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"More than pretty, the economics of arts and crafts in Cook County"
05/16/2013-10:04 AM

 The first in a series of discussions about how to cultivate and adapt one of the primary natural resources in Cook County: the arts, crafts and music. 

Held 5/13 at Cook County Higher Education. Panel lead by Amy Demmer of the Grand Marais Art Colony, Greg Wright of North House Folk School, Jay Anderson of WTIP, and Jan Sivertson of Sivertson Gallery

If you are interested in joining the next discussion, please contact the Art Colony. 

2011 Plein Air Grand Marais Video
05/04/2013-01:33 PM

Watch video from the 2011 Plein Air Grand Marais Quick Paint created by THE PLAYLIST




Hazel Belvo: "Spirit Tree" show at the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis
04/11/2013-09:14 AM

 Bockley Gallery: 2123 w 21st Street | Minneapolis mn 55405 | 612 377 4669


Hazel Belvo: Spirit Tree 

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 12, 6 to 9 pm


Exhibition:
April 13 through May 18, 2013

Bockley Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of paintings by distinguished artist and Professor Emeritus, Hazel Belvo. These paintings focus on the artist’s primary subject for more than 50 years, Manidoo-giizhikens---once known as the Witch Tree---now more commonly referred to as the Spirit Tree. This is Belvo’s first exhibit with Bockley Gallery, which she was drawn to because the space presents the possibility of a “shrine-like” exhibit of this series of life-sized works.

Belvo’s series of large-scale paintings, all created in the past year, use rich color in a range of palettes both cool and fiery to depict the tree form shifting into almost human figures. More portrait than landscape, these trees move and transform, suggesting an enormous range of dynamic human states of being: anguish, solitude, and attitudes of ecstasy. The tree transforms in each painting to take on character traits that Belvo acknowledges in titles such as “The Poet,” and “Guardian,” while at the same time remaining true to the iconic form of the actual cedar, still revered by the Ojibwe people who protect it on their tribal lands.

For fifty years I have painted, photographed, printed, and drawn the Spirit Tree, a four hundred year-old cedar tree that grows out of a rock in Lake Superior and is a spiritual icon for the Ojibwe people. I have studied it in every season, every time of day, every day of the year. For me it is a personal symbol of survival. ¬--- Hazel Belvo, 2012

Belvo’s paintings employ a variety of methods including beginning the image by first drawing with tobacco and vermilion, the traditional offerings to the Spirit Tree, and then using wet and dry brush, glazing, scumbling, and impasto to capture elements such as time of day and season. The resulting canvasses present tree images in a size that relates to the human form and that depict dusk, dawn, day, night—the temporal landscape in which Belvo has witnessed the tree.

For seventeen years Belvo taught painting and drawing and was the Chair of the Fine Arts Department at St Paul Academy Summit School before becoming Chair of the Division of Fine Art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she holds the status of Professor Emeritus. Since retiring in 1998, Belvo has traveled to sacred sites where other ancient trees can be found including a visit to an olive tree in Delphi said to have been alive at the time of Christ. She shares studios in Minneapolis and in Grand Marais with artist Marcia Cushmore and teaches as mentor at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Hazel Belvo has been an exhibiting painter for over fifty years. She grew up in southern Ohio and after attending the Dayton Art Institute, she moved to New York City, went to the New School for Social Research, was a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Harvard for two years, taught at Quaker Schools and Rhode Island School of Design and maintained a studio in Provincetown MA for many years. Her work can be found in numerous private, public and museum collections across the country and internationally including the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Tweed Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Walker.

More information contact the Bockley Gallery at
 www.bockleygallery.com 
2123 w 21st Street | Minneapolis MN 55405 | 612 377 4669




AiR: Lee & Dan Ross ARTISTS AT WORK
04/03/2013-09:02 AM

Footage from the recent Artist-in-Residence with Lee & Dan Ross of the artists working in the Print Studio. Check it out for a little insite into the artistic process.




AiR: Lee & Dan Ross LECTURE 3/22/13
04/02/2013-08:38 AM

From the Artist-in-Residence Lecture with Lee & Dan Ross on Friday, March 22. Stay tuned for video footage of the artists at work in the studio coming soon!




Grand Marais Arts Festival
02/09/2013-02:14 PM

Watch a video about the Grand Marais Arts Festival. Footage and interviews created during the 2012 event by Carl Hansen.



November 2012 Newsletter
11/03/2012-12:19 PM


News, upcoming classes, events and more from the Grand Marais Art Colony
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  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Call for Artists & Job Openings

Upcoming Events 

Give to the MAX
November 15, 2012
 
Minnesota's not just the land of 10,000 lakes - we're also home to more than 20,000 charities. Last year, 47,000 Minnesotans donated to nonprofits on Give to the Max Day on GiveMN.org.

