I asked Loren Martell to file for the School Board seat in District 3. He warned me that he has some personal priorities which will severely limit his campaigning. First among those priorities is setting up a showing of his late wife, Karen Lynne Burmeister’s, art work. A long time teacher at Marshall School she succumbed to an aggressive cancer far too early leaving Loren alone.
This showing is an act of devotion to her memory to share Karen’s talent with the community.
In Loren’s final summing up column in the Duluth Reader he concluded with this information about the show:
*Personal note. Not everything in this world is hardball politics. My late wife, Karen Burmeister, was an art teacher and a very talented artist. I’m having a retrospective show of her artwork in the Duluth Art Institute. For those who don’t know, the Art Institute is in the old train depot on Michigan Street, just below the main library. The exhibit will run from Sept. 10 through Oct. 4. The opening reception will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Sept. 10. The whole town is invited.