Sivertson Gallery hosts "Do You Raku? We Do!" on October 4

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:18pm

Sivertson Gallery is hosting ‘Do You Raku? We Do!’ on Saturday October 4th from 10am to 3pm.  WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with C.J. Heithoff of the Gallery on North Shore Morning.


Do You Raku? We Do!
Saturday 4th of October, 2014
Learn the secrets of a raku glaze and fire with ceramic artists Richard Gruchella and Carrin Rosetti. Buy a bowl to glaze yourself and Richard will fire it on the spot! This annual event takes place in Grand Marais on Saturday, October 4th from 10 am to 3 pm!
“Do you Raku” takes place during the North Shore’s “Crossing Borders Studio Tour.” This event offers a unique opportunity for folks to learn about artists’ processes and how their environment influences their aesthetic decisions.
Sivertson Gallery - Grand Marais
14 West Wisconsin Street
P.O. Box 178
Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA
Toll-free 888-880-4369
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Art Colony October Classes and Moose Madness

Check out the Art Colony's October Classes and give us a call today to register!

My Imaginary Friend the Superhero: Youth Class with Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

October 9 - October 30 | 4 Thursdays | 4 - 5:30pm
Tuition: $45

Harvest Bounty in Pastel with Lisa Stauffer

October 11- 12 (& 13 optional) | 2 or 3 days | 9am - 4pm
Tuition: $150

Community Ink Day: Autumn Designs with Jerry Riach

October 11 | 1pm - 4pm | DROP IN ACTIVITY
Tuition: $5

Watercolor: Youth Class with John Franz and David Hahn

October 20 - November 10 | 4 Mondays | 4pm - 5pm
Tuition: $25

Interior Landscapes: Cultivating Creative Resilience

October 25 - 26 | 2 days | 9am - 4pm
Kelly O. Finnerty
Tuition: $190 | Supply Fee: $11

Pots for Presents with Joan Farnam

October 28 - December 16 | 8 Tuesday evenings | 6 - 8pm
Tuition: $150 | Supply Fee: $30


There's A Moose In My Brush! with Tom McCann

October 17 | 10am - 11:30am

Intro to Letterboxing with Jill Levene

Friday, October 17 |  Noon - 2pm
Tuition: $5

MN Center for Book Arts Classes (REGISTER THROUGH MCBA at

Decorative Techniques on Paper with Jana Pullman

Saturday, October 18 | 9am - Noon
Tuition: $20

Explore Paste Paper with Jana Pullman

CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 218-387-2737
DATE: 09/30/2014 12:49pm

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls! (Glass and Clay)

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls!

There is still space available in the Make-a-Bowl Sessions at the Art Colony and this year you have your choice between working in the clay studio or the glass studio.

Join us for one of the following sessions:

Make-a-Bowl | $5 | Clay or Glass Studio


Sunday, October 4 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 5 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Sunday, October 12 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 13 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday, October 22 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday, October 23 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Call the Art Colony to register: 218-387-2737



CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 218-387-2737
DATE: 09/30/2014 12:21pm

Thank you!

The vote is in and the proposal to dissolve Boreal so that we can continue with the transfer of Boreal's business functions to Boreal Community Media has passed.  Thank you to our members for helping make this happen!

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Community joins forces to stock "The Cupboard" to help local youth

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:41am

What would it be like to be a middle school or high school kid whose family couldn’t afford to buy your basic hygiene items?  The Cupboard (based on a national movement called Cody’s Closet) functions there in Cook County to meet this need.  

Members of the outreach team at Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church brought the idea to Principal Adam Nelson at School 166, and it was decided that a hygiene presentation for middle and high school students would be helpful.

A group of Spirit of the Wilderness folks (ably led by Kathy Sullivan and Beth Kennedy) packed 300 bags of hygiene items to be given to all students at the presentation. 

For these bags, Arrowhead Pharmacy donated over $600 worth of combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant, Solbakken Resort  donated soap, lotion, and shampoo.  North Shore Health Care Foundation gave a grant of $500 and Grand Marais Family Dentistry donated toothpaste and dental floss picks at cost.

The Cupboard will continue to have hygiene items and healthy snacks for students to pick up when they need them.  The Cupboard will  be in the office of School District 166 Student Success Coordinator Anna Sandstrom. Actual cupboards to store the hygiene supplies were donated by Tim Kennedy and Gunflint Realty.

If you have hygiene items to donate, please contact Kathy Sullivan or Beth Kennedy or bring to worship at Spirit of the Wilderness at Maple Hill Church on County Road 54 on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

October is "College Knowledge Month" at Cook County Higher Ed

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:40am

Have you thought about going to college, but don’t know where to start?  College Knowledge Month is a great opportunity to learn more about your options for education and training.

Throughout October you can attend free workshops on how to choose a college, how to pay for college and how to prepare for college. There are informational sessions on Monday - Thursday throughout the month, with some gatherings in the evening

Additional workshops include Starting Your Own Business and Landing the Perfect Job.  All events are free of charge and will be held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore Campus in Grand Marais:

College Knowledge Month is sponsored by Cook County Higher Education, Cook County High School and the Grand Portage Department of Education.

Visit upcoming events for a complete schedule.