Visit www.GiveMN.org on Nov. 15 and give to renew your membership or donate to the Art Colony.


Winter Arts Festival
January 26 - February 1, 2013
 
Mark your calendars for the Winter Arts Festival. More details to come.
Find out about Winter Plein Air.

Call for Artists

  

Call for Artists. Altered Esthetics's Resident Artists IX: In Rule of Thirds. Three is a powerful number in science, religion, music, and the arts. For our 9th annual artist exhibition, artists incorporate the number three or triptychs. For more info.  

 

Call for Proposals. The Walker Art Center requests a call for artists for artist-designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Summer 2013. Deadline: November 30. For more info.   

 

Call for Proposals. To create one or more public artwork(s) for the Two Harbors Public Library. The artworks will celebrate one or more community-specific, artistic, cultural and/or historical attribute(s) and be placed in high-traffic locations either inside or outside the library for all to enjoy. Deadline: December 15. For more info.      

 

Call for Artists. "Just Figures"  Artists are invited to enter their expressions of the human form for this non-juried show. Accepted media include paint, sculpture, and photography when combined with another medium. For more info.  

 

Call for Artists. The Paradise Center Healing Arts Program at District One Hospital is looking for fourteen 2D artists to be featured for 3-month exhibits. The purpose of the program is to feature art that contributes to the healing atmosphere of District One Hospital. For more info    
Volunteer Opportunities
The Art Colony is looking for volunteers. From file sorting to building maintenance to website development and more. We would love your help. Please call for more details (218) 387-2737.  

The Minnesota State Arts Board Is looking for grant review panelists  this fall. For more information, contact Jan Nelson, jan.l.nelson@arts.state.mn.us 

(651) 215-1608 and (800) 866-2787 

  

Grant Opportunities

Grant Deadline Calendar 

Springboard for the Arts now has a list of upcoming Grant Opportunities on Google Calendar. Click here to see upcoming deadlines.      

 

Employment Opportunities

For employment opportunities visit: http://www.springboardforthearts.org 

    

in Lutsen is seeking a Part Time Business Manager. This year-round position is 15-20 hours per week. Please call Marcia Hyatt at 218-387-9239 for more information. 

Fine Art Services in Minneapolis Mpls. Is seeking applications for a full-time multi-talented technician with an appreciation for fine art. Application due: November 15.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Seeking applicants for Teaching Positions in Graphic Design, Web Design, and Motion Graphics Continuing Education Department.  For more info.
 
Artist Support
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council: 
Health Care reimbursement for NE MN artists.  The Artist Fund has a new, accessible medical reimbursement program for artists and their family members.  For more info:  www.artistrelieffund.org

Got Friends? 


Of course you do! Please share the good word about the Art Colony with your friends, family and neighbors.

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News  
What is happening at the Art Colony in November? Lots! This month we have the Empty Bowls dinner occurring on November 8th, the Member Show is on exhibit open daily until the 21st, and we are getting in the spirit with Holiday Themed Classes.

If you find yourself in the neighborhood, stop by for a cup of coffee and browse through our gift shop. 
Empty Bowls  
 
 




  








An annual art fundraiser for the local food shelf organized by the Art Colony. The bowls have been made, glazed, painted and fired. Now it is time to fill them with soup!

Join us Thursday, November 8 for the
Empty Bowls meal. Two seatings available:
- LUNCH from 11:30am-1pm
- DINNER from 5pm-7pm
Silent Auction for Empty Bowls ends promptly at 6pm. Lots of gift cards, beautiful bowls and more!

$10/suggested donation for the food shelf.

For more info, click here.
Event Recap: Annual Member Show 
70 artist members participated in this year's annual Member Show. Artists of all ages, skill levels and medias.














Another great show at the Art Colony - the annual Member Show is on display until November 21 in the Founders Hall from 9am-4pm daily. Stop by for a cup of coffee and see it for yourself.

Preview the Member Show online here.
January Studio Intensive   
The Art Colony is seeking interested Visual Artists looking for space to create for the month of January.  
Looking for time & space to create?











The Art Colony is considering hosting a studio intensive during the month of January depending on interest. Basic concept: 6-8 artists would pay a small fee to have 24 hour access and use of the visual art studio and equipment during the month of January. Tentative dates: Jan 2-28, acceptance will be determined based on a short application.

The Art Colony needs enough interest in order for this opportunity to occur, so please contact the office by Nov. 15 if you think you might want to participate. We will then determine final details.

