Douglas Ross Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit
Aug
3
to Sep 8

Douglas Ross Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of artworks by Douglas Ross. Douglas is a renowned oil painter in the Midwest and beyond. His exhibit titled "Lake Superior Circle Tour" will be filled with paintings created from around the states that are bordering Lake Superior.

Summer Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm & Monday 10 am - 4 pm; or by appointment.

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Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Competition
Sep
6
to Sep 12

Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Competition

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Plein Air Grand Marais is a 16 year tradition bringing outdoor painters to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a week of painting, competition, learning, and camaraderie. Beginning in 2018, the event is organized by Outdoor Painters of Minnesota together with the Cook County Historical Society's Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery.

Plein Air Grand Marais welcomes artists of all ages and abilities. The Competition will consist of 75 invitational and juried painters. An Open Class consists of registered artists who may exhibit their best original work created during the event in an Open Class exhibit and compete for the Art On The Rocks award in the Quick Paint. A public art activity at Joy & Co. in downtown Grand Marais will offer supervised plein air painting for children and adults and a clothesline art exhibit. Daily paint-outs, artist socials, and Mini-Workshops with professional plein air Competition Artists are open to all artists.

Stop in to the Gallery to find out more and pickup a brochure with all of the event information and paint out locations!

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Plein Air Grand Maraisa QUICK PAINT
Sep
12
to Sep 19

Plein Air Grand Maraisa QUICK PAINT

Join the JHP Art Gallery out by Artists Point for the Annual Plein Air Grand Marais Quick Paint. The competition artists will compete in a timed "Quick Paint" - stop by Artists Point to see them in action.

The Opening Reception with all of the competition pieces on exhibit will be held on Friday, September 13 from 5 - 8 pm.

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Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Exhibit | Opening Reception
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Exhibit | Opening Reception

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Join the JHP Art Gallery and the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota for the Opening Reception of the Plein Air Painting Competition. 75 painters painted inside Cook County lines for 7 days and this exhibition is the result of all of their hard work and talent. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, September 13 from 5 - 8 pm.

The exhibit runs through October 6th.

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Sep
14
to Oct 6

Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Exhibit

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Join the JHP Art Gallery in collaboration with the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota for the Annual Plein Air Grand Marais - an outdoor painting competition with 75 artists! The JHP Art Gallery will be filled with 300 paintings created during a week long competition. All of the artworks will be available for purchase. Stop in to see all of their creations which have been painted inside Cook County.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Sunday 1 - 4 pm CLOSED ON TUESDAYS!

The exhibition runs from September 13 - October 6.

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Oct
12
to Nov 3

Deb Kirkeeide & Kristen Palm Art Exhibition

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of artworks by artists Deb Kirkeeide & Kristen Palm. This will be a one of a kind exhibit of works by two fantastic artists.

The exhibit runs through November 3rd.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4; Monday 10 am - 4 pm. Or by appointment.

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Nov
9
to Dec 1

Frozen Photographers Art Exhibition

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of artworks by a group of photographers called the Frozen Photographers who does their photography outdoors in the frigid cold.

The exhibit runs through December 1.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm or by appointment.

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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Molly Ovenden Abstract Art Exhibition

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of an exhibition of artworks by abstract artist Molly Ovenden. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, December 6 from 5- 7 pm.

The exhibit runs through December 29.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm or by appointment.

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Douglas Ross Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Douglas Ross Lake Superior Circle Tour Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception on Friday August 2 from 5 - 7:30 pm with artist Douglas Ross. Douglas is a renowned oil painter in the Midwest and beyond. His exhibit titled "Lake Superior Circle Tour" will be filled with paintings created from around the states that are bordering Lake Superior. The exhibit runs through September 8th.

Summer Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm & Monday 10 am - 4 pm; or by appointment.

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Artist Talk with Tara Austin
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk with Tara Austin

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an Artist Talk with local artist Tara Austin as she walks through her exhibition titled "Boreal Ornaments II" and discusses her style, technique and her inspiration.

This is the last weekend to view her exhibit.

Tara Austin is a local artist whose vibrant paintings are inspired by nordic traditions and natural patterns. Tara received her Master of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a recently completed a rosemaling apprenticeship funded through the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her work is represented by Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth, MN.

Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am - 4 pm OR BY APPOINTMENT. The Gallery is CLOSED TUESDAYS.

