Saturday April 25 > Open Studio + Tweed Exhibit Events

Don’t Miss this Full Day of events on Saturday!

1 – 4pm : Open Studios in Art&Design Classrooms

4 – 6pm : Annual Exhibit Reception in Tweed Museum of Art

5pm : Awards Ceremony in Tweed

6 – 8pm : Rooftop Barn Dance in Bohannon Plaza


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On Saturday April 25, UMD’s Department of Art & Design will opens its doors to the public to view student work and facilities from 1 – 4 p.m. The Open Studio event includes classroom tours, demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music, and an affordable art sale of student work. The studios are located in Anderson Hall, Montague Hall, and the Humanities Building at 1201 Ordean Court on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.

Some pix from previous Open Studio Events: and

After touring the Art & Design studios, the public is welcome to attend the Annual Student Exhibition Reception, which will be held at the Tweed Museum from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibition reception will feature live music, refreshments, and an awards ceremony at 5 p.m. to announce the exhibition prizes and honor UMD Art & Design scholarship students.

This full day of events will wrap up with a rooftop barn dance in Bohannon Plaza, featuring local musicians and dance callers, Four Mile Portage, from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring a creative spirit, wear your dancing shoes!

Art & Design’s Annual Student Exhibition runs April 7 – April 30, 2015 at the Tweed Museum of Art. The exhibition features creative work across a range of media, including animation, ceramics, digital art, drawing, graphic design, motion graphics, packaging design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. This year’s show was juried by Christopher Atkins and Sam Michaels from the Twin Cities. Christopher Atkins is coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sam Michaels is a graphic designer at Studio On Fire, a design and letterpress studio located in Northeast Minneapolis.

The Open Studio event is a joint effort created by UMD student groups, including the Art Guild, Photo Alliance, Media Arts Club, Mud Guild, Impressive Collective, Art Education Club, Art History Symposium, and the Student Design Organization. Students will display creative work and demo various art processes such as stone lithography printmaking and screen-printing, ceramics wheel throwing, welding, and digital art techniques including video game creation. The public is invited to take part in a photo booth, art education activities, video game tournaments, interactive painting, piñatas and more. Student work from all art and design areas will be on display, including the senior portfolios of the UMD Graphic Design majors. Affordable art, ceramics, posters, cards, and food will be available for purchase, in addition to Open Studio T-shirts. The Open Studio event promises to be a fun and interactive day, perfect for all ages and families!


3 thoughts on “Saturday April 25 > Open Studio + Tweed Exhibit Events

  1. Alli Robertson sec 001

    I went to open studio with my roommate and my boyfriend. We all enjoyed looking at everyones art! We first went to the Graphic Design area and played around with some lettering and also looked at the portfolios. After that we went to go look at all the art that was for sale, my roommate had some photographs there. Seeing the pottery and watching some kids try the wheel was fun and really made me want to take a ceramics class. We went and saw all the digital work in A.B Anderson Hall. The art that was in the Tweed was amazing! We didn’t stay for the awards but Im sure it was hard to choose out of all the amazing work in there. We watched the kids hit the piñata, that was really cute and fun for them. Overall I enjoyed the art and activities. Im glad I went.


  2. Paul Jensen
    Sec 002

    I went to Open Studio after work and enjoyed looking at the wide variety of art displayed. I spent most of the time in AB Anderson looking at the displayed work and visiting the room for each class. I enjoyed the wide variety of mediums and styles displayed. Looking at all of the works gave me a lot of ideas of things I could later explore in my work. This was my first year at Open Studio and I really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely make sure I check it out next year.


  3. Katie McLeod
    I went to Open Studio for the full 3 hours and divided my time between the Digital Arts room and the Art Education room. I worked on my project for my Art Ed class in the Digital Arts room and then helped out in the Art Ed room with the kids. I like that there were plenty of art pieces laid out in display and that it was spread out on two floors. I feel there should have been something on the second floor though. The kids seemed to enjoy it and I did as well especially the pinata part.


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