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Woods named interim director at DAI

Christina Woods has been named the interim executive director at the Duluth Art Institute, according to a news release.

Woods is charged with the art institute's upcoming gala, the 2018 exhibition and education season, and the search for a full-time director. She was executive director at the Damiano Center and interim executive director at the YWCA. She's the educational consultant and field reporter for WDSE-TV's "Native Report," is on the board of directors for PAVSA and the Duluth League of Women Voters, and is on the Duluth Human Rights Commission.

The art institute's Masquerade Gala is Nov. 2 at Greysolon's Moorish Room. The event, celebrating the art institute's 110th anniversary, includes dinner, interaction with local artists, and artwork available for purchase. Tickets are available at

Ramon presents 'Terrain' symposium

Artist Cecilia Ramon's "Terrain: The Art of Localization" is a two-day symposium billed as addressing the "intersections between ecology, art and design based on systems thinking, opening new ways to co-exist with the living world."

The event is 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 28-29 at the Duluth Art Institute's Lincoln Center for Arts Education. There is a free community forum from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Ramon will be joined by David Sanchez-Ruano (Ph.D. design, University of Dundee, UK) and Rachel Toczydlowski, (Ph.D. candidate design, University of Wisconsin-Madison.)

Sessions include theory, experimentation, hands-on art making and conclusions.

Register at There is limited space.

Ramon is in partnership with the art institute and the Office of Sustainability at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Scholarships available for performing artists

Applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual Audrey A. Lundeen Scholarship, according to the Bluebird Foundation.

The $2,000 scholarship is open to high school students who plan to pursue advanced training in music, dance or theater in college — though they do not have to plan to major in performing arts.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior and it will be presented at the Christmas By the Lake CD release party on Nov. 15 at Clyde Iron Works.

The Bluebird Foundation will award its fifth annual music, dance, theater scholarship awards in the spring. Students, teachers or coaches should call (218) 740-3397 for more information.