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Annual Planked Trout Dinner & Fundraiser
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Planked Trout Dinner & Fundraiser

Join the Cook County Historical Society for its annual Planked Trout Dinner & Fundraiser held at the Grand Marais Recreation Hall in the RV Park in Grand Marais. The dinner includes plank-cooked lake trout, baked potato, salad and a roll along with coffee or a cold beverage

THE PRICE IS ONLY $16

For more information please inquire the Museum at history@boreal.org or call 218 - 387 - 2883

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Boreal Ornament II An Art Exhibit by Tara Austin
Jul
6
to Jul 28

Boreal Ornament II An Art Exhibit by Tara Austin

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for ane exhibition titled Boreal Ornament II by local artist Tara Austin. The

The exhibit runs through July 28.

Tara Austin is a local artist whose vibrant paintings are inspired by nordic traditions and natural patterns. Tara received her Master of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a recently completed a rosemaling apprenticeship funded through the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her work is represented by Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth, MN.

Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am - 4 pm OR BY APPOINTMENT. The Gallery is CLOSED TUESDAYS.

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Boreal Ornaments II Art Opening by Tara Austin
Jul
5
5:00 PM17:00

Boreal Ornaments II Art Opening by Tara Austin

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of Boreal Ornament II by local artist Tara Austin. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, July 5 from 5 - 7:30 pm and Tara will be in attendance.

The exhibit runs through July 28.

Tara Austin is a local artist whose vibrant paintings are inspired by nordic traditions and natural patterns. Tara received her Master of Fine Art in Painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a recently completed a rosemaling apprenticeship funded through the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her work is represented by Joseph Nease Gallery in Duluth, MN.

Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am - 4 pm OR BY APPOINTMENT. The Gallery is CLOSED TUESDAYS.

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Hovland | The Unintentional Settlement
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Hovland | The Unintentional Settlement

Join Historic Cook County for a presentation on the “Unintentional Settlement” of the town of Hovland. This event is part of the Passport Program to the Past Weekend celebratory weekend sponsored by Visit Cook County. This presentation will be given by Dan Helmerson at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery on Saturday June 15th at 4 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Calling | An Art Exhibit by Alexa Carson
Jun
8
to Jun 30

Calling | An Art Exhibit by Alexa Carson

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works titled “Calling” created by Minnesota artist Alexa Carson. Alexa Carson's paintings invoke the call of our wilderness– the call of the chickadee, the loon, the wolf. We are being called back to our natural spaces to reconnect with wildlife, and to reclaim our role as nature's stewards. This is an exhibit that should not be missed!

The exhibit runs through June 30.

This exhibit kicks off the JHP's summer hours. Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am - 4 pm. CLOSED TUESDAYS

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Calling | An Art Exhibit by Alexa Carson | Opening Reception
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Calling | An Art Exhibit by Alexa Carson | Opening Reception

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of an exhibition of works titled “Calling” created by Alexa Carson. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, June 7 from 5 - 7 pm and Alexa will be in attendance.

Alexa Carson's paintings invoke the call of our wilderness– the call of the chickadee, the loon, the wolf. We are being called back to our natural spaces to reconnect with wildlife, and to reclaim our role as nature's stewards.

This is an exhibit that should not be missed!

This exhibit kicks off the JHP's summer hours. Summer Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1-4 pm; Monday 10 am - 4 pm. CLOSED TUESDAYS

The exhibit runs through June 30.

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Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstration LAST DAY OF EXHIBIT
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstration LAST DAY OF EXHIBIT

Join the JHP Art Gallery for a Plein Air demonstration by Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker,. He will be painting the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery on the last day of his exhibit - June 2 from 1 - 4 pm.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstrations
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstrations

Join the JHP Art Gallery for a Plein Air demonstration by Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker. He will be painting the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery throughout the days on BOTH SATURDAY JUNE 1 & SUNDAY JUNE 2 - these are the last two days of his exhibit.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Greg Lecker Plein Air Exhibit Artist Talk
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Greg Lecker Plein Air Exhibit Artist Talk

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an Artist Talk by exhibitor & Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker. He will also be doing painting demonstrations during the day in the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery.

The Artist Talk will begin at 2 pm and his exhibit runs through June 2.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstrations
May
24
to May 26

Greg Lecker Plein Air Painting Demonstrations

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for a Plein Air demonstration by Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker,. He will be painting the harbor outside the doors of the JHP Art Gallery.

Greg will be painting from 10 -12 and from 1 - 4 during both Friday & Saturday as well as a demo from 1 - 4 on Sunday.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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The Taraldson Collection: Fur Trade Artifacts from the Border Lakes Region
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

The Taraldson Collection: Fur Trade Artifacts from the Border Lakes Region

Join the Cook County Historical Society for a presentation titled "The Taraldson Collection | Fur Trade Artifacts from the Border Lakes Region" Join Lee Johnson, Superior National Forest Archaeologist, for a presentation on a large collection of historic and prehistoric artifacts from locations along the "Voyageur's Highway"

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Greg Lecker Plein Air Painter Meet & Greet
Apr
27
12:30 PM12:30

Greg Lecker Plein Air Painter Meet & Greet

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an Artist Meet & Greet by exhibitor & Naturalist Plein Air painter Greg Lecker. This will be the kickoff for Memorial weekend. Greg will also be doing painting demonstrations outside of the JHP Friday - Sunday.

