Russian Artist Paints Picture of Home for Duluthians

By KBJR News 1

October 25, 2010 Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 10:22 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Local art connoisseurs gathered at the Zeitgeist Art Center tonight for the opening of an exhibit of an artist from Duluth's Russian sister city.

Vladimir Lobanov opened his watercolor and pencil exhibit, "Landscape of the Russian North" showcasing the picturesque beauty of a land much like ours.
Duluth Sister City International brought the artist to the Twin Ports after meeting him two years ago at his studio through an exchange program.

Lobanov is considered a post-modern artist and carries his notebook and sketching materials everywhere he goes to capture the scenes of northern Russia much like a documentary photographer.

"We're really happy to have him share his art with us and for us to capture the essence of northern Russia if you haven't been there you're able to see the similarities between the two communities," said Melissa Kadlec, with Duluth Sister City International.

Lobanov will be in Duluth for the next two and a half weeks.

His exhibit will be at the Tweed Museum of Art through the middle of February.

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