Posts Tagged 'media relations'



Artists Open Studios For Studio Ramble Spring Art Tour

studio ramble logo

 

RED WING, MN (March 2014) — Artists in the Red Wing area invite the public to visit their studios during the Studio Ramble Spring Studio Tour and Art Sale, Saturday April 26, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday April 27, 10 am – 5 pm. Visitors can explore the works of over 15+ artists among 10 sites.This annual event offers a unique opportunity to tour the studios, meet the artists and see and purchase art work in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, computer imagingandGiclee prints. One of the sites will also have live music during the weekend. The studio setting allows for a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their work. Many visitors enjoy one-on-one conversations with the artists and learn about the inspiration behind the pieces.Visitors from the surrounding area, including Rochester,Northfield, Minneapolis, St. Paul and River Falls, come to the Studio Ramble to find distinctive artwork for their homes and offices. New artists join the Studio Ramble’s veteran artists to create a new experience each year. Artists’ techniques and subjects change over time so it’s worthwhile to take another tour.“Red Wing has a very active artist community,” explained Dan Wiemer, a participating painter. “Check out the talent as well as the natural beauty of this area.”

The Mississippi River valley area in Minnesota and Wisconsin is home to hundreds of artists. Some of the finest artists in the Midwest live and work from just south of the Twin Cities to beautiful Lake Pepin.

Visit studioramble.com for a map, artist bios and event information. Brochures are available at the Red Wing Arts Association, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN, and local shops.

About Studio Ramble

Based in the Red Wing, MN area, Studio Ramble is an annual tour of artist studios. The tour takes place during the last weekend in April. Artists showcase their work and offer items for purchase. The Studio Ramble is a collaborative effort among local artists. Sites are located in Red Wing and Lake City, MN and Hagar City, WI. Visit studioramble.com for more information.

About The Studio Ramble Artists – 2014

Chap Achen 

Chap is best known for his black and white photography, his work reflects his Midwestern surroundings. He exhibits and has won numerous awards for his work in local area art shows. You can observe his workflow at his studio, from film or digital capture to screen and print. Visit him on online at: www.chapachenphotography.com/

Mike Arturi – Universal Music Center

Mike Arturi is a national touring and recording musician whose professional career exceeds forty five years. He is currently drummer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee band, the Lovin’ Spoonful. Most recently Mike created and founded the Universal Music Center, a non-profit music school located in Red Wing, MN for which he is the Executive Director. The Universal Music Center offers private one on one music lessons, a monthly workshop and a live performance experience all presented in a positive and supportive environment.

Mette Biering Christiansen

Mette is a native Norwegian who now lives in Red Wing. She is a textile fiber artist, natural dyer and she leaves impressions on cloth, textiles, canvas, papers and metal. Mette has written and published books on textile fibers and numerous articles in trade and commercial publications on a variety of subjects. She has also been a guest lecturer at universities, seminars and workshops in Europe and the US in the last 25 years. You can see examples of her work at nordic-touch.com

Conrad Christiansen

Conrad enjoys watercolor painting. He gets his inspiration mostly from nature and likes being outdoors hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing and camping. Conrad also likes exploring creativity and has shared that passion with others as an art teacher.

Doris Gardas

Her love of Nature and the surroundings of her native Wisconsin are the primary inspirations for her work. Drawing at an early age has developed into a life of art whether it involves capturing her grandchildren on canvas or painting the natural world.

Tom Gavitt

His self-taught watercolor painting technique began during a European trip in 1982.  Tom works in two distinctly different styles relying on sensitive interpretation of realistically rendered subjects in his Eastern painting series and boldly colored, high-key, light filled and loosely rendered interpretations of Native American villages and landscapes in his Southwestern series of paintings.  In juxtaposition, the two styles are startlingly different and Tom frequently does shows in which both styles are fully represented. Tom has produced nearly 5,000 watercolor paintings which are represented in private collections all over the world. Tom calls Red Wing home now, but he has also lived in New York, New Mexico, Maine and Arizona over his lifetime.

