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Maria Cristina Tavera

The Tweed Museum of Art at UMD opened a new exhibit of prints this week Un-Typing Casta, an exploration of Latinx (Latina/Latino) identity.  Minneapolis artist, curator, and activist Maria Cristina Tavera brings this show to Duluth in collaboration with UMD Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Jamie Ratliff. Listen to Radio Gallery for our conversation with Tavera about the uncovering, understanding and deconstructing of stereotypes and racism of Mexican-American culture. 

Frank Palmer

Saturday November 12 is the opening reception for St1tch: Red, a quilt and textile arts show at the Red Herring Lounge.  These are not your grandmother's quilts.  The show holds its own in the art world, sharing ideas, social commentary and a passion within the ever expanding world of machine quilting, using mixed media and recycled materials.  Spearheaded by local artist Scott Lunt and Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, participating  artists include:

Sue Rauschenfels

This week on Radio Gallery we head downtown Duluth to share some very friendly watercolor paintings, up at the Lake Superior Bakehouse for October. The work of local artist Sue Rauschenfels brings whimsy and warmth to images of a perfect Duluth day like the farmers market, Park Point and friends in the rain.  She also has a selection at work up at The Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors. Rauschenfels talks about finding inspiration and how knew she found her medium when she first tried watercolor.  

Brent Kustermann

The Duluth Art Institute opened 3 new shows this month in the Morrison and Steffl Galleries.

There is an annual event in Duluth dedicated specifically to funding the visual arts in Duluth Public Schools "Because Visual Literacy is CORE."  Art for Ed(ucation)'s Sake is this Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm with art, music, and a big silent auction.  It all happens at Zeitgeist Arts, 222 East Superior St. in downtown Duluth.  Organizer and art teacher Chrissy Valento joins us on Radio Gallery this week to talk about the event and share the importance of art education in the lives of all people.

Dan Wiemer

Minnesota painter Dan Wiemer joins us this week on Radio Gallery as he prepares for a week on the North Shore at the Grand Marais Art Colony for Plein Air Grand Marais, September 9 - 16, 2016.  Wiemer is a watercolor and acrylic painter who, at this point in his career enjoys his focus on the natural world and has been involved in plein air painting for many years.  He will be the awards juror for this year's festival and is also the Colony's features artist for the month of September.

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."

Art in Bayfront Park

Aug 16, 2016
Tim Cortes

This week one of the most visited festival of the summer happens, Tall Ships Duluth.  But this timethe festival has a partner; the Annual Art in Bayfront Park bringing the work of 180 jury selected artists from Minnesota and beyond.

This Friday and Saturday, folks will be gathering in a barn in Wrenshall for the Annual Free Range Film Festival, happening every year since 2004.   Over 35 films, long and short, local and from far away will be shown in a delightfully funky barn over two days.  The films are not all shorts but there are a lot in the mix.

D. R. Martin

Local photographer Kip Prazlowicz has curated a new show, in cooperation with the Duluth Art Institute, of the street photography from Duluth native, writer and photographer D. R. Martin.  

The show includes select images from a large project from his youth with images captured 1967-1973 in Duluth.  The show is up through August 17 and offers a window into Duluth's past.  The artists and curator will be on hand at the opening reception Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7pm at the Red Herring Lounge at 208 East 1st Street in Duluth.  

 

Jeffrey T. Larson

A collection of work by the classically trained painter Jeffery T Larson has been curated from far and wide by the Tweed Museum of Art for a summer exhibition.  The exhibit Domestic Space draws from the span of his career and includes portraits and still lifes.  

Britta Kauppila

Saturday, July 9 is Duluth's Fire Festival, a community gathering at the Fire Arts Center formerly the Amory Annex at 1325 London Road.  The celebration happening 3-9pm includes blacksmithing,  ceramic raku and pit firings, glass blowing, fire dancing and more.  Meet the artists and check out the artists market for some hot hot summer fun.  This is a family friendly event that can spark the imagination creating ideas and a passion for the transformative nature of fire and the arts.

3:00 Students of the Music Resource Center kick off the festival

Patricia Canelake

Local painter Patricia Canelake has a large body of work on display this summer that is definitely worth a trip downtown. 

Her show Push & Pull at the North Shore Bank of Commerce at 131 W. Superior St. in Duluth is a vibrant selection of her large canvas paintings. Canelake, originally from the iron range, is a life-long artist who is recognized for her incredible talent and prolific work in this show up through October 7.

Patricia Canelake

Vance Gellert

 One new show up this summer at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art, Iron Country: Photographs of People and Landscapes of the Iron Range is the work of storyteller Vance Gellert. A St. Paul based photographer, Gellert began his journey north in 2013, learning about the range communities with his camera in hand.  This project shares the face of a community, the rich mining history and the people in Northern Minnesota.  His work is rich, insightful and beautiful.

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.

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