Art in October!

Fall is officially here! There are plenty of multi-day art tour opportunities this month, starting this weekend! May art light up your life!

And here's a quick peek at what I'm doing and where I'll be this month:

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-9 p.m.
Zentangle (R) & Wine with Esther Piszczek, CZT, Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road (RSVP required)

Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.
Jazz@DFP, Duluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street
Musicians: Ryan Frane, Piano, Joe Pettit, Bass, Jonathan Campbell, Tenor Saxaphone

Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m.
Art only tonight! Jazz will happen on Friday, October 18!

Mondays, October 28-November 25, 6-8:30 p.m. (4 weeks; No class Monday, November 4)
Advanced Zentangle (R) Pattern Drawing with Esther Piszczek, CZT, Lincoln Park Middle School, 3215 West Third Street 

October 31 Payment and Registration Deadline!
November 9, 2-4:30 p.m.
Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, Norway Hall (Lake Superior Ballroom), 2nd Level of the Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Avenue
"Learn about the Gingerbread City in Bergen, Norway. Decorate a gingerbread house for display with gingerbread master, Patrick the Gingerbread Man. Join the festivities in Norway Hall (2nd level aka Superior Ballroom.) Pre-payment of $20.00 per house is required by October 31 to reserve your gingerbread houses. Use PayPal (here) or mail a check made payable to “Nordic Center”: Nordic Center Duluth, 23 N. Lake Ave. Duluth, MN 55802.Sorry, no walk-ins. Questions: roseyrita@mac.com"

Details on all of these events, and more, below!

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All events, including my classes, are listed in chronological order, click on colored text throughout to link to more information. Visit the Creative Education Opportunities page to find classes to explore, the Reoccurring Events page for events that happen routinely, and the Farmer's Markets page for where to find local and organic produce/products.

Wednesday, October 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
Demo Night: Embroidery Machine, Duluth Maker Space, 3001 W. Superior Street
"Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to see to this week's demonstration! Our members demonstrate products, machines, and techniques. Usually hands on opportunities and always fun."

Thursday, October 3, 6-8:30 p.m.
Yoga and Writing WorkshopIt Takes A Village Healing Collective, 114 W. Superior Street, 2nd Floor (Above Duluth Sign and Stewart Taylor Printing)
"This donation-based yoga practice and guided free-form writing workshop is generally held on the first Thursday of every month. It is intended to be an opportunity to slow down in order to reflect and reconnect through the use of yoga and prompted journal writing. Each month will have a different theme, with the goal of building self-awareness and appreciation.

"Materials will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring a journal (if they have one) and anything else desired for their comfort. This workshop is taught by Alyssa Johnson, RYT500. E-mail alyssa@blindspotcreatives.com with questions."


Friday, October 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Design 02: Type and Color Workshop for Beginners, Prøve Gallery, 21 N. Lake Avenue
"Blackbird Revolt will be hosting its second community workshop building off of Design 01. This workshop is meant for beginners and folks looking to strengthen their graphic design knowledge. This will dive heavily into the use of typography and color to communicate effective messages. Participants will leave the workshop with a new understanding of type and color through the creation of their evocative type poster."

Recommended Materials: sketchbook and pencil
Required Materials: iPad/Tablet (with Adobe Draw, Photoshop Express, Procreate, Canva, or related apps) OR laptop computer (with Adobe CC programs, Canva access, or related programs)


Registration is $25 for the general public and $15 for Blackbird Revolt Members. If you do not want to purchase workshop tickets online, you can register here and pay at the door. 

"This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a 2018 Arts Learning Grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds."

Friday, October 4, 5:30-7 p.m.
Art Opening: Overstories: Tales of Trees, Duluth Folk School, 1917 W. Superior Street
Exhibit by artist Kristen Anderson and "tree tales" by retired U.S. Forest Service Member John Zasada. Followed by live music by Sprig of That. On View: October-November 

Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Agate Bay Crafters Craft Show, Larsmont Historical Schoolhouse, 701 Larsmont Road, Larsmont (up highway 61)
"Quilting, pottery,mittens, clothing, candles, lotions, accessories, bake goods, photography, jewelry and more."


Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, all day
Bayfield Apple Festival, Bayfield, WI
"A celebration of the autumn harvest and Bayfield’s agricultural heritage, tour the orchards and wineries, peruse fine arts and crafts while sampling local foods at more than 60 food booths. Live music by the Blue Canvas Orchestra of Big Top Chautauqua and a carnival round out the offerings. Schedule of Events

"Special events include the crowning of the Apple Queen, and apple peeling contest and a Saturday evening fish fry at the historic Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. The festival culminates with the Grand Parade, featuring a mass band with 400 participants playing On Wisconsin, marching down historic Rittenhouse Avenue, to Lake Superior." View map

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cooter Tonder & Friends Art Sale, 2 locations, see below!
Blue Skies Glassworks, 4360 Thomas Lake Road, Two Harbors
Featuring artists:
Jody Freij-Tonder and Michael Tonder – Recycled glass jewelry and kiln formed glass
Ken Dumdie – Fine leathers
Brenna Klassen-Glanzer – Contemporary silver and copper jewelry
Doug Becker – Blown glass
Karin Kraemer – Majolica pottery and wall tiles
Alice Strand – Miniature fabric sculpture

Cooter Pottery and Handweaving, 2046 Fors Road, Two Harbors
Featuring Artists:
Dick and Debbie Cooter – wood-fired stoneware, handwoven rugs, blankets and clothing
Jim Grittner – Stoneware pottery
Tim Lloyd – Vessels and jewelry in silver, gold and copper
Peter Jadoonath – functional stoneware pottery
Jim Lorio – Functional pottery
Marcie Mclntire – beadwork, leatherwork and clothing

"The pottery, jewelry, leathers, clothing and other pieces of functional artwork are handmade by full-time artists."

Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
"In addition to work by FalconFire’s owner Sharon Moen, functional and decorative pottery produced by Anne Sterbenz-Duus (Nodding Trillium), Sara Haugen, Ron Benson, Debbie James and Rita Morris and Barry Sands (Burdock Pottery) will be exhibited and for sale."

Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Get It Write! Panel, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI
"Lake Superior Writers presents a free panel discussion for writers of all levels. The panel will discuss what writers often get wrong about the day-to-day of their characters’ professions. The panel brings in professionals from across the area to discuss how they and their professions are misrepresented in literature today. The panel includes a news reporter, librarian, IT security expert, judge and a local entrepreneur."

Sunday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 a.m.
Fall Sunrise PhotoMeet/InstaMeetGlensheen Mansion, 3300 London Road
"All are welcome! There will be plenty of Duluth Coffee Company coffee on hand to fuel our fall color sunrise experience. Sunrise is at 7:14 am. If you want to show up a bit later, that's fine too! Even if the sunrise is lack-luster, we encourage you to roam the estate and explore all 12 acres. There's plenty of subject matter to shoot.The event is free and family-friendly!"

Sunday, October 6, 2-3 p.m.
Artist TalkWoven Traditional Swedish Hair JewelryThe Nordic Center, 23 North Lake Avenue
"‘Woven’ Human hair, a renewable resource for most, forms the core of a new exhibit of old-world folk artistry in Woven – Traditional Swedish Hair Jewelry. Local artist Karen Keenan curates the exhibit, which features techniques she learned in Våmhus, Sweden, steward of the 200-year tradition of using human hair to weave intricate jewelry. Bracelets, earrings and more, including artifacts from the St. Louis County Historical Society’s collection and from community members, will be on display.

"Learn how to make your own hair bracelets in a hair jewelry course for 5 students from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31. $50 donation to The Nordic Center. Registrations taken through October 8. Contact Karen at hemslojdpottery@gmail.com

"Keenan’s travel to Sweden and the exhibit and classes she’s leading in Duluth were funded in part by a Folk Arts Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. On View: October 5, 6,1-4 p.m."

Monday, October 7, 5-7 p.m.
Art Opening: Rights of the Child, Zeitgeist Arts Atrium, 222 E. Superior Street
"Zeitgeist hosts an opening reception for Moira Villiard’s new exhibit Rights of the Child. Through paintings and digitally designed posters, Villiard explores the essence of childhood and children’s rights in modern times. Her work also aims to call attention to individual cognitive dissonance – the “double think” that occurs when people hold two contradictory beliefs about a particular issue or situation."

Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, 5:30 p.m.
Tangling Mondays, Mount Royal Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
This group meets in the the old Yarn Harbor space, which was taken over by the library awhile back (on the left when you walk in). It is open to anyone, but primarily focused on pattern drawing. Bring your supplies and something you want to finish or start. No instruction, no fee, no organization. It's wonderful to tangle together, if schedules align, and lovely to tangle alone. If you find yourself alone, no worries, another Monday is right around the corner. Enjoy!

Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, 12:30-3 p.m.
Open Studio at the Duluth Depot, 506 W. Michigan Street
The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular Tuesday open art-studio session at the Depot. People of all abilities practicing all artistic mediums are invited to bring their own supplies and join the weekly group. Cost: $5 plus a DAI membership (first session is free).

Wednesday, October 9, 3:30 p.m.
Weaving DemoBlue Room, Mount Royal Branch Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
"Curious about weaving? Join the Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild as they talk about weaving and have a hands-on loom available for you to try. Event Type(s): Arts & Crafts
Age Group(s): Teen, Adults, Seniors"

Wednesday, October 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Writing for Rent: Busting the Myths of a Career in the Arts, UMD Humanities Building, Rm 480, 1201 Ordean Court
"Comic book writer Terrance Griep, playwright Roy C. Booth and journalist and author Michael Fedo lead a discussion about making a living in their fields."

Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
UMD Sustainability Fair, UMD Kirby Ballroom, 1208 Kirby Drive
"The University of Minnesota Duluth Sustainability Fair features local sustainable businesses and campus departments, short films and art, Winter Free Store Pop-Up and free food. Click the link above for a list of exhibitors."

Thursday, October 10, 2-4 p.m.
Veterans Art Workshop, Kruk Gallery, UWS Holden Fine Arts Building, 1805 Catlin Avenue 
"The University of Wisconsin-Superior Visual Arts Department hosts an art workshop geared specifically toward area veterans. Artists John Sebelius and Chris King will be on hand to guide participants."

Friday, October 11: Artist Talk, 12-1 p.m.; Artist Reception, 5-7 p.m.
Artist ExhibitBorn to Kill, Kruk Gallery, UWS Holden Fine Arts Building, 1805 Catlin Avenue 
"Visiting artists John Sebelius and Chris King will transform the Kruk Gallery into a space exploring the cross section of humor and the visual arts. The two multimedia artists have been nationally recognized and their work exhibited across the country. This exhibition if made possible through generous funding from the Wisconsin State Arts Board." On View: November 9

Friday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Art OpeningMniidoos and WiigaasDr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, AICHO Galleries, 202 W. 2nd Street
"The exhibit features two visual art forms – paintings by Indigenous Artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland and birch-bark creations by Indigenous Artist Pat Kruse. Each artist brings forth their cultural heritage in unique and contemporary ways: Kruse through his use of traditional media and Strickland with his depictions of the Anishinaabe hero/trickster Nanabozho. Light refreshments will be served.On View: October 31

Friday, October 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Artist ReceptionGlimpse, Vineyard Church, 1533 W. Arrowhead Road
"Artist Kelly Schamberger exhibits her newest collection of plein air oil paintings. Her paintings depict North Shore landscapes, with special attention paid to momentary views of light, time and place." On View: November 24

Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nice Girls of the North 2nd Saturday Marketplace, Lakeside Lester Park Community Center (the former Lakeside Library), 106 N. 54th Ave. East 
"Free coffee, cookies, and a friendly atmosphere await while you browse a collection of handcrafted clothing and bags, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, photography, personal care products, baby items and much more. One central checkout, most major credit cards accepted." 

Sunday, October 13, 1-3 p.m.
SunFUNday! Art for Children of All Ages: 
Kurbits (fantasy flowers painting) for kids and adults, The Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Avenue
"Join art professor Alison Aune, her UMD art education students, and special guests. Pre-Registration is encouraged! Admission: $5 suggested donation; Contact: Alison Aune, aaune@d.umn.edu, with questions and pre-registration information.

