Alango basketmaker juried into Arrowhead art biennial

Silent Whispers from the East, a wall basket sculpture by Cathryn Peters, is part of the Duluth Art Institute’s current juried artwork exhibit (Jan. 24 through April 15, 2019). Submitted photo.

Silent Whispers from the East, a wall basket sculpture by Cathryn Peters, is part of the Duluth Art Institute’s current juried artwork exhibit (Jan. 24 through April 15, 2019). Submitted photo.

DULUTH – Basketmaker Cathryn Peters from Angora was one of 26 artists selected from over 70 entries for the 62nd Arrowhead Regional Biennial Exhibit which features juried artwork from the Upper Midwest produced within the past five years.

This show is on view in the John Steffl Gallery in the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth from Jan. 24, through April 15, 2019.

The Arrowhead Regional Biennial celebrates a dynamic range of artwork produced in the upper Midwest. The event is open to artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.

Juror Jerha Patrick, tasked with identifying works from over 70 submissions, echoes the vibrancy of our region in her selection. Patrick, director and curator of Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery, explains, “The 26 artists in the 62nd Arrowhead Regional Biennial are making work in response to place and present moment: the environs of the North, current events and politics, and their identities. They are locating themselves in the Midwest— the North—where they look out to their backyards, their city, and their nation.”

Peters’ wall basket sculpture, Silent Whispers from the East, is over three feet wide and over three feet high. It was made in 2018, woven using dyed and natural round reed on a framework of two naturally shed fallow deer antlers. Exhibit catalogue will be available for purchase following the event.

Founded in 1907, the Duluth Art Institute serves the Duluth area and the region, providing exhibition and educational programs for artists, adults and youth throughout the year. For more information, visit the Duluth Art Institute website at www.duluthartinstitute.org.

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