Enter your work : self-portraits from Minnesota-based artists


I AM: 



February 29 – March 26, 2016

Altered Esthetics seeks submissions of self-portraits from Minnesota-based artists and community members, all to create a unified and broad representation of the diverse cultures who call Minnesota home. Ae will be paying particular attention to exhibiting works that uncover gender and race inequalities, stereotypes and hypocrisies.

The self-portrait is possibly the most personal form of art expression, as it explores and expands upon the statement, “I am”. Just as portraits give us a window into how artists see their subjects and what messages they might be trying to send about a person or group of people, a self-portrait can reveal a person’s self-concept, including how they see themselves in relation to society. What can a large group of self-portraits say about who we are and where we live?

Submit up to five images with our online form: http://www.alteredesthetics.org/form/submit-art-upcoming-exhibition

Deadline: December 15, 2015

It is free to submit and there will be no exhibition fee if your work is selected.


Magic Flute Opera + Projections

Great example of Magic Flute using Digital Projections

A special matinee performance at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Symphony Hall, Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2pm.

Mozart’s timeless comedy sprouts wings and flies in this boundary-busting production byKomische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical, highly stylized and synchronized animation sets a surreal stage upon which a quirky cast of characters explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. Minnesota Opera remounts the show that thrilled audiences of all ages and still has the critics talking.

For a show synopsis, production photos, videos and more, visit mnop.co/flute.

Presented in co-production with LA Opera.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 41 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Magic Flute is coming to Duluth


Magic Flute Minnesota Opera

Opera Projections > Behind the Scenes

Visiting Artists : Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

2 Chances on Tuesday October 6 to hear visiting artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison talk about their artwork on our campus, at 2pm in the Tweed and at 6pm in Montague Hall. Both events are open to all students and the public.
Tweed Museum of Art > Talk on Collaboration
October 6, 2015  | 2 pm | Tweed Library
The couple will join us in the Tezla Library at Tweed to deliver a talk on collaboration and engage in an informal Q&A session on the topic.


Art&Design Visual Culture Lecture Series

October 6, 2015 | 6 pm | Montague 70

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison / Photography and Performance

The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images.  The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition. Shana, who studied painting, dance history and metalsmithing, and Robert, a photographer, have collaborated for over 18 years.

View their bodies of work here: http://www.parkeharrison.com/  

Working collaboratively, In 2000 Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images. In 2007 the ParkeHarrisons were awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Fellowship. “The Architect’s Brother,” a museum exhibition of 45 of their images traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Currently their images are included in various group exhibitions including, “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”, “Imaging a Shattered Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate” and envisioning Change”, an exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations environment Programme’s, World Environment Day. Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.  Robert ParkeHarrison studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. In 1999 he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Shana ParkeHarrison received a degree in painting from William Woods College. She went on to study Dance history and metalsmithing at University of New Mexico.