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DAP exhibit gets warm reception


July 13, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

ATTENDEES ENJOY refreshments and snacks in Ironwood's Downtown Art Place Friday evening during a reception for the DAP's birch exhibition.


Ironwood - The Downtown Art Place held a reception Friday evening to mark the opening of its "Birch" exhibition on display in the concourse of the Historic Ironwood Theatre.

The exhibit features 25 people, according to organizer Peg Sandin, who submitted approximately 56 pieces.

"Art is alive and well in Ironwood," Sandin told the Daily Globe. "We've had a lot of people here all night. ... It's well attended."

Entries came from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, according to Sandin, and included paintings, hand-pulled prints, pottery, fiber, metal and wood. All the pieces reflected the show's theme in some way, often through both the subject and materials.

Exhibit judges Pasqua Wastler and John Lundin awarded a best-in-show award, award of excellence and two awards of merit. Best in show went to Ann Singsaas, Christine Lenzen took the award of excellence and Polly Barbacovi and Michelle Wegler received the awards of merit.

A common feature around the Northwoods, Sandin said the idea of making birch the theme came from suggestions made by those who visited last year's "Touch of Magenta" exhibit.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 18 during the DAP gallery's normal hours.

The DAP is open from 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.


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