Radio Gallery

Wednesday 4pm, Friday 7:45am

Five minutes of art, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings on KUMD. A show about people, ideas and Minnesota artists. Hear from the artist in their own words,  keep up with local arts events and discover something new about art. Made possible with funding provided by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

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Unknown Artist c. 1890

Native art is the focus of this weeks Radio Gallery.  On Friday December 9, there is a benefit art exhibit and concert event hosted by AICHO in Duluth called Standing Strong for Our Precious Water.  Also happening next week at UMD, on Tuesday Dr. Karissa White is giving a lecture at the Tweed Museum of Art offering insights in to the Native American Art exhibit she has curated from the Richard E. and Dorothy Rawlings Nelson Collection and the Tweed Museum collection.  Dr. White presents her lecture Tuesday December 13, 6:30-8:pm at the Tweed.

John Frandy

After a well attended and enthusiastic reception at the preview for the Imago Mundi: The Art of Humanity art exhibit on Tuesday, the Sami Cultural Center of North America will host another viewing of the exhibit on Sunday, December 11, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Ryan Tischer

Small Business Saturday happens this weekend, November 26 and a few local artists have  collaborated to open a pop-up shop in downtown Duluth. Northlight Gallery is at 15 N 3rd Ave West, open 11-6 Tuesday - Saturday until the end of the year.  The Gallery includes work from Ryan Tischer Landscape Photography, Sweetwater Jewelry Designs by April Witzke, Glass work from Christopher and Abby Jo Robin and The Design Chic Upcycled Clothing including hats, mittens scarves and more by Lisa Perlick.

Gina Tuzzi

What are Plys?  Skateboard decks; made from multiple thin plys of wood.  This week on Radio Gallery the show's organizer Taylor Kline of Prove Gallery explains the exciting and innovative annual art event Plys with Purpose.  Artists from Duluth and around the world participate each year to support local efforts to build a skate park for Duluth youth.  Over 30 different piece of original graphic and fine art will be up for grabs this Friday.

Maria Cristina Tavera

The Tweed Museum of Art at UMD opened a new exhibit of prints this week Un-Typing Casta, an exploration of Latinx (Latina/Latino) identity.  Minneapolis artist, curator, and activist Maria Cristina Tavera brings this show to Duluth in collaboration with UMD Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jamie Ratliff. Listen to Radio Gallery for our conversation with Tavera about the uncovering, understanding and deconstructing of stereotypes and racism of Mexican-American culture. 

Frank Palmer

Saturday November 12 is the opening reception for St1tch: Red, a quilt and textile arts show at the Red Herring Lounge.  These are not your grandmother's quilts.  The show holds its own in the art world, sharing ideas, social commentary and a passion within the ever expanding world of machine quilting, using mixed media and recycled materials.  Spearheaded by local artist Scott Lunt and Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, participating  artists include:

Grand Marias Art Colony

This week  I thought we might take a road trip up the North Shore to see what’s happening at the Grand Marais Art Colony. On Friday Oct 28 it's the the Annual Member show and on November 10 the Art Colony co-sponsors the Annual Empty Bowl fundraiser to combat hunger in Cook County. Also up through November 13th is the exhibit from the September Grand Marais Plein Air Painting Festival.  We share stories from this years judge and Minnesota plein air painter Dan Weimer.  Check out the Grand Marais Art Colony if you are up the shore, there is always something worth checking out.

The Tweed Museum of Art is hosting The Folger Library 400 year Anniversary tour of Shakespeare's First Folio this month and we all have one more week to see it on display here in Duluth.  The first folio will move  out on Wednesday October 26 but the accompanying shows will continue through the year.  

Sue Rauschenfels

This week on Radio Gallery we head downtown Duluth to share some very friendly watercolor paintings, up at the Lake Superior Bakehouse for October. The work of local artist Sue Rauschenfels brings whimsy and warmth to images of a perfect Duluth day like the farmers market, Park Point and friends in the rain.  She also has a selection at work up at The Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. Rauschenfels talks about finding inspiration and how knew she found her medium when she first tried watercolor.  

Radio Gallery: First Folio

Oct 5, 2016

Radio Gallery joins the celebration of the long awaited arrival of The First Folio of Shakespeare.  

Brent Kustermann

The Duluth Art Institute opened 3 new shows this month in the Morrison and Steffl Galleries.

There is an annual event in Duluth dedicated specifically to funding the visual arts in Duluth Public Schools "Because Visual Literacy is CORE."  Art for Ed(ucation)'s Sake is this Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm with art, music, and a big silent auction.  It all happens at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 East Superior St. in downtown Duluth.  Organizer and art teacher Chrissy Valento joins us on Radio Gallery this week to talk about the event and share the importance of art education in the lives of all people.

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

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.

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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