Oil Painting

Radio Gallery: In Situ

Sep 19, 2017
Lee Englund

Artists work in many spaces and places, and one new exhibit goes to show you just such a space. 

Last year the Tweed held an incredible exhibit of paintings by Jeffrey T. Larson and this week marks a year of students attending the new Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art in Observation Hill founded by Larson.  A classically trained painter, Larson and his son Brock renovated the Old St. Peter's Church at 810 W. 3rd Street in Duluth into a fine arts academy; and along with their current students, are putting together their first public show. 

Jeffrey T. Larson

The current exhibit Domestic Space at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art is a collection of work by the classically trained painter Jeffery T. Larson.  This gathering of work and subsequent publication are the result of a curated show drawing from the span of his career with portraits and still lifes held in disparate private and public collections.  Larson says  "Some of these pieces, I haven't seen in years."

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.

Melissa Weisser talks with Radio Gallery about her oil painting. A member at the Washington Studio Artists Cooperative, Weisser is showing her work this month at Beaners Central in West Duluth.

Radio Gallery 6-9-10 Melissa Weisser

Weisser shares with Radio Gallery her path as an artist in portrait painting, working with designers and studying the arts. Her show is up through the end of the month.