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Bob Pokorney

Local Artist Bob Pokorney has a new show of his striking paintings opening this Friday at Prove Gallery in Duluth.  In Bob Pokorney: New Large Scale Paintings, his impressionistic style and landscape imagery endure but are livelier, brighter and include human constructs.  He joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about his latest work.  This opening reception is Friday, September 16, 7 - 10pm at Prove Collective Gallery at 21 N. Lake Ave in downtown Duluth.

New Large Scale Paintings opening

Bob Pokorney

John Schuerman's Curator Talk had to be rescheduled thanks to the July storm, but folks can hear his take on the exhibit he curated, ALL THIS IS TRUE: the Art of Sue Coe and Warrington Colescott Thursday night at the Tweed Museum of Art.  (He even wrote an essay about it that you can read here.)

  This fall, we're bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards - NEMBA - were established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."

Dan Wiemer

Minnesota painter Dan Wiemer joins us this week on Radio Gallery as he prepares for a week on the North Shore at the Grand Marais Art Colony for Plein Air Grand Marais, September 9 - 16, 2016.  Wiemer is a watercolor and acrylic painter who, at this point in his career enjoys his focus on the natural world and has been involved in plein air painting for many years.  He will be the awards juror for this year's festival and is also the Colony's features artist for the month of September.

Carla Hamilton

  Annie Dugan informs us about many artistic events this week to visit.  

Three that have already opened: Ryan Fisher's photography at the Lakeside Gallery, the art of Mary Beth Downs at Zeitgeist Arts Café, and the exhibit Framing GLBT Lives in the Zeitgeist Atrium.

Two new events open this week: 

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Kate Horvath is a tiny little concentration of energy as it is.  But even after a summer of theatre camp, she says she's still -- and always -- kid-powered.

Jeffrey T. Larson

The current exhibit Domestic Space at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art is a collection of work by the classically trained painter Jeffery T. Larson.  This gathering of work and subsequent publication are the result of a curated show drawing from the span of his career with portraits and still lifes held in disparate private and public collections.  Larson says  "Some of these pieces, I haven't seen in years."

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Annie Dugan's got State Fair fever as she contemplates award-winning Duluth artists (Brent Kustermann, John Salminen and John Skarja), seed art, Art on a Stick and more.

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Amazing how little time off is needed to bring a person back, raring to go and filled with fresh enthusiasm.

It's back to school - and the theater - time for Cathy Fank of the UWS Theater Department and she can't wait to suss out the crop of new students at auditions for the first show of the season, Dr. Faustus.

Printmaker Cecilia Lieder thinks of herself as a storyteller ... but it was only recently she decided to try her hand at writing them down.  The result is "Wilderness Tales," one of this years NEMBA nominees in the Memoir category.

Tim White

This Thursday there is a concert and closing event for the summer exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute In & Out of Context, the photographs of Tim White. White’s exhibit pairs his black and white images with poems, stories and songs and contributor and local musician Gaelynn Lea is performing.   

This is final of 4 events connected to this community oriented exhibit which drew together many local talents for the original and inspiring book to the exhibit at the DAI.

©Jeffrey T. Larson

Don't be surprised if you see Annie Dugan sitting in the audience at Jeffrey T. Larson's Gallery Talk at the Tweed Museum of Art Saturday night.

She's pretty excited to hear about his upcoming art school, "the science of realism," - oh, and she's kind of captivated by that vacumn cleaner as well.

  Crystal Pelkey is the Producing Director for The Underground, and she joins us to talk about theater on the radio.  They are wrapping up this season and will soon "go dark," but in the off-season there is still a lot of work to do. Planning for future seasons is an ongoing process, usually starting more than a year in advance. The Underground, in addition to staging Duluth Playhouse productions, has to schedule outside events and shows onto its stage as well, which can be challenging.

Red Dragonfly Press

  This summer, we're bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were  established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."

Art in Bayfront Park

Aug 16, 2016
Tim Cortes

This week one of the most visited festival of the summer happens, Tall Ships Duluth.  But this timethe festival has a partner; the Annual Art in Bayfront Park bringing the work of 180 jury selected artists from Minnesota and beyond.

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