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WHAT:     Vladimir Lobanov: Landscapes of the Russian North

WHERETweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

WHEN:     November 2, 2010 to February 6, 2011

Related Events:
                   November 2, 6:00 p.m, Gallery Talk & Opening Reception

                   October 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.    Reception and preview of art
                          Zeitgest Arts Café, 222 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN


Tweed Museum of Art, UMD, will present an exhibition of recent watercolor works by Vladimir Labonov.  A Russian artist from Petrozavodsk, one of Duluth’s four Sister Cities.  Mr. Lobanov will be visiting Duluth between October 21 and November 4, hosted by Duluth resident Jon Niemi. While here he will interact with students, artists and art patrons. His visit coincides with a visit to Marshall School of a group of students and teachers from Petrozavodsk, organized in conjunction with Duluth Sister Cities International.


Vladimir Lobanov’s works are based on the artist’s travels around Karelia, including Western Siberia, Murmansk and of course, the countryside surrounding Petrozavodsk.   The paintings are sensitively executed in transparent watercolor on paper, a medium used by many painters of the region around Duluth.  Lobanov’s paintings demonstrate the expressive strengths of the watercolor medium. He is also a skillfull illustrator, and his works capture the rugged beauty and scale of the Russian countryside. Vladimir Lobanov has worked in graphic design and publishing, and has taught art and design, as well as being a painter.


A welcome reception for Vladimir Lobanov will be held at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, 222  E. Superior St., Duluth, at 5-7 pm on October 25th. Several of Vladimir Lobanov’s paintings will be on view, and the artist will be in attendance.


The exhibition Landscapes of the Russian North will open at the Tweed Museum of Art on November 2, 2010 and continue through February 6, 2011. A free public reception will be held on November 2nd, beginning at 6:00pm. The artist will discuss his work in the gallery beginning at 6:30pm.   



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