Art Week

KUMD Art Week

KUMD is the Official radio station of the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair and we’re celebrating with artist interviews every morning at 8am, June 18–22. The celebration leads up to the Park Point Art Fair on June 23 & 24.

Art Week on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Painter, photographer and multi-media artist Erin Welch talks about leaps of faith, cribbage at the cabin and taking her show on the road.

Dan Neff/Facebook

Glass artist Dan Neff talks about his new space, the live glassblowing demonstrations he'll be featuring, and why ... wait for it ... transparency is so important when it comes to glass art!

Bailey Builds: Reclaimed Wood Art

Former furniture maker Anna Bailey is just like the rest of us.

Becker Art Glass/ Facebook

Doug Becker loves creating things from blown glass.

And there's no ego here; he's anxious to share the experience with anyone who wants to learn.  That prompted this post to his Facebook page:

Doug has the patience of a saint! 12 women on a mystery trip stop to make roses!

©Ryan Tischer

Photographer Ryan Tischer talks about his process, the opening of his gallery last fall and where the "magic" happens.

©Dana Mattice

Artist, cartoonist and filmmaker Jonathan Thunder talks about art/Native art, artists/Native artists ... and arriving at a place where he most concerned with pleasing - or amusing - himself.

Midnight Oil Studio and Workshop

2-D artist and screen printer Jonathan Metzger on why no one ever brags they do better screen printing in their basement, and why art offers important training in analytical thinking.

Atelier & Stone

Jewelry artist Louise Payjack-Guillou on the line between creativity and commercial success, and the definitive answer to the question: "I tried on this ring and it's stuck; how do I get if off?!"

Ray Shelerud

Ceramicist Ray Shelerud on the "grand passion" of his life ... and where people really are when they call in sick from work. (Hint: check the area clay studios.)

Greg Michaels

Metal sculptor Greg Michaels on his former career as an illustrator, the welder he bought "to work on the car," and the green jewel that is Duluth.

Anna Bailey

"Man, this smells amazing!"  ~ most people, upon entering wood artist Anna Bailey's booth

Wood artist Anna Bailey on home, family and the tools you find and learn to use along the way.

Over 120 artists from the region and beyond are set to display their work at the 46th annual Park Point Art Fair on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Artists are gathering from all over the region and beyond underneath the Beach House to display their creative work that spans across media from photography to woodwork.

© Mary Reichert

  We wrap up Art Week on KUMD this week with a conversation with Mary Reichert, a felt artisan and owner of Otlak Felt Studio.  Her interest in the art of felting wool fibers to create rugs and clothing (a different technique than knitted or crocheted wool) has taken her around the world, including three months in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to study the techniques used there. 

Art Week on Northland Morning is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural heritage Fund.

©Peter Ross

Peter Ross is a UMD Biology grad,  a largely self-taught artist,  and a man who loves the patterns he finds in nature.

He's also really looking forward to retirement when he can devote himself to painting full time.

©Chris Monroe

Chris Monroe is wearing a lot of hats these days.  Author, illustrator, artist, cartoonist, playwright ...

But she's about to step into the scary spotlight of the Park Point Art Fair for the first time, and she doesn't know if her reception will be closer to the fan who gushed, "It's that cartoonist that's in the Star Tribune!" or more like the Duluth news anchor who once commented about her work in a local publication: "Apparently a second grader is doing their art now."

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