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Radio Gallery 02-17-10: Ta-Coumba Aiken

Heart Menders, 2006
Heart Menders, 2006

We speak with Ta-Coumba Aiken, a member of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program. Aiken's work is be on display at the ''Foot in the Door'' exhibition, which is a free exhibition that premieres on Thursday, February 18th, and will wrap on June 13th, 2010.


Radio Gallery 02-17-10: Ta-Coumba Aiken

Hosted by Maija Morton.

Although Aiken has had exhibitions at the MAEP before (including "Call and Response"), he considers it an honor to be a part of the "Foot in the Door" show with so many other great Minnesota artists. Aiken came to Minneapolis in 1970, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Since then, he has been teaching, being a part of exhibitions, and painting murals on skyways, parking ramps, and buildings. He is also on the MAEP Artists Panel. Hear Aiken tell some of the stories behind his artwork, as well as describe his vision for ''Foot in the Door.''

Aiken's bio
View some of Aiken's murals
MAEP Artists Panel
Foot in the Door

Radio Gallery airs Wednesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 7:45am and is brought to you by:

The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The Duluth Public Arts Commission

Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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