Radio Gallery 10-31-2012 Tom Schrunk

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. 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.

With funding provided by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund