Arts

Arts and culture

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.

The story of Canada's most decorated Native soldier for bravery (and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history) is all at once an adventure story, a book about language and culture,  missing pieces of words and stories that disappeared from his "Nishnaabeg" nation for a time, and a love letter from his great-great grandson.

Maria Cristina Tavera

The Tweed Museum of Art at UMD opened a new exhibit of prints this week Un-Typing Casta, an exploration of Latinx (Latina/Latino) identity.  Minneapolis artist, curator, and activist Maria Cristina Tavera brings this show to Duluth in collaboration with UMD Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jamie Ratliff. Listen to Radio Gallery for our conversation with Tavera about the uncovering, understanding and deconstructing of stereotypes and racism of Mexican-American culture. 

Annie Dugan says the "fall back" as we return to Standard Time says we have an extra hour to enjoy art this week.

Merry Renn Vaughan/The College of St. Scholastica

Note: in celebration of National College Radio Day on KUMD,  we're pleased to welcome Northland Morning Assistant Producer Abrielle Vizenor as our interviewer for Radio Theatre this week.

In theater, the "house" is either the audience ("how does the house look? Pretty full?") or the place where the audience sits ("dim the house lights and cue curtain!").

Linda LeGarde Grover's new collection of poetry, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, is not a collection of "pretty poems."

They're there, of course, but more often the words are are a slap in the face, delivered with a muted ferocity that leaves the reader first shocked,  then speechless.  

Frank Palmer

Saturday November 12 is the opening reception for St1tch: Red, a quilt and textile arts show at the Red Herring Lounge.  These are not your grandmother's quilts.  The show holds its own in the art world, sharing ideas, social commentary and a passion within the ever expanding world of machine quilting, using mixed media and recycled materials.  Spearheaded by local artist Scott Lunt and Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, participating  artists include:

Mary Plaster

UMD's Visual Culture Lecture Series kicks off our week in art with a presentation from Rima Girnius, the Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

Then it's what Annie Dugan calls "the biggest fall art celebration in town:" Mary Plaster's All Soul's Night celebration Friday night.

It's the other part of the Halloween Freakout at The Underground: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

It's the 1975 film that attained cult classic status with its outrageous characters, unknown actors who went on to become big name stars, utterly danceable music and its evolution from a film you watch to an event, complete with audience partici................................................................................................................pation.

Eve and Gary Wallinga share their guide to the best waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore, including ratings on hike difficulty, trail quality, the length of the round trip and the experience of the waterfall itself.

Grand Marias Art Colony

This week  I thought we might take a road trip up the North Shore to see what’s happening at the Grand Marais Art Colony. On Friday Oct 28 it's the the Annual Member show and on November 10 the Art Colony co-sponsors the Annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to combat hunger in Cook County. Also up through November 13th is the exhibit from the September Grand Marais Plein Air Painting Festival.  We share stories from this years judge and Minnesota plein air painter Dan Weimer.  Check out the Grand Marais Art Colony if you are up the shore, there is always something worth checking out.

©Lisa Johnson

The Duluth Art Institute's Make Your Mark event at Duluth Timber Company was not only rich in ambiance ... held in the warehouse of the antique reclaimed wood business, it was one of the best-smelling fund raisers in recent memory.

Crimson Clear Productions

Actor/director Alec Schroeder talks the Underground's rotation of two cult classics over the next two weeks: Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Tweed Museum of Art is hosting The Folger Library 400 year Anniversary tour of Shakespeare's First Folio this month and we all have one more week to see it on display here in Duluth.  The first folio will move  out on Wednesday October 26 but the accompanying shows will continue through the year.  

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