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Radio Gallery 07-13-2011: John Beltman


John Beltman joins Radio Gallery to talk about the art and tradition of woodwork and boatbuilding in celebration of the 2011 Duluth Music & Maritime Festival. The festival takes place July 15th-18th with live music entertainment, food, fun, and the historic tall ships.

By Liz Pedersen and Maija Morton


Radio Gallery 07-13-2011: John Beltman

On July 15th-18th Duluth's waterfront will be celebrating the 2011 Duluth Music & Maritime Festival which is a 3 day celebration with music, tall ships, and Sail-A-Ways. This week on Radio Gallery John Beltman, a master woodworker, shares the tradition of woodworking and the process of boatbuilding. Beltman has been trained as a boatbuilder and has previously built wood canvas canoes. He currently teaches classes at the North House Folk School that focuses on traditional methods and creativity. The message Beltman provides for Radio Gallery and his students is that anyone can learn how to build a boat with the right training. The Duluth Music & Maritime Festival celebrates this tradition of woodwork and boat building with entertainment, food, and fun for all.

Duluth Music & Maritime Festival

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

WIth funding provided by
Ampers and 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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