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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.

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.

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