October 18th, 4:30-6:30pm Duluth Public Library, Mt. Royal Branch, Blue Room (exhibition up now through October 19th)
October 24th, 4:30-6:30pm Main Duluth Public Library, Gold Room (exhibition upstairs starts October 21)
October 25th, 2:00-3:30pm Ely Public Library
October 26th, 4:00-5:30 Moose Lake Public Library
November 2nd, 5:00-6:30pm Two Harbors Public Library
November 14th, 7:00-8:30pm Quarry Hill Nature Center, Rochester
November 18th, 1:00-2:30pm Grand Rapids Forest History Center
December 16, Evening Dinner by the Lake, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center, Sandstone
WORKSHOPS COMING IN 2024: FOTOfusion January 30 — February 3 followed by 2 workshops for Palm Beach Photographic Centre (birds of Everglades, and Photographing Flowers)
CRAIG BLACKLOCK, Light Waves—Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior
Come along on Craig Blacklock’s visual exploration of Lake Superior. For 47 years Blacklock’s artistic practice has been intrinsically linked to the interface of land and water in wilderness areas—most often Lake Superior. Over that time his artwork has evolved from color landscapes depicting what these places looked like to increasingly non-representational imagery untethered from context.
His most recent body of work, Light Waves, is a series of images isolating the complex mirror of Lake Superior’s surface, producing a purely abstract representation of the palette and textures lying outside of the frame.
Craig will show his traditional landscapes from Lake Superior providing both historic and artistic context for his Light Waves images, present the Light Waves images within the context of other abstract artists, including Grand Portage’s George Morrison, and show segments of his otherworldly, and mesmerizing Light Waves video. He will also share a few images from his newest series, Light Waves Squared. Craig will have several of his books and his 2024 Lake Superior and ROCK+WATER+WISDOM wallcalendars available for purchase and signing after the events.
Craig Blacklock is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant form the National Endowment for the Arts.To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.