Sunday, October 13, 7-9 p.m.
Gag Me With A Spoon - A Community Storyshare, Teatro Zuccone, 222 East Superior Street
"Adeline Wright hosts this evening of storytelling and open mic journal sharing in the style of the Moth and Mortified podcasts. There will be featured storytellers and a musical guest. Cost: $5 at the door." Listen to previous Gag Me With A Spoon podcasts.

Monday, October 14, 5 p.m.
Art Opening: For the Love of Trees, Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, 222 E. Superior Street
Join painter and local artist Sue Rauschenfels as she shares her love of trees through artistic expression. "We have all heard the science as to why trees are life. But beyond that, trees have the power to impact people positively socially and mentally. Trees calm and rejuvenate our senses and refresh our souls in healing ways. I’ve painted a series of trees I hope will stir these senses when viewing." Sue Rauschenfels

Tuesday, October 15, 6:30–8 p.m.
Tweevening Presentation with Marcia Anderson: The History of the Bandolier BagUMD Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court
"The Tweed Museum of Art is offering a Tweevening Art Talk event with guest speaker, Marcia Anderson, who released her book A Bag Worth a Pony: The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, in 2017. Anderson will join us to share the history of the bandolier bag, a beautiful beaded accessory that is becoming ubiquitous at powwows and other gatherings.

"This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Gashkibidaaganag: 
A Selection of Bandolier Bags that opened this past summer, with bandolier bags from the Tweed Museum and the Duluth Children’s Museum. Dr. Karissa White Isaacs curated the exhibition, and it is on view in the Nelson Display Case, upper level. This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited to approximately 70 attendees and this promises to be a well attended event. Q&A will follow the presentation."

Wednesday, October 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Zentangle (R) & Wine with Esther Piszczek, CZT, Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road
Come experience the fun and relaxation of drawing simple, repetitive line patterns with pen and ink and pencil shading. No previous drawing experience necessary. Class Cost: $35; Supplies: $10 (or use supplies provided without additional cost). RSVP to episzczek@gmail.com. Seats are limited.You can read about one student's experience here: Local Art Seen: First Lesson in Zentangle with Esther Piszczek, by Ed Newman, Ennyman's Territory, August 18, 2019.

Thursday, October 17, 3-4 p.m.
Crafternoons for Kids, Blue Room, Mount Royal Branch Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
"Drop in for a fun make-and-take craft project. No experience or sign-up required. Age Group(s): Preschool, Kids, Tweens"

Friday, October 18, 6-8 p.m.
Jazz@DFP, Duluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street
A night of jazz surrounded by pianos and the Zentangle (R) inspired artwork of Esther Piszczek, CZT. I would love to see you at this event!
Musicians: Ryan Frane, Piano, Joe Pettit, Bass, Jonathan Campbell, Tenor Saxaphone

Friday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Sparkle 2019, Lincoln Park Middle School, 3215 W. 3rd Street
"A ballroom dance show featuring several local ballroom dance professionals and amateurs. The variety of numbers showcase choreography by world-renowned artist Mariusz Olsczewski and Nathan Daniels, as well as works by local artist Darren Franco. Tickets are available online at superiorballroomdance.com. General admission is $20; student tickets with valid ID are $10."

Friday-Saturday, October 18-19, 7-9 p.m.
Carnival of the Animals and Other Dances, UMD Marshall Performing Arts Center, 1215 Ordean Court
"This two-night show kicks off the Minnesota Ballet’s 2019-20 season, featuring in dance the Ogden Nash poem which celebrates creatures from ponderous elephants to manic kangaroos to plodding tortoises. Choreographed by Robert Gardner with animal costuming by Mary Plaster, the work is set to the Camille Saint-Saëns score. New and revived works, plus live accompaniment round out this evening of dance. Tickets/info: 218-529-3742."

Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Our Savior's Fall Fest & Artisan Fair, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Avenue
"Local exhibitors sell photography, woodwork, jewelry and a variety of other arts, textiles and wearables. Take-and-bake apple pies and concessions including homemade donuts and apple pies will also be for sale. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m."