The exhibit runs through June 2.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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North Shore Artists League Exhibit
Apr
13
to May 5

North Shore Artists League Exhibit

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition presented by the North Shore Artists League - this will be a one of a kind exhibition of works by artists throughout Cook County. The Exhibit runs through May 5.

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm. Or by appointment.

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North Shore Artists League Exhibit Opening Reception
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

North Shore Artists League Exhibit Opening Reception

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of an exhibition of artworks presented by the North Shore Artists League on Friday April 12 from 5 - 7 pm. This will be a one of a kind exhibition of works by artists throughout Cook County. Free refreshments will be provided. The Exhibit runs through May 5.

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The Gun Chronicles | A History of America by Mural Artist JH
Apr
6
to Apr 7

The Gun Chronicles | A History of America by Mural Artist JH

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Learn about and experience an interactive mural where people share their views, describe their experiences and search for common ground. Artist JR photographed 245 people to explore the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in America. This presentation will include video and narrative about the artist and the creation of the mural.

The mural will be on display through Sunday, April 7.

This free presentation is a collaboration between the Grand Marais Public Library and the Cook County Historical Society.

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The Gun Chronicles | A History of America by Mural Artist JH
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

The Gun Chronicles | A History of America by Mural Artist JH

Learn about and experience an interactive mural where people share their views, describe their experiences and search for common ground. Artist JR photographed 245 people to explore the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in America. This presentation will include video and narrative about the artist and the creation of the mural.

The mural will be on display through Sunday, April 7.

This free presentation is a collaboration between the Grand Marais Public Library and the Cook County Historical Society.

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Thin Places Exhibit - by the Spirit of the Wilderness
Mar
17
to Apr 7

Thin Places Exhibit - by the Spirit of the Wilderness

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Thin Places - An Art Exhibit by the Spirit of the Wilderness

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works titled, Thin Places: "The Forms of Things Unknown: Artists Exploring 'Thin Places.’"

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote, "And as imagination bodies forth/The form of things unknown, the poet's pen/Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing/A local habitation and a name." Visual artists, too, have used the artist's brush, chisel, pencil, film and print to give visible form to what the imagination, soul and heart can see. This lecture explores many artists who have sought to give form to what is deeply felt in those 'thin places' of the imagination.

Winter Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm & Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Thin Places Exhibit - by the Spirit of the Wilderness | Opening Reception
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Thin Places Exhibit - by the Spirit of the Wilderness | Opening Reception

Thin Places - An Art Exhibit by the Spirit of the Wilderness          

Join the JHP Art Gallery for the Opening Reception of an exhibition of works titled, Thin Places: "The Forms of Things Unknown: Artists Exploring 'Thin Places,'" with a special guest speaker, Wayne L. Roosa Professor of Art History on opening night.

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote, "And as imagination bodies forth/The form of things unknown, the poet's pen/Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing/A local habitation and a name." Visual artists, too, have used the artist's brush, chisel, pencil, film and print to give visible form to what the imagination, soul and heart can see. This lecture explores many artists who have sought to give form to what is deeply felt in those 'thin places' of the imagination.

Winter Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm & Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Mar
2
to Mar 10

The Art Of Healing Exhibition by the Violence Prevention Center

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Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works presented by the Violence Prevention Center of Grand Marais, MN. The Exhibition runs from March 1 - March 10.

For more information please contact the Violence Prevention Center at: 218.387.1262 or email hope4u@boreal.org

Winter Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm & Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Art Of Healing Exhibition by the Violence Prevention Center Opening Reception

Join the JHP Art Gallery for an exhibition of works presented by the Violence Prevention Center of Grand Marais, MN. The Opening Reception will be held on March 1 from 5 - 7 pm. The Exhibition runs from March 1 - March 10.

For more information please contact the Violence Prevention Center at: 218.387.1262 or email hope4u@boreal.org

Winter Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm & Sunday 1 - 4 pm.

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 Winter Plein Air & Alumni Show - 10th Anniversary
Feb
1
to Feb 24

Winter Plein Air & Alumni Show - 10th Anniversary

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The Winter Plein Air

A 10-Year Anniversary Exhibit of Paintings from the BWCAW

This will be an exhibit of paintings from OPM's annual winter painting retreat at YMCA Camp Menogyn. Exhibiting at the JHP Art Gallery from February 1 - February 24. Do not miss this exhibit!!

Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 5 - 7 pm

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