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Lake Superior Watercolor Society Exhibits at Tettegouche State Park

Lake Superior Watercolor Society is coming to town! An exhibit of member artists’ work can be seen at Tettegouche State Park from Oct 7th through the 31st. The opening reception will be Friday October 7th at 7:00pm.

“Autumn Aster” by Rheanna Ford

The Lake Superior Watercolor Society (LSWS) is a Twin Ports based organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of watercolor arts in the area. The group meets monthly to inspire, learn from, and support each other through demonstrations, workshops, guest speakers and critiques. Highlights of the year are two exhibits held at various venues around the region; most recently at the Johnson Heritage Post in Grand Marais, and the upcoming show at Tettegouche State Park!

A few of LSWS’s founding members were accomplished professional artists Cheng-Khee Chee, John Salminen, and Joyce Gow. The formation of the group was a natural extension of the numerous programs and exhibits at the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Tweed has historically had a strong impact on promoting watercolor arts by exhibiting traveling collections of the Midwest Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, hosting a summer master class series and amassing a sizable collection of watercolor paintings. In 1979 and 80, Bill Boyce, director of the Tweed Museum of Art enthusiastically invited Cheng-Khee Chee to exhibit his UMD watercolor students’ art at the Tweed. The success of these exhibits along with a strong arts community resulted in the establishment of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society in 1981.

Since its establishment membership has been a juried application process. There are currently 40 members of the LSWS from the Duluth and surrounding area, 26 of whom will exhibit in the show. The theme for the show is “Up North” and will feature scenes from State Parks and wild natural areas along the north shore.

The LSWS invites you to experience this exhibit celebrating the natural beauty of our region. Visit the website at lakesuperiorwatercolor.com.

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