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

Brian Rauvola is the owner of the Duluth Photography Institute located at 405 E Superior St, Suite 140, which is between Fitgers and the Sheraton. Rauvola speaks with Radio Gallery about the DPI, and his immersion into photography as a professional field.

Radio Gallery 12-15-2010: Brian Rauvola

Host: Maija Morton Producer: Liz Pedersen

This year's Arrowhead Biennial began on November 4th, 2010 and will be featured through February 6th, 2011 at the Duluth Art Institute located at 2229 West 2nd Street. This week Radio Gallery speaks with Paula Brandel, Executive Director of the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and this year's juror for the exhibition.

Radio Gallery 12-08-2010: Paula Brandel

Ann Gumpper, a scenic designer who has done work with the Minnesota Ballet, the Duluth Playhouse, and much more is currently working in collaboration with Duluth's Teatro Zuccone on the Man of La Mancha. It will be performed at the Teatro Zuccone located at 222 E. Superior Street in downtown Duluth on December 2nd-4th from 9:00-11:00, December 16th-18th at 7:30, and December 5th, 12th, and 19th at 2:00.

Radio Gallery 12-01-2010: Ann Gumpper

Jason Rysavy, the founder of Catalyst Studios, speaks with Radio Gallery this week about his upcoming event at UMD for the Visual Lecture Series. It takes place November 30th starting at 6p.m. at Montague Hall 70.

Radio Gallery 11-24-2010: Jason Rysavy

This week marks the one year anniversary of Radio Gallery. In the past year Radio Gallery has helped contribute to the local art scene in many ways. Annie Dugan, the Duluth Art Institute's curator, shares with us the ways in which Radio Gallery has impacted the art scene in Duluth and throughout Minnesota.

Radio Gallery 11-17-2010: One Year Special

Radio Gallery speaks with visual artist Sarah Nakano about her upcoming show called "Half Awake" at SOO Visual Arts Center. The opening reception is Saturday, November 13th from 6-9pm and the show will run until January 2nd. Soo Visual Art Center is located at 2638 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN.

Radio Gallery 11-10-2010: Sarah Nakano

Elizabeth James is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth for ceramics. The current exhibition at the Duluth Art Institute features her work in a show called "Borrowed Essence." It will be on display at the Duluth Art Institute until December 5th, 2010 located at 506 W Michigan St.

Radio Gallery 11-02-2010: Elizabeth James

Erik Pearson is a St. Paul artist with Superior roots who is the artist collaborating with the Superior Business Improvement District and the Superior Council for the Arts on a project called the "Back Door Project." He speaks with Radio Gallery about his exciting project of painting murals on the back entrances of buildings in Superior on Tower Avenue such as Who's Bar.

Radio Gallery 10-27-2010: Erik Pearson

This week Radio Gallery speaks with the founder of TheDuluthScene.org Ryan Dahlberg. It is a solo project that started in mid February of 2009 that features live music videos of locally and regionally known artists that have come to Duluth.

Radio Gallery 10-20-2010: Ryan Dahlberg

Radio Gallery speaks with UMD student Whitney Saurer about her "halloween" exhibit at Washington Gallery opening this Friday called "Corpses and Copses." It will include refreshments such as apple cider to enhance the halloween theme. The opening show is from 6-9 at Washington Gallery located at 315 N. Lake Ave. Duluth, MN.

Radio Gallery 10-06-2010: Whitney Saurer

Sheila Packa, the Poet Laureate of Duluth, is a 1981 graduate of UMD. She will give her first reading as the 2010-2012 Duluth Poet Laureate on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m in the Weber Music Hall with Kathy McTavish accompanying Packa's reading on Cello.

Radio Gallery 09-29-2010: Sheila Packa

Radio Gallery speaks with Adam Rosenthal, a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth about his current exhibit called "All One's Born Days". It opened on September 21st and will be presented until September 26th. It is located in the Studio Gallery at the Tweed Museum of Art.

Radio Gallery 09-22-2010: Adam Rosenthal

This week Radio Gallery speaks with local artist Michael Tonder who is one of the artists being featured in this years "Crossing Borders." This is a free self-guided tour that allows the opportunity to visit the studios of the artists to view and purchase their artwork. Crossing Borders takes place from September 24th to October 3rd.

Radio Gallery 09-15-2010: Michael Tonder

One of the major landmarks located on the campus of the University of Minnesota is The Weisman Art Museum. It is a stainless steel building overlooking the Mississippi River. On Thursday August 23rd The Weisman is presenting a free panal discussion that will be exploring "WAM Chatter: Do local artists count?."

Radio Gallery 09-08-2010: The Weisman

This week Radio Gallery will be featuring Jessica Turtle and Andrew Swanson whose art is being exhibited starting Friday September 3rd at Washington Gallery which is located at 315 N. Lake Ave. Duluth, MN. This exhibit will include 2-D and 3-D art by Swanson and Turtle made through their collaborative efforts.

Radio Gallery 09-01-2010: Jessica Turtle and Andrew Swanson

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