The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Duluth Art Institute’s Metal Tooling, a free program being offered for ages 10-adult at the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, January 16, 10:30 a.m.

Mt. Iron Public Library

Tuesday, January 16, Noon

Virginia Public Library

Tuesday, January 16, 3:30 p.m.

Chisholm Public Library

Wednesday, January 17, 10:30 a.m.

Calumet Public Library

Wednesday, January 17, 1:00 p.m.

Coleraine Public Library

Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m.

Marble Public Library

Thursday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.

Keewatin Public Library

Thursday, January 18, 3:30 p.m.

Bovey Public Library

Thursday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.

Grand Rapids Area Library

Friday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

Aurora Public Library

Friday, January 19, 1:00 p.m.

Hoyt Lakes Public Library

Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m.

Moose Lake Public Library

Saturday, January 20, 3:30 p.m.

Carlton Public Library

Monday, January 22, 10:30 a.m.

Buhl Public Library

Monday, January 22, 3:30 p.m.

Gilbert Public Library

Monday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.

Eveleth Public Library

Tuesday, January 23, Noon

Babbitt Public Library

Tuesday, January 23, 3:00 p.m.

Ely Public Library

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.

Silver Bay Public Library

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Royal Branch Library

Wednesday, January 24, 3:30 p.m.

Duluth Public Library

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.

Two Harbors Public Library

Thursday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.

Grand Marais Public Library

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.

West Duluth Branch Library

Friday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.

Cloquet Public Library

Friday, January 26, 3:30 p.m.

Cook Public Library

Saturday, January 27, 10:30 a.m.

International Falls Public Library

An interactive program for children ages 10-Adult.

Create a unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. Watch your design emerge through your inner artist.

The classes will be taught by Katie Montgomery and Chrissy Valento.

Artist Katie Montgomery grew up in rural Brainerd, Minnesota and moved to Duluth in 2014 to attend college. A recent UMD graduate, Katie has spent the past year working with community programs ranging from children’s summer art camps to a ceramics studio internship.  Art has been her passion from a young age; during high school she fell in love with ceramics and photography, both of which continue to be her primary mediums. Much of her work focuses on environmental themes and in trying to see and create objects from different perspectives. Sharing art with kids in the community has always been a highlight for her as they are so full of ideas and inspirations that need only an outlet to take off!

Artist Chrissy Valento has been teaching art for the past 20+ years.  She loves her job immensely and enjoys learning new things from her students as well.  She teaches at Lincoln Park Middle School, grades 6 and 8. Chrissy also teaches art classes on Saturdays and in the summer at the Duluth Art Institute.  This is roughly her 10th year at DAI. Chrissy is married and has two children;  Isabel, age 18 and Finley, age 13. When Chrissy is not at work, she is either hiking in the woods, or traveling with her family.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at www.alslib.info,  find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ArrowheadLegacy, on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/alexisleitgeb/legacy-events, or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.