David Husom

His color photographs document small town Minnesota and Wisconsin, particularly the Mississippi River valley. His large format color photographs have been exhibited widely across the US including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in October 2006. Visit: www.davidhusom.com. Husom & Rose Photographics also does Giclee printing for artists and museums including many of the artists in this tour. See: www.husomandrose.com/printstudio

Art Kenyon

Art is a long time resident of Red Wing who believes in the valuable relationship between drawing, painting, and printmaking. He constantly explores new techniques, styles and compositions to mix detailed realism with abstract forms. His studio displays oil paintings, watercolors, sepia-tone coffee paintings, detailed graphite portrait drawings, and printmaking images from hand-drawn lithographs, Intaglio copper plate etchings, and original hand-rubbed woodcut prints. Visit http://www.artkenyonfinearts.com/ for more information.

Don Marco

Don was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. Before retiring from his career in Air Traffic Control, Don started developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring he published his first print. His work has received national attention as well as commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at Reynolds’ dinner theatre in Florida. Visit mastercrayonartist.com for more information.

Dave Matheny & Jean Sherlock

This husband and wife work in a wide range of media – pastel, oil, watercolor, pen-and-ink, pencil – with an even wider range of subjects: Landscape, fantasy, portrait, still-life, nautical, wildlife, aviation, and much more.

Dave Matheny

He is an illustrator whose work currently appears in a national magazine, Sport Aviation. He was an illustrator with the Minneapolis Star Tribune for over 30 years.

Jean Sherlock

She has been painting in oils since childhood. Her originals and prints are in collections around the world, and she is a much-sought-after teacher of drawing and painting.

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer has created jewelry for over 20 years. Matt Palmer has worked in a variety of mediums throughout his life and began collaborating with his wife Amy about three years ago. The creation of unique and fanciful jewelry is the result of their compulsion for salvaging old objects and materials and their shared passion for design and sculpture. Their jewelry evolves with the objects they find so no two pieces are alike.

Ann-Marie Rose

Her work is created on computers using her own photographs and scanned objects. She uses digital imaging because it offers a more intimate and complex relationship with her images. She exhibits her work in museums and galleries both locally and internationally. Visit: www.husomandrose.com/printsa.html

Peg Simonson

Peggy’s love of color is apparent as you enter her studio tucked behind the historic Anderson Center. Her painting mediums include: soft pastels, watercolor, where she often incorporates textured papers and ink, and a unique method of painting dyes on silk fabric which are then mounted on canvas. She also hand dyes and paints sumptuous silk scarves using a wide variety of techniques.

Aki Tsuchiya

Akitomo Tsuchiya moved to Red Wing from Nagano, Japan four years ago.  He is a painter working in oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil and red chalk.  Akitomo paints still life, landscapes, portraits and imaginative works of art.  His style is basically representational.  Most of his work is commissioned paintings.

Dan Wiemer

Bold, direct watercolor with strong design best describe Dan’s work. For twenty five years Dan has balanced a career of commercial illustration and fine art. His regional workshops are in demand and his paintings can be found in homes and businesses throughout the country. Dan has a passion for the landscape and draws much of his inspiration from vista views around the Red Wing area. Original art as well as prints and cards will be available. Visit www.danwiemer.com for more information.

RWAA at the Depot

418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN

The Red Wing Arts Association is the oldest arts association in Red Wing, originating in 1952 as an interactive arts educational program. It is committed to a focus on the strong support of, and being a catalyst for, an expanding and dynamic arts community in Red Wing and the surrounding area. The RWAA proudly serves the community through artistic leadership, interactive education, and innovation programming. They are a volunteer, non-profit organization that supports emerging, established, and enduring artists. Visit  www.redwingartsassociation.org/.

