Friday, March 23, 2012
Duluth Fine Arts League to hold auditions to determine scholarship winners this year.
The Duluth Fine Arts League is increasing the chances for talented high school art students to further their education. This year DFAL is providing three art scholarships -- two for $1,500 each and one for $1,000 -- to seniors who attend Duluth High School or who are homeschooled in Duluth. Recipients must live in Duluth. This is an increase from two $1,000 scholarships presented for each of the past two years, according to Mary Buck, who is chairing the DFAL scholarship program with Lucille Walker as co-chair. DFAL awarded a total of $4,000 in scholarships in 2010 and 2011. Eligible students can apply online at www.artsduluth.org. The deadline is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Categories include fine art (visual arts and photography), music…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Duluth Reads concludes with reception, presentation of framed book cover to Jack Riggs, author of 'When the Finch Rises.'
Jack Riggs, author of the Duluth Reads book selection for 2012 “When the Finch Rises,” was the guest of honor at a meet-and-greet reception and booksigning hosted by the Duluth Fine Arts League at the Duluth Festival Center. After being introduced by Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris, Riggs talked to the audience about the process of writing, including creating characters, choosing the setting and deciding on a time frame. He shared that he was a normal kid who got into mischief just like all of us and the characters in “Finch.” Set in 1968, "When the Finch Rises" relates the story of two 12-year-old boys Raybert Williams and Palmer Conroy coming of age against the background of the civil rights movement. Sacrifice, love and redemption are …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Duluth Reads Book Talk on 'When the Finch Rises' by Jack Riggs prompts discussion.
Participating in the Duluth Reads Book Talk and discussion Tuesday (March 13) night was sorta like sitting in English literature class in high school or college. Only, the 30 or so who had read “When the Finch Rises” and came to talk about the book were seated in the parlor at the historic Strickland House instead of a classroom. Peggy Smith, a former English teacher who co-chaired the Duluth Reads project, led the book talk with thought-provoking questions she had meticulously prepared on the book’s characters, setting, plot, and themes. There were 16 questions, and a few of them were a paragraph long. The Duluth Fine Arts League selected Jack Riggs’ first book for the second annual Duluth Reads project. Dianne Loring co-chaired Duluth …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Duluth Fine Arts League encourages residents to read the same book and participate in related events.
The Duluth Fine Arts League has selected “When the Finch Rises” by southern writer Jack Riggs for this year’s Duluth Reads activity. DFAL encourages residents to engage in the shared experience of simultaneously reading the same book and attending related events. His first book tells the story of two 12-year-old boys Raybert Williams and Palmer Conroy coming in age in the late 1960s against the background of the civil rights movement. Riggs' hometown of Lexington, NC, inspired the North Carolina mill town of Ellenton that serves as the setting for the book. “When the Finch Rises” is sometimes compared to “A Separate Peace” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.” After “Finch” was published by Ballantine Books in 2003, Riggs was named Georgia …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Duluth Art Gallery transformed into tropical paradise for Arts at Twilight scholarship fundraiser.
The Duluth Art Gallery was transformed into a tropical paradise for the Duluth Fine Arts League’s third annual Arts at Twilight Saturday (July 16) night. The gallery was decorated with white lights, palm trees, tropical flowers, fishnets, and sea shells. It was filled with art that guests, many attired in flowery shirts and sundresses, admired during the “Evening in the Tropics.” The tropical island-like scene featured a tiki hut serving glasses of fruity Sangria, red and white wine along with a buffet of tropically inspired foods catered by Proof of the Pudding. The array included salad boats garnished with grilled shrimp, miniature spring rolls, coconut chicken lollipops, teriyaki chicken wings, skewered beef planks, and hot dog buns …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Duluth Fine Arts League's exotic evening at the Duluth Art Gallery to raise funds for art scholarships.
An 'Evening in the Tropics” means balmy breezes…palm trees…the sound of waves slapping the shore…steel drum music…flowery shirts and sundresses...flip flops and sandals. Add some art, and it’s the Duluth Fine Arts League’s Arts at Twilight. The exotic evening, sponsored by the Duluth Fine Arts League, will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine, a silent auction and a steel drum musician from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Duluth Art Gallery, 3530 W. Lawrenceville St., near the Town Green. Guests will stroll through the art in the downtown Duluth gallery while sipping wine and sampling hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the tropical-themed evening will provide college scholarships to Duluth High School seniors majoring in art, according to Duluth …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thirty pieces of original art to be given away through token hunt in historic downtown Duluth.
Duluth art lovers will be looking for tokens on the Town Green and in downtown shops during Friday night’s Art Walk. Thirty pieces of original art will be given away through the June 3 token hunt. Token hunters can pick up maps and redeem tokens at the Duluth Art Gallery, 3530 W. Lawrenceville St. Address, link. Sponsored by the Duluth Fine Arts League, the First Friday Art Walk starts at 6 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. Artists will be demonstrating pottery, jewelry making, glass art, drawing, and more during the event.