Radio Gallery

7/1 Radio Gallery: Carolyn Halliday

Jun 30, 2015

Our guest this week is Carolyn Halliday, who implements nontraditional materials and recycled objects, including the gut, into woven sculptural tapestries to create anthropological perceptions. "Poetics of Evolution" is open to the public until July 9 at the Duluth Art Institute's John Steffl Gallery. She will also be conducting an artist talk at the gallery on July 9 at 5:30 to discuss these innovative sculptures. 

Duluth Art Institute

 A continuation of last week, UMD professors Elizabeth James and Jim Klueg join us to discuss the current ceramics exhibit at the Tweed Museum of Art. As an overview of the Tweed and Bemidji State collections as well as contributions from other local artists including James and Klueg, this exhibit offers a wide array of styles and processes from artists with regional, national, and international acclaim. Resurfaced and Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics runs through August 1, 2015 at the UMD Tweed Museum of Art. 

Liz James

Liz James and Jim Klueg are two UMD professors who helped curate of the current ceramics exhibit up at the UMD Tweed Museum.  Other ceramicists involved in creating the show include Dorian Beaulieu, Bob Husby, and Richard Gruchalla.  The exhibit has an unparalleled array of international, American and Minnesota artists from a wide spectrum of style and processes. If you have not had a chance to see it, this summer is your last chance to see this extensive collection of Minnesota ceramic art; We share out conversations about the show and the planning process of Resurfaced

 This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Northern Expressions Arts Collective, a local non-profit dedicated to enriching our local neighborhoods and serving the community, all through art. With different programs and events, there is something for everyone. Listen for more details about how this organization is making a difference right here in Duluth.

 

Northern Expressions Arts Collective

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This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Marc Gartman, a local musician and film artist who created "Closer Than That", a film that gives an intimate look at local Duluth band Low. As part of the Duluth Superior Film Festival, this documentary follows the band as they traveled around the world back in 2000 with their recent album Secret Name.

5/27 Radio Gallery: Tweevenings

May 26, 2015

John (Butch) Holden joins Radio Gallery this week to share his passion for ceramics. Holden, a Professor of Visual Arts at Bemidji State University and Jim Grittner, Professor Emeritus of Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin Superior will be at the Tweed Museum of Art on June 2 at 6:30 pm as part of the Tweevening series to discuss glazing techniques from the Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics exhibition going on now. Listen as Holden describes the processes and science behind the creation of these stunning surfaces.

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

5/6 Radio Gallery: Cody Paulson

May 5, 2015

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Cody Paulson, a minimalist photographer and graphic designer. Focusing on the history of Duluth, Paulson captures the remnants of human interaction with the environment, and believes that every object tells a story if you know how to listen. The show, Port City Supply Co., is up now through June 4 in the Corridor Gallery of the Duluth Art Institute. The reception is May 14 from 5-7pm. 

Port City Supply Co. exhibit

(Cue soap opera music here) The last time we checked in with Lori Kempton and Vicki Main of Twin Ports Stage, they had to cut the call short - they were in the middle of a meeting about trying to secure the Dunbar Building in downtown Superior for a multi-use arts facility (theatre, gallery, music venue, bar and cafe).  Join us now as we welcome Lori and Vicki for an update on that project, their radio soap opera and more!

Karen Owsley Nease

Today Radio Gallery shares the work of local painter Karen Owsley Nease opening a new show at the Duluth Art Institute called "Found Horizons."   This body of work is clean and uncomplicated at first glance but upon investigation reveals depth and complexities beyond your expectations.  You can hear more from the artist at her gallery talk happening the day the show opens, Thursday April 30 at 5:30 p.m. or  at the joint reception on May 14, 5-7 p.m.  But we are happy to share some inside perspective about the paintings of Karen Owsley Nease this week on Radio Gallery.

4/22 Radio Gallery: Christopher Atkins

Apr 21, 2015

With Open Studio and the Student Exhibition celebration just around the corner, Radio Gallery welcomes Christopher Atkins, the coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sam Michaels a designer at Studio on Fire.  They serving as jurors together selecting the works and awards for the UMD Student Exhibition at the Tweed Museum. They both spoke at UMD on Tuesday April 21, as part of the Visual Culture Lecture Series.

Visual Culture Lecture Series

4/15 Radio Gallery: Student Exhibition

Apr 13, 2015
Molly Streiff

It's that time of year again for the Annual Student Exhibition at UMD's Tweed Museum of Art. We are joined by Molly Streiff, an art student at UMD who is a part of the show. The opening reception is April 25th from 4-6pm in the Tweed Museum and will be on display until April 30th.  Also on April 25th, the Fine Arts department is hosting Open Studio giving the community a chance to see where and how the magic is made and participate in art making activities. Enjoy demos, food, music, and student artwork as well. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes details about this exciting event.

by Dave Lynas

This week on Radio Gallery we gear up for Empty Bowl, an annual fundraiser and awareness campaign to fight hunger in our community and around the world. Local artists donate their work  to benefit the Northern Lakes Food Bank. In exchange for a cash donation, you are invited to a simple meal of soup and to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Duluth’s empty Bowl event benefits the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. The preview event Sea of Bowls is Monday night at 5pm; Empty Bowl happens all day Tuesday, April 14, 2015  starting at 10 am.

Dorian Beaulieu

This week on Radio Gallery we are joined by Dorian Beaulieu, the speaker at this week’s “Tweevenings.” This year the lively speaker series at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art, has revolved around their year long Ceramics exhibit.  “Resurfaced, Reformed: Evolution in Studio Ceramics” was locally curated, includes many local artists and honors the legacy and long roots of ceramic arts in Minnesota. This Tuesday Lake Superior College Professor and Ceramic Artist Dorian Beaulieu will be speaking at the Tweed at 6:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.

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