###

Editor’s Note: Contact publicist for artwork to accompany article.

studio ramble artist 1

Studio Ramble Artists – part 1

studio ramble artist 2

Studio Ramble Artists – Part 2

studio ramble map 2014

Studio Ramble 2014 Site Map

###

About Firefly PublicityVisit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television.Public relationsisacost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

###

Advertisements

IRISH SETTER® CREATES KNEE BOOT THAT’S 50% LIGHTER THAN TRADITIONAL RUBBER BOOTS

SH04893C_WEB_NA_0913 

RED WING, MN (December 2013) — New for Fall 2014, Irish Setter Rutmaster RPM knee boots are 50% lighter than traditional Irish Setter rubber boots. Their seamless design makes them waterproof and durable. RPM Technology is a breakthrough composite material that significantly reduces the weight of the boot for extreme comfort and added durability. The one-piece upper and sole also incorporates RPM material under foot for cushioning. Rutmaster RPM boots feature Irish Setter’s proven ExoFlex™ Performance Fit System for improved fit and easy on/off convenience. An Airmesh lining wicks moisture and allows air flow, while ScentBan™ eliminates foot and other odors. The Mud Claw RPM sole’s tread design offers an aggressive lug pattern for superb stability and traction, facilitating the release of mud and dirt.

  • Style # 4893 is a 17” pull-on knee boot in Realtree Xtra®camo, $174.99
  • Style #4895 is a 17” pull-on knee boot with 400 grams of Thinsulate® Ultra insulation in Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® camo, $184.99

The original Rutmaster line became popular with hunters because of its revolutionary secure, comfortable fit provided by the patent-pending ExoFlex™ Performance Fit System. The ExoFlex™ panel in the back of the boot shaft expands to accommodate the back of the foot for easy entry. Then the panel contracts for a lock-tight, high-performance fit in an easy on/off waterproof, scentproof boot. All Irish Setter Rutmaster 17” knee boots feature a slim, comfortable profile. Rutmaster RPM boots are available in whole sizes from Men’s 8-14.

New Rutmaster RPM boots will be available in July 2014 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.

###

About Firefly PublicityVisit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity.

###

Irish Setter Borderland Shoes Are Built For Comfort

Irish Setter Borderland #3864

Irish Setter Borderland #3864

RED WING, MN (December 2012) – Irish Setter Borderland rugged casual shoes are built for comfort for after-hours, after the hunt. Relaxed comfort meets rugged styling in these easy-to-wear boots and shoes. Many feature U.S. made SB Foot Leather and ScentBan™ Odor Inhibitor footbeds for long-wearing comfort and confidence. The removable leather-covered memory foam footbed provides superior cushioning. The Borderland sole has a rugged appearance but is deceptively lightweight and slip-resistant. Its shallow lugs won’t clog with mud or dirt. The stitchdown construction is known for exceptional flexibility and durability. These casual styles are built with the same quality found in Irish Setter’s extensive line of hunting boots.

• Style 3862 is a slip-on shoe in brown, $144*

• Style 3864 is an oxford in brown, $159

• Style 3866 is a chukka in brown with UltraDry™ waterproofing, $179

• Style 3865 is an oxford in black, $159

• Style 3867 is a chukka in black with UltraDry waterproofing, $179

Don’t leave the comfort of Irish Setter in the woods but experience the quality all day, every day. These Borderland styles will be available in July 2013 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com. Irish Setter.

###

Irish Setter ® Havoc Big Game Hunting Boots Provide Lightweight Flexibility and Comfort

Irish Setter Havoc Big Game Boots #829

Irish Setter Havoc Big Game Boots #829

RED WING, MN (February 2013) — Lightweight Irish Setter Havoc Big Game hunting boots are built for long-lasting comfort. Hunters will notice the FlexLock handsewn construction which provides flexibility and out-of-the-box comfort over time and miles. The polyurethane footbed offers long-lasting cushioning and contains airflow channels to keep feet drier. The lightweight UltraFlex Big Game sole’s broad platform provides enhanced stability on rocky, mountainous terrain. The upper features premium USA made leather with a variety of camo options, proven Gore-Tex® waterproofing for breathable comfort and a CuShin comfort tongue which offers greater flexibility at the top of the boot tongue. Hunters can select from a variety of insulation packages.

