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Radio Gallery: WTF!

Mar 7, 2017
Stacie Renné

What The ...Feminist! is a new exhibit opening this Wednesday in Duluth in honor of International Women's Day, an annual worldwide celebration of women and their contributions.

Tweed Museum educator Bill Shipley joins us again this week for Where's Art. He mentions several events happening this week and next, including:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30-8:00 PM, the Book Club with Ann Klefstad at the Tezla Library at the Tweed will discuss the essay “Shining Hours, Forgiving Rhyme” from Air Guitar by Dave Hickey.

The Underground

Director Jeff Maddison on Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore: the fans, the music, and why a little judicious editing never hurt anyone.

Your chances of  having an artful conversation this Saturday just got better.  Radio Gallery returns with the DAI Art Film Series, Saturday mornings at 10 at Zinema 2 and this weekends film, Pollock.  The life story of American painter Jackson Pollock is brought to life by Ed Harris in the 2000 release of Pollock. Joining us to talk about the film is host of the post screening discussion and College of St. Scholastica ​Film Studies Professor, Dr. Natahn Carroll. 

Still to come in the art film series:

Courtesy Tweed Museum of Art

Studio 3 West has issued a call for submissions for the WTF! exhibit ...

Karin Kramer is moving her studio and store from Superior to West Duluth ...

Writing a counting book for kids - how hard could it be?

Phyllis Root, though, had other ideas.  By the time she was done, she'd completed a down-counting book with each different habitat in Minnesota represented ... and with each verb used only once.

Phyllis Root's new book, One North Star, is illustrated by Betsy Bowen and artist/biologist Beckie Prange.

Andy Miller

Folks who shock easily might want to steer clear of Renegade Theater Company's regional premier of Hand to God.

But those who don't mind questionable and quirky could find the show right up their alley.  And it includes a role the director says is being singled out as one of the newest and most difficult for an actor to play.

Frida Kahlo

Although the consumption of art is a personal experience, talking about it with others really adds the flavor.  This spring the DAI Art Film Series returns to Zinema 2 with post film discussions in collaboration with the Duluth Art Institute and art professionals from the region. 

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Bill sends some shout-outs this morning:  to Gerhard Richter on the occasion of his 85th birthday this month and to Ed Newman of Ennyman fame, a local writer and reporter on art.

Crimson Clear Productions/The Duluth Playhouse

Don't be surprised if there's a rush line crowd outside the Depot this weekend, trying to get into the last performances of Green Day's American Idiot.

The Underground's artistic director, Robert Lee, says a deep connection to the music on 2009's concept album - and the stage show that followed - has people who wanted to be in, work on and now see the show coming out in droves.

Author (and UMD professor) Tom Isbell wraps up his young adult Prey trilogy with The Release.  He talks about his inspirations (The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, the Holocaust) and about the question: how big is our circle of concern?

Paul LaJeunesse

St. Scholastica art professor and painter Paul LaJeunesse has a big project ahead.  He has been selected as the first Artist-in-Residence in a new, Lincoln Park Craft District residency program for March through June, 2017. With the exciting revitalization of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, this upcoming public art project will be fun to see unfold. 

Courtesy Tweed Museum of Art

Fans of Where's Art? with Annie Dugan join us in welcoming not only Ellis Sinclair Dugan to the world (last Friday) but artist, retired teacher and tireless volunteer Bill Shipley to Where's Art?

©Jessica Michna

Tony Tracy says, if you want to be considered an expert in something, you have to know it at least "three questions deep."

Jessica Michna, an actress from Wisconsin acclaimed  for her portrayals of historic women, returns to the Douglas County Historical Society for two performances as Mary Todd Lincoln this weekend. 

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