Saturday, October 19, 1–3 p.m.
Gashkibidaaganag: A Selection of Bandolier Bags Family Day with Alison Aune and Wendy Savage: Make and Take a Shoulder Bag
UMD Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court
"Bring the family and join Alison Aune and Wendy Savage, both seasoned art educators, to participate in a Family Day developed in conjunction with the current exhibition, Gashkibidaaganag: A Selection of Bandolier Bags. They will lead the program to create shoulder bags from a kit developed by the Minnesota Historical Society. Participants will be able to learn about bandolier bags, view traditional and contemporary ones on display, and make and take a bag. 
Event is free, but please register HERE due to limited supplies. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket at the event. Only ticket holders will be admitted."

Saturday, October 19, 6-10 p.m.
Come As You ArtPrøve Gallery, 21 N. Lake Avenue
"Prøve Gallery holds its annual member drive and fundraiser, Come as You Art, featuring refreshments and music, a meat raffle, meet and greet with collective board members and a costume contest. Music will be provided by Diona Johnson and the Crunchy Bunch DJ collective. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and include admission and a raffle ticket. All funds raised go toward Prøve Gallery programming and exhibits."


Sunday, October 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Artist Opening: Jean DeRider, 
Unitarian Universalist Church, 835 W. College Street
Come meet acrylic landscape painter Jean DeRider and enjoy her beautiful artwork at this reception celebrating her work.

Tuesday, October 22, 6-7 p.m.
Little LOON Cast Showcase, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 1615 Winter Street, Superior, WI
"Next week, over 2,000 students from six different elementary schools will see a professional opera in their school gym! This year's production is Opera For the Young's Cinderella, based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault with music composed by Massenet."

"This showcase is your opportunity to hear the stellar cast: Sadie Cheslak, mezzo-soprano; Luke Williams, baritone; Wesley Frey, tenor; and Siena Forest, soprano. In addition to performing excerpts from this year's touring production of Cinderella, each cast member will take the spotlight with solo pieces. The hour will conclude with a Q&A session with the audience, just as we do at all the elementary schools."

Wednesday, October 23, 5-9 p.m.
Artist Reception: Renascence, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 1615 Winter Street, Superior, WI
"Renascence is an exhibition of artworks by Lynn Zsidov- Steiner. This exhibit is part of the Going Postal, Art and Music Festival." On View: December 29

Thursday, October 24, 6-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Community Felt Rug Making Design Class with Mary Reichert, Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Park Building, 2229 W. 2nd Street
"Felt rug making is an art of storytelling. In this class we will begin Thursday evening by studying the felt rugs of Kyrgyzstan. What is the history of felt in the region? What do the designs mean? Where did they come from? How are the rugs made? With lots of ideas in hand we will then come together Friday morning and begin to craft our own story for the rug we are making for the Duluth Public Library. Once we have the narrative for the rug we will be making templates and pre-felts and continue over the course of three days preparing all the materials and creating our design."

"You are welcome to sign up for one or all 3 days. Thursday evening is included when you register for any of the day classes: $25 per day. Register HERE
[NOTE: this class continues on Friday, November 15 at the Duluth Folk School. Total Cost: $100 for all 4 days] A bit about Mary Reichert!

Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m. 
Downtown Duluth Arts Walk, Duluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street (next to Starbucks!)
My framed work on paper, glass, mirrors, and clay decorates the walls of Duluth Fine Pianos. Come out to see the art, or just say hi! Duluth Fine Pianos is participating in the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective's night of art and entertainment, featuring Downtown Duluth art galleries, eateries, bars and performance venues. Email manager@josephneasegallery.com or call 218-461-8380 for more information. Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Google Map

Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m. 
Swedish Folk Painting: Revival in the Upper Midwest, Nordic Center, 23 Lake Avenue
"This exhibition will feature contemporary Swedish folk paintings by Judith Kjenstad, Pieper Fleck Bloomquist and Alison Aune.  These three artists have studied, and transformed, traditional Swedish dalmålningar from Dalarna, with its characteristic floral kurbits (fantastical gourd flowers), and decorative-figurative bonadsmåleri from the southern provinces of Småland and Halland into contemporary paintings.  Each artist will exhibit their paintings in the content of traditional Swedish folk painting and its recent revival in the Upper Midwest." Viewing Hours: Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Closing ReceptionFriday, November 8, 5-8 p.m.

Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m. 
Opening Reception: This is Minnesota: New Images by Ryan Tischer, Tischer Photographic Gallery, 5 W. Superior Street
"Duluth landscape photographer Ryan Tischer opens an exhibit of new photographs at Tischer Photographic Gallery during the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk. This is Minnesota is comprised of images from northern Minnesota and shows Oct. 25 through Nov. 13, with 25 percent of profits from artwork sales being donated to Friends of the Boundary Waters. Images may be viewed at ryantischerphoto.com."


Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
Goin' Postal Fall Art Show, Goin' Postal, 816 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI
"Enjoy artwork from some of the best local artists in the area. Over 20 artists of various mediums will have work on display, including Moira Villard, Ed Newman, Margie Helstrom, Sue Rauschenfels, and Eric Horn!" 
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Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
Lynn Zsidov-Steiner Solo Show, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 
1615 Winter Street, Superior, WI
"Enjoy the amazing artwork of painter Lynn Zsidov-Steiner. Live Music by: Israel Malachi, Sheila Wonders and Born Too Late" 
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Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
Adam Swanson Paintings, Framing by Stengl, 1720 Tower Avenue
, Superior, WI
"Enjoy artwork from local artist Adam Swanson." FBook

Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
Art on the Planet Open House, 1413 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI
"Art on the Planet features beautiful, one-of-a-kind artist/artisan-made works is created with love, skill, and a piece of the artist's soul. (The place is packed with gift ideas. Christmas is just around the corner. Why wait for Black Friday?) Ed Newman has a number of pieces there. You will also see some of Esther Piszczek's Zentangle designs, Kris Nelson's chairs and works by other familiar local names." [Note: Written by Ed Newman!] 
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Friday, October 25, 6-9 p.m.
Joe Polecheck Photography, Empire Coffee, 1204 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI
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Friday, October 25, 6-10 p.m.
VIP Frozen Photographers Photography Show, VIP Pizza, 3901 Grand Avenue, Superior, WI
"Enjoy photography from the best photographers the area has to offer. Live Music by: Theft By Swindle, Velhasa and Revolution Jones" 
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Saturday, October 26, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Halloween Crafts for Kids, Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior Street
"The youth services area of the library hosts Halloween crafts for kids. A variety of simple crafts are available for kids K-5th grade. Make them and take them home. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The event was made possible by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library."

Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.
"New concert alert! Casual Concerts are all about creating an inviting, relaxed, and fun environment. The musicians will even be in jeans! Come as you are and enjoy some excellent music at a fantastic price.

"This concert is 45 minutes of uninterrupted (no intermission) film scores featuring favorites such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, and The Greatest Showman. Members of the Duluth Superior Symphony Youth Orchestra will also join the DSSO for a special side-by-side performance of Howard Shore’s epic music from Lord of the Rings.

"A perfect concert for families and newcomers alike! Arrive early and stay after for free extras, including a chance to get onstage and sit in musicians’ chairs for a special musical activity with Music Director Dirk Meyer. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 cash only at the door. Ages 17 and under are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket (up to 4 youth tickets per adult ticket)."

Sunday, October 27, 5 p.m.
Beer & HymnsSir Benedict's Tavern, 805 E. Superior Street
"A gathering for beer drinking and hymn singing on the last Sunday of every month."

Mondays, October 28-November 25, 6-8:30 p.m. (4 weeks; No class Monday, November 4)
Advanced Zentangle (R) Pattern Drawing with 
Esther Piszczek, CZT, Advanced, Lincoln Park Community School, 3215 West Third Street 
In this class we will further explore the Zentangle method of pattern drawing. This class is open to anyone who has taken Zentangle Pattern Drawing with me in the past. Minimum: 5 students; Maximum: 10 students; Class Cost: $45; Supply Cost: $30; Register online HERE or contact Erin Bates, Coordinator, at 218-336-8760 x 5 or email:erin.bates@isd709.org

Tuesday, October 29, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Opening: The In-Between, UMD Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court
"Megan Johnson’s senior exhibition show demonstrates what the artist views as her definition of 'loud' and 'quiet' in her own life through tactile media and storyboard animatics." On View: November 3


