Season 5 Episode 4

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Video Summary

Matt Kania injects personal perspective and spontaneity in his art work. His philosophy of experiencing place, as opposed to recreating objective reality, personalizes each piece. Matt's focus on the Duluth area brings his viewers into the world he sees along the banks of the North Shore. Limiting his process to a few hours on location, Matt's art captures the city's dynamic variety from the Glensheen Mansion to the William A. Irvin ore carrier.

Ryan Vine's reading of "Rule One" from his upcoming Rule Book presents a powerful picture of an everyday and often overlooked experience. An assistant professor of English and the Rose Warner Professor at the College of St. Scholastica, Ryan has been recognized for his work, including nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize.

Artistic Director and Executive Director at a community theater are both demanding jobs. Christine Seitz takes both in stride with an enthusiastic smile. In this interview, Christine touches on the upcoming season at the Duluth Playhouse, including a presentation of Les Misérables; and the 100th anniversary of one of the oldest community theaters in the country. Christine shares her journey through the theater ranks, and advice for the next generation of actors at the dawning of the Playhouse's centennial season.

Sophie Turk's voice adds to the harmony of Brian Ring to form Lion or Gazelle. Sophie shares the history of the group and gives insight into the creative process behind one of Duluth's up and coming musical acts. Hear an in-studio session and share in the experience with Sophie and Lion or Gazelle.

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Click here for more information or visit the Minnesota Legacy website.

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