Starting at $160*, the Irish Setter Havoc Big Game boots are the all-around comfortable choice.

• Style #814 is a 7″ non-insulated version with Realtree® APG, $189

• Style #817 is a 10″ non-insulated boot in brown leather/fabric upper, $209

• Style #819 is a 10″ boot with Realtree AP and 400 grams of Thinsulate® Ultra insulation, $219

• Style #829 is a 10″ boot with Realtree AP and 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, $229

• Style #840 is a 10″ boot with Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity and 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, $229

• Style #848 is a 10″ boot with Realtree AP and 1200 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, $244

“Irish Setter Havoc boots meet the rigors of big game hunting and are 1/4 pound lighter than some competitors,” said Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Hunt Product Manager for Red Wing Shoe Company. Visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com

###

Irish Setter® Treeline Hunting Boot Performs In Mountainous Terrain

Irish Setter Treeline #3807

Irish Setter Treeline #3807

RED WING, MN (July 2012) — Irish Setter Treeline hunting boots are built to handle the demands of mountainous terrain. The Treeline’s Vibram® Summit Sole features aggressive treads for superior traction and an articulated heel for improved footholds during descents. Robust, dark brown all leather uppers and an abrasion-resistant rubber toe bumper provide stability and protection from rocks and other abrasions. A waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane, nylon shank and polyurethane midsole provide durable comfort. With a stiffer sole, Treeline boots offer solid footing for hunters traversing rugged terrain while carrying heavy packs.

Available in a 7” version #3807 and a 10” version with 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra™ Insulation #3809, the Treeline boots retail for $209* and 244* respectively and will be available at leading sporting goods retailers in January 2013. Visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.

“Irish Setter Treeline boots use our own premium SB Foot leather,” said Charley Bryant, Irish Setter Product Manager for Red Wing Shoe Company. “This high quality, sturdy leather retains its shape and protects the foot while stalking, climbing or hiking in higher elevations.”

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit http://www.irishsetterboots.com.

###

Irish Setter® Ladyhawk Women’s Hunting Boot Line Expands

SH02889_0912

RED WING, MN (December 2012) – While most women’s hunting boots are nothing more than modified men’s boots, Irish Setter Ladyhawks have been specifically created for women. Irish Setter developed a last that is shaped and detailed to provide superior fit for women. From a lower volume heel cup, to adjusted arch support to a more accommodating collar, the detail in these boots is geared toward higher performance and comfort for women.

•Style #2889 is a 9” hunting boot with Realtree® All-Purpose camo and 2000 grams of Thinsulate® Ultra insulation. This new boot includes pink accents on the tongue and sole and will be available in July 2013. Suggested retail price is $184.
•Style #2886 is a 9” hunting boot in brown leather/fabric with 1000 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation. The mini-bob sole is versatile for upland and big game hunting, $179
•Style #3886 is 7” hunting boot with 600 grams of Thinsulate® Ultra insulation and brown on brown leather/nylon uppers, $139
•Style #3887 is a 7” hunting boot with Mossy Oak® Break Up Camo/Brown leather and 1000 grams of Thinsulate® Ultra insulation, $154

The camo versions include a camo-wrapped EVA midsole. All Ladyhawks share the streamlined silhouette, design details and proven performance features. The boots are available in women’s sizes Medium 5-11.

Existing Ladyhawk styles are available now. Visit www.irishsetterboots.com for the retailer nearest you.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of Red Wing Shoe Company that produces a full line of performance hunting boots and rugged outdoor casual footwear. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to offer customers the highest quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit www.irishsetterboots.com.

###

 Download images of the 2886: High Resolution 300 dpi TIFF | Medium Resolution 72 dpi JPEG

Download images of the 3886: High Resolution 300 dpi TIFF | Medium Resolution 72 dpi JPEG

Download images of the 3887: High Resolution 300 dpi TIFF | Medium Resolution 72 dpi JPEG

Download images of the 2889: High Resolution 300 dpi TIFF | Medium Resolution 72 dpi JPEG

Note: your computer may require that you rename the TIFF files to add a .tif file extension.