October 31 Payment and Registration Deadline!
November 9, 2-4:30 p.m.
Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, Norway Hall (Lake Superior Ballroom), 2nd Level of the Nordic Center, 23 N. Lake Avenue
"Learn about the Gingerbread City in Bergen, Norway. Decorate a gingerbread house for display with gingerbread master, Patrick the Gingerbread Man. Join the festivities in Norway Hall (2nd level aka Superior Ballroom.) Pre-payment of $20.00 per house is required by October 31 to reserve your gingerbread houses. Use PayPal (here) or mail a check made payable to “Nordic Center”: Nordic Center Duluth, 23 N. Lake Ave. Duluth, MN 55802.Sorry, no walk-ins. Questionsroseyrita@mac.com"


Art on View:

September 20-October 6
Woven Traditional Swedish Hair JewelryThe Nordic Center, 23 North Lake Avenue
"‘Woven’ Human hair, a renewable resource for most, forms the core of a new exhibit of old-world folk artistry in Woven – Traditional Swedish Hair Jewelry. Local artist Karen Keenan curates the exhibit, which features techniques she learned in Våmhus, Sweden, steward of the 200-year tradition of using human hair to weave intricate jewelry. Bracelets, earrings and more, including artifacts from the St. Louis County Historical Society’s collection and from community members, will be on display.

"Keenan’s travel to Sweden and the exhibit and classes she’s leading in Duluth were funded in part by a Folk Arts Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Open HoursFriday, September 27, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays, September 21, 22 and October 5, 6,1-4 p.m.; Artist TalkSunday, October 6, 2-3 p.m."

September 4-October 6
Paint Duluth, Pizza Luce, 11 E. Superior St. Paint Duluth is a collaborative exhibit of 20 artist works from the Lake Superior Watercolor Society. Plenty of parking in the Technology Village Ramp off 1st St. Stop in!" 

September - October
Claudia Faith: FamilyCorridor GalleryDuluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan Street
"Claudia Faith’s richly colored anthropomorphic paintings focus on a magnified perspective of the familiar. Painting intimate portraits of her neighboring sheep, cows and chickens, Faith invites viewers to visit with her friends at close range. Looking intimately at her work, one can gain insight into Faith’s methods and relationships to the materials as well as her subjects."


October 11-October 31
Mniidoos and WiigaasDr. Robert Powless Cultural Center, AICHO Galleries, 202 W. 2nd Street
"The exhibit features two visual art forms – paintings by Indigenous Artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland and birch-bark creations by Indigenous Artist Pat Kruse. Each artist brings forth their cultural heritage in unique and contemporary ways: Kruse through his use of traditional media and Strickland with his depictions of the Anishinaabe hero/trickster Nanabozho.

October 11-November 8
Swedish Folk Painting: Revival in the Upper Midwest, Nordic Center, 23 Lake Avenue
"This exhibition will feature contemporary Swedish folk paintings by Judith Kjenstad, Pieper Fleck Bloomquist and Alison Aune.  These three artists have studied, and transformed, traditional Swedish dalmålningar from Dalarna, with its characteristic floral kurbits (fantastical gourd flowers), and decorative-figurative bonadsmåleri from the southern provinces of Småland and Halland into contemporary paintings.  Each artist will exhibit their paintings in the content of traditional Swedish folk painting and its recent revival in the Upper Midwest." Viewing Hours: Fridays, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Closing Reception: Friday, November 8, 5-8 p.m.

October 29-November 3
The In-Between, UMD Tweed Museum of Art, 1201 Ordean Court
Megan Johnson’s senior exhibition show demonstrates what the artist views as her definition of “loud” and “quiet” in her own life through tactile media and storyboard animatics."

October 9-November 8
Artist Exhibit: Born to Kill, Kruk Gallery, UWS Holden Fine Arts Building, 1805 Catlin Avenue 
"Visiting artists John Sebelius and Chris King will transform the Kruk Gallery into a space exploring the cross section of humor and the visual arts. The two multimedia artists have been nationally recognized and their work exhibited across the country. This exhibition if made possible through generous funding from the Wisconsin State Arts Board." Friday, October 11: Artist Talk, 12-1 p.m.; Artist Reception, 5-7 p.m.

October 11-November 24
Glimpse, Vineyard Church, 1533 W. Arrowhead Road
"Artist Kelly Schamberger exhibits her newest collection of plein air oil paintings. Her paintings depict North Shore landscapes, with special attention paid to momentary views of light, time and place."

