Art Matters

Do the arts matter? Tune in to Art Matters every Wednesday night at 7pm and find out! Art Matters showcases the local arts community, including current events and arts-related discussions. Art Matters is the longest-running arts talk show in the Twin Cities.

If you have any comments or ideas for program topics, send information to Art Matters c/o KFAI or e-mail Marya Morstad at: mgm@bitstream.net

Recent Playlists

7/30/2014 Art Matters

A feature on the 21st annual MN Fringe Festival, with guests Jeff Larson, Executive Director, Playwright/Producer Sharif Abu-Hamdeh (“Habibi”); Choregrapher Dan Schuchart (“Connected” and “Duetted” with Monica Rodero) and Writer/Performer Maria Vorhis and Director Kaitlyn Busbee (“Are You there, George?”). For info on these productions, and many more (169 total shows), go to: www.fringefestival.org

7/23/2014 Art Matters

An interview with Paige Dansinger about her new downtown Minneapolis art gallery, Gallery Paige, with a focus on feminism and digital art; and re-broadcast of an interview with Fionn Meade, who is the Organizing Curator for “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” which opens at the Walker Art Center on Thursday, July 24th. For all related events, go to walkerart.org.

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6/25/2014 Art Matters

Guest Host Lydia Howell interviews Filmmaker Brenda Bell Brown and DP Marcos Ismael Juarez-Gosselin on the making of her film “Sing Blues, Thank You.”

6/18/2014 Art Matters

An interview with Patrick Scully about his work “Leaves of Grass Uncut” — a collage of dance, theater, video and poetry celebrating Walt Whitman, radical artist of the 1800s; and with painter Kerry Jean Pennings, about her show “Mythic Ancestors” at the Vine Arts Center.

6/11/2014 Art Matters

Northern Spark, the all-night arts festival which aims to transform our sense of what is possible in public space. Interviews with Associate Director Sarah Peters, and a sampling of Northern Spark artists and their projects: Photographer/Projectionist Bill Cottman (beyond the LOOP), Installation Artist/Insect Wrangler Kate Casanova (Hotel Hotel) and Choreographer Ananya Chatterjea (Blue Dream Journeys). For more in-depth information on these projects, and much more: www.northernspark.org

6/4/2014 Art Matters

Repeat Broadcast: “Art + Bees”

5/28/2014 Art Matters

An interview with Fionn Meade, the Walker Art Center’s new Senior Curator of Cross-Disciplinary Platforms (www.fionnmeade.com); also, John Beuche, Bedlam Theatre’s Chief Artistic Officer, highlights Bedlam Lowertown’s Grand Opening this Saturday, May 31st (www.bedlamtheatre.org).