June 9 – July 9, 2015
The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council awarded $5,000 to Duluth Sister Cities International, for its program Art = Bridges to Global Understanding. The project includes Duluth area middle school students, nominated by their art teachers, learning from professional artists in various media to produce Duluth-themed artwork. The students and their parents will participate in showing their work at various venues in Duluth, culminating with the artwork traveling to Duluth’s five sister cities for showings in each sister city. The project will develop art and leadership skills in the students while instilling a global awareness, and incorporates 16 middle school age children with UMD Art & Design Department Professor Alison Aune and UMD Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Dr. Fatih Benzer. This project runs from June 9 – July 9.
This program is funded by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature.
Week 4: Printing | Tweed Museum of Art
June 30 and July 2 (10am - 12pm): Guests form Northern Print Makers Alliance, The Tight Squeek Press, and Aune Designs (pending)
Week 5: Open Studio to finish works, matting works, and writing artist statements | Tweed
July 7 and July 9 (10am – 12pm): Finish prints and collages and any work! Write artist statement writing. Instructors share their own artwork. Plans for local and international exhibitions and local receptions finalized: Duluth exhibitions include Library, City Hall, Unitarian Gallery.
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The Fine Arts Academy art camp is the collaboration between the UMD Fine Arts Academy, Art and Design Professor Dr. Alison Aune, and the Tweed Museum of Art.
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