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2/4 Radio Gallery: Ta-Coumba Aiken

A leader in community engagement, murals and public arts, St. Paul painter Ta-Coumba Aiken is our guest on Radio Gallery this week.


2/4 Radio Gallery: Ta-Coumba Aiken

Ta-Coumba Aiken shares his journey into the arts, from his first childhood art show to his trials and successes as a full-time artist. In honor of Black History Month, Radio Gallery recognizes Aiken as valuable force in the Twin Cities. A leader in community arts, Aiken creates opportunities for us all to feel connected, to see our landscape anew and to remind us of that public art helps us see our interwoven lives.
His work includes a lifetime of painting and public works like: the 2013 World Record Largest Lite-Bright image, beloved murals in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and he his involvement and shows with the Minnesota Artist's Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Listen to his story on Radio Gallery and check out his work.

Ta-Coumba Aiken

Aiken's World Record breaking Lite-Bright Mural

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

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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