Thursday, May 19, 2011

Culturology 5-19: Women, both historical and Mad

by Travis Ryder
This time around on Culturology, we visit the Clearwater County Historical Society and their new exhibit focusing on the women who made history in the region - sometimes in quiet ways, sometimes very visibly.  Independent producer Doug MacRostie brings us the sound-rich story.

New exhibits at Duluth Art Institute cover Northwest Wisconsin-born photographer Esther Bubley, and a group of contemporary female commercial artists and advertising designers in the Twin Ports area.  They're calling the latter exhibit 'Mad Women' in reference to the hit AMC show focusing on the '60s Madison Avenue ad business.  KUMD's Maija Morton visited with one of the artists, Lisa Blade, in this piece.

Young people face a lot of stresses from their peers and society in general.  One group of young people is using drama as a vehicle to confront topics like cyber-bullying.  We visited with Brooke Wichmann, advisor of the Peacemakers' Club at Schoolcraft Learning Community.  That club is staging their original play, 'Acting Up!' this weekend at Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in downtown Bemidji.  The curtain goes up Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

We're happy to introduce a new contributor to Culturology.  Chris Quaal Vinson has a great feel for living in the northwoods.  She's the daughter of KAXE's legendary wild foods contributor, the late Gil Quaal.  On this week's program, she tells us about some of the reasons she came back to northern Minnesota.  Vinson is a columnist for the Western Itasca Review, where this commentary originally appeared.  She also maintains the blog, 'The Minnesota Farm Woman.'

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