Press Release: UMD School of Fine Arts' Open Studio

UMD SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS HOLDS OPEN STUDIO TO SHOWCASE STUDENT WORK AND FACILITIES The School of Fine Arts' Department of Art and Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth will be holding a student-run open studio event on Saturday, April 21. Student work and working facilities will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to coincide with the city of Duluth’s annual Gallery Hop and the Tweed Museum of Art’s annual student exhibition. The event is free to the public and will include studio tours and free demonstrations and activities. The Open Studio will be located at 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, Minn., 55812. Further information can be obtained from Elizabeth James by email at or by telephone at (218)-726-8959.

The Art & Design Open Studio is an opportunity created by the students enrolled in the UMD School of Fine Arts Department of Art and Design. The students of the Department of Art and Design will have on display their own work and give the community the opportunity to see the spaces in which they work. All areas within the Department of Art and Design will be present and exhibiting work at this event. The studio departments plan full tours of studio space all day as well as gallery exhibitions. The printmaking department will be holding free screen-printing and printmaking demos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will have “Open Studio” T-shirts for sale.

The ceramics department plans to hold free wheel throwing and hand building demos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Student Design Organization and the photography department will showcase their studios and student works. The digital arts department has planned various interactive activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art History and Art Education students will also be selling baked goods, books, buttons and T-shirts outside of the Tweed Museum of Art during the duration of the event. The departments within the School of Fine Arts have constructed multiple free events and tours based around the exhibition to show and include the local community in the work they are engaged in.

While out on the Gallery Hop, stop in to support Duluth’s local, young, emerging artists at the School of Fine Arts Open Studio.

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