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Radio Gallery 10-31-2012 Tom Schrunk

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This fall Radio Gallery is in the field speaking with Minnesota artists in their own spaces, at shows, galleries and in their own studios. This week we hear from Tom Schrunk, a revolutionary artist working in the medium of lustrous materials.

By Maija Jenson


Radio Gallery 10-31-2012 Tom Schrunk

Produced by: Maija Jenson

Lustrous pieces are constantly changing with every angle of light and with each different position of the viewer. It can be difficult to understand this magnificent, holographic effect through a photograph alone. Schrunk primarily works in wood veneering and is one of the top five veneer artists in the United States, providing pieces for huge companies such as Steinway and Sons. He also patented the Lustrous Concrete technique, designing the paneling used on the Sears Centre Stadium and on Gander Mountain Stores. Schrunk was led into this medium by witnessing the amazing pattern created after accidentally dropping a stack of brass plates. He joins us to further explain this process that he has made into a lustrous career.

Listen all fall to hear artists from beginners to professionals in their own spaces.

Tom Schrunk

Schrunks work on video

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

With funding provided by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Produced by Maija Jenson

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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