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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.

Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth is celebrating! They re-open their gallery space this week with three new shows for the summer. The opening reception is Thursday June 9,  6-8pm with artists, curators and refreshments.

Maija Jenson

Duluth Dylan Fest is a week-long party kicking off in Duluth on Sunday May 22 but at one venue, the celebration started early.  Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood, Bob Dylan: An Exhibition opened May 4 and is on display through May 30The documentary exhibit is an exciting array of one of a kind and rare Dylan memorabilia from the collection of Bill Pagel at Karpeles Manuscript Library all month long. John Bushey, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited, part of bringing this exhibit to fruition talks about the exhibit and his friend and Dylan super-fan Bill Pagel.

Jordan Sundberg

This week is the end of a year-long look at Duluth identity: the Duluth Art Institute led community conversation Design: DLH. 

This is week art and music collide in the Twin Ports with a full spectrum of arts events for The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.  Monday Night of the festival is Ancillary Arts Night and includes a photo show, a poetry showcase at Sacred Heart Music Center, and the always interesting Homegrown Music Video Festival at Zinema 2. But before the festival kicks off, one Duluth band is premiering their album length music video The Boomchucks Home Movie.

Saturday, April 23 is the Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop in Duluth, when many downtown galleries including the Duluth Art Institute, Washington Artists Co-operative Gallery and UMD School of Art & Design, open their doors for a community-wide celebration.

Tim Kaiser

This week we share our conversation with Duluth artist and performer Tim Kaiser in advance of his performance at the Body and Machine 2016: Kinetic and Interactive Art exhibit.  Musician, Sound performer, instrument builder and artist, he has two artworks in the exhibit and a new double EP on vinyl called Inferior Planets. He will be performing with Troy Rogers - also known as Robot Rickshaw, this weekend, April 16, 6-10pm in the 3rd floor Gallery.  

MN State Arts Board

Have you considered applying for a grant for your next art project, event, effort or idea? On Friday April 15th, two program officers from the Minnesota State Arts Board will be at the Duluth Art Institute presenting 2 workshops.  At 12:00pm there is a general information session about their grant system along with a Q&A and 1:30-2:30pm is a special session dedicated to the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program.  These workshops are free and open to all.

McTavish Quilting Studio

Duluth artist Karen McTavish is celebrating this Saturday with an open studio in honor of National Quilting Day.  

Longtime quilter and author, McTavish opened her quilting studio last June across from Chester Creek Cafe on 8th street in Duluth and has been creating new work and teaching others in her warehouse style space.    

Art photography is more than meets the eye.  Making art with photographs is much more than just taking pictures. Today we visit with UMD photography student Susanna Gaunt who is in the Emerging Photographers exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute. 

The 2016 Emerging Photographer exhibit, an annual collaboration between UMD and the DAI, is on display for a few more weeks - through March 31 at the Duluth Art Institute.

Emerging Photographers Exhibit

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.


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.

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