Duluth Art Institute

Free Range Film Festival

"All you have to do is turn your easel."

The 36 artists taking part in last week's Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord festival discovered they didn't need to pack up and move to new locations when they wanted to paint a new scene; all they had to do is adjust their view a little. 

Annie Dugan has some festival highlights and is ready to go with a new festival: The 11th Annual Free Range Film Festival this weekend in her big old barn.

7/1 Radio Gallery: Carolyn Halliday

Jun 30, 2015

Our guest this week is Carolyn Halliday, who implements nontraditional materials and recycled objects, including the gut, into woven sculptural tapestries to create anthropological perceptions. "Poetics of Evolution" is open to the public until July 9 at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery. She will also be conducting an artist talk at the gallery on July 9 at 5:30 to discuss these innovative sculptures. 

Duluth Art Institute

Annie Dugan is in the hot seat herself this week, as we continue our Art Week theme with some questions about the art of being a curator at the Duluth Art Institute.

The photography of Kip Praslowicz

Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute talks about events near and far, including the Duluth Art Institute's "The City As a Work of Art" bus tour on Wednesday, the exhibit of Kip Praslowicz photography at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, and Kathy McTavish's Mill City Requiem for Solo Instrument and Distance at the Mill City Museum as part of the Northern Spark event in Minneapolis.  

The Duluth Art Institute welcomes a trio of exhibits with an opening on Thursday of this week:  Poetics of Evolution by Carolyn Halliday,  Cody Paulson's Port City Supply Co. and Found Horizons by Karen Owsley Nease.

5/6 Radio Gallery: Cody Paulson

May 5, 2015

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Cody Paulson, a minimalist photographer and graphic designer. Focusing on the history of Duluth, Paulson captures the remnants of human interaction with the environment, and believes that every object tells a story if you know how to listen. The show, Port City Supply Co., is up now through June 4 in the Corridor Gallery of the Duluth Art Institute. The reception is May 14 from 5-7pm. 

Port City Supply Co. exhibit

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.

Annie Dugan issues an assignment to listeners: to read Linda Grover's "The Dance Boots" by the end of the month so you can take part in the Duluth Public Library/Duluth Art Institute's One Book, One Community events, including a book discussion and an exhibit of the pow-wow photographs of Ivy Vainio.  Annie Dugan is the curator of the Duluth Art Institute and she has the details:

A new show opens at the Duluth Art institute, "Natural Contract," showcasing two Duluth artists; Ryuta Nakajima and Aya Kawaguchi, with the reception happening Thursday, February 19, 5 - 7 p.m.

Our guest on Radio Gallery is artist Ryuta Nakajima whose medium is squid and that's where we pick up in the story - listen for more about his unique medium and how it works...

Natural Contract exhibit

Radio Gallery spotlights the "Emerging Photographers" exhibit, opening Thursday January, 22 at the Duluth Art Institute. Our guest is this year's curator, professional photographer, Ryan Tischer.

1/21 Radio Gallery: Ryan Tischer

by: Areca Roe

This week we hear from Diane Mullin, the juror of the 60th Annual Arrowhead Biennial opening at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday, November 13, from 5-7pm.

11/12 Radio Gallery: Diane Mullin

Open now at the Duluth Art Institute is a retrospective of a prolific Duluth Artist, Earl Austin. The opening reception happens Thurs. Sept. 11 plus there is a sale Sept 20, likely your last chance to own your very own Earl Austin Painting.

9/10 Radio Gallery: Earl Austin

This week former Duluthian Emily Lyman joins Radio Gallery to talk about her first solo show up at The Duluth Art Institute through August.

5/7 Radio Gallery: Emily Lyman

Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy joins Radio Gallery this week to talk about his current exhibition "Broken Threads" up at the Duluth Art Institute through January 27.

01/15 Radio Gallery: Scott Murphy

Also happening on the 27th is his artist talk, sharing more about his current work. Scott Murphy is often working on commissions, painting murals and installations. This year he carved out time to make art for art sake. On the program he shares how this show gave him space to explore internal dialogues and new ideas in his work.

Just one month left to see "Any Day," the photographs of today's Radio Gallery guest, Kip Praslowicz. Listen to hear about the show and his process on this weeks Radio Gallery.

1/1 Radio Gallery: Kip Praslowicz

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