Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Corner

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) serves a seven county are in the northwest region of the Gopher State. The NWMAC Corner features and highlights the services and support given to regional artists by the NWMAC.

Awarding arts grants, providing arts services, coordinating arts advocacy, and generally promoting appreciation and participation in the arts – all are goals of the Council. The NWMAC Corner highlights and features those important elements of cultural life in northwest Minnesota.


137 Pieces

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Caption: Candace Osborn of Ada, MN with her award-winning giraffe!
Artist Candace Osborn of Ada, MN has created an award winning sculpture that's long on the neck. Find out more!

  • Added: Sep 22, 2020
  • Length: 12:23
Caption: Dennis Kinkead - "Landing Crow"
Retired as a U.S. Customs agent, Soo Line Railroad boiler-man and farmer, Dennis Kinkead (Kin-cade) of Hallock/Lake Bronson, Minnesota has develope...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2020
  • Length: 09:13
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Jordynn Jonsrud of Goodridge, MN is a freshman at Concordia College of Moorhead, MN - and while she loves to sing, performing in the Concordia Choi...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 04:31
Caption: Rob Burkel - "NW Minnesota Artist of the Year!"
Rob Burkel of Thief River Falls, MN is the 2020 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council's (NWMAC) "Artist of the Year." His long-time work within the the...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 16:46
Caption: Wood Carver Joe Wavra of Red Lake Falls MN
Red Lake Falls, MN wood carver Joe Wavra recently won the NW Minnesota Arts Council's "Northwest Star Award for his decade-plus work in wood carvin...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 15:16
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Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council, has details on this year's NWMAC Art Exhibit in Warren, MN!

  • Added: Aug 20, 2020
  • Length: 10:51
Caption: Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN
Bruce Piersol of Red Lake Falls MN - retired music director at Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls - has been honored by the Northwest Minnesot...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:39
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Alicia Spilde of Warren, MN is part of community effort to establish a new military veteran's memorial at the Marshall County Courthouse in Warren....

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 08:59
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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has announced their Award of the Year winners - to include a 5-thousand dollar cash award and the 4th Annual F...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 06:25
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Kelly Thygeson, a native of Plummer, MN and long-Time Thief River Falls, MN resident. Kelly owns “Tonnabells” in Thief River Falls - a small busine...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: The New Gilbertson Field Archway in Roseau, MN
With the help of a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, Tracey Wensloff and Sue Suess of Roseau, MN spearheaded a project to build a ba...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 28:36
Caption: Janet Johnson of the Roseau MN Area
Artist and teacher Janet Johnson of the Roseau, MN area talks about her pottery work, handling the challenges of COVID, an artist shop in downtown ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 15:41
Caption: Karen Engevik of Black Horse Pottery - Roseau MN
Karen Engevik of Roseau, MN is a small business owner who loves art and horses, she incorporated her love of equine and pottery to build a successf...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 10:13
Caption: Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada, Minnesota
Ada, Minnesota resident Elizabeth Rockstad, long-time art teacher, has reinvented herself as an artist and teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic. H...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 11:14
Caption: Anthony Diaz of Crookston, MN
Crookston, MN native Anthony Diaz loves his guitar. He loves his guitar. Find out why.......

  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 11:43
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Red Lake Falls, MN native Alex Conwell is a gifted musician. And at the young age of 23 he's on the cusp of becoming a well-known and successful v...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 11:15
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Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Executive Director Mara Hanel shares insights as to how the COVID19 pandemic is impacting the arts and artists in ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 06:59
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Renee Jensen, Music and Choir Director at Stephen-Argyle (MN) school talks about the adjustments, challenges and results of teaching music on the i...

  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:58
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Richard Tuttle, Band Director for the Ada-Borup (MN) school is adapting his skills for student "distance learning" - a serious challenge when teach...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 06:03
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Debbie Aune, art instructor at Greenbush-Middle River School in NW Minnesota discusses the challenges and rewards of teaching art on-line during th...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 09:36