photography

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. 

©Barb Kellogg. Used with permission.

"They say 'thank you' a lot," says photographer Barb Kellogg.

The creator of the If You Only Knew art exhibit (formerly titled What Mental Illness Feels Like: Images and Stories) on display at Zeitgeist through May 14, says her project of interviews and conceptual photography began after the loss of a friend to depression and suicide.

City Nature Challenge
MN Sea Grant

Get engaged in scientific discovery!

Today on the Sea Grant Files, Marte Kitson, Environmental Literacy Extension Educator for Minnesota Sea Grant, tells us how we can get involved.  

"The goal of the City Nature Challenge is to add as many photos of wild, living things to the Twin Ports City Nature Challenge project on iNaturalist as possible."  Twin Ports City Nature ChallengeMN Sea Grant

Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC along with consulting curator Philip Brookman have produced a retrospective exhibit spotlighting the early works of Minnesota’s most famous photographer, Gordon Parks.

“Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950” is on display through Feb, 18, 2019 in Washington DC and is set to travel to other states over the next year.

Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912 but after his mother’s death in 1926 he was sent to live with family in Minnesota to finish his schooling in Saint Paul.

Radio Gallery: Wild

Jan 30, 2019

The Duluth Folk School is hosting their first art show reception this Friday! Local painter Alexa Carson and photographer Riah Beth have teamed up for a Wild exhibit about our environment, nature and  inhabitants of the Northwoods.  Carson 's paintings of wild animals are both beautiful and painterly yet are realistic glimpses in to the lives of animals. She  joins us on Radio Gallery to talk about bringing her works or art to life.

Joe Polecheck

Joe Polecheck Photography will be hosting his first Duluth pop-up show at Hoops Brewing this weekend.  Holiday pop-ups are a great way to connect with local artists and at this is one you can enjoy beer and shopping together.  Other makers, including Superior Blooms, Gnarly Pepper and Heart Petals, will also be on hand on Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon- 5 p.m.

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.

©AICHO Galleries

Photography gives people the chance to share the images and stories they see in their minds' eye with others.

So the upcoming exhibit, Through Our Eyes at AICHO Galleries at the end of this month not only gives a glimpse into the minds of Duluth's Native youth through their photographs and writings, it illuminates what in their culture is speaking to this next generation.

The former curator of the Duluth Art Institute, Annie Dugan, and photographer John Heino sit in for a wide-ranging conversation with journalist/photographer Wing Young Huie.

His new book, an exploration of identity and culture, is informed by his growing up in Duluth.

Sue Brown Chapin

The Thin Veil - Art Show and Reading opens tonight at Zeitgeist, exploring the thin veil between this world and others ...

Ryan Tischer's A Retrospective of Southwestern Photographs is up through the beginning of next week ...

And Michelle Weglers Alaska exhibition opens at the Lakeside Gallery Saturday. 

©Ryan Tischer

Photographer Ryan Tischer talks about his process, the opening of his gallery last fall and where the "magic" happens.

Dana Fritz

The photographs of Professor Dana Fritz in the current Duluth Art Institute Exhibition "Terraria Gigantica: World Under Glass," peer into the complicated world of artificial environments. It is also the name of her recent book. From Biosphere 2, built in the '90s (yes, it still exists) to the worlds largest desert at the Henry Doorly Zoo, her images reflect both the incongruity and the educational and research benefits of these "human-created" natural worlds.  

Ryan Tischer Photography

"Take a piece of the North Shore home" is the tagline for the newest downtown art gallery Tischer Photographic Gallery.  Ryan Tischer is a local photographer whose stunning landscape photography is in a league of its own. With a full art fair schedule and time spent shooting in the wilderness of Minnesota and beyond, it is exciting that Tischer is setting up shop in downtown Duluth. 

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