Upcoming Classes

Youth & Holiday Classes  (Classes are 9am-4pm unless otherwise noted)

Felted Ornaments w/Linda Bauer
November 10; 1 - 4pm
Tuition: $40 / Supply Fee: $17




Holiday Cards w/Kelly Dupre
November 10 - 11
Tuition: $150 / Supply Fee: $28


Glass Holiday Ornaments w/Sharon Frykman & Nancy Seaton
November 17
Tuition: $75 / Supply Fee: $40




Fuse It Up with Glass w/Nancy Seaton Ages: 12-18

Friday, December 7; 9am - 3pm

Tuition: $38  

Over 100 classes offered year round - click here to see more. 

For generations, the Grand Marais Art Colony has nurtured a vibrant artistic community on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Your support is critical to the health of the Grand Marais Art Colony
Please consider membership today.


The Grand Marais Art Colony is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making your donation tax-deductible.
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Hazel Belvo: Exhibit @Drake Gallery
10/24/2012-09:41 AM

Former SPA faculty member Hazel Belvo to exhibit paintings in Drake Gallery

Hazel Belvo: Four Decades of Painting, the latest exhibit in the Harry M. Drake Gallery, will run from Thursday, November 1, 2012-Friday, November 30, 2012. An artist, master teacher and mentor, Hazel Belvo was on the fine arts faculty at SPA from 1972-1989, and also served as chair of the department. An artist reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, November 2, from 5-8 p.m.

Belvo has exhibited nationally and internationally for 50 years, and her work is in many public collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Bezalel Museum, the Dewitt Wallace Collection, MMM, and General Mills. She is a retired professor emeritus at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an instructor at Grand Marais Art Colony.

“Hazel has been a friend and colleague who I know as a wonderful artist. We are so very pleased to have her Four Decades of Painting exhibition in our own Harry M. Drake Gallery,” said Marty Nash, SPA faculty member and chair of the fine arts department. “I first met Hazel in 1976, so I have known her three of her past four decades. She was already a very accomplished artist—at a time when we were both a part of the founding of W.A.R.M. Gallery (Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota).”
For more on Belvo or her artwork, visit SPA’s website.



October 2012 Newsletter
10/04/2012-01:46 PM

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Upcoming Events 

 
 
  Annual Art Colony
  Member Show
October 19 - November 21  
The Art Colony Member Show & Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public.
 
Featuring artwork from all levels - from students to professionals - it is a diverse collection with a shared connection the Art Colony.

Find out how to participate here.
 
 
 
Empty Bowls
A community art fund-raiser for the Food Shelf.

Make-a-Bowl
Sept. 30-Oct. 22
Every Sunday @ 2pm
Every Monday @ 7pm
$5
Preregistration is required - space is LIMITED.
Paint-a-Bowl
Saturday, October 27
at 10am
$5


Empty Bowls Dinner: Thursday, November 8
Click here for more info.

 

 
 
Call for Artists
 

Call for Artists. Looking for artists to show/sell there work at downtown Minneapolis Pizza Luce. For more info.   

 Call for Entries. Arrowhead Electric Cooperative is seeking submissions for a Logo & Name contest. Deadline: October 5. For more info email jkartes@aecimn.com

Call for Spoken Word Artists. The East Side Arts Council is looking for spoken word/poetry artists to perform in their upcoming Poetry and Music In the Garden event coming up on October 11th. For more info. 
 Call for Entries. The Robbin Gallery announces Extremely Minnesota our 16th annual juried art show open to all Minnesota residents. For more info.  

   

 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
The Art Colony is looking for volunteers. From file sorting to building maintenance to website development and more. We would love your help. Please call for more details (218) 387-2737.  

The Minnesota State Arts Board Is looking for grant review panelists  this fall. For more information, contact Jan Nelson, jan.l.nelson@arts.state.mn.us 

(651) 215-1608 and (800) 866-2787 

 

 
Grant Opportunities

Grant Deadline Calendar 

Springboard for the Arts now has a list of upcoming Grant Opportunities on Google Calendar. Click here to see upcoming deadlines.      

 

Employment Opportunities

For employment opportunities visit: http://www.springboardforthearts.org 

    

Last Chance Studio and Gallery in Lutsen is seeking a Part Time Business Manager.  This year-round position is 15-20 hours per week. Please call Marcia Hyatt at 218-387-9239 for more information.  

The Duluth Art Institute is accepting applications for an Operations-Development Manager. For more info.

