Art

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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Karen Owsley Nease

Today Radio Gallery shares the work of local painter Karen Owsley Nease opening a new show at the Duluth Art Institute called "Found Horizons."   This body of work is clean and uncomplicated at first glance but upon investigation reveals depth and complexities beyond your expectations.  You can hear more from the artist at her gallery talk happening the day the show opens, Thursday April 30 at 5:30 p.m. or  at the joint reception on May 14, 5-7 p.m.  But we are happy to share some inside perspective about the paintings of Karen Owsley Nease this week on Radio Gallery.

4/15 Radio Gallery: Student Exhibition

Apr 13, 2015
Molly Streiff

It's that time of year again for the Annual Student Exhibition at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. We are joined by Molly Streiff, an art student at UMD who is a part of the show. The opening reception is April 25th from 4-6pm in the Tweed Museum and will be on display until April 30th.  Also on April 25th, the Fine Arts department is hosting Open Studio giving the community a chance to see where and how the magic is made and participate in art making activities. Enjoy demos, food, music, and student artwork as well. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes details about this exciting event.

Dorian Beaulieu

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Dorian Beaulieu, the speaker at this week’s “Tweevenings.” This year the lively speaker series at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art, has revolved around their year long Ceramics exhibit.  “Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics” was locally curated, includes many local artists and honors the legacy and long roots of ceramic arts in Minnesota. This Tuesday Lake Superior College Professor and Ceramic Artist Dorian Beaulieu will be speaking at the Tweed at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

Sarah Brokke
Lisa Johnson

Artist Sarah Brokke joined us to talk about turning 35, and how it became the genesis of  her Gratitude Project: a series of portraits of local artists who inspired her.

Connection, inspiration, being human and other gifts from the process - Sarah Brokke explains.

CF Design

Fresh from her talk "Empathy, Dependence, and Magic," our guest this week is Cheryl Fosdick of CF Design. If you missed this months "TED at Teatro," they happen the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Heidi Jensen

  UMD graduate and drawing professor Heidi Jensen speaks with Radio Gallery in advance of her UMD visit and public lecture happening Tuesday, March 24. Jensen creates delightful and insightful drawings that  hedge on the bizarre but seem uncomfortably normal. Listen as she shares more about her journey, methods, inspirations and surrealistic influences. 

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