minnesota at the Tweed Museum of Art; Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Duluth Art Institute; The Ojibwe Art Expo in Bemidji; the Plains Art Museum in Moorhead Minnesota; and in Cuba. She has participated in exhibitions in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Raven Gallery, the First Peoples Gallery, and at the American Indian Contemporary Art in San Francisco, CA. In 1997, Ms. Savage was an invited artist for the Tweed Museum of Art exhibition in Cuba. Ms. Savage has also designed and stenciled the multi-million dollar expansion of the Fond du Lac Reservation's Min-no-aya-win Human Service Center. Her most current commission was to create paintings for the Fond du Lac Reservation's $14 million health clinic in Duluth.

 

 

 


 

 

122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Family Day with Alison Aune and Anne Labovitz 

October 6, 2018

1-3 pm

 

The Tweed Museum of Art invites families to join in the fun to meet and make art with Anne Labovitz, artist, Alison Aune, Art Education professor in the School of Fine Arts at UMD, and thirteen students, currently enrolled in the Art in Elementary Education program at UMD. This is a free community event that offers families the opportunity to create art related to 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders, a new exhibition by Anne Labovitz that seeks to promote peace and understanding across cultures. The artist conducted 60 Skype interviews with citizens and mayors from each of the Duluth Sister Cities International Organization, namely Thunder Bay, Canada; Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan; Växjö, Sweden; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara Isumi-City, Japan. Participants will be able to view the works created in each of the cities and, in turn, create artwork based on this project.

 

 

 


 

 

Tweed Sponsored Event

"Not Afraid To Look" Making Art That Speaks Truth To Power

October 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Kirby Rafters

Free and open to the public

 

Join sculptor Charles Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Nation-Kul Wicasa Oyate) with Alicia Rencountre-Da Silva (Mestiza and Muisca) on Saturday, October 13 at 11:30 in the Kirby Rafters to talk about the monument and how sculpture can be one of the ways communities come together.

 

Find more information: https://cla.d.umn.edu/american-indian-studies/news/not-afraid-look-charles-rencountre

 

 


 

 

122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Art Teachers Workshop & Reception  

October 14, 2018

1-3:30 pm

 

 


 

 

Greenlight New Music Festival Performance

October 15, 2018 7:30-8:30 pm

Tweed Museum of Art

Free and open to the public

 

The Department of Music at UMD is offering a concert at the Tweed Museum of Art, as part of a modern classical concert series.

 

 


 

 

 

Tweevening: Quiet Simplicity: The Paintings of David Ericson with Peter Spooner

October 16, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm
Tweed Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

 

Peter Spooner will join us to lead participants through the upstairs Court Gallery to present the five David Ericson paintings currently on view in the exhibition Quiet Simplicity: Life in 19th and 20th Century America. Spooner is well-versed in the art of David Ericson, as he curated an exhibition of works by the artist at Tweed and contributed to the development of the exhibition’s catalog entitled David Ericson Always Returning: The Life and Work of a Duluth Cultural Icon, published in 2005.

 

Spooner will share his knowledge on the artist and paintings on view, namely: Salting the Sheep, 1889; Morning of Life, 1907; Etaples, France, n.d.; Woman at Dressing Table, ca. 1930-1939; and Untitled (Plowing), n.d.

 

Biography: 

Peter Spooner is a freelance curator, writer, and art appraiser who currently teaches at the College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. He was Curator of the Tweed Museum of Art from 1994 to 2012. Spooner has organized a number of group exhibitions and catalogues around art and science themes, including Botanica and The Mathematical Instinct, which traveled extensively in the U.S. At the Tweed Museum of Art, he worked with historical European and American collections. He has developed groundbreaking projects and publications researching little-known American artists, among them Gilbert Munger, David Ericson, and Sr. Mary Charles McGough, and he has organized the travel for the Tweed Museum's French Barbizon and 19th century American collections to Japan and Italy.

 

 


 

 

Tweed Museum Members' Event

Cocktail and reception hour with artist Anne Labovitz 

October 25, 2018

5-6 pm

 

Tweed Museum members and donors are invited to join artist Anne Labovitz who is exhibiting her collaborative work in 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders.

 

Our patrons will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet the artist.

 

 

 


 

 

122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders

Opening Reception, PUBLIC WELCOME 

October 25, 2018

6-8 pm

 

Tweed Museum members and donors are invited to join artist Anne Labovitz who is exhibiting her collaborative work in 122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders.

 

Our patrons will have the opportunity to view the exhibition and meet the artist.

 

 

 


 

 

122 Conversations Gallery Talk with Anne Labovitz

November 10, 2018

1:30-2:30 pm

 

Anne Labovitz will join us at the Tweed Museum to give a talk about this six-year artist-led project, that she conducted in collaboration with the Tweed Museum of Art and the Duluth Sister Cities International organization..

 

Join the artist to learn more about this social engagement project that endeavors to bring understanding across cultures through hands-on art-making, interviews via Skype with citizens of Duluth Sister Cities, and traveling the exhibition to each site. The exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art is the culminating event that represents the elements from each city--participatory artworks, photographs, video and documentation--, including Labovitz's paintings inspired by each participating country.

 

 

 

 

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Contact us for questions about upcoming events:

Info: 218-726-8222 or 218-726-6552 or 218-726-7823

Email: tweed@d.umn.edu

 

Events are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

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