Monday, April 14, 2008

Northern Tales with a Twist at Sivertson Gallery

In conjunction with Earth Day events in Duluth, Sivertson Gallery caters to the imagination with Song of the Blackfly and Other Campfire Sonnets, a show featuring prints by Rick Allen which provide a refreshing and somewhat improbable interpretation of the northland, its lore and its creatures.

Rick Allen has been an artist and illustrator for more than 20 years, working mostly in relief prints from wood or linoleum block and wood engravings. He and his wife and creative partner, Marian Lansky, own and operate The Kenspeckle Letterpress. Using a combination of 19th Century cast-iron printing presses and 21st Century digital technology, they produce a range of original and giclee prints, letterpress and offset printed greeting cards, and a miscellany of ‘curious engravings, eccentric broadsheets, unique invitations, and printed ephemerae.’

Sivertson Gallery was founded in Grand Marais, Minnesota in 1980. The Canal Park Duluth location opened in 1995. Sivertson Gallery strives to enrich the lives of community members and visitors with original art from regional, Canadian and Alaskan artists.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are:
10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday

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