Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Pack up the kids and head out to the lake! The annual outdoor Art Shanty exhibit open Saturday, January 20 and is free and open to the public for four weekends of performance and interactive delight on the ice.

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Host Annie Dugan brings to our attention a few notable events this week:

On Wednesday, 1/17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Erika Fryklepak is holding an "Asana & Art: postures and creative exploration" class at Muggymoose Massage and Thai Bodywork in downtown Duluth,

Immigrants. Working-class people who feel they have no voice. Jobs.

Labor historian Gary Kaunonen talks about the conversations then and now ... and why he thinks  history - for everyone - should be a basic human right.

Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike is published by University of Minnesota Press.

Art Shanty Projects

Art historian and host of Where's Art, Annie Dugan, takes the mic to interview Andreas Marks, the author of Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture.

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Annie Dugan counts down the best art experiences of 2017 (one you can still attend) and offers some tips for bringing art into the most mundane aspects of our everyday lives:

10) Karin Kraemer's new shop in Lincoln Park's craft district

9)  the opening of the Duluth Folk School

8) the breakthrough of local artist/pro wrestler Joe Klander

University of Minnesota Press

Our guest on this segment of MN Reads is Andrea Swensson, the author of Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, published in 2017 by the University of Minnesota Press.  The book explores the culture and music that shaped the Twin Cities' R&B scene, and the life and career of Prince.  

Ms. Swensson has long been a music journalist in the Twin Cities and hosts a radio program the Twin Cities on local music.

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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.

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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.

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