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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Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth is celebrating! They re-open their gallery space this week with three new shows for the summer. The opening reception is Thursday June 9,  6-8pm with artists, curators and refreshments.

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival  is happening, June 1-5 and admission free!  The annual festival celebrates local productions and is bringing more than 20 films to screens in Duluth and Cook, MN over the next 5 days.  This year's festival includes Minnesota premiers of Hollywood films, an opening night film & party at Clyde Iron Works, plus concerts, discussions and director Q&As.  Festival headquarters is at Zeitgeist Arts on Superior Street in downtown Duluth.

Jack Norton

 

Maija Jenson

Duluth Dylan Fest is a week-long party kicking off in Duluth on Sunday May 22 but at one venue, the celebration started early.  Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood, Bob Dylan: An Exhibition opened May 4 and is on display through May 30The documentary exhibit is an exciting array of one of a kind and rare Dylan memorabilia from the collection of Bill Pagel at Karpeles Manuscript Library all month long. John Bushey, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited, part of bringing this exhibit to fruition talks about the exhibit and his friend and Dylan super-fan Bill Pagel.

Jordan Sundberg

This week is the end of a year-long look at Duluth identity: the Duluth Art Institute led community conversation Design: DLH. 

Brian Barber 2011

This week Radio Gallery spotlights the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival, of course. Ancillary Arts Night has come and gone but don't worry, you have not missed out.  The annual photo show is on display all week at the Red Herring Lounge and the Homegrown Music Video Festival has two encore showings:  Tuesday, 5/3 at 7pm at Zinema 2 and wrapping up the festival is a free showing at the Red Herring on Sunday 5/8 at noon.   

This is week art and music collide in the Twin Ports with a full spectrum of arts events for The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.  Monday Night of the festival is Ancillary Arts Night and includes a photo show, a poetry showcase at Sacred Heart Music Center, and the always interesting Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema 2. But before the festival kicks off, one Duluth band is premiering their album length music video The Boomchucks Home Movie.

Saturday, April 23 is the Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop in Duluth, when many downtown galleries including the Duluth Art Institute, Washington Artists Co-operative Gallery and UMD School of Art & Design, open their doors for a community-wide celebration.

Tim Kaiser

This week we share our conversation with Duluth artist and performer Tim Kaiser in advance of his performance at the Body and Machine 2016: Kinetic and Interactive Art exhibit.  Musician, Sound performer, instrument builder and artist, he has two artworks in the exhibit and a new double EP on vinyl called Inferior Planets. He will be performing with Troy Rogers - also known as Robot Rickshaw, this weekend, April 16, 6-10pm in the 3rd floor Gallery.  

Tim Kaiser

talk about his work in a new Midwestern, juried exhibition called Body and Machine 2016: Kinetic and Interactive Art, opening Saturday, April 2 in Minneapolis. The Northrup King Building in Northeast Minneapolis hosts the exhibition and 3 performances in the 3rd floor Gallery, including the opening reception happening Saturday April 2, 7-11pm. 

Elizabeth James

UMD professor of Ceramics Liz James has a solo show up through April 1 at the Kruk Gallery at UW Superior. “Clayscapes” is a beautiful show of installation and tabletop works created from friendly collections of wheel thrown objects. The theme of the pieces alludes to our intimate connection to our surroundings, through cityscape and landscape sculptures. Tactile and thoughtful, this show invites you to see, really see the world around you. Listen to Radio Gallery for more from Professor James.

McTavish Quilting Studio

Duluth artist Karen McTavish is celebrating this Saturday with an open studio in honor of National Quilting Day.  

Longtime quilter and author, McTavish opened her quilting studio last June across from Chester Creek Cafe on 8th street in Duluth and has been creating new work and teaching others in her warehouse style space.    

Art photography is more than meets the eye.  Making art with photographs is much more than just taking pictures. Today we visit with UMD photography student Susanna Gaunt who is in the Emerging Photographers exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute. 

The 2016 Emerging Photographer exhibit, an annual collaboration between UMD and the DAI, is on display for a few more weeks - through March 31 at the Duluth Art Institute.

Emerging Photographers Exhibit

Yarn Harbor

You may have heard of Yarnboming, a guerrilla art-form that includes dressing up the outside world with colorful knitted or crocheted pieces like signs with skirts or trees with sweaters.  This was the inspiration for the upcoming "Warm up the City" event put on by Yarn Harbor in Duluth.  At noon on Sunday March 13, knitters and other caring folks will spread across the city to spread the warmth of cozy knitted items - hanging hats, scarves and mittens outdoors for the taking - Each item’s tag reads: “I am not lost! I need a good home!

Jerdt Runions

Last chance on some Duluth art shows: Local painter Jeredt Runions kicked off 2016 with a retrospective of sorts at the Duluth Coffee Company on Superior Street that is up for just a few more days, through the end of February. If you are not familiar with Runion's paintings, this is a great introduction to his work over the years. Listen to hear more about his roots and where he's growing.


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