 

MinnesotaPlaylist.com, the state's online performing arts magazine, seeks an experienced Guest Magazine Editor for 6 to 12-month assignment. Management Fellowship Program Nautilus Music-Theater and Springboard for the Arts announce their 2012-13 MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, a hands-on, mission-driven arts administration initiative.

 

Artist Support
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council: 
Health Care reimbursement for NE MN artists.  The Artist Fund has a new, accessible medical reimbursement program for artists and their family members.  For more info:  www.artistrelieffund.org

Free flu shot clinic for artists!
10/3 from 6:00 -7:30 pm at Intermedia Arts. Register by Friday, September 21.

10/27 from 10:00- 11:30am at AZ Gallery, Register by Friday, October 19.

Cost: Free, but registration is required.  
 
 

Got Friends? 

Of course you do! Please share the good word about the Art Colony with your friends, family and neighbors. Contact the
Art Colony if you know of coffee shops, galleries, friends, etc. that would be willing to share our 2012 catalogs.

Looking for people in the Twin Cities area, Twin Ports, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas and beyond!
 
 
News  
GMAC window October is the month we celebrate our extraordinary members who keep art thriving in our community. Art Colony members play a critical role in our financial health as only one third of our budget is covered by class tuition - the remaining portion must be raised through membership, grants and other sources.

We hope you will join us as a member,
student and/or art lover sometime this month. Thank you for supporting the Grand Marais Art Colony.
 
 
Event Recap: Plein Air Grand Marais 
It was standing room only at the 10th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais opening reception on Friday, September 14.














Over 200 paintings were turned in by the 53 participating artists after a week of painting - the results were amazing. The show ended on Sept. 30 but don't fret, you can still view the work online.
Quick Paint, Night Paint and Main Category.

Also, WDSE's The Playlist won an Upper Midwest Emmy for it's production of "The Brush Off" created at the 2011 Plein Air. Wow, congratulations to The Playlist for a job well done!
Click to watch "The Brush Off" here.
 
 


George Morrison Painting Restoration fundraiser
09/28/2012-02:49 PM

Keith Secola, Briand Morrison and Roxann Berglund, Pete Kavanaugh, the Stone Bridge Singers, and Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux will perform on the ACA stage on October 6 at 7 PM. This event is a fundraiser for the restoration of the George Morrison painting "Dawn and Sea" which was given as a gift by the artist to Cook County Schools in 1952. The painting will be going on tour with the Minnesota Museum of American Art and will return to a new protective home in the lobby of the Arrowhead Center for the Arts for public display.

Also at this event, Kristin Makholm, Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art will share information about the national tour on which this work and others will be embarking.

Come enjoy an evening of great entertainment and help preserve a significant piece of Cook County culture.

About George Morrison:
George Morrison (1919 – April 17, 2000) was an American landscape painter and sculptor. His Indian name was Wah Wah Teh Go Nay Ga Bo (Standing in the Northern Lights). A Chippewa born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation near Chippewa City, Cook County, Minnesota, he graduated from Grand Marais High School in 1938 and then the Minnesota School of Art, now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in 1943.
Having been chosen to receive the Van Derlip Traveling Scholarship, Morrison studied at the Art Students League from 1943-1946 in New York City, where he became part of a circle of abstract expressionists. In 1952, after receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he studied in Paris and Antibes. Soon after, he became acquainted with prominent American expressionists Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock. As a painting instructor, he taught in Minneapolis; Duluth; Dayton, Ohio; Ithaca, NY (Cornell University); Pennsylvania (Penn State); New York City; and the Rhode Island School of Design. Beginning in 1970, he taught American Indian studies and art at the University of Minnesota and continued doing so until retiring in 1983. He then retired to Red Rock, the home and studio he shared with his wife, Hazel Belvo, near Grand Portage.

About Keith Secola:
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Born in 1957 in Cook, Minnesota, and affiliated with the Anishinabe tribe, Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies at the U of M, enriching his life’s work as a musician, singer, songwriter, composer and producer. Critics have dubbed him the Native version of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. In 2011, he was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame. He is a seven-time Native American Music Award winner.
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Contact: Kate Fitzgerald - North Shore Music Association, 218-387-2916 (home office)  or Sue Hennessy – Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 218-387-1284
Email: music@boreal.org or aca@isd166.k12.mn.us
Web: www.northshoremusicassociation.com or www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.org/
Event: “Dawn and Sea” Benefit Concert with Keith Secola & Friends
Venue: Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 W. 5th St. Grand Marais, MN
Date: October 6, 2012
Time: 7 PM
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students (age 18 & under) – advance tickets (no fees) at www.arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com General admission seating.






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