Arts

Arts and culture

Greg Michaels

Metal sculptor Greg Michaels on his former career as an illustrator, the welder he bought "to work on the car," and the green jewel that is Duluth.

Jonathan Thunder

Annie Dugan on an upcoming show by Jonathan Thunder, a memorial and retrospective for Russel Gran at the Washington Studios he helped create, and The Gong Show returns with a Duluthian on the hot seat.

Anna Bailey

"Man, this smells amazing!"  ~ most people, upon entering wood artist Anna Bailey's booth

Wood artist Anna Bailey on home, family and the tools you find and learn to use along the way.

Lori Kempton/Twin Ports Stage

Fresh on the heels of a successful comingling of Duluth and Superior mayors in Love Letters, Twin Ports Stage is feeling pretty good.

The mayors had so much fun they'd like to do another show together, the public was impressed by their "hands-on helping" and the gutting of their proposed new space is done.

  "It was as if the water remembered."

Jacqueline Briggs Martin's latest is the true story of a creek - and a man - finding their way home.

There is a new exhibit called Sinew at the Tweed Museum of Art bringing together the work of celebrated and accomplished female Native artists living and working in the Twin Cities.  The show was curated by Dyani White Hawk and includes the work of Carolyn Anderson, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Elizabeth Day, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Maggie Thompson.

The region bids a happy retirement this week to Bob DeArmond, the longtime head of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ... and Annie is in search of fiction books about art history to enjoy on vacation.

We speak with Robert Lee, the artistic director for the Underground Theatre in Duluth about their new production, the What She Said One Act Festival, a celebration of new plays written by women playwrights from around the country, and directed by women of Duluth, Minnesota, highlighting women's voices.

Radio Theatre is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Douglas Wood, the author of Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir, published in 2017 by University of Minnesota Press.

The book is a personal and familial reflection on his lifelong connection to the promise and of nature.

Nathaniel LeCapitaine/Fox 21 News. Used with permission.

Non-profit theater and arts company Twin Ports Stage has been working for years to create an arts & event center in Superior.

Photo: Dusty Hoskovec

What starts at sundown and ends at daybreak? Northern Spark 2017.  Not your ordinary arts festival, Northern Spark launches with a  party 7-9 pm Saturday, June 10 at Thresher Square in Minneapolis and the festival goes all night from 8:59 pm Saturday through until Sunday at 5:29 am. 

The Minnesota Quilters Quilt Show and Conference starts Thursday in Duluth ...

The Prøve Gallery opens a show Friday called Needlework: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance ...

and Larry Turbes' show at the Zeitgeist opens this evening with an exhibit of his drawing, painting and sculpture.

  

Hello Mudda, hello Faddah
Here I am at Camp Grenada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining

I went hiking with Joe Spivey
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got Ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner

Wait a minute, it's stopped hailing Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's bettah
Muddah, Faddah kindly disregard this letter

IMDB

Richard Hansen might consider sending Jessica Chastain an invitation.

The Oscar-winning actress called for more women storytellers and filmmakers after serving as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival, and called the world's view of women through film "quite disturbing."

Duluth Public Arts Commission

It's more fun than street repair or replacing old sewer pipes ... and it's got its own funding stream.

Now there are five goals and five "next steps" outlined by the mayor, UMD's School of Fine Arts and the Duluth Public Arts Commission to cultivate the arts, engage neighborhoods, expand the audience for all kinds of arts - and git 'er done.

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