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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A. Johnson

Recently returned Duluthian Alyssa Johnson is finding new audiences for her work in photography opening her second show in as many months.  Her new showcase called Once Upon an Imagination, and is aptly subtitled, "Rediscovering our youthful sense of wonder." Her show, which captures glimpses of nature through fresh eyes, opens at The Red Herring Lounge on Thursday Dec. 13 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Duluth Loves Local

The Duluth Winter Village brings merriment to the lakeshore at Glensheen this weekend.  The third annual, festive, outdoor, Christmas market is a celebration our life in the north and of the burgeoning community local makers, and purveyors in Duluth. 

Glensheen

Back in the day, the Congdon family converged on Duluth to celebrate the holidays at their favorite winter estate in the Christmas City.  The Glensheen Congdon Estate has continued to celebrate the holiday season in grand style and this year adds a family friendly addition to their holiday displays.

Jonathan Thunder

The Tweed Museum of Art is celebrating a new exhibit, years in the planning, curated by Karissa White.  "Intersections" invites the public to discover the vibrant spectrum of new and old work by Native American in Minnesota. Bringing this show together was a collaborative project, drawing from the Tweed Museum permanent collection to bring forward a generation of work from George Morrison, Carl Gawboy alongside the next generation of Frank Big Bear and Jim Denomie and young local artists like Jonathan Thunder.

Luis Fitch

The Mexican celebration Dia de Muertos is a holiday honoring  loved ones who have passed, with offerings, gatherings and prayer. The Duluth community celebrates with a Day of the Dead Exposition, an inclusive, cross-cultural event with an opening reception at Zeitgeist Arts on Nov. 5, from 5 - 7 p.m. 

Karen Owsley Nease

The power of Lake Superior is on display in the works of Karen Owsley Nease, all part of the Downtown Duluth Arts Walk happening this Friday. The Joseph Nease Gallery is showing her exhibition "Elemental Forces," a series of oil paintings focusing on water, up through Saturday, Nov. 3.

After years of creativity, connection and participation, "122 Conversations: Person to Person, Art Beyond Borders" has arrived in Duluth at the Tweed Museum of Art.  Minnesota artist Anne Labovitz has developed a beautiful cross-cultural dialogue and expanded the possibilities of understanding and peace for Duluth and our International Sister Cities around the world through this traveling exhibition.

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.

Ecklund

The week-long 2018 Plein Air Grand Marais painting festival kicks off Friday, Sept., 7.   An annual mecca for painters across Minnesota, this year touts lectures, exhibits and additional workshops open to anyone, not only competing artists. 

Stacie Renne, Janelle Miller

This weekend is the Duluth Superior Pride Festival, four days of celebrating the rich LGBT community in the Northland.  Thursday is the Duluth Mayor's reception at The Depot and Friday evening Zeitgeist hosts the DS Pride Exhibition with a reception at 7 p.m.

The Pride Exhibit includes work from 11 local artists and will be on display through September.  We spoke with local artists Janelle Turner Miller and Stacie Renee of Warrior Printress, an independent printing company in Duluth.

Cecilia Ramon

This Sunday, an experiment in art opens in the Free Range Barn in Wrenshall, Minnesota.  Successful Duluth artists Cecilia Ramon and Kathy McTavish stretch their creativity in the experimental lab that is, the Free Range Trials. McTaish is a coder, composer and multi media artist, while Ramon is a visual artist, meditation practitioner and UMD art teacher. This is an exciting pairing as these women are cutting new paths in media, mixed media and mindfulness in art.

Tommy Haines

The Haines brothers, originally from Mt. Iron, Minnesota, are bringing their documentary film, Saving Brinton, to Duluth this Thursday, August 16 for a one time showing event. 

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