Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Send me adrift./Flickr

Just this morning on Radio Gallery, North House Folk School Director Greg Wright said, "This world somehow makes us think we need permission to do things. 

Insights can come from unexpected places.

After a career in academia, publishing and lecturing on fairy tales, Jack Zipes hardly expected his 3,000-picture postcard collection to yield new insights.

But it did: over five pounds worth.

North House Folk School

Do you know you can take an educational vacation on the North Shore?  North House Folk School offers single and multi-session classes in everything from boat building to felt making with a seasonal catalogue of traditional arts that will get you creating, building and thinking with your hands. 

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Greg Wright of the North House Folk School joins us on Radio Gallery to share their journey as an education destination on the “edge of forever.”

 

 

Andy S./St. Louis River Alliance/Facebook

Our week of art begins with the Seasons of the St. Louis River Photo Contest at Barker's Island a chance to celebrate the beauty of the St. Louis River and the tireless cleanup efforts that make it possible.

Minnesota Ballet

Robert Gardener started his life in dance as a mouse.

A mouse in the perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker, that is.

Then, as so many dancers do, he moved up in the ranks of the cast as he gained experience and skill.

After 25 years in Duluth, over 30 years of dancing Tchaikovsky's lush score and three different productions of Allen Field's choreography, Gardner is the artistic director and ballet master of the Minnesota Ballet.

"That's the point of any kind of travel, really. That it's transformational.  You become part of the world in a way that you weren't before."

~ Thomas Shevory

Radio Gallery: Chance

Dec 6, 2017
Kathy McTavish

If you have not experienced Chance, you might want to take a trip or two or three to the UMD Tweed Museum of Art.  Local composer and media artist Kathy McTavish has created a thought-provoking, experiential installation at the UMD Tweed Museum's Sax Brothers' Gallery. Chance is a self creating, coded, digital and audio installation, ever-changing through the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. To get the full affect of the work, you can visit multiple times as no two days of the exhibit are the same and it is on display for an entire year.

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Paul LaJeunesse/Duluth Art Institute

The week kicks off with an artist talk;  Paul LaJeunesse offers insights about his exhibit Laurentian, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 - 7 pm at the DAI Morrison Gallery.

On this Thanksgiving Day, Sioux (Oglala Lakota) chef Sean Sherman is being treated by his family.

zeitgeistarts.com

Karin Kraemer who recently celebrated the opening of her new Lincoln Park location is showing her work at Zeitgeist Arts Café alongside colleague and tile maker Pat Joyelle. Kraemer paints in the Majolica tradition making for colorful and vibrant paintings and patterns often inspired by the natural world. The two have collaborated on the Duluth Grill Coffee mugs and Joyelle brings her painting to life on colorful tiles as well.

Don O'Brien [via Flickr]

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we talk with Richard Smith, an elder of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, who talks about his experiences serving in the United States Navy in World War II, and his service in the U.S. Army following that. 

Ryan Tischer Photography

"Take a piece of the North Shore home" is the tagline for the newest downtown art gallery Tischer Photographic Gallery.  Ryan Tischer is a local photographer whose stunning landscape photography is in a league of its own. With a full art fair schedule and time spent shooting in the wilderness of Minnesota and beyond, it is exciting that Tischer is setting up shop in downtown Duluth. 

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