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A weekly feature on Northland Morning keeping you up to date on Twin Ports art happenings. Airs Mondays at 8:20. Hosted by Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute.

Where’s Art: From Tops to Bottoms

Prove Gallery

Whether enjoying the holiday lights reflecting on the breast of the new-fallen snow or settling down to crack open a good book, Annie Dugan has you covered.

The Embassy's latest event is Boubville. “It's a light display, art projection, musical wonderland,“ says Dugan. "[The Embassy has] taken over a block on 4th street to share their interpretation of another light display in town.” Artists contributing to the event include Emily Koch, Daniel Benoit, Clancy Ward and more. “It’s also a fundraiser for them… to keep doing the crazy stuff they’re doing... in all those good ways.” The event runs from Thursday through Saturday this week and is open to families from 4-9pm; adults only from 9-11pm.

Prove Gallery is calling for art. Their series “By Return” is a mail art subscription in which local artists can participate. Prove will choose 12 artists for the year, then send subscribers a postcard donned with the artwork from one of the chosen artists each month. Info about submissions can be found at provecollective.org and should include a digital image, a short bio, and a quote.

And books! "This," says Dugan, "is a time of year to get a good blanket, a cup of tea and read a good book." Dugan's recommendations include Butts: A Backstory by Heather Radke and Censored Art Today by Gareth Harris. The first is a history of rearends going back 6000 years. The other looks at how art has gotten caught up in the world of censorship.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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