Season 5 Episode 7

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Video Summary

What is the true image of the "North American Self"? Guest curator Amber-Dawn Bear Robe takes us on a tour of Blood Memoirs, an exhibition of portraits at the Tweed Museum of Art funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Highlighting both native and non-native artists, Blood Memoirs explores how artists portray identity. Through alternative visions, depictions of history and humor, and commonalities and differences in character and culture, Blood Memoirs captures the essence of North American-ness as seen through contemporary artists.

Formed in 2010, A Band Called Truman brings together "a virtual Who's Who of the Zenith City's music history." At the core is a rock band fronted by Leon Rohrbaugh, with Tom Wilkowske on bass, Jim Pospisill on keys and drummer Kelly Lussier; augmented with the Horns of Plenty: baritone sax, trombone, and trumpets; to craft a unique and inspired sound. Join The PlayList for an in-studio session with this union of Duluth area music veterans.

Arts & culture lovers on the Iron Range know Nancy Miller as a ground breaking artist. A sculptor & mosaic artist, Nancy has her creative fingers in many different realms from public mosaic work to staging street art exhibits at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia. Her work has currency with people spanning the country. Nancy's work has a vibrant character that merges complexity and simplicity.

If you've happened to pass through the intersection of Lake Ave & Superior Street, chances are you've seen the seemingly innocuous fountain on the Northeast corner. Artist, critic, and reporter Ed Newman considers this piece of public art, why it's here, and how it came to be part of the fabric of the city.

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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