Maija Jenson

Program Director

Program Director Maija Jenson invites you to share your programming comments or to get involved at the station. KUMD thrives on your involvement, through member support, volunteer efforts and community participation.  Maija joined the KUMD team in 2008.  She is the host of the weekly arts program "Radio Gallery" and is one of the many staff, student and volunteer djs that make KUMD your community connection. She brings a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 15 years of public radio experience from KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.   Maija was raised in northern Minnesota by activist artist hippies with no TV but lots of public radio including the CBC, MPR and KAXE.  Besides music, radio, teaching and art, Maija enjoys an active life in the great outdoors with her family.    

Ways to Connect

We speak with Ta-Coumba Aiken, a member of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program. Aiken's work is be on display at the ''Foot in the Door'' exhibition, which is a free exhibition that premieres on Thursday, February 18th, and will wrap on June 13th, 2010.

Radio Gallery 02-17-10: Ta-Coumba Aiken

Hosted by Maija Morton.

Foot in the Door 4

Tammy Sopinski has been the associate for Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for four years. In her recent interview with Radio Gallery, Sopinski told us that she has been anticipating the ''Foot in the Door'' exhibition since she started there.

Radio Gallery 02-10-10: Tammy Sopinski Perlman

Hosted by Maija Morton

James Grittner will be talking with Radio Gallery about his long time career in ceramics, as well as his experience in teaching many of Duluth's local artists. He will also be telling us a little bit about "Clay Country: Snout of the Wolf," an exhibition which goes from Febuary 8th to April 30.

Radio Gallery 02-03-10: James Grittner

Hosted by Maija Morton

Kara Daly Conry is a local oil painter and Duluth Art Institute board member who will be joining us to talk about her work in The DAI Annual Membership Exhibition, which began on January 20th and ends on March 14th.

Radio Gallery 01-27-10: Kara Daly Conry

Hosted by Maija Morton

Hear Terry Millikan talk about her painting, and her current exhibition at the Adeline Inc. Hair Design Studio, which began on January 14th, and will last until March 14th.

Radio Gallery 01-20-10: Terry Millikan

Hosted by Maija Morton

Listen as Chuck Hues, a vital visual artist to the festival music scene, talks about his work.

Radio Gallery 01-13-10: Chuck Hues

Hosted by Maija Morton

We hear from this Professor of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, whose exhibition, "Scrap," was on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts until January 24, 2010.

Radio Gallery 12-2-09: Michael Kareken

Hosted by Maija Morton

Host Maija Morton shares her top 5 Minnesota exhibitions, which wrapped up in January. Plus information on Minnesota's largest art exhibition, the Foot in the Door 4, which happens every 10 years and is open to all Minnesota artists.

Radio Gallery 12-30-09: Best Shows Up

Hosted by Maija Morton

Tim Byrns is a professional Biologist and woodworker. "Biomorphic: The Woodworking artistry of Tim Byrns" was Tim Byrns' recent show at the Duluth Art Institute, which wrapped on February 28th, 2010.

Radio Gallery 12-23-09: Tim Byrns

Hosted by Maija Morton

Sasha Kolosnjaj, UMD art instructor and graduate student of Fine Arts and Graphic Design, tells us about his recent exhibition at Tweed, "Reality a Dialogue."

Radio Gallery 12-16-09: Sasha Kolosnjaj

Hosted by Maija Morton

Listen to our interview with Pat Lenz, an artist and board member of the North End Arts Council. Her work was displayed in the "Off the Wall" exhibit at the North End Arts Gallery in Superior, which wrapped on December 24th.

Radio Gallery 12-9-09: Patricia Lenz

Hosted by Maija Morton

Jim Klueg, a professor in UMD's Art and Design Department, shared his thoughts about his work in ceramics on Radio Gallery on November 25th, 2009. His pieces were a part of the UMD Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at The Tweed Museum of Art in the Sax Gallery, which wrapped January 10, 2010.

Radio Gallery 11-25-09: Jim Klueg

Hosted by Maija Morton

Jim Klueg portfolio

This University of Minnesota alumni and print maker was the featured artist on Radio Gallery on 11/18. His recent exhibit "Victory" was shown August 20 - November 8 2009 at the Duluth Art Institute's Morrison Gallery in the Depot.

Radio Gallery 11-18-09: Aaron McLeod

Hosted by Maija Morton

View more images from Aaron at kumd.org/radiogallery Aaron McLeod on mnartists.org

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