Editor’s Note: Visit Media Portal for more images. Please use the login and password provided to access images in a variety of formats. The recommended image for this product is: 2886, 2889, 3886, 3887. If you need access information, please contact Kim Emery using the information provided to the right.

*Prices shown are suggested retail in USD. Please contact kim@fireflypublicity.com for pricing outside of the USA.

About Firefly Publicity

Visit http://www.fireflypublicity.com for more information about its public relations services for outdoor products. Firefly Publicity works closely with writers and editors to place products in media like magazines, newspapers, on-line content, radio and television. Public relations is a cost effective way for companies to maximize their marketing or advertising budget. Firefly Publicity is a results-oriented pr firm located in Red Wing, Minnesota. If you’re interested in gaining exposure for your company’s products, please contact Kim Emery at Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com or see her Google+ profile.

HookHunt Executive Will Speak At OCEANS 12 Conference

New Fishing & Hunting App Aids Species Management

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 2012) —Christian Anderson, a hunting and fishing industry executive,  will speak during the OCEANS 12 Conference in Hampton Roads, VA, October 14-19, 2012. The co-founder and CEO of Umaxoutdoors, LLC will discuss the use of mobile technology for better species management with this international gathering of scientists, engineers and responsible ocean users.Umaxoutdoors is launching its HookHunt mobile application this month. HookHunt is a fishing app and a hunting app in one. This convenient mobile app allows anglers and hunters to capture real time data by simply taking a picture with a smart phone. Time/date, GPS location, lunar phase, tidal information and comprehensive weather conditions are automatically recorded on the user’s website. The user can then query his or her personal data along with global data to create better strategies.Umaxoutdoors can share global data with interested wildlife management agencies. The data provided to wildlife management agencies will not include specific GPS coordinates or share users’ names but will allow agencies to pull information about a general area. This data could include information about how many fish of a certain species were caught within a specific time period.

“We’re very excited about our HookHunt launch,” said Anderson. “Soon wildlife agencies will be able to access timely information from our databases. And sportsmen and women can easily record information about their fishing or hunting trip and use that information to make their trips more productive or enjoyable in the future. It’s really a win-win for everyone who loves the outdoors and wants to ensure that future generations can enjoy it as well.”

The HookHunt app can be downloaded at the App Store and Google Play, Three versions are available: the Free version with one-touch photo upload, basic maps and weather; the Explorer version with more advanced features for $19.99/year and the fully-loaded Expert version for $29.99/year. Visit hookhunt.com for more details.

For a limited time, the Expert version of the HookHunt app can be downloaded for a 30 day free trial by entering CODE: free30.

 

About UmaxoutdoorsBased in Virginia Beach, VA, Umaxoutdoors, LLC has created the essential outdoor mobile app for anglers and hunters – HookHunt. The HookHunt app was conceived during a goose hunt with family and friends in Maryland. The business was formed in February 2012 by avid anglers and hunters. After extensive beta testing, the app will officially launch in October 2012.

This convenient mobile app allows anglers and hunters to capture real time data by simply taking a picture with a smart phone. Time/date, GPS location, lunar phase, tidal information and comprehensive weather conditions are automatically recorded on the user’s website. The user can then query his or her personal data along with global data to create better strategies. Visit hookhunt.com for more information.

About OCEANS 12

The OCEANS Conference series, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE (IEEE/OES), is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in oceanic engineering and marine technology.

OCEANS 2012’s theme, Harnessing the Power of the Ocean, has as its foundation the conceptual National Ocean Enterprise that identifies seven societal benefits:

  • Improving predictions of climate change and weather, their effects on coastal communities and the nation
  • Improving the safety and efficiency of marine operations
  •  Mitigating the effects of natural hazards
  • Improving national and homeland security
  • Reducing public health risks
  • Protecting and restoring healthy coastal marine ecosystems
  • Enabling the sustained use of marine resources

Visit http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/index.cfm for more information.

###