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Ryan Tischer Photography

"Take a piece of the North Shore home" is the tagline for the newest downtown art gallery Tischer Photographic Gallery.  Ryan Tischer is a local photographer whose stunning landscape photography is in a league of its own. With a full art fair schedule and time spent shooting in the wilderness of Minnesota and beyond, it is exciting that Tischer is setting up shop in downtown Duluth. 

Mn Artists

If you are a Minnesota artist you have likely heard of mnartists.org, a long running local arts project of the Walker Arts Center. Mn Artists is an online community that spills over into the gallery. With the goal for artists to reach larger and more distant audiences, the online community not only offers web space to artists to share their work and profile, but works to connect artists, to inspire collaboration and to propel local art into the regional and national scene.

Patricia Canelake & Duluth Art Institute

Words can open up new ways of seeing, changing our ideas, creating new views. How many times has the posted writing at an exhibition revealed hidden layers and meanings?

This month there is a new show at the Duluth Art Institute combining poetry and art; not meant to explain but rather to compliment, amplify or share in the experience.  Faith King is a local writer and artist who has written Ekphrastic Poetry, an imaginitive artistic response to the visual, here in response to paintings, prints and drawings of local artists and some of her own work.  

Imago Mundi/Luciano Benetton Collection

This weekend marks the official unveiling of the Sami contemporary art collection, Imago Mundi, with a full schedule of events in Italy.  The collection contains 140 art works shared through a hardcover catalogue, in a public online gallery and in future exhibitions. The Saminiature collection released this week is dedicated specifically to the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia as well as from North America.

Karin Kraemer

Longtime Twin Ports ceramic artist Karin Kraemer is celebrating the opening of a location for Duluth Pottery & Tile on Saturday, October 25.  Duluth Pottery, Superior Division has lived in the Old trade and Commerce Building in Superior along with the Spirit Room and The Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery for many years and is just settling into Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 1924 W. Superior Street.

Last month a new exhibit opened in a new and unlikely venue, the windows of the Esmond Building at 2001 W. Superior Street, the old Seaway Hotel.  

Project Lulu

Something Project Lulu knows is that creative expression is healing. Duluth-based non-profit Project Lulu "brings expressive arts opportunities to individuals and communities in need, especially those living in health crisis." Through an upcoming workshop series called "Arts Express" Project Lulu invites people who's life has been touched by cancer including survivors and caregivers to discover, connect and express through writing, dance, drawing, collage and more.  Is this you? 

Local artist Erika Mock creates whimsical and colorful wearable art that inspires a freedom of expression in collectors. Made from recycled cloth like gently-used textiles and old clothes, her pieces include shawls, scarves, sleeves and other accessories. Although Mock travels and shares her work with audiences, collectors and customers across the midwest and beyond, her textile works can add color, warmth and delight to the long cold months in Duluth.  We are lucky she has her studio right here in our backyard.

Camargo Foundation

Open to all early-career artists in Minnesota, the deadline to apply for the 2018 Jerome Foundation Fellowships is Friday, September 15, 2017.  

Chris Dunn

Check out "Duluth Noir," a new summer exhibit from local artist Chris Dunn of Rooster Tail Ink, on view at the Red Herring Lounge. Dunn has created a new body of work in his unique ink drawing style with a series evoking Duluth's urban landscape.  Dunn's work combines thick, lush lines with a quick and light hand, achieved through multiple renderings. Offering many versions of the each work rather than one final selection, sheds light on his process and perspectives.  

Matt Kania

This week you may see folks around town creating art in public with easels set up in front of vistas of ever-changing light. "Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord" returns to the Twin Ports July 9-14, 2017.  

This is a live painting festival drawing artists from near and far to enjoy time on Lake Superior, painting alone and in groups.  By Friday, the work will be ready for showing with an opening reception at Blacklist Ales in downtown Duluth.  The celebration is from 5-7 p.m. on Friday July 14, with live music and prizes awarded by the festival juror Matt Kania.  Matt is a plein air painter and he joins us on Radio Gallery.


Think Water

This week on Radio Gallery we spotlight a unique collaboration between artists and scientists and workshop open to all.  Disciplines overlap in many ways and the systems thinking brought forward by the national project Think Water is applicable to so many ares including the arts.  This week we hear from Kathy Neff of the UMD Fine Arts Academy and from Jeremy Solin of "Think Water."

At the core is the idea that change depends on thinking differently about research and education today. Held at the EPA in Duluth, The Twin Ports Systems Thinkers Workshop happens July 12-13

Anthony Adams

Radio Gallery: Play

Jun 20, 2017
Rob Atoms

The Duluth Art Institute is opening two summer exhibits on June 29, "Peripheral Vignettes" a solo show of Jonathan Thunder's paintings, and "Play" a group multi-media show about games. 

There is a new exhibit called Sinew at the Tweed Museum of Art bringing together the work of celebrated and accomplished female Native artists living and working in the Twin Cities.  The show was curated by Dyani White Hawk and includes the work of Carolyn Anderson, Julie Buffalohead, Andrea Carlson, Elizabeth Day, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, and Maggie Thompson.

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