Radio Gallery

Jill Emmer

If you would rather go to an art show than go ice fishing, here is a great way to get outdoors and pretend. The Annual Art Shanty Project is in full swing on White Bear Lake; virtual circus of interactive and performance art pieces disguised as ice houses.

MakerSpace

A wealth of opportunities to take in art and to try your hand at making some too.  Anne Dugan talks about the engraving workshops this week at MakerSpace in West Duluth as well as Design: DLH series about "What is Duluth's Identity?" happening Thursday Feb. 18 at 5:30 at Gimaji: American Indian Center. Listen for more.

Duluth MakerSpace

Design:DLH

Ken Bloom

Lifelong photographer and Director of the UMD Tweed Museum of Art, Ken Bloom has spent the last few years gearing up for a show of his own work. Stashed away for years, he has brought to light an intriguing window into the past through his documentary photographs from Japan.  Opening Feb 11 at the Duluth Art Institute, “Public Domain: Photographs by Ken Bloom,” includes selected works from 3 years of shooting the streets of Japan 1976-79. Up until April 2, the exhibit opens with a reception on Thurs. February 11, from 5 – 7 pm.  Listen for more about the inspiration for his work.

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.

The Guerrilla Gilrs

Do women have to be naked to get into the Met...Museum? That is the question raised by the Guerrilla Girls. This week the activist, feminist performance collective the Guerrilla Girls are in Duluth celebrating 30 years of agitation! There is a art/propaganda making workshop at the Duluth Art Institute on Thursday evening kicking off a 3 day extravaganza in town.  A Friday gallery hop and a free show Saturday at 11 am at the UMD Weber Music Hall.  Listen for more about these interesting visitors.

Joni Van Bockel

Prøve Gallery in Duluth has put on many group shows around a central theme or idea and this month is no exception. 


Alex Colorito

As students at UMD prepare for winter break, one art Digital Art and Photography student has hung his senior show Metaphysical at the Tweed Museum of Art for the last week of classes.  The photography of Alex Colorito is on display for this week only and he joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about his work and his process.  His interest in photography and cinematography developed from skateboarding and action shots but has grown into a love of film and his 120, medium-format camera. 


Chris Monroe

Our guest today is Duluth artist, cartoonist, and author Chris Monroe, showing new work in December at the Red Mug Coffee House and Gallery in Superior. The show is called Creatures Were Stirring and includes a variety of themes of wild animals stealing food and other creature calamity.  Monroe has a tradition of sharing new work in December and the show will likely please the fans with some moderately sized and priced works.  The opening reception for Creatures Were Stirring happens this Thursday, December 3, 5-7pm.  

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

This week a very special holiday celebration opens; It's the 4th Annual Pepperkakerbyen (Gingerbread City) at Norway Hall in downtown Duluth. Every year many kids and volunteers coordinate the building of gingerbread houses, bridges, boats and more to create a snow and icing covered miniature city.  Stop by to check out the festive creations and have some hot cider and gingerbread cookies.  Started by the Son's of Norway, the tradition of a community pepperkakerbyen, holiday display, it harkens back to Scandinavian traditions surrounding the season.

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.  

Lee Ross

Fall is here and along with it, the 2015 Crossing Borders Studio Tour.  From Friday September 25 through October 4, studios along the North Shore open their doors to the public.  Besides the 7 studios, there are an additional 20 or so guest artists showing their work at the different venues.  A great excuse to take in the north shore colors and pick up some new art on the way.  This week I share a conversation I had with founder and artist Lee Ross.  I have links here to the 2015 tour map and additional artists involved.  

9/9 Radio Gallery: The Soap Factory

Sep 8, 2015

This week on Radio Gallery, we are joined by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, curator of the Soap Factory's 4th Midwest Biennial, superusted. The exhibition features work of seventeen artists from over five states across the Midwestern region. She shares with us the concept behind the show, the process of selecting artists, as well as the meaning behind her own work. The opening reception is September 12th from 7-11pm at the Soap Factory, and runs through November 8th. 

Mn State Fair

Since KUMD is "Live at the Minnesota State Fair" this Thursday, Radio Gallery chats with Jim Carter, the Fine Arts exhibit Superintendent at the 2015 MN State Fair.  Carter shares details about putting the show together and the stiff competition this year with a record number of submissions. The exhibit is a favorite of many and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation sponsored a special "First Glance" opening reception before the fair opened this year.  This exhibit is open every day 9am - 9pm through Labor Day.

Prøve Gallery

Prøve Gallery in Duluth is accepting submissions for the the upcoming group show called "Ripple Effect," celebrating the long-lasting spark that mentoring can create for artists.  October's show takes the name from a show curated by local artist and professor Sarah Brokke in 2009, with student work in the spotlight.  "Ripple Effect" opens at Prøve Gallery on Friday, October 16th. The submission deadline is September 23.

Contact Flo Matamoros regarding submissions 

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