Culminating Reception for Plein Air Painters at GLAFA

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Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

810 West Third Street

Duluth, MN 55806

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Jeffrey Larson, artist and owner of the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art, is kindly opening the doors of the recently renovated St. Peter's church, now a fine art school with old-world charm, to invite the public to celebrate a group of Plein Air Painters of America artists, and to view the new paintings of Duluth scenes they captured while visiting our city between 9/18 and 9/22. The event will offer guests the opportunity to see the paintings and visit with the artists who created them. Also, there will be food, a cash bar, and music to enjoy during the soirée. The event is free and open to the public. Register to help us with head-counts.

The PAPA visiting artists who plan to be in Duluth are:

Carl Bretzke

John Cosby

Kathleen Dunphy

Andy Evansen

Jeffrey Larson

Joe McGurl

Billyo O'Donnell

Joe Paquet

Kate Starling

Brian Stewart

America's Industrial Landscape is brought to you through a collaboration between the Tweed Museum of Art, the Duluth Art Institute, The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art, and Plein Air Painters of America.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art is located at 810 West Third Street. Duluth, Minnesota 55806.

If you are traveling by car, there is a limited amount of parking spots on the side of the building, otherwise guests need to park on the street. Check the DTA bus schedules if you plan to travel by bus.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Tweed Museum of Art if you have questions at 218-726-7823 or 218-726-6552.

Image credit:

Joe Paquet. Lake and Rail Elevator. 24x30. Oil on Canvas.

About Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art

Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art is a small, private four-year classical painting training/apprenticeship. It is modeled after the traditional European Atelier system. The focus of the Academy is to train individuals in Classical Impressionism. More information at

About the Tweed Museum of Art

The Tweed Museum of Art is a collecting art museum that holds in trust a historical and contemporary art collection of over 10,000 artworks on behalf of the University of Minnesota and the people of Duluth and the outlying regions. The museum is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Hours and directions can be found at or by calling 218-726-8222.

About Plein Air Painters of America

The Plein Air Painters of America, formed in 1986, is a fellowship of professional artists dedicated to the historic tradition of painting from life. Through this approach of firsthand observation, members strive to more fully explore and respond to the timeless beauty that surrounds us all. PAPA artists promote a heightened visual appreciation of the world by sharing with the public their combined knowledge and experience through workshops and exhibitions of the highest caliber.

About the Duluth Art Institute

The Duluth Art Institute is a 110-year-old nonprofit organization—one of the oldest art centers in Minnesota. The mission of the Duluth Art Institute is to enrich daily life with dynamic, innovative visual arts programming that upholds excellence and promotes active community participation. For more information, visit

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