Tomorrow, Friday, trail groomers will be out on the west end of the Banadad. The east end will be groomed the next day.
Tomorrow it is also going to warm up to above zero for the first time in days. Last night/this morning the temperature hit negative 36.
Day 12 – The Last Day of Gifting….
Today is the 12th Day of Gifting! Can you believe it? Tomorrow is the last Elfin’ Saturday before Christmas! On this final day, we thought long and hard on who we would feature. He or She had to be a slam bang finish to a truly incredible list of artists. I think you will all agree, we could not have chosen a better artist for Day 12. With great pleasure, I introduce … read more
Day 11 – Glass Totems & Raku
On Day 11 of our 12 Days of Gifting, we bring you Nancy Seaton‘s Fused Glass Totems and Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s Raku fired pottery!
Most notorious for her watercolors, Nancy Seaton expanded to beautiful fused glass totems in the early spring of 2013. When put near the window, these totems come to life. With the unique designs and gorgeous colors dancing in the light, her totems are a … read more
Day 10– Monica Hansmeyer
On Day 10 of the 12 Days of Gifting, we introduce the jeweler responsible for all of our jewelry dreams… Monica Hansmeyer of Seven Sister Design!
Monica Hansmeyer is just plain… COOL! If you have had the pleasure to meet the woman behind Seven Sister Design, you know what I mean. With a friendly smile, farm girl charm and jewelry to die for, it’s easy to see why her jewelry has more devoted fans than we can … read more
Day 9 – Wood ya Look at THAT?
Day 9 is focused on wood, wood-like products, faux wood painting, birch ceramic mugs…. You get the idea! In this day of Wood, let me mention the three groups of artists to be highlighted; Larch Wood, Grant-Noren, and Lenore Lampi.
Larch Wood, based in Nova Scotia, specializes in “end-grain” cutting boards that are praised as works of functional art. Their small, select group of crafts people work exclusively with the native Eastern Canadian … read more
Did you really think we would do a “12 days of Gifting” without mentioning Rick Allen and Marian Lansky of Kenspeckle Letterpress??
I didn’t think so….
As you all know, Rick Allen is possibly Siiviis and Sivertson Gallery’s most popular artist. Without a doubt, he is certainly the most hilarious! His work brings happiness, love and laughter to all… Truly a wonderful gift to give this holiday season.
Bear Ass Sauna
Trapper’s Daughter and the Long View
Grand … read more
Day 7 – Hot Tea and Books!
Shiver me Elfin’ timbers…. It is close to -20 below in some parts of Cook County on this 7th Day of Gifting!! In this spirit we bring you “Hot Tea and Beautiful Book Day!”
A favorite memory of many Sivertson shoppers is our year-round complementary hot tea. Right when you walk in the door, you can stop by our tea stand and choose from an assortment of delicious Harney and Sons blends. Over 30 years … read more
-Day 6 - Aaron Kloss & His Little Birds, Too
Day 6 – Kloss… and His Little Birds, Too!!
When I think of Aaron Kloss, I can’t help but think about his bird paintings. Whether they be cardinals, bluejays, or the recent release of Chickadees... I just can’t get enough.
Just a couple of weeks ago we received a shipment of fresh, original acrylics by the one and only Aaron Kloss. This is a great thing for all you Christmas shoppers out there because that means, not … read more
-Day 5 - Bozeman Babes!
Our self proclaimed sister city of Bozeman, Montana is full of talented artists. Here at Sivertson Gallery, we host the work of two of the greatest ladies Bozeman has to offer! Jennifer (J.L. Walsh) the fabulous jeweler, and Sarah Angst the amazing printer.
If there is any town that could even remotely compare to our beloved harbor town of Grand Marais, it would be Bozeman, MT. Whenever I travel out west to that gorgeous town with … read more
-Day 4 - Woodblock Prints!
Wood block prints are in a class all of their own. There is something about the look, the feel, and the process of wood block prints, that is simply striking. At Sivertson Gallery, we have four woodblock artists represented: Nick Wroblewski, Betsy Bowen, Mike Anderson and Rick Allen (with Rick dabbling in both wood and lino block prints, in addition to wood engravings).
All of our printmakers are fantastic, but it seems that Nick Wroblewski is … read more
- Day 3 - Ananda Khalsa Jewelry!!
Ananda Khalsa’s jewelry does not require many words…. just. LOOK. at. it. and try not to drool all over your keyboard. If you really want to WOW someone special this holiday season, you need to consider Khalsa’s jewelry. It’s true, many women tell us they feel strong and elegant while wearing her jewelry, myself included. When you find jewelry with this much character and energy, it’s important … read more
~Day Two~ Lake Superior… EVERYTHING!!!
How can you give a gift of the North Shore, for the heart and soul, all year round?? Through ART of course! At Sivertson Gallery and Siiviis we have countless options to fill your Lake Superior fancy: photographs, prints, broadsheets, earrings, paintings, cards and more!
One of our most popular gifts this holiday season is Rick Allen’s “Superior is a Sea” broadsheet. Released just before the Tall … read more
The Twelve Days of Sivertson Gift Giving!
Tis the season to be artsy in your gift giving! Here at Sivertson Gallery and Siiviis we are counting down the 12 days until our “Last Elfin’ Saturday Before Christmas” party on December 21st. Check your email, visit our facebook page and read our blog each day for our 12 days of Up North gift ideas from Sivertson Gallery!
~Day One~ MOOSE PRINTS by Liz Sivertson
Forget Black Friday, around here every day has been white, white, white, since the 3 inches of snow that piled up on the Gunflint Trail on Thanksgiving morning. With up to 25 additional inches of snow forecasted to fall by Wednesday night, it seems like a good time to hunker down and start cranking on winter Chik-Wauk projects, like tending to the archives and preparing for the season to come.
Today is “Giving Tuesday” – a special day sponsored by GiveMN (the same folks that brought you “Give to the Max” day last month) that seeks to take the focus off of holiday spending and put it back on holiday giving. Today only, the kind folks at GiveMN are offering $100,000 in matching grants to the 50 Minnesota nonprofits who raise the most donations today. If you find it your hearts and holiday budgets to support the Gunflint Trail Historical Society today with a donation, we’d be most grateful!
One of our winter projects is adding content to the new Passport into the Past website. Passport into the Past is a special historical program for elementary school aged children and their families. The program is used in the local school systems and introducsd kids to Cook County history by visiting 19 different historic sites around the county. Each historic site (you guessed it, Chik-Wauk represents the Gunflint Trail!) has its own Passport into the Past website, where kids and adults can view specific information, like videos, tours, stories, and photos about that area. We’re just finishing up a special presentation that gives a general overview of Gunflint Trail history, so stop by often to see the content we’ve added.
By the way, have you seen the new Gunflint Trail Explorers website? The Gunflint Trail Explorers is another exciting kid-centric program that’s based out of Chik-Wauk. It’s not to early to start planning next year’s summer trip up the Trail!
Stumped on what to get that hard to shop for somebody on your holiday list? Once again, we are offering our DVDS – Gunflint Trail Pioneers and Gunflint Trail Businesses Past and Current – for mail order. Just fill out DVD Mail Order Form and return it to us with payment via personal check and we’ll get your order shipped just as soon as we possibly can. Learn more about the DVDs here.