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Unknown Artist c. 1890

Native art is the focus of this weeks Radio Gallery.  On Friday December 9, there is a benefit art exhibit and concert event hosted by AICHO in Duluth called Standing Strong for Our Precious Water.  Also happening next week at UMD, on Tuesday Dr. Karissa White is giving a lecture at the Tweed Museum of Art offering insights in to the Native American Art exhibit she has curated from the Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection and the Tweed Museum collection.  Dr. White presents her lecture Tuesday December 13, 6:30-8:pm at the Tweed.

John Frandy

Luciano Bennetton didn't just embrace the idea of diversity in ads for his family's clothing company ... his project Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity is a non-commercial endeavor to "unite the diversities of our world in the name of common artistic experience."

Rebecca Katz-Harwood

UMD Theatre is celebrating five years of partnership with the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: a partnership that gives students a variety of experiences with guest directors of a professional company ...

Bernard Spragg. NZ/Flickr

Larry offers a wrap-up of our warmer-and-wetter-than-usual November, bids adieu to the snowpack for now, and welcomes the rain: "Every walk has been a fungal find!"

Wisconsin's poet laureate joins us this morning to read, among other things, the titular poem of Apprenticed to Justice:

Some will never laugh
as easily.
Will hide knives
silver as fish in their boots,
hoard names
as if they could be stolen
as easily as land,
will paper their walls
with maps and broken promises,
scar their flesh
with this badge
heavy as ashes.

John Frandy

After a well attended and enthusiastic reception at the preview for the Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity art exhibit on Tuesday, the Sami Cultural Center of North America will host another viewing of the exhibit on Sunday, December 11, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Duluth Fiber Handcrafters Guild

The Duluth Fiber Handcrafter's Guild has already taken over a little corner of the Duluth Art Institute; their Fiber Studio is one of the nice perks the DAI makes available to artists in the area.  But Saturday's blow out will really give folks a sense of what they do.  And you might even get a notion to try your hand at it.

Bob King is a photographer by day in his job at the Duluth News Tribune, so perhaps it came as a bit of a surprise when he was head-hunted to write a book.

Ryan Tischer

Small Business Saturday happens this weekend, November 26 and a few local artists have  collaborated to open a pop-up shop in downtown Duluth. Northlight Gallery is at 15 N 3rd Ave West, open 11-6 Tuesday - Saturday until the end of the year.  The Gallery includes work from Ryan Tischer Landscape Photography, Sweetwater Jewelry Designs by April Witzke, Glass work from Christopher and Abby Jo Robin and The Design Chic Upcycled Clothing including hats, mittens scarves and more by Lisa Perlick.

'Tis the season to celebrate the art of the pop-up ... and the art IN the pop-ups.

Cathy Frank/University Theatre at UW-Superior

Halloween may be over, but UWS actors are still scaring audiences in their production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover and a bee.

And revery.

The revery alone will do

if bees are few.

~ Emily Dickinson

For more information on the work of Dr. Marla Spivak and the University of Minnesota's Bee Lab and Bee Squad, click here.

Gina Tuzzi

What are Plys?  Skateboard decks; made from multiple thin plys of wood.  This week on Radio Gallery the show's organizer Taylor Kline of Prove Gallery explains the exciting and innovative annual art event Plys with Purpose.  Artists from Duluth and around the world participate each year to support local efforts to build a skate park for Duluth youth.  Over 30 different piece of original graphic and fine art will be up for grabs this Friday.

Joellyn Rock

Maybe your imagination was piqued at an early age by the adventures of Mr Bill or Gumby.  If that's the case, we wanted to give you the heads-up that UMD Art Education students are offering a free stop-motion animation workshop tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15) at the Tweed Museum of Art.  The event is free, open to the public, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Tweed's current show, but you could probably work in Pokey if you really tried.

Alyson Enderle

Stage 2 director Sarah Hinz talks about the student-run theater program and her first turn as director at the helm of Almost, Maine.

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