Radio Gallery

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.

CF Design

Fresh from her talk "Empathy, Dependence, and Magic," our guest this week is Cheryl Fosdick of CF Design. If you missed this months "TED at Teatro," they happen the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Heidi Jensen

  UMD graduate and drawing professor Heidi Jensen speaks with Radio Gallery in advance of her UMD visit and public lecture happening Tuesday, March 24. Jensen creates delightful and insightful drawings that  hedge on the bizarre but seem uncomfortably normal. Listen as she shares more about her journey, methods, inspirations and surrealistic influences. 

Chris Monroe

  This week, Radio Gallery welcomes Duluth Public Schools Art Teacher, Chrissy Valento to talk about "Art for Ed's Sake," the annual fundraiser dinner and art auction happening March 20 at The Depot.  If you don't have a ticket, cocktail hour is open to all from 6-7pm where you have the option to bid in the art auction or "buy now." Art for Ed's Sake also includes a night of music from Big Dave and the Ripples and the Youth art exhibit on display at the Depot through March.

Ann Klefstad

  This week Duluth artist Ann Klefstad joins us to talk about "Flight," her new show at Zeitgeist with Bridget Riversmith, as well as the "The Art of Local Food" event happening this week.Klefstad shares her new work in a conversation about the courage and strength conjured up by painting with sumi ink, the black Chinese ink she uses in her latest work. This work is on display in the new show "Flight," up at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, along with the work of Bridget Riversmith.  

A new show opens at the Duluth Art institute, "Natural Contract," showcasing two Duluth artists; Ryuta Nakajima and Aya Kawaguchi, with the reception happening Thursday, February 19, 5 - 7 p.m.

Our guest on Radio Gallery is artist Ryuta Nakajima whose medium is squid and that's where we pick up in the story - listen for more about his unique medium and how it works...

Natural Contract exhibit

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