Tim Cortes of Duluth has created three hand-drawn colored pencil murals to commemorate the Minnesota Twins' three World Series appearances.

Following a national search, the Twins commissioned Cortes to produce the 36-inch by 72-inch mat board murals, which are prominently displayed in the Champions Club at Target Field.

Known for impeccable detail and due to the scale of the illustrations, over 500 colored pencils were required to complete the murals, which took approximately three months to finish.

One of the nation’s premier photo-realism artists, Cortes uses color pencil as his preferred medium.

“I am proud to have been selected to produce the three illustrations commemorating the 1965, 1987 and 1991 World Series appearances,“ said Cortes (right). “As an athlete, coach and sports fan, I felt very comfortable working on this project. Collaborating with the Minnesota Twins organization has been great, and I appreciate the opportunity to create pieces that will be on display for Twins fans to enjoy for years to come.”

Hundreds of Cortes' limited edition lithographs have been sold all over the world, and his clients are a venerable who’s who of American sports.

From Wayne Gretzky to Dale Earnhardt and from Shaquille O’Neal to Troy Aikman, Cortes has been commissioned to create countless commemorative works of art over the last decade.

Tim Cortes Studio is located in Duluth.


Jordan Burnham, a mental health activist who has appeared on CNN and  “The Dr. Phil Show,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Somers Lounge at The College of St. Scholastica.

Burnham presents an inspiring story of struggling secretly with depression, surviving a suicide attempt, and finding emotional wellness.  His program educates students about depression, suicide and coping mechanisms for young adults. He is a communications student at Montgomery Community College in Philadelphia.


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