Art

The 2018 Richard Paul Teske Sieur du Lhut Creativity Conference is happening Monday, Oct. 15, and the public is invited to attend.  With two talented creative professionals speaking on the role of creativity across cultures and disciplines, the conference serves as an annual resource for students, faculty, artists and the greater community to better connect their creativity with the work they do.

Painting by Cherie Hamilton of kids in a green V W bus,
Cherie A. Hamilton

Local artist and writer, Cherie A. Hamilton brings her latest project "Notti Pine and the Dreamtime" to the public in a show at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in downtown Duluth.  A series of paintings that illustrate her young adult novel telling the story of a young girl's spiritual journey.  Inspired by native Hawaiian tales and her own multicultural upbringing, Hamilton continues to bridge divides; past and present, young and old, black and white, art and literature.  The paintings will be accompanied by excerpts from her novel.

Gabisile Nkosi

The centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday continues with a local arts event, a talk at the Tweed Museum of Art.  Ray Allard presents "Art Against Oppression in South Africa," Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

A Minnesota artist, Allard and his wife lived in post-apartheid South Africa and bring a perspective on the arts and censorship in the complex political landscape that Mandela survived and thrived.

More information on the Mandela centenary and the arts talk at the following links:

Duluth Artist Carla Hamilton's a solo show called “Minnesota Nice” is up for one more week at Prøve Gallery, welcoming visitors to stop in during the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk on Friday, Sept. 28.

Hamilton's exhibit has brought a fresh voice inviting the audience to examine their cultural constructs and social discomfort that create and sustain disparity and inequality through collage, film and more.

The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis has a stunning solo show up for one more week, Faces of Change; Artistic Expression by Natalia Berglund.  Originally from Belarus, Berglund has produced a vibrant multi-layered exhibit of paintings and mixed-media portraiture. She joins us on Radio Gallery to share more about the iconic inspirations for her from women in fashion to Soviet propaganda.

You can see the Faces of Change at the Museum of Russian Art at 5500 Stevens Ave. South, in Minneapolis through Sunday, Sept. 23.

The Soap Factory

Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant are Minneapolis artists who created Common Room, an annual project hosted by arts incubator "The Soap Factory."  The two artists lead a series of public space, art tours. This is not about public art, but rather offer new look at how public spaces are designed to create, enhance and steer your personal experience.

Jamie Harper

"Salvaged Medium" is a stunning array of North Shore scenic paintings from Jamie Harper, on display at Pizza Luce in Duluth. His work is up through the end of August with a reception happening on Wednesday, August 1, 7-9 p.m. at Pizza Luce, located on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street in Duluth.

Harper, who lives and works in Winona Minnesota, joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about discovering the arts after college,  his path to recycled materials his connections to Duluth. 

Anne Dugan breaks down the Twin Ports Art Scene this week.

Carl Gawboy

Niiyo-wiij-anishinaabeg or four friends, a new show in The Depot Great Hall, has opened and is up through July 24.  Minnesota artists George Morrison, Joe Geshick and Carl Gawboy each took different artistic paths with their work but their journeys as leading Ojibwe artists in the 20th century brought them together. They welcome you on this journey with them, as the fourth friend.

Maija Jenson

CHOICE Unlimited has partnered with St. Louis County to share a new public art project, a beautiful Lake Superior mural.  We hear from contributing artist Cody and Maria Brown, the lead artist of the recently installed mural. With the participation of over a dozen artists, the Lake Superior shore scene was developed by committee and created one piece at a time by those involved in the ARTS program at CHOICE Unlimited.

This weekend is the Free Range Film Festival held each year at the Food Farm's Wrenshall Barn.  Films will be shown Friday night starting at 7 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

As always the festival is comprised of independent shorts and some not so short films by regional and national filmmakers. This year's schedule has 25 films ranging from 2  to 95 minutes.

Adam Swanson

This is an exciting week at the Wrenshall Barn with the Free Range Film Festival happening Friday and Saturday plus new shows from some Twin Ports favorites.

Natalija Walbridge

Last year, Duluth artist Natalija Walbridge was the award winner for fiber arts at the Park Point Art Fair and this year she returns with her original textile works from her creative endeavor, Dock 5.  She has become known for her lift bridge design messenger bag but her canvas bags also carry a variety of art and graphic designs from vintage maps to works inspired by the natrural world. 

Lance Cyril Mountain

Prøve Gallery celebrates the new collective show "Chromascope" on Friday June 15, with works of over ten local and regional artists creating a visual panorama. 

Radio Gallery: Chance

Jun 5, 2018
Kathy McTavish

There is still time to see Chance, an art experience created by local composer and media artist Kathy McTavish. Chance is a thought-provoking, experiential installation at the UMD Tweed Museum's Sax Brothers' Gallery, up through the summer. It is a self creating, coded, digital and audio installation, ever-changing through the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. To get the full affect of the work, you want to visit multiple times as no two days of the exhibit are the same.

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