Radio Gallery

Sarah Brokke

This week we revisit our conversation with Sarah Brokke as she opens a spectacular body of work honoring local artists.  Brokke's new show "Portrait of an Artist," opens this week in the Morrison Gallery at the Duluth Art Institute, up through January 21, 2016 with a reception on Thursday Oct 15, 5-7pm.  Also coinciding with the show is a second gallery of works by the artists who were subjects in Brokke's show.   the opening reception is Thursday October 15, 5 - 7pm.  

Lee Ross

Fall is here and along with it, the 2015 Crossing Borders Studio Tour.  From Friday September 25 through October 4, studios along the North Shore open their doors to the public.  Besides the 7 studios, there are an additional 20 or so guest artists showing their work at the different venues.  A great excuse to take in the north shore colors and pick up some new art on the way.  This week I share a conversation I had with founder and artist Lee Ross.  I have links here to the 2015 tour map and additional artists involved.  

9/9 Radio Gallery: The Soap Factory

Sep 8, 2015

This week on Radio Gallery, we are joined by Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, curator of the Soap Factory's 4th Midwest Biennial, superusted. The exhibition features work of seventeen artists from over five states across the Midwestern region. She shares with us the concept behind the show, the process of selecting artists, as well as the meaning behind her own work. The opening reception is September 12th from 7-11pm at the Soap Factory, and runs through November 8th. 

Mn State Fair

Since KUMD is "Live at the Minnesota State Fair" this Thursday, Radio Gallery chats with Jim Carter, the Fine Arts exhibit Superintendent at the 2015 MN State Fair.  Carter shares details about putting the show together and the stiff competition this year with a record number of submissions. The exhibit is a favorite of many and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation sponsored a special "First Glance" opening reception before the fair opened this year.  This exhibit is open every day 9am - 9pm through Labor Day.

Prøve Gallery

Prøve Gallery in Duluth is accepting submissions for the the upcoming group show called "Ripple Effect," celebrating the long-lasting spark that mentoring can create for artists.  October's show takes the name from a show curated by local artist and professor Sarah Brokke in 2009, with student work in the spotlight.  "Ripple Effect" opens at Prøve Gallery on Friday, October 16th. The submission deadline is September 23.

Contact Flo Matamoros regarding submissions 

This week on Radio Gallery we welcome Minnesota abstract painters AJ Atwater and Elizabeth Kuth, who are hosting a one-time affordable art show of over 300 original oils, acrylics, drawings, and multimedia works. This week-long event is open 12-3pm daily. through Friday August 28th at 4701 Cooke Street in Duluth's Lakeside Neighborhood.  Don't miss this opportunity to adorn your walls with local, meaningful art.

8/5 Radio Gallery: Elizabeth Pechacek

Aug 5, 2015

  The daughter of an artist, Elizabeth Pechacek was inspired from a young age. However, it wasn't until she took a ceramics class in college that she truly found her passion in life. 

The collective and resident artists at Franconia Sculpture Park invite you to participate and watch the dramatic and exciting Hot Metal Iron Pour event on Saturday, August 1. The arts-collective is holding mold making workshops leading up to Saturday’s event and everyone is invited to check out the park, the music and the Hot Metal Iron Pour all day on Saturday.  Radio Gallery spoke with the Director Tamsie Ringler about the event.

7/8 Radio Gallery: Tonya Borgeson

Jul 8, 2015

  Duluth ceramic artist Tonya Borgeson has once again been invited to show her work as part of the Prairie Outdoor Exhibition at the Winnipeg Folk Festival to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of festival goers.  Her installation called "The Universe Inside You" invites guests to walk an infinity path and reflect on the world as a changing place within us.  Tonya is an integral part of the ceramics community in Duluth with her community clay center; Snoodles Ceramics.

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.

 

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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.

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