September 27-November 30
Affinities, Joseph Nease Gallery, 23 W. 1st Street
"Affinities is a two-person exhibition featuring nationally recognized artists Rachel Hayes and Eric Sall. For the first time, this comprehensive exhibition brings together the artist couple’s recent work. With artworks that range in size from small to monumental, the exhibition includes paintings by Eric and fabric sculptures by Rachel. Mid-career, and working independently, each brings a unique approach to similar artistic interests such as our interactions with interior and exterior environments, exploring the range of their artistic medium and creating a sense of wonder."

September 17 - December 3
Jean: The inspiration behind the Birkenstein Arts MovementGeorge Morrison Gallery, Duluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan Street
"Jean – as she was called by all who knew her, including her children – was an artist, a teacher and a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in 1950’s and 1960’s Chicago. Her home served as a safe house and community center for rival gangs, where members were free to express themselves through art, drawing and painting in the Birkenstein household. 


"Painting, drawing and printing on whatever materials were available to her, newspapers, mailers and reworked canvases, Jean created images of HER everyday life: their family pet ocelot, interracial couples, and gang members. Her media in the upcoming exhibit include oil, watercolors, lithographs, mixed media and prints." 

October 23-December 29 
Renascence, Thirsty Pagan Brewing, 1615 Winter Street, Superior, WI
"Renascence is an exhibition of artworks by Lynn Zsidov- Steiner. This exhibit is part of the Going Postal, Art and Music Festival."

September 17, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Minnesota Black Fine Art ShowJohn Steffl Gallery, Duluth Art Institute, 506 W. Michigan Street"Established and emerging Minnesota artists of African descent exhibit their work in this juried traveling show. Work on view includes fiber, mixed media, photography, graphic design and painting. Minnesotan artists Kprecia Ambers, Eyenga Bokamba, Christopher E. Harrison, Bill Jeter, Antwon Key, Theoneste Munyemana, and Carl Wesley join locals Carla Hamilton, Teressa Moses, and Ivy Vainio.”  


Creative Education Class Opportunities in the Twin Ports!
Featured Class
Wednesday, October 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Basic Stained Glass, Duluth Maker Space, 3001 W. Superior Street
"In this beginner stained glass class, you will learn the basic techniques of cutting glass, construction using copper foil and solder. Hang onto the Fall colors a little longer. By the end of this class, you will have constructed a beautiful stained-glass maple leaf. If time allows you will have the opportunity to make additional leaves for an additional fee of $10 per leaf."

Learn a Tangle! 
Caracole, created by Hungarian tangler Lily Moon, is a wild, spiraling, organic tangle with endless creative fill opportunities. Click the link to learn how to draw this tangle line-by-line. Add some simple shading or a touch of color and use it to decorate envelopes, birthday cards, and bills. You can learn how to draw this tangle and many more on Linda Farmer's, CZT, blog at tanglepatterns.com.

Book & Film
Patterned Peace, by Esther Piszczek, CZT, published by Whole Person Associates, Duluth. Available on Amazon.com, at The Bookstore at Fitger'sZenith Bookstore (next to Beaner's Central in West Duluth), and Duluth Fine Pianos. Original, hand-drawn artwork ready to color. Includes full pattern index.

Life & Art Entangled, a 17 minute art documentary created by Lola Visuals featuring Zentangle (R) inspired artwork on a piano created by fine-line pattern artist Esther Piszczek, CZT, and the improvisational jazz piano music of Peter Brown. Life & Art Entangled debuted at the 2016 Duluth Superior Film Festival. Watch at YouTube.com.


Places to find my art in the Twin Ports:
Master Framing Gallery1431 London Road, Duluth

And, a huge thank you to Brian Barber of Perfect Duluth Day for featuring my artwork in January: Perfect Duluth Day Selective Focus: Esther Piszczek

Zenith NewsE.P. Designs, is a semi-regular Zentangle (R) inspired art feature that appeared in this newspaper and is now available online.

Where to find more local art events and profiles: Ed Newman's blog: Ennyman's Territory.

Connect with me on Facebook and stay updated on my classes/events, HERE!

Thank you to Ed Newman, Perfect Duluth Day, and all others who contribute to this list.

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