Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Anne labovitz

Looking back at 2017, a few Minnesota exhibits stood out. Taking on global, cross cultural understanding in today's political climate, these artistic endeavors shine bright.

National Geographic photographer, collaborator and dad Per Breiehagen talks about the latest entry in the "Wish" series, their photo shoot at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge in Ely for next year's book, and why you never know when photos from the archive are going to come in handy.

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa we talk with Edye Howes, Coordinator of American Indian Education for ISD 709, and Gordon Jourdain, the Lead Teacher of the Misaabekong Ojibwe Language Immersion program at Lowell Elementary School in Duluth.

chrstphré cæmpbëll

Winter break for school kids is nearly here so this week we share a conversation about how you can help get some arts and crafts going at home. Retired school teacher Shirley Morton gives us ideas to get kids creative minds going with simple art projects and how the adults can help.  

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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.”

 

 

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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.

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