Ahh, June, my favorite month. The air is warming up, the snow has melted (or most of it anyways), school is out and summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to pack a lunch and jump (or carefully step) into a canoe. Plan a BWCAW adventure, a day trip, or simply paddle around a nearby lake for a few hours. Whatever you choose, you best go now before the incessant buzzing of mosquitos grows into a full-fledged choir. On second thought, you probably better keep some bug spray nearby.
Thunder Bay artist Brian Holden depicts a perfect Canoe Country scene, titled “Canoe Trip.”
Duluth artist Anne Gorham creates images with beach glass from Lake Superior. Gorham, who spends hours scouring beaches with her kids, has been hunting for beach glass (also known as mermaid tears), since she was a child. You can find more at www.lakesuperiorbeachglass.com and by following her on Instagram. Her username is @lakesuperior_beachglass.
Jane Dierberger of Stillwater created a series of four paintings, based on the famous poem “The Song of the Hiawatha.” This print, titled “Hiawatha-The Canoe” can be found at Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery in Lutsen.
Park Point Art Fair
This month, the 46th annual Park Point Art Fair will be held June 25-26 in Duluth. The festival features 120 juried artists from the Midwest and beyond, displaying and selling their artwork, such as clay, fiber, glass, painting, jewelry, photography, woodwork, printmaking and sculpture. There will be food vendors, live music and entertainment, art demos, family art activities and more. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the sandy shores of Park Point. Parking and admission is free. Visit www.parkpointartfair.org for more info.
Lissa Flemming of Bayfield, Wisconsin creates jewelry, such as this Lake Superior necklace.
Author, illustrator, and cartoonist Chris Monroe will feature her works, such as this oil pastel titled, “Owl Spirit.”
Pottery artists Richard Gruhalla and Carrin Rossetti will showcase their ceramics at the Park Point Art Fair.
Breana’s Pick of the Month
A few months ago, I came across this wonderful summer piece, created by artist Andrea Martin. It was on display at the Grand Marais Art Colony during the Northern Fibers Retreat. Martin creates hand-cut paper art, finding inspiration from plants and animals. With good intentions to share it in the March or May issue, I decided to wait until summer arrived. With so many great, colorful prints by Martin, it was hard to pick only one. But, as an avid cat lover, I instantly fell in love with this print, titled “Backyard Garden,” featuring a cat in the lower left corner. To find more of Martin’s creations, visit www.andreamartin.com.