Do the Dow on Nov. 14-15

Bettye Olson, 91, will open her studio during the Do the Dow art crawl. Olson is shown here with a painting from her early years (the 1940s) to one she painted in 2014 (right). (Photo by Kristal Leebrick)

Bettye Olson, 91, will open her studio during the Do the Dow art crawl. Olson is shown here with a painting from her early years (the 1940s) to one she painted in 2014 (right). (Photo by Kristal Leebrick)

You can still catch some fall color in November at the annual Do the Dow art crawl in the Dow Building, 2242 University Ave. Nearly 30 artists will open their studios 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Work will include oil, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic painting, collage, printmaking, photography, stained glass, pottery, sculpture and drumming by the Women’s Drum Center. New this year: a silent auction to help support ComMUSICation, a youth-development choral program based in the Promise Neighborhood of St. Paul. ComMUSICation’s mission is to empower youth with lifelong skills through music making and community building. Two of their choral groups will perform Friday night at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Khanh Tran’s new Dow Art Gallery, where the silent auction will be held, and outside the second-floor elevators.

Enter the Dow Building through the gallery’s front door on University Avenue.

The Women’s Drum Center will host drum circles throughout the Friday-night art crawl and drum circles and demos at noon-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Drumheart, the center’s performance group, will host a public rehearsal 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

Do the Dow artists include Steve Wewerka, Jill Waterhouse, Noreen Tyler, Karen Searle, Debra Ripp, Emmett Ramstad, Erik Pearson, Patty Paulus, Bettye Olson, Kelly Meister, Ann Meany, Anne Labovitz, Laurie R. Johnson, Martha Kuzzy, Anders Himmelstrup, Bart Galle, Gretchen Driesbach, Robert Delutri, Ruth Donhowe, Don Dickinson, Marisa Cuneo-Linsly, Ann Deprey, Anne DeCoster, Joan Cox, Mike Conroy, Kevin Caufield, Carolyn Brunelle and Ute Bertog.

The Dow Building is partially handicap accessible. There are some stairs at all entryways, but there is an elevator to access all floors once in the building.

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