Tim Cortes, a nationally renowned commemorative sports artist in Duluth, has opened a studio at Essentia Duluth Heritage Center in Clyde Park. Through a special arrangement with the EDHC’s Board of Directors, he will perform and display his colored pencil creations in the EDHC’s Warming House, a 900 square foot area located above the Sill Arena mezzanine.
The studio displays a variety of Cortes’ work, with some prints being offered for purchase.
“We’re excited about having Tim display his artwork in our facility," said Steve Kirk, Essentia Duluth Heritage Center's general manager. "It’s one more unique offering that visitors will find when they visit Duluth and Clyde Park.”
Cortes clients are among the “Who’s who” in the sports world, with a special emphasis on hockey. His work has attracted the attention of players, coaches, teams and owners who want to commemorate their careers, among them the Minnesota Twins, commemorating their three World Series appearances and the University of Notre Dame to commemorate 125 years of football.
Locally, Cortes art may be found at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Duluth East High School, where as a student he starred in both football and hockey. He also designed the eight values banners displayed on the exterior of Essentia Duluth Heritage Center walls and featured in Minnesota Hockey Magazine. The Tim Cortes Art Studio West is open to the public during most of the events and any day by appointment.
TODAY'S PREP EVENTS
Cloquet at Duluth Denfeld. Game Notes: The Hunters (2-2) will look to snap a two-game losing streak, while the Lumberjacks (2-0) will continue a challenging opening-season schedule that includes a road game at Class 1A/No. 1-ranked East Grand Forks (4-1) Saturday afternoon.
Duluth East at Holy Family
Hayward at North Shore
Hibbing at Cloquet
Moose Lake at Superior
Cherry at Barnum
Superior at Hibbing
Cloquet at Hermantown
Bayfield at Solon Springs
Esko at Crosby-Ironton
Moose Lake-Willow River at Braham
Carlton-Wrenshall at North Woods
Cromwell-Wright at McGregor