Art

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.

MN State Arts Board

Have you considered applying for a grant for your next art project, event, effort or idea? On Friday April 15th, two program officers from the Minnesota State Arts Board will be at the Duluth Art Institute presenting 2 workshops.  At 12:00pm there is a general information session about their grant system along with a Q&A and 1:30-2:30pm is a special session dedicated to the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program.  These workshops are free and open to all.

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. 

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!

MakerSpace

A wealth of opportunities to take in art and to try your hand at making some too.  Anne Dugan talks about the engraving workshops this week at MakerSpace in West Duluth as well as Design: DLH series about "What is Duluth's Identity?" happening Thursday Feb. 18 at 5:30 at Gimaji: American Indian Center. Listen for more.

Duluth MakerSpace

Design:DLH

Rob Adams

Duluthian Rob Adams is opening a show of new work at the Red Herring Lounge this week, Friday, Feb 12th, 5-8pm. True conversation pieces, this exhibit includes multi-media, painting, photo collages.  Inspired by working with historian, Dr. Richard Hudelson's, Adams has created a series of site-specific work relating to historical labor struggles in the Twin Ports.

Ken Bloom

Lifelong photographer and Director of the UMD Tweed Museum of Art, Ken Bloom has spent the last few years gearing up for a show of his own work. Stashed away for years, he has brought to light an intriguing window into the past through his documentary photographs from Japan.  Opening Feb 11 at the Duluth Art Institute, “Public Domain: Photographs by Ken Bloom,” includes selected works from 3 years of shooting the streets of Japan 1976-79. Up until April 2, the exhibit opens with a reception on Thurs. February 11, from 5 – 7 pm.  Listen for more about the inspiration for his work.

Aaron Kloss

Aaron Kloss is a local painter who's work you may have seen before. He has a signature brush stroke that once you see, you will remember and recognize thereafter. With a pixelated, impressionistic style he captures the light through the trees in such a variety of ways, there is always something new in his work. Aaron Kloss paints the northwoods in acrylic on canvas and he joins us today on Radio Gallery. You can see the work of Aaron Kloss at Amity Coffee in Lakeside, on the fifth floor of St. Luke's Building 'A' and in many Duluth galleries. Listen here for his personal perspective.

Maija Jenson

The UMD Tweed Museum of Art is closed for a few months for a behind the scenes construction project.  All the art has been moved out of the museum so the space can get a heating and ventilation renovation.  The upside is that all that art, although temporarily stowed away, will come back in a new and re-invented collection of exhibits. Radio Gallery takes you on a behind the scenes tour from the museum preparator, Anneliese Verhoeven.

Joni Van Bockel

Prøve Gallery in Duluth has put on many group shows around a central theme or idea and this month is no exception. 


Ryan Lemehieu

This week's Radio Gallery's guest is showing his latest work at the The Red Herring Lounge in Duluth. A group show of local artists Ryan Lemahieu, Chris Monahan and Esther Piszczek share their art for the next few weeks.  Chris’s mono prints, Ester’s Zentangle inspired works and Ryan Lemahieu with his water colors and pen & ink drawings are on display through January 5th 2016. The Red Herring Lounge is open every evening at 208 E 1st Street in Downtown Duluth. 

The Red Herring group show

Chris Monroe

Our guest today is Duluth artist, cartoonist, and author Chris Monroe, showing new work in December at the Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery in Superior. The show is called Creatures Were Stirring and includes a variety of themes of wild animals stealing food and other creature calamity.  Monroe has a tradition of sharing new work in December and the show will likely please the fans with some moderately sized and priced works.  The opening reception for Creatures Were Stirring happens this Thursday, December 3, 5-7pm.  

Shawna Gilmore

Duluth painter Shawna Gilmore joins us to talk painting and more this week on Radio Gallery.  Her current show Mischief and Other Tales is on display at University of Wisconsin, Superior's Kruk Gallery through December 11. Gilmore shares ideas and inspirations for her fantastical illustrative work as well a teaser about her upcoming February show at the Duluth Art Institute.

Mischief and Other Tales

Angel Bomb

Art Attack 2015 kicks off this Friday in Northeast Minneapolis, a weekend extravaganza art crawl in the Northrup King Building, home to over 250 artists.  Art Attack opens this Friday at 5 pm and at noon Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event boasts some very special guests including “Resilencias, de Otra Cuba!” a contemporary Cuban art show in the 3rd Floor Gallery and Indigenous Poetry Slam Champion” Vincent Moniz, Jr. (NuEta), presenting his poetry responses to Maggie Thompson’s work, an Ojibwe textile artists and recent RISD graduate.

Sarah Brokke

This week we revisit our conversation with Sarah Brokke as she opens a spectacular body of work honoring local artists.  Brokke's new show "Portrait of an Artist," opens this week in the Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute, up through January 21, 2016 with a reception on Thursday Oct 15, 5-7pm.  Also coinciding with the show is a second gallery of works by the artists who were subjects in Brokke's show.   the opening reception is Thursday October 15, 5 - 7pm.  

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