Art

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.  

Flo Matamoros

This week we speak with Flo Matamoros, an artist and a member of the Prøve Gallery collective.  This month, Prøve Gallery celebrates acquiring non-profit status and a new group show called "Ripple Effect." The show's theme was inspired by the work of Sarah Brokke's and creates a connection with her new exhibit and Flo's work up soon at the Duluth Art Institute.   The show at Prøve Gallery opens on Friday October 16th with a reception from 7-11pm.

Karin Kraemer

A host of artists from Duluth to Grand Portage will be participating in the 2015 Crossing Borders Studio Tour, opening their working studios to the public through Sunday October 4. Our guest this week is Duluth-based potter Karin Kraemer from her studio "Duluth Pottery - Superior Division." Kraemer is a guest artist in the Crossing Borders Studio Tour at Two Harbors area Blue Skies Glassworks, the studio of Jodi and Michael Tonder, Cooter Pottery, Betsy Bowen Studio and many more are welcoming visitors all weekend celebrating the Crossing Borders Studio Tour on the north shore of Lake Super

Lee Ross

Fall is here and along with it, the 2015 Crossing Borders Studio Tour.  From Friday September 25 through October 4, studios along the North Shore open their doors to the public.  Besides the 7 studios, there are an additional 20 or so guest artists showing their work at the different venues.  A great excuse to take in the north shore colors and pick up some new art on the way.  This week I share a conversation I had with founder and artist Lee Ross.  I have links here to the 2015 tour map and additional artists involved.  

Sarah Brokke

Sarah Brokke joins Radio Gallery this week to talk about her new show at the Duluth Art Institute, "Portrait of an Artist," on display October 15 through January 21.  Along side a second gallery of works by the artists featured in Brokke's show, the opening reception is Thursday October 15, 5 - 7pm.  

Portrait of an Artist exhibit info

Sarah Brokke

Mn State Fair

Since KUMD is "Live at the Minnesota State Fair" this Thursday, Radio Gallery chats with Jim Carter, the Fine Arts exhibit Superintendent at the 2015 MN State Fair.  Carter shares details about putting the show together and the stiff competition this year with a record number of submissions. The exhibit is a favorite of many and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation sponsored a special "First Glance" opening reception before the fair opened this year.  This exhibit is open every day 9am - 9pm through Labor Day.

Prøve Gallery

Prøve Gallery in Duluth is accepting submissions for the the upcoming group show called "Ripple Effect," celebrating the long-lasting spark that mentoring can create for artists.  October's show takes the name from a show curated by local artist and professor Sarah Brokke in 2009, with student work in the spotlight.  "Ripple Effect" opens at Prøve Gallery on Friday, October 16th. The submission deadline is September 23.

Contact Flo Matamoros regarding submissions 

Cheng-Khee Chee

Radio Gallery revisits it's time with Cheng-Khee Chee, a leader in water-medium who's work is on display at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art in "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee - Paintings 1974 to 2014."  This retrospective show was curated by Peter Spooner which also includes a 72 page published catalog.  The Tweed hosts Spooner for a gallery talk on Sunday August 23, from 2 to 4 pm and a closing reception on September 17, 6-8 p.m.  Check out his work and the Tweed's schedule of exhibit events here:

The speaker on Bioneers this episode is John Densmore, the legendary drummer of the Doors turned activist, sharing his vision and ideas about change through the arts and creative exploration.  Also you'll find interviews with the artists and a special performance of Jim Morrison's poem, "American Prayer."  Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is airing all summer on KUMD.

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