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Crayola’s New Blue Crayon Needs To Be Named, Got Any Ideas?

Crayola Crayons were a staple at our house while my daughter was growing up.  She's 23 now and I still have several boxes in the craft room waiting for when there's little ones in the house again.  I guess I never really paid attention to what the color names were until they decided to retire one, Dandelion which was yellow with a bit darker hue.  Now they have a replacement that needs to be named and my first idea was already submitted!

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Nick Cooper TSM
Nick Cooper TSM
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Ken & Cathy Make Glass Blowing Paperweights At Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop [VIDEO]

Cathy and I recently got to do something really fun last week with Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop.  It's their new location, and we had the owner Dan Neff show us how to make some paperweights.  It was really cool... or hot I guess.

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Flutter Brothers Productions via YouTube
Flutter Brothers Productions via YouTube
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Local Art Glass Shop Opens 2nd Location on London Road

Lake Superior Art Glass has been operating in Downtown Duluth for several years now, and is now expanding to another location down the street.   They are opening a second location that will be called the Lake Superior Art Glass Hot Shop.

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Help This Duluth Denfeld High School Student Find Her Stolen Art Piece

Some people apparently have no conscience. Bayley, a high school student at Denfeld High School, took part in a high school art show at Miller Hill Mall on March 20. During the course of the show, Bayley's piece was stolen.

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The Hibbing Dylan Project On The Iron Range Is In Need Of Artists

If we are honest, some people are miffed at Bob Dylan for his lack of luster for the cities he was born and grew up in.  He was born at then, St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth now known as Essentia and grew up on the Iron Range in the town of Hibbing.  However, there are many that admire his music, are true fans and are thrilled that he recently won a Nobel Prize in Literature.  A group on the Range wants to highlight that accolade and is looking for help.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Our Beautiful Duluth Art Institute Houses Many Learning Opportunities [VIDEO]

Have you driven past this historic brick building at 2229 West 2nd Street in West Duluth  and wondered what it was?  You may have seen the sign and knew it was the Duluth Art Institute but not sure what they do there.  I'm glad you're here, Dana shares info about the history of the building, what artists do within the building's brick walls and how your family can benefit from classes and events they hold.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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My Treasured Purchase At Bayfield Apple Festival Leaves My Husband Shaking His Head

When I go to fairs and festivals I look for usual things to purchase (and something yummy to eat).  You know, stuff I can't get in a department store.  We went to the Bayfield Apple Festival and I was on the search for my treasured purchase.  I found it, love it and it leaves my husband shaking his head.

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Courtesy of Alison Price
Courtesy of Alison Price
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Community Mural Painting Project Adds Color To Superior

South Superior is looking a little more colorful after some artwork has been created on Shannon's Stained Glassery.  It's a mural project that's been started as part of a grant from the Wisonsin Arts Board and it's one of three projects to take place in the city.

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Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes
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Has Anyone Else Noticed How Strange This Statue in Duluth Is?

I've driven by Miller Dwan Rehab building many times in Duluth, and I've seen the artwork statue out in front of the doors.  It wasn't until recently, when I was actually walking out of the building, that I noticed how "real" the statue is.  I mean, holy cow.

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Minnesota DNR Announces License Plate Design Contest

If you have an artistic touch, you'll want to take advantage of the Minnesota DNR's 125th Anniversary challenge to design a Minnesota license plate in honor of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.  However, you better get to work as the deadline is coming up fast.

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Jeremy Peterson
Jeremy Peterson
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Northland Native Wins Star Wars Fan Art Contest, Wins Trip To LA

Years ago I had college roommate Jeremy that was VERY into Star Wars.  I mean, this guy had everything from action figures to posters.  It was pretty cool, and we had a lot of fun nerding out with Star Wars stuff.  He was in graphic design, so naturally he was pretty artistic.  Recently I saw on Facebook that Jeremy had entered a contest for Star Wars, and the guy actually won!

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Bob Dylan Mural Painted In Minneapolis
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Bob Dylan Tribute Mural Revitalizes Downtown Minneapolis [VIDEO]

There are many Bob Dylan fans in the Northland.  He's played in Duluth a couple of times, the most recent a foggy July day at Bayfront Festival Park.  At his concert here in 1999, he made reference to being born over the hill in Duluth and hoped it was still there sending the crowd into a frenzy.  His fame is world-wide and proof is in the huge mural in downtown Minneapolis.

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