122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders
September 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019
122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders is an artist led project based on the art of engagement — art derived from the process of interconnection and cross-cultural dialogue. The project celebrates the combined 122 years of relationship with Duluth’s five sister Cities: Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan, Växjö, Sweden, Petrozavodsk, Russia, Thunder Bay, Canada and Ohara Isumi-City, Japan. The project is a catalyst for positive social change, one individual at a time.
Tweed Museum of Art
(Press kit contents: Press release, selected images, artist biography)
(Zipped file of five images.)
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.
October 14, 2018 | 1-3:30 pm
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.
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812-2496
Info: 218-726-8222 or 218-726-6552