Painting

Naomi Christenson 2016

One current exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute truly celebrates multimedia art. The show is Pattern Conspiracy by Duluth based graphic designer, painter and dancer Naomi Christenson.  Her work combines large-scale paintings inspired by the intrinsic patterns in nature with a choreographed dance performance, which expanded and reiterates patterns in mood and movement.

Jerdt Runions

Last chance on some Duluth art shows: Local painter Jeredt Runions kicked off 2016 with a retrospective of sorts at the Duluth Coffee Company on Superior Street that is up for just a few more days, through the end of February. If you are not familiar with Runion's paintings, this is a great introduction to his work over the years. Listen to hear more about his roots and where he's growing.


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.

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.

Jeredt Runions

Local painter Jeredt Runions is making a big splash in 2016 with two shows in Duluth. To kick off the new year he is showing recent work in a group show for January at Pizza Luce. Runions' new work is clearly identifiable, but has a cleaner feel with a more playful and spirited take.  If you are not familiar with Runion's work, mosey up Superior Street for a show of oldies but goodies at the Duluth Coffee Company - a retrospective show of work from the past 12 years, up through February.  

Amber Burns

Today we highlight another young up and coming artist in the Twin Ports.  As I look back  in 2015, this year more than past years, I see a community of fantastic young artists who have studied and stayed in Duluth.

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

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.  

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

This week on Radio Gallery we welcome Minnesota abstract painters AJ Atwater and Elizabeth Kuth, who are hosting a one-time affordable art show of over 300 original oils, acrylics, drawings, and multimedia works. This week-long event is open 12-3pm daily. through Friday August 28th at 4701 Cooke Street in Duluth's Lakeside Neighborhood.  Don't miss this opportunity to adorn your walls with local, meaningful art.

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.

Duluth Art Institute

36 artists - unsupervised - will be roaming the outdoor landmarks of Duluth this week.  They have five days to create five masterpieces as part of the Plein Air Duluth: Paint Du Nord festival all this week at the Duluth Art Institute.  Thursday, the community gets to join in and paint with them at the Rose Garden, and then Friday is the unveiling of their work.

5/20 Radio Gallery: Nissa Ellen Wick

May 19, 2015

Minnesota native Nissa Ellen Wick joins Radio Gallery to talk about her new set of paintings inspired by nature and the cityscapes of Duluth. Her first public art show opens with a reception on June 4 from 5-7 pm at the Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery.    

Nissa Ellen Wick

Red Mug Coffee House

5/13 Radio Gallery: Cheng-Khee Chee

May 11, 2015

This week on Radio Gallery we are excited to welcome internationally celebrated watercolorist Cheng-Khee Chee. The exhibition brings together 40 watercolors created over the past 40 years, which depict Chee's experiences and influences from both Eastern and Western culture. The exhibition will run from May 12-September 20 in the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth with an opening reception on May 14 from 6-8 pm. 

Tweed Museum of Art

Winter woods and afternoon sunsets are a few of the Alaskan scenes in a new set of paintings from Bob Pokorney. His show opens this week at Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar with a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 17th from 4-6pm.

12/17 Radio Gallery: Bob Pokorney

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