“Effete du Lac (Lake Effect)” by John Michael Cook
NEW Exhibition on display in the Depot’s Great Hall. Hosted by St. Louis County Historical Society.
May 8 – June 7, 2019
Opening Reception May 14th / 4-7pm
Over 70 large scale paintings by Hibbing area resident John Michael Cook depict the effect of Lake Superior on the artist as he experienced architecture and landscapes that are uniquely Duluth. Cook’s style is realistic and awe inspiring.
According to Cook his Duluth art reflects the “wonder” that is the Lake and the wonder that affects the soul of those who experience Duluth. “When French Voyageurs came to Lake Superior they spoke of how living near and on the waters of the great shimmering silver wonder affected their very soul, changed how they lived in this world. They called it Effete du Lac.”
The exhibit will be on display from May 8 through June 10 and may be viewed with regular admission to the Depot. The exhibit is open without charge to St. Louis County Historical Society members. The public may view the exhibit without charge on May 14thstarting at 4:00 PM.