Radio Gallery

Wednesday 4pm, Friday 7:45am

Five minutes of art, Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings on KUMD. A show about people, ideas and Minnesota artists. Hear from the artist in their own words,  keep up with local arts events and discover something new about art. Radio Gallery on KUMD is made possible by The Duluth GrillAmpers and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Painting of Lake Superior and Park Point from west Duluth
Bob Pokorney

Today, host of Radio Gallery, Maija Jenson, signs off. The generosity of Duluth artists and educators, curators and organizers have made the program what is was, a spotlight on the creative ideas and local art across media.  Since 2009, Radio Gallery has shared our interviews with students, emerging artists, professors, life-long makers and world famous artists. The artistic talent and opportunity in Duluth is enviable and only continues to grow. 

Impressionistic Painting of four sisters, lots of deep red and light purple, quite abstract
Sue Rauschenfels

Local painter Sue Rauschenfels has been busy creating new work in acrylic, and mixed media and has opened her latest exhibit at Pizza Luce, up through then end of June.  With selections from multiple projects, the show includes her large scale "Trees" as well as pieces from the "Sisterhood" series and more.  Rauschenfels also has work up at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors and is looking forward to her August show at the Whole Foods Coop - Denfeld.

Black and White Image by Ken Bloom Japanese documentary photo series, Elderly Policeman with hands on hips,
Ken Bloom

This week, Director of the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD Ken Bloom retires. His dedication to local art, a growing Native American art collection and increased community programming will leave a lasting impression on the Tweed. But this is not the end, but rather new beginnings.  Bloom has shared that he is returning to his first passion, photography, and will possibly return as a guest curator. 

Russ White

"Another Fine Mess" drawings and installations by Russ White opens for one weekend only, Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis. 

Director Amber McGinnis

The annual Duluth Superior Film Festival, in its ninth year, is happening now,

Allen Killian-Moore

You may know local moving picture artist Allen Killian-Moore from his local film series the "Saltless Sea Cinema." If you are new to the work of Killian-Moore, wait no more.  His show "I Am What's Wrong With the World" Is at the Duluth Art Institute May 23 - August 11, 2019.  The films which delve in to ideas of power, disenfranchisement, both globally and personally, are all Killian-Moore's footage with original scores.  His films are real, abstract, fine art and true life

Duluth Dylan Fest kicks off Saturday May 18, with the opening of the William Pagel Archives Bob Dylan Exhibit at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, with the reception happening the following Saturday, May 25 in conjunction with the John Bushey Memorial Lecture by David Gaines.  The annual festival celebrates the legacy and music of Bob Dylan with a full week of events May 18-26 in Duluth, with art, poetry, a Dylan birthday party and of course nightly of music events.

Rob Adams

Mixed media, painter, cartoonist and collage artist Rob Adams has a retrospective show up through May 24, at CF Design, before he ships out. 

Radio Gallery: Beads

Apr 24, 2019

A deeply Minnesotan exhibit called Beads opens this week at The Nordic Center in Duluth.  Beads brings together beadwork pieces from northern peoples, "specifically the Norwegian Hardanger tradition and the Anishinaabe traditional and contemporary beadwork here in Minnesota,” according to the Nordic Center.

Karin Kraemer

The Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop began 29 years ago in honor of the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. Everyone is invited to celebrate with earth-friendly and earth-honoring art, on Saturday April 20, from 10am-5pm in Duluth.

Carla Rodriguez

"Honestly tho...,"an exhibition about the revolutionary nature of vulnerability," opens this Friday, April 12 at Prøve Gallery in Duluth. This is a collective show, celebrating the power of intimacy, pleasure and physical body autonomy. 

Scott Lunt

Duluth artist and musician, Scott Lunt celebrates his first solo quilt show, "Quilts are Magic," opening on Thursday, April 4 at the Kruk Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Superior.  His quilting is both a passion and an obsession, as both quilters and artists are compelled by their creativity.  

Elmer L. Andersen Library CLA archive

On Friday, March 29, a new exhibit opens at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, "Calling to Question: 150 Years of Liberal Arts Education at the University of Minnesota," part of a year-long celebration, "Shattering Expectations." The exhibit, created by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, College of Liberal Arts in conjunction with the University Libraries, was culled from the archives to bring forward the rich heritage and personal stories from this 150 year legacy.

Sirpa Särkijärvi

The Joseph Nease Gallery welcomes a Finnish painter to Duluth this week. Opening on Friday, March 22 is Transcription by Sirpa Särkijärvi.  Her active and fluid style brings her large scale figurative paintings to life.  Driven by human connections to nature and the complexities of the human experience in this stressful modern world, her insights carry great expression.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is an important resource for artists but also for educators, festival organizers and more.  Applying for an arts grant can support tradiational arts, community education opportunities and even putting on a community, music or arts festival.  We share our conversation with Executive Director, Sue Gens.

Approaching deadlines include the 2020 Artist Initiative Grant for Literary Arts and Performing Arts: Friday, April 26, 2019 and for Visual Arts: Friday, June 28, 2019

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