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A&E notes: Old 97's and Jayhawks play Taste-Together

Grand Minnesota Taste-Together

This year's Grand Minnesota Taste-Together will include more than 225 craft beers and wine in addition to music by Old 97's and The Jayhawks.

The annual event is March 3 at Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn. Tickets start at $45 and are available at Proceeds go to The 14 Foundation. There is an option to take a bus from Duluth.

The event starts with the brewfest and is followed by the concerts. Old 97's is a 90s-bred band alt-country band from Texas fronted by Rhett Miller. The Jayhawks are a Twin Cities-based band that came of age in the 1980s.

Casting Crowns to headline City on the Hill Fest

A Grammy Award-winning group and Billboard's top selling Christian music act since 2007 will be one of the headliners for the 2018 City on the Hill Music Festival.

Also headlining: King & Country, an Australian duo of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone.

Tickets are available now for the Aug. 3-4 2018 festival at Bayfront Festival Park. Go to

The two-day event is billed as two days of worship, music and praise on the shores of Lake Superior.

Labovitz's "122 Conversations" now in Japan

An interactive exhibition by a Duluth-born artist has made its next stop on an international tour to another Duluth sister city.

Anne Labovitz's "122 Conversations" opened in Ohara Isumi-City Japan earlier this month — its fifth showing in three years. It runs through Nov. 30.

Labovitz spent five years on the project that was built on 60 interviews with people living in the sister cities. She created large scale paintings based on the conversations.

Labovitz currently lives in St. Paul and has pieces in the permanent collection the Tweed Museum of Art, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, Calif., the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Weisman Art Museum and the International Gallery of Portrait in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

"122 Conversations" opened in 2015 and will close in 2018 at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Tischer Photographic Gallery opens

An artist who secured a downtown pop-up gallery space the past two years has moved into a permanent location that has its grand opening from 5-8 p.m. today.

Tischer Photographic Gallery features the large-scale award-winning landscape photography of Ryan Tischer. The space at 5 West Superior St. will also include artwork reproductions and framing services.

Tischer's work has been carried by local galleries and he is a regular on the art festival circuit.

DAI looking for resident artist

The Duluth Art Institute is accepting applications from local, regional and national artists — not currently enrolled in an academic program — for its DAI/Lincoln Park Craft District Artist Residency.

The residency runs from February through May 2018, with the final project an outdoor community-inspired mural for debut in June 2018. To apply: Send a cover letter, resume with two references and eight images of recent work to by Dec. 1.

The artist, who will have a private studio space, and be expected to tour the neighborhood and work with the Lincoln Park Business Group to coordinate the design and installation. They will receive a $1,000 stipend and $1,000 for